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Movers & Shakers: Mid America’s Mike Yager Recovers From Quadruple Bypass; Kelley Releases Top 20 Most Researched New Vehicles

Mid America Motorworks reports that its chief cheerleader, company founder Mike Yager, is currently recovering from quadruple bypass surgery. He was released from the hospital on December 28 and is recuperating at home. The employees of the company are committed to the business plans that have been set into motion for 2010 and beyond and to making Yager proud of the company that he and his family have built. The company requests that any well wishes and comments be sent to getwellmike@mamotorworks.com.

The Florida Automotive Speed Truck (FAST) Expo, produced by National Performance Warehouse, is set for this Sunday, January 10, at the Broward Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale. According to organizers, the expo features more than 100 vendor exhibits, door prizes, industry celebrities and more. Registration for the event is available at www.fastexpo2010.com.

As a proud sponsor and supporter of Guide Dogs of America, WIZARDS Products pledged to donate $1 to the organization for every 22 oz. bottle of WIZARDS Bike Wash it sold throughout the year. During the 2009 SEMA Show, WIZARDS owner John Schlumpberger presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to Steve Cohan, outreach director for Guide Dogs of America.

Classic Instruments has added a new business to the company known as Classic Distribution. It is now the master distributor of Veethree Instrumentation. Initially, four series of Veethree-branded gauge sets will be available through Classic Distribution— Premier Black, Premier White, Amega and Genesis—all featuring domed glass lenses and polished SS bezels.

Kelley Blue Book and its www.kbb.com website recently released a list of the top 20 vehicles researched on its website in 2009. According to the company, the site received more than 180 million visits in 2009 and it has become a leading indicator of sales patterns for vehicle manufacturers. The top 20 vehicle are: 1) Honda Accord, 2) Honda Civic, 3) Toyota Camry, 4) Honda CR-V, 5) Toyota Corolla, 6) Toyota RAV4, 7) Toyota Highlander, 8) Toyota Prius, 9) Nissan Altima, 10) Honda Pilot, 11) Ford Escape, 12) Chevrolet Camaro, 13) Honda Odyssey, 14) Ford Fusion, 15) Mazda3, 16) Ford Mustang, 17) Volkswagen Jetta, 18) Toyota Sienna, 19) Lexus RX 350, 20) Chevrolet Equinox. Read the complete release and information on previous lists.

The Ohio Technical College received the 2009 MarCom Gold Award in the Overall Website category for its website, www.ohiotechnicalcollege.com. Administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the awards recognize outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals.

Universal Products launched a video contest that could earn $750 for one user of Blue Devil Premium Head Gasket Sealant. All participants need to do to enter the contest is film themselves installing the head gasket sealant, post the video on YouTube.com and link it to www.gouniversalproducts.com. The contest ends February 26.