Moroso Performance Products is one of the worlds most respected suppliers of automotive equipment for racing and street performance applications. Moroso manufactures over 4000 products, from oil pans and oiling systems, to ignition wire, ignition components, valve covers, fuel system equipment, air cleaners, hard-core racing tools, chassis and suspension equipment and numerous other performance parts. The company has an impressive list of customers, ranging from grass-roots racers to top level NASCAR® and NHRA/IHRA race teams.
The Connecticut based manufacturing operation is home to Moroso Performance Products and Competition Engineering – The Chassis People. The company also owns Moroso Wire Technologies, a state-of-the-art ignition wire manufacturing facility in Philadelphia, PA.
Moroso was started in 1968 by Dick Moroso, one of the most successful modified production drag racers on record. Dick left his racing career to design, test and manufacture specialized products aimed exclusively at racer’s needs. The performance world quickly recognized that Moroso products were a cut above the others because they were designed and built for racers – by a racer!
Dick Moroso was responsible for many innovations in the high performance industry. He was instrumental in nurturing the warehouse distribution (WD) network, which became an integral step in supplying the growing number of speed shops appearing in every corner of the country. In addition, Moroso pioneered many racing products including deep-sump oil pans, electric water pumps, tall valve covers, lightweight front drag tires, racing vacuum pumps, and others.
In November 1998, while the company was celebrating its 30th anniversary, Dick Moroso lost a year-long battle with cancer, leaving the Moroso tradition of innovation, quality and integrity in the capable hands of his son Rick, who in 1997 was named president of Moroso Performance Products.
The Moroso heritage also continues with our constantly updated manufacturing and quality control systems. Computers with the latest CAD/CAM software have replaced the drafting tables and the Moroso plant is filled with sophisticated CNC machinery, including turret punch presses, turning centers and lathes. The combination of highly skilled craftsmen and highly accurate machinery guarantees that the tradition of quality started by Dick Moroso in 1968 will continue throughout the coming decades.
As we move forward to the future, you can count on Moroso’s continued commitment to the values that have consistently earned it the respect of the performance aftermarket industry.