The 12volt Industry Is “Jammin’ N June” from Coast to Coast

SHREVEPORT, LA (06.27.22) – This past weekend 12volt companies across the US were out in force, from coast to coast, connecting with consumers and enthusiasts. Highlighting these 10 positive events in this article demonstrates the 12volt industry “Has Our Shine On” and is “Jammin’ N June”. The 12volt Central News staff will follow in the coming days with more detailed coverage of these events individually from this past weekend.

In the Great Northwest it was the UTV Take Over in Coos Bay Oregon and The Adventure Van Expo in Hood River, OR.

The expansive Stereo King set up installed over a dozen systems a day with many Rockford Stage kits along with Rugged Radio, LED whips and under vehicle lighting.

The UTV Take Over continues to grow as thousands of Powersports enthusiasts and their rides were on the Coos Bay dunes with ten of thousands of attendees taking part of the wide variety of activities at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area hosted by the Boxcar Hill Campground. Stereo King returned from the Portland area with a huge trainer filled with inventory, a demo SXS, displays plus tents along with a staff of 5 installation techs and 4 on the sales side. Scotty Miles related “We worked on about a dozen SXS’s everyday and installed a ton of Rockford Fosgate Stage Kits, Rugged Radios, LED whips and under glow lighting. It was an amazing event again this year.”

Car Tunes setting up after rolling in from their Grants Pass, OR location.

Car Tunes from Grants Pass, OR arrived with a trailer packed with inventory, demo and crew headed by Fermin Sanchez. Right out of the gate Sanchez was installing KICKER Soundbars and audio. Dave Gates, Falcon Sales and MT HOOD Marketing supplied images and stated “The Powersports market is so hot. Car Tunes has seen tremendous growth at their Grants Pass store and wanted to connect with more SXS enthusiasts at this year’s UTV TakeOver.”

Scott Chaplin-Falcon Sales and Therese Jacobson in the SoundSkins booth at the Hood River Adventure Van Expo.

The Hood River Adventure Van Expo features everything from niche rigs and custom crafter vans to production models. The weekend of van community activities were family friendly and open to all ages. SoundSkins was onsite with a booth filled with sound deadening products to show van owners how to quiet their rides on the road plus all now their ‘tighter” vehicle will make their music sound better too.

Dennis Garcia in the SoundSkins Booth adjacent to the Al&Ed’s Escondido show floor at the Garden Walk Center in Anaheim, CA.

“The van builders business is huge and growing. Therese Jacobson from SoundSkins was under our tent with Scott Chapin from Falcon Sales our rep firm in that territory. They had a super show and Jason Sakurai from Roadhouse Marketing sent some great images of our setup there” Dennis Garcia stated.

Moving west down the west coast Al&Ed’s in Escondido hosted Rewind 3 at the Garden Walk in Anaheim CA. Chris Denardo’s Al & Ed’s location in Escondido is a very proactive retailer and showcased a wide variety of show cars and vendors under amazing lighting in the Garden Walk Center. SoundSkins, with Dennis Garcia in the house, was under the company tents letting all know that sound deadening products can knock down freeway road noise and make audio systems in all rides sound better. Garcia sent great images and info.

The Saturday Cars and Coffee at KICKER’s Stillwater HQ had a large turnout of enthusiasts with their rides.

KICKER hosted a Saturday Cars and Coffee at the company’s world headquarters followed by a Crusin’ Open House event on Sunday for members of the community.

 The Sunday Cruisin’ Open House was a chance for attendees to check out the XRV showroom, BoomRoom and tour the KICKER Museum in the world HQ building. BBQ, snow cones and refreshments too.

“On Saturday, the huge KICKER grounds were packed with show cars and vehicles of all types. Old model Corvettes were a favorite of many. The KICKER XRV was on the lot and open for all to see the KICKER products displayed and experience the Boom Room and it’s 40,000+ watts of Livin’Loud KICKER power. On Sunday we opened KICKER HQ to the public for all to tour the KICKER Museum and gift shop. Members of the large turnout also enjoyed BBQ, snow cones and ‘racing fuel’ to go from the KICKER family” John Myers, who supplied info and super images, related.

Custom Audio, Erie PA, was set for a shopping center event on Sunday June 26th to benefit a local animal rescue. Unfortunately the weather forecast called for the possibility of rain.

Custom Audio’s Sondralee Orengia related “The Car Show was planned to benefit the Anna Shelter for animals with businesses in the West Ridge Plaza Center all open for activities in the parking lot as attendees enjoyed the cool cars, food trucks. Many show car owners stay away if there may be rain. Therefore we rescheduled the event for Sunday July 17th.”

The MECA event, with Kevin Mayo at the meter, set up beside the Team Nutz Pittsburgh store under a cloudy Sunday sky.

Team Nutz in Pittsburgh hosted a MECA competition. Ed Nuttall and the Team Nutz crew are a very proactive retailer in the Pittsburgh area. They have a large booth at large automotive focused events in the downtown convention center and large Jeep events in the area like the recent Jeep Heritage Festival.

“We had the tent and meters set up under a tent by the store. Kevin Mayo was in the house to orchestrate the MECA event. Showing enthusiasts how to made their rides sound better was on the menu also in addition to their numbers on the meter. We got that done” Nuttall related.

 Scrapin’ The Coast 2022 event filled the Convention Center in Biloxi with hundreds of custom rides.

The 2022 Scrapin’ The Coast filled the Mississippi Coliseum grounds and Convention Center in Biloxi. Outside demo vehicles filled the grounds with demos and vendor tents. Inside the event floor was filled with hundreds of custom show cars and vendor booths. Katelyn Halter, daughter of James Halter-Stereo and Video Center in Tyler TX, was at the event and sent super images.

Tint World in Orlando continues to host consumer events at the amazing Dezerland Auto Museum.

Tint World Orlando continued to connect with area consumers and enthusiasts with 2 exciting days at the Dezerland Auto Museum in Orlando highlighted by a tour of the entire amazing car collection. Pete Muller related “Connecting with consumers and enthusiasts drives business. As we prepare to open our second Tint World location in Orlando that strategy seems to be working. We are looking to hire employees right now.”

The DS18 crew and Mr DS18 Rob Ferro by the Big Mamma Ambulance wrapping up a winning trip in Puerto Rico.

DS18 was in Puerto Rico showing all ‘We Like It Loud’. “We made it to the Finals with the DS18 Ambulance that we now call Big Mamma that is fully loaded with DS18… as you see. A huge thanks to all on the Island… much more later” Rob Ferro ‘Mr DS18’ related.

A huge 12volt Central Studios ‘Thank You’ to all who made posts and supplied us with information for this article. So glad we are all “Jammin’ N June”!