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Bondurant School Of High Performance Under New Ownership

Stig Investments Takes Over The Bankrupt Driving School

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance driving has found a new owner, but its exclusive vehicle partnership with Fiat Chrysler will live on. The appropriately named Stig Investments Inc. finalized the purchase of the well-known American driving school last month. The investment is a positive sign for the driving school, which filed for bankruptcy last year and was forced to close briefly.

Bondurant operates a fleet of over 100 Dodge and SRT products, including muscle cars such as the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger Hellcat and even a even handful of 840 hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demons. The record-setting Dodge Viper ACR is also up for grabs if you’re more experienced.

“In the past 30 days, we’ve solidified key pieces of the Bondurant experience that will ensure the success and growth of the school,” said newly appointed Bondurant CEO Bruce Belser, who is a former graduate of the driving program. “From securing the FCA partnership to retaining our passionate team members, including renowned instructors Mike McGovern and Danny Bullock, and infusing significant capital into the business, we plan to continue to deliver the ultimate guest experience and a best-in-class work environment for employees.”

Belser is one of the three investors in the Stig Investments Inc. group, all of whom are passionate driving and racing enthusiasts that are keen to help the school succeed and stay open well into the future.

Feel like climbing behind the wheel of an SRT Hellcat or Demon at Bondurant? You can register for summer classes at Bondurant.com.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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