Red Kap Signs With Social Distortion Front Man Mike Ness


NASHVILLE, TN--(August 18, 2014) - Red Kap, the world's largest automotive apparel manufacturer, names Billboard-charting recording artist and Social Distortion front man Mike Ness as a brand ambassador. Red Kap will feature Ness in upcoming advertising and marketing programs in addition to future product collaboration. "Ness' prolific career has spanned decades, establishing him as an American punk rock legend. His passion for car culture, clothing and all things vintage Americana make him an ideal fit for the Red Kap brand and where we are headed. We are excited to work with Mike Ness, and we know this will be a great partnership." - Chris Holcombe, Vice President and General Manager of Distributor Brands, Red Kap.
The band's storied history includes seven studio albums, countless sold-out world tours and an unrelenting determination to create something genuine and authentic. "Everyone familiar with me knows that I'm no stranger to workwear, on or off the stage. I work hard and I play hard, so joining Red Kap as they take this step forward feels like a natural partnership. I'm looking forward to being a part of an American original that's been doing business for over 90 years." - Mike Ness, Social Distortion
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ABOUT RED KAP
Red Kap manufactures comfortable, durable apparel for more than 16 million hardworking professionals and offers unmatched service to approximately 8,000 distributors. For over 90 years, the company has provided everything from work shirts and pants to jackets and coveralls for a variety of industries like manufacturing, transportation and construction while specializing in performance workwear for the automotive industry. Red Kap is a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., which is part of VF Corporation, the world's largest apparel manufacturer. Visit http://www.redkapauto.com for more information.
ABOUT MIKE NESS & SOCIAL DISTORTION
Staying strong for three decades on their own terms, on their own time and by their own rules, Mike Ness along with Social Distortion have solidified themselves as the godfathers of punk with a growing influence. Their latest musical offering, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, and as the #1 Independent Album and #2 Modern Rock/Alternative Album. Now in their fourth decade, Ness and Social Distortion have officially achieved one of the most non-punk things possible: They've failed to burn out. Visit www.socialdistortion.com for more information.

BMR Suspension Releases New Video - SP055/SP056 Lowering Springs


BMR Suspension is proud to release its newest product video. This video showcases BMR's newest lowering springs for 1st-Gen F-bodies—SP055 and SP056. See BMR's new video below or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vDSOpONcDs.
For more information contact BMR Suspension at 813/986-9302 and visit http://www.bmrsuspension.com/.

Wilwood Offers Dealer Training Webinars

Wilwood Disc Brakes is now offering Web-based training to help builders, warehouses and dealers better understand and navigate the company’s website, www.wilwood.com. Wilwood’s website includes detailed information about performance disc brake kits and components. The training webinar is ideal for any builder, warehouse or dealer that is serious about installing, selling or servicing performance disc brakes, according to Wilwood. The 45-minute webinar includes a brief history and product overview and the basics of vehicle year/make/model search and product look-up capabilities. Training also will cover how to decipher highly detailed technical product data, installation instructions, service parts support and more, the company noted. Wilwood is very flexible with scheduling of the webinars, and can accommodate up to six participants logged in from individual computers or a larger group gathered around a big screen in a conference room.
The sessions can be arranged by contacting a sales representative or by calling or emailing Dustin Burr, the sales training host, at 805-384-2260 or dburr@wilwood.com.

Experts To Reveal Business Opportunities In Today's Vintage Racing Market At PRI

Whether it's a 1960 Austin Healey Sebring Sprite or a 1976 Lola T342—old race cars rule! And with historic machines engaged in wheel-to-wheel competition across so many of the nation's top road courses and raceways today, there's never been a better time for motorsports professionals to enter the realm of vintage racing. So in 2014, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show is bringing the experts to Indianapolis for a one-time-only panel discussion, titled “Opportunities In Vintage Racing,” on this fast-growing segment. Indeed, three of the leading figures in vintage racing—Tony Parella of Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), JR Mitchell of GMT Racing, and Chuck Cornelison of VDS Racing Engines—will discuss the state of the market, potential business opportunities for engine builders, retailers, fabricators and others, how to get involved, what it takes to serve this market, and much more in this special presentation scheduled from 8–9 a.m. on Friday, December 12, in Room 239 of the Indiana Convention Center. Time will also be set aside for a brief Q&A with the audience. “I know this will sound crazy,” Parella told PRI earlier this year, “but I think someday SVRA and vintage racing in particular could become a mainstream attraction for fans across the United States. It could be said in the same breath with NASCAR and IndyCar.”
Since purchasing the SVRA in 2012, Parella has worked to elevate vintage racing to a new level of professionalism and prominence. The Texas businessman and vintage race competitor was previously president and CEO of Shared Technologies Inc., which in 2008 placed 25th on the Fortune 100’s list of Best Companies to Work For. But Parella is not just the owner of SVRA—he’s a competitive driver as well. Among other milestones, Parella shared his 1972 Corvette with 11-time Indianapolis 500 veteran Davey Hamilton in the Indy Legends Pro-Am he instituted at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June 2014.
J.R. Mitchell is owner of GMT Racing in Newtown, Connecticut, which was established in 1995 to restore and support vintage and historic racing cars. The shop features machining and fabrication services, in addition to mechanical facilities, sub-contracting engine, body, paint and upholstery work. Mitchell and his wife Eileen have built the business into a 10-employee operation with 20,000 square feet of space, servicing and supporting about 40 vintage and historic race cars ranging from a 1927 Amilcar to an Audi R-8 LMP-1 at about two-dozen race weekends per year in the US, plus occasional forays abroad.
As a member of the prestigious Penske Racing Team, Chuck Cornelison played an integral role in developing engines that led to three Indianapolis 500 race wins: Al Unser in 1987, and Rick Mears in 1988 and 1991 (as well as the 1988 CART Championship). Today, Cornelison co-owns VDS Racing Engines in Indianapolis, Indiana, with partner Bruce Linsmeyer. Over the years he has prepared race-winning engines for international competition in Historic Formula 1, Formula 2, and 2.0 Liter Sports Racers. Special projects include restorations of Indy car engines, as well as building engines for land speed record holders, race-winning USAC Midgets and Pavement Winged Sprint Cars.
“To be able to present this trio of vintage racing authorities is truly a privilege for PRI,” said Dan Schechner, editor of PRI Magazine and the scheduled moderator. “The collective expertise and experience that we’ll be showcasing—particularly in this type of intimate setting—is pretty spectacular. These three individuals really walk the walk when it comes to building successful businesses in vintage racing, and we can’t wait to have them share their insights and know-how at PRI 2014!”
“Opportunities In Vintage Racing” is offered free of charge for registered PRI Trade Show attendees and exhibitors. For more information or to register for the PRI Trade Show, visit www.pri2014.com or call 949/499-5413.

TCI Driveline University Video: Street Rods & Torque Converters


Ashland, MS – The newest Driveline University Video from TCI® helps street rodders choose the proper high-stall torque converter to go along with their performance camshaft. Street rodders want their vehicles to sound and perform as nice as they look. While many rodders use a performance cam, too often they do not match it with the proper torque converter. In this video, host Lauren Rosado dispels the notion that using a high-stall speed converter will equal poor driving characteristics. What’s more, not using one of these torque converters with an aggressive-idle cam can cause permanent driveline damage. This video describes the benefits of a perfectly matched cam and converter, while also providing step-by-step converter ordering instructions. See it below. All videos from TCI® and the rest of the COMP Performance Group™ family are available at www.cpgnationtv.com.
About TCI®
When TCI® opened its doors in 1968, it was a modest operation dedicated to delivering high performance transmission-related parts to a small group of drag racers. From those humble beginnings in Memphis, TN, TCI® has grown to be one of the largest and most technologically advanced manufacturers of high performance aftermarket drivetrain products. Now located in Ashland, MS, some 45 miles from parent company the COMP Performance Group™, TCI® continues to set trends and expand its line of quality transmission, torque converter and accessory parts. For more information about TCI® and its products, visit us online at www.tciauto.com, or call us at 1.888.776.9824. Also follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/TCIAuto or Twitter at twitter.com/TCIAuto, or visit our YouTube channel at CPGNationTV.com.