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Retailer Spotlight—Never Enough Auto Accessories

From its inception, the automotive specialty-equipment industry has been built in large measure by enthusiasts who followed their passions. Brad Vlastuin fits that mold.

Vlastuin enjoyed cruise-ins and car gatherings around his hometown in Michigan, back in the days when neon lighting and exterior accessories were the hot ticket for import cars. He owns a Toyota Matrix and found that others who attended the same events were in search of products similar to those that he was interested in. He began to rack down and offer accessories to his fellow enthusiasts, and he was soon running what was essentially a small business out of the trunk of his car.