Heidts Now Under New Ownership
Frank Happ, with partner Marc Prince, have announced that Heidts Acquisition, LLC has purchased the assets of Heidts Hot Rod Shop, Inc. from Gary Heidt. The sale provides Gary Heidt the freedom to pursue his automotive and personal interests, while still remaining on the Heidts Hot Rod Shop team and active in the automotive aftermarket industry.

Gary started the original Heidts Hot Rod Shop 23 years ago in his garage, first building a '33 Ford coupe. A mechanical engineer by trade, he has developed many innovative independent front and rear suspension products, which have made Heidts Hot Rod Shop a leader in the hot rod and musclecar aftermarket parts industry. Gary will continue to work with Heidts Hot Rod Shop to develop quality products.

Frank Happ is vice chairman and founder of Suzo Happ Group, selling parts, supplies, and services to the gambling, amusement, and vending machine industries. The company started in Frank Happ's garage in 1986; today the firm has worldwide sales near $200 million and 600 employees. Marc Prince previously owned a service trades business and has a long history of owning hot rods and musclecars. Marc is from a family of car enthusiasts and has built and modified his own musclecars.

The Heidts Hot Rod Shop management team has not changed and is one of the most experienced and professional in the industry. The team shown here will continue the proud tradition of high-quality, innovative parts, and 24-hour delivery service that have made Heidts Hot Rod Shop famous. The company will continue to develop innovative new products like the second-gen Camaro four-link rear suspension, which won the Best New Product Award at the Hot Rod & Restoration Show. Heidts will also make additional acquisitions to broaden the Heidts Hot Rod Shop product lines.

Heidts Hot Rod Shop thanks its many loyal distributors for their support over the years. The company looks forward to continuing the principles of quality, innovation, and fast service first established 23 years ago by company founder Gary Heidt.

More information about Heidts Hot Rod Shop is available online at www.heidts.com, or call 800-841-8188.