The History of Rush
RUSH Auto Works Inc. founded in late 2017, as a subsidiary of DAMZ Inc., to develop, market, and produce affordable, high-performance race and track-day cars. The company ethos is simply that, every vehicle we build will be a rush to drive, Guaranteed!
Beyond this, we have a vision that high-performance motorsport has reached such stratospheric pricing that the normal man simply can’t afford to get in. Our first car the RUSH SR-1 has been designed from the ground up to address that issue. It provides an affordable platform and yet exudes technology and performance typically found in vehicles costing three to ten times as much.
Company founder, David Hosie, has applied his 35 years of product design, manufacturing, and development knowledge to the design of the car to allow volume manufacturing of the car at a low cost, permitting the car to be sold at a highly competitive price point. The design has been optimized for production, reliability, and longevity to not only keep the cost of the car down but to also ensure that our customers also enjoy an operating cost significantly below that of our primary competitors.
The RUSH Auto Works facility, located on the West side of Houston, is in a 17,500 sqft unit where we have our own 5 Axis CNC machines for machining of body plugs, composite manufacturing facilities, and in house chassis fabrication facilities.
While the chassis and mechanical system design are led by David, our product line vision is the creation of our Chief Designer and Stylist, Michael Young. Michael is responsible for the conceptual styling of the SR-1, the GT-R, GT-S, and our other Powersports products currently under conceptual development. Michael’s work in the past has included design and styling projects for Sector 111, Palatov Motorsport, and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus! The design essence of our entire range of cars incorporates a modern “GT Prototype” style consistent with the direction being taken by the WEC for future prototype, endurance race cars.