They say that to be successful you must identify a need and satisfy it. Back in 1968, racing enthusiast Gary Holzapfel saw that many of his friends' broken engines were caused by fastener failure. At the time, there were no commercially available studs and bolts up to the challenge. So Holzapfel called upon his many years of fastener making experience for a leading aerospace subcontractor, and founded ARP (Automotive Racing Products). ARP has been producing top-of-the-line hardware in standard and metric thread for many years. You can buy their fasteners as kits, or individually, in finishes such as black oxide and polished stainless steel. For the racers, you can order these bolts pre-drilled for safety wire. To see what they have in store for you, visit www.arp-bolts.com.