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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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 for more information.
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 for more information.

BMR Suspension Releases Product Video For S550 Mustang Cradle Bushing Lockout Kit

BMR Suspension is proud to release its newest product video. This video (below) showcases BMR’s Cradle Bushing Lockout Kit for S550 Mustang - CB005. To preview all of BMR’s high-performance suspension parts, please visit, email, or contact them at BMR Suspension, 928 Sligh Ave, Seffner, FL 33584, 813-986-9302, Fax: 813-986-8055.

Global Motorsports Marketing Agency JMI To Address 'Value In Partnerships' At PRI Show

Leading motorsports marketing agency JMI will present an exclusive seminar at this year’s Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis. Established in 1995, JMI represents top-level stars like Jeff Gordon and John Force Racing, as well as Formula 1 legends Sir Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda. It’s also responsible for developing and managing the motorsports programs for brands including Verizon, Subway, UPS, Castrol and many more. This special presentation by Mikel Hartman, Senior VP, Client Services, Tim Bampton, Senior VP, Marketing Communications, and their team members begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Indiana Convention Center. Hartman, Bampton and colleagues will lead a 30-minute discussion on “The Value in Partnerships” highlighting global current events in sponsorship, how both sides are creating value, and trends they see for the future. “We are happy to take any questions,” Hartman added, “but hope the presentation will set up a good Q&A on how racers and sponsors can create value at any level of racing.”
Hartman is responsible for all JMI client service relationships in North America. His previous corporate background includes a 12-year tenure with Ashland, Inc., serving the Valvoline family of brands. Before joining JMI in 2005, Hartman was the motorsports marketing manager for Valvoline, following a series of sales, marketing and operational posts. He previously managed sponsorships in NASCAR, NHRA, IRL, AMA, USAC and SCCA. He also holds the distinction of managing the business of the first consumer products company to own and sponsor a NASCAR Sprint Cup team.
Bampton has more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry across in-house, freelance, agency and client-side roles and representing the rights holder, sponsor, team, personality and owner perspectives. His career has spanned corporate affairs, crisis management, brand and sponsorship communications, and issues management across motorsports in general, and Formula 1 in particular.
The seminar, which takes place in Room 242 of the ICC, is free of charge to registered Trade Show attendees and exhibitors. Click here for additional seminar details. For more information on the 2014 PRI Trade Show or to register, visit or call 949/499-5413.

Vogtland's Releases 2014 Race Spring Catalog

Vogtland offers a full line of Race Springs with its exclusive "VVS" alloy; available in a range of sizes to meet your "Conventional" and "Coil-Over" (2.5", 2.25" ID) requirements. "VVS" alloy springs provide more travel and up to 35% less weight than suspension grade chrome silicon material. Contact Vogtland North America, 43391 Business Park Dr. C10, Temecula, CA 92590. Ph 951-694-6981 Like us on facebook at

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 or call 949/499-5413.