Companies recognized as Featured Suppliers included B & P Rods, Durabond Bearing Co., Ferrea Racing Components, Hastings Manufacturing Co., Melling Engine Parts and SA Gear Co.
Kroyer Racing Engines of Las Vegas, Nev., was named the 2013 Performance Engine Builder of the Year at a press conference held Thursday at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis.
Gordon, a 73-year-old retired science teacher from Patchogue, N.Y., holds the Guinness Book of World Records recognition for most miles driven by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle, and has driven more than 2.99 million miles in his shiny red Volvo.
Being a brand advocate for their customers and seeking improved handling of returns topped the issues addressed Tuesday afternoon at a Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) panel discussion on “What Shops Really Need.”
“Distribution Headwinds and Tailwinds” was the topic of a morning panel discussion moderated by Larry Northup, senior director of member relations, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, during the first day of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) in Chicago.
For the 2013 program, there were 501 scholarship applicants, up from 494 in 2012, and just shy of the record in 2011 of 523 applications.
Volkswagen follows Daimler’s lead in its pushback against A/C refrigerant R-1234yf.
From racing to refrigerants, Editor Ed Sunkin gives us his thoughts on the significant industry news of 2012.
Underhood Service Editor Ed Sunkin takes a closer look at the recent Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey.
There has been a lot of talk about the new HFO-1234yf A/C refrigerant making its way into new vehicles. Some of the misconceptions and rumors about the refrigerant were addressed at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide (MACS) convention and trade show in January. One of the biggest concerns techs and shop owners have is which vehicles will have the new system.
In his address to reception attendees, Toshiaki Fujii, head of the aftermarket business unit, DENSO Corp., said this year marks four decades of successful North American sales.
A decision on the use of E15 in model year 2001 to 2006 vehicles will be made after EPA receives the results of additional DOE testing, which is expected to be completed in November.