No customer is too big or too small – everyone is welcome and important to them, and their employees share this belief. The Heintz name is your local speed shop wherever you may be, whether you are a street performance enthusiast or a major motorsports team. They plan to continue to strive to keep the reputation of honesty, quality products, knowledge of these products, and fair pricing well into the 21st Century.
In the mid- 1970’s two brothers from Statesville, NC, Steve and Mike Heintz wanted to explore one of the hobbies they had in common, so they built a drag car. Their shared pastime became a shared automotive business. Something they liked to do became more than a hobby – it became their livelihood.
When Mike and Steve began going to the drag strip in 1976, they found themselves to be racers prepared for any breakage, carrying extra parts with them to each race. Word traveled among their racing peers, and numerous racers began to visit Mike and Steve’s pit area to see if any of the extra parts fit their own race cars; therefore, the brothers began bringing a supply of parts just to sell at the track. From this, the idea of opening a small parts business in the corner of their garage became a reality, and Heintz Brothers Automotive was officially formed.