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Movers & Shakers: Rockland Boulders Hosts Collector Car Appreciation Day Event at Provident Bank Park


Rockland Boulders Invites You to Show Off Your Car at July 11 CCAD Event at Provident Bank Park

The Rockland Boulders have announced that they will host their first annual Collector Car Appreciation Night, Friday, July 11, at Provident Bank Park. Prior to watching the Boulders take on the New Jersey Jackals, fans can come and show off their classic car, show car or hot rod.

Interested in displaying your vehicle? Reserve your game-day tickets and use the special offer code "CARSHOW." Once you have your ticket, contact Tom Triglia at 845-364-0009, ext. 230, to cement your place in our car show.

Stacey David’s “GearZ” Is Coming to Velocity

Rattletrap Productions, Inc. has announced that Stacey David’s “GearZ” is coming to Velocity by Discovery in October and November 2014. The airtime will be at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on Sunday mornings on the Velocity channel—a Discovery network primarily comprised of automotive programming, and one of the fastest-growing cable networks among men. It is currently available in 63 million households.
“GearZ” will also continue syndication on MAVTV on Fridays and Sundays, elevating the viewership potential of this award-winning DIY show to close to 100 million. Viewers can also get access to full-length, commercial-free HD episodes through the online community entitled GearZNation. 

“We are excited to add GearZ to the Fall Velocity lineup” said Stacey David, executive producer and host of Stacey David’s “GearZ.” “Velocity is a network that is well known for automotive content, and with the current growth, is quickly establishing themselves as a premier automotive-oriented channel.”

With more than 100 episodes in syndication, Stacey David’s “GearZ” is full of how-to editorial that covers everything from hardcore fabrication to makeovers, to simple tips and tricks. It’s also packed with informative stories on people, products and events that shape the whole gearhead experience.

The HKS Hipermax Buy & Try offer and HKS Premium Day sweepstakesgives Motovicity customers 50% off MSRP on their choice of HKS Hipermax performance coilover kits from July 1–October 31, 2014.

Motovicity Announces HKS Buy & Try/Premium Day Contest

Motovicity Distribution has announced the HKS Hipermax Buy & Try offer and HKS Premium Day sweepstakes for performance shops and aftermarket retailers. The limited-time offer gives Motovicity customers 50% off MSRP on their choice of HKS Hipermax performance coilover kits from July 1–October 31, 2014. During that same time period, for every $500 of HKS Hipermax purchases, Motovicity customers will also receive one entry to win a trip for two to the 2015 HKS Premium Day event held at the iconic Fuji Speedway in Japan.

“This is a rare opportunity for our customers to not only earn a significant discount on HKS products but to participate in one of the most coveted events in the industry,” said Motovicity Brand Manager Scott Cole. “It’s just one of the many ways we support our retailers and brands—and build enthusiastic and knowledgeable brand ambassadors along the way.”

Motovicity customers can use the Buy & Try promotional discount as often as they like, either on their own shop vehicles or by passing the savings along to their customers.

For more information, call a Motovicity sales representative at 888.SPEED.16. The contest is open to Motovicity customers only. For official rules, beginning July 1, 2014, log onto your customer account at and click on "HKS Official Promotion Rules" in the toolbar.

Jim Wilkins

Performance Industry Publishing Has a New Owner

About 10 years ago, longtime automotive aftermarket veteran Fleet Thompson started Performance Industry Publishing (PIP) to help facilitate communications between manufacturers, jobbers/retailers and consumers to stimulate sales. With the industry in a constant state of flux, Thompson felt he needed help to take PIP “to the next level,” so he recently sold the company to manufacturer James Wilkins, who takes over as president and CEO.

“I recognized I needed someone like Jim to spearhead the company and guide its growth,” said Thompson, who will remain with PIP and head up the company’s marketing and sales. “Jim fit the slot perfectly.”

Wilkins, who has an engineering degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, is also the owner of Centillion Industries, which manufactures automotive aftermarket and motorcycle parts for OEMs. Wilkins said he was drawn to PIP because “I've always enjoyed helping businesses save money and expand their sales…and that’s exactly what PIP does. Fleet and I share a common vision for what we can do to help manufacturers increase sales and reduce costs.”

Wilkins added, “We plan to continue to build on our web marketing, which is evolving daily as the interaction with social media and the interests and habits of end-users develops new opportunities. Staying on top of the rapid changes in web marketing and social media trends, and knowing which sites and trends are appropriate venues for our clients is a major benefit we provide. It’s also an exciting and rewarding task for us, which allows our clients to concentrate on what they do best—developing and manufacturing new products.”

Pulstar Pulse Plugs Named the Official Plugs of SVRA

Enerpulse Technologies has announced that the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) has named its Pulstar Pulse Plugs the “Official Plug” of the SVRA. Pulstar Pulse Plugs Performance Expert Al Unser Jr. won the June 8 Charity Indy Legends Pro-Am Race with his amateur partner Peter Klutt as part of the three-day inaugural SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Unser Jr. also signed autographs for fans at the Pulstar booth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famed Gasoline Alley. Unser Jr. plans to use Pulstar Pulse Plugs in his future vintage race competitions.