KEMAH, TX (08.10.22) – Synergy Marketing Agency, working with Ultimate Innovations, created a stunning new demo vehicle for the Houston based rep firm. David Toliver, Synergy Marketing Agency Principal, is a 12volt industry veteran of nearly 20 years. The firm’s line card includes over a dozen top brands and serves Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Some brands extend into the state of Mississippi also.
The following words are those of David Toliver.
We feel we have best in class brands and the new Avalanche demo vehicle will showcase those brands when I begin to travel the territory. I look forward to pulling up in front of dealers across the territory. I am sure all will be excited to see and hear this creation by Ultimate Innovations!
Synergy Marketing’s Mission is to partner only with best of breed lines that we are passionate about. We are committed to ONLY offer products lines that are complementary and leading the category. My goal is be able to showcase the best that each of my manufacturers have to offer.
We designed a fully active system with Morel Hybrid 63 Speakers and 2 Audiomobile GT2 Subs and 2 M-CAR Passive Radiators all powered and controlled via Musway Amplifiers and a Musway 12 Channel DSP (Tune12) with a TRU Technology 8 Channel Line Conditioner.
As a manufacturer’s representative, I believed that it is imperative to only represent lines that you believe in and are passionate about. This truck will be an excellent training tool for all of my dealers as I travel throughout the territory showing the Musway DSP Software and its ease of use!
LOVELAND, CO (08.11.22) – Bringing the audio and adventure to the great outdoors of Colorado, MB Quart is heading to Loveland for Overland Expo Mountain West 2022. The Overland Expo continues to be the premier Overlanding event series in the world and is shaping up to be a fun and amazing opportunity for MB Quart. Jeep Tuned Audio Kits will be taking center stage showcasing immersive audio ready to take on the conditions and handle adventure to the fullest.
Taking place over three days from August 26th through August 28th, Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 begins on Friday at 8:00 a.m. (GMT) and runs through 3:00 p.m. (GMT) on Sunday. All of the audio action and fun takes place at “The Ranch” in Loveland, Colorado. With over 250+ exhibitors specializing in Overland, outdoor, adventure travel, motorcycle gear, and equipment, the Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 is the perfect event to exhibit, inspire others, and showcase outdoor and product knowledge over three days. MB Quart is continually investing in the Overland category and industry with events as they have proven to result in crucial success for demonstrating and showcasing products.
For MB Quart, Jeep has stood as an exploration beacon for the open road, off-road, and everything in between that adventure calls upon. Purposely Engineered Jeep Tuned Audio Kits unleash exploration with a concert right in your Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicle. Every Purposely Engineered Jeep Tuned Audio Kit is a direct replacement for all OEM speakers and features Plug & Play OEM fitment.
Exclusively available for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT, there are 11 different audio kits to choose from, including a Stage 6, 6-speaker, 800-watt stereo speaker upgrade kit that integrates with the OEM source unit. Exclusively for the Gladiator JT, there is an add-on subwoofer kit that includes two 8-inch subwoofers and a 400-watt mono amplifier. The subwoofer enclosure is under the rear passenger seats and will make it feel like the concert is happening right there in the back seat. Take on the journey ahead with a sound that produces concert levels of performance while remaining completely undistorted on every hill or sharp turn on the trail.
Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “We are extremely excited to continually attend Overland Expos as we have found incredible success from them in the past. The Overland category places audio in the middle of the great outdoors, and MB Quart has solutions that can enhance and transform every outdoor adventure into something more. I am excited to see what Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 will hold!”
Building on the excitement of returning to Overland Expo/Mountain West 2022, Rob Anderson, Marketing and Creative Director, said, “The team at MB Quart and Maxxsonics are going all-in on Off-road and Overlanding. We continue to see huge growth in this segment, and with the team personally loving the Overlanding lifestyle, we want to bring the audio experience to every outdoor adventure.”
After already having a hugely successful Overland Expo Pacific Pacific Northwest 2022 event, MB Quart is looking for similar growth and success at Loveland, Colorado, for Overland Expo Mountain West 2022.
DIAMOND BAR, CA (08.11.22) – Technicians, installers, shop management and shop owners still have time to sign up for a one-day installer training and general membership meeting, hosted by the SEMA Professional Restylers Organization (PRO).
Taking place at Auto Image in Plainwell, Michigan, August 18, 2022, the training is the only program of its kind where technicians and shop owners connect directly with accessory manufacturers and get educated on industry standards and installation best practices.
This year’s event will include trainings from Katzkin, Llumar, Brandmotion, Voxx and Champion Auto.
If you are a shop owner or installer, you are invited to sign up for the free event to:
Get facetime with accessory manufacturers in an intimate setting.
Level up your product knowledge and invest in your team.
Learn tricks of the trade from manufacturers to get a competitive edge.
Network and learn in a real shop environment instead of your typical trade show.
Explore revenue opportunities and get introduced to products you may not know.
Meet and learn from other shop owners and sales personal throughout the area.
All attendees are also invited to attend a PRO networking event at Old Burdick’s in Kalamazoo from 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. the same evening, as well as attend a Cars and Coffee at the SEMA Garage Detroit on August 19 and stay for the Woodward Dream Cruise on August 20. Auto Image is a two-hour drive from SEMA Garage Detroit and the Woodward Dream Cruise.
WINCHESTER BAY, OR (08.10.22) – DuneFest is billed as ‘The most fun a family can have in the sand’ by the Reedsport / Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce. With activities including Drag Strip, Show & Shine, Treasure Hunts, Night Rides, Live Concerts and time on the dunes there was a lot of fun at DuneFest 2022. Over 50 exhibitors were on vendor row to show their latest products to enthusiasts on the Dunes of Winchester Bay, OR.
Stereo King had plenty of fun set up at DuneFest 2022 with multiple tents, demo vehicles and a big crew that made onsite sales and installations of gear for UTV enthusiasts at the event. Several area enthusiasts brought their UTV’s to Stereo King locations for installs in late July so they would be rockin’ tunes on the dunes.
“Overall the event was great. We just received and sold quite a few of the new Rockford Fosgate 10” Tower Speakers. Stage Kits were installed too and worked closely with Rugged Radio to get their systems installed plus we met a ton of great people. The weather was perfect all week and the Stereo King team had a great DuneFest 2022” Kevin Cornutt, Stereo King GM, related.
The Stereo King crew on site this year included Kevin Cornutt, Bethany Cornutt, Anthony Galster, Scotty Miles, Corey Osterhousdt, Jason ‘Fro’ Opzeeland, Ryan Menham, Jeff Hastings and Alec Osterhousdt. In the evenings the team eased down the road for lodging.
“Throughout the week we were busy almost nonstop. Often we had 6 or 8 vehicles in our bays at one time. We were installing Rockford Fosgate 10” Tower Speakers, Stage Kits, LED whips and more” Scotty Miles, who supplied a series of image, stated.
“It was a great DuneFest. We are all very happy with the outcome and look forward to next year,” Cornutt concluded..
BREA, CA (08.10.22) – The NavAtlas NA82M is the world’s first SXS Smart Rear-view Mirror Command Center. The NA82M features a IP66 rated 8.1” 1600 x 480px touchscreen, built-in off-road navigation and Bluetooth Audio Steaming from any smart device or media source. The digitally enhanced audio tuner delivers superior sound quality when connected to any audio system.
“The new NA82M is in stock and we are shipping” Patrick Brooks, National Sales Manager, stated.
The easy to mount NA82M has 3-point mounting holes in the rear of the mirror to directly mount to a stock CanAm X3 cage rear-view mirror location. The NA82M also comes with a universal cage mounting bracket giving it the freedom to mount to any vehicle regardless of model, make or year.
Additional features include IP66 Rated that protects against dust and water, 8.1” 1600x 480pxl Hi-Res TFT LCD Touch Screen LCD Brightness (800nit), Built-in Off-Road Navigation (United States Loaded), Built-in Bluetooth (Supports A2DP Music Streaming), Audio/Video Playback via USB No FM Tuner, (Stream Stations from Smart Device via Bluetooth), (1080p Video and Hi-def Audio Support), 4V Preamp output (Front/Rear/Sub), Shock Proof 10G Vibration Tested, UV Resistant Conformal Coated PCB, Universal Rocker Switch (To power down the device when the Vehicle is stored for any length of time), Direct Mount to CanAm X3 stock Roll cage Rear-view Mirror location with Universal Cage mount included that will Mount to any Vehicle.
“The new NavAtlas definitely raises the bar for off road performance” Brooks concluded.
SAN DIEGO, CA (08.10.22) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced the opening of its second location serving the San Diego area.
Tint World San Diego – La Mesa, owned by David Roche, provides premier automotive aftermarket services and accessories, including window tint, mobile electronics, audio and video equipment, paint protection films, and more.
“Tint World stands out in this industry for its full range of automotive products and services from the leading brands,” Roche said. “Tint World also offers a proven, predictable franchise model with ongoing training, service, and support that empowers franchisees to deliver value and quality to the drivers in their area.”
In addition to offering premium products and services, Tint World San Diego – La Mesa is staffed by a team of highly experienced and skilled technicians and installers.
“David has been committed to the Tint World vision since day one,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World. “He’s carefully implemented our franchise systems and processes, which has set him up for sustained success. That’s a powerful statement about the opportunities and rewards available for franchisees through our model.”
Tint World San Diego – La Mesa serves El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, National City, Coronado, Lakeside, Broadway Heights, and Point Loma and is located at 7360 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, California 92115.
WINCHESTER BAY, OR (08.09.22) – Brad’s Car Tunes rolled onto Vendor Row at DuneFest 2022 on Monday, August 1st. The RAM pickup pulled a trailer loaded with the demo RZR, tent, inventory and booth supplies from the 90+ mile trip from Brad’s Car Tunes in Eugene OR. Lorin Morrell, Maddog_Media, rolled into the vendor area pulling a trailer filled with a KICKER RZR, tents, banners and supplies. DuneFest 2022 filled the Winchester Bay dunes from August 1st thru August 7th.
KICKER was on hand supporting longtime DuneFest sponsor and authorized KICKER dealer Brad’s Car Tunes. DuneFest is packed with family fun experiences. The official show program stated ‘DuneFest is the most fun a family can have in the sand’. Activities at DuneFest 2022 proved that to be true again in 2022.
Brad’s Car Tunes was set up in a large area on vendor row with multiple tents, KICKER Marine display plus demo vehicles for sales presentations and onsite installations. The Brad’s Car Tunes Jeep Gladiator and Polaris RZR were joined with the KICKER RZR. Demo vehicles were Livin’ Loud loaded with KICKER gear. Brad’s Car Tunes staff members included 2 sales and 2 installation techs along with owner Brad Scott. In addition Dave Gates from Falcon Sales worked the booth during DuneFest.
Brad Scott, Brad’s Car Tunes, stated “DuneFest 2022 was a strong event but sales and installations were down a bit from last year. On many occasions we would have 4 or 5 UTV’s getting installations in our area at one time. We definitely look forward to DuneFest 2023 next August.”
Morrell stated “DuneFest is always such an exciting event. 2022 was my 14th year to attend DuneFest and watch it grow over the years to the point of over 20,000 in attendance and thousands of UTVs. Working with the event announcers and good friends, we could all feel the excitement and enthusiasm from all on site. The placed a ton of KICKER banners around the venue and on ramps. Brad’s Car Tunes saw the KICKER PowerBars as hot sellers. In addition they sold and installed multiple complete systems each day. Having dinner and time with the Brad’s crew one night added to the overall DuneFest 2022 experience.”
Long-jump contests, treasure hunt and multiple races across the dunes offered riders plenty to try from sunup until sundown. When the evening set in there were night rides plus live music on Friday and Saturday nights. On the sold out campgrounds there were acres and acres of RV’s and campers.
A big 12volt Central Thank You to Brad Scott, Lorin Morrell and Dave Gates for supplying images from Winchester Bay OR.
DIAMOND BAR, CA (08.09.22) – SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) announces a new program that recognizes content creators and social media influencers who have significantly impacted the automotive industry and car culture. The new SEMA Automotive Influencer of the Year award will be presented at the 2022 SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet to honor an influencer who has built an engaged audience and uses his or her platform to positively impact car enthusiasts of all ages.
The award is a result of the rise and impact of content creators and social media influencers on the industry. Finalists for the award will be selected based on their presence and influence across social media channels, including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and will be recognized for the first time at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet.
“So many automotive influencers have built up a tremendous voice to help promote, shape, and protect the automotive industry,” said SEMA Chairman James Lawrence. “Each of them has the ability to share their stories and connect with their fans in a unique and impactful way. They also generate tons of excitement and enthusiasm for the automotive industry. They are a big part of being an automotive enthusiast today, and it’s time we recognized them for their contributions.”
Fueled by the SEMA Show’s energy and passion, hundreds of influencers head to Las Vegas each year during the first week of November to connect with manufacturers and builders, learn about new products, witness vehicle unveilings, and attend industry gatherings while sharing their experiences for the world to see.
Five finalists for the Automotive Influencer of the Year award will be announced in September and then honored on-stage at the 2022 SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet in November. As part of the Banquet’s celebratory recognition and in front of the industry’s most involved influential leaders, videos will play to highlight each finalists’ positive impact and pay tribute to their unwavering passion for the automotive culture before a final winner is revealed.
“Automotive influencers embody the passion that makes being a car person so special,” continued Lawrence. “The content they create is a great representation of what car culture is all about.”
Finalists and the winner will be based on their creativity of original, entertaining, and informative automotive media content. Qualifications also include a loyal and substantial following of passionate and engaged automotive enthusiasts and having used a social media platform to promote positive automotive content that has benefited the automotive aftermarket and culture.
SHREVEPORT, LA (08.08.22) – In today’s world, and the 12volt world, it’s hard to find positive news. The 12volt News, and the 12volt Central Studios staffs, work to deliver positive industry news each business day. Creating the 12voltSTP Tool was another example of making it easy for industry members to deliver their company’s brand and activities to members of the 12volt industry.
The images below show Brad’s Car Tunes setup at the DuneFest 2022 Livin’Loud with KICKER. Stereo King was showcasing the latest Rockford Fosgate products and more at DuneFest 2022 in Winchester Bay OR.
The 82nd Sturgis Rally will draw over 500,000 bikers to Sturgis SD for this year’s event. Rockford Fosgate rode into Sturgis as the Official Motorcycle Audio Sponsor. KENWOOD recently introduced a new motorcycle/motorsports action camera system that is being showcased, demoed, sold and installed on site to members of the huge biker crowd.
Rydeen Mobile, with Phil Maeda and Ruben Torres piloting the Rydeen van, are on the road in the Carolinas. Stops with area Rep Dennis Montgomery-Tech Marketing showcased new products to N’TUNE Audio in Salisbury NC and Unique Audio in Spartanburg SC.
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The 12volt STP Tool makes it easier than ever to showcase your company’s positive activities and products. Snap..Txt..Presto.. your company’s positive news and activities could be in the news. 318 465 0844 is the number. With the advent of social media, Facebook and Instagram platforms became key vehicles to deliver information and news. The fact remains people still need, and look forward to, receiving positive news. That is also true for the business realm that includes the 12volt Industry.
Today, a vast percentage of people spend hours and hours on their mobile devices each day. Reports are the average person spends 7 hours a day on their smartphone.
To deliver fresh industry news to members of the mobile electronics industry the 12volt Central Studios makes multiple posts on Instagram and Facebook each business day. The 12volt STP Tool was created in 2020 for members of the 12volt industry to send their news to the 12volt Central Studios. Snap and Txt an image to 318-465-0844. Presto, your positive news could be delivered to members of the 12volt industry.
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ONTARIO, CA (08.08.22) – Powerbass is introducing the XL-RC1 Polaris Ride Command RCA Adaptor. This product features a direct plug in design to adapt from Polaris Ride Command to RCA output.
With the XL-RC1 adding your PowerBass Amplifier or Soundbar to work with your factory Polaris Ride Command is as simple. Plug in the XL-RC1 to the back of your Ride Command on the extra output and now you are set with Female RCA outputs as well as an amp turn on lead.
Features: Plug and Play Ride Command Adaptor Ride Command to Female RCA output Works with XL Series Amplifiers Works with XL-50 v2 Series Soundbars