Hotchkis’ New Home

July 27th, 2011

Text and Photos by Marcel Venable

You had to get there early to get a spot because the parking lot reached maximum capacity before the event was even scheduled to begin.

Proof That They Sure Can Throw a Party

The name John Hotchkis might be familiar to you. After all, he spent more than 20 years racing on the IMSA and SCCA circuits for companies like Wynn’s Oil. Like most successful race car drivers, their ability to give feedback to their crew chief about how a car handles at speed is invaluable to a race team efforts. John had a talent for this, and after he retired he decided to open a performance suspension manufacturing facility that caters to a clientele in search of handling excellence, or how John likes to put it, “horsepower for your suspension.”

Due to their success, John and his staff needed to expand their operations to a larger building. The search took some time, but their patience paid off when they found the perfect building right down the street from the old building that would help assuage their recent growing pains.

To celebrate such a great find, and taking the opportunity show off the new digs, John decided to throw an open house so the public could get an inside look at where some of the finest suspension parts are made right in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Highlights of the event included tech talks on Hotchkis suspension systems, raffle prizes, installation demonstrations and a complimentary lunch. John opened the event with a presentation on Hotchkis products, and the recent formation of the H-Team, an exclusive group of drivers that run Hotchkis Total Vehicle systems. Members of the H-Team also spoke and answered questions about their own projects. Members of the Southern California Super Sport club showed their support by bringing out a great display of GM muscle.

All and all, we had had our fill on lunch and a great time, talking to many new friends and visiting with some old, familiar faces. We were also very impressed with the turnout of vehicles, the staff, the quality of products and the great-looking facility. If you would like to learn more about the Hotchkis line of products, check out (http://www NULL.hotchkis, or give them a call at 888.735.6425.


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