The Wharton Automotive Group Acquires Competition Clutch 

We’ve been seeing some interesting shake-ups in the automotive aftermarket over the past few years, and this one was a bit of a surprise: the Wharton Automotive Group – the parent company of McLeod, FTI and Silver Sport Transmissions – just acquired Competition Clutch. Many might not be personally familiar with Competition Clutch as it has been a go-to for sport compacts since day one.

Whether you were looking for stock replacements to full-blown twin– and triple-disc clutches, Competition Clutch is the one-stop shop for sport compact clutch kits, flywheels, and accessories. But what about Mopar, you ask? Easy, Competition Clutch was handling everything we saw during the 90’s “Star Alliance” – cars shared between Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth/Eagle and Mitsubishi.

Remember the Talon/Laser? Those early Avengers and Stealths? All cars shared with Mitsubishi – and Competition Clutch had everything for the 2.0-liters and 2.4 turbos – even the FWD 3.0-liters. For those who enjoyed these economical four-cylinders, you knew these cars all too well – and so do Competition Clutch.

Here’s the original press release:
Paul Lee of the Wharton Automotive Group, Inc (WAG) acquires top sport compact single disc clutch line of Competition Clutch Inc from previous owner Chris Jewell. Competition Clutch is the leader in the sport compact clutch and flywheel market and will be a tremendous addition to WAG’s continuous expansion in the high-performance automotive driveline market. Effective immediately, Competition Clutch will be based out of McLeod Racing’s manufacturing plant in Anaheim, CA.

Competition Clutch has been a staple in the sport compact world since its inception. From stock replacements to full race twin disc and triple disc clutches, Competition Clutch is the go-to brand and will be one stop shopping for sport compact clutch kits, flywheels, and accessories.

Paul Lee has a vision for the Wharton Automotive Group and that is to be the leader and “go-to” company for all our customers’ high performance driveline needs. Unlike other competitors in the driveline segment of the automotive aftermarket, Lee seeks to find the highest quality products, customer service, and leading technology to provide for its driveline customers.

“I’m extremely excited to announce this important acquisition to the WAG family of high-performance driveline companies,” says Paul Lee. “The Competition Clutch name and high-quality products have been number one in the sport compact world for years. We will continue to grow this brand and build on what Chris Jewell has built. The sport compact market is large with a loyal following and dedicated participants. I’m excited to service their driveline needs.”

With full inventory, exceptional customer service, and the best quality in sport compact, Competition Clutch is now part of the Wharton Automotive Group, the most expansive drivetrain component product mix in the industry. WAG includes McLeod Racing, FTI Converters & Transmissions, FTI Performance Parts, Powertrain Technologies, Silver Sport Transmissions, and now Competition Clutch.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching Mopar Connection Magazine. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story. He's also the co-author of "The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide."

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