All Roads in the Northeast Led to the GoFast Solutions Mobile Expo

SPRINGFIELD, MA (03.12.2020) – The GoFast Solutions Mobile Expo 2020 filled the MASSMutual Center in Springfield MA Wednesday, March 11th. Over 30 dozen top 12volt and aftermarket automotive brands showed their latest products. In addition, there were six time slots through the day for product and training sessions. Each time slot featured 4 separate vendor sessions in meeting rooms adjacent to the Expo exhibit hall.

After a very busy morning in product and training sessions, plus time on the Expo floor, all settled in for lunch and roundtable discussion.

Spring is right around the corner and time for car audio, cycle, marine and power sports seasons. The feeling on the event floor was the GoFast Solutions Mobile Expo 2020 was a terrific event that helped dealers prepare for the Spring selling season.

Brands exhibiting at the Go Fast Solutions Expo included Kenwood, Metra, Kicker, Escort, Firstech, ADS, Alpine, HushMat, Oracle, Sony, SounDigital, Memphis Audio, Triton, VAIS Technology, BrandMotion, DS18, Diamond Audio, SolarGard, Dual, PUTCO, SiriusXM, VOXX, Omega, Crimestopper, Rydeen, Audio Control and Race Sport Lighting, Kleinn Air Horns, Waylens, Rockford Fosgate and Fortin.

The Alpine training session at 10AM was full as all took the ‘Journey to Alpine Sound’ with Colette Beaudoin and Colin Vargo.

Paul Trueman, SiriusXM, relayed to the 12volt News “SiriusXM showed off the new SiriusXM Tour which is the first aftermarket unit to use 360L combining our satellite, streaming and Pandora service. It really grabbed attention in the booth.”

Kicker’s John Meyers stated “The GoFast event was great for all New England dealers. There were a lot of vendors showing a myriad of automotive accessories with awesome training seminars and factory representatives to answer dealer’s questions and see new products and technology. Matt Matheson spent time demoing the Kicker Ram to dealers while Matt Herald, Trent Partners, worked with dealers in the booth. It was a great time for all.”

Maria Zambrano checks out the latest in the Kenwood line from Matt Herald-Trent Partners the area Kenwood Rep Firm. Maria and Juan Zambrano, from Voltz Auto Truck in Bridgeport CT, drove the 80 miles to attend the GoFast Solutions Expo in Springfield.

Matt Herald, Trent Partners area representative, stated to 12volt News “We had 8 brands exhibiting at the event… ADS, Audio Control, Kenwood, Kicker, Kleinn Air Horns, Race Sport Lighting, Rydeen Mobile and Diamond Audio. Each company saw very good action in their booths. Kleinn Air Horns really raised eyebrows along with the bike in the Diamond Audio booth.”

DS18 is a new line that recently arrived in the GoFast Solutions warehouse. Ferro stated “Jason and I showed everyone that at DS18 “We Like It Loud!”

This super installation showed all that… at DS18 “We Like It Loud!”

Seth Halstead hosted a strong Kenwood session. “I had a phenomenal turnout and training. The interaction and 1-on-1 time with the dealers in the booth was excellent” Halstead related.

Rydeen Mobile’s Phil Maeda stated “The GoFast Expo was an excellent event. There was a lot of interest in blindspot safety. Both our BSS2x and BSS2LPB got a lot of attention from dealers. The event layout and training session facilities were excellent.”

Ignacio Ayala worked the Race Sport Lighting booth and conducted a training session. “The show was busy right off the bat. We had great attendance at the training and dealers were asking questions and expressing interest in the lighting. Overall a great show and we look forward to the next one”.

Jack Bogard, Sanford Sound in Sanford ME, made the 175 mile drive to Springfield to attend the GoFast Expo. Bogard relayed “The show was well attended and the manufacturers all held some very informative classes. Seems Apple CarPlay and Android Auto was the big talk. I also learned a lot about marine and off-road vehicles. Attending the event was very good for my store.”

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The GoFast Solutions Mobile Expo 2020 was terrific by all accounts. Hat’s off to the GoFast Team, dealers and participating vendor partners.

A big 12volt News thank you to all those who contributed to this article.