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Movers & Shakers: “Lund International Truck & Jeep Show” to Debut on Velocity, Roush Awarded Eight-Year Army Contract

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The “Lund International Truck & Jeep Show” will debut Sunday, October 1, at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) on Velocity.

“Lund International Truck & Jeep Show” to Debut on Velocity, October 1

The “Lund International Truck & Jeep Show” series will debut Sunday, October 1, at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) on Velocity. Hosted by truck and Jeep builder, NOPI championship racer and “Fast and Furious” car builder Sam Mahdavi, the new series will cover popular enthusiast events, road trips, product installs and “how-to’s” for the off-road, street-truck and heavy-duty enthusiast. The premiere episode will take viewers to Sevierville, Tennessee, for the Jeeps & Peeps show, a popular gathering of female Jeep enthusiasts. Subsequent episodes will visit the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, the HOT ROD Power Tour and the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion. The new series will also feature installations and applications of Lund International products. Visit the PowerScope Productions website for the full schedule.

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Power Test will expand operations to three locations, totaling more than 100 employees and 130,000 sq. ft. 

Power Test Dynamometer and SuperFlow Join Forces

Power Test Inc. has acquired SuperFlow Technologies/Hicklin Engineering. Power Test CEO Alan Petelinsek will work closely with former owner and now General Manager Scott Giles in Des Moines, Iowa, along with Division Manager Dave Arsenault in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to integrate best practices between the companies, share resources and build upon the engineering and manufacturing synergies between the two companies. Power Test will expand operations to three locations, totaling more than 100 employees and 130,000 sq. ft. The current addition of SuperFlow Technologies adds Hicklin Inc., SuperFlow Dynamometers, Axiline Precision Products and TCRS-Torque Converter Rebuild Systems to the portfolio.

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The 2017 broadcast of “Outlaw Armageddon” was the most watched in SpeedVideo’s history.

“Outlaw Armageddon” 2017 Broadcast Exceeds 1.7 Million Views on SpeedVideo

With more than 1.7 million video views, and more than 8.5 million minutes of viewing time, the 2017 broadcast of “Outlaw Armageddon” was the most watched in SpeedVideo’s history. Additional views were racked up on Facebook Live, with more than 1 million videos watched on the social platform. The total audience includes 8.6 million minutes of broadcast time and more than 1.7 million video views. SpeedVideo’s live drag racing broadcasts will continue throughout 2017, covering events from the NMRA, PDRA, NMCA and Shakedown at the Summit. View past and future events at www.speedvideo.com.

Roush Awarded Eight-Year Army Contract for Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Prototypes

Roush, as part of a development team led by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), has been awarded a contract through the Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium to develop two combat vehicle demonstrator platforms designated the “next-generation combat vehicle – experimental prototypes,” or NGCV-EP. The Warren, Michigan-based U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will fund the eight-year program with an initial value not to exceed $237 million. Roush’s partners in this effort will include SAIC, Lockheed Martin Corp., Moog Inc., GS Engineering Inc., and the Nevada Automotive Test Center. According to TARDEC, this project will apply the dramatic mobility, powertrain, survivability, lethality, communications and sensors technologies advancements made in recent years to develop a lightweight, powerful, tracked vehicle that will exceed the capabilities of current Army ground vehicle platforms. Roush will provide critical engineering simulation, analysis, design, development, manufacturing and testing support focused on powertrain integration, vehicle system architecture and thermal management, low- and high-voltage electrical systems, autonomous system integration, vehicle testing, data analytics and validation expertise from the company’s Troy Technical Center. Roush will lead or support vehicle design, fabrication and testing, systems engineering, system architecture, software development and integration, human factors and safety engineering, interface control and management, product assurance and test services, condition-based maintenance, prototype logistic package development and maintenance, information management technology, internal operations support and administration services. The project is anticipated to start on or before October 1, 2017.

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Harvey Baker

Harvey Baker Joins ATI Performance Products

ATI Performance Products Inc. has announced that Harvey Baker has been appointed its new marketing and sales associate. He has 25 years of experience in the aftermarket performance parts and racing industry.

VIPAR Heavy Duty and Dayton Parts Finalize New Multiyear Agreement

VIPAR Heavy Duty and Dayton Parts have announced a new multiyear agreement between the companies. Under the agreement, VIPAR Heavy Duty will offer the complete line of Dayton Parts products through VIPAR Heavy Duty and its entire family of companies.

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Covercraft will unveil the ’72 Menace Corvette at the 2017 SEMA Show.

Covercraft to Feature Menace Corvette at 2017 SEMA Show

Oklahoma-based Heartland Customs is teaming up with Covercraft to unveil the ’72 Menace Corvette at the 2017 SEMA Show. The Menace Corvette is a concept developed by custom builder Jeff Page; car owner Dennis Van der Breggen of Amsterdam, Holland; and designer Tavis Highlander. Menace is a 2017 supercar take on the ’72 Corvette convertible, mixed with European styling often seen in Ferrari and Audi vehicles. The goal was to keep the look of the ’72 Corvette, but clean it up and add features and elements to bring it up to 2017 supercar standards in way of design, performance and creature comforts. The exterior has elements of carbon fiber and custom-painted, one-off designed and machined parts to give it a modern, sleek look and functional elements, such as the front fender grilles with integrated cutout exhaust tips and rear active spoiler system. Covercraft will feature the Menace Corvette in Booth #23343 in the LVCC Central Hall.

AM General Awarded More Than $550 Million In New Global HMMWV Delivery Orders

Global demand for AM General’s current High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) continues to ramp up as the company has been awarded new HMMWV delivery orders for vehicles and parts for Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Jordan, Slovenia, Bahrain, Colombia, Bosnia and Kenya, totaling more than $550 million. HMMWVs provided under these new delivery orders include protected weapons carriers, cargo transporters and ambulances. These new delivery orders are provided through the recently announced $2.2 billion, five-year, firm fixed price Foreign Military Sale (FMS) requirements contract to manufacture an estimated quantity of up to 11,560 new HMMWVs. Since award of this FMS requirements contract less than one month ago, AM General has already received orders for more than one quarter of the $2.2 billion, five-year total maximum value of the contract.

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