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Movers & Shakers: SPEEDtubeTV Expands and Rebrands as POWERtubeTV

SpeedtubeTVSPEEDtubeTV has officially rebranded as POWERtube TV Network ( This is in preparation for their move into the free ad supported television (FAST) and video on demand (VOD) TV market. The move is intended to distinguish the automotive television content destination from other networks utilizing "Speed" in their title. 

Coming this June, POWERtube TV will air all of its content on their web-based FAST network. Immediately following launch, the network will expand onto multiple platforms such as ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and more. Enthusiasts will be able to access some of the best automotive, motorcycle and powersports racing and build shows at one location.

"With the name change comes an all-new format to access our programming," said Ray Iddings, head of development at Boss One Media, POWERtube TV's parent company. "Along with POWERtube TV's main FAST channel, we are going to be offering each show its own individual channel directly on the website. Plus, we are now working with 23 new content creators for new programming that will appeal to every type of auto enthusiast."

All programming on POWERtube TV is free of charge. New episodes of their automotive programming are added weekly and new shows are added and updated on a consistent basis. For more information, please visit

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Stellantis Vehicles, Brands Stack Up Awards at 2023 TAWA Auto Roundup

Stellantis won multiple honors at the 2023 Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA) Auto Roundup, with Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Dodge brands bringing home a combined seven awards from the event, held March 26-28, at Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur, Texas.

The all-new Dodge Hornet impressed in its TAWA Auto Roundup debut, scoring the CUV of Texas title award. The newest entry in the Dodge brand's vehicle lineup also added honors for Best Value, Best New Interior and Best New Feature for the class-exclusive PowerShot feature, which supplies a burst of 30 hp for the Dodge Hornet R/T.

Dodge brand claimed a second of the four TAWA Auto Roundup title awards, with the 807hp Dodge Challenger SRT Black Ghost, one of the Dodge brand's "Last Call" special-edition models, taking the Performance Vehicle of Texas award.

The Chrysler brand continued its domination at the TAWA Auto Roundup, with the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid extending the brand's winning streak to seven consecutive years in the Minivan category. Chrysler Pacifica is the most awarded minivan over the last six years with more than 170 honors and industry accolades since its introduction as a minivan. TAWA voters also gave the Alfa Romeo Stelvio top honors in the Mid-Size CUV segment.

BorgWarner Engineering Director Named Recipient of 2023 Women MAKE Award

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BorgWarner's Carol Cai, engineering director, was honored as a 2023 Women MAKE Award recipient for her outstanding contributions to the manufacturing industry. The Women MAKE Awards, formerly known as the STEP Ahead Awards, recognize women in science, technology, engineering and production careers who exemplify leadership within their companies. Cai joins the ranks of 130 exemplary women who were honored by The Manufacturing Institute (MI) and is the seventh consecutive BorgWarner employee to receive the award.

Cai began her career with BorgWarner as a simulation supervisor before working her way up to her current position as the company's engineering director in China, a position in which she oversees more than 90 engineers. In this role, she has created and established a turbo research and development team from the ground up. She also had a critical role in launching an organically developed and produced advanced technology that aids with cabin and battery temperature regulation.

A large supporter and proponent of female empowerment and development across the company, Cai makes it a point to mentor to young, female engineers. She routinely spends quality one-on-one time with each mentee to help them identify ways in which they can achieve and succeed their goals.

Additionally, Cai volunteers as a company sponsor that aims to recruit and build the talent pool at BorgWarner. She spends countless hours in her community engaging with young graduates who are looking toward a career in engineering by offering guidance and advice. Cai also supports the BorgWarner China Graduate and Internship Program as well as the BorgWarner Employee Overseas Exchange Program, in which she regularly participates as a mentor and speaker.

Recognized as an outstanding female talent herself, she was selected to participate in the BorgWarner Women's Forum, a high honor for exceptional company leaders that provides access to exclusive training sessions and high-level speakers. Award recipients were recognized during a ceremony on April 20, in Washington, D.C.

Stellantis Announces Winners of 11th Annual Drive for Design Contest

StellantisThree young designers were recently selected as the finalists in the 11th annual Stellantis Drive for Design competition. Grand-prize winner Rocco Morales is a previous Drive for Design contest winner who finished first in 2022 and second in 2021. Morales, a 12th grader from Northville, Michigan, submitted a design for the Ram Stadion, which would "create a new segment of pickup trucks." In Morales' winning design, a fully capable off-road truck could easily transform into a relaxing place to hang out with stadium seating and a deployable canopy. Morales' grand prize includes a summer design internship at the Ram Truck Exterior Design Studio and a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 tablet.

This year's contest challenged students in grades 10-12 to sketch the next-generation Ram EV truck. The creative submissions revealed brand-new concepts and a glimpse into the minds of up-and-coming designers.

Rohan Seiber, a 10th grader from Portola Valley, California, and Benjamin Miller, an 11th grader from Birmingham, Michigan, rounded out the top-three finishers in this year's contest. Seiber's Ram Rex truck "reimagines the TRX to be the ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything full-size electric pickup truck," including a configurable bed platform and unique exterior lighting and external rail system. Miller's Ram Ultima is built around a modular design that would allow the owner to add more power and traction as needed.

To see the top submissions in this year's contest, visit

Join Women in Motorsports North America for a Tribute to Paula Murphy 

The Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA) is hosting a VIP screening of "Paula Murphy: Undaunted" on Wednesday, May 24, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.

As part of the Left Behind Series, this special event is dedicated to paying tribute to Paula Murphy's contributions and impact on the world of women in motorsports. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion headlined by Paula Murphy and hosted by Amanda Busick and featuring panelists Pam Miller, Landspeed Louise and Lyn St James

Paula Murphy defied odds and stereotypes as she carved her way to becoming the Andy Granatelli-sponsored "Miss STP" by setting speed records and competing in various race categories. While gaining fans, she drew ire from the NHRA in 1967 when they rescinded her license, but she fought for her place in the sport and was soon reinstated. Despite setbacks and wrecks, Paula did not stop moving and lived on to be known as "the fastest woman on wheels" who broke records, and barriers, for future women in motorsports.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact

ATC Drivetrain Acquires Mack GmbH

MACKATC Drivetrain has announced its acquisition of Mack GmbH, a remanufacturing company based in Waldenburg, Germany. With shared principles of sustainability through remanufacturing, ATC and Mack will leverage combined competencies to continue developing processes that extend the life span of existing products, reduce waste and contribute more meaningfully to the circular economy. The acquisition includes Mack's new energy-efficient German facility, featuring solar power generation that will support ATC's activities to reduce the overall carbon footprint of its manufacturing operations.

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