Company History

Recordrun_smWildgoose Performance, originally named J & J Performance, was established in 1977 as a business that specialized in high performance applications. The company became known for its stable of record setting race cars and quality work. Wildgoose Performance has made advances in the Canadian racing scene as they were responsible for bringing Mickey Thompson Tires back into the country in 1983 after a 10 year hiatus. In 1988, they built a chain of high-performance retail locations in Ontario, an extension of the famed ACTION Performance out of Quebec and finally in 1997 they launched Wildgoose Performance Mail Order, which is the premier source for difficult-to-find, hard-core after market products where they became the first distributors in Canada for such products as Lunati and Nitrous Express. They are not limited to Canada alone; they have provided services and parts to the US, the Middle East, Germany and the UK.

Wildgoose Performance has many accolades to its credit including; over 50 NHRA and IHRA Stock and Super Stock class records (11 of them by Jim alone), NHRA/IHRA class wins, several national event wins (2 of them by Jamie in Super Street), many stock car asphalt/dirt wins and pole positions, the coveted “Platinum Award” for the restoration of a client’s Z11, Super Chevy Editor’s Choice Award (2004) for a client’s 1983 Camaro (ground up build), and are the engine builder of choice for teams in DIRT,  IHRA and NHRA.

Wildgoose Performance is a full service location. They have the capabilities to build, dyno and install engines, aftermarket parts and are authorized Votech supercharger and Ecotec turbo installers. They port, polish and flow cylinder heads, are recognized nationally as the leading supplier for rebuilt Quadra jet carburetors for sanctioning body and restoration applications, and have an established name in the racing, hot-rodding and classic car restoration industry. They continually validate new products and services on their equipment and race/street cars.

Jim Wildgoose, the founder and a recognized racer in his own right heads up the operation and has established himself as a specialist in the industry. Due to his background he understands the demands of the racer and built his business with the best people and equipment available.  The rest of the family is also involved in the continuing success of the company.  This is a company of racers for racers.