The use of nitrous oxide as a performance enhancement has been used since World War II. Allied aircraft used it for emergency boosts in airspeed & altitude capabilities. By the end of World War II, jet propulsion had been invented & the US government was losing interest in piston-powered aircraft. For nearly 30 years, the application of nitrous oxide on vehicles would be privileged information. Racers dabbled with nitrous oxide injection from time to time with varied results. It wasn't until the late 1970s when 2 racers perfected its use. The company Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) was born. During the first several years, NOS spent most of its resources demonstrating that nitrous oxide was an efficient, safe form of performance enhancement. The effort paid off, as NOS quickly became known for producing easy-to-install kits made from the highest quality material available. Hands-on use & tech support were the keys to the company's success. The advent of drag racing's Pro Mod class in the 1980s provided a boost of popularity to NOS. In fact, both the first 200mph run & the first 6-second run were aided by NOS. Racers & performance enthusiasts at every level took notice of these remarkable feats. In 2001, the summer blockbuster The Fast and the Furious displayed a subculture to which NOS belongs. Serious performance enthusiasts knew about NOS, but now the world would know of the brand & its potent power potential. Recent new products such as the Launcher™ & POD (Pressure On Demand) nitrous controllers show why the NOS brand is still #1. Nitrous oxide injection is still the best power per dollar available & NOS is proud to be the pioneering company behind this amazing product that turns bottled nitrogen & oxygen into instant power!