Offenhauser Sales Corporation

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Offenhauser Sales Corp
Foundedc. 1946
FounderFred C. Offenhauser
Key people
  • Fred C. "Tay" Offenhauser, President
  • Jim Offenhauser, Production and Quality Control
  • Vince Humphreys, Sales
ProductsAutomotive parts
US$ 4,295,000
Number of employees
Footnotes / references

Offenhauser Sales Corporation is an American manufacturer of racing, custom car and performance automotive parts founded around 1946 by Fred C. Offehhauser, nephew of Fred H. Offehhauser, co-designer of the Offy racing engine.[2] As of 2016, the third generation President of the company is Fred C. "Tay" Offenhauser, grand nephew of founder Fred C. Offenhauser.[1][3][2] After working with his uncle Fred H. Offenhauser in the 1930s and 1940s, Fred C. served the US Navy during World War II, and returned home to found his speed parts business. The company is unrelated to the Offy or Offenhauser racing engine, and after a suit over the use of the name, Offenhauser Sales Corporation was allowed to use the family name, but not the racing engine nickname "Offy".[2]


  1. ^ a b Offenhauser Sales Corp, Macmillan Reference USA, May 2016
  2. ^ a b c Strohl, Daniel (January 2008), "Fred C. Offenhauser; The lesser-known Fred, it's his name under the hood of many muscle cars", Hemmings Muscle Machines
  3. ^ Offenhauser Performance Products (catalog) (Adobe PDF), Offenhauser Sales Corp, p. 2