As part of the 15th Anniversary celebration, The Burnout is sitting down with some of our partners who have contributed to the 2014 RacingJunk.com/AED Performance Chevrolet Silverado giveaway to find out more about the company itself, and the product currently rocking the truck. This time it’s with Matt Hately of Magnuson to talk about the supercharger they contributed, and the other great products they offer.
The Burnout: Can you give me a little background on Magnuson? How was the company started? What is the focus?
Matt Hately: Magnuson was started by Jerry Magnuson in 1970. Jerry started designing and building superchargers for Harley Davidsons and drag-race motorcycles. He was later contracted by Eaton to help design the first generation of Eaton automotive superchargers, and in the 90s, we received the exclusive right to build supercharger kits for the aftermarket using Eaton rotor technology. The company is exclusively focused on building Eaton TVS-based supercharger kits.