Hundreds of race engine builders will arrive early in Orlando the week of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show to attend the three-day Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC). It is the oldest and most respected race engine conference in the world, and will feature a broad spectrum of speakers this year.
The AETC begins on Monday morning, November 26, and continues through Wednesday, November 28. The PRI Trade Show begins Thursday morning, November 29, and continues through Saturday, December 1. Over 1000 companies will exhibit in the PRI Trade Show, with 38,000 racing industry professionals in attendance. Both events are part of Race Industry Week 2012 in Orlando.
With more speakers yet to be announced, the current list of AETC speakers includes Brad Green, Mahle; Chris Brown, ARP Fasteners; Tim Anderson, Racepak; Billy Godbold, Comp Cams; Mark Cronquist and Scott Diehl, Driven Racing Oil; Mike Osterhaus, Melling; Bob Sturk, Federal Mogul; and Dr. Robert Prucka and Justin Callies from Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.
"The AETC focuses on the most innovative ways to make big-time horsepower," wrote Jeff Huneycutt in his article on the conference in Circle Track magazine this year.
"It's one of the most important weeks of the year for anyone in the business of building race engines," said John Kilroy, producer of the PRI Trade Show. "The AETC provides plenty of insight into the cutting edge of race engine technology today. Then, all the great brand names in race engine parts are on display in the PRI Trade Show. Plus, the famed Machinery Row in the PRI Trade Show offers a full line-up of the latest advances in precision machining equipment. It's a total package with serious ROI!"
New for this year's Show is the High-Performance Computing & Testing Technologies Zone, which has proven to be a welcome new concept with motorsport engineering companies. Ten companies have committed to exhibit in this special space on the PRI Trade Show floor.
For more information, and to register for the AETC (there is a fee to attend), go to www.aetconline.com.
For more information on the PRI Trade Show, and to register for credentials at no charge, go to www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow.