FULLERTON, CA (06.08.2020) – To help drivers keep their eyes on the road BOYO has introduced the new VTHUDpro Head Up display. This new model is iOS CarPlay and Android Auto (Plug and Play) compatible.
The VTHUDpro features a 15” image size with a clear head up display placed on the dash directly in the driver’s road view. The actual vehicle speed and RPM is displayed directly from the vehicles ODBII. A Bluetooth microphone is included with the vehicles FM radio delivering the audio.
Using the VTHUDpro a driver can make and receive calls and also listen to music or audio books while keeping eyes on the road.
SHREVEPORT LA (06.06.20) WTF…Win This Friday. The 12volt Spin-to-Win Wheel was created to bring an element of fun to the 12volt industry. Six months ago we celebrated the first anniversary of the weekly 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel.
The latest 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel Winner, Number 79, is Model Electronics in Ramsey NJ. The Wheel landed on the 12volt space Friday morning June 5th. A call was made to Model Electronics for Rocco Gugliemello. The call was forwarded to the corporate office and a nice lady, Mary, took the message for Rocco. Look forward to speaking with Rocco. A check for $100. will be headed his way.
Just heard back from Rocco and he said “WaHoo..nice to get some good news for a change. With the COVID-19 mandates and recent events it has been tough in New Jersey. Thanks Mike”.
Spinning out a new winner each Friday, a 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, Cadence, PowerBass, Sony, CRUX, DS18, SoundStream, AIS, Precision Power, JBL, Power Acoustik, Farenheit, Image Dynamics and SpellBrite. 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 and Superior Audio Sounds in San Angelo TX. Congratulations to all.
WTF… Where’s the Fun. On the next spin of the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel Friday, June 12th.
Want to enter for future spins? It’s easy – when making an Instagram post for your store include the hashtag #12voltspin to make sure your company has a slip in the jar. There are over 1100 #12voltspin posts on Instagram.
With 18 chances to WIN, the 12Volt Spin-To-Win Wheel is ready to shower a lucky weekly winner with one of the cool prizes.
Stay tuned to 12voltnews.com on the web and @12voltnews on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for 12volt Spin-To-Win winner announcements every Friday!
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (06.05.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced the opening of its 16th Florida location under the ownership of local entrepreneurs Chris and Michelle Mays. The store will provide full-service auto styling for Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Arcadia, North Port and Venice.
“Our experience with Tint World has been overwhelmingly inviting and positive,” Michelle Mays said. “After working in retail management for several years, I understand how people want to feel when they are looking for a product or service. Tint World focuses on the overall experience of auto styling and offers customers a pleasant environment to visit for window tinting and other services.”
Tint World Port Charlotte, Florida will provide a full range of the following automotive styling and safety services:
Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems
Paint Protection Films
Car Stereo Upgrades
Residential and Commercial Window Film
“Michelle is a customer service expert who has spent years making customers smile,” said Charles Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “Michelle and Chris are passionate about providing the Tint World experience to the people of Port Charlotte. They are focused on building their business in a way that supports the local community.”
The all-new Tint World Port Charlotte store is located at 2000 Tamiami Trail #217-218, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2182. For more information, call (941) 229-6055.
LIBERTYVILLE, IL (06.05.2020) – Your audio deserves power that is undistorted, durable, and is ready to take on the most deserving of playlists. Feel your power with PZ.
With POWER ZONE amplifiers, you’ll receive reliable Crunch technology with VersaCross Electronic Crossover. Amplifiers are available in 2 channel, 4 channel, and mono configurations and all of them feature HUGE POWER that will take your audio to new levels as you have never heard before.
Bring that concert dimension of listening into your vehicle with every genre of music. POWER ZONE amplifiers push the power within every song to its full potential. Feel the adrenaline of clear bass, coupled with vibrant trebles of rich audio as you make any listening session a LIVE concert experience.
The PZ-3520.2-PRO is a 2-channel amplifier with high-level inputs that utilize SPEED-FET output devices and QTD Technology. Producing 3500 watts of power in a stereo or bridged mono application, this amplifier will grant the power your music has been craving.
Still producing clear and undistorted playback for all of your playlists, the PZ-2020.2 2-channel amplifier is highlighted with that signature Crunch bright red heatsink and features SPEED-FET output devices and QTD Technology produces 2000 watts of power in a stereo or bridged mono application.
DIAMOND BAR, CA (06.05.2020) – The top 15 applicants of the SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) Launch Pad Competition have been selected and now move on to the online voting stage. Each applicant will receive a complimentary, one-year SEMA membership, as well as one professional Launch Pad video and widespread awareness of their business through SEMA communication channels.
The 15 SEMA Launch Pad semifinalists are:
Justin Bradshaw (REVER); Product: Mobile App
Joshua Carton (Curien); Product: Neuron N2
Johannes Crepon (PDM Automotive); Product: Data Technology
Roland Hence (FrontLane, Inc.); Product: Impulse–Emergency Brake Light
Khanjan Desai (Alchemy); Product: ExoShield
Luke Farley (Lynx Auto Wraps & More); Product: Lynx Auto Wraps TRD aps
Keith Ferry (Cerebrum Sensor Technologies); Product: Cerebrum
Brendan McGrath (Dyme PSI); Product: AN Hose & Fittings
Timur Mukhtasibov (AK Software); Product: BodyShopFlow
Matt Rafeld (Beachcomber Offroad, LLC); Product: Stowaway Door
Eric Rivera (Dirt Dynamix); Product: Truck Accessories
Patrick Sweeny (Blackgate Customs, Inc.); Product: KDSS Sway Bar Drop Spacer Kit
Brock Winberg (GTe-413 Electric Crate Motor); Product: GTe-413 Universal Plug
The public will be able to vote in the online competition beginning August 3. Five top candidates will go on to pitch their business ideas at the 2020 SEMA Show, where a panel of iconic judges select one winner to receive a prize package that includes $10,000 to be used for the benefit of their business and exhibit space at the annual SEMA Show.
“The 15 semifinalists are a great representation of the passion and innovation that can only be found in this industry,” said Nathan Ridnouer, SEMA vice president of councils and membership. “While all products are unique and valuable, we’re excited to share their ideas with the public and learn what our consumers are most interested in.”
Since 2013 the SEMA Launch Pad program has given young entrepreneurs, students, and business owners age 18-39 an opportunity to launch their products into the $44.6 billion automotive aftermarket industry. The program will teach participants new business strategies on how to develop, market, and boost their automotive products or services used by industry experts.
STERLING, VA (06.04.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has opened a new location in Sterling, Virginia. The second Tint World franchise in Virginia is under the ownership of LeRoy Schubert and will be managed by Hans Schubert.
“It’s exciting to be part of such a rapidly growing franchise,” LeRoy Schubert said. “I’m passionate about the diverse services we provide and the innovative products we offer, and I’m ready to give Sterling locals outstanding service.”
Tint World Sterling, Virginia will provide a full range of products and services, including:
Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems Car Stereo Upgrades Custom Wheel and Tire Packages Industry-Leading Accessories Mobile Electronics Nano Ceramic Coatings Paint Protection Films Security Systems Vehicle Wraps Window Tinting
“LeRoy is an excellent addition to our team,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “He’s knowledgeable with our products and services, and he has exceptional customer service skills. We look forward to seeing his positive contributions to the brand.”
The all-new Sterling franchise is located at 42750 Trade West Drive, Sterling, Virginia 20166. For additional information, call (703) 436-4900.
DIAMOND BAR, CA (06.04.2020) – Ted Wentz III, CEO of Quadratec Inc., has been elected to the 2020-2021 SEMA Board of Directors in the Distributor / Retailer category. He will replace outgoing Board member Greg Adler of Greg Adler Motorsports, effective in July.
SEMA Board members are industry representatives who volunteer their time to lead and guide the association. They are elected by SEMA-member companies and represent the key membership categories: manufacturers, distributors/retailers, manufacturers’ rep and services.
The SEMA Board of Directors for 2020-2021 will be as follows:
Board Officers • Chairman – Tim Martin, CEO, Aftermarket Advisors • Chairman-elect – James Lawrence, CEO Power Automedia • Immediate Past-Chair/Secretary – Wade Kawasaki, President, Coker Group • Treasurer – Kyle Fickler, Owner, Fickler Enterprises LLC
Board Members • Chris Douglas – COO, COMP Performance Group • Donnie Eatherly – President, P&E Distributors Inc. • Dan Kahn – President, Kahn Media Inc. • Brian Lounsberry – CEO, Motovicity Distribution • Kim Pendergast – CEO, Magnuson Superchargers • Kathryn Reinhardt – Senior Marketing Manager, 4WP/ Pro Comp • Bunyan L. (Les) Rudd, CPMR – President, Bob Cook Sales • Ted Wentz III – CEO, Quadratec Inc. • Steve Whipple – Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Edelbrock LLC • Melanie White – President, Hellwig Products
CHICAGO, IL (06.04.2020) – The MBQX-STG5-1 is an 800-watt Stage 5, Can-Am tuned audio system that features 5 speakers and includes an AM / FM / Bluetooth LED source unit, an under-seat 10-inch subwoofer, all necessary mounting panels, and harnessing.
Don’t just take on the outdoors with your vehicle, bring the party to it.
FEATURES & BENEFITS INCLUDE: SOURCE UNIT FEATURES “QUICK PAIR” immediately connects to the last device that was connected and you’ll have full “Apple Control” with Bluetooth capabilities SPEAKERS 1″ titanium dome tweeter that will deliver natural-sounding high-frequency response, while producing high volume AMPLIFIER The stereo amplifier is operating in a 2-ohm mode for maximum volume on all 4 speakers (front and rear pods) SUBWOOFER 400-watt sub-stage specific 10-inch under-seat subwoofer system MOUNTING/HARNESSING Plug and Play Harness: Waterproof connectors with premeasured wires
Click here to learn more about the MBQX-STG5-1 from the MB Quart website and get ready to feel high-performance in all of your audio.
LAFAYETTE, IN (06.03.2020) – Sound Check Mobile hosted dB Drag Racing and MECA competitors in Lafayette IN on Sunday, May 31st. The parking lot of the company’s store, along with adjacent business parking lots, were filled with competitors, spectators and vehicles on a warm sunny day.
RP Patel, Sound Check Mobile owner stated “We had a terrific turnout. The total crowd topped 150 people with north of 70 competitors. We were a bit worried that the crowd would be a problem with the local limits mandated by COVID-19 restrictions. All turned out well and everyone was happy to get back in the competition scene”
Patel handled the dB Drag Racing and Bass Race lanes while MECA Indiana Event Director Chad Bleeke, with help from Judge Sean Paradis, were in the MECA lanes.
MECA Commish Steve Stern relayed “The event was a great way to get the season kicked off in Indiana. Sound Check Mobile was the MECA 2019 Retailer of the Year and does great store promotional events. RP Patel runs a great operation”
“Our retail business has been amazing once COVID-19 restrictions were eased some in Indiana. Every year we have a number of sound competitions and this event was a great way to get the competition season off and running” Patel commented.
Celise Harris, DBDRA Marketing Director, related “Great news from Sound Check Mobile. The DBDRA would like to thank all the competitors that came out to compete at events this past weekend in Alberta Canada, Utah and Indiana. It is great to see everyone back in the lanes again!”
Concluding Patel offered “We certainly thank all the competitors who came out. dB Drag Racing and MECA are super organizations and we appreciate their continuing support.
METAIRE, LA (06.03.2020) – Oracle Lighting is launching the new ColorSHIFT DRL Upgrade for Tesla Model 3 (model years 2017-2020). The kit (p/n 1286; MSRP: $289.95) and available options are now shipping.
“Upgrade your Tesla’s Model 3 lights to any color by simply replacing the factory DRL circuit board with our ColorSHIFT circuit board,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “You can set the lights to be one single color or use one of our ColorSHIFT controllers to program color patterns and themes, and then simply switch the lights back to white for ‘on-road’ DRL use.”
Designed and developed in the USA by Oracle Lighting, these modules use high-quality LEDs and components. Replacing the circuit board is simple and does not require the disassembly of the headlights. The new boards are also compatible with the factory system and do not cause any fault codes to appear when installed.