At Hi-Torque Performance, we are fortunate enough to be staffed by some of the most experienced people in the industry. Several members of our team have previously owned their own workshops, and know the quality of service and workmanship our customers not only want, but very much deserve.
Kent Dalton ''Damage Dalton''
Business Owner & Sales Manager
Kent is the original ‘face’ of Hi-Torque Performance. His role is not only the overall running of the business, but facilitating the ongoing research and development required, to ensure Hi-Torque Performance continues to offer the most reliable, high quality products and packages, in a constantly developing industry. Kent also puts continuous time into managing the way the business is both marketed and branded, to protect their excellent reputation within the industry, and promote their skills on a wider stage.
A key member of the ‘Hotwheels Stuntz Inc’ team in his spare time, Kent is now gaining recognition for the business, not only from sponsorship and engineering aspects, but building a profile as one of two main stunt drivers in the Hotwheels Drift Utes. With this under his belt, Kent has now propelled the Hi-Torque brand directly onto the global stage.
Kent is still very much a part of the day-to-day sales team, however he is also presently focusing on the growth of their rapidly expanding business, all while exploring ways to be innovative in a competitive marketplace, and build new opportunities and profile.
Dallas Dalton ''Dal-boy''
Dyno Tuner & Engine Builder (also owner)
Dallas is a fully qualified engine builder, whose skills have been proven countless times, by the quality of vehicles Hi-Torque has repeatedly produced. When he’s not assembling engines in our purpose built room, or swinging spanners with other team members on the workshop floor, he is working alongside Kent with research and development projects.
Dallas’ ‘think outside the box’ attitude, has lead the team to create and test some of the most innovative performance combinations in the industry. Not to mention, his skills have been required behind the scenes at widely publicised events, on seriously high profile vehicles.
Many will even know Dallas’ own project vehicle, that has housed several engine combinations and characters. You will be hard-pressed to find someone who can not only build engines to the standard Dallas produces, but also has the on-track skills Dallas has, to successfully test them.
Chris Apeltauer ”Tower”
Sales Manager and Operation Manager
Chris is a qualified underbody specialist and has owned a Pedders franchise on the Gold Coast, and been a part of the performance industry for over 25 years . Having knowledge of customer service , marketing and workshop logistics Chris’s role keeps him busy everyday here at Hi-Torque Performance. Chris is always on hand in the office to quote or book your vehicle in and also makes a lot of the decisions in the office. Chris also answers most phone calls and the first face when arriving at Hi-Torque Performance, having built a lot of vehicles himself he knows how to quote and what is needed
Joel Muldoon ”Roel”
Joel has been a qualified mechanic since 2013, beginning his apprenticeship in the Army and finishing it here on the Gold Coast he was awarded ‘’Apprentice of the year’’ on completion of his trade. He has since gone on to study Wiring and Fabrication, Engine Building and is currently learning Dyno Tuning.
His passion for cars began at a very young age thanks to his dads influence. He taught himself a lot about cars through tinkering with his paddock basher- a HX Kingswood ute in his dad’s shed.
He may only be young, but Joel’s attention to detail, ability to think ‘outside the box’ and need to know the ins and outs of how every little thing works within a car has given him the ability to excel in all areas within the Hi-Torque Performance workshop.
You will most likely see Joel out on track drifting his stroked 383ci S13 or power skidding his Turbo’d daily vu ute.
Daniel Borg ”Borgy”
Daniel was introduced to cars very early on in life, with his dad taking him to the Drag’s just days after taking his first steps. His father has always bought and sold American Old School cars so naturally Daniel’s passion began with 350chev engines and has progressed onto the LS engines. He started out as a dealership mechanic with a goal to work in the performance industry and has been a workshop mechanic at Hi-Torque Performance since 2016.
On weekends you will more than likely find Borgy out at Queensland Raceway in his 6.0L Nitrous VZ ute cruising with the boys.
Liam Eicke ”Junior”
Liam has always had the goal of working within the performance car industry and we were lucky enough to get him from the beginning of his mechanical training to put him through his apprenticeship and train him ourselves. Under the guidance of Dallas and Joel, Liam is quickly becoming a very skilled high performance mechanic.
His dream car at the moment is a VF Maloo – and having a keen interest in drifting as soon as he is off his P plates I’m sure we will be seeing him out at the raceway sideways in a highly modified one in no time.
Steve Ryan ”Ryano”
Steve is our newest member to the HTP team bringing to the table a good 22 years of experience within the Motor Vehicle industry from around Australia. Having worked and trained at some of the top Performance shops in the country as well as building engines for V8 supercars, Steve is keen to work alongside the boys in taking our cars and engines to the next level.
With having Steve on-board as our resident engine guru, Hi-Torque Performance are now equipped with performance engine packages and pre-assembled engines ready to go.
Steve’s latest build, his 900HP LH Torana is attracting a lot of attention and definitely one car to keep an eye out for at events.
Plus a team of experienced office and workshop staff, that all bring their own individual skills and abilities, to make Hi-Torque Performance the successful business it is today!