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Automotive

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is Bigger, Better, and Loaded with New Features!

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is bigger, better, and loaded with new features improved greatly over last year’s model. It will first arrive in as the E400 Coupe flavor, which will make its debut in rear-drive and 4MATIC versions at many car shows this year

 

Ford to Highlight over 50 vehicles at 2016 SEMA

Ford Motor Co. continues its massive presence at this years SEMA show highlighted by showcasing more than 50 fully customized vehicles. Models will range from the venerable Mustang to tricked out F150 BMX edition, all featuring tons of aftermarket products featuring a wide rnage of manufactures including Katskin, Kicker, AM, Brenbo, Cervini, forgeline, Schrader and many many more.

 

NEW Fisker Vehicle on the Horizon ?

Henrik Fisker releases teaser image of his first new car. Legendary designer Henry Fisker is back at it again! Promising a new Evehicle that promises 400 Miles per charge - If true this exceeds the now industry leading Tesla by over 80 milers per full charge.

 

New 2017 Porsche Panamera

The new Panamera, 2017 Porsche looks to be a hit, It’s good-looking, fast, fun, full featured accommodating and very desirable. Starting with the base V-6 4S that’s not lacking in anything—with the optional Turbo ups the game with truly stunning.

 

Paris Auto Show - LCD Displays Old Fashioned? Lexus UX Concept Intros Hologram Orbs

Two weeks ago, Lexus revealed the UX concept for the Paris Motor Show. Lexus has reimagined the automotive interior with new redeigned 3D hologram high-resolution automotive displays.

 

Performance

Average Age of Vehicles Growth to Fuel Aftermarket

Consumers are continuing the trend of holding onto their vehicles longer than ever, according to IHS Market. As of the end of 2015, the average length of ownership measured a record 79.3 months, more than 1.5 months longer than reported in the previous year. For used vehicles, it is nearly 66 months. Both are significantly longer lengths of ownership since the same measure a decade ago.

 

The Custom Shop to showcase New Rides at SEMA

In conjunction with Valspar, The Custom Shop will have 3 new vehicles highlighted at this hears 2016 SEMA. Valspar will hightlight the Custom Shop’s new Ruby fire a customized 1977 Trans AM in its North Halls Booth 10851

 

Gibson Performance Announces New "Stainless" Rebate Program

Gibson Performance announced a new consumer rebate promotion to increase brand awareness and stimulate sales. The company is now offering a rebate up to $50 and a free limited edition T-shirt for Stainless Steel product purchases including: Stainless Catback exhaust systems, Stainless headers and Stainless mufflers.

 

the car hackers handbook

The Car Hacker’s Handbook is the first book of its kind to take an in-depth look at the computer-based systems in modern cars that make them vulnerable to attack and exploitation.

 

SuperFlow Dyno Academy Presents: Advanced WinDyn Features #2

The SuperFlow Dyno Academy will be hosting another free seminar for SuperFlow Engine Dyno customers on the advanced features found in the WinDyn Data Acquisition System.

 

Car Audio / Electronics

CDS Expands Expeditor Opportunity Setting CES Meetings

Connected Dealer Services, has launched its new dealer lot management profit center program and is continuing to sign up local dealer expediters as marketing partners across the US and is adding new features and benefits.

 

Elettromedia and Automotive Data Solutions (ADS) Announce the Launch of Solutions for Adding Amplifiers to Vehicles with Highly Integrated Factory Radios

Las Vegas, NV (January 5, 2017) – Elettromedia, manufacturer of the Audison branded Prima amplifiers introduces a new software update for the Prima amplifier series enabling communication with the upcoming Maestro AR Amplifier Replacement Interface module by ADS.

 

Sony Mobile set to ship new Car Play Models

Sony claimed it's on schedule to ship its first radio with CarPlay and Android Auto, the XAV-AV100, in mid-to-late November with a very aggressive retail price of $499.

 

New Hertz Digital Processor

Hertz announced it will soon ship its first digital signal processor. The new model is the first in this category for Hertz and is expected to ship late August to authorized Hertz Dealers. The new digital processor will carry an aggressive retail price point of $520.00

 

Attention New Car Dealers - Profit Center and Lot Management !

Connected Dealer Services has launched its new advanced GPS cloud based Dealer Management system designed for Auto Dealers to protect their vehicle assets, manage inventory, reduce costs, improve service retention and provide a value added profit center at the point of sale.

 

Styling

StreetGlow “XHP” Series LED Headlight Conversion Systems utilize the latest Technology and Material in the World

StreetGlow “XHP” Series LED headlight conversion systems utilize the latest technology and material in the world. Incorporating the award winning CREE® XHP50 LED’s made specifically for automotive forward lighting. Mounted on aviation grade 6063 aluminum for the greatest heat dissipation available, coupled with our patented beam selector dial to achieve your desired beam pattern.

 

SEMA Award Finalists Chosen—Show Exhibitors Select 2016’s Hottest Vehicles

SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to the hottest trending and most accessory-friendly vehicles on the market. The winners will be revealed on Tuesday, November 1, the opening day of the 2016 SEMA Show.

 

2016 SEMA Show Mobile App Now Available

Diamond Bar, CA (September 20, 2016) – SEMA announced that this year Showgoers can now begin planning and creating personalized schedules for the 2016 event using the official SEMA Show mobile app available at semashow.com/app. Its available for download at no cost, the SEMA Show mobile app includes a comprehensive list of 2,400 exhibiting companies, schedule of events, seminar details, celebrity listings and more.

 

Headlight Bulb Cross Reference

Racers Sport just released its new Bulb Cross Reference Guide to aid dealers

 

Bestop Annoucnes New SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP for Jeeps

Feel the wind in your hair and the sun's warmth on your face. Just flip back the Sunrider for Hardtop and you instantly have open-air fun.

 

Rides

ARIANNY CELESTE: BEAUTY AND A BEAST

Thanks to the UFC, model and TV show host Arianny Celeste has the career of her dreams. As one of the first UFC Octagon girls, she’s been with the sport since 2006 and has seen it grow over the years into the wildly popular combat sport it is today. “It’s the fastest growing sport in the world,” she says. ”It’s been such a roller coaster ride traveling with the company and growing with the company. There are fights all over the world and it’s amazing to be a part of it.”

 

The Champ: Anthony De Guzman's 1993 Toyota Supra

No matter what the sport or competition, being the champ isn’t easy. It takes determination, focus and oh so much work. Anthony De Guzman, our 2014 Tuner Battlegrounds Champion, is no stranger to any of those words. He knows what it means to put in the work to succeed and chase your vision until it’s a reality. And, as those of you in Winnipeg know, he’s no stranger to building some pretty noteworthy cars.

 

1971 Chevrolet Chevelle: Home Grown

Edgar Lopez built a beauty for his pops. Whether it be the manner in which MJ appeared to effortlessly weave through defenders en route to the hoop or how a Kendrick Lamar lyric rolls off the tongue, any art form is best when its perceived naturally. Building custom cars—a form of art in itself—is certainly no different, as the best works are those that look flawless yet still leave the onlooker scratching their head.

 

Hottest Whips At Amani AutoFest

Amani Wheels brought the rides while Rich Homie Quan and Yo Gotti brought the music to the Miami Beach Convention Center.

 

BMW i8 Savini Forged SV62 Wheels - Butler Tires & Wheels

The new BMW i8 is not your ordinary or traditional sports car – it’s an evolution of BMW’s “Ultimate Driving Machine.” The plug-in hybrid sports car is on everyone’s radar at the moment, thanks to its exhilarating driving experience from its all-electric motor combined with the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine and futuristic styling cues. During our trip to the “A” to visit our pals at Butler Wheels & Tires, we hooked up with Cartunes of Atlanta to get our hands on one of these green rides and slapped a set of Forged SV62 Savini Wheels in a sleek black and white finish!

 

Classifieds

A growing restyler in the greater Philadelphia area is looking to add an experienced 12 volt installer to join our team.

We are seeking an installer with current experience working on new vehicles. Must be able to work independently doing navigation integration, DVD’s, remote starter’s, all phases of obstacle avoidance, bolt on accessories, etc.

 

Diamond Audio Seeking Qualified Sales Representatives

Diamond Audio, an industry leader in high-end mobile audio products is seeking qualified sales representation in various territories throughout the Domestic U.S. market. Diamond Audio is a manufacture of premium mobile audio products.

 

For Sale: International Car Carrier

1999 red International 4700 DT466 diesel, 7-speed manual transmission, 25,500 GVW, 19.5 tire size with 95,000 miles, 3-year old Jerr-Dan 21' steel car carrier with removable rails and L-arm wheel lift in very good condition.

 

Great Opportunity for Audio Enthusiasts to Earn Extra Cash

We are looking for quality “How to” Video’s for car, off-road or boat audio installation Projects.We could provide you with any of the items needed for the install job at wholesale prices, we carry most top brands from complete audio system to wire harness and other installation accessories etc.

 

FOR SALE - 2007 Shelby GT 500

Chicago area mobile electronic retailer is selling his prized Shelby GT 500. Vehicle has only 8,000 miles. All original. Power seats windows etc. Powered by 5.4 Super charger engine.