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Movers & Shakers: Dodge Returns to the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals

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Dodge Returns to the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals


Carlisle Events announced that Dodge will return for the 2022 Chrysler Nationals, July 15-17. Guests can explore the massive midway display from Dodge, plus enjoy time on the autocross track as part of automaker's Thrill Rides. In addition, product experts from Dodge will be on hand to talk shop, both at their display and during the “State of the Hobby” address.

Learn more about the “State of the Hobby” address, Dodge’s involvement, and the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals at  

Gold Eagle Acquires Lubrication Specialties Inc.

Gold Eagle Co. announced that the company has acquired Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), producers of several fuel and oil products for the automotive industry, including the Hot Shot’s Secret brand line. The Hot Shot’s Secret product line includes over 50 additives, specialty oils, coolants, and fluids sold in more than 30,000 retail stores nationwide.

Gold Eagle Co. announced that is will expand Hot Shot’s Secret into new distribution channels worldwide. As a single operating unit, more customers will gain access to LSI’s products, which are proven to increase fuel economy, improve horsepower, generate more torque, and help drivers save thousands on engine repairs.

According to Gold Eagle, the merger will not lead to downsizing or significant changes for the LSI team. All employees will retain their roles and position LSI for future growth in the local Morrow County economy.

Dale Pollak Named to NIADA’s Ring of Honor

Dale Pollak

Dale Pollak, founder of vAuto, and Cox Automotive executive vice president, has been selected as the newest member of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s Ring of Honor, which recognizes industry leaders who have contributed to the professionalism and growth of the automobile industry through outstanding performance and leadership.

Pollak became the 33rd auto industry leader to be inducted into the Ring of Honor, NIADA’s highest award for non-dealers.

A New Australian Law Ensures Consumer Choice of Repairer

A recent law was passed in Australia to help provide an equal playing field for the independent automotive service and repair industry, and ensures consumers have a choice of repairer. The new law—The Motor Vehicle Information Scheme (MVIS)—compels vehicle manufacturers to provide all service and repair information to independent repairers at a fair market price.

Australian Law

Caption: From left to right: John Khoury (MTAA), Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Tony Weber (FCAI), Stuart Charity (AAAA), James Voortman (AADA)

“The law is a game-changer for thousands of independent workshops across the country who now have access to dealer level vehicle information for all brands sold in Australia, including software updates, wiring schematics, technical, security and EV information. This ensures workshops can compete in the market on a level playing field, and it future proofs their businesses,” said Stuart Charity, CEO of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA).

The responsibility of the day-to-day operation of the scheme and access to manufacturer vehicle information is handled by the Australian Automotive Service and Repair Authority (AASRA). More information is available at

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