Engine News
Michigan Racer Wins Engine Pro Race Engine for Second Time

A Michigan racer won a new race engine for the second time in as many years at the 10th Annual Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount Tire held recently in Martin, MI. Rick Morley of Allendale won this year’s prize as he did in 2012. It was the seventh year running the Engine Pro Engine Giveaway presented by Pro-Filer.

John Dow Appoints Drew Dawson to Executive VP of Operations

Joe Dease, President of JohnDow Industries recently announced the appointment of Drew Dawson to the newly created position of Executive Vice President-Operations. Dawson brings lengthy experience to JDI in the tire and automotive aftermarket industries. He began his professional career in 1986 as a salesman with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Boston, Ma.

MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician Contest

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently kicked off the fourth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician Contest, designed to spotlight talented and forward thinking engine technicians and specialists who demonstrate success and creativity as it relates to advancing the field of engine development.

Cadillac Expands to Become Separate Business Unit

As part of the continued expansion of Cadillac, General Motors has announced a strategic realignment that will establish the flagship brand as a separate business unit. In addition, the new Cadillac organization will expand to New York with a new global headquarters opening in 2015.

Maxiforce Relaunches its Yanmar Engine Line

Maxiforce has relaunched its Yanmar line, a first in the diesel aftermarket. Maxiforce is the only U.S. brand offering Yanmar aftermarket engine parts.

ACL Distribution Acquires ACL Bearing Company

ACL Distribution, Inc. has announced the acquisition of the assets of ACL Bearing Company of Tasmania, Australia. ACL Distribution of Grand Rapids, MI, is a manufacturer and distributor of engine bearings for the automotive aftermarket.

Reman Tradeshow Reports Positive Interest in Event

With just six weeks to go before the inaugural BigR/ReMaTecUSA will open its doors, the show is set to be a true international marketplace. Both the exhibitors list as the attendee registration indicates that lots of reman professionals will travel huge distances to get to Las Vegas. BigR/ReMaTecUSA Event Manager Niels Klarenbeek: “We are very

PERA Holds 69th Annual Conference and Welcomes New President

The Production Engine Remanufacturers Association (PERA) has been in Louisville, KY this past week for its 69th Annual PERA Conference where it welcomed incoming president Frank Owings of Titan Engines. Owings replaces outgoing president Robert McGraw of AER Manufacturing.

Enerpulse Donates Pulstar Spark Plugs to Support Delancey Street Foundation

Enerpulse Technologies, makers of Pulstar with PlasmaCore spark plugs, recently donated nearly $3,000 worth of spark plugs to the Delancey Street Foundation for its fleet of vehicles in Los Angeles.

Sterling Bearing Opens Engine Pro Warehouse in South Florida

Sterling Bearing, Inc. has opened a new branch warehouse in Dania Beach, FL to supply engine parts and shop supplies to wholesalers and engine builders throughout South Florida.

VP Racing Fuels Appoints Mark Ticen Regional Manager for Western Division

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., has announced the appointment of Mark Ticen as Regional Manager, Western Division. Based at the company’s regional sales office in Murrieta, California, Ticen will be responsible for sales and distribution of race fuel in VP’s Western region which includes California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Montana as well as exports to

Royal Purple to Unveil Custom Car and New Products at 2014 SEMA Show

Royal Purple has announced it will introduce four new products and unveil its latest sponsored custom car built by Ringbrothers as part of its press conference (Booth #23057) during the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 4 – 7.