Nitro Funny Car Racer/Businessman Paul Lee Purchases McLeod Industries from B&M Holdings - aftermarketNews

Nitro Funny Car Racer/Businessman Paul Lee Purchases McLeod Industries from B&M Holdings

McLeod Clutches Founder Red Roberts returns as president.

PLACIENTIA, Calif. — Businessman and Nitro Funny Car drag racer Paul Lee has acquired 100 percent of the common stock of McLeod Industries Inc., including the Weber Clutches brand. Lee was most recently the CFO of Boninfante Clutches, the top clutch component manufacturer in professional drag racing.

McLeod Clutches is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-performance automotive clutch assemblies for performance automotive enthusiasts and the auto industry. The company was founded in 1971 by legendary clutch “guru” Red Roberts. McLeod manufactures and distributes a full line of clutch assemblies, flywheels, hydraulic throw out bearing kits, adaptive bellhousings and other component clutch and transmission parts.

“McLeod has always been one of the top high performance clutch companies in existence,” said new owner and CEO Lee. “In my opinion, the quality of McLeod clutches and component parts are second to none in the high performance automotive aftermarket. I’m equally ecstatic that McLeod founder Red Roberts has agreed to return and lead the company operations as president.”

 “I’m happy to be back at McLeod working with Paul and the rest of my old employees,” said Roberts. “Our new motto is ‘under old management.’

 “Our goal is to keep the McLeod name at the top of the high performance clutch industry,” Roberts continued. “We’d like to thank our current vendors, dealers and customers for their continued loyalty. We also welcome those contemplating becoming a vendor, dealer or customer to give us a call to start a new relationship.”

McLeod clutches and all their component parts are available at most high performance and racing retailers.

You May Also Like

Rotary’s New XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift

Shops can offer alignment services with bay space to spare, and techs can perform alignments on a wider range of vehicles.

Rotary, part of Vehicle Service Group (VSG) and Dover, today announced the addition of the new XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift to its extensive line of automotive lifts for independent shop owners, dealership service departments and car enthusiasts.

The XA12 serves as the ideal small bay alignment lift solution with the largest 4-wheel alignment wheelbase range available in its class. With a 78- to 164-inch 4-wheel alignment wheelbase range and 12,000-pound lifting capacity, the XA12 is designed with space and flexibility in mind. Shops can offer alignment services with bay space to spare, and technicians can perform alignments on a wider range of vehicles.

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces 2023 Porsche Application Guide 

The guide offers a complete listing of all Porsche-specific piston kits and offered applications.

AWE Launches

The new site uses AWE’s newly converted ACES and PIES data to ensure fitment compliance and easy importing.

Atturo Tire Corp Renews Partnership With Abd Motorsports

Deal renewed with ‘ULTRA4’ and ‘King of the hammers’ driver Edwin Abd.

Akebono Releases Euro and Performance Disc Brake Pad Kits

Akebono says the ultra-premium kits increase coverage by more than 640,000 vehicles.

Other Posts

GRI Receives US DOT Certification For Safety

GRI tires will now incorporate the DOT code emboss on its side walls.

Mevotech Adds 2,300+ New Original Grade Part Numbers

Highlights from the new Original Grade release include control arms and ball joints.

TCCI Manufacturing Unveils High-Voltage Electric Compressor

The 850V compressor, unveiled at MACS 2023, is available in 34cc/46cc/60cc/120cc.

BBB Industries Releases 28 Remy New Part Numbers 

The new part numbers cover more than 9.3 million vehicles.