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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...

By Dan Schechner on November 6, 2013

A new expert presenter has been announced for PRI's special digital marketing conference, Winning the eRace, which takes place at the Indiana Convention Center on the afternoon before exhibits open for the 26th Annual PRI Trade Show.

Lorraine Ball, who is based just outside of Indianapolis, is a highly acclaimed speaker on both email marketing and social media marketing. She will be presenting as a representative of Constant Contact.

A little more background:

Lorraine Ball spent 20 years in corporate America, including with Carrier and...

By Dan Schechner on October 30, 2013

ProMedia, LLC is one of the leading producers of sportsman drag racing events in the marketplace, and is the producer of the NMRA Ford Nationals, the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, and the NMCA West Street Car Nationals series. Steve Wolcott is the CEO of ProMedia, and a member of the SEMA Board of Directors. As one of the founders of ProMedia, he has kept his finger on the pulse of changes in the racing market to maintain the success and growth of its sanctioning bodies. This is particularly challenging, given the changes in the economy and the racing industry over the past few years. Following are excerpts from a recent interview with Wolcott, conducted by Chris Vopat of the Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) Select Committee...

By John Kilroy on October 15, 2013

Reed Morales and I greatly enjoyed a trip this past weekend up to Van Nuys for the open house for Ed Pink Racing Engines. Frank Honsowetz is now running the operation, with Tom Molloy as CEO. However, Ed Pink was there, and naturally, a star attraction. At one point, I found myself talking to Ed and Harry Hibler, a driving force at Peterson Publishing back in the early days. I had to tell them that when I was reading Hot Rod magazine back when I was 13, they were the ones creating the world I daydreamed about when reading the magazine. I thanked them.

It was also amazing to have Ed Pink explain his custom dynos, and point out fixtures that were manufactured by Art Chrisman back when Art worked...

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