THE EVOLUTION OF MANTA PERFORMANCE: 1974 – 2024

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

In 1974, Manta Performance’s journey began with the establishment of the Perth Exhaust Centre at 107 Albany Highway, Victoria Park. Brothers Donald and John Draffin, under the guidance of their father Bill Draffin, launched a retail exhaust fitting shop that would lay the foundation for a future industry leader. Together, they started “Finn Exhaust Equipment,” a buying and wholesale entity that supplied the Perth Exhaust Centre and other workshops, service stations, and motor dealers.

In 1976, The Perth Exhaust Centre (Manta) expanded by opening a second store, “Perth Exhaust – Inglewood,” at 941 Beaufort St. This move aimed to make our high-quality performance exhaust systems more accessible to our growing Perth customer base.

That same year, we rebranded Finn Exhaust Equipment to “Finnex Exhaust. The Finnex brand quickly became known for its cutting-edge exhaust technology and top-notch service.

(1976: COMING SOON)