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Movers & Shakers: NBM Acquires Hotrod & Restoration Publication, Trade Show

Ty Bobit, president and CEO of Bobit Business Media (left) and Robert H. Wieber Jr., president and CEO of NBM (right).

National Business Media Acquires Hotrod & Restoration Publication, Trade Show
National Business Media Inc. (NBM) of Broomfield, Colorado, has acquired Hotrod & Restoration magazine, its accompanying annual trade show and website from Bobit Business Media, based in Torrance, California. Terms of the transaction were not released.

The move allows NBM—publisher of Performance Business, Restyling and RV PRO business-to-business magazines, among others—to further enhance its position in the automotive aftermarket.

Ty Bobit, president and CEO of Bobit Business Media, said the sale will maintain the health and success of the magazine and show.

It was announced that Travis Weeks, publisher/producer of Hotrod & Restoration, will maintain his role with the publication and trade event.

Hotrod & Restoration magazine and its website,, have offered coverage of the hot-rod market for 15 years. Also in its 15th year, the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show is an annual business event held in Indianapolis. The 2013 show is scheduled for March 14–16.

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