John Bartlett

1981 Inductee

Inductee Photo



John Bartlett founded the Grant Piston Ring Company and pioneered the development of rings built to the highest standards for applications in auto racing. The Grant emblem is synonymous with major racing, a frequent image at the annual Indy 500 race. Grant was a founding member of SEMA, and John, an attorney, drafted the bylaws for the Association to represent performance parts for the automotive aftermarket—and "SEMA was born.”