Creitz Automotive is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company was founded in 1955 by Bob Creitz, an engine builder and tuner who fielded some of the most successful Top Fuel dragsters in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Remembering Bob Creitz
Bob Creitz was something of a legend, because of his keen interest in anything with an engine inside it. Particularly dragster engines. He was an innovator in the field, particularly which earned him the nickname “Engine Wizard.”
Bob Creitz moved to Tulsa from Topeka, Kansas, and started Creitz Automotive, a repair shop in Tulsa, OK. For many years, he also worked in mechanics’ pits around the US for big names car racers.
His interest in drag racing began as a hobby, when he built his first gas dragster.
His hobby quickly evolved, however, as he worked on more and more cars, after Gene Goleman won several big meets–thanks in large part to Bob’s ingenuity.
Creitz later partnered with Ed Greer, and they entered cars across the country under the drag racing team name, “Creitz And Greer.” Later, he would team up with Ed Donovan.
Creitz is unofficially credited with originating the “burnout.” When dagster drivers spin their wheels in place prior to a race, it’s not just for show-the friction heats the tires up, improving traction during the race.
Bob Creitz died on Aug. 29th, 2011. He will be missed and remembered.