Lund-International-Manufacturer-Award-SEMA-11-24-15Buford, GA – Lund International, a manufacturer of premium automotive accessories, was awarded Manufacturer of the Year by PWA (Performance Warehouse Association) on Nov. 5, 2015 during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
This award is given for outstanding contributions by a manufacturer to the industry, and honors that company’s diligent efforts to support the warehouse distributor segment with proactive and effective business practices.

Director Dana Brown (left) and SCORE President and CEO Roger Norman (right) after today's press conference for the 2015 SCORE Baja 1000.

Director Dana Brown (left) and SCORE President and CEO Roger Norman (right) after today’s press conference for the 2015 SCORE Baja 1000.

Following the great, and surprising to him, success of the first Dust to Glory movie, director Dana Brown has announced his plans to create another feature documentary based on Baja off-road racing in Dust 2 Glory, the current working title of Brown’s latest project. Although the plan has been in the works during the past year, thanks to a working relationship with SCORE, Dust 2 Glory has been green-lighted for production with initial filming scheduled to begin during tomorrow’s Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000.

Clackamas, OR
— Warn Industries encourages customers to utilize the consumer rebate program that runs through December 31, 2015.  With Fall here, it is time to prepare vehicles for winter weather conditions and off road adventures.  It is also a great time to upgrade an older winch to the new WARN ZEON Platinum winch line with a wireless control and remote clutch engagement.

Compton, California
– Transamerican Auto Parts has selected a winner in the inaugural “Life is Better Off-Road” SEMA vehicle build competition. The CC Legend Jeep by Addictive Desert Designs was named as the best presented, truly off-road capable truck, Jeep or SUV on display at the show by a panel of experts in a ceremony hosted at the Pro Comp/Transamerican Auto Parts booth at the annual SEMA automotive aftermarket industry trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winning entry was revealed Thursday, November 5 at the event hosted by NBC Motorsports personality and host of History Channel’s Top Gear USA, Rutledge Wood.

Odyssey-Battery-Portable-Chargers-11-13-15READING, Pa.– EnerSys introduced its new line of ODYSSEY battery portable chargers at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. With automatic six-stage charging and a wide range of built-in safety features, new ODYSSEY battery portable chargers facilitate full and proper charging, which may help to enhance the performance and extend the life of ODYSSEY® batteries and other quality brands of 12-volt flooded and Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) lead acid batteries. Charger safety features include:  spark-free connections, built-in over-voltage, overload, over-temperature, reverse polarity and ignition protection.

Suwanee, Ga.
– Omix-ADA recently announced it will continue grant funding for its popular Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program for the 2016 calendar year. The program makes grants of up to $5,000 available to organizations helping to advance the off-road hobby.

4-Wheel-Parts-logo-6-16-15Compton, California – 4 Wheel Parts, the global leader in truck, SUV and off-road performance products has announced its most recent retail store acquisition in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The location, formerly Atlantic AutoSports, will bring the total of 4 Wheel Parts showrooms to 72 as the Transamerican Auto Parts subsidiary continues its ambitious national retail expansion.

Opening its doors in 2010, Atlantic AutoSports built a reputation for excellent quality and service while touting the message, “We install it all.” While retaining the same expert staff, the location will continue to provide superior service and installation from the leader in the off-road performance aftermarket while customers will realize the benefits of a larger selection of products to choose from, shopping online or by phone and convenient in-store pick-up. The location will also continue as an Adrian Steel dealer and installer, providing customers with “Work Ready” commercial van upfits.

Portland, OR
– This year’s SEMA show boasted tons of new products across all segments of the aftermarket accessory world and PIAA was in on the mix. PIAA launched multiple new product lines received a great deal of attention in the LED lighting segment winning three Global Media awards. Since 2004 the Global Media Award have been a staple of the SEMA show. The judge’s opinions are highly regarded and respected around the world.

San Diego, CA
– Motorsports production powerhouse Mad Media led by directing team “The Martelli Brothers” announced premiere dates for their documentary style TV shows on The Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire and the Polaris RZR UTV World Championship presented by Both will premiere on NBC Sports in December closing out the season of off-road racing.

BOLT-SEMA-New-Product-11-10-15MILWAUKEE – The new BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) J-Mount Jeep hi-lift jack bracket mounting system was named a 2015 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) New Product Award winner in the Van/Pickup/Sport Utility category. With 16 different award categories, this popular annual competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the specialty automotive aftermarket at the SEMA Show.

BOLT’s uniquely-designed Jeep accessory, the J-Mount, allows Jeep TJ and JK off-road enthusiasts to securely attach their hi-lift jack to the side of their vehicle for easy, vertical access, and features the one-key convenience of BOLT lock technology. This patented innovation permanently programs the lock to the Jeep owner’s vehicle ignition key, eliminating the need for extra keys.  Once the ignition key is inserted into the lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down and the first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key.  An auto-return spring locks automatically when the key is removed.