about us

The PY Online Forums is the largest online gathering of Pontiac enthusiasts anywhere in the world. It was also the first online forum for people to gather and talk about their Pontiacs. Started in 1991, the PY Forums were created to 'bring the hobby together.' Since then, it has become the mecca of Pontiac technical data and knowledge that no other place can surpass. It has grown to over 41,000 members who have contributed almost 3 million posts. Want to know what that pontiac part is from or for? Want to sell your Pontiac or some Pontiac parts? Want to find out what came original on a 1967 GTO? Want to make new Pontiac friends from around the globe? You can here on the PY Forums.

Performance Years was started in the basement of Chris Casperson's home in 1983. Over time, the business of selling Pontiac parts grew into what became a full mail order catalog business serving over 100,000 Pontiac customers around the world. Not only did the retail business kick into high gear during the 1990s, but PY never stopped finding new products to reproduce for the classic Pontiac and GM market.

evolution of PY
In 1991, a PYQC division that produced and marketed automotive trading cards under the band names Musclecards, Musclecards II, Mustang Cards, Shelby Signature Series, Mustang Cards II. Most of which have obtained almost mythical status. And although the trading card boom had come and gone, Performance Years continued to grow. In 1993 the PYCL locks & keys division was started. The lock sets you see in automotive mail order catalogs were probably made in our facility.

In 2001 Chris noticed a market change that saw Classic Car owners wanting to enjoy their rides more. DRIVING your classic became a must. And being able to go fast made driving all that much more fun. So in spite of cursing exhaust systems distribution for years because of constant fitment complaints, Chris Started what would eventually become known as Pypes Performance Exhaust. In 2009, both Performance Years and it's now 'bigger' little brother Pypes were moving to a bigger facility where they remain today.

Performance Years had now been a major One Stop shop mail order company of Pontiac parts for 30 years now and at the same time was quietly responsible for producing hundreds of reproduction products for the restoration market from 1983 to present. That list is still growing today. In 2012, PYCL acquired Pat's Corvette Locks, the leading automotive lock supplier in the Corvette industry. With this addition, PYCL now offers complete wholesale lines for GM, Ford, Mopar, and now Corvette locks.

In February of 2015, Performance Years sold its retail side of the company to concentrate more on the growing wholesale lines within the organization. A new corporate name was created to help better define the diversity of the product offerings available to the automotive aftermarket. Now doing business as Max Performance Inc, the focus turned strictly on supplying an existing dealer network with outstanding and innovative products coupled with excellent customer service. With 5 product lines to choose from, Max Performance is sure that it can help your business grow!