KENWOOD Trains & Recognizes TOP PERFORMERS @ KnowledgeFest Las Vegas

LONG BEACH, CALIF., February 4th, 2023 KENWOOD USA (kenwood.com/usa/car), manufacturer of premier entertainment and information solutions for the automotive, marine, and motorsports aftermarket, announced its rep of the year awards for both individual sales reps, as well as sales rep firms for the East, Midwest, and Western territories at their recent annual sales rep meeting, held at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas yesterday.

Sales Reps of the Year
Western Region Sales Rep of the Year: Dave Furness, Oliver Marketing
Midwest Region Sales Rep of the Year: Shawn Simpson, Momentum Marketing
Eastern Region Sales Rep of the Year: Bill Freeman, MAG Sales/The Progressive Group

Sales Rep Firms of the Year
Western Region Sales Rep Firm of the Year: Oliver Marketing
Midwest Region Sales Rep Firm of the Year: Momentum Marketing
Eastern Region Sales Rep Firm of the Year: MAG Sales/The Progressive Group

“This year’s winners come after a new beginning of what it means to be a sales representative in today’s ever-changing world and business climate,” said John Lucas, KENWOOD Vice President of Sales. “We value all of our sales reps and rep firms and greatly appreciate the unparalleled level of service and support that they provide to our dealers.”

Additional trainings for dealers begin this afternoon (Friday, Feb. 3 rd ) at 1:45 PM and again on Saturday, Feb. 4 th at 4:15 PM at the Paris Hotel & Convention Center. KENWOOD is set to train and exhibit on many never-before-seen products, including a multitude of new additions to its marine and motorsports lineup. Interactive displays and staff will be on-site through Sunday, Feb. 5 th directly to the right of the entrance at booth 501.

For more information on KENWOOD and the DNR1008RVS, please visit its web page here: http://www.kenwood.com/usa/car.

OD Car Audio Wins KENWOOD Prize on The 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel 213

SHREVEPORT LA (02.04.23) WTF…Win This Friday. OD Car Audio won the KENWOOD prize on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel 213 on Friday morning, February 3rd.

The 12volt Spin-to-Win Wheel was created to bring an element of fun to the 12volt industry. The weekly 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel is now spinning in Year 5.

The 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel rolled for 213th time on Friday morning February 3rd. The Wheel landed on the KENWOOD space and the OD Car Audio slip was drawn from the jar. An Instagram post of the winning slip was posted. A video of the wheel spin was also posted.

We reached out with a message to OD Car Audio. They responded and we called the store in Pasco WA. Owner David Simiano answered the phone and was very happy to learn a KENWOOD CAX-HL10Qi Motorized Clamping Qi Charging Phone Mount would be heading their way from the 12volt Central Studios.

KENWOOD and Seth Halstead had supplied a stock of 12volt Spin-To-Win Prizes.

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, PowerBass, CRUX, JBL, RDV Automotive, Kenwood, JVC, SD Lighting, Nakamichi and Maximum Power. 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, 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, Temecula Mobile Sound in Temecula CA, Unique Auto Sound in Lindenhurst NY, D’s Garage in Corona CA and DS2 Mobile Solutionz in Tomball TX, C G Car Audio in Kissimmee FL, California Audio in West Valley City UT and The Action Audio Store in Wethersfield CT, Eclipse Car Audio in Vancouver WA, Electronics Depot Car Audio in Altamonte Springs FL. Car Audio Garage in Pearland TX, Pinnacle Autosound in Lake City FL, J H Audio in Bowling Green VA, The Car Audio Shop StL in High Ridge MO, Anthonys Car Stereo in North Highlands CA, Flynn Audio in Middleton WI, Living Loud Car Audio in Pelham AL, Trail Star Audio in Minnesota, On The Spot Audio in Pennsauken NJ, Animated Car Audio in Essex MD, West Coast Car Audio in Citrus Heights CA, Modified Auto Sound in East Alton IL, Star Car Audio in Hermiston OR, VapeNAudio in Clovis CA, SoundWorks in Millersville MD Eclipse Car Audio in Vancouver WA, J A Custom Audio in Houston TX Jose Electronics in North Hills CA, Sound Proof Car Stereo in Douglasville GA, Auto Additions in Springfield IL, Elite Car Audio in Hollywood CA, Masters Car Stereo in Greenville SC, Audio Plus in Eden NC, Seismic AutoSound in Novato CA, Car Audio Addicts in Pittsburgh PA and AudioKing Tinting in Yakima WA, Arias Tint and Alarms in Duncanville TX, Odeh Car Audio in Gadsden AL, 12volt Specialist in Newark DE, Cutting Edge Audio in San Diego CA, Southern Auto Fab in Lafayette LA, California Sound in Fontana CA, Big Boyz Toyz in Florence SC, 740 Audio in Athens OH and 12volt Outfitters in Hollywood FL., High Quality Auto Sound, Lawrence MA, Custom Car Stereo SC in Spartanburg SC, Zier Box in Dallas TX, Maximum in Manville NJ, Audio Car Stereo in Miami FL, Mach 1 Audio in Washington MO, Doren Car Stereo in Queens Village NY, Side-x-Side Audio in South Charleston WV, Sound Concept in Nanuet NY, Pda Road Gear in Littleton CO and A-Plus Audio and Tinting Newington CT, Audio Electronics in Indianapolis IN, Tint and Sound in Frederick MD, Tint World Wilmington DE, VIP Autoworks in Mentor OH, All Out Audio in Killeen TX, Yong’s Audio in Indianapolis IN, Custom Audio Concepts in Lima OH, Clear Vibrations in Quakertown PA, The Outlaw Garage in Columbia TN, Xpert Car Audio in Layton UT, No Doubt Window Tint in Ardmore OK, San Diego Car Stereo in San Diego CA, Smart Audio in Lawrence MA, Car Audio One in Chula Vista CA, Audio Excellence in Orlando FL, Ultimate Sounds 1 in Wilmington NC, King Kong Custom Audio in Albuquerque NM and Manny’s Customs in Stockton CA……Congratulations to all.

WTF… Where’s the Fun. On the next spin of the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel… on Friday February 10th.

KENWOOD Announces Audio Products Designed & Engineered for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

LONG BEACH, CA (02.03.23) – KENWOOD USA has announced the addition of a dedicated category of products aimed to boost the audio experience for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. KENWOOD’s new eXcelon Motorsports “Motorcycle Audio” product line offers customers a better sound experience, while also maintaining all the factory controls and fitment with a “Plug & Play” solution.  

The lineup will consist of all-in-one product packages designated by years 1998-2013 and 2014+, along with a la carte amplifier, speaker, and accessory solutions. Packages will offer direct fitment replacement speakers and sound-matched amplifier(s), enhanced with better durability and power handling than OE solutions, allowing riders to achieve better sound and higher volume levels. Expansion kits such as replacement hard saddlebag lids (1998-2013) and an existing lid cut-in kit (2014+) are precisely designed for the XM69R 6x9s. Riders can also add speakers to the lower crash bars of the bike with optional speaker pod accessory kits, all with an enhanced fit and finish. “Boot” resistant steel grilles and more, strategically designed amplifier mounting plates, and more set riders up for a full system out of the gate or easy future system expansion.

“To ensure that our dealers would be equipped with proven products right out of the gate, we looked for a partner that already lives and breathes motorcycle audio,” said John Lucas, KENWOOD Vice President of Sales. “Just like our success in partnering with companies like iDatalink™ and Garmin®, when it came to a partner for motorcycle audio, Hogtunes’ level of trusted product, support, and separate network of distribution was the logical choice. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the products that we’ve developed and the support that Mike “Pez” Pesdirz (Owner/President of Hogtunes) has provided.”

Rick Noetzil, KENWOOD General Manager Product and R&D, unveiled the new KENWOOD eXcelon Motorcycle Audio line to KENWOOD Sales Reps during the rep meeting Thursday, February 2nd. 
Hogtunes team members Shaun Guthrie, Scott Hooper and Mike “Pez” Pesdirz (LtoR) suited up in KENWOOD shirts to help unveil the new KENWOOD eXcelon Motorcycle Audio line to KENWOOD reps during the rep meeting. 









The KENWOOD eXcelon Motorsports Motorcycle Audio line is set to begin shipping this Spring.

For more information, visit www.kenwood.com/usa/car

JVC to Train & Exhibit at KnowledgeFest Las Vegas

LONG BEACH, CA (02.02.23) – JVC Mobile Entertainment, manufacturer of class-leading aftermarket car, marine, and motorsports products, announced it will be conducting trainings and exhibiting at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, February 3rd-5th.

Training Agenda

  • NEW Product Unveiling! | Be the first to see NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN new products that will enable you to gain an edge in the upcoming season.
  • NEWEST Multimedia Receivers | See what strategic advantages you gain and why JVC should be your Go-To multimedia receivers.
  • Complete RGB Speaker Solution | In this LIVE demo, we’ll show you how to MAXIMIZE profits from a GROWING demand for LED-lit speakers.

More Chances to Win! | We want EVERYONE to walk away a WINNER from this training with more than just Knowledge. That means MORE chances to win our MYSTERY prize(s)! Don’t miss out! UP TO 30 GIVEAWAYS PER TRAINING!

The trainings are scheduled for Friday, February 3rd @ 12:30 PM and Saturday, February 4th @ 5:30 PM. Additional on-demand trainings with JVC personnel are available in its booth (#507), February 3rd-5th.

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit www.us.jvc.com/car.

Maxxsonics Will Be Attending MasterTech Expo 2023

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (02.01.23) – Maxxsonics is excited to be in attendance at MasterTech Expo 2023 this year. MasterTech Expo 2023 takes place from March 5th through March 8th at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona. Taking skills to the next level – the MasterTech Expo offers three diverse educational workshop tracks and elective blocks that include – Modern Tech, School of Fab, and Master Design.

This event is specialized for automotive aftermarket customers and features professional networking, 30+ leading exhibitors, automation technologies, three different skills competitions, demo vehicles, and some special guests. “Where professionals come to learn” – the MasterTech Expo provides a perfect opportunity for Maxxsonics to launch an all-new specialty dealer program while offering a $100 discount on registration for dealers and customers and growing networking with other car audio dealers.

On the MasterTech Expo 2023 and the all-new Maxxsonics Dealer Program, Sam Dattalo, Vice President of Sales at Maxxsonics, said, “Maxxsonics is pleased to announce an aggressive new dealer program effective February 1st as this program will prove the ongoing dedication to independent specialists (which are the backbone to our business). The program will be inclusive of MB Quart, Hifonics, and Crunch audio brands.”

Specializing in car audio dealers where they can learn advanced installation and fabrication skills from the very best in the business, the MasterTech Expo is a perfect opportunity for Maxxsonics to demonstrate product knowledge, grow new connections, and build on current, critical relationships. Chip Foose will be the keynote speaker and the organizers of the MasterTech Expo are offering Maxxsonics a $100 discount on registration for dealers and customers. 

MasterTech Expo plans to bring and showcase car audio dealers and professionals looking to develop skills and product knowledge while building connections and networking new opportunities. Maxxsonics is thrilled to be going to and be a part of this crucial networking opportunity and show.

MasterTech Expo plans to bring and showcase car audio dealers and professionals looking to develop skills and product knowledge while building connections and networking new opportunities. Maxxsonics is thrilled to be going to and be a part of this crucial networking opportunity and show.

We hope you can be a part of taking your skills to the next level with us! Follow the link below to learn more details and complete event information on the MasterTech Expo 2023.

Follow the link to learn more details and complete event information on the MasterTech Expo 2023.

https://www.mastertechexpo.com/

Follow the link to register as an attendee.

https://www.mastertechexpo.com/attendee-registration.html

KICKER Brings Innovation and Education to Las Vegas KnowledgeFest

STILLWATER, OK (02.01.23) – Audio integration will be the focus of KICKER trainings at MEA KnowledgeFest Las Vegas, February 3-5 at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center.

The first class is scheduled for Friday at 1:45 pm in Champagne 3, followed by a Saturday class at 5:30 pm in Champagne 4. Attendees will also have a chance to win a KICKER PowerBar™ soundbar or KICKER KEYLOC™ Smart Line-Out Converter.  KICKER’s Tech Force product-training staff will be joined by Joe Hobart, the brand’s Director of Electrical Engineering, to host two one-hour courses during the weekend. Both classes will focus on modern integration techniques, aimed at the quick identification of acoustic and electrical challenges installers face when adding an amplifier. The classes will also discuss what equipment is needed to diagnose the issue.

Featured in the KICKER booth on the show floor will be the brand’s Fiat 500 Sport, equipped with the expanded KEY line of all-in-one smart amplifier/processors. The Fiat also features the monstrous KICKER Quad Box, a loaded enclosure made from heavy, birch-veneer plywood and filled with four L7 square subwoofers.

The full KICKER product line will be on display, including the highly anticipated Solo X Subwoofer, and WX-Series “Warhorse” Amplifier. The currently shipping PXA Waterproof Powersports Amplifiers, ST-Series PA-style Speakers, Competition Gold Subwoofers and KMXL Horn-Loaded Speakers will also be on display.

KICKER will be in booth 706, facing the Main Entrance of the show floor. More than 50 of the world’s largest 12-volt manufacturers will attend the event.

For more details, interested parties can visit www.knowledgefest.org.

KICKER And Audio Midwest Were Livin’Loud At The AMA Arenacross In Guthrie Round 2

GUTHRIE OK (01.30.23) The AMA Kicker Arenacross hit the track for the 2nd time in Guthrie OK on Friday evening, January 27th. The dirt track at the Lazy E Arena is one of the longest of the circuit and riders were definitely flying high as they flew across the mounds. Lorin Morrell orchestrated Kicker’s presence at the event with booth set up and activities. Area retailer Audio Midwest was in the house connecting with racing fans.

This image from high above shows the scope of KICKER at the Lazy E Arena.
The KICKER Polaris General on the track before the action started.

“The pre-race Pit Party was once a hit with all. The racing was strong as the riders navigated the longer track that gave the crowd a lot of memories. It was super to have KICKER retailer Audio Midwest at the event again to connect with members of the crowd. Their customer’s Jeep showcased their work and the KICKER system was definitely Livin’Loud. Overall the Arenacross Guthrie Round 2 was a solid event” Morrell stated.

Crowd members on their feet watching action on the track.
The Lazy E Arena track set for action in Guthrie.

Audio Midwest showed and demoed a customers Jeep that was Livin’Loud with KICKER products. Rob Clason, owner of Audio Midwest’s 2 area stores, related “Our customer’s Jeep sounds great and showcases our company’s custom installation creativity and capabilities. 4 KICKER 15’s and KX Amplifiers were definitely Livin’Loud. KICKER is a premier brand at our stores and to participate with KICKER at the AMA Arenacross twice in a week was terrific. Kevin Kendick and I met with crowd members at the Pit Party and Lorin directed attendees to us in the KICKER booth when people asked questions about KICKER or car audio products. Since the first Friday night we’ve had calls from people we spoke at the Lazy E and we expect many more this coming week.”

The Audio Midwest’s customer’s Jeep showcases KICKER and being an Oklahoma State University fan.
Lorin Morrell presents a KICKER Bullfrog to these young fans that caught the T-Shirt that contained the free KICKER prize certificate during the T-Shirt toss to the crowd.

Audio Midwest has stores in Edmond and Stillwater. Guthrie is a mere 33 miles from KICKER’s World HQ in Stillwater. KICKER is celebrating the company’s 50th Anniversary this year and is very well known as a premier 12volt brand throughout the area.

The AMA Kicker Arenacross series has expanded the series to 14 events this year with events being held virtually coast-to-coast across the U.S.

Manny’s Customs Wins SiriusXM Prize on The Spin-To-Win Wheel 212

SHREVEPORT LA (01.28.23) WTF…Win This Friday. Manny’s won the SiriusXM prize on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel 212 on Friday morning, January 27th.

The 12volt Spin-to-Win Wheel was created to bring an element of fun to the 12volt industry. The weekly 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel is now spinning in Year 5.

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The 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel rolled for 212th time on Friday morning January 27th. The Wheel landed on the SiriusXM space and the Manny’s Customs slip was drawn from the jar. An Instagram post of the winning slip was posted. A video of the wheel spin was also posted.

We reached out with a phone call to Manny’s Customs in Stockton CA. Manny Gomez answered the phone. When he heard they had won a SiriusXM Tuner he was very happy. We will reach out to Paul Truman to get the ball rolling.

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, PowerBass, CRUX, JBL, RDV Automotive, Kenwood, JVC, SD Lighting, Nakamichi and Maximum Power. 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, 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, Temecula Mobile Sound in Temecula CA, Unique Auto Sound in Lindenhurst NY, D’s Garage in Corona CA and DS2 Mobile Solutionz in Tomball TX, C G Car Audio in Kissimmee FL, California Audio in West Valley City UT and The Action Audio Store in Wethersfield CT, Eclipse Car Audio in Vancouver WA, Electronics Depot Car Audio in Altamonte Springs FL. Car Audio Garage in Pearland TX, Pinnacle Autosound in Lake City FL, J H Audio in Bowling Green VA, The Car Audio Shop StL in High Ridge MO, Anthonys Car Stereo in North Highlands CA, Flynn Audio in Middleton WI, Living Loud Car Audio in Pelham AL, Trail Star Audio in Minnesota, On The Spot Audio in Pennsauken NJ, Animated Car Audio in Essex MD, West Coast Car Audio in Citrus Heights CA, Modified Auto Sound in East Alton IL, Star Car Audio in Hermiston OR, VapeNAudio in Clovis CA, SoundWorks in Millersville MD Eclipse Car Audio in Vancouver WA, J A Custom Audio in Houston TX Jose Electronics in North Hills CA, Sound Proof Car Stereo in Douglasville GA, Auto Additions in Springfield IL, Elite Car Audio in Hollywood CA, Masters Car Stereo in Greenville SC, Audio Plus in Eden NC, Seismic AutoSound in Novato CA, Car Audio Addicts in Pittsburgh PA and AudioKing Tinting in Yakima WA, Arias Tint and Alarms in Duncanville TX, Odeh Car Audio in Gadsden AL, 12volt Specialist in Newark DE, Cutting Edge Audio in San Diego CA, Southern Auto Fab in Lafayette LA, California Sound in Fontana CA, Big Boyz Toyz in Florence SC, 740 Audio in Athens OH and 12volt Outfitters in Hollywood FL., High Quality Auto Sound, Lawrence MA, Custom Car Stereo SC in Spartanburg SC, Zier Box in Dallas TX, Maximum in Manville NJ, Audio Car Stereo in Miami FL, Mach 1 Audio in Washington MO, Doren Car Stereo in Queens Village NY, Side-x-Side Audio in South Charleston WV, Sound Concept in Nanuet NY, Pda Road Gear in Littleton CO and A-Plus Audio and Tinting Newington CT, Audio Electronics in Indianapolis IN, Tint and Sound in Frederick MD, Tint World Wilmington DE, VIP Autoworks in Mentor OH, All Out Audio in Killeen TX, Yong’s Audio in Indianapolis IN, Custom Audio Concepts in Lima OH, Clear Vibrations in Quakertown PA, The Outlaw Garage in Columbia TN, Xpert Car Audio in Layton UT, No Doubt Window Tint in Ardmore OK, San Diego Car Stereo in San Diego CA, Smart Audio in Lawrence MA, Car Audio One in Chula Vista CA, Audio Excellence in Orlando FL, Ultimate Sounds 1 in Wilmington NC and King Kong Custom Audio in Albuquerque NM……Congratulations to all.

WTF… Where’s the Fun. On the next spin of the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel… on Friday February 3rd.

Tint World Orlando Expands Presence in Central Florida

ORLANDO, FL (01.27.23) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers demonstrates its commitment to Orlando’s automotive community with the opening of its second location in the area.

Members of the large crowd toured the installation bay.

The new Tint World Downtown Orlando joins Tint World North Orlando (Longwood) to offer Central Florida’s most comprehensive selection of exceptional automotive aftermarket services. Both Tint World Downtown Orlando and Tint World North Orlando (Longwood) are owned by Pete and Barbra Muller, area developers for Tint World in the Orlando market.

“This is such a great community for automotive enthusiasts and as we continue to open additional locations, we’re excited to serve the entire Orlando market,” Pete Muller said. “Barbra and I look forward to continuing to provide the best products and services as we grow the Tint World brand here.”

Members of the large crowd toured the installation bay.

Establishing the new Tint World Downtown Orlando location, located at 4811 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803, the Mullers acquired and renovated Time N Sound, a local automotive audio and window tint institution. The Mullers invested $300,000 to update and modernize the store while preserving Time N Sound’s local legacy.

“Customers have found the transition seamless, since we carry all the same brands that everyone loved at Time N Sound while adding many new products and services,” Pete Muller said. “Time N Sound and Tint World were both founded in 1982. Many auto enthusiasts in Orlando bought their very first car stereo at Time N Sound, so it’s been cool hearing stories from customers about their experiences there over the last 40 years. We’re proud that we can extend their legacy into the future by expanding Tint World’s industry-leading service.”

Pete and Barbara Muller pictured with staff members during the November 19th Open House.

Tint World Orlando held a special exclusive after-hours party at the new location to celebrate its grand opening, with gourmet food, top-shelf drinks, music, casino games and a display of exotic cars.

“We’ve been very active in the local car community ever since we opened the first Tint World Orlando location in Longwood in 2016, attending and hosting car meets every single month,” Pete Muller said. “A traditional grand opening would have been similar to what we already do on a regular basis, so we planned a special invite-only experience to share with a select group of clients, friends, and all of our team members.”

Refreshments were enjoyed by all.

In addition to offering a wide range of automotive customization products and services, Tint World is the Orlando area’s go-to facility for solutions that help preserve and protect new cars, including Paint Protection Film, Ceramic Coatings, and Vehicle Wraps.

Casino Night activities added to the excitement of the evening.

“We work to accommodate anything customers have in mind, from full-blown custom stereo installations to wild vehicle wraps, custom interior work, performance upgrades, and so much more,” Pete Muller said. “We have special expertise in the high-end market, which a lot of shops avoid because of the complexity and expense. Our experience and focus give us the expertise to work with every kind of vehicle, from the newest electric vehicles to rare exotic ones.”

Many in the house took an opportunity to sigh a pad commemorating the special evening.

Tint World Downtown Orlando is centrally located to serve numerous parts of Orlando including Baldwin Park, Winter Park, Windermere, Doctor Phillips, Winter Garden, Clermont, Lake Nona, and Kissimmee. To book an appointment, request a quote, or find out more about the store and its products and services, call (407) 896-7077 or visit https://www.tintworld.com/locations/fl/orlando-047.

“Pete and Barbra have had tremendous success, and with their second store they are in a position to continue driving Tint World’s fast growth in this competitive industry and around the world,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “The Mullers have shown their commitment to their customers as well as Tint World’s proven franchise system and processes, which help franchisees optimize operations and distinguish themselves from the competition.”

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SEMA Battle of the Builders TV Special Premieres January 28

DIAMOND BAR, CA (01.26.23) – All-new, behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews from the newest SEMA Battle of Builders competition will premiere on January 28, 2023, at 9:00 am (EST) on the History Channel’s Drive Block and A+E Network’s FYI.

“SEMA: Battle of the Builders, Presented by Mothers High Performance Car Care” began with 240-plus vehicle builders and culminated during the 2022 SEMA Show last November in Las Vegas, Nev. In addition to featuring the winner and finalists, the one-hour television special highlights many new, up-and-coming builders and includes all-new stories and footage chronicling their journeys to the SEMA Show.

“This was one of the best and most exciting SEMA Battle of the Builders competition yet,” said RJ de Vera, SEMA vice president of marketing and communications. “The TV special is a chance for those who did not attend the SEMA Show to see what happened at the Show, and for those at the Show to relive the excitement and even discover some of what they may have missed.”

Since 2015, the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition has shined the light on vehicle builders who have already proven their talents by showcasing their vehicles at the SEMA Show. With the world’s best vehicle builders competing against one another, the contest is considered by many to be the ultimate battle.

The television program is hosted by Adrienne Janic and Tanner Foust, and features Cam Miller, Ryan Basseri, Jeremiah Prophet, and Kyle Kuhnhausen as industry experts selecting the top 12 builders in four categories: Hot Rod/Hot Rod Truck; Sport Compact, Luxury & Exotics; 4-Wheel Drive & Off-Road; and Young Guns, a category for builders age 29 and under. Viewers will see the judges narrow the competitors down to 12, and then the top 12 finalists vie amongst themselves to select the final winner.

For more information about the SEMA Battle of the Builders, visit www.semashow.com/botb.