SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 32, August 11, 2011

Movers & Shakers: SCCA Hires Clatterbuck, Langham; Tire Rack Named Official Tire and Wheel Supplier to Motor Trend, Automobile

Shurhold Industries Adds Pro-Motion to Distribution Network
Shurhold Industries added Pro-Motion Distributing to its network of distributors for Shurhold's automotive chemicals and hand-held tools. Pro-Motion Distributing is located in the City of Industry, California, and is a leading wholesale distributor of high-performance aftermarket products. Pro-Motion Distributing services a global market of more than 4,000 independently owned and operated automotive retailers. The company owns and operates offices in both California and Tennessee, which allows them to ship product both faster and at lower freight costs.

Scott Clatterbuck   Staci Langham
Scott Clatterbuck   Staci Langham

SCCA Pro Racing Hires Scott Clatterbuck and Staci Langham
SCCA Pro Racing's
Topeka office hired Scott Clatterbuck as business manager and Staci Langham
series administrator. Clatterbuck is responsible for the business side
of SCCA Pro Racing, including the budgets for each of the road-racing
series managed or sanctioned by the organization. This is a new
position for SCCA Pro Racing, and Clatterbuck started in April. Langham
will provide customer service to teams, drivers and series officials,
answering questions about licensing procedures, event registration and
other needs. Prior to coming to SCCA Pro Racing, Langham served as
office manager for the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers.

Tire Rack Named Official Tire and Wheel Supplier to Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine
Source Interlink Media announced that Tire Rack is the official tire and wheel supplier to both Motor Trend and Automobile magazine.
As part of the arrangement, Tire Rack will be the official “go-to”
company on tires and wheels for the two brands, providing tire
industry expertise and product support, as well as access to Tire Rack’s
test facility. Tire Rack will also assist each of the brands during
testing for their annual “of the Year” awards, including Motor Trend’s
Car, Truck and Sport/Utility of the Year and Automobile magazine’s
All-Stars and Automobile of the Year. Most recently, Tire Rack provided
technical assistance for a major performance test that will appear in
the November issue of Motor Trend. Additionally, the Automobile magazine
staff visited Tire Rack’s test track at its corporate headquarters,
where they learned which tires were best suited for the daily driving
habits and performance goals of the brand’s long-term test fleet.
Source Interlink stated that the partnership with Tire Rack will not
affect the unbiased reviews for which Motor Trend and Automobile magazine are known.

Gunnar SmithJosh Forster  
Gunnar Smith and Josh Forster were both promoted to specialty account representatives for R&R Marketing Consultants Inc.  

R&R Marketing Consultants Inc. Promotes Gunnar Smith and Josh Forster to Specialty Account Representatives
R&R Marketing Consultants Inc. in South San Francisco, California announced that Gunnar Smith and Josh Forster were both promoted to the position of specialty account representative. According to the company, Smith and Forster both started with R&R as service representatives and have grown in their abilities and proven their commitment to excellence. The company also stated that it believes that developing the skill set of its staff and creating internal promotion opportunities are key components to its long-term success.

Kelley Blue Book Hires Michele Everett as Advertising Sales Manager
Kelley Blue Book hired Michele Everett as the new advertising sales manager for Kelley Blue Book's www.kbb.com website. According to the company, Everett was hired to support the company's new advertising initiative that helps aftermarket companies directly connect with the 40% of www.kbb.com's visitors that consider themselves do-it-yourselfers. Everett will represent www.kbb.com to sell automotive aftermarket industry opportunities, build agency relationships and create both national and regional advertising programs on behalf of the company.

Mitchell 1 Names Frank Adkins 2011 Educator of the Year
Mitchell 1 announced that Frank Adkins of Greenwood, Delaware, was named the 2011 Educator of the Year during the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference held recently at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Mitchell 1 recognizes one of the nation’s top teachers for excellence in automotive repair instruction each year. Adkins was presented with a check for $500 and a recognition certificate. He will also receive a one-year, complimentary subscription to Mitchell 1’s popular OnDemand5.com for the school where he teaches.

  Restore Your Ride Sweepstakes

Randy
McCoy (left) of Randy’s Tire was the grand prize
winner of a custom ’72 Chevelle SS454 in the Restore Your Ride
Sweepstakes. McCoy was presented the keys to his new vehicle by NASCAR
Sprint Cup driver Mark Martin.

Randy McCoy Takes Home ’72 Chevelle Through CARQUEST and KYB Shocks Restore Your Ride Sweepstakes

CARQUEST Auto Parts
and KYB Shocks & Struts announced that Randy
McCoy of Randy’s Tire in Lugoff, South Carolina, was the grand prize
winner of a custom ’72 Chevelle SS454 in the Restore Your Ride
Sweepstakes. McCoy was presented the keys to his new vehicle by NASCAR
Sprint Cup driver Mark Martin at a presentation in July at the CARQUEST
Auto Parts store in Lugoff. The KYB Shocks & Struts
Restore Your Ride Sweepstakes was exclusively for professional
customers of CARQUEST Auto Parts. For each KYB shock or strut purchased
from a CARQUEST store between February 1, 2011, and April 30, 2011,
professional customers earned entries to win either the grand prize ’72 Chevelle or other great prizes, including three $5,000 Visa gift cards, 20 $500 Visa gift cards or 500
Restore Your Ride wall clocks. A complete list of winners can be found
online at www.kybchevelle.com.

California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) to Install New Officers
California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA)
will install new officers during its annual meeting in Las Vegas, October 30. The following individuals will serve as officers for the 2012 year: Chair of the Board, Steve Sharp, WORLDPAC; Vice Chair of the Board, Ed Jimenez, Riebe’s Auto Parts; Treasurer, Ron Cannon, Charleston Auto Parts; Secretary, Ron Aparicio, Walker Products; and Immediate Past Chair of the Board, Mary Davis, NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) Inc.

MGP Caliper Covers Adds Distributors Atech Motorsports, Motorstate Distribution and Grand West Enterprises
MGP Caliper Covers continues added distribution through Atech Motorsports, Motorstate Distribution and Grand West Enterprises.
MGP Caliper Covers, officially licensed by Ford Motor Company and
General Motors, has applications for more than 500 vehicles, with
additional applications being added each week.

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