SEMA eNews Vol. 22, No. 39, September 26, 2019

Movers & Shakers: Thermo Tec Partners With Hoonigan; Darin Morgan Joins Mast Motorsports

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Darin Morgan Joins Mast Motorsports Team

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Darin Morgan has joined the Mast Motorsports team effective immediately. Best known for his efforts in heading Reher-Morrison’s R&D department, Morgan has built his career around developing advanced cylinder heads and induction systems for engine applications including NHRA and IHRA Pro Stock, IndyCar, NASCAR Cup, powerboats, land-speed cars and high-end sportsman and bracket racing.

Thermo Tec Partners With Hoonigan

Thermo-Tec is partnering with Hoonigan on two of its programs: season two of the next-level build show “Knuckle Busters” and season two of the head-to-head contest “Build & Battle.” Season two of “Knuckle Busters” will focus on a Duramax diesel conversion of a fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Requiring a retrofit of the engine bay, the goal is to hit 200 mph in the standing mile. Thermo-Tec will provide products to manage heat during extended run times including exhaust wrap, heat shields, wiring wrap and covers for the Duramax’s twin turbos. Thermo-Tec is also a team sponsor for season two of “Build & Battle,” where two influencers from a specific racing genre square off to see who can build the fastest machine in their specific category for less than $10,000 in a limited amount of time. The builders are restricted to using garage tools to show that the projects are attainable for everyday automotive enthusiasts. At the end, the winner gets to keep their vehicle, while the loser must sell theirs and donate the money to the winner’s selected charity.

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CJ Pony Parts is giving away a ’69 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
 
   

CJ Pony Parts Launches the Mustang Dream Giveaway Starring a Rare ’69 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The Mustang Dream Giveaway, a nationwide drawing sponsored by CJ Pony Parts to benefit charitable organization New Beginning Children’s Homes, has officially launched. The winner will take home a ’69 Ford Mustang Mach 1, plus $10,000 toward the prize taxes. The Ford Mustang Mach 1 featured in the Mustang Dream Giveaway shows 49,000 miles on the odometer and mileage is believed to be original. It is powered by Ford’s 428ci Super Cobra Jet engine backed by a C6 three-speed automatic transmission. The car underwent an extensive frame-off restoration to concours standards before arriving in the Dream Giveaway Garage. The restoration included full mechanical rejuvenation to factory specifications, a correct and highly detailed engine replicating how this Mustang Mach 1 looked on the day it left the factory assembly line, a showroom-like black-knit vinyl deluxe interior and show-quality chrome. CJ Pony Parts provided the restoration parts. Other features include high-back bucket seats, a factory Drag Pack option, smoked glass, radio delete, an in-dash tachometer, Ford 9-in. rear with Traction-Lok, Factory 4.10 rear gears and a copy of the factory billing manifest, verifying authenticity.

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Kahn Media earned its place at spot number 74 on Adweek’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Agencies list.
   

Adweek Names Kahn Media One of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Agencies in the World

Kahn Media has announced it has been recognized as one of the fastest growing marketing agencies in the world on Adweek magazine’s inaugural Top 100 Fastest-Growing Agencies list. Citing rapid growth and an increasing presence in both transportation and luxury/lifestyle marketing from 2016–2018, Kahn Media earned its place at spot number 74. For the new Top 100 Fastest-Growing Agencies list, Adweek magazine analyzed the growth of public relations and advertising agencies worldwide to determine which companies would be honored on its inaugural list. This new distinction was awarded to the 100 companies that achieved the most significant revenue growth over the past three calendar years. Kahn Media was also recently recognized on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the second year in a row and was named the top public-relations firm in its area by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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Rack-It Truck Racks Inc. has opened a 39,000-sq.-ft. facility in Albany, Kentucky. 
 
   

Rack-It Truck Racks Inc. Announces Opening of New Manufacturing Facility in Kentucky

Rack-it Truck Racks Inc. has announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Albany, Kentucky. The 39,000-sq.-ft. facility will house manufacturing and powder-coating operations and serve as the company’s Eastern United States distribution point. Rack-it currently operates its flagship manufacturing facility in Shingle Springs, just outside Sacramento. According to the company, the expansion to Kentucky provides a prime central location and logistical advantages for distribution of its products. Since breaking ground at the Albany site in October 2018, Rack-it has invested more than $1 million into infrastructure, new equipment and getting the site built out to its production standards. The company has created more than a dozen new jobs in the area and plans to increase that figure to 25 by the end of the year.

Steve Robinson Joins Daystar Products International as Sales Manager

Daystar Products International has announced Steve Robinson has been appointed sales manager. He will be responsible for B2B sales management duties in the United States and Canada for the Daystar family of brands. With 30 years in sales management, and 20 years in automotive wholesale manufacturing, Robinson has a proven record of growth.

Old World Industries Enters Strategic Partnership With BASF

Old World Industries (OWI) is now the sole distributor and strategic partner of BASF Glysantin automotive coolant/antifreeze products in the North American market. Under the agreement, Old World Industries will offer BASF Glysantin automotive coolant/antifreeze products through the OWI portfolio of brands, including PEAK Coolant + Antifreeze, for the service and aftermarket. In addition to the partnership with BASF, OWI will continue to develop and leverage its own coolant and antifreeze technologies to cater to the needs of consumers and OEMs. Affecting the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean markets, the partnership includes leveraging existing and emerging technologies. Old World Industries will utilize its extensive distribution network to supply dealerships and retail locations with BASF’s Glysantin products.

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