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Movers & Shakers: The Aeromotive Group Now Known as Roadster Shop Following Merger

By SEMA News editors

The Aeromotive Group and Roadster Shop have announced that theRoadster organizations have merged to create a new automotive aftermarket powerhouse. Now operating as Roadster Shop, the combined brands will drive the development of innovative products, services and content.

"As a lifelong enthusiast, I'm thrilled to announce this partnership between The Aeromotive Group and Roadster Shop," said Laurent Potdevin, CEO of The Aeromotive Group, now known as Roadster Shop. "As a result of this alliance, Roadster Shop can leverage The Aeromotive Group's portfolio of brands, its operational foundation, and access to new levels of capital for expansion."

Roadster Shop is a custom vehicle and chassis manufacturer in Mundelein, Illinois. Founded in the '80s, the shop's primary focus was building chassis before Jeremy Gerber, Phil Gerber and their father Neal Gerber purchased the company in 2004. Under their vision, the business now engineers and sells custom chassis and suspensions found under some of the top hot rods in the country. 

"Our partnership with The Aeromotive Group gives us the opportunity to fuel accelerated growth and supercharge our expansion," said Jeremy Gerber, co-owner of Roadster Shop. "Over the past 20 years, we've become a household name in high-performance hot rods, musclecars and trucks. Phil and I are very excited about the future here at Roadster Shop."

Roadster Shop has two facilities with full chassis production, metal fabrication and vehicle construction, along with a paint and body department. 

The Aeromotive Group, now known as Roadster Shop, includes:

  • Aeromotive Fuel Systems
  • Waterman Racing Components
  • JBA Performance Exhaust
  • Doug's Headers
  • Patriot Exhaust
  • Taylor Cable
  • PerTronix Ignition Products
  • Compu-Fire
  • Spyke

For more information, visit or, or read the Aeromotive announcement.

Speedway Motors Unveils New State-of-the-Art Machine Shop in Lincoln, Nebraska 

Speedway Motors--the Lincoln, Nebraska-based manufacturer, retailer and distributor of high-quality automotive parts and racing products--has unveiled its new 77,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility located at 1401 W. Bond Circle in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

"Speedway Motors is growing in Lincoln. Our new manufacturing facility allows us to produce more quality products right here in Lincoln," said Clay Smith, president and CEO of Speedway Motors. "We are proud to have a team of talented people designing, engineering and building affordable parts to serve our customers."

The new state-of-the-art machine shop was unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was highlighted by remarks from Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Jason Ball, and Smith of Speedway Motors.

"Speedway Motors is the driving force behind locally-made, state-of-the-art automotive parts that help customers--and their cars--perform at the highest level," said Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird. "We are excited that Speedway is expanding in Lincoln and continuing to grow opportunity in our community, as it has for the last 70 years." 

The new facility is equipped with cutting-edge equipment, including CNC metal cutting machines, welding, robotic welding, lasers, press brakes and various other metal fabrication machines. 

"We wanted to create a modern environment to work in that's efficient, intuitive and has room to grow," said Dave Wallace, the director of manufacturing at Speedway Motors. "We are excited to move our manufacturing team into the newly renovated and expanded facility."

Speedway Motors is hiring a CNC machinist, among other positions, at the new facility. For more information, visit