QFT Founder Marvin Benoit Retires After 19 Great Years
Ask any racer or performance enthusiast about the defining attributes of Quick Fuel Technology and they are likely to sum it up in one word – “innovation”. Marvin Benoit is all about creating fuel system products that are easier to use, faster on the track and more affordable for the racer, because, after all Marvin is a racer at heart, and he is building products he would want to use on his own racecars.
A few examples of his innovative genius would include QFT’s QuickSet™ vacuum secondary adjustment that eliminates the hassle of changing vacuum pod springs, high-flow 4-Door™ power valves that react faster and flow more fuel, die-cast and billet aluminum components for lighter weight and adding tuning features found in high-end carbs, like changeable idle and air bleeds to most QFT carbs regardless of price. Realizing that carburetors still offer some advantages over EFI, Marvin incorporated the best annular booster carb technology into Quick Fuel’s QFi to create a superior EFI throttle body.
When Marvin left Holley in ’97 to start up Quick Fuel Technology his goal was simply to sell small carburetor components to racers. It wasn’t long before QFT was building its own line of carburetors and equipping them so that they were ready-to-race out of the box. Many a carb shootout against custom builders has been won by box-stock QFT carbs. QFT’s product line evolved with fuel pumps, pressure regulators and most recently, EFI. Marvin was awarded 9 patents for fuel system innovations over those 19 years. As a result, Quick Fuel now sells in excess of 50,000 carburetors a year. Marvin sold QFT to High Performance Industries in 2012.
Now Marvin is planning on spending time with his family, traveling and of course racing his eclectic collection of racecars. He wants to thank his many employees and customers over the years for their loyalty and support. He looks forward to seeing them at the racetrack and shows in the future. For more information on QFT’s race-winning carburetors and fuel system components, please contact Quick Fuel Technology, 129 Dishman Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Phone (270) 793-0900. Fax (270) 793-0951.