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Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC)

Hundreds of engine builders, racers, manufacturers, engineers, business owners, media and more will come to Indianapolis for the 2013 AETC—a must-attend event covering the latest in race engine technology and innovation.

December 9-11, 2013
Indiana Convention Center
Rooms 231-234

Each year the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) brings together engine builders, racers, parts manufacturers, engineers, business owners and media members from around the world to exchange information on the foremost engine-building topics of the day.

It is the world’s oldest and most respected conference on new race engine technology.

This year, the 24th annual AETC takes place December 9-11, 2013, just prior to the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

While this year’s theme will be announced soon, an impressive list of speakers is already taking shape. Among those confirmed to host seminars are:

  • Lee Carducci, Arrow Racing Engines
  • Cecil Stevens, Illusions Engine Development
  • Bill McKnight, Mahle
  • Harold Bettes, performance researcher and author
  • Keith Jones, Total Seal
  • Dan Jesel, Jesel Valvetrain Innovation
  • Vince Roman, Burns Stainless
  • Ben Strader, EFI University
  • Chris Paulsen, C&R Racing
  • Laura Shehan and John Sams, Holley Performance Products
  • Greg West, Fel-Pro Gaskets
  • Stephen Golya, Performance Motorsport Inc.
  • Brian Kurn, Four Stroke Design
  • Ozzie Hutchins, Roush Yates Engines

In addition, a panel discussion on Wednesday, December 11, will bring together all AETC speakers from the previous days and special guests Doug Yates of Roush Yates Racing Engines and Danny Lawrence of Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines.

The AETC was established to provide a platform for the exchange of engine-technology information, as well as valuable takeaway for small engine builders, the biggest teams and everyone in between.

Showcasing several speakers daily over a span of three days, the conference also supplies endless networking opportunities and shoulder-to-shoulder camaraderie. Learn the latest speed secrets direct from the pros; have lunch with engine builders from across the country; spend one-on-one time with individual presenters and specialists in the automotive performance from around the world.

Plus, all attendees receive exclusive product and equipment discounts, samples and coupons from top performance manufacturers.

AETC is the only event that brings together leading experts from various disciplines of high performance engine design to share the latest technology trends and application techniques.

All engines, all forms of racing and all brands are on the table for this year’s conference, according to organizers, promising a multitude of strategies to increase race engine performance in 2014.

“Within the first couple of hours in the first day of (the AETC), you get your money’s worth,” said Jon Kaase of Jon Kaase Racing Engines, Winder, Georgia. “Somebody’s going to say something that sparks the thought, ‘I can use that in my everyday business.’ You have 10 or 11 speakers, and every one of those speakers you’re going to learn something—and with some of them, you’re going to learn a lot.”

For registration information, event updates, attendance fees and more, log on to or call 866/893-2382.

To register for the 2013 PRI Trade Show, click here.





2012 AETC
Hundreds of professional race engine builders attend the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) each year to stay current on the latest trends in building winning race engines. The AETC, which co-locates with the PRI Show in Indianapolis, also offers a powerful opportunity to spend time with other race engine builders—whether it's to network, share strategies for gaining horsepower, or discuss the business side of running a race engine shop.

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