We started in the mail-order business in the late 1970s,

by first making parts beginning with what would later be known as the "Premier Muscle Car," the Pontiac GTO. We still make parts for this car along with many of the other performance cars from the sixties. It was from this beginning we eventually branched out into other GM models and other car lines. We published a monthly GTO newsletter for 20 years, and never missed an issue.

Fresh out of Vietnam in 1968, I bought my first GTO, a 1964 post coupe, and it wasn't long after I was off and running with a love affair that has become our family business. Fortunately, my wife actually worked for Hurst Performance (the manufacturer of the famous Hurst shifters) in 1969. That started my interest in the history of Hurst-Campbell Inc. and collecting related memorabilia. From these early days, we used our knowledge to build our business on something we enjoyed... high-performance cars.

Pontiac Motor Division has several of our parts on their restored 1964 GTO and we’ve supplied parts for the 1965 GTO found in the Henry Ford Museum. We were also fortunate to have worked on projects with the Franklin Mint and the Danbury Mint.

It didn't take long before our company was expanding into other markets. By the time the 1987 Buick Grand National rolled off the assembly line, I had purchased the classic as a 40th birthday gift to myself. Like the GTO, we soon developed a business centered around this car.

This car was a milestone for Buick and that year it was the fastest U.S. production car. From its beginning, the car has garnered a loyal following. It’s come full cycle... from a hot new street or race car, to a desirable used car, and now to a highly collectible car.

The first picture shows me with my current test car, an original white 1987 Buick Turbo-T.

Our love affair for this car has extended into writing four very informative books and many related articles on these cars. We have also sold over 300 of the 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regals, including 8 GNXs over the years. Some of the top notch 1986-1987 Turbo Regals at the national level have once passed through our hands. Photo 2 shows just a few of these cars on our driveway.

We also published GRAND NEWS, a monthly newsletter keeping the Turbo Buick informed with news and products from 1988 through June 2004. In June 2004, GRAND NEWS was replaced by a FREE on-line “KIRBAN INNER CIRCLE” weekly newsletter. To join, see the Kirban Inner Circle section on the homepage. We also offer various other “INNER CIRCLE” articles, which include information of interest to other car line enthusiasts.

In the early 1990s, because we had access to a variety of manufacturers, we expanded our product line and started making parts for the various Mustangs, then Corvettes (mostly for the C4 models, then the C5 and C6.) We also make parts for other car lines, such as the Mini Cooper, PT Cruiser, BMW and Porsche. For many years our Mustang and Corvette products have been available from most of the major mail-order companies. We now offer our products directly to the consumer.

Today the vast majority of our parts business centers around the Mustang, Corvette and Turbo Buick car parts; original, aftermarket and reproduction.

Over the years we have owned many cars. Each vehicle has served as a test car as we developed ideas for new products. By actually owning these test cars, it’s made it easier to focus on making parts that fit properly and look good at the same time. We currently have several Turbo Regals, a 2006 Mustang GT and a 2000 Corvette hardtop.

We are always researching the next project. Let us know if there is a part you or your company would like to have made. We have access to a high-quality metal spinner, fiberglass and machined parts.

In 2008 we introduced ZDDPlus™, an oil additive necessary to restore ZDDP (zinc dialkyldithiophosphates) in modern oils, which every classic car requires. If your engine was designed prior to the 1990s, the non-roller lifters require ZDDP in the motor oil to avoid premature deterioration. This important product has expanded our product line to encompass all the older cars and trucks. Be sure to check out complete information and related Tech Briefs on the ZDDPlus™ section of our web site.

Since the late 1980s, we’ve had over 10 “Reunion” car show events. For the Turbo Buick enthusiast, Molly has appeared at several events. Molly designed the original Grand National for Buick and also designed the logo and emblems for the car. He also designed the Turbo V6 logo and many special edition Buick products.

We’ve also had Davy Jones of the Monkees (since the Monkeemobile was based on a GTO) and John Buck Wilkins of the group “Ronny and the Daytonas” (writer and singer of the popular “GTO” song) appear at our Reunion events.

Over the years, we’ve attended many car shows for a wide variety of cars from Studebakers, the GS Buick Nationals, to the modern Mustangs and Corvettes. I’ve also given numerous lectures and seminars on various products, ZDDPlus™, as well as Hurst-Campbell memorabilia and history. If you are in the northeast area and your car club is interested in having me speak at one of your meetings or events, just give us a call.

Our main photo above shows me with my current test car, a 1987 Turbo-T.

The next photo shows just some of the cars at our 2007 Reunion event.

The last photo shows some of the Buick Turbo Regals we have had for sale.

Our family business strives to be a reputable source for quality products at reasonable prices, along with dependability and convenience.

So, whatever your tastes, we hope we can provide you with parts for your pride and joy.

Buckle yourself in, control the power and enjoy the ride.





Dennis Kirban