Performance tuning by Ernie Francis.
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Ernie has always been actively involved in racing, beginning with his first car when he was 16 years old. This was a 1969 SS396 convertible Camaro pace car, which had been purchased new by his father in '69. As he got older he began to participate in S.C.C.A. racing and formed BREATHLESS RACING TEAM. He was awarded the Southeastern Championship for the years 1987, 88 and 1989. This doesn't include the over 80 trophies he has won while racing. His most recent claim to fame was participating in the One Lap of America race.
Corvettes, General Motors products and racing have always been in his blood, which makes a winning combination. With his expertise, he was able to develop a highly sophisticated Research & Development center and is offering his innovations to the public.
In the beginning, Breathless Racing Products was generally known for the custom programming of proms (chips). With the quest for speed and performance, they engineered the A.I.R. Pump Eliminator Kit for 1984-91 L98 Corvettes and currently hold the patent for it. Next came Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulators and thermostats.
Having participated as a vendor at different corvette gatherings all over the country, Breathless Racing became a familiar name in the corvette community. At this point, they became recognized by the big names in the industry, Corvette Fever, Corvette Magazine, Mid-America Designs and Ecklers.
About two years ago the Vortex Ram Air Induction System was created for the new generation 1997-2007 C5-6 Corvette. This system has proven to have the highest horsepower and fastest times at the track. Corvette Fever acknowledged this by publishing a three-page article on it in their January 2000 issue. This system is now also available for 1990-1996 C4 corvettes.
After moving in to their state of the art facility in Dania, Florida the company's engineers started buzzing with new ideas that are now distributed World Wide: exhaust plates, shifter knobs, wings, MAT sensors, MAF ends and more.
In May 1999, Breathless Racing reached another plateau by setting a new standard in the aftermarket performance parts arena. They purchased a 1999 Mustang (brand) Dyno, which is housed in a 53-foot trailer and taken to corvette shows all over the country. This Dyno allows them to prove the horsepower claims they make. This Dyno has already been to Route 66, Bloomington, NCRS Orlando, Mid-Americas Funfest, and the Caravan in Bowling Green, Super Chevy Gainesville plus many other shows.