GFH Insulation is a joint venture between two of the world’s best-known motorsports exhaust fabricators – Good Fabrications – known as GoodFabs – and Howerton Race Products who have joined forces to produce the world’s best exhaust insulation for race teams, engine builders and supercar constructors. Based in the UK’s ‘Motorsport Valley’ GoodFabs has supplied F1 teams and engine builders with exhaust systems for 30 years while Indianapolis-based Howerton’s has been supplying IndyCar and NASCAR since their formation in the late 70’s.
Utilising the skills and experience gained by GoodFabs in their cladding work across a range of sectors, Howerton employees have undergone extensive training to extend their already formidable fabrication skills and produce the level of quality heat shielding systems synonymous with that provided by GoodFabs. With the training and equipment in place, GFH Insulation products and services will be provided from the Howerton’s site in Gasoline Alley allowing customers in the US to benefit from a superior offering to any currently available.
Describing the JV, GoodFabs MD Neil Morgan said: ‘The JV brings together two of the most widely-known and respected fabrication companies in the world to offer a product within the US market which historically has only been available from one or two companies.
‘The knowledge we have shared with Howerton’s enables them to produce insulation which will provide protection for components and bodywork in close proximity to areas such as the manifold, turbo, secondaries and tailpipe while also retaining the heat in the system to help the gases exit faster and improve performance. Not only that, the manufacturing processes we employ ensure the systems offer greater durability than those of our competitors while also being more aesthetically pleasing.’
Jeff Howerton, President Howerton Race Products said: ‘We are delighted to be extending our service proposition to include cladding for existing and new companies both inside and outside of the IndyCar and NASCAR series’.
‘Significant investment has been made in the purchase of new equipment for this venture within our shop providing us with the ability to build on the great work GoodFabs have done previously here in the US but without the costs involved in shipping parts to and from the UK.
‘We believe this provides our customers with a real opportunity to benefit from superior quality heat shielding systems produced in the US and using materials sourced from the US.’