Bill and Stephanie Throckmorton have kept Grant and Doris’s Legacy alive by restoring the original Grant King Racers shop just down the street from the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway and have founded Top Gun Racing

Grant King born 1933 in Victoria, British Columbia

Teenage mechanic at local Pacific Northwest tracks, Built 1st car at age 18

Moved to Indianapolis in 1965 to open own race shop, Grant King Racers

Fielded cars in the Indianapolis 500 from 1970-1983

King, his wife Doris, and a small crew produced approximately 250 Race Cars that would be shipped and raced around the globe

King built cars for some of the legendary drivers such as: Rich Vogler, Mario Andretti, Al Unser Sr., A.J. Foyt, Sheldon Kinser, Billy Vukovich, and Gary Bettenhausen – just to name a few

1980’s King shifted from competitive racing to restoring race cars

Tragically, December 18th, 1999 Grant passed away from severe injuries in a two-vehicle automobile accident outside of Indianapolis