SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 34, August 25, 2011

Movers & Shakers: Bully Dog Technologies Adds Isaac Ronquillo as Sales Representative; AST Suspension Acquires Moton Suspension

 

  Issac Ronquillo
  Bully Dog Technologies hired Isaac Ronquillo as its North American sales representative.

Bully Dog Technologies Adds Isaac Ronquillo as Sales Representative
Bully Dog Technologies hired Isaac Ronquillo as its North American sales representative. He will have primary sales responsibility for the Western and Northeastern United States as well as Canada and will work alongside Desia Anderson under the direction of Vice President of of Sales Scotie Selman as part of Bully Dog’s national light-duty sales team. According to Bully Dog, Ronquillo has earned a great reputation as a versatile sales person who excels in customer-relationship building and sales growth. He is also a Select Committee member of SEMA's Truck and Off-Road Alliance, part of the Young Executives Network Member Resource Pool and SEMA Cares charity volunteer, experiences that the company reports have helped Ronquillo establish credibility, cultivate relationships and gain valuable experience in helping to grow and promote the automotive aftermarket as a whole.

AST Suspension Acquires Moton Suspension
According to a recent release from Moton Suspension, approximately two months ago, AST Suspension acquired Moton Suspension in European court. Since the announcement, the Moton USA headquarters have moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Plano, Texas. Moton parts are self contained in their original cabinetry and will continue to stay separate. For more information and product inquiries, contact sales@moton-usa.com.

Mast Motorsports Adds "Owners Rides" Section to its Website
Mast Motorsports has introduced an all-new Owners Rides section of its website, www.MastMotorsports.com. The new destination invites those with vehicles equipped with a Mast Motosports component to upload pictures and details to the site. The company invites users to submit information such as vehicle name, specifications, the story behind the build, dyne numbers and time slips.


Shurhold Industries Products Now Available Through Amazon.com


Shurhold Industries'
line of professional-grade automotive chemicals and hand-held tools are now available through www.Amazon.com.
"During our history we have sold Shurhold merchandise in over 30
countries on six continents," said Shurhold President Barry Berhoff.
"We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Amazon that will
further extend the reach of our products and tools to car enthusiasts."

  Bentley Chassis Number 3
 

Bentley's 3L Chassis Number 3 sold for $962,500 during the Gooding & Co. auction held at Pebble Beach.

The World's Oldest Production Bentley Sells for $962,500
The world's oldest surviving production Bentley was sold during the Gooding & Co. auction at Pebble Beach for $962,500. The vehicle, a 1921 Chassis number 3 (matching numbers car) with original aluminum coachwork and brass brightwork. This Chassis number 3 was purchased 90 years ago by Bentley's very first customer, Noel Van Raalte. According to a Bentley Motors release, the true test of the 3 Litre came with wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 1924 and 1927.

Toyo to Tailgate at Eight College Football Games This Season
Toyo Tire
announced that it will fuel up its big rig and join the tailgating
celebrations at eight college football games this season. The rig
display will feature Toyo products, custom vehicles and free giveaway
items, in addition to Toyo models on hand to meet fans and sign
collectible posters. The schedule is: September 3, Indiana State at
Penn State, Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania; September
10, Florida Atlantic at Michigan State, Spartan Stadium, East Lansing,
Michigan; September 24, USC at ASU, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona;
October 8, WSU at UCLA, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California; October 15,
Baylor at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas; December 3, Big Ten
Conference Championship Game, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana;
December 27, Belk Bowl, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North
Carolina; and January 2, Capital One Bowl, Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium,
Orlando, Florida.

Roush Adds Industry Veteran D. Mark Trostle to Lead Automotive Design Team
Roush Performance announced that industry veteran D. Mark Trostle will head its automotive design team, based out of the company's Livonia, Michigan design studio. With more than 40 years of experience in the automotive industry, Trostle will apply his expertise to Roush's OEM studio projects, Specialty Vehicle Group's restoration and future model programs for the Roush Performance line of high-performance vehicles and vehicle components. Trostle's background includes 35 years at ASC Inc., designing and developing specialty vehicle and products for the worldwide automotive, heavy truck, aircraft and marine industry, working extensively with domestic and global manufacturers. He also founded the American Speed Company, designing and developing personalized and specialty vehicles, including the renowned Speed33 Roadster. American Speed Company will continue as a parts supplier for the renowned Speed33 Roadster.

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