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Craig's Story

As a teenager in the late '60's I bought a VW Beetle and hot rodded it into a dune buggy then into a Baja Bug, then built a purpose-built sand buggy, then started Off Road racing in the SCORE and HDRA series in Class 10 with Greg Aronson winning 12 races and the points title in '87, then went to Porsche Club, SCCA and NASA racing in the early '90's through 1999 winning 18 races around the country, then to full-time engineering for Johannes van Overbeek in World Challenge GT, then 10 years as the Chief Engineer for Flying Lizard Motorsports which was 102 races including many runs of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 8 runs of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and all the races in between, winning three championships. Until engineering at Flying Lizard I did all the work on the cars myself because I enjoyed it – and I had just barely enough money to race as it was.

And along the way I got a degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, worked an Office Space type job at HP for a few years (though I did learn a ton), had two sons, and starting riding a bicycle to keep fit and sane, and when I moved to the pro-level of racing, still tried to keep up with the activities of racing at the Club level because that's where I came from and have always enjoyed it.

The tools you see here were developed out of need, in the early days, again, because I hardly had a dime to spare and couldn't keep paying people to align my cars or was disgusted with the job they did. So with each product that came along the intent and objective for each was they had to be reliable, repeatable, accurate, easy to use and affordable. More products are in the works and videos will be added soon.

If you have some good shots of your project, send them along to us and we'll get them up on the website.

Thanks for your business,
Craig Watkins

Oh yeah, and Jennifer Davis is one who keeps all the parts moving, she needs to be mentioned too as does Ann Chalfant. It's a small but good team.

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