high-performance automotive parts, was presented with the 2008
Warehouse Distributor (WD) of the Year Award at the 2008 SEMA Show
Industry Awards Banquet held in Las Vegas.
Motor State Distributing was founded in 1964 in a tiny garage by
longtime racer and enthusiast George Lane. The company has since grown
to become one of the most successful warehouse distributors of
high-performance automotive parts in the world. In 1970, Motor State
Distributing was officially founded as the warehouse distribution
division of Lane Automotive, selling high-performance parts to speed
shops throughout the Midwest. The company grew steadily during the next
three decades and eventually expanded its customer base to include
shipping to all 50 states, as well as Canada and several international
Motor State distributes millions of accessories and performance
parts representing over 520 product lines from its new 153,000
sq.ft. facility located in Watervliet, MI. To fulfill the needs
of walk-in customers, Motor State converted 10,000 sq. ft. of its
facility into a showroom dedicated to high-performance parts and
accessories with personalized resources for hot-rodding advice.
Motor State’s customer base consists of jobber-owned speed shops,
auto parts merchants, machine shops and chassis and engine builders.
The company is recognized for providing world-class, personalized
service to its jobber base and working very closely with its
manufacturer reps to ensure the best programs and current product
information are always available.
The WD of the Year Award, presented annually at the SEMA Show,
recognizes the accomplishments and contributions to the
specialty-equipment industry by one outstanding warehouse distributor
For more information about Motor State Distributing, visit www.motorstate.com.