It’s been a year of many challenges here at Fort HPA in Surrey B.C., Canada, but it has been a great year. From the busy workshop, modifying a solid platform like the Golf R32 into a monster, while taking such projects as a 4-motion beetle convertible on. From converting two wheel torque steer GTI’s into ground-planted ,corner-carving daily drivers, to building the world’s only bi-turbo, 4-motion, RSI beetle pumping out an astounding 560 ground thumping horsepower, it has been busy to say the least.
Even with a full slate of customer projects, the HPA crew was inundated with countless invitations to track days and events around the USA. It was our goal to make as many events as we possibly could, driving from coast to coast to make events in time. It is safe to say we logged more than a few miles on our trucks and trailers
At HPA, we know that good press is as important to a successful product as the product itself. That is why we are very thankful for the media coverage that has been given to our projects this year, in particular, the HPA R32. Through the 2004 season, 5 different publications have included the R32 in 8 separate articles (all are available for viewing on www.hpamotorsports.com/magazines). In addition, the people at Sony felt the R32 was a perfect fit for their 4th version of Grand Turismo coming out in December 2004. The silver R32 that is featured in the majority of these magazines and available in GT4, will be available for auction at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson auto auction in January.
All these cool projects and media coverage is thanks to you, the customer. It’s been your continued support that has helped HPA build relationships with the top performance suppliers in the world, in turn giving you, the consumer, a better experience and better pricing next time you buy a product from us.
We use the comprehensive data and track tested information collected at events all summer long to create reliable performance parts that the every day consumer can use. This is why in the 2005 year, HPA plans on releasing more than 50 new products into the performance industry. As we continue into the holiday season, working on customer projects and products, we at HPA look forward to both the consumer and media response to these products on the horizon.