Rinehart Racing headquarters is based out of an old stone building that was a famous exclusive sanatorium, Highland Hospital, for the rich and famous. Novelist and wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald checked into the hospital in 1930. Zelda was killed in a fire here and her ghost is said to haunt the building. Sometime in the late '70s Duke University purchased the building where outpatient psychiatric practice continued until the mid '80s when it was closed and sold to private investors.
Rinehart Racing headquarters is based out of an old stone building that was a famous exclu
While Gerald admits he's not in his shop as often as he'd like, he has been busy creating new exhausts. "No cad programs or sketch pads. He works it in his head and you never know what he's going to come up with until he's finished. And in the end he'll surprise you," Judd said. Once the designs are tested and proven to perform to Rinehart standards they go through the manufacturing process in which everything from cutting and bending the tubing to polishing and chrome is done in the USA.
Just like Gerald did in his early days with NASCAR, he is always looking to improve, and the company is currently creating brand-new designs and making old designs obsolete, improving upon everything. Some of the new designs include the Cross Back exhaust for Softails, Dynas, and Sportsters. According to Gerald, this is the first seven-step exhaust in the industry, and outperforms any exhaust they've ever designed, putting out an additional 18 lb-ft of torque and 18 hp on a stock bike with a high-flow air cleaner and fuel tuner. For '09-10 baggers, Rinehart has come out with a new 2-into-1 system that features a three-stepped header design, and new stepped baffles.
Easily identifiable from a sea of motorcycle tail sections, the black Rinehart Signature end caps have "inspired" many others.
Easily identifiable from a sea of motorcycle tail sections, the black Rinehart Signature e
"The old saying is, 'If you want something to run, put a 2-into-1 on it.' But our True-Duals for the '09-10 baggers are within 1 hp of our 2-into-1s and the torque between the two is spot-on," Gerald said.
Aside from creating new exhausts, Rinehart is also working on several other new products that it says will rock the industry. Steadfast in its commitment to performance, Rinehart is equally concerned with quality and has created a buzz in the industry with its announcement of offering an 18-month warranty on its exhaust. "You always keep diggin' and scratchin', tryin' this, tryin' that, and seeing what will work, what won't work, and what works better," Gerald told us. "The whole deal is, if you ever get complacent or satisfied with what you got, you'll get left behind."