History







Huffaker Engineering was established in 1960 to focus on and specialize in the design and development of competition engines and racecars.

  • 1960s: Prepared and raced Jaguars, Lister-Jags, MGs and others
  • 1960s: Plans were drawn up to build a series of cars to compete in SCCA's Formula Junior class. For photos, click here.
  • 1960s: BMC Junior class built using the 948 Sprite engine
  • 1960s: Developed the mid-engine models and developed a series of mid-engine sports-racing car named "Genie". For photos, click here.
  • 1963 - 1967: Along with BMCD in San Francisco, contracted to build and race a series of Indianapolis Specials, which utilized some of the suspension features of the newly introduced MG 1100 sedan. For photos, click here.
  • Began concentrating on engine development and prototype machine work, and continued to run BMC and Genie sports cars in West coast road racing venues.
  • 1970s: SCCA championship-winning MGs, Jags, Triumphs.
  • 1980s Jags, Sebring, beginning of Trans Am, etc. For photos, click here.
  • 1992: Designed a tube-frame, rear-drive GT5 class Mini for the exercise of technology. For photos, click here.
  • 1998 - 2000: Partnered with Bruce Qvale on a design for the SCCA Trans-Am series. In three years, Huffaker Engineering finished 8th, 3rd, and 1st respectively. For photos, click here.

A few interesting Huffaker Engineering Trans-Am statistics:

  • Huffaker Engineering has won the Trans-Am series 3 times in 6 attempts
  • Included in those 6 years was 1 rookie driver season
  • Out of 72 races, 52 of our finishes were in the top 10
  • Included in those years were 2 rookie seasons There are a total of 14 first place finishes