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Luminit Light Shaping Diffusers® Material Added to AMECA’s List of Acceptable Plastics in Automotive Exterior Lighting

The company’s automotive-grade diffuser material has been accepted by AMECA as meeting the three-year weathering test for plastics used in optical lenses and reflex reflectors. - April 20, 2018 - Luminit Government Services

Emmanuele Spera (CEO) of NEXT Future Transportation Was Honored with the New Mobility Visionary Award at the Automotive Global Awards North America 2018 in Detroit

Emmanuele Spera (CEO) of NEXT Future Transportation Was Honored with the New Mobility Visionary Award at the Automotive Global Awards North America 2018 in Detroit

Emmanuele Spera, Co-Founder and CEO, NEXT Future Transportation received the prestigious New Mobility Visionary Award at the fourth Automotive Global Awards North America in Detroit. - April 19, 2018 - NEXT Future Transportation

Dukosi to Exhibit at European Battery Show

Edinburgh tech company to showcase advanced cell monitoring system. - April 19, 2018 - Dukosi Limited

Provincial Chrysler, Alfa Romeo of Windsor, FIAT of Windsor Spring Tent Event

Provincial Chrysler, Alfa Romeo of Windsor and FIAT of Windsor will be hosting a special spring tent event, running for five days from April 18th until April 22nd. This event will feature significant discounts on cars and trucks from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, Alfa Romeo and FIAT, with offers on... - April 18, 2018 - Alfa Romeo of Windsor

Custom Truck One Source Announces Open House at Oklahoma City Office

Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) will host an Open House and Grand Opening, showcasing their facility in Oklahoma City. The event will be held on May 9, 2018 starting at 10:30 am at 6725 SW 44th Street. “We’re excited to open up our facility, allowing our customers and the... - April 16, 2018 - Custom Truck One Source

eLearning Carnival Helps Global Automobile Giant to Implement LMS for Their Dealer Network

eLearning Carnival acquires a Global Automobile Giant as its consulting client. ELC team helps the client to select and implement new Learning Management System for their Dealer Network. - April 14, 2018 - eLearning Carnival Pvt. Ltd.

Automakers Can Find New Profits and Workforce in Africa, Says New Book by Edward T. Hightower, Managing Director of Motoring Ventures LLC

"Motoring Africa," a new book by veteran auto executive Edward T. Hightower, reveals how the world's soon-to-be largest workforce can help automakers profitably and sustainably build more cars. - April 13, 2018 - Motoring Ventures

Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner, a New Option in Ecuador

Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner, a New Option in Ecuador

Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner is a brand new company, however, its business model has attracted the attention of the local Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador granting the company the Q batch for its High-Quality standards being the only motorcycle tour operator in Ecuador with the award. - April 13, 2018 - Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner

Sturgeon Woods RV Spring Open House, April 20th, 21st, 22nd 2018

Sturgeon Woods RV, Leamington Ontario’s premier Recreational Vehicle dealership, will be hosting a special sale and open house event during the weekend of April 20th, 21st and 22nd. This one off event will feature tent trailers, toy haulers, fifth wheels and travel trailers for sale with... - April 12, 2018 - Sturgeon Woods RV

Storage Made Easy Helps Jaguar Land Rover Bridge the Gap Between Business-Critical Applications and Google Cloud Storage

Jaguar Land Rover deploys their data analysis files from a local data centre to Google Cloud Storage without losing compatibility with DataFinder by using the SME Native Drive. - April 11, 2018 - Storage Made Easy

11SIGHT Joins CDK Global Partner Program

11SIGHT Joins CDK Global Partner Program

11SIGHT today announced that it has become a participant in the CDK Global Partner Program. As a member of the largest third-party partner program in the industry, 11SIGHT is now part of a marketplace of applications and integration choices developed to help automotive dealers succeed. “We... - April 11, 2018 - 11Sight

Monster Size Garage Condominiums Invading Palm Springs This Summer

Monster Size Garage Condominiums Invading Palm Springs This Summer

Garage condominiums, or storage condominiums as some would call them, are finding their way into the hearts and wallets of owners of RV’s, boats, and excessive car or off road vehicle collections. Forgotten is the gap between self storage closets and a full blown warehouse, as that gap is being filled by Garage Condominiums. Units range from 650 square feet up to 5400 sq ft. Much larger than self storage, but much smaller than a warehouse. - April 10, 2018 - monSTORE Garages

Custom Truck One Source Rolls Out New Load King Propane Crane Service Truck

Custom Truck One Source Rolls Out New Load King Propane Crane Service Truck

Custom Truck One Source will debut a new propane crane service truck at the NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo held April 6-8 in Atlanta, GA. Offering a design specific to the market, this unit continues Custom Truck’s expansion of their propane products and... - April 07, 2018 - Custom Truck One Source

27th Annual Central Jersey RV Show & Food Drive April 20-22; Largest RV Sales Event of Spring at PNC Arts Center

27th Annual Central Jersey RV Show & Food Drive April 20-22; Largest RV Sales Event of Spring at PNC Arts Center

The Annual Central Jersey RV Show and Food Drive celebrates its 27th year and expects to break last year’s record crowd and food donations. The dates for this year’s event are Friday, April 20th through Sunday April 22nd. Show hours are 10am until 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am until 5pm on Sunday at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Please visit www.nj-rv-shows.com for further information. - April 06, 2018 - Scott Motor Coach

Custom Truck One Source Forms Strategic Partnership with Tornado Global Hydrovac

Custom Truck One Source Forms Strategic Partnership with Tornado Global Hydrovac

Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) has entered into an exclusive partnership with Tornado Global Hydrovac. The new partnership positions Custom Truck as the single distributor for Tornado products in the United States. “We’re proud to partner with Tornado and excited about this... - April 03, 2018 - Custom Truck One Source

ProntoWash Rolls Out Rewards Program

ProntoWash Rolls Out Rewards Program

ProntoWash USA, the world’s largest automotive detailing franchise, announces the rollout of their royalty program on April 2nd. - March 30, 2018 - ProntoWash USA

Fix Auto USA's Shelly Bickett Receives Most Influential Women in Collision Repair Award

Following last week’s announcement, Fix Auto USA is excited that Co-Founder and Franchise Partner Shelly Bickett has been recognized as one of The Women’s Industry Network’s (WIN) Most Influential Women of 2018. She will formally accept her award during the 2018 WIN Educational... - March 26, 2018 - Fix Auto USA

7th Annual Festival of Power and Shine for European Cars

7th Annual Festival of Power and Shine for European Cars

For the seventh year, the popular event for car enthusiasts and attendees will feature a European Car Show, a dyno challenge, food trucks, awards with hand-welded trophies, show specials for products, vendor giveaways, raffles and pre-reserved parking. Attendance is free, but VIP early-bird options with prize packs (includes free gifts, raffle tickets, reserved parking) are available. The event features features over $10,000 USD in prizes and raffles for those in attendance. - March 22, 2018 - USP Euro Car Care

SIMUL8 Corporation Launches SIMUL8 2018

SIMUL8 Corporation Launches SIMUL8 2018

SIMUL8 Corporation today announced the launch of SIMUL8 2018, a new version of their flagship simulation software. The latest release enables users to build powerful simulations faster than ever, so they can focus on making better, evidence-based decisions to transform their organizations. - March 22, 2018 - SIMUL8 Corporation

Fix Auto USA Launches Specialized Collision Services Center

Fix Auto USA announced the launch of a revolutionary collision repair center designed and constructed to meet changing market conditions. Located in Orange County, California, Fix Auto Anaheim North is owned and operated by industry veteran David Caulfield. The collision repair industry has been... - March 19, 2018 - Fix Auto USA

ProntoWash at The Woodlands Mall

ProntoWash at The Woodlands Mall

ProntoWash USA, the world’s largest automotive detailing franchise, announces the opening of their newest location at The Woodlands Mall in The Woodlands, TX on March 9th. - March 17, 2018 - ProntoWash USA

The Future of Cash in Transit: INKAS®’ IVECO Daily 6 Hits the Roads

INKAS® has deployed a new cash-in-transit vehicle based on the IVECO Daily 6 DRW to fulfill cash management operations and transport of valuable assets and equivalents. - March 02, 2018 - INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing

French SCS Cluster Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)

SCS, a large leading European ecosystem of industrials and research laboratories, addressing many of the key IoT digital technologies, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™). Gathering more than 120 key players, representing 10 000 jobs and 3... - February 26, 2018 - SCS Cluster

Michael V. Johnson Recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Michael V. Johnson of Pinole, California has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of mechanical repair. About Michael V. Johnson Michael Johnson has over 20 years... - February 23, 2018 - Strathmore Worldwide

Jay Leno, Classic Duesenberg, Featured in Old Cars Weekly

After ten years of speaking with Jay Leno about this rare classic car rebuild, Old Cars Weekly gained exclusive access to its debut and unveiled the LaGrande on their special March 8th cover gate. - February 23, 2018 - F&W Media

Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate Announces 110,000 Sq. Ft. Lease in Tempe, AZ

Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate Announces 110,000 Sq. Ft. Lease in Tempe, AZ

Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate has successfully negotiated a long-term commercial lease at 1005 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ. - February 21, 2018 - Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate

FCP Euro Adds Sachs Performance to the Partner Line-up for 2018 PWC Campaign

FCP Euro Adds Sachs Performance to the Partner Line-up for 2018 PWC Campaign

FCP Euro is proud to announce its partnership with Sachs Performance for their 2018 racing efforts, joining an already established team of partners including LIQUI MOLY, 034Motorsport, and Heinlein Racing Development. FCP Euro will be running the full Pirelli World Challenge season, with FCP... - February 09, 2018 - FCP Euro

Wal-Mart Approves Intellitronix as Vendor

Intellitronix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Lighting Group (OTC: USLG), today announced that Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) approached the Company at the 2017 SEMA show with an interest to become a vendor of their products. Intellitronix and Wal-Mart have since signed a vendor agreement. Terms of the... - February 08, 2018 - Intellitronix

Selling Your Junk Cars for Pennies is Not the Only Option Anymore - Thanks to Junk Cars Corp. of Hollywood, FL

Until now junk car wrecks did not have much going for them. From what was once a vehicle, only immovable and heavy metal pieces remain that collect rust. And even if the owner of these left overs goes to a junk yard, one will likely not be able to expect more than a few dollars. But this bleak reality can now be a thing of the past thanks to Junk Cars Corp., an Hollywood based junk car removal company that offers fast and easy service and will give you an honest value for your vehicle. - February 07, 2018 - Junk Cars Corp.

RV Rental Connection Offers 100% Money Back Guarantee for All RV Rental Listings

RV Rental Connection Offers 100% Money Back Guarantee for All RV Rental Listings

RV Rental Connection, an international award-winning advertising website for all RV rental companies and individual RV rental owners, announces its 100% Money Back Guarantee as a follow-up for all RV rental advertisers who take advantage of the company’s 90-Day Free Trial RV rental listings... - February 06, 2018 - RV Rental Connection, Inc.

Texting Base Announces Integration Agreement with DealerSocket

Texting Base Announces Integration Agreement with DealerSocket

Texting Base, Inc., announced today that it has formalized an agreement for integration with DealerSocket, enabling additional texting services through DealerSocket’s Blackbird CRM product. This agreement ushers in new communication tools for the 4,200 automotive dealerships that use DealerSocket CRM. - February 05, 2018 - Texting Base, Inc.

Automotive Data Pioneer Michael Benavides Joins Xcite Advertising

Automotive Data Pioneer Michael Benavides Joins Xcite Advertising

Twenty-two year automotive veteran and well-known innovator of the industry’s top data, content and digital marketing solutions, Michael Benavides, has joined Xcite Advertising to lead its next generation of product innovation and revenue growth. Chicago-based Xcite Advertising is the leading... - February 03, 2018 - Xcite Advertising

Demotic Media Services LLP Collaborates to Showcase India’s First Superlite Buggy Made from a Honda CBR929RR Engine

Demotic Media Services LLP decided to collaborate with Pune-based ex-motocross racer Sanjay Gondkar to showcase his 5-year-long project. - February 03, 2018 - Demotic Media Services LLP

Bringing the Eco Auto Spa to Eastern North Carolina

DetailXPerts franchisees Jeff and Jonelle Hanson open a new location in New Bern to introduce an eco-friendly auto detailing company to the area. - February 03, 2018 - DetailXPerts Franchise Systems, LLC

Hometown Heroes Will Save Big at Lindquist Ford

Lindquist Ford, of 3950 Middle Road in Bettendorf, announced today an emphasis on using 2018 programs to save money for those who protect, serve and work toward preserving the future of our communities, our hometown heroes. First responders, military service members, farm bureau members, recent... - February 02, 2018 - Lindquist Ford

FCP Euro Partners with 034Motorsport for the 2018-2019 Pirelli World Challenge Seasons

FCP Euro Partners with 034Motorsport for the 2018-2019 Pirelli World Challenge Seasons

FCP Euro and 034Motorsport team up to campaign a pair of VW GTI TCR's for the 2018-2019 Pirelli World Challenge seasons. - February 01, 2018 - FCP Euro

FCP Euro Partners with LIQUI MOLY for 2018-2019 Pirelli World Challenge Campaign

FCP Euro Partners with LIQUI MOLY for 2018-2019 Pirelli World Challenge Campaign

FCP Euro is proud to announce a new long-term partnership with LIQUI MOLY for the 2018-2019 Pirelli World Challenge seasons. FCP Euro has purchased two new 2018 Volkswagen GTI TCRs to campaign in PWC’s new TCR class. The cars will be piloted by FCP Euro’s own Marketing & Brand... - January 26, 2018 - FCP Euro

Going Green with Infrared

Going Green with Infrared

Infrared paint curing and how it also has a Green side. - January 21, 2018 - B-TEC Systems Inc.

FCP Euro Enters Two Volkswagen GTI TCRs in The 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Season

FCP Euro Enters Two Volkswagen GTI TCRs in The 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Season

FCP Euro is proud to announce their entry of two Volkswagen GTI TCRs in the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge season. After a successful year sponsoring Rooster Hall Racing’s BMW M235iR in the TC class with 2017 Rookie of the Year Anthony Magagnoli at the wheel, FCP Euro is looking to continue... - January 19, 2018 - FCP Euro

Precision Board Tool from Coastal Enterprises Successfully Dry Ice Cleaned by Cold Jet

Precision Board Tool from Coastal Enterprises Successfully Dry Ice Cleaned by Cold Jet

Cold Jet, a pioneer in dry ice blasting and global expert on dry ice technology, dry ice blasted a PBLT-70 tool from Coastal Enterprises coated with FSC-88 WB Primer. Dry ice cleaning removed the primer (acting as a contaminant) and left the Precision Board HDU surface smooth and with no visible surface deterioration, allowing for multiple cycles of cleaning and resealing of a Precision Board tool. - January 18, 2018 - Coastal Enterprises

Otolane Launches "Pay with NextGear" Feature to Streamline Online Wholesale Financing Through Digital Marketplace

Otolane Launches "Pay with NextGear" Feature to Streamline Online Wholesale Financing Through Digital Marketplace

Otolane is proud to announce floor plan financing through NextGear Capital with the release of its “Pay with NextGear” feature now available through the Otolane digital wholesale auction. - January 17, 2018 - Otolane

Local RV Dealer, Hemlock Hill RV Named Among Top 50 RV Dealers in North America

Local RV Dealer, Hemlock Hill RV Named Among Top 50 RV Dealers in North America

Hemlock Hill RV of Southington, CT awarded as one of the Top 50 RV Dealers in North America. - January 16, 2018 - Hemlock Hill RV

Art Fort Lauderdale Announces Participating Exhibitors for Second Edition - January 24-28, 2018

With Strong Returning Independent Artists, its first Gallery addition, a series of Artists Talks (artDIALOGUE) and artAUTO - a rare exotic car exhibit. Art Fort Lauderdale turns the traditional Art Fair model on its back and creates an artistic journey like no other on the backdrop of Fort Lauderdale's intracoastal waterways. - January 16, 2018 - Art Fort Lauderdale

The All-New Zero Emissions Blue Bird All American School Bus Heads to Northern California as A-Z Bus Sales Wraps Up Their Ride and Drive Event

The All-New Zero Emissions Blue Bird All American School Bus Heads to Northern California as A-Z Bus Sales Wraps Up Their Ride and Drive Event

After a week of touring in Southern California, the all-new zero emissions Blue Bird All American electric school bus heads to Northern California for its final Ride and Drive Event hosted by A-Z Bus Sales. - January 13, 2018 - A-Z Bus Sales

ProcurePort Announces Newly Redesigned Website and Launch of Source-to-Pay Platform

ProcurePort Announces Newly Redesigned Website and Launch of Source-to-Pay Platform

ProcurePort has been an industry leader in providing zero footprint, cloud-based procurement and sourcing solutions since 2000. The comprehensive sourcing suite features tools that streamline all aspects of the procurement process, including strategic sourcing, spend analysis and contract management. - January 12, 2018 - ProcurePort

TFI Envision Gives BBB Industries an Overhaul

BBB Industries, LLC - a leading remanufacturer of automotive aftermarket parts - selected TFI Envision to develop a unique campaign to address misconceptions within the industry regarding remanufactured parts. The automotive aftermarket remanufacturing industry has had to overcome a perception... - January 12, 2018 - TFI Envision, Inc.

Comprehensive Canadian Car Dealer Locator Tool

A new, complete car dealer locator tool helps Canadian car shoppers to find their next dream car. - January 10, 2018 - CarsAndCars.ca

BYTE and TexTempo Partner to Offer Broad Range of Manufacturing Process Solutions

BYTE and TexTempo Partner to Offer Broad Range of Manufacturing Process Solutions

With a combined 100+ years of industry experience, the companies have formed a development and marketing alliance to help apparel and sewn products companies digitally transform their manufacturing operations through advanced shop floor data collection and analysis solutions. - January 08, 2018 - TexTempo, LLC

A-Z Bus Sales Introduces the New 2018 Blue Bird All American Type D Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Events Throughout California

A-Z Bus Sales Introduces the New 2018 Blue Bird All American Type D Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Events Throughout California

A-Z Bus Sales, Blue Bird and Adomani team up to showcase the all-new Blue Bird Type D Electric School Bus in California from January 8 through January 17 at select California school districts. - January 05, 2018 - A-Z Bus Sales

Berg Engineering Releases World’s First Battery Operated Handheld Explosion Proof UV Inspection Light

Berg Engineering Releases World’s First Battery Operated Handheld Explosion Proof UV Inspection Light

Non-Destructive & Material Testing Company Launches Labino MidBeam Hercules EX Worldwide (L3000). - January 04, 2018 - Berg Engineering

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