In 1960's, Tom Vigue Sr. a United States Navy Air Force Veteran
who served during Vietnam, was on leave from California and
heading back to family on the East Coast. With less than $500.00 he
purchased a 1954 corvette, not liking the car but it was all he
could afford and not knowing anything about cars; he began the
trip across the United States travelling along legendary Route 66 towards the
During his trek across the United States, the
corvette that Tom had just purchased blew a head gasket. With no
money and no help, he repaired that car with only tool he had. (an adjustable
wrench ) The car started and made it back home and that began to
pursue his passion for learning and building performance engines.
Tom Sr. built performance engines as a hobby, drag racing weekends
all over New England at Sandford Dragway, Winterport Dragway,
Oxford Dragway and New England Dragway. While servicing in the
military Tom Sr. specialized in jet engine technology and pursued
a degree in engineering.
Then there was Tom Jr. in the making.
By 1980's, Tom Jr. and Mike both had their driver licenses,
first muscle car, and had built their first performance engine. A
local sponsorship was acquired and we had a family owned race
team. Through-out our teen-age years, we spent weekends and nights
working on our cars and drag racing throughout New England.
In December of 1994, Tom Sr. and Tom Jr. formed a partnership and
begun plans for a new 1,800 sq. ft. building were begun.
"Engines with an Attitude"
Denver Industail Park RD, Denver NC 28037