About Us

For nearly four decades, JBA Speed Shop in San Diego has been the go-to haven for thousands of SoCal car guys who believe in the power and dominance of American classic, muscle and late model super cars.

J. Bittle, founder, began seeking ways to develop unique products following graduation from Texas A&M University in 1980. Quickly, his catalog of proprietary and patented products—including his revolutionary JBA Shorty Header—took over the high performance exhaust market. That world-famous product was the first to blend performance and reliability while conforming to California’s stringent emission laws.


About Us
Today, the 22,000 square foot JBA Speed Shop features high performance machinery and equipment, ASE certified master mechanics, a massive retail parts store, tire center, storage center and high performance car sales showroom. And, via his GreenspeedCo division, using clean and alternative fuels that focus on our greener future.

On any given day at JBA, you’ll meet automotive enthusiasts who visit us to restore, modernize and update their rides—then, meet Sundays to display and play with them.


About Us
J. Bittle American (JBA) customers own ‘Just Bad Ass’ (JBA) cars, engines and speed parts that have been built, engineered and hand-crafted via the brainpower of our in-house ASE Master Mechanics and Technicians.

This loving, lifestyle partnership with car guys solidifies feelings of freedom and friendship in honor of Detroit’s finest engineering. It is this passion that drives J. Bittle, lifelong partner Vickie, son Austin and a staff of 30 forward.

Being part of Team JBA is being part of a driving culture where fond, childhood memories accelerate straight into tomorrow at super speed.

Welcome to JBA!