High Performance Heroes is a 501(c)(3) and our organization is based 100% on donations.

High Performance Heroes is a group of racers, race fans, and friends dedicated to helping our heroes, combat wounded veterans, work toward their motorsports goals. We have pledged our time, talents, and resources to provide entry level exposure to wheel-to-wheel vintage road racing.


In order to accomplish this goal we, along with the generous support of the motorsports industry development staff and racing fans, modify and develop vintage, small-bore racing cars to meet the specific needs of each of our drivers.

Original Art Concepts for Race Car Modifications

All Modifications drawn by High Performance Heroes President Dave Thomas

Hand Drawn Steering Column Concept

Top View

Hand Drawn Break Pedal Box  

This drawing was a concept for our 1962 Austin Healey Sprite (#14). 

The original intention was to use a basket-type retention device for Liam's prosthetic foot to be held in place on the break pedal.  

This drawing was a concept for our 1972 MG Midget (#15). 

This drawing shows the possible placement of cables on either side of the steering column connected to the paddles for acceleration and braking.

Hand Drawn Steering Column Concept

Side View

This drawing was a concept for our 1972 MG Midget (#15). 

This drawing shows the possible attachment points of the steering column / drive shaft as it might need to be connected the frame of the car.

Austin Healey Sprite Transmission Nomenclature 

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