Blazing a trail through focus and innovation.
Combining a love for American Muscle with a passion for engineering and vehicle dynamics has lead owner Bernie Duplan to create Pro-Touring Products.
After graduating from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Formula SAE win, Bernie began his career with the U.S. Army testing prototype tactical wheeled vehicles (aka badass Army trucks!) He quickly became the go-to guy for vehicle dynamics and chassis control systems like ESC, writing data analysis software, understanding the data, and even writing test standards for all of Army vehicle testing.
The passion for his 1985 Monte Carlo SS remained strong throughout this journey as Bernie applied his knowledge and experience to the SickSpeedMonte. The iconic SSM Clutch Pedal Kit was released in 2014. Combining an understanding of the linkage kinematics and an unwillingness to settle for anything less than an OEM pedal feel, it quickly became the industry standard for G-body hydraulic clutch conversions
With the success of the SSM Clutch pedal kits, Pro-Touring Products has put in place the engineering and manufacturing processes necessary to develop and produce products in-house. Now let’s shift the focus towards Vehicle Dynamics and start the next revolution!