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By Dan Schechner on January 2, 2014

MAVTV Lands Despain: Standing before a room full of journalists during the 2nd annual “Lunch with Lucas,” iconic motorsports journalist Dave Despain remarked, “The only way they could get rid of me was by getting rid of the whole damn network!” You’ll recall that Despain and his popular “Wind Tunnel” show were dropped last year when SPEED TV gave way to Fox Sports 1. Well, Despain’s loyal following received an early Christmas gift at the 2013 PRI Show when it was announced that he’d recently inked a two-year contract with Lucas Oil-owed MAVTV. In addition to emceeing live broadcasts of the...

By John Kilroy on January 2, 2014

I’m on the plane back from Indianapolis, with just enough time to make the deadline for my Publisher’s Page for the January 2014 issue. I’m excited to share with you the news that the 26th Annual Performance Racing Industry was a huge success in making its big return to Indianapolis! As so many people told us during that special week in December, “Indianapolis is the right place for this Show.” Yes, indeed. We experienced three days of packed exhibit aisles and brisk sales for exhibitors. Attendees saw the best the industry has to offer in new speed equipment and shop machinery all in one place, all at one time.

Over 1200 companies exhibited, offering an extraordinary array of racing technology creatively displayed. Plus, the...

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By John Kilroy on December 27, 2013

Welcome to the 26th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show! It’s come a long way since that first PRI Trade Show in Louisville, and it certainly made a strategic change in course this year, consolidating two racing trade shows into one, and bringing PRI back to Indy. The good news is that the formula still works. The big 414-page Show Issue is one clue to the value that awaits racing professionals making the trip to Indianapolis.

You won’t find a greater array of new racing products and precision machining equipment anywhere else in the world. You won’t find more motorsports professionals all in one place all in one time anywhere else in the world. And you won’t find a better host city for the racing industry’s trade show...

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By Dan Schechner on November 21, 2013

Coinciding with the PRI Show's big return to Indy this year, several brand-new events have been planned for Race Industry Week 2013. Among them is Education Day, which takes place Wednesday, December 11—the day before the PRI Trade Show floor opens—at the Indiana Convention Center.

Patterned after the already successful Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Education Day, 15 Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) member companies will present one-hour product training presentations to PRI Trade Show attendees.

Three seminars will each run concurrently over five, one-hour time slots beginning at 9:00 am.



“The HRIA Education Day is wildly...

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