Pacific Throttle House

Performance is our business.

Pacific Throttle House is a constructor and purveyor of the finest vintage and modern race cars as well as sports and exotic street cars. Our expertise with fabrication, our attention to detail, and our appreciation of history and significance of racers from all eras separate us as the people who can build, maintain, and optimize the best and most exclusive cars of any era, from the simple elegance of classic Le Mans racers to the technological marvels of modern prototypes.

Things are happening! Check them out!

We've been busy over here at PTH, so here's a quick little update for those looking for new stuff to read. First off, we've had a personnel shake up. Old tech Phil was offered a job he really wanted and took off for a new opportunity. At first that was a big setback as we didn't have another guy lined up to take up the slack when Phil left, but after a REALLY busy month or so juggling shop work with interviewing potential employees, Pacific Throttle House is happy to announce that Ty Milner is our new lead technician and fabricator.

Ty comes to PTH with extensive experience fabricating running all sorts of race cars, from drag racing and road racing to drifting. He is a strong addition to the company, and his fabrication skills and engine building are opening PTH up to new types of even more extensive projects that we're lining up and can't wait to announce. We've been outfitting the shop with new machines and equipment to gear up for these projects, and the shop is starting to be a pretty darn productive place!

Never mind the Carrera GT, look at all that sweet fabrication equipment!

Never mind the Carrera GT, look at all that sweet fabrication equipment!

Another thing we're excited about around these parts is the fact that we managed to get a slot at the paint shop for the 911T restoration project we're working on. We're getting the car out the door today after spending some time yesterday getting the bare chassis off the jack stands and on to the painter's transport cart. This car is almost literally a real, living and breathing unicorn, as the only rust we've found is a dime sized spot on the inside of  passenger door. Crazy. We can't wait to see this car when it gets back with a fresh coat so we can start putting it back together, because this thing is going to look gooooood!

Out the door to paint!

Out the door to paint!


PTH Clothing Line Launched!

Among the important lessons we've learned in professional racing, one that looms large is something about building a brand being kind of all we were doing with these race cars and everything. To quote Roger Penske*: "Building a brand for your company is pretty much as important as building a building to put all the company's stuff in.**" Profound stuff.

Another lesson we learned is that people seem to really, really like T-shirts. We saw them lining up to buy all sorts of racing T-shirts with terrible designs on them. Some of them had neon colors outlining the bad logos and designs, as if to draw everyone's attention to the poor clothing choices being made at the racetrack.

With this in mind, Pacific Throttle House is excited to announce that we will be launching a clothing line on September 16, 2013. Printed locally by Pelican Print Shop in San Francisco, our apparel will be high quality clothing conspicuously displaying the really cool-looking, Pacific Throttle House logos. Your long-term conflict between wanting people to know you are an automotive enthusiast and wanting to look like you didn't get dressed in the dark is over!

 

No longer will people wonder who your favorite racing shop on the Monterey Peninsula is, and many boring conversations with strangers regarding that topic will be avoided as they read our logo and let you on your way. This, of course, will make you a more productive citizen, and will surely be a boon to the economy. We thank you for your support, and for letting Pacific Throttle House make you look really, really good.

Ten days before these shirts go on sale, along with two other T-shirt designs, a hoodie, and a sweet zip-up lightweight hoodie sweatshirt! Everyone gets a free sticker with each shirt, too!*** 

*Not actually Roger Penske

**He never said this, but he might. 

 ***Everybody likes stickers