in 1977 a small group
of engine performance specialists decided to combine their
expertise to form what is nowknown as Competition Cams.
The sole purpose of this highly knowledgable and dedicated
collection of engine builders and engineers was to produce
the finest racing and street cams that money could buy. Hard
work and product knowledge has taken Competition Cams to the
top of the industry.
From its humble beginning, with just 10 employees,
Competition Cams has grown to be the industry leader in
camshaft technology and valve train related components. The
company now has more than 150 employees.
Competition Cams' staff of engineers and technicians has
made our research and development department unparalleled in
the business. Consistent innovation in both racing & street
applications is the key to success.
Competition Cams is always on the cutting edge of Technology,
regardless of the demands. When the oil embargo caused gas
prices to soar in the 70's, COMP led the way in developing
camshafts that provided bettergas mileagewithout a power
loss. This led to a completely new breed of camshafts. As
gas prices stabilized in the early 80's, power again became
the order of the day. Competition Cams was ready and
responded with its Magnum Series camshafts accommodating the
strongest "muscle cars" of the 50's, 60's and 70's. From its
patented 100 Super lock to its patented Magnum Roller
RockerArm, COMP, the Choice of Motorsports Professionals,
has always set the curve in innovation. We will continue to
do the same in the future.
With more than 75 years of combined experience in the
engineering field, Competition Cams assembled a staff of
camshaft and valve train components experts that few, if any,
in the industry can match. That experience, combined with
the latest design technology is the recipe for success for
not only Camp Cams, but for you as well. Competition Cams
sits atop the pinnacle of design success. From Blueprint to
prototype testing, Comp Cams leaves nothing to doubt in
offering you the absolute finest product available,
guaranteeing customer satisfaction.
Comp's 120 000 square foot manufakturing and distribution
drivers such as seven time Winston Cup Champion Dale
Earnhardt, Terry Labonte, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Rusty
Wallace and Bill Elliott, just to name a few, all put their
trust and livelihood on the shoulders of Competition Cams.
The top NHRA drivers also put their faith in COMP Cams,
including 10-time Winston Champion Bob Glidden, Steve
Schmidt, and Mark Pawuk.
We at Competition Cams gladly accept
the challenge the professionals put before us and we'll pass
the knowledge and expertise we gain from them to you.
In an attempt to
appeal to the largest number of customers automakers design
and produce a wide variety of vehicles to fit the needs of
potential customers. In many cases, the manufacturer's
automobiles share a common engine design. Mass produced,
these engines conform to one set of horsepower and torque
configurations regardless of application.What does this mean
It's the only way for the
manufacturers to accommodate all the possible applications.
They create the flattest power curve possible that will suit
the needs of the greatest number of applications. Stock
camshafts are no different. They are designed as the total
compromise for every conceivable application. In some cases
compromise in power and mileage is acceptable, however, in
the majority of cases, compromise becomes a problem rather
than a remedy.
The camshaft is one of the most important factors in the
relationship between high performance and gas mileage. Quite
simply, a camshaft that will produce more power in the range
in which you do the majority of your driving will provide
more response and efficiency. That's why each and every cam
produced at Competition Cams is designed with your driving
style in mind. The High Energy series of cams is best suited
to the lower RPM ranges associated with passenger cars,
light trucks and vans. Every High Energycams is designed to
provide maximum torque in the range in which you do most of
For the performance-minded driver, the Magnum series
provides a broad range of camshafts in hydraulic, hydraulic
roller, solid and solid roller tappet versions. Each design
has unique characteristics and application suggestions. With
increased use of computer controlled engine systems,
Competition Cams is on the move again with its line of Pure
Energy cams. Designed for emission-controlled vehicles,