Champion (spark plug)

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1922 Champion advertisement

Champion is an American brand of spark plug.

Originally Champion was a Fortune 500 Company[citation needed] founded by Robert A. Stranahan and Frank D. Stranahan in 1908 in Boston and then moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1910 to be close to the Willys-Overland Auto Company.[1]

In 1931, Champion introduced its first suppressor-type spark plugs. They used a carbon-based resistor to reduce the effects of ignition noise on radio waves.[2]

In 1989, Champion was purchased by Cooper Industries and is now a wholly owned brand of Federal-Mogul Corporation. Its main products are a line of spark plugs for a wide range of cars, trucks, SUVs, racing and marine applications. Also included in the brand are spark plug wires and other ignition system specific wiring.

Champion is also a longtime sponsor of various racing events, cars, and series including two series run under sanctioning by IMSA.

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  1. ^ Orwig Marketing Strategies, Toledo, Ohio USA. "Historic Woodlawn Cemetery - Robert A. Stranahan and Frank D. Stranahan". Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  2. ^ 2015 Champion Master Catalog, p. 826.

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