SCAT Enterprises founder Tom Lieb talks about the early days of the aftermarket business.
In this interview, Lieb takes us through his teen years of tinkering on engines, talks about car culture of the late 1950s, and details how he first got into the automotive industry. Started in 1964, SCAT Enterprises has since become a brand with international influence in the automotive aftermarket space. In addition to connecting rods, SCAT produces high-quality cast, forged, and billet steel crankshafts for the automotive racing industry. All SCAT crankshafts feature American machining completed in SCAT’s Redondo Beach, California, facility. Lieb is a pioneer in the automotive aftermarket space, having designed and produced parts for the auto industry’s most-famous companies and engine platforms.
About SCAT Enterprises
SCAT was founded in 1964 by Tom Lieb, who ran a parts business out of his parents’ garage while still in college. Over 50 years later, SCAT Enterprises offers a wide range of products under the SCAT Crankshafts and Procar by SCAT brands. In addition to a comprehensive line of crankshaft options, the brand offers high-quality connecting rods and rotating assemblies for a wide variety of applications, including Small and Big Block Chevy, Chevy LS, Small and Big Block Ford, Ford Modular, Vintage Ford, Small and Big Block Chrysler, Modern Hemi, Pontiac, Sport Compact, Motorcycle and Industrial. Additionally, SCAT Crankshafts can make a crankshaft from a raw billet to a finished crankshaft in its Redondo Beach, California, manufacturing facility.
Procar by SCAT, founded in 1980, offers stylish, comfortable aftermarket seats at an affordable price. Clean, classic lines are the hallmark of a Procar seat, which complements any auto – including street rod, cruiser, pony car, muscle car, off-road buggy, truck, or sport compact. Procar seats are easy to install with custom mounting brackets available for over 3,000 applications. The all-steel, TIG-welded frames are coated for ultimate strength and durability, while premium-grade fabrics and stitching will stand the test of time. Each Procar seat is built for style and most importantly, optimal comfort.