The parts that SBD has sitting on its shelves have more than likely been made by the team's own fair hands, in-house. They will also be developed, refined and honed to not only make them more affordable to SBD's customers, but to be, quite simply, the best!
An unfortunate side-effect of such success is that many competitors have endeavored to steal Steve's work, but by the time they're selling it for themselves, he has already improved on the original design and has gotten it back out to market. It is this dedication to constantly improving and changing his products, as well as keeping them reliable and affordable, that has meant Steve and the team at SBD have managed to sustain their success for as long as they have.
These accomplishments have brought them numerous lucrative contracts over the years, and has involved them working with General Motors, John Read Racing Engines and supplying components to the likes of Camillus Bradley and a large swathe of the Irish scene.
Some top cars have appeared on the retro Ford scene bearing the SBD name too, the most prominent being Matt Downer's awesome Mk2 Escort. The SBD Duratec-powered hillclimb/stage weapon is a very quick, savage beast, and that's all thanks to the all singing and dancing 294bhp Duratec residing under the bonnet. The car has been used as a bit of a developmental tool, and is sure to feature any new ideas that out of the SBD stables.
Part of the SBD product range includes is adoption of the latest in technological developments when it comes to engines. The team have designed their own fly-by-wire throttle system, launch control and traction control systems, are the distributors for the MBE ECUs and are masters of ECU programming.
Moving with the times has coincided with the business moving forward too. SBD aim to stay at the top of the tree for years to come, and with a work ethic like Steve and his team have, we see no reasons why they wouldn't.
Happy 20th SBD Motorsport!