Creating Superior Volkswagen Parts Since 2003
MST founder Kenneth Statton has always been a tinkerer. In 2003, he was working on the dune buggy he bought from his grandfather. The buggy was originally built in 1969 and was fun to own.
As an owner of a machine shop, Statton had the freedom to take concepts and bring them to reality. After creating several innovations, he created Custom Bug Products, LLC which later became Motorsports Tulsa LLC (MST) in 2007.
Since then, MST has been on the road showing off innovative VW products at car shows across the country. Through the years, we've added a large distributor network to order from your favorite VW shop, and the ability to buy directly from us.
Our growth and the demand of our product comes from one of the greatest auto enthusiast communities there is - the VW community. We thank you for accepting our product, giving feedback, and sharing your photos of installations. We'll keep working to make superior products so that your V-dub is looking great and working even better.
One of his first creations for his buggy and the VW air-cooled market was a new serpentine pulley design. There were others available, but he saw an opportunity to make something better and fill a need in the market. Initial designs focused on creating a system that looked great and was extremely reliable.
We experimented with different approaches including bearing sizes, pulley offsets, bracket locations and more. Several local VW enthusiasts took interest in testing the new designs. After testing the product, the VW fans told us that installation was easy, the belt ran true, and minimal adjustments were needed. We had happy customers – and a product to get to VW fans around the world.
Since the Serpentine Pulley System, MST has created a variety of VW products that fans keep telling us are the best they’ve used. We design for the basic headaches that a VW owner could experience – leaks, wear and tear, and more. Products like our new Valve Covers contain a seal innovation that keeps a typically leaky area sealed up.
A Passion for Performance and the VW Community
MST has quickly become known as a reliability leader in Volkswagen parts. We work hard to create designs that simply work like they should – and we have the flexibility in owning quality machining tools. That allows us to continuously experiment and innovate.
While we could just enjoy how our first product versions are working, we keep innovating. In 2008, Statton made key changes to the flagship Serpentine Pulley System design. These improvements include friction locking of the idler, a reliability enhancement to the double-row bear, and a new crank bolt and alternator nut.
We are proud to have some of the most sought after products on the market. As a result, we have a strong network of distributors and retail outlet locations all across the United States, and have successful relationships with distributors in the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico. We are looking to expand our reach and continue our quest to have our product sold all around the world.