SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 11, March 13, 2014

Movers & Shakers: Shelby Vegas Bash Begins April 14; Gary Kennon Promoted to Executive VP of Dover Engineered Systems

Edelbrock Facility Tour and Annual Car Show

  Edelbrock Car Show
On Saturday, May 3, 2014, more than 300 cars will fill the streets around Vic's Garage for the ninth Annual Edelbrock Car Show.
   

Edelbrock will open the doors of its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to the public for free shop tours, Friday, May 2. Participants have the opportunity to tour Edelbrock's research and development, manufacturing and quality control departments. This is a unique opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to see what it takes to design and manufacture high-quality performance products. Shop tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 2:00 p.m.

The show will also host the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, where teams of high school students from all over Southern California race to tear down and rebuild an engine in a timed and judged competition. Additionally, the Kids Corner will return with tons of activities for children of all ages. Many aftermarket manufacturers will be in attendance to exhibit their products. Show hours are from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Spectator entry is free; however, the Rev'ved Up 4 Kids charity will be accepting any donations.

Visit www.edelbrockfamilyfoundation.org to learn more about the charities they support. Registration for the Edelbrock Car Show is available at www.edelbrock.com/carshow.

2014 Shelby Vegas Bash Begins April 14

Shelby American and Team Shelby will host the 2014 Shelby Vegas Bash at the new Shelby American World Headquarters just off the Las Vegas Strip. Festivities begin Monday, April 14, and run until the Mustang Club of America (MCA) 50th Birthday Celebration, Thursday, April 17. This year’s Vegas Bash includes a Shelby Cruise from Palm Springs to Las Vegas, Monday night’s “Cars Under the Stars” event at the new facility, a Poker Run, exclusive tours, a Shelby GTS giveaway and more.

“With the Shelby Vegas Bash leading right into the MCA 50th Birthday Celebration, we’re expecting this year to be bigger and better than ever,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “This will be the first opportunity to host Shelby members and enthusiasts at our new world headquarters in the heart of Las Vegas. This year’s Vegas Bash and MCA 50th Celebration will be one for the record books.”

For more info and to register for the Vegas Bash, check out the Shelby American website. For details and registration info for the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration, visit www.mustang50thbirthdaycelebration.com

ODYSSEY Battery Updates Website to Adapt to All Devices

  Odyssey Battery New Website
The ODYSSEY Battery website has been updated to accommodate the size of the device being used, making it easy to read and navigate using a computer, tablet or smartphone browser.
   

ODYSSEY Battery by EnerSys recently launched a redesign of its website, www.odysseybattery.com, incorporating responsive web design to optimize the user experience for a range of devices. The new technology adapts all of the website's content for the size of the device being used, making it easy to read and navigate using a computer, tablet or smartphone browser.

The enhanced website provides easy access to resources such as the ODYSSEY Battery mobile app, the ODYSSEY Battery online store and the Battery finder tool. The website also has quick links to ODYSSEY Battery social media platforms.

aFe Power and Wes-Coast Marketing Partner
Wes-Coast Marketing was selected by aFe Power to represent the company's full line of performance products across its entire territory. aFe Power manufacturers air filters and intake kits, exhaust systems, intercoolers, turbos, differential and transmission pans and many other performance products.    

Workshop Hero Debuts on Shelves of Canadian Tire

Workshop Hero, a division of Armor Protective Packaging, announced that its products are now on the shelves of Canada’s largest retail chain, Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire Corp. is a family of companies that include Canadian Tire Retail, PartSource, FGL Sports, Mark's, and Canadian Tire Financial Services. Canadian Tire has close to 500 retail stores with merchandising categories that range from automotive parts, automotive service, tools and hardware, sporting goods, housewares and seasonal items.

“We are pleased to have teamed up with Canadian Tire because Workshop Hero products are the ideal match for the Canadian Tire customer,” said David Yancho, vice president of sales and marketing. Stores are carrying Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath and Dry Coat Rust Preventative—both are water based, non-toxic and clean, safe and easy to use. “Our products remove rust and prevent it from reforming on automotive parts, tools, and all household items.”

Gary Kennon Promoted to Dover Engineered Systems Executive Vice President

Gary Kennon, president of Vehicle Service Group (VSG), has been promoted to executive vice president of the Dover Engineered Systems Group (DES) as part of a business restructuring announced by VSG’s parent company Dover. In his new role, Kennon will have oversight for five Dover operating companies as well as responsibility for the segment’s operational excellence and supply chain programs.

Dover has realigned its businesses into a new segment structure organized around its key end markets to better focus on growth strategies. VSG is part of the DES segment, which is comprised of companies that design, manufacture and service critical equipment and components serving the printing and identification, transportation, waste handling, and industrial end markets.

Kennon’s promotion will eventually take him to Dover headquarters in Downers’ Grove, Ill. Dover has begun the search to replace him, and to assure a smooth transition, Kennon will continue to support VSG until a new president is appointed.

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