Vince DeJong has been building Sand/Off-Road Cars and working with performance
vehicles for a number of years. He has been a fabricator since 1980, when he
began working with his father at age 14. Vince also has an extensive background
In 1994 Vince
became part of World Sport Racers which produced spec racers that competed all
over the United States, as well as Costa Rica.
In 1995, while
still with World Sport Racers, Vince joined Corey Witherill Racing, which was an
off-road race team. They campaigned a short course off-road race car that ran in
the Mickey Thompson Series as well as the Soda Series.
In 1996 Vince
joined the Saleen-Allen Racing Team, a Saleen Mustang team that was a joint
venture between actor and car enthusiast Tim Allen of the "Home Improvement"
sitcom and Steve Saleen. Their races included the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24
Hours of Le Mans in France.
In 1997, while
heavily involved in racing, Vince was offered a position at General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, where he applied his skills to the aerospace industry.
1997 was a big
year for Vince. His wife Shelley convinced him to go into business for himself.
Today, Vince and Shelley make a formidable team...Shelley handles the day-to-day
business operations, leaving Vince to utilize his talents to produce amazing
performance machines like the Monster Manx.
Vince DeJong is
also an accomplished machinist, which is evident in his workmanship. Besides
manufacturing many of the Monster Manx components, DeJong Manufacturing also
handles machining accounts, producing all types of products...from racing parts
to medical tooling devices.