In October of 1976 Ron’s father, Tony, bought a radiator shop to support the family midget and sprint car racing. Tony handed the keys over to Ron and his brother Ricky and entrusted its operations to them. In the early days , while their mother took care of the books, Ron and Rick along with servicing and building radiators, would repair, paint and service other racer’s cars.
In 1985 Ron purchased the business from his father. Though the company was building radiators for many types of racing competitors across the country, Ron could see many racers wasting money on radiators that were not up to the task. Ron made the decision to start manufacturing aluminum racing radiators along with his brass and copper radiators.
By 1990 Ron Davis had equipped many race winners and national champions in almost every type of motor racing and decided to exclusively manufacture racing radiators. In January of 1990 Ron’s brother Rick got a call from Vince Granatelli Racing to go to work for them on their Indy car, which he accepted.
In 2010 Ron upgraded the CAD department with the purchase of a Coordinate Measuring Machine to gather data from customers sent samples and also implemented the use of Solidworks to design and model 3D radiators.
Today, Ron Davis racing radiators are found all over the world in all types of race cars. The company is still family run with Ron’s mother still taking care of the books, wife managing the shipping, a brother in-law in the machine shop, and the latest addition, Ron’s two daughters. Ron’s Brother, Rick, is a championship and Indy 500 winning crew chief and still continues to work for Chip Ganassi Racing. Ron is still designing cooling systems for the future.