We at WCM would like to put this all to bed. Our formal position on this is that we do not care if Freddie wants to make parts for or cars. It is a free market. We build a shock system that works on his cars and is considered by many to be a superior product. Many companies make alternate parts for other scale cars and this is no different. We would have preferred that he not do this for the obvious reasons, but he has chosen to do so. I would like to address the comments about parts availability and quality though. WCM does now and has for a long time had a full stock of parts redly available to anyone that can use the website. We are, essentially, a web based company. Sometimes, like all manufacturers, including Freddie, parts are out of stock due to production demands. We are sorry if that has happened to you. But to say we do not respond to our customers needs is simply incorrect. We do our very best to look after our customers, not only from a parts availability stand point but at the track assistance. Chris, in particular, spends a great deal of every race weekend with other peoples cars on our set up pad. We fully share all of our set up information with all of our customers. The results of new guys running well is proof to that. We have two legitament regional dealers that supply at track parts for our cars as well. One (Ken Leiker Motorsports) also has a significant web presence and a large inventory of basic parts. So if you cannot find a real WCM part, we have a hard time understanding that.
As to quality and materials choices, We use the materials that we deem best suited for each application, sometimes that is 7075, sometimes it is 6061. We use the highest quality raw materials, and have our parts made by a number of racing related machine shops who understand the quality and tolerances expected in serious racing. We will gladly put all of our parts up against anyone as to machine quality and tolerance. We do, however, make a mistake every once in a while, and then we stand behind our parts and replace them free of charge. We will continue to stand behind our customers, help them in every way possible, support and sponsor QSAC and many other local tracks across the country, but we cannot and will not be able to warranty or service any part not made or supplied buy us. If you choose to buy knock off parts that is your choice, but we will not support them or promise they will work for you. As we previously said we are not angry at Freddie for doing what he feels is right for his business, we wish him well in his endeavors regardless of how misguided they may seem to some. He has his reasons, we disagree with some of them, but it is a free market. This is not the first time or the last that Freddie and us will agree to disagree. That does not mean we do not respect each other and have a good relationship. All that being said we at WCM value a good relationship with all of our competitors, and will continue to offer any help or assistance to any of them that we can. This is simply good for the sport. We will continue to offer innovative products and work to develop existing ones. The sport is growing, slowly, but growing none the less. There is no place for pissing contests. Sincerely Mark Hogue, WCM Racing