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Garage Letters: Readers' Feedback - December 2014

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Wheels-up Throwback

In the September Issue, page 71, there appears to be a 20+-year-old photo of Mike Thompson's car at Memphis Motorsports Park? Undoubtedly, NMCA Fastest Street Car Shootout from the early to mid '90s.

Those were the days. His neighbor, Randy Lambert, is who I credit with teaching me all I ever needed to know about keeping fast cars alive. You might remember his Nuclear Banana. What a ride; runner-up in 1993! I still have a dynamite wheels-up picture at my desk.

Andy Katzelis
Via email

Good eye. Back then I was in college and seeing those wheels-up rides burned a permanent image in my retina and really got my adrenaline going! Funny thing is, I was cleaning out my garage recently and came across several VHS tapes from back then … remember what those were?

QA1 Expands on Research & Development Facility

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QA1 recently completed its expanded and remodeled Research and Development facility that allows more space to bring in vehicles for test fitments and installations, as well as new for product development.

It features a 38x60-foot R&D area that houses two two-post lifts and a four-post drive-on lift and alignment system. An adjacent engineering room includes a shock dyno, shock building station, FaroArm, and welding station for research and adjustments.

“As QA1 continues to grow and expand its product lines, even more time is being spent on research and development,” said Karl Hacken, VP of Engineering at QA1. “The R&D expansion and remodel gives our engineering team even more equipment and space for product development, so keep an eye out for many exciting new products from QA1 in the next year.”

This addition is part of the expansion project that increased QA1's manufacturing space to over 83,000 square feet in Lakeville, Minnesota, to accommodate the company's growth over the past couple of years. QA1 now has more manufacturing, assembly, and distribution space, allowing QA1 to add to its long line of American-made products and continue pushing into the future as a leader in innovation for the performance automotive and industrial markets.

Writings on the Wall
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