Unique Auto Sound & Security Wins JBL Prize on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel Spin 131

SHREVEPORT LA (06.12.21)  WTF…Win This Friday. Unique Auto Sound & Security won the JBL WIND2 Prize on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel on Friday morning, June 11th.

The 12volt Spin-to-Win Wheel was created to bring an element of fun to the 12volt industry. Six months ago we celebrated the 2nd Anniversary of the weekly 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel.

The 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel rolled for 131st time on Friday morning June 11th. The Wheel landed on the JBL space. The Unique Auto Sound & Security slip was drawn from the jar and an Instagram post of the winning slip was posted. A video of the Wheel spin was also posted.
We reached out and spoke to Sean Kafaierad at his store in Lindenhurst NY and gave him the good news….which he was surprised and happy to hear the JBL WIND2 Bluetooth Handlebar speaker will be headed his way. 
Spinning out a winner each Friday, a lucky 12volt retailer can win a cool prize and top brands receive visibility across the marketplace.

12volt brands with a space on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel include Kicker, NavAtlas, SiriusXM, Accele, PowerBass, CRUX, DS18, SoundStream, AIS, JBL, DAS/Off Terrain, Power Acoustik, JVC and ZZ-2. 12volt News $100. cash awards have spaces on the 12volt Spin-To-Wheel for a winning 12volt retailer.

Past winners of the 12volt Spin-To-Win include…Stereo & Video Center-Tyler TX, The Outlaw Garage-Franklin TN, Exotic Sounds-West Palm Beach FL, Endless Possibilities-Aurora IL., Go Auto Sound in Union City NJ, Al&Ed’s South Bay CA, No Limitz Car Audio in Upland CA, Neil’s Specialty-Eureka CA, Sturgess Customs-Lexington SC, Audio By Art-San Antonio TX, SMS Car Audio in Marreo LA and Sweet Wheelz in Mississauga Ontario Canada, Cartronics in Biscayne FL, The CarAudio Shop in St Louis MO, Exotic Sounds in West Palm Beach FL, High North Customs in Grand Prairie Alberta Canada and AMS Audio in Bakersfield CA, Team QRT in Abbeyville LA and California Sound in Fontana CA and Jackie Cooper Electronics, Oklahoma City OK, MARS Audio-Orlando FL, All American Audio in Nutley NJ, Proline Car Stereo in Brooklyn NY, Custom Shop Miami, Tunes and Tint in Lakeland FL, Mobile Concepts Inc in Mokena IL, Seismic Auto Sound in Concord CA, Brooklyn Car Audio in Brooklyn NY, Audio Solutions in Florence MS, Enhanced Customs in Largo FL, Rayco Auto Clinic, Audio Design in San Jose CA, Go Bass Mode in Florida, Avenue Sound in Freeport NY, Audio Plus in Riverview FL, Stereo Zone in Whittier CA, In-Phase Car Audio in Omaha NE, AutoLife Group, N&H Electronics, SK Customs, Land & Sea, The Audio One, NC Custom Shop,Tint World Orlando, Ricky Smith’s Audio, VIP Custom Woks, Mobile Audio Concepts, Audio Lad, Sound Sensations, Dave’s Stereo, Stereo Design, Badlands Customs, Custom Audio-Erie PA, Voltz Autosports-Bridgeport CT, Infinity Sound and Security-Kissimmee, Autosport Plus-Canton OH, Stereo City Pros in Carmichael CA, Devine Concepts in Naples FL, The Sound Shop in Indian Trail NC, Extreme Performance Audio in Fresno CA, Audio Depot in Arlington TX, Audio Security in Houston TX, Earmark Car Audio and Marine in Lewisville TX, Audio Jam in Bear DE, Stereo City Ontario, Ontario CA, Audio By Art, San Antonio TX, Code Zero Customs in Tulsa OK, Ken’s Car Tunes in Mobile AL, Soundz Plus in Naperville IL, Markland Designs in Lithonia GA, Electronics Plus in Salinas CA, Xtreme Autosports in Santa Clarita CA, Superior Audio Sounds in San Angelo TX and Model Electronics in Ramsey NJ, Texas Dreamz Customs in Spring TX, Wired Electronics in Linden NJ and Intense Car Audio in OKC, OK, Underground Auto in Sarasota FL, Car Toys Tulsa in Tulsa OK,  Real Audio in Erie PA, Go Autosound in Union NJ, DFM Stereo in Ukiah CA, Impact Tint and Audio in Tyler TX, Mobile Sound Systems in Arlington TX, Redline Audio and Performance In Spindale NC, Car Audio Land in San Diego CA, Audio X Custom Car Audio in Florence AL, River Oaks Car Stereo in Houston TX, American Radio Orlando in Sanford FL, Illustrious Customs in Woodbridge VA, Remote Start Pros in Lawrence MA, HiPro Audio in Victoria TX, AudioPlanetNY in Huntington Station NY, Endless Possibilities in Aurora IL, Audio Finesse in Santa Monica, Drive Customs in San Luis Obispo CA, Custom Works, Noblesville IN, AtoZ Detail in West Haven CT, Cars 843 in Charleston SC, CarTunes Atlanta in Atlanta GA, Mobile Concepts in Garwood NJ, Duke’s Car Stereo in Flint MI, Infinity Auto Sound, King Car Audio in Norwalk CT, PopTronics in Baltimore MD, Sanford Sound in Sanford ME,  Angelvip2474 in Draper UT, Dynamic Car Audio in Baltimore MD, Hi-Pro Audio in Victoria TX, Car Stereo Max in Houston, Pro Audio Center in Richland MS, Rhodes Off-Roads in Farmington MO, Model Electronics in Ramsey NJ, Class A Sounds in Athens OH. Just Audio Video in North Providence RI, CT_Custom in Philadelphia, Audio Solutions in Florence MS and The Audio Shop RC in Rapid City SD, DG Motorsportz in High Point NC, ST Mobile in Texarkana TX, AR Custom OC in Orange CA and Temecula Mobile Sound in Temecula CA. Congratulations to all.

WTF… Where’s the Fun. On the next spin of the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel… on Friday, June 18th.

DS18 Teams Up with Electronic Express

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (06.11.2021) – DS18, a well-known player in the audio industry, notorious for their stylish, clear sounding, trend setting audio equipment for cars, marine, and on-the-go. Their slogan, “We like it loud!” is taking on a whole new meaning for those in Tennessee and Alabama, as DS18 will now be available in all Electronic Express storefronts.

Electronic Express is known for their wide array of electronics, ranging from home appliances to audio and video for the home and car audio.

Specializing in everything audio related, DS18 has a vast array of options for any audio project that any audiophile, from beginner to professional, can desire. DS18 has experts in OEM, Pro-Audio, Bass, Jeep Nation, Marine Specialization, and Off-Road, that live and breathe the industry and are true enthusiasts themselves. They have continued to lead the industry with products that have the latest and greatest audio technology, that allows you to stand out in any crowd.

Visit ds18.com and electronicexpress.com for more.

Registration Now Open for SEMA Battle of the Builders

DIAMOND BAR, CA (06.11.2021) – Applications are now available for SEMA Battle of the Builders, the coveted competition that unites and recognizes SEMA Show vehicle builders. Open exclusively to those with a car or truck displayed at the annual trade show taking place in November, the competition celebrates and honors top builders for reaching what many consider to be the pinnacle of automotive events. The competition, now in its eighth year, tells the stories behind the builds, and it provides builders with additional exposure and a chance to be recognized and named as the industry’s top builder.

With vehicle space available only to qualified exhibitors, SEMA Show vehicle builders represent an elite group of individuals who have the distinction of superior craftsmanship and proven excellence. Exhibitors are highly selective on the vehicles and builders they choose to showcase their products, capture attention, and drive traffic to their booths.

Registration for SEMA Battle of the Builders, the coveted competition that unites and recognizes SEMA Show vehicle builders, is now open at www.semabotb.com.

“Exhibitors rely on vehicles at the SEMA Show to optimally showcase their products in use and generate buzz,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “When an exhibitor chooses to showcase a vehicle, whether it’s in their booth or elsewhere in the Show, that exhibitor is investing in the build and the builder. They’re choosing the best builders to represent their brands and tell their stories.”

The SEMA Battle of the Builders competition will award one winner in four different categories—Hot Rod, Truck/Off-Road, Import/Sport Compact, and Young Guns—before crowning an overall top builder during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party that takes place on Friday after the weeklong trade show ends.

Click here for the online application

As part of SEMA’s initiative to support and encourage the younger generation in the industry, the association will continue its SEMA Young Guns Regional Qualifiers. Applications for the Young Guns Regional Qualifiers are also available online, making the program open to builders who may not already have a vehicle displayed at the SEMA Show, provided they are 27 years and younger. Young Guns Regional Qualifier winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the 2021 SEMA Show, transportation of the winner’s vehicle, a designated feature vehicle spot at the Show, and entry into the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, where they will compete alongside established vehicle builders from the industry.

“Each year, we meet amazing young builders through the Young Guns Program,” said Gattuso. “It’s inspiring to witness the passion they have for all things car-related, and to see the industry embrace them as they build a network of contacts and connections that will fuel a lifelong career.”

To register, or for more information on the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, log on to www.semabotb.com. The deadline to register is October 15.

ASA Electronics Expands Call Center Hours

ELKHART, IN (06.11.2021) – ASA Electronics is kicking off the summer by expanding our call center hours. Our award-winning customer support team will now be available from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The change in operating hours comes just in time for the customer service department’s busiest season.

“By staying open a little later, we will be able to assist so many more customers each day. Summer is peak camping and boating season, so our call and email volume go up this time of year.”

-Customer Service Supervisor Josie Caban

The new hours also allow our knowledgeable and highly-trained staff to be more available to our customers in other times zones. Call our customer service line directly at (877) 845-8750 or email us at inquiry@asaelectronics.com for assistance.

Visit www.ASAElectronics.com for more.

KICKER Sponsors Slamology for Third Consecutive Year

STILLWATER, OK (06.10.2021) – KICKER will once again sponsor Slamology, the 2021 version at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The automotive and mobile audio-heavy show will take place June 12-13.

A competitor at Slamology gushes over his power bank.

In its 18th year, Slamology is billed as a “family friendly, yet edgy” event put on by Donnie Babb, the show organizer and founder.  In its third year of sponsorship, KICKER has frequently attended as a corporate brand.

“We (always) wanted a way to connect with (fans) and have a weekend-long party,” said Babb.

Billed as one of the largest car-stereo competitions in the country, Slamology plays host to competition organizations USACi, MECA, IASCA and dB Drag Racing, which will all have multi-point competitions at the Raceway during the weekend. In the spirit of mobile-sound competition, KICKER is the official car-audio contest sponsor for Slamology 2021 and will run a huge contest in which one lucky show attendee will win special KICKER product.

In addition to a “full-tilt demo session,” the show also features live bands along with RC racing, a tattoo competition, auto-limbo, a hydraulic contest, big-rig show, a bikini contest and more.

For more information, consumers can visit slamology.com and kicker.com.

Tint World Opens Updated California Location in Gilroy

GILROY, CA (06.10.20210_- Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has moved to an updated location in Gilroy, California. Formerly based in Morgan Hill, this updated location is the 4th Tint World center in California and is under the co-ownership of Xan Owens, Michelle Arani, and Andrew Arani.

Xan Owens is pictured in front of the bay doors at the new location with the shop’s pet dog.

“The Gilroy area lacked an Automotive styling center with access to high-quality aftermarket products,” Owens said. “By bringing a Tint World to this community, we are able to guarantee that the residents of Gilroy will receive premium service when they want to customize their vehicles – all from this brand-new, state-of-the-art location.”

Staff members gathered for a group image.

Tint World Gilroy, California offers a wide range of auto styling products and services, including window tinting, advanced driver-assistance systems, car stereo upgrades, custom wheel and tire packages, mobile electronics, nano ceramic coatings, paint protection films, security systems and color-change vehicle wraps and vinyl graphics.

“Having operated the Morgan Hill location, Xan and Michelle are very familiar with our team at Tint World,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “They have the knowledge to ensure their success while continuing to positively impact the Tint World brand. We look forward to seeing this location grow for years to come.”

Tint World Gilroy is located at 1220 1ST St. Gilroy, CA 95020. For additional information, call (408) 645-7773 or visit tintworld.com/locations/ca/gilroy-045/

Ground Zero USA Introduces New Competition Pro Series Compression Driver

DANIA BEACH, FL (06.10.2021) – Ground Zero USA, imported by HKI USA, has announced a new item to its lineup of pro audio based speakers and drivers. The Competition Pro series is expanding with the new GZCT 20N-Pro compression driver, a reinvention of the wheel when it comes to a “bullet style” tweeter. Ground Zero took the beloved, but sometimes difficult to mount, GZCT 19N-ProX tweeter and changed the waveguide to a more universal style allowing this amazing tweeter to be mounted into more and more applications where our more recognized GZCT 500IV-B and 0500X tweeters are the standard.

By changing the waveguide to a threaded throat style horn mount, this allows the new GZCT 20N-Pro to drop into just about any location that supports a bullet tweeter, but allows the dealer or customer to step up to a more sound quality emphasized compression driver. “We are constantly striving to bring to market solutions that are needed and asked for by all of our dealer partners.” says Jacob Brown of HKI USA. “Being that this tweeter is the best sounding small format compression driver I’ve heard, we needed to find a way to capitalize on this for all of our retailers and their installs”.

For more information regarding Ground Zero and its extensive list of available products, visit www.groundzerousa.com

Race Sport Lighting Seeking Tech Support & Install Specialist – Ringwood, IL

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Install and Tech Support Specialist is responsible for doing LED Lighting Installation on show and marketing
vehicles for our Brand. This position will also maintain a knowledgebase and help customers on the phone, live
chat, and email to successfully install our products and troubleshoot if necessary.
• Assist sales reps and customers via phone, live chat, and e-mail.
• Help support front office for walk ins with support and sales and product selection advise.
• Test and Analyze all new products in our test lab.
• Fix and Modify displays for our trade shows and customers.
• Update tech bulletins, fitment guide, knowledgebase, customer complaints, etc.
• Train customers through video, webinar, and over the phone platforms.
• Installing prototypes on demo vehicles for on road testing and marketing.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
A GED or High School Diploma is absolutely required. This position must be detail oriented, able to work without
supervision, good communication and customers service skills. Must be proficient in MS WORD, EXCEL,
POWERPOINT, and PUBLISHER. Must be proficient in using emails, browsing folders in windows, and typing. Must
be able to handle difficult customers on and off phone.

PREFERRED SKILLS OR EDUCATION
An Associate degree in Electronics Technology, Automotive Electronics, or Mobile Electronics Certificate is
preferred and/or 3+ years’ experience in mobile and/or automotive industry.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit all resumes to officemanager@racesportinc.com or Fax to 847-201-1320. Email is preferred method.

Click to view PDF with full requirements and details.

Window Tint School Partners with IWFA to Meet Demand for Professionals

WASHINGTON, DC (06.09.2021) – With an ever-growing demand for the professional installation of all types of window film products for architectural and automotive applications, The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is addressing the need for qualified window film installers by partnering with Window Tint School, based in Jacksonville, Florida.

John Parker-IWFA Treasurer, Joshua Blake-Top North Tint owner with Darren Fettik and Jon Dewer-Window Tint School Founders (LtoR) on the floor at the Orange Country Conference Center. Blake is a student/graduate of the Window Tint School in Jacksonville, FL.

As the largest industry association made up of a broad array of window film manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, dealers and individual installers, the IWFA is expanding its educational program by providing Window Tint School with industry-recognized educational materials and accreditation testing to ascertain and recognize the School’s students for their comprehension of various IWFA Educational Accreditation Programs: Solar Control Window Film, Automotive Window Film, Safety and Security Window Film and Advanced Solar Control Window Film.

A Tint Off competition was featured at the International Window Film Association Conference.

Window Tint School was founded by Jon Dewar and Darren Fettik in 2015 and is the first school in the nation dedicated solely to training and educating window film installers. It offers students of all ages and experience, hands-on training taught by high-level installation professionals. The School offers either a three-day or five-day action-packed curriculum where students learn to tackle installation on flat glass, automotive glass, decorative films, plus take field trips to nearby window film businesses and receive sales training.

With the IWFA’s involvement students may be able to graduate from Window Tint School with official IWFA accreditations, recognized the industry-over as the gold standard in window film knowledge. Graduating students will also receive a one-year complimentary membership in the IWFA.

“Many window film dealerships will want to have graduates of Window Tint School on their team, not just for the high-level of training students obtain, but also for the opportunity of ranking higher in the IWFA’s business locator,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “The combination of IWFA membership and accreditation that many of the students graduate with, will be a game changer in the industry,” he added.

Visit www.iwfa.com and www.tint.school for more.

Zorg North America Releases LVDS Rear Camera Relocation Kit

RALEIGH, NC  (06.09.2021) – Zorg North America LLC has announced the release of an LVDS Rear Camera Relocation Kit for up-fitter’s and chassis builders of Ford, Ram, And GM Vehicles.

The change in OEM cameras from CVBS (standard) to LVDS (coax style) has caused a problem for many up-fitters, topper companies, and body manufacturers. Zorg North America’s team has designed a solution. One housing will fit all of the major truck brand cameras and allows the rear tailgate camera to be relocated to a fixed location. The kit includes a 15-foot LVDS Extension cable that plugs into the vehicle camera cable at the chassis below the tailgate. This cable can then be routed to a custom location where there is space to mount the rear camera retaining the OEM rearview system.

Zorg North America also offers replacement OEM cameras for customers that do not wish to remove the camera from the tailgate. This solution is practical when a temporary need to remove the tailgate comes into play, such as a salt spreader, water pump, or other utility bed solution will be loaded onto the truck and removed again later. All major brand cameras are in stock and are available when ordering a housing kit, including the 2021 F150 application.

Zorg supplies a full line of commercial-grade monitors, cameras, cables, collision sensors, and upfitter harness solutions and ships the same day in most cases. All Designed, Engineered and Tested in the USA.

For more information, visit www.zorg-na.com or reach us at contact@zorg-na.com, 919-589-5358.