In light all of the twists and turns that the world has undergone in the past year, it’s always welcome to receive good news; and we’re excited to see one of the Mopar industry’s most successful performance brands – INDY Cylinder Heads – enter into a new chapter of its life.
Founded over 40 years ago by brothers Russ and Fred Flagle, INDY Cylinder Heads has grown to become synonymous with top tier performance parts and complete engines for the aftermarket. Offering customers any number of variations of engine blocks, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, and valvetrain; INDY has definitely earned its place.
After acquiring INDY from the Flagles by Chris and Charli Wheatcraft last year, the longtime Mopar drag racers and owners of Extreme Mopar Apparel Sales, Caged Insanity clothing and Wheatcraft Concrete Services, doubled-down on the company’s commitment to aftermarket performance and retaining its legacy, telling Competition Plus,
“It is a tremendous honor to lead the company forward. The legacy that has been built on hard work, dedication, and pure genius by the Flagle Brothers and their employees is a true American rags-to-riches success story. We are humbled and honored with the opportunity and challenges before us.”
Yet in order to continue on this path, a few changes needed to be implemented – the biggest being uprooting the company from its Indianapolis, Indiana location to a new 20,000-plus square foot facility in Xenia, Ohio. Currently, the facility is filling in quickly, with new electrical being completed this week.
Chris Wheatcraft told Mopar Connection Magazine, “I’m excited for the move but we still have a lot to do – the new Showroom is almost done, and the new Engine Assembly Room and Inventory room are filling up with stock – and longer we take at this stage, the better everything will be when we make the reveal.”
Thankfully, the move will not displace the current staff at INDY. The Wheatcrafts have pledged to keep all of the current team and has offered new incentives for those willing to make the move. The relocation has proven necessary as low taxes, better rates and easier access to secondary facilities all work to streamline INDY’s cost effectiveness.
Prior to the public open house, Mopar Connection will be personally touring the new INDY Cylinder Heads headquarters, providing both a full-length article on the new facility as well as future plans the Wheatcrafts have in store for INDY. It’s all very exciting stuff and we can’t wait to see the final product.