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‘13 SEMA Show Confirms Resurgence in Automotive Specialty Equipment Industry

The 2013 SEMA Show is history and has left no doubt that the automotive specialty equipment industry is stronger than ever. While final attendance figures are being audited, organizers report that more than 126,000 credentials were issued prior to the event, with thousands more processed onsite. The numbers represented a 7% increase over the previous

Motor State Distributing Adds Modular and Vintage Steering Wheel Line

Motor State Distributing announces the addition of the GT Performance product line to their quality brand selection of steering wheel accessories. GT Performance has created new unique modular and vintage aesthetic 60’s and 70’s steering wheel designs built with premium grade materials. GT Performance steering wheels project spirit, look and feel of high-level steering performance

New Magnum Performance Gaskets Welcomed at PRI Show

Indianapolis, IN – The 2013 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, held December 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center, was undoubtedly the biggest and best in the show’s long-running history. It was the perfect opportunity for the “who’s who” of the racing and street performance business to get acquainted with the new line of Magnum Performance

Elgin Industries Opens Distribution Facility and Plans Additional Manufacturing Operations

Elgin Industries, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of original equipment (OE) and replacement engine and chassis components, has opened a standalone product distribution facility in Elgin, IL. The new facility will serve the growing packaging, private label and specialized shipping requirements of aftermarket distributors and other customers served by the company. The new distribution

MAHLE Clevite Changes Its Name To MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.

MAHLE Clevite Inc. has announced the transition of its company name to MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. According to the company, the changeover to the new company name, effective Jan. 1, 2014, serves a dual purpose: to bring MAHLE in line with all of the MAHLE Global Aftermarket divisions, and to highlight the substantial diversification of the

Richard Buck Named NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Managing Director

NASCAR has named Richard Buck, a NASCAR executive with a wealth of diverse experience in motorsports, as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series managing director. Buck will serve in the role held the past 12 years by John Darby, who will remain at NASCAR as managing director, competition. Buck and NASCAR’s two other national series managing directors

Motul USA Appoints Ron Aparicio as Director of Sales and Marketing

Motul USA announces the appointment of Ron Aparicio as its director of sales and marketing. A veteran of the automotive aftermarket industry, he previously served as director of sales for Walker Products Inc.  During his 10-year service with Walker, he was responsible for aftermarket sales and the management of outside sales reps.  In addition, he

A Decade of Dynamic Engine Design – Roush Yates Engines Celebrates 10 Years

In December, Roush Yates Engines  (RYE) celebrated its 10th Anniversary and will reset the compass into a new area of the business, but it’s all according to plan. Engine builders who used to see RYE at local races as ­competitors, will now be able to work directly with them and their vast ­resources when building

Vote for Your Favorite Video in ‘Search for a Champion’ Racing Sponsorship Contest

Performance enthusiasts and other consumers can go online to vote for their favorite video entries in the Champion brand’s popular $125,000 “Search for a Champion” racing sponsorship contest, with each registered vote qualifying for a free entry in a sweepstakes for hundreds of Champion T-shirts and hats. To register and vote in the contest, simply

Eric Grant — SEMA’s First Executive Director of SEMA Hall of Fame — Passes Away

Eric Grant, SEMA’s first executive director and member of the SEMA Hall of Fame, passed away on Dec. 23. Grant’s contributions to and impact on the specialty-equipment industry are not based on producing performance parts or increasing vehicle speed, but his importance to the growth of the automotive aftermarket and SEMA’s early years cannot be

A Look Into Jon Kaase’s Shaft-Mounted Rockers for Big-Block Fords

At first glance, Jon Kaase’s new shaft-mounted rocker arrangement for his P-51 big-block Ford cylinder heads conveys stability. To the competition valve train, it contributes both strength and accuracy. However, the new arrangement possesses many more appealing prospects, some of which are concealed. For example, the 0.900in wide aluminum rocker bodies are characterized partly by

German Oil Producer LIQUI MOLY to Invest in Development And Production

ULM, Germany – The German motor oil and additive manufacturer LIQUI MOLY says it is continuing with its growth plans. By 2015, the company will have invested nearly 20 million euros in development and production – the largest investment program in the history of the company. “This will make our production facilities in Germany fit