Hot Rod suspension pioneer and Land Speed Racer Jerry Kugel of Kugel Komponents will serve as the official Hot Rod Hero of the 9th Del Mar Nationals on April 3, 4, & 5 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. His two sons, Jeff and Joe, along with his daughter Jerilyn, accomplished land speed racers in their own right, will join dad for the weekend festivities.

The Kugel Family ’29 Bonneville roadster (raced ’77 to ’96), the new Muroc roadster which just went 201 mph at the salt flats (it was driven home by the way!) as well as their 1992 Pontiac Trans Am which Jerry, Joe, and Jeff eclipsed 300 mph in, will be on display in Del Mar. A question and answer seminar with the Kugels and autograph session is also scheduled.

Based in La Habra, CA, Kugel Komponents opened in the late 1960’s as a mechanical repair shop. Under Jerry’s guidance, they went on to be one of the Street Rod Industry’s first major manufacturers. Known worldwide for their cutting edge products over the years including their signature line of “Muroc” roadsters, complete chassis kits, pedal assemblies, stainless clamps, transmission linkage kits, and other products.