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Clay Smith Cams and Straub Technologies

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From: George Striegel and Chris Straub

October 8, 2012

Clay Smith Engineering announces major product line expansion

George "Honker" Striegel, CEO of Clay Smith Cams, has formed a performance alliance with Chris Straub of Straub Technologies. The two companies will combine efforts to produce a quality driven product line for the performance consumer that will be distributed through traditional channels. Striegel states, "In my fifty years of involvement in the high performance community I have always provided my customers with the highest quality performance parts. Combining the Clay Smith brand and Straub Technologies' production resources and knowledge of horsepower building components makes a lot of sense. We will launch a complete performance line with the emphasis on quality made USA parts that make competitive power under the Clay Smith name.”
Chris Straub states “We are excited to have the opportunity to expand the offerings of the famous Clay Smith line. With its 82 year heritage of performance and quality, the Clay Smith brand will be an ideal platform for expansion. Having specialized in valve train and performance components the past seventeen years we look forward to expand into other product areas and distribution channels.”

Look for the “Cigar Smoking Woodpecker” in a speed shop near you!

George “Honker” Striegel has been a staple in the Motorsports industry for over 50 years, a highly recognized and respected innovator of high-performance engineering. His Camshaft and Engine combinations have set countless land, water, and speed records all over the world in numerous competitive Motorsports classes and fields.
George has enhanced the already proud and respected reputation of Clay Smith Cams with the performance of his craft, but also with his truly American values of the "Family-Ran Business”. Clay Smith Cams has been in the automotive performance industry since its founder, the legendary Clay Smith started the business is 1931 in Long Beach, CA. Smith’s life was cut much too short due to a racing accident in 1954, leaving Smith’s widow Ruth-Ellen owning the company with friends and family for ten years, before losing her second husband, ‘Red’ Wilson to a racing accident in 1964. Soon after Ruth-Ellen sold the business to Striegel, a regular and sponsored driver in the Clay Smith Cams camp, and the rest is racing history. www.claysmithcams.com

Straub Technologies founder Chris Straub has been in the performance industry since 1988. His love of fast cars started early working in a performance machine shop honing his engine building skills while attending Western Kentucky University. Focusing on product development in valve train, Chris has worked for several companies in the industry developing product lines. His passion for camshafts started while working with John Reed and Bob Christopher in the early 90’s. His camshaft “hobby” developed into quite an industry following earing him respect from many engine builders and race teams for the power that his custom profiles produce. After honing his skills with product development with a few companies, he set out on his own in 2006 to provide components to some of the industry’s top companies. His focus and determination to produce in the USA has made the company a preferred vendor too many in the industry. www.straubtechnologies.com

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Why is it we never have time or money to do it the right way in the beginning but we always have time and money to do it over again?

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Outstanding,, congratulations on the new alliance

See it really did have something to do with a cigar afterall,,,,,,,,,

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Atta boy, congrats and best of luck in this new endeavor!

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Congrats chris! You deserve it for all that you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Way to go Chris, that cigar smoking Woodpecker was always a favorite of mine. Good to see it aligned with you to bring it along to new heights !! Congrats I'll be talking to you soon !!!!!!!
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Congrats! Very cool


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Congrats Chris .....great news, love that old Clay Smith decal are you going to design Flathead cams too

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Congrats Chris! Might call you up one morning this week for an order on that 5.3 ls engine.
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Hard work and honesty pay off!!! Good stuff Chris.

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congrats on the new venture association.

can you spec a custom baby solid roller for a small 427bb with a procharger?

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Congrats Chris,be sure to keep us updated as you and George launch your line of made in the USA performance goodies
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congrats on the new venture association.

can you spec a custom baby solid roller for a small 427bb with a procharger?
No problem.

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Congrats on an awesome partnership!!!


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Congrats Chris. I happen to have the Clay Smith "304" solid flat tappet in my 502. Next cam will be a Straub cam.
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