United States Powertrain

USPowertrain.com – UNITED STATES POWERTRAINS’ parent company was started in 1962, so with over 50 years of business involvement in the automotive industry, we have proven ourselves as a solid company to deal with. We are constantly evolving to meet the demands of the modern business world, but that doesn’t mean we will forget where we came from. Even though the electronic world we live in gives us a different contact with our customer, we still believe in the same old business morals of a firm handshake and giving our word to our customers that we will do the best we can. We want just one chance to prove ourselves … if we don’t impress you, we don’t expect a 2nd chance. That’s what makes us different than other companies … we deliver what other companies only promise.

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Come say hello to our team at booth #4376 at the 2018 AAPEX Show!! ... See MoreSee Less

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That's a great looking bunch there!

Good looking crew!

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Who is that good lookin kid on the right?

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Last week's travels took me South of Des Moines where I found a rare gem almost in the middle of nowhere; Martinsdale, IA. There I found Side Road Jeep Supply, an off road Jeep shop in the middle of Iowa, who would have thought?? Anyway, these guys love helping fellow Jeep enthusiasts make their Jeeps more off road capable, from mild to wild. Case in point, (picture below) a full on Baja racing Jeep they built for themselves to race. Nick Hedberg, owner says they chopped the stock frame and heavily modified it to accommodate the radical suspension components needed for this type of off road racing. It is a test of endurance as much as speed. If you have ever seen video of a Baja race you know what I mean. If you are racing your Jeep down a dusty path in Baja, or down Interstate 80 to work, Side Road Jeep can you make your jeep more capable, or at least look really cool. Thanks Nick for showing me around, and hopefully we can help you with some Dana axle parts soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pretty cool stuff.

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The last week of August had me in Newton Iowa, probably most famous for being the home of Maytag Appliance Co. It is also the home of the Iowa Speedway, a 7/8 mile oval that has hosted Verizon Indy car series, NASCAR Xfinity series, NASCAR Camping World Truck series, and ARCA Racing Series.

While in town I called on Weter’s Auto repair and met Tom Weter, owner and car collector\restorer. This is a 1934 Chevy Coupe. The 1934 Ford gets most of the collector attention, but I thought this was a very cool looking Chevy. Tom dug around in his desk drawer and found this picture of what the car looked like when he bought it in the mid 80’s. He said it had been purchased by another shop owner in town and brought up from Missouri. Tom told him to let him know if he was ever interested in selling it, not long after he sold it to Tom.

There was also a 1934 Ford in his shop, he calls it the Bonnie and Clyde car as it is a 34 Ford 730 Deluxe sedan like the one Bonnie and Clyde were driving when police opened fire on them on May 23rd, 1934. Once again, I never know what I may discover when I walk into a shop. Thanks Tom for the tour!
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Last week’s travels had me down in Marshalltown, Iowa. I lived there for about a year right out of college, just a few years ago, about 28 actually, so I was looking forward to seeing all that had changed. If you live in Iowa, you are likely well aware that Marshalltown was hit by a tornado on July 19. As I approached downtown from the West, I started to notice roofs with tarps on them and tree tops missing. The area is busy with roofing and tree maintenance crews. Downtown there are several old brick buildings with various degrees of damage, one missing the whole corner of a 3 floor exterior wall, and the Marshall County Courthouse is missing it’s steeple. West of town is where the most damage was done as the tornado did heavy damage to the Iowa manufacturer, Lennox. Just across the road to the East of them is a customer of ours, Action Auto Parts. I stopped and spoke with owner Dave Hesmer, who along with his employees, weathered the storm in the two buildings pictured here. Hard to believe that they all walked away with no serious injuries. Dave was in the north building when one of his employees said there was debris in the air across the street at the Lennox plant. Dave said he took shelter inside a car that was in the north shop building. The front of their South building took a direct hit from all of the Lennox debris including a semi trailer, minus it’s running gear that was still left in the Lennox yard. I have heard the stories of sticks driven into tree trunks, and took a picture of what looked to be a 2x2 board fragment stuck through the wood floor of the semi trailer in front of the building. Much clean-up has already occurred, but as you can see by the pictures, there is still much to do. A bill board I passed leaving town read “Marshalltown Strong”. I guess it is a testament to the human spirit to get up and keep getting on. ... See MoreSee Less

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