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I have dealt with John on chrome, parts and a complete “Ultra Car”, in all instances he has gone above and beyond to ensure I was completely satisfied. With regards to the complete “Ultra Car”, it was one stop shopping, he sold my old car, and handled the complete build of my new car including delivery to my house. The “Ultra Car” was the nicest car I have owned, the attention to detail in the assembly, wiring and paint was second to none. If you are in the market for a new car, an “Ultra Car should be your first choice, your car will not be just another pipe rack.

Jesse Smith 

V.P Manufacturing

Concentric Rockford Inc.


I have been a drag racer since my first pass in 1975. Through the years I’ve raced about everything including 18 years racing drag bikes. From 2003 to 2010 I owned and raced a Top Sportsman car. The last race of 2010 we had an unfortunate wreck that totaled the car. I decided to go a different direction for 2011 and build a new dragster. I did extensive research as this would be my first experience driving a dragster. I talked to many dragster builders when I finally came across John Parkes at Chrome-Worx. After a short interview I knew immediately this was my builder. Not only did John build me a multiple award winning Top Dragster including a 2012 World of Wheels award and a NHRA Divsion-3 Best appearing car, John with the help of American Race Cars designed and built me an incredible Chrome-Worx Ultracars Dragster. I would challenge anyone to find one imperfection on this car. John designed the paint scheme, did all the hydro-dipping, chrome plating, wiring, and delivered a completely assembled turn-key Dragster race ready as promised. The car was done exactly when John promised it would be and the sale didn’t stop there.  Since the sale John has been there for all my questions any time I needed them which is monumental. 6.65 @ 205 mph ¼ mile passes that are straight and effortless sure are fun! A special thanks to Chrome-Worx and John Parkes!

Daniel Howorth
Sales Engineer
Metropolitian  Industries

I want to thank the crew at Chrome-Worx Ultracars for all the great service you have given to my racing operation. From the purchase of your stocked chrome parts , to custom chrome plating, buying a used car, and my new 2012 American racecars dragster. You have been great to work with.  Everything has been on time and on budget. Your help has gone beyond just parts. Your advise with my combination and chassis tuning has been helpful as well. I also enjoy checking in on your website to see your latest cutting edge creations!

Craig Vandersloot

I would like to thank John Parkes for the great job he did on my new American dragster. From the day the project started to time of delivery, only a short period of six weeks. I was very pleased with the group effort between American, Todd's Extreme paint and John. This new car is by far the best dragster I have owned. The way it drives and appearance is far more than I expected. 

Greg Ruleau

I have driven many different brand name dragsters. As most racers know, they all build good cars. I went with John Parkes at Chrome-Worx Ultracars for several reasons. First off he builds his cars using American Race Cars chassis. I have had 2 prior American Race Cars and both were flawless on the race track. This time around we decided to build a dragster with a lot of extras and special add-ons. John's attention to detail is beyond anything I have ever seen before in a dragster. He was great to work with from day 1 on designing this car. I had him on a tight deadline and he went above and beyond to make it happen. His craftsmanship is unbelievable, he even added things that we didn't even discuss just to make the car turn out nicer. I just received my first car from him and it is beyond anything I could have imagined. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a one of a kind dragster that turns heads everywhere they go. 

Cameron Manuel 
2011 IHRA Sportsman Driver of the Year

2010 IHRA Super Rod World Champion
4 IHRA Division Championships