Plum Quick Golf Cart Hall of Fame
The 2018 Plum Quick Racing “Golf Cart Hall of Fame” inductees are:
Nathan England, TX
Andy Fisher, SC
Mac Mcclam, SC
Milton Parrott, SC
Keith Rodden, TN
John Sharp, AR
John Threadgill, FL
Dee Dee Threadgill, FL
Chris Wells, AL
This is the first and only Golf Cart Drag Racing Hall of Fame. These inductees are individuals that helped promote the Plum Quick Motors brand in the early years by racing our motors at numerous drag strips across the country. These individuals showed great sportsmanship while promoting Plum Quick Motors and competing in classes from 36 to 120 volts, winning over 100+ events combined. This is our way of saying thanks to these individuals for all their hard work in the early years to help Plum Quick Motors become the “World’s leader in Golf Cart Performance”. We’ve designed a very special “Golf Cart Hall of Fame” ring for each inductee.
Thank you all …
I got my first electric golf cart back in 1997, it was a 1977, 36 volt Taylor Dunn I picked up from a local golf cart shop for $300.00.
I quickly learned I had a knack for understanding electric motors and control systems. After playing with a shunt circuit on a series motor I knew why this was a bad idea as I almost melted the motor. Soon I learned that higher voltage was a much safer way to get high power but after pricing big controllers I realized they were way out of my price range. I then developed my own electronic controller which allowed me to have fun with really big power for a golf cart.
Through friends that shared the excitement of a modified custom golf cart I met the folks at PQ. The PQ folks were also very interested in how the higher voltages worked out.
As people can see from the Guinness World Records the PQ folks found out!
I met the Steens several years ago after purchasing a golf cart for our beach house. I heard others speak of them and they were within driving distance so I figured I’ll try them out on my 72 volt buggy I was building.
I talked to Carson first and we got things rolling. After getting the motor I was hooked. I have since ordered a dozen or so motors from them for customers and myself.
Carson, Robby and Rick are just awesome folks to work with. They will tell you straight up about what to expect out of your cart with their motors. Hands down the fastest golf cart people I have ever met. You can be assured that if it’s got a PQ motor it’s got the Plum best motor there is!
Thanks to all the Steens
Because it’s a family thing!
I got to know Mr. Steen, Rick and Robby while trying to get the fastest golf cart in the campgrounds. This turned into neighborhood buddies racing! Later I was privileged to race from Ohio to Florida in competition golf cart drag racing events running a Plum Quick motor which led to the start of Mr. 48 Volts Racing team.
In all the races running a Plum Quick motor, I only lost one time on a breakout in a bracket race. People from Ohio, Texas and Florida chased that Plum Quick motor but could never catch it! “That’s because it was Plum Quick”
I had a blast racing and enjoyed meeting lots of nice people from different states. The Steens at Plum Quick Motors are top notch and I highly recommend them if you have the need for speed!
When I met Mr. Steen, Robby and Rick I knew these guys were the best at building high performance golf cart motors and over the course of a few years we became very close friends. The Steen’s upgraded my Club Car Precedent to a 72 volt series cart with a racing Plum Quick motor and the rest is history.
I won multiple events racing in several states and Plum Quick was always willing to give me advice on tuning the cart for different tracks. We had a lot of great times and still laugh and joke about all the other carts we smoked and how they never could out run us. I’m very proud to have my name in The Golf Cart Hall of Fame. Plum Quick is simply the BEST!
Got the Plum Quick treatment on my first motor in 2005. A competing provider of high performance golf cart motors said, “you can improve torque or speed of an electric motor but not both”. Carson with PQ assured me both would be improved. PQ’s competitor continued to be doubters even after I sent them both GPS speed comparisons and hill climb times. When I entered the competitor’s sponsored competition and won either first or second place in every event (including the only full pull in the tractor pull in my class) they quit doubting. By the way, that 2005 motor is still going strong. Plum Quick and the Steen’s commitment to quality and old fashioned service are beyond compare!
I fell in love with golf carts the first time I drove one as a child. I fell in love with fast golf carts the moment I purchased a Plum Quick motor for my first cart. I started with a Club Car DS series cart that ran 12 mph. After using other motors and components I just couldn’t achieve the desired results. A friend of mine told me about these awesome people with the best motors in South Carolina. That’s when I got hooked up with the Steen family and Plum Quick. From that point on, I was constantly building carts that went faster and faster!
My final cart before retiring was a 72 volt Superbird Club Car drag cart. With help from Plum Quick, I was running mid 60’s in the 1/8 mile. Plum Quick are the only motors that I run period.
Thank you Robby, Ricky and Mr. Carson. I have enjoyed your motors but more importantly your friendships.
Dee Dee Threadgill
We have dealt with Carson, Robby and Rick for over 15 years and you’ll never find anyone finer than these people. They are always ready to answer any questions and help you in any way they can and will not steer you in the wrong direction. We will never have anything but a PQ motor in any cart that we own!
Dee Dee Threadgill
1955 – 2009
I have always loved golf carts or anything electric. In early 1990 I bought my first golf cart and it’s the same cart I have today. It’s a 1989 Club Car which was a 36 volt resistor cart. I did play golf at the local Country Club. I started beefing up my cart in the early 90’s to outrun all the other carts on the course. The old saying is the first one to their ball never has a bad lie. I guess that’s when I caught the fever for modifying golf carts.
I have built 48 volt carts, 64 volt carts, 72 volt carts and helped build a 120 volt cart over the years. Around 2005 I attended my first golf cart event, where I didn’t turn down any chance to compete with my cart against some that were backed by golf cart companies. During this event I was the only one willing to take on a 72 volt cart in the first ever tug of war. Yes, my cart at that time was only 48 volts. We were not able to move in any direction during that friendly event. We did dig some good holes with the back tires.
In 2006 I returned with a new look. I had done my homework and entered the event with my same golf cart that was completely changed and with the best motor in the world! Only a few people had ever heard about this motor or the company at that time. We rolled in with three custom carts in an enclosed trailer. After the day was completed we had won 7 out of 10 events using Plum Quick Motors and custom controllers. This was the start of a great friendship with some folks I’ll always remember. John and Dee Dee Threadgill, Nate England, Ricky Steen, Robby Steen and Carson Steen. This would have never been possible without any of these people.
I still to this day recommend and install Plum Quick Motors in any modified cart I build. The product will sell it’s self after taking anyone for a ride on my cart. My cart is now running 88 volts and a custom PQ lift Kit.
Thank you Plum Quick for all the years of outstanding products, service and custom motors.