Undercover Innovations began in a 2 car garage.
Owner Derel Latta owned an overheating big block ’69 Camaro. He tried all the usual tricks and coolants but nothing was dependable. He then looked at the air flow in the engine compartment. Derel saw that he needed to optimize the air flow available to the radiator. He found that huge amounts of the cooling air were wasted – bypassing the engine completely. He decided that by closing off the open area in front of the core support he could direct the air to the radiator. He managed to eliminate the overheating and recognized the potential for customization right away.
Almost every car he has seen has an area that can be customized in this way.
Working with a CNC milling table, Derel started creating and customizing panels for friends and local clubs. An article in Super Chevy Magazine created so much interest in the product that Derel decided to turn his hobby into a full time business. Now the company is in much larger quarters.
The panels are all made in California and sent around the world. Derel likes keeping a “hands-on” role in the business so when you call, you’ll probably talk to him.