SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 5, February 2, 2012

Movers & Shakers: Hawk Performance Names Hisley Director of Marketing; DuPont Opens Entries for Calendar Competition

Hawk Performance Hires Andrew Hisley as Director of Marketing
Hawk Performance Products Group, a division of Carlisle Brake and Friction, hired Andrew Hisley as director of marketing. Hisley will coordinate global activities in the performance market segment for aftermarket and OE customers. His responsibilities include coordinating prices, analysis, product rationalization, short- and long-term planning and strategic brand management.

DuPont Accepting Entries for Calendar Competition  
DuPont
announced that it is accepting entries for its Calendar Competition,
where winners will receive cash prizes and be featured in the company's 2013
calendar. The competition is open to owners with vehicles painted with
DuPont Refinish, Hot Hues or Cromax Pro. There is no entry fee for the
competition, and entries can be submitted online at www.customfinishescalendar.dupont.com. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on April 30, 2012.

Borla Performance Industries Develops Process to Reclaim Water From Diesel, Internal Combustion Exhaust
Borla Performance Industries is one of about 14 companies participating in America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge, part of the Startup America initiative, which makes it easier for start-ups to use inventions and technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 National Laboratories and the Y-12 National Security Complex. Borla has the option to license a nano-pore membrane technology from OakRidge National Laboratory which, combined with Borla’s diesel exhaust technology, will lead to a low-cost, unique exhaust system that will double as a neutral energy device to recover and reclaim potable water from diesel and other internal combustion exhaust, according to the company.

The water conversion process is performed through the exhaust system, and this concept can create potable water sources where no water is available. Borla’s muffler/membrane reclamation unit installed on troop vehicles as part of the exhaust system will generate water at the point of use. It will supply a steady stream of water, up to nearly seven gallons a day per person and reduce vulnerability to military personnel while maximizing the tactical use of field troops. For more information and to vote, visit http://energy.gov/americas-next-top-energy-innovator-challenge. Voting closes Monday, February 6.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Takes on RC Version of His Mustang
K&N Engineering recently released a video of 2010 Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. chasing down a miniature RC car version of his car through the K&N facility. The company is giving away five of the Limited edition Vaughn Gittin Jr. Remote Control Drift Cars, signed by Vaughn Gittin Jr., in a sweepstakes through Facebook. Check out the video, including outtakes, at www.youtube.com/knfilters.

Quarter Mile Foundation to Conduct Interviews at NHRA Winternationals
The Quarter Mile Foundation announced that it will attend the 52nd Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals (February 16–19) to continue its interviews of drag-racing legends who attend the race. The foundation will have a track-side presence at the track's Hot Rod Alley, where Don Garlits will share the booth with the Quarter Mile and drag racing historian Sonny Messner will display Don Garlits' "Swamp Rat 3."

  Allen Berg Racing Schools
 

The newest branch of Allen Berg Racing Schools in Fontana, California, is authorized to recommend students for a SCCA Regional Competition License.

 

Allen Berg Racing Schools at Auto Club Speedway Receives SCCA Competition Licensing Accreditation
The newest branch of the Allen Berg Racing Schools (located at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California) is now authorized to recommend students for a Sports Car Club of America
(SCCA) Regional Competition License upon completion of
the Allen Berg Racing Schools race driving program. Students enhance
their skills through driving single-seat, open-wheel formula cars
equipped with on-board data acquisition systems. Already-licensed
drivers or drivers who do not need to qualify for an SCCA competition
license will have the option of one- and two-day ABRS schools at Auto
Club Speedway.


Automotive Lift Institute Partners With Petty's Garage

Automotive Lift Institute will help bring Petty's Garage Performance Tour to nationwide consumers through a recently announced partnership between the two companies. “Partnering with Petty’s Garage on the Performance Tour makes sense because the Automotive Lift Institute’s safety and inspection message is complimented by the rich history and tremendous brand recognition Petty’s Garage brings to the table,” stated R.W. (Bob) O’Gorman, president of Automotive Lift Institute. The partnership is an extension of work that began in 2005 with Richard and Kyle Petty with the production of the “Lifting It Right” DVD focusing on automotive lift operator safety training.

TruXedo Becomes ISO 9001:2008 Certified
TruXedo announced that the company became ISO 9001:2008 certified in December 2011 after completing the audit of its quality management system by Intertek. “Quality...First Time, On Time, Every Time!—This is what the employees of TruXedo, Inc. have lived by for several years, but now we proudly fly the ISO-9000:2008 certification flag in our facility. I'm very appreciative of the diligent work, dedication to the certification process and the focus our employees have demonstrated by providing quality products and service to our customers for well over a decade,” said, Kelly Kneifl, vice president and COO, THI.

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