There’s a good reason why the slogan “Everything Racing” is a registered trademark of CV Products and that’s because our North Carolina-based operation is consistently striving to produce and present the best technology possible to those immersed in the auto racing industry.
After nearly a quarter of a century in business, our service-oriented company continues to develop parts and equipment with both the performance and motor sports industry in mind. With locations in Thomasville, N.C., and Mooresville — about 50 miles to the southwest — CV Products is a privately owned and operated company started in the late 1980s by former stock car driver Clyde Vickers (hence the CV name).
Vickers raced cars in the late 1970s and early 1980s, during which time he often toyed with the notion of starting up a high performance auto racing parts manufacturing company. His thinking was that maybe there was a market out there for quality parts for NASCAR engines. In 1988, Clyde and his wife, Ramona, started buying up racing parts and then selling them to drivers and mechanics.
They operated out of a small 1,200-square-foot building in Highpoint, N.C. with one employee on the payroll. Their son, Brian — later to become a noted NASCAR racer — often rode his bike around the office. But the fledgling operation quickly gained a reputation for dependable service with an emphasis on customer satisfaction.
Today, we’re headquartered in a modern 35,000-square-foot office and warehouse distribution facility in Thomasville, along with a retail store and secondary warehouse in Mooresville. We also operate several smaller businesses with distribution throughout the world for parts covering many facets of the race engine, including a variety of chassis components. Our head-count has also increased, from three in 1988 to around 160 today, with job titles encompassing engineers, manufacturing specialists, marketers, management and accountants.
Vickers’ business began manufacturing racing parts in the late 1990s in order to have control over the quality of the racing parts he was putting out there. His company acquired Xceldyne Engineering out of California, moving operations to North Carolina and changing the name to Xceldyne Technology. Xceldyne and X2 currently manufacture titanium and steel engine valves as well as valvetrain solutions for the motorsports industry.
Other brands operated by CV Products include CV4, a powersports industry brand featuring cooling and thermal management products, billet accessories, valvetrain and other engine and performance components for motorcycle and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The company also manages the Spin and XTS brands in addition to Advanced Motorsports Coatings (AMC).
Our acquisition of Hutch/BSR assets set the stage for CV Products to enter the sportscar market, offering support to racers involved in NASCAR, Grand Am, ALMS and GNCC. We currently distribute more than 600 product lines worldwide, catering to stock car and open-wheel racing, drag racing, off-road, kart and junior dragsters, hot rod, motorcycles and ATV racers.
Products include valves, chassis, engine parts, racing gear, as well as discounted new, used and dated parts that are now available through the company’s new CV Xchange parts warehouse in Thomasville.