Holman Moody History
Holman & Moody was formed when the U.S. automobile manufacturers collectively decided to get out of racing in the late 1950’s. John Holman and Ralph Moody formed the company and became involved with all of Ford’s racing efforts worldwide. In the 1960’s, Holman & Moody became a powerhouse of racing technology as the company’s influence was felt across nearly every sector of automotive competition. The company enjoyed many years as the official racing contractor for Ford. Holman & Moody-prepared GT40 Mark IIs, A/FX Mustangs, Shelby Cobras, Falcons, and Stock Cars raced in NASCAR, sports car racing, drag racing, rallies, and Holman & Moody marine engines even competed in ocean boat racing. Holman & Moody had the pleasure to work with some of the best drivers in the world; men like: Fred Lorenzen, Mark Donohue, Bobby Allison, Ronnie Bucknum, Parnelli Jones, Ned Jarrett, Walt Hansgen, Peter Revson, David Pearson, Nelson Stacy, Al Unser, Joe Weatherly, Cale Yarborough, Dan Gurney, A. J. Foyt, Bo Ljungfeldt, Mario Andretti, Jim Clark, Junior Johnson, Dick Hutcherson, Augie Pabst, Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts, Curtis Turner, and Bobby Unser. Today, Holman & Moody operates a thriving restoration and repair business in Charlotte, North Carolina, servicing vintage racecars and restoring collectible racers to original form. In addition to supplying parts and service for vintage cars, the company has also delved into the late-model world under the name hmPerformance. Specializing in suspension upgrades, hmPerformance plans to offer genuine Holman & Moody engineered parts for a variety of Ford vehicles.