It’s all about the performance
If you have an appreciation for automotive performance; if you want to find ways to make your own machine the hottest, meanest ride on the road or at the track, then you understand what drives Jack Malone and why he’s living his dream as editor of PerformancePartsDirect.com.
Jack has been at this a long time and creating PerformancePartsDirect.com is his way of “paying it forward” for the education he received from his uncle, his father and all the shade tree mechanics he’s met along the way. He had a passion but no idea how to turn it into a reality. He didn’t know a ball joint from a K-member. But thanks to the help he received from others he was able to start with simple projects and work his way up to the mad machines he owns today.
And that’s what PerformancePartsDirect.com is all about. Jack wants to help you go from ground zero to the track and enjoy the ride.
Born to it
Jack grew up in the age of muscle cars, the Z28 Camaros, Dodge Chargers with their 420 Hemi engines, Pontiac’s “Goat” and of course Shelby Mustangs. His Dad ran moonshine in the mountains of Tennessee and his uncle and cousin’s hobby was souping up hot rods and motorcycles.
When Jack got his first car he started hanging around repair shops soaking up as much “free” information as he could. Some of what he learned at Shade Tree U. helped him spice up his ride while some of the training…well you get what you pay for.
It was a growing up experience full of buddies who lived and breathed cars, hours spent reading Car and Driver and Motor Trend and tearing up and down the hills of Tennessee. In other words it was a perfect preparation for his adult career.
High performance cars – An addiction nobody wants to kick
Early in his adult career Jack was selling automotive accessories to dealerships, automotive shops and even mail order. But the job that allowed him to work on his favorite subject was with a national automotive publishing company where he worked marketing and promotions targeted to…high performance car enthusiasts.
Jack went digital six years ago and has several automotive websites but PerformancePartsDirect.com is the first site to deal specifically with solutions for newcomers to high performance street cars and amateur competitions.
PerformancePartsDirect.com is not just about parts (although you’ll find great values on components). It’s a website full of information and resources that will help newcomers know where to start and help old hands decide how to take their ride to the next level. You don’t have to be a mechanic and you don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy driving your dream ride.
What you do have to do is check back with us on a regular basis to get the latest “How To” article or video and Jack’s recommendations for the best values on parts and accessories.
Still living the dream
Jack is married with four kids and calls the curvy hills of the South home. When not busy with the websites he is packing up the family and driving to local and regional car shows. Driving is still the thrill it was when he was a kid and his cars are most definitely the hottest and meanest in the neighborhood.