How We Started

In the beginning it was Philadelphia Automotive Technologies and our focus was creating competitive engines for automotive, marine, pro-street, drag race and circle track with special expertise in the restoration of ‘50s, 60s and 70s cars.

In 1991 Philadelphia Automotive moved to our location in Northeast Philadelphia. Conveniently located a short distance from either interstate 95 or the PA Turnpike. This 12,000 square foot building is crammed with experience and a love for racing.

PRP First catalog
PRP , PRE Location

Breaking Into PRE & PRP

In 1997 the company split into two different entities, Philadelphia Racing Engines and Philadelphia Racing Products.

Philadelphia Racing Engines (PRE) still focuses on creating one of kind high powered engines. We are proficient in all facets of competition engine building and machining. Our capabilities are endless, covering all machining, head & manifold flow work, assembly, and engine dyno tuning.

Philadelphia Racing Products (PRP) was born when a CNC milling center was added to the list of equipment. Since then, through hard work and the love of racing, PRP has been able to break into performance parts manufacturing with its own state of the art racing product line. Some of PRP’s advanced products include the revolutionary Dual Return Spring Throttle Bracket, Billet Fuel Cell Caps, and Billet Electric Water Pumps

Rich, Jules, Jay Maple Grove

Richard, Jules and Jay at Maple Grove


PRE is still a one of kind engine shop that creates amazing engines and completes head, block and cylinder work on a daily basis.

PRP has grown exponentially in size since 1997 and now has a product line of over 1,000 plus part numbers, and a 50 page catalog. Now with several generations, and over 50 years of racing experience, we know what it takes to make a good part.