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Movers & Shakers: Mark Cotter Joins SoffSeal; AAC Purchases RAZZI; Goodguys Gives Away a '70 Boss Snake

 Lincoln Restoration Project
 Lincoln College of Technology and Masters TV partner for student restoration project.

Lincoln College of Technology and Masters TV have partnered to televise automotive students restoring a 1970 Chevelle SS. Once completed, the project will go on the auction block in September at Kruse Auctions in Auburn, Indiana. The transmission is being done in the Automotive Tech class, while the High Performance department is working on the engine. The complete engine rebuild will be featured on Inside Drag Racing.

Viewers of the Mother’s Polish Car Show Series will see the body restoration. Currently, both shows featuring this project are airing Sunday mornings on Fox Sports Net. The final project will be aired the first quarter of 2010 on "Bidding Wars," a television program highlighting the "Bidding Action" at the Annual Auburn Kruse Fall Collector Car Auction.

OK Spark USA Inc.’s OK Spark brand spark plug sensor won the Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) 2009 award in the diagnostics category. Readers of PTEN magazine choose winners of all categories with no influence from magazine staff. The PTEN award ceremony will be held during the annual AAPEX/SEMA Show at the AAPEX PTEN booth #1056 on Tuesday, November 3, at 8:00 a.m.

BOSS Snake
 
BOSS Snake
 

Goodguys announced the 2010 Grand Prize Giveaway Car—the 1970 BOSS Snake, a 429 Ford powered super musclecar designed by Kaucher Kustoms being built and assembled by Max-G Systems of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. The BOSS Snake is a concept based on the QuarterHorse Mustang of which there were only two prototypes ever built. The car’s finish will be PPG/Goodguy yellow. Goodguys members and 2010 event participants will have a chance to qualify as a finalist to win the car.

It will be given away at the Goodguys 13th Southwest Nationals November 19, 20 and 21, 2010. The BOSS Snake will debut as a finished car in March at the Goodguys 2010 season-opening event, the Spring Nationals, March 12, 13 and 14 also in Scottsdale. Project sponsors include: Vintage Air, Classic Instrument, Painless Performance, BFGoodrich, Flaming River, Ricks Hot Rods, Dynacorn, Baer Brakes, Tremec, Optima Batteries, Herculiner, PEAK, Grundy Insurance, Flowmaster Exhaust, Comp Cams, Performance Rod & Custom.

Auto Aftermarket Concepts, more commonly known as AAC, of Cincinnati, Ohio, purchased the assets of RAZZI Corp., located in Alpharetta, Georgia, in June. The new company—RAZZI by AAC—will remain in the existing Georgia manufacturing location and retain many RAZZI Corporation key employees. RAZZI by AAC brings 25 years of ground effects development, products and marketing to the AAC family. Products will be shipped from any of AAC's 3 locations—Atlanta, Buffalo and/or Cincinnati.

 Glen Knowles
 Glen Knowles

Glen Knowles was named wheel specialist and shipping manager of Stockton Wheel Service. Knowles has worked for several companies since 1988, starting with his grandfather’s retail auto parts store, then a position at California Truck Works, and other shops where he’s gained experience in sales, purchasing and management.

SoffSeal hired Mark Cotter as its new national sales manager. Cotter joins SoffSeal after 16 years with Clark Industries. His knowledge of the industry, the customers and the products that are sold by SoffSeal make him a great fit within the management team at SoffSeal. Cotter is part of a management team that will focus on customer service, product development and the future growth of the company.

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. began construction of a new 60,000 sq. ft. facility at the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The facility is being built on recently purchased acreage across the street from CRL headquarters on Vernon Ave. According to the company’s chairman and CEO, the construction will increase warehouse space and available stock for customers.