Top-Brand Bikes Prove Ideal Solution for Traversing Racing Paddock
Southlake, TX (February 26, 2021) – Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced today that Huffy and Buzz Bikes are now the “Official Bikes of SVRA.” Both bicycle brands provide a high quality, stylish, and comfortable vehicle for racers to navigate the tight contours of today’s racetrack paddock efficiently. United Wheels, Inc., headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, owns both companies.
“Huffy is one of the most recognizable brands in bicycling. Buzz presents a compelling E-bike that will truly distinguish its riders,” said Tony Parella, owner and CEO of both Trans Am and SVRA. “This announcement is part of our strategy to expand into partnerships with top consumer brands. I expect to see the numbers of Huffy and Buzz bicycles steadily grow at SpeedTour events as we move through the 2021 racing season.”
Huffy was founded by George Huffman 129 years ago in 1892 and has been at the forefront of the bicycling culture ever since. Today, Huffy boasts a robust product line. The full product line has something for everyone. The line includes toddler riding toys, kid’s bikes, scooters, electric bikes, and various mountain and cruiser bikes that combine fun and comfort.
Buzz, a leading brand in e-bikes and e-tricycles for adults, provides advanced electronics so riders can go further, navigate hills, even reach speeds of 20 mph. The mid-drive pedal-assist electric motor E-bike features a lockable battery compartment, LCD control panel, index shifting for efficient and precise gear shifts, and disc brakes on the front and back wheels. Buzz E-bikes are easy to ride with a low center of gravity and an aluminum frame for a sturdy, lightweight ride.
“Everyone at Huffy and Buzz sees this partnership as a natural fit,” said Kris Parlett, United Wheels Marketing Director. “We look forward to joining others riding our bikes around the paddock on SpeedTour weekends.”
Huffy and Buzz Bikes join other top-brand companies on the growing list of SVRA partners. Among them are Jaguar, Land Rover, Lucas Oil, NetJets, Sunoco, Avis, Mazda Motorsports, Big Machine Vodka, TireRack.com, RACELOGIC, Mission Foods, Hawk Performance, F.A.S.T., Marathon Coach, Adobe Road Winery, and CG Detroit. SVRA’s nationwide platform is at the heart of the organization’s growth strategy. Agreements with powerful brands combine with the significant participation of legendary professional drivers and the paddock’s high net worth demographic to help attract more partnerships. This strategy provides three pillars for business expansion. Company officials report consistent annual double-digit growth since 2012.
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) is the premier vintage racing organization in the United States. Founded in 1978, SVRA has grown steadily to 2,500 active members with a database of over 11,000 race cars. Race weekends take place at some of the finest racing venues in the United States, including Charlotte Motor Speedway, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Sebring International Raceway, Road America, Watkins Glen International, Michelin Road Atlanta Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Portland International Raceway, Auto Club Speedway, Lime Rock Park, Sonoma Raceway and Virginia International Raceway (VIR). In 2013, SVRA hosted the first U.S. Vintage National Championships at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas—a tradition it continues today. Find additional information on SVRA, a complete annual schedule, and entry lists on the SVRA website Be sure to check our Facebook page and YouTube channel, which currently boast a library of over 300 action-packed event videos, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Most SVRA races will be live-streamed on the SVRA app.
About United Wheels, Inc.:
United Wheels is the parent company of outdoor brands including Huffy, Niner Bikes, Batch Bicycles, Royce Union, Vaast Bikes, Buzz E-Bikes and Allite, Inc. brands ship more than 7 million bicycles annually to thousands of retail locations throughout the U.S. and more than 30 countries. Our products are known for durability, innovation, comfort, and style for every member of the family.