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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...

By John Kilroy on November 26, 2013

One of my favorite industry events outside of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show is the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) for race engine builders.

I first attended an AETC many years ago. I remember one of my first AETC gatherings, when it was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and I found myself sitting between Grumpy Jenkins and Ryan Falconer. That informed me pretty dramatically how valuable the AETC experience had become for people in the profession of building race engines.

Some of my favorite moments during AETC conferences took place during the breaks, or during lunch. I was able to meet with race engine builders who were new to me, and get their stories. I could be part of conversations...

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