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MotorVac Technologies Announces Estimates for 1999

MotorVac Technologies Announces Estimates for 1999

Based on the response to the company's products at the recent Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week Show and indications that there is market interest in the company's new products,MotorVac announced that it believes 1999 will show improved performance. ... Continue reading

Market Embraces SmarTire Systems

Market Embraces SmarTire Systems

With the theme "All Tires Need SmarTire Sensors", SmarTire Systems Inc. successfully promoted use of the SmarTire(TM) monitoring system for conventional radial tires at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. ... Continue reading

U.S. and British Firms Share SEMA Motorsports Engineering Award

U.S. and British Firms Share SEMA Motorsports Engineering Award

Lear Corporation of Southfield, Michigan, and Stewart Grand Prix have won the 1998 SEMA Motorsports Engineering Award for the Lear Formula 1 Extractable Seat System that provides quick and safe removal of a driver after an on-track accident. ... Continue reading

Awesome Year for Ford Trucks: Two Million in Record Time

Awesome Year for Ford Trucks: Two Million in Record Time

Customers lifted Ford Motor Company's 1998 U.S. truck sales past the two million mark today, the earliest date that any company has reached that milestone. ... Continue reading

Details OEM Participation at SEMA Show

Details OEM Participation at SEMA Show

Once thought of as a group of trashy products that would void your warranty and ruin your car, the SEMA membership has grown to an industry which grosses more than $18B annually. ... Continue reading

DATUS Inc. Ships Handheld Portable Vehicle Navigation System

DATUS Inc. Ships Handheld Portable Vehicle Navigation System

DATUS Inc. reported that it has begun shipping its RouteFinder PNA handheld portable vehicle navigation system. ... Continue reading

Dressing Up the 1998 Beetle at AAIW 1998

Dressing Up the 1998 Beetle at AAIW 1998

SEMA 1998 at The Aftermarket Industry Week is the place to scope out flashy accessories. We went in search of acoutrements for this year's automotive darling, the 1998 Volkswagen Beetle,and we hit the jackpot at the Cragar Wheels booth-there it was, sitting on the show floor looking brightand pretty, a Yellow Beetle, d ... Continue reading

REL Products Inc. Shows Topside Creeper at AAIW 1998

REL Products Inc. Shows Topside Creeper at AAIW 1998

Glen Lensing, Vice President of Operations for REL Products, Inc., introduced a new product that combines a mechanic's roller board and a ladder. ... Continue reading

Steel Horse Automotive Brings 34 New Products to AAIW 1998

Steel Horse Automotive Brings 34 New Products to AAIW 1998

Steel Horse Automotive is at this year's SEMA show with 34 new products, including consoles built for entertainment centers and office work, anda toolbox that gets attached to the tailgate of a truck. ... Continue reading

TalonTek Shows On Board Personal Computer at AAIW 1998

TalonTek Shows On Board Personal Computer at AAIW 1998

TalonTek Systems Inc. is showing off a high-tech accessory at this year's SEMA show. Specialty equipment, indeed: it's a pentium 200 with MMXfor your vehicle. The unit is an industrial computer that can withstand temperature ranges from freezing to 120 degrees fahrenheit, and shocks thatmeasure up to a G-force of 2. ... Continue reading

Young Technology Inc. Brings Magnesium Die Casting Technology to AAIW 1998

Young Technology Inc. Brings Magnesium Die Casting Technology to AAIW 1998

YTI sales manager John Wenstrup, Jr., explained that magnesium die cast parts can weigh less than plastic, and that they have excellent tensile strength, which derives from the process of alloying magnesium with other substances. YTI targets its alloys to specific applications, depending on the requirements of that com ... Continue reading

Bosch Celebrates Spark Plug Launch with Catchy Display at AAIW 1998

Bosch Celebrates Spark Plug Launch with Catchy Display at AAIW 1998

Bosch Celebrates Spark Plug Launch with Catchy Display at AAIW 1998 ... Continue reading

Fans Can Feel the Speed Through CART's 'Driving 101' Program

Fans Can Feel the Speed Through CART's 'Driving 101' Program

For all the auto racing fans in the world that have watched their favorite Champ Car driver and said, "I could do that if I just got the chance," -- here's your chance. ... Continue reading

MVP America's Speedy Lift Rises Straight to Chassis at AAIW 1998

MVP America's Speedy Lift Rises Straight to Chassis at AAIW 1998

MVP Americas's Speedy Lift Rises Straight to Chassis at AAIW 1998 ... Continue reading

Champion Spark Plug Launches National Brand

Champion Spark Plug Launches National Brand

Champion is launching a national campaign for a new spark plug -- PowerSport -- which is designed to provide more power and reliability for watercraft, snowmobile, motorcycle and all- terrain vehicle owners, the company announced. ... Continue reading

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