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Welcome to HeadGames Motorworks!  We occupy a 5,000 square foot facility in the heart of Princeton Junction NJ!  We pride ourselves on having some of the best equipment out there starting with our Rottler SGM seat and guide machine, to our newest member of the family our Ultrasonic LLC cleaner!

We pride ourselves in having one of the cleanest shops out, with clean epoxied floors, and impeccable organization.  If you’re visiting ask for a tour, we love to show it off!  We have 2 cats that LOVE visitors!

The Headgames Motorworks Story

Breaking Hearts Since 2001

HeadGames Motorworks was formed in the late 2001 race season.   We started out as a domestic cylinder head shop, which instantly became a force to reckon with in the sport compact market.  HeadGames doesn’t specialize in any specific engine, we have domestic and import experience that makes us unmatched in the industry.

By combining the right equipment, human talent, and racers, we have created some of the best cylinder head and cam solutions out there!  We have reached this success through our passion and dedication to the craft by investing many years on flow bench, dyno, and most importantly, on track testing.  Our valve job and port designs are state of the art technology for your street port/strip or competitive racing application.  We are always working to expand our product line, and love a challenge.  Contact us if you don’t see what you need, we offer customized performance airflow solutions for anything with wheels.

Meet The Team Dedicated To The Art Of Gap Insurance

DavidThe Brains
David’s car obsession started in his toddler years, and like most car guys out there, he never grew out of it. During his teenage years David was known for street racing and drag racing in his turbo Buick and Fox body.
He attended the School Of Automotive Machinists in 1996-1998 and landed a job at Pat Musi Racing Engines. Dave honed his skills in the porting room grinding and dyno testing many top Pro Mod cylinder heads. Not long after that he met Sheik Abdulla Hameed of Bahrain. In 2001 David left Musi’s and created HeadGames Motorworks. Sheik Abdulla Hameed introduced Dave to Ara Arslanian of Bullish Motor Racing who was building 2 Pro RWD Toyota Solaras. Many records and championships were born from this relationship, and so HeadGames grew into a sport compact cylinder head company and its race winning ways still continue today!
TiffaniThe Boss
Tiffani is a car chick that has been working at HeadGames since the summer of 2006, upon graduating high school she took on a part time summer job to clean the shop. A year later she was asked to help out on the seat and guide machine, file some papers, disassemble and assemble heads. Years later she put everything to the side including her degree in education to run HeadGames. If you have a head at HeadGames it will be impossible to not talk to her, she deals with the entire process start to finish!
AmyTop Secret Operative
Amy doesn’t like her picture being taken. Amy went to school for automotive technology at Penco Tech. Upon graduation worked at another local machine shop for 5 years before joining the HeadGames team in 2013. Amy is our lead valve-train problem solver, she deals with our any issues we might experience when installing parts. She also can be found doing a myriad of different tasks in the shop and in the office behind the scenes. When not being a badass at HeadGames she can be found hanging with her dog Nipsy and her husband Gabriel or working on her 78’ Chevy Scottsdale
TobyUndercover Operative #2
Toby began working at HeadGames in 2014. Toby is in charge of our advertising department. She schedules all of our social media pics and if you are ever watching a HeadGames video, Toby created it! Toby is a car chick that has modified every vehicle she has ever owned with the help of her husband Rob. When she’s not at HeadGames Toby can be found at her other job being a hairstylist or hanging out with her husband Rob and son Hunter.
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AnthonyCylinder Head Technician
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MattCylinder Head Technician

Cylinder Heads 101

A Beginner’s Guide To Cylinder Heads, With Headgames Owner David Localio


We’re a Top Rated Machine Shop! Read Our Reviews:

“These guys are the best. Super easy to work with and are there for you. Works to meet deadlines while perfecting the job. Would not go anywhere else for headwork.”
“Dave and Tiffani are professional, knowledgeable, and very kind. I had a 1JZ cylinder head worked on, and they did a great job. Only the best in parts for this build.”
“By far the best in the business Highly recommended for Cylinder Head upgrades/machine work. Thank you for everything”

Trusted Partners

Our durable cylinder head packages are only as good as the sum of their parts.  We partner with these great brands to build you the best cylinder heads you can buy:

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