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Movers & Shakers: Jeff Rayburn Joins MAHLE Clevite; The Forum Wars Returns for Season Two


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Jeff Rayburn Named Heavy-Duty and Turbocharger Sales Manager at MAHLE Clevite Inc.
MAHLE Clevite Inc. appointed Jeff Rayburn as heavy-duty and turbocharger sales manager. He will be responsible for leading the company's overall heavy-duty strategy. The company reported that while maintaining his own heavy-duty accounts, Rayburn—who has more than 29 years of sales experience in the heavy-duty and automotive aftermarket industries—will work closely with the MAHLE Clevite sales team to further expand their knowledge of the heavy-duty aftermarket.

The Forum Wars” Returns for Season Two
Royal Purple announced that the online series “The Forum Wars” returns to the web this April. Filming for the series took place in January at Royal Purple Raceway located in Baytown, Texas. The rules were simple: One driver for all three events; no tuning or adjustments between events; and tires must be UTQG 140 or higher and the same tires must be used for all of the events, which included drag race, autocross and slalom. The eight episodes of season two will feature: Mitsubishi Evo X 08 vs. ’11 Subaru STI; Supra vs. Ford GT; Viper ACR vs. Corvette Z06; Challenger vs. ’10 Camaro; Civic Si vs. Volkswagen GTI; Mustang GT 5.0 vs. Nissan 370z (modded); BMW M3 vs. Mercedes C63; Porsche Turbo vs. Nissan GT-R; Civic Si vs. Mazdaspeed 3. According to Royal Purple, “The Forum Wars” season two teasers and series debut date will be posted on fan pages on Facebook,,, the royalpurpleinc YouTube channel and Vimeo in March. Full episodes can be viewed each week at

Drayson Racing to Enter the EVCUP
Drayson Racing, the green technology race team run by former British Government Minister of Science Lord Paul Drayson, will race in the new zero-emissions EVCUP, the first electric-vehicle race series that launches this summer. Drayson Racing—which raced to success in the international Le Mans Series in the United States, Europe and Asia last year—will enter a race-bred Westfield iRACER in the Sports EV (electric vehicle) series within the EVCUP. The EVCUP series begins in August with four events in the United Kingdom before going to Spain, Portugal and the United States.

International AERO Products Named Official Car Care Line of Edelbrock
International AERO Products today announced that its line of car care products has been endorsed by Vic Edelbrock, Jr., and Edelbrock LLC. The partnership makes AERO the official surface care company for Edelbrock and Edelbrock racing. International AERO Products will be used to detail all Edelbrock vehicles, including its mobile displays seen at car shows around the country, Edelbrock’s R&D vehicles, Vic Edelbrock Jr.’s personal cars and the vintage sports cars on the Edelbrock race team. Every Edelbrock transporter will also carry International AERO Products. International Aero Products will be mobilizing consumer marketing teams all over of the country that will visit car shows, auto stores, and car clubs. The teams will also plan special events and product demonstrations. All of the AERO vehicles will feature Edelbrock branding, and Edelbrock trucks will stock AERO product at shows and events.

Bossco Partners With "More for Less"
Bossco International announced that it added Northern California retail chain “More for Less” to its outlet list for the Luma Lite. “This is our first convenience store outlet for the Luma Lite,” explained Cliff Wright, inventor and CEO of the company. “‘More for Less’ is also looking at several other products that we manufacture, and we are thrilled to have them on board.”

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