The Orlando Motor Company’s new Rotor Car Parts and Accessories (RCA) shop, located at 523 E. Main St., offers a selection of parts and accessories, along with parts for all your rotary-clutch-powered cars.
The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10:30 a.s. to 5 p.p.m.; and Sunday from 10a.m to 5p.p., with special events, including a Saturday afternoon open house, on Sunday from 11 a.p.-5 p.s., according to the company’s Facebook page.
The shop also has a special event each month for customers to pick up the rotary car parts they need to build their next car.
“We have a very large variety of parts, so if you’re looking for a particular part you don’t know how to build or you want to get rid of, we have it here for you,” says co-owner Eric Kostecki.
“They can go right up to you and just ask questions.”
Kostelczyk says RCA also sells parts for its other Orlando-based stores, including Orlando Motor Parts, as well as its own shops in Orlando and Daytona Beach, Florida.
He also says that RCA will sell the company a new, larger rotary parts section at its Orlando store in the near future.
“You can expect us to open a new store in Orlando very soon,” he says.
“That will be next month.”
He says the store’s new rotary part section will include parts for a full range of vehicles, including some used cars and vans, as long as they meet the companys standards.
“If you want something for your car that’s not used or has some extra parts, we can go get it,” he explains.
“Our part prices are competitive.
You can find used parts for around $25 to $50.
That’s the way it’s supposed to be.”
A rotary rotary wheel, which can be used to power a rotary vehicle, was developed by the Rotor Company.
It was designed to be the first car rotary tool for the 1960s and ’70s.
Its original patent was granted in 1968 and went on to be a mainstay of many car parts and tools.
The rotary was used to turn the steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal and brake lights, as in the movie “Top Gun.”
But as cars got bigger and faster, more and more of the vehicle’s rotary drive system was replaced by the electronic system.
The Rotor company’s rotaries became increasingly popular in the 1980s and 1990s.
“The rotary came in a couple of different sizes and different shapes,” says Eric Kastelczyk.
“Then you got all these electric cars, where they’re actually a different size, and you’ve got the electric car with the smaller, lower-speed rotary, and then you’ve had the hybrid cars.
Now you’ve seen a lot of the hybrid rotaries with the high-speed ones.
So the rotaries have become increasingly popular.”
RCA’s website says the company has sold more than 2 million rotary components and has sold over 15 million rotaries.
It also sells the rotors and rotary motor parts needed to build rotary vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Renegade.
“It’s a huge opportunity,” says Kostekczyk.
“This is going to be our second store and our third store.
We’ve been in Orlando for seven years now and have about 800 employees.”
Kastekczyki says that the store has an online store and will have a full-service shop in the coming months, including an electronics store.
He says that as part of that, RCA is also working with other manufacturers to bring more rotary component and rotaries to the Orlando area.