8300 Lane Drive, Watervliet, MI 49098
+1 (800) 772-2678 or +1 (269) 463-4113

We are a wholesale distributor of

High-performance Automotive Parts

Motor State Distributing®  Since 1964

Since 1964, Motor State Distributing has set the pace for worldwide distribution of high-performance automotive components for racing, street, and off-road use.

Markets We Serve

Engine Builder   •   Circle Track   •   Drag Racing   •   Open Wheel    •   Modern Muscle   •    Hot Rod & Early Muscle   •    Truck & Off-Road

Engine Builder

Whether it’s making minor performance upgrades or building an engine from the oil pan up, Motor State Distributing stocks the parts and equipment that an engine builder needs to maximize performance for virtually any application. From track to street, dragstrip to trail – we carry one of the widest selections of components available in the industry to help engine builders and tuners of all kinds take engine performance to the next level.


With thousands of parts for virtually every performance engine application, our Engine Builder catalog offers every part from bolts to blocks, produced by the biggest names in the industry.


Circle Track

It doesn’t matter if it’s slinging dirt or carving up corners on the asphalt oval, circle track racing has an appeal all its own, and is steeped in tradition here at Motor State. Quality components, backed by decades of hands-on racing experience, assure we have the right parts and equipment to fill your customer’s needs.


Often referred to as the Circle Track racer’s bible, our catalog contains more than 800 pages of the parts and equipment from the names that you and your customers trust. And with thousands of parts, it’s still just a sampling of everything we offer.


Drag Racing

From the beginning when founder, George Lane, was building and campaigning front engine dragsters, drag racing has been a part of our DNA. Backed by a huge selection of ready-to-ship drag racing parts, we’ll make sure the latest hardcore drag racing parts are readily available when you need them. 


Our Drag Racing catalog contains nearly 700 pages of go fast. With parts for everything from street stock to top fuel dragsters, it is arguably the most comprehensive dedicated drag racing catalog on the market.


Open Wheel

From quarter midgets to winged sprint cars, open wheel racers are a breed all their own. We feel it’s important to invest and immerse ourselves in the markets we serve, and there’s no better way to know what your customers are wanting than being actively involved. We stock a huge selection of products for the open wheel market, so when you need it for your customer, we have it!


With parts, equipment, and safety gear, our Open Wheel catalog offers a huge selection from the brands your customers count on.


Modern Muscle

Whether it’s a desire to improve handling, boost engine performance, make some cosmetic upgrades, or all of the above, we carry countless components from many of the top brands in the industry, in stock and ready to ship. Our team of knowledgeable enthusiasts can provide experienced guidance on the best options for every application. From mild tunes to unleashing the full potential of these late model Muscle Cars, we can help turn vision into reality.


Our Late Model Muscle catalog is like a wish book for modern muscle car builders, except there’s no need to wait until Christmas to enjoy the toys.


Hot Rod & Early Muscle

Street rods, hot rods, and muscle cars – there are as many variations to these cars as there are individual personalities. Whether your customer is building a traditional street rod or the ultimate pro-touring vehicle, Motor State carries the performance parts and accessories to turn any vision into reality, all in stock and ready to ship to help you keep your customers’ projects on schedule.


Everything needed for classic hot rods, pro-touring racers, and custom street rods, covering nearly 300 brands of everything from fittings to engines and springs to steering wheels.


Truck and Off-Road

With a huge selection of performance truck, Jeep, and off-road parts and accessories, Motor State is your source for many of the most recognized and sought-after brands in the industry. From convenience accessories to complete suspension systems, we stock a wide range of customization and restoration components for both classic and late model trucks and SUVs.


Our Truck and Off-Road catalog contains the latest offerings from leading manufacturers in the industry, with products designed to help truck and SUV owners get the most out of their vehicles, whether at work or at play.


SEMA Warehouse Distributor of the Year Award recipient,

Motor State Distributing continuously strives to live up to our company vision: To deliver the best customer experience in every market we serve. We believe in building partnerships, both with the dealers that rely on us, and the vendors whose lines we carry, and work diligently to ensure our customers’ satisfaction.

Let’s work together!


As the warehouse distributor of choice for customers in more than 35 countries, we know that fast shipping at a reasonable price is critical. We work hard to find the most cost-effective solution to get orders to our customers quickly, no matter where they are located.


Our customer service team makes sure that issues are resolved quickly and painlessly, whether it’s tracking down a delayed package or resolving a warranty claim. We’re not happy until we know our customers are happy.


Our Domestic Sales team combines extensive product knowledge with first-hand practical experience, providing a valuable resource for any high-performance fabricator, engine builder, machine shop, or speed shop.


For more than 25 years, our veteran International Sales Department has provided dedicated service to customers around the world, focusing on their specific needs with individual and personalized attention.

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Motor State’s massive parts inventory ensures that the parts you need are in stock and ready to ship. Combine that with our state-of-the-art shipping technology and it’s clear why all around the world, dealers just like you rely on Motor State Distributing every day.

We are a proud member and supporter of these aftermarket associations and shows.