KICKER Returns to Support Motorcycle Fun in the Ozarks

STILLWATER, OK (10.01.19) – KICKER returned to the 4-Day Bikes, Blues and BBQ event September 25th-28h in the picturesque Northwest Arkansas region near and around the cities of Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville and Springdale.

The Kicker booth stayed busy with sales and on site installations by Hog City Customs.

During the weekend, Pig Trail Harley-Davidson of Rogers played host to the KICKER booth along with motorcycle-audio specialists Hog City Customs from Springdale. As authorized KICKER dealers, Hog City Customs sold and installed custom KICKER motorcycle sound systems on-site during the course of the show. The new audio upgrade kits KICKER recently released for Harley-Davidson bikes were hot items.

Bikers had an opportunity to check out  Kicker’s latest gear for their rides.
Bikers had an opportunity to check out Kicker’s latest gear for their rides.
Bikes lined the streets in Fayetteville during the event.
Bikes lined the streets in Fayetteville during the event.

The annual four-day show was packed with events, parties, concerts, and planned rides in and around the Ozarks. Rides ranged from as short as seven miles to as long as 210 miles, extending as far north as Joplin, MO.

In addition to the planned rides, show-goers could attend a car-and-truck show on Saturday morning at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Later that day, the fifth annual Frisco Inferno BBQ Competition fired up in Rogers.

Inside, bikers checked out booths with apparel and more.
Inside, bikers checked out booths with apparel and more.
This huge tent was filled with a wide selection of bikes for sale.

Billed as “the world’s largest charity motorcycle rally that benefits women, children, and the underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community,” the event has raised over two million dollars in its 19-year history.

For more information, visit bikesbluesandbbq.org and kicker.com

Images courtesy of Kicker social media.

Ground Zero Introduces New Radioactive Component Kits

DANIA BEACH, FL (10.01.2019) – SounDigital USA introduces two new models from Ground Zero, the GZRC 165.2SQ and the GZRC 165.3SQ.

The new Radioactive GZRC 165.2SQ 2-way component and GZRC 165.3SQ 3-way component kits are centered around the mindset of “high fidelity.” An updated 6.5” aluminum cone midbass driver with a resonant free steel basket, a 1″ silk dome tweeter for a more precise and smooth response, and an adjustable passive crossover network are utilized to accomplish this. In the case of the 3-way kit, a 3.15” midrange driver with an aluminum cone and neodymium motor is added to enhance system performance.

“We are very excited to expand our high fidelity line up with another amazing option” stated Diogo Ianaconi, CEO of HKI SounDigital USA.

The GZRC 165.2SQ (MSRP $380.00) and GZRC 165.3SQ (MSRP $650.00) are both great additions to the Radioactive lineup.

For more information or to become an authorized Ground Zero retailer, contact your local Ground Zero representative or email SounDigital USA at info@soundigitalusa.com.

Visit ground-zero-audio.com and soundigitalusa.com for more.

Oracle Lighting Features Formula Drift Dodge Viper in 2019 SEMA Show Booth

METAIRE, LA, (10.01.2019) – Oracle Lighting will host the Formula Drift competition Dodge Viper in its booth (C21505) during the 2019 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, NV from Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Viper’s driver, Dean “Karnage” Kearney, will also be in the Oracle Lighting booth signing limited edition posters throughout the show.

“The Oracle Lighting Dodge Viper produces an estimated 1,400hp through its Twin-Turbo V10 engine, making it the most powerful drift car in the world!,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This vehicle is also famously featured in several video games including the popular Forza Horizon 4.”

The Viper features a pair of Garrett 4088 turbochargers feeding the V10 engine, which pushes out more than 900hp at just 3,000 RPM, and an equally impressive amount of torque. Overall, the package is good for more than 1,400hp but the final output is undetermined because most dynos will shut down well below that threshold.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Bass Race for Cash – Winner Takes ALL – 129.9 dB

AUSTIN, TX (09.30.2019) – The dBDRA has announced Bass Race for Cash – Winner Takes ALL at the Car Audio Championship in Louisville, KY. This will take place at the conclusion of the 3X event on Friday, October 11, 2019 in the Broadbent Arena. (approximately 9 pm)

Location:
Kentucky Exposition Center
Broadbent Arena
937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209

The cash pot is currently at $2,600 and will continue to grow as more competitors buy in with their chance to WIN. A huge thanks to the following sponsors: #ProjectSPL, Limitless Lithium, XS Power, Incriminator Audio, and Sundown Audio for supporting.

To be eligible to participate in Bass Race for Cash:
Must be entered in the 3X dBDRA event
Pay $100 entry fee to Bass Race for Cash

3X Registration Link: shop.termpro.com/products/2019cac3x

Rules and Regulations

  • All entry fees are put towards WINNER TAKES ALL cash pot
  • Bass Race 129.9 dB rules apply
  • Competition will only have 1 winner
  • The judge may disqualify a contestant for any infraction of rules
  • By accepting prize, winner agrees to release the dBDRA, its judges, staff, host facility, including without limitation, from any and all liability, loss, damage or expense arising from or in conjunction with the competition.
  • All taxes, fees and other expenses not specified are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

For more information, message or email Jereme Creamer on Facebook or: soundofftechnologies@outlook.com. To enter the Bass Race for Cash event, you can PayPal Jereme in advance or pay CASH on site. ONLY CASH will be taken on-site.

Manheim and SiriusXM Team Up to Make SiriusXM Activation Easier for Dealers

NEW YORK, NY (09.30.2019) – SiriusXM and Manheim, which operates the leading wholesale vehicle marketplace, are teaming up to make activation easier for dealers, demonstrating the accessibility and benefits of SiriusXM in the pre-owned vehicles they sell.  When dealers purchase SiriusXM-equipped vehicles sold in-lane at any Manheim U.S. location, they can now take delivery of vehicles with SiriusXM already activated and working, at no extra cost to the dealers.

With this arrangement, dealers no longer need to individually activate radios for vehicles purchased from Manheim locations, saving them time and effort. This also enables their sales team to easily and fully showcase the availability of SiriusXM to customers on the lot and on test drives. Since April, Manheim has activated more than one million radios.

“This partnership is another way we’re freeing up time for clients to focus on their core business of selling cars,” said Patrick Brennan, senior vice president, Marketplace, at Manheim. “In-vehicle technology has become even more important in used vehicle sales, and we want to do all we can to help dealers get their purchases frontline ready.”

Manheim offers complimentary SiriusXM pre-activation to any of the more than 37,500 franchise and independent dealers who have enrolled in the SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program. The SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program enables dealers to give their customers the benefit of a three-month subscription to the SiriusXM All Access package when purchasing any pre-owned vehicle with a factory-installed SiriusXM radio.

“Manheim is a groundbreaking leader in the industry of buying and selling used vehicles, and this is an exciting advancement for the growing number of dealers in our Pre-Owned Program,” said Gail Berger, Vice President, Auto Remarketing for SiriusXM. “Drivers love having SiriusXM’s world class programming in their vehicles, and dealers appreciate the added value of being able to give their customers a three-month subscription to SiriusXM. With Manheim we’re making the SiriusXM activation process easier than ever for dealers and ensuring that SiriusXM is ready to be experienced at the push of a button in the cars and trucks they are selling.”

Dealers who wish to participate in the SiriusXM Pre-Owned Program can learn more and enroll by going to SiriusXMDealerPrograms.com.

SiriusXM All Access is SiriusXM’s most extensive offering, featuring Howard Stern, and including every NFL, MLB, and NBA game, every NASCAR race, plus NHL games, PGA TOUR coverage and live college sports, as well as SiriusXM’s wide variety of commercial-free music, plus talk programming, comedy and several exclusive online-only channels. All-Access subscribers also get access to SiriusXM programming outside the vehicle on the SiriusXM app and online at siriusxm.com.

Visit www.manheim.com for more.

DEI Vapor Block Fuel Line Sleeving Now Available in New Diameter Sizes

AVON LAKE, OH (09.30.2019) – Problems with rough idling or difficult starting on hot days at the track or car show? Vapor lock caused by excessive engine and manifold heat could be the culprit; especially if there is a fuel line running next to a heat source or even a heater hose. DEI’s Vapor Block Fuel Line Sleeving reflects heat away from fuel lines to prevent fuel from vaporizing prior to reaching the carburetor.

Designed with a convenient split design and adhesive flap that allows for easy installation, DEI’s Vapor Block provides quick heat protection without the need to disconnect the fuel line. Simply wrap the Vapor Block Sleeve around the fuel line, remove the adhesive liner and press the adhesive flap into place.

Made of glass fiber and polyester laminated to an aluminum outer layer, Vapor Block offers excellent thermal protection, up to 302°F continuous or 347°F for peak direct heat and can be used on any line, hose or cable for long-lasting thermal protection.

DEI’s Vapor Block Fuel Line Sleeving is available for purchase in three sizes: 5/8” x 36” (part# 010669), 3/8” x 36” (part# 010671) and 1” x 36” (part# 010672).

For more information about DEI’s Vapor Block Fuel Line Sleeve and where to buy, visit DesignEngineering.com, call 800-264-9472, or e-mail: Sales@DesignEngineering.com. To keep up with the very latest DEI product introductions and company news connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, or subscribe to DEI’s Garage Series on You Tube.

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CPS Distributors, Inc. Names New Regional Sales Manager

KANSAS CITY, MO (09.27. 2019) – CPS Distributors, Inc. has named Craig Wood to the position of Midwestern Regional Sales Manager. “Craig has a solid background in Marine Electronics and brings Technical expertise as well as 2 decades of OEM Marine Business experience to CPS Distributors,” Brandon Lang, Vice President said in a statement.

“Craig is another excellent addition to our growing company and existing veteran team. Craig’s knowledge enables him to deliver outstanding customer service and support which are work ethics he developed starting at the age of ten working in his father’s business,” stated Lang.

Craig Wood, Midwestern Regional Sales Manager

Craig’s career in the Marine Electronics Industry includes leading companies like Langer Krell (a foundation in the South Florida Marine Region), Garmin Marine, Clarion Marine Audio and most recently Siren Marine.

Craig started his marine career in South Florida working in Sales and in Installation. His experience quickly landed him a role as a Field Service Engineer with Garmin Marine. He then moved to the Marine Sales team with Garmin and relocated to Ohio where he worked as both a Field Service Engineer and a Regional Sales Manager. Craig soon found his niche working with OEM boat builders.

Personally, Craig has been on the water all of his life. During his childhood Craig enjoyed recreational boating, swimming and Craig became a certified diver at the age of sixteen. At seventeen he crewed for a summer on the 208 foot S/V Flying Cloud out of Tortola. That sealed his love of the water and he still is an avid boater today.

“I’m excited to be a part of CPS Distributors Inc. team and to manage the Mid-West/Great Lakes Accounts while introducing the company’s new all-in-one Kicker Media Center product line, specifically the KMC100, KMC50,and KMC45,” stated Craig.

Visit www.cpsdistributorsinc.com for more.