One of the most talked-about names in kit car production, Hurricane Motorsports, has been acquired by Scranton Manufacturing Co. of Scranton, Iowa. This is the first official announcement of the acquisition which was finalized on Monday, September 21st, 2009. Hurricane Motorsports’ initial run of one hundred twenty-two Hurricane 427 Roadsters made waves in the kit car world and beyond, and loyal fans have been thirsting for more ever since. The new owners are ready to build excitement once again, bringing decades of related experience in product development, engineering and manufacturing. Scranton is especially skilled in frame welding and precision fiberglass molding. The company’s previous vehicle manufacturing experience includes the Litestar, a hybrid between car and motorcycle which featured a sleek, fiberglass jet plane design.