SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 10, March 7, 2013

Movers & Shakers: Goodguys 30th Anniversary Kicks Off This Weekend; Rich Barsamian Joins GT Performance

Compiled by SEMA Staff

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association kicks off its 30th anniversary season this weekend at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona.
   

Goodguys 30th Anniversary Season Kick-off This Weekend
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will kick off its 30th anniversary season this weekend at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event marks the beginning of a year full of automotive festivals geared towards classic American automobile enthusiasts, according to a Goodguys release. With the kick-off in Scottsdale, the Goodguys promises that fans will get a close-up glimpse of the modern-day hot-rodding scene and witness how the Goodguys' core message—having fun with cars—has not changed in 30 years. The event will feature all of the attractions of Goodguys events—the AutoCross, Manufacturers Midway, model car program sponsored by Revell, and All American Sunday—that have made Goodguys events a key component of the rodding scene. For more information, tickets or to register a show car, visit www.good-guys.com.

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Rich Barsamian has joined GT Performance as vice president of sales and marketing.
 
   

Rich Barsamian Joins GT Performance
GT Performance Products hired Rich Barsamian as the company's vice president of sales and marketing. GT Performance President Tom Poteet said he is excited about reuniting with Barsamian and that he looks forward to having an employee of Barsamian’s caliber join the team. Barsamian will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives to grow GT Performance’s product business, according to a press release. Barsamian resigned as national sales manager with Advanced Clutch Technology. He served as vice president of sales for Grant Products and also worked as national sales manager for Edelbrock. He is also active with SEMA and is the chair-elect of the Motorsports Parts Manufacturer Council (MPMC). He also served as chairman of the Young Executives Network (YEN) and is currently a Select Committee member of the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Committee.

Petersen Automotive Museum Presents Women's Day
The Petersen
Automotive Museum
is celebrating Women's History Month by presenting
Women's Day, Saturday, March 16, from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The day's
activities will include a car care clinic, light refreshments, workshop
certificate, car care goody bag, admission to the museum and parking
validation. Participants will get their hands dirty in pairs or groups
working on their own cars. The cost of the event is $30 for non-members
and $25 for members. A special rate for students has recently been added at 2-for-$20. In order to receive the 2-for-$20 special student rate, participants should write “SEMA” in the PAM Membership # section and fill in the names of the two participants. For more information, or to sign up for the event, contact Lorianne at
323-964-6308 or e-mail lsalazar@petersen.org.

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The members of the Link Trailer Parts sales team are (from left to
right) Evan Hunt, Anne Johnson, Tim Stein, Connie Acord, Jim Newsom and
Dan Summerill (not pictured).
   

Link Trailer Parts Relaunched
Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. and
NTP Distribution have announced the re-launch of Link Trailer Parts.
Link Trailer Parts offers an assortment of trailer products in segments
that include utility, hitch and tow, equestrian and recreation trailers,
and the product mix consists of axles, brakes and brake assemblies, hub
assemblies, trailer chassis components, hitches, wiring and electrical,
jacks, couplers and leaf springs. In conjunction with the re-launch, a
new sales team for Link Trailer Parts has been established. The members
of the sales team are Evan Hunt, Anne Johnson, Tim Stein, Connie Acord,
Jim Newsom and Dan Summerill

New Phoenix Location for Meyer Distributing
Meyer Distributing has opened a new location in Phoenix. The cross-dock will have a direct feed from the Meyer hub in Dallas. “We are taking another big step towards our West coast expansion plans,” states Nick Gramelspacher, vice president of sales and marketing. “Meyer carries a lot of unique product offerings that will help customers in the Phoenix market to grow their business and ours together. We look forward to starting relationships in a city we frequently visit for the Performance Warehouse Association conference each year.

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