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Movers & Shakers: America’s Car Museum to Celebrate the Finish of the Great Race

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America's Car MuseumRepresenting ACM during The Great Race is Jim Hedke with his wife Janet and daughter Allison.

America’s Car Museum to Celebrate the Finish of the Great Race

America’s Car Museum (ACM) will be the final destination for The Great Race 2019. To celebrate the arrival of more than 120 vintage vehicles departing from Riverside, California, ACM will host a Shine Time Car Show on June 30, open to all makes/models of collector vehicles, which will feature a Junior Judge Program for youth ages 10 to 16, “Taste of the Race” food truck festival, a beer garden, vendors and the ACM Member VIP party.

The Great Race, which began in 1983 as an homage to the 1965 Tony Curtis film of the same name, is an annual long distance vintage vehicle rally ending at various points throughout the country. 2019 marks the first time in the rally’s 36-year history that the tour will conclude at America’s Car Museum, located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome. A free, 90-minute “Junior Judge” program at the Great Race Shine Time Car Show will allow youngsters ages 10 to 16 to learn about cool vehicles, meet their owners and award their favorites of the show. Available to all ACM members is a private VIP party in Club Auto, where guests can cool off, relax and mingle.

Representing ACM during The Great Race is Jim Hedke with his wife Janet and daughter Allison, who will be driving in a ’64 Studebaker Lark Daytona, the vehicle that finished 5th overall in The Great Race 2015. Additionally, car enthusiasts can kick off their automotive adventures at the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) Rally for SAM: Coffee With Cars, on June 29, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

MAHLEDr. Otmar Scharrer, MAHLE’s Head of Corporate Research and Advance Engineering (center), accepted the CLEPA Innovation Award 2019 for the MAHLE e-compressor.

MAHLE e-Compressor Wins Environment Award

The electric air conditioning compressor from MAHLE has been recognized by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers through the European Association of Aftermarket Suppliers (CLEPA) Innovation Awards 2019. MAHLE prevailed in a field of 63 competitors to win the prize in the Environment category.

Dr. Otmar Scharrer, head of Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering, accepted the accolade at an award ceremony in Brussels/Belgium. MAHLE’s e-compressor is the result of a cooperative project within the MAHLE Group that has spanned disciplines, business areas and national borders. In addition to the e-compressors themselves, MAHLE develops and produces the electric drives they require as well as the electronics and software.

Warren MaultWarren Mault

Northwood University's Automotive Aftermarket Advisory Board Establishes Warren Mault Scholarship

The Automotive Aftermarket Advisory Board of Northwood University has established a scholarship to honor the distinguished career of Warren Mault, senior advancement director of Northwood University. A graduate of Northwood University, Mault began his professional Northwood career in 1980 as an administrative assistant to the co-founder of the university, Arthur E. Turner. He held several positions at the university throughout his career, including assistant to the president; national alumni director; director of annual giving, planned giving; and his current role of senior advancement director. Mault also serves as a member of the selection committee for the Northwood University Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award and the Northwood Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Warren Mault Honorary Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student planning a career in the automotive aftermarket. Qualified candidates must be entering or attending a full-time, post-secondary program at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or an ASE/NATEF certified automotive vocational school.

Kevin Boyd
Kevin Boyd

Stertil-Koni Names Kevin Boyer New Service Manager
Stertil-Koni has announced that Kevin Boyer has joined the company as service manager. In his new post, Boyer provides technical support, troubleshooting assistance, vehicle lift installation supervision and vehicle lift use training to the company’s distributors and their customers across North America. Prior to joining Stertil-Koni, Boyer served as a sales manager and technician at BOE Marine and RV in Stevensville, Maryland, where he oversaw day-to-day operations, customer service and sales.

Kyle Martin
Kyle Martin

Energy Suspension Hires Kyle Martin as Marketing Manager

Energy Suspension has hired Kyle Martin to fill the role of marketing manager. He brings more than 10 years of professional sales and marketing experience with him.

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