Independence Automotive Accessories by Mickey Thompson
Mickey Thompson automotive parts are available to you in Independence, MO at Chux Trux! Find all the Mickey Thompson accessories you need including Tire, Tire Tube, Wheel -Aluminum, Wheel Center Cap, Wheel Lug Nut Lock, Wheel Trim Ring, Wheel Trim Ring Bolt Kit, and much more!
About Mickey Thompson
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires designs, develops and distributes specialty tires for the street, strip, track, and off-road. Since its founding in 1963, the company has championed many firsts in the tire industry, from wide low-profile street tires to rugged, aggressive-tread off-road tires. Designing and producing innovative tread patterns and compounds to build the best performance tires in the world was our focus then, and is still our focus today. Mickey Thompson Performance Tires is known worldwide as a leader in high performance tires and wheels for use on the track and in off-road racing. Our commitment and dedication to racing began with Mickey Thompson and Gene McMannis. Mickey, an innovative race car driver, designer, and promoter held 485 National and International speed and endurance records.Gene McMannis' racing accomplishments included designing and developing tires for the Pan American Road Race, Daytona, LeMans, Indy 500, and Bonneville Salt Flats. He holds various patents.The list of innovations from Mickey Thompson Performance has grown along with the company. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company's purchase of Mickey Thompson Tires in 2003 has helped to continue the company passion for innovative product design and helped to grow Mickey Thompson Performance Tires and Wheels into an industry leader with a network of thousands of dealers worldwide.
About Chux Trux
Chux began as an idea back in 1990. At the time there were very few automotive accessory stores and mini trucks were very popular. I was a mini truck enthusiast. After working in the world of auto parts for most of my life and after that the cell phone business and part time pin-chaser in a bowling alley, I put together a business plan using books from the library, consulted with some guys I knew from a local wholesale automotive supplier and started going to banks for funding. I visited quite a few banks but after about 9 months, I was granted an SBA backed loan and started looking for buildings. After a long search I ended up at a small shop that sat way back off the road in Independence, Mo. on the east side of Kansas City. The building had been a Taylor Rental store (division of Stanley Tools) and Taylor had many years remaining on the lease even though they had closed the store. On June 1, 1991 Chux Trux opened for business. The first day I sold 1 bugshield. That’s all. The first month we totaled 12,000 in sales. Same the second month. There was one other employee at the time but he didn’t always show up for work. After a month went by, I let him go. For the next two months I sold and installed everything. The business was growing. In September, Shawn Shipers wandered in and we hit it off. I asked him if he needed a job and he said yes. He was from Pattonsburg, Mo. I had never heard of it. Today, we have grown to multiple locations with over 2 dozen employee’s, including a commercial division selling B2B including car dealers, contractors, municipalities and more.