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Movers & Shakers: Baer Brakes Systems Hires Chris Thomson; GoodGuys Winners Crowned at PPG Nationals

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Baer Brakes Systems Hires Chris Thomson

Baer Brake Systems has announced the addition of Chris Thomson, who will be handling sales/business development. Thomson has more than 40 years of experience in the performance aftermarket, and has been involved with companies, such as K&N, Airaid, Flowtech, Mr. Gasket and Holley Performance.

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BettsHD Welcomes Brian VanCamp in New Strategic Account Manager Position

BettsHD has announced the hiring of Brian VanCamp as its new strategic account manager. VanCamp will be responsible for managing customer relationships and promoting growth for BettsHD products in the original equipment and aftermarket business segments. VanCamp was most recently aftermarket segment manager for Hendrickson, where he worked extensively with OEMs and independent aftermarket customers. VanCamp oversaw product management, pricing and marketing, while establishing and growing Hendrickson’s Pro-Genuine Program and the company’s service training program. Before Hendrickson, he was the marketing manager for ITW Shakeproof.

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Capturing Goodguys 2016 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year was Billy and Debby Thomas’ Ridler-winning ’39 Oldsmobile convertible.
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Driving off with Goodguys 2016 PPG Street Machine of the Year was Tim and CiCi Spencer in their ’69 Ford Mustang by Goolsby Customs.

Goodguys Street Machine and Street Rod of the Year Winners Crowned at the 19th PPG Nationals

The 19th PPG Nationals just wrapped up in Columbus, Ohio, where the signature Goodguys event of the year awarded two of the season’s top cars. Capturing Goodguys 2016 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year was Billy and Debby Thomas’ Ridler-winning ’39 Oldsmobile convertible. Built at Customs & Hot Rods of Andice (CHRA), the landmark rod named “Olds Cool” rides on a custom modified Morrison chassis and is powered by a 455-cid Olds V8 that was one of the last engines ever built by the late Joe Mondello. The leather interior was house-stitched at CHRA and the Kona Brown PPG paint was laid down by Charley Hutton.

Driving off with Goodguys 2016 PPG Street Machine of the Year was Tim and CiCi Spencer in their ’69 Ford Mustang by Goolsby Customs. The Glasurit “Goolsby Grey” Mustang won the prestigious Mother’s Shine award at last year’s SEMA Show. The low-slung stance of the Mustang is courtesy of Detroit Speed Aluma-Frame front and QUADRA Link rear suspension sprung with JRi shocks. Nutek wheels and Michelin rubber add modern performance while the classic body lines were subtly refined with shaved drip rails, extended rear quarters, one-off side vents and 3D printed taillights. M&M Hot Rod Interiors stitched the Relicate leather upholstery.

Motovicity Adds Dinan to Line Card

Motovicity Distribution has announced the addition of Dinan to its line card. Founded in 1979, Dinan is a premiere BMW tuner, and also develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of high-performance products and systems. Dinan products are now available for wholesale purchase through Motovicity Distribution.

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