DETROIT – Chevrolet and Manchester United fans worldwide today are celebrating Chevrolet’s debut on the football club’s 2014-15 season shirt. Fans are invited to upload photos of themselves wearing a digital version of the new shirt at www.chevroletfc.com, and share it via their social channels.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils. The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
S. Res. 493 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), along with Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK). The Senators are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 493 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports.
Minneapolis - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today announced the company has entered into a partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the nation’s largest general farm organization, to be a resource to the U.S. farming community by attending Farm Bureau shows at a national and state level, offering dealer support at a local level, and providing a special purchase program on select Polaris utility vehicles.
“As a U.S. Company, Polaris wants to help the American farming community and what better way than to partner with one of the most prestigious farming associations, the American Farm Bureau Federation,” said Jim Blaze, manager of National Accounts for Polaris. “This partnership gives us the ability to interact with the farming community at both a national and state level, and enables our dealer network to pass along a cost savings to local farmers on products relevant to their needs.”
Porter, TX – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced its fourth annual Show It Off at SEMA photo contest will launch on Monday, July 14 on the brand’s Facebook fan page. The winner of the contest will have the opportunity to display his or her vehicle at the 2014 SEMA Show – the largest trade-only automotive aftermarket show in the world – as a feature vehicle outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, 2014.
“This is a great way to give one of our enthusiasts the chance to show his or her vehicle to a worldwide audience,” said Marlena Solomon, Marketing Specialist. “The winners we’ve had from previous years have set the standard high for the vehicles we host, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this year brings,” she added.
LOUISVILLE, KY: The first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo fulfilled its tagline ‘East Goes Epic’. It was extremely successful in the eyes of the enthusiasts there to enjoy, exhibitors who were able to show and sell their products, and racers who threw dirt demonstrating their extreme off-road machines capabilities. Offroad and powersports vehicles of all sorts filled the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY Friday through Sunday June 20-22. “We can’t be more excited about the overall feel of the show. As a first time event, we won’t lie and say we weren’t nervous,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator. “The response from everyone has been overwhelming and we look forward to growing into an even bigger event for next year.”
Osaka, Japan – 08 July, 2014 – Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (Akira Nobuki, president) announces that the company’s OPEN COUNTRY AT II (“OPAT II”) SUV tire produced by U.S. subsidiary Toyo Tire North America Manufaacturing, Inc. (“TNA”; Jim Hawk, president) has
been adopted as an original equipment tire for the Ford F-250 & F-350 pickup trucks. This is the first time a TNA-produced tire has been adopted as OE by an American car maker.
U.S. tire sales subsidiary TOYO TIRE U.S.A. CORP. launched sale of the OPAT II as a replacement tire in August 2012, and in less than one year the tire became a hit product with sales in excess of one million units. Renowned for its significantly improved tread life and bold,
aesthetically pleasing design, the OPAT II continues to enjoy enormous popularity in the replacement tire market.
TNA, which manufactures the OPAT II, was established in 2005 as a tire production base for the North American market and is currently undergoing its fourth production expansion.
TNA is a state-of-the-art plant that delivers high-quality, high added-value products to the marketplace using Toyo’s highly automated and proprietary A.T.O.M. (Advanced Tire Operation Module) tire production system designed for multi-product, small-lot production with reduced lead times.
Brea, CA – Suzuki Motor of America Inc., (SMAI) is excited to announce the Suzuki Star Spangled Sales Event as we head into the summer season! The industry leading retail finance rates continue to be the anchor of our retail programs with 2.99% financing for 60 months on almost every new Suzuki model, plus Customer Cash options up to $1,500!
SMAI is also pleased to announce the return of our popular SFV650 Yoshimura Exhaust promotion included in our new Suzuki Star Spangled Sales Event now through August 31, 2014. Suzuki SFV650 customers can choose a Yoshimura Exhaust muffler or $350 in Customer Cash along with our Industry leading 2.99% financing for 5 years or $700 in Customer Cash and financing as low as 7.99%!
All German Motorsports has released a new tool that helps address not being able to accurately measure and or set the shock reservoir piston depth during service in order to prevent upsetting the ratio of nitrogen to oil, as per mfg. specs.
DETROIT – General Motors recently announced the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickups will maintain a 12,000-pound maximum available trailer weight rating as the company transitions to new ratings for 2015 based on SAE J2807 Recommended Practices.