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RINGBROTHERS WINS “BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS” AT 2019 SEMA SHOW

The custom car builder’s 1969 Chevrolet Camaro “VALKYRJA” and 1969 Mustang Mach 1 “UNKL” swept the top awards at the annual automotive trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, including the “Ford Heritage Award For Outstanding achievement in Design,” “Chevrolet SEMA Design Award Car Of The Year,” the “Good Guys Gold Award” and more. The Wisconsin-based siblings capped off the week by winning the coveted “Battle of the Builders” competition, solidifying their position as the premier builder of the show.

Las Vegas, Nev. (November 8, 2019) —Ringbrothers was recognized with several top awards at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada for its newest custom vehicle builds – a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro known as “VALKYRJA” and a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 known as “UNKL.” The Spring Green, Wisconsin-based premium billet parts manufacturer and world-class car designer took home top honors from OEMs Ford and Chevrolet as well as recognition from Good Guys, Mother’s Car Care and DUB Magazine and was chosen as the top custom vehicle at the show in SEMA’s Battle of the Builders competition.

Accolades from the 2019 SEMA Show include “Ford Heritage Award For Outstanding achievement in Design,” “Chevrolet SEMA Design Award Car Of The Year,” “DUB Magazine Award: Best Performance Car,” “Good Guys Gold Award, “Mother’s Choice Award For Excellence in Automotive Design” and the “DUB Best Performance Car 2019” award.

“Each year, the SEMA Show represents an opportunity for us to outdo ourselves by creating and showcasing cars that are bigger, better and faster than years past,” said Mike Ring, co-owner of Ringbrothers. “This year, our builds were unlike anything we had attempted before, both in design and execution. Our success at the 2019 show proves that we have achieved what we continually set out to do – push the boundaries of the art of custom car building, and we’re honored by the overwhelming response.”

Bearing the name of an Old Norse warrior, the 890 horsepower 1969 Chevrolet Camaro “VALKYRJA” was built using the latest technology, including 3D scanning and CAD design, and was assembled using modern materials such as carbon fiber as well as a combination of 3D printed and CNC machined parts. It is powered by an 890 horsepower, 416-cubic inch Wegner Motorsports LS3 topped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. Underneath, the chassis and suspension by Detroit Speed Engineering gives the car its modern handling while a custom Flowmaster exhaust helps the supercharged engine breathe.  

“UNKL,” on the other hand, pays tribute to the uncle of Ringbrothers owners Mike and Jim Ring who influenced their passion for cars. The race-inspired 1969 Ford Mustang’s 520-cubic inch Jon Kaase Boss engine puts out 700 horsepower through a Bowler six-speed Tremec transmission and a QA1 carbon-fiber driveshaft. Custom BASF paint called Big Boss Blue has been laid over a body that was widened by an inch on each side, which gives the pony car a more aggressive stance than stock without compromising the classic look. The car’s body is a mixture of carbon-fiber and steel panels reshaped by Ringbrothers. Other custom details include billet taillights, reshaped bumpers and trim and engine-bay accessories that were custom machined at the Ringbrothers facility.

For more information about Ringbrothers, “VALKYRJA,” “UNKL,” or Ringbrothers billet parts, visit www.ringbrothers.com or stay connected with the team on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Google+. 


ROUSH PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCES 775 HORSEPOWER JACK ROUSH EDITION MUSTANG

The 2020 Jack Roush Edition ROUSH Mustang, built to celebrate the legacy and accomplishments of Jack Roush, made its debut at the 2019 SEMA Show and will be the most powerful ROUSH Mustang ever built with total North American production limited to only 60 vehicles with up to 10 available internationally.

LAS VEGAS (November 4, 2019) – ROUSH Performance unveiled the new Jack Roush Edition Mustang at the 2019 SEMA Show today. Equipped with the most powerful engine ever used in a ROUSH Mustang, the Jack Roush Edition also includes a host of unique performance and aesthetic upgrades that set it apart. Built to commemorate Jack Roush’s recent NASCAR Hall of Fame induction and his legendary racing success, the 775 horsepower 2020 Jack Roush Edition Mustang will be limited to only 60 North American units, with up to 10 available internationally. The vehicle is scheduled to be available in the spring of 2020.

The 2020 Jack Roush Edition Mustang was designed and engineered to showcase the best of ROUSH Performance, featuring state-of-the-art performance components, unique and stunning design features, with a fanatical attention to detail. The car features a ROUSH Phase 3 TVS R2650 supercharger which boosts the car’s 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine to an overall power output of 775 horsepower and 670 pound-feet of torque. Other performance upgrades include a ROUSH Active Exhaust System with H-pipe, which offers improved exhaust performance and four different user-selectable exhaust modes. In addition, the Jack Roush Edition Mustang includes a ROUSH Powertrain Cooling Package which adds  larger low-temperature radiators, and additional coolers for the engine, transmission and differential to lower engine bay temperatures and improve track performance. It will also include a custom ROUSH-calibrated MagneRide™ performance suspension, calibrated with suspension partner BWI, coupled with lowering springs, high-performance Brembo brakes and a unique Active Aerodynamic carbon fiber rear wing for optimal downforce at any speed. 

The 2020 Jack Roush Edition Mustang features unique cosmetic touches as well, including a Jack Roush Edition graphics package with unique new fender badging and a bespoke grille. Complimenting the striking exterior lines are model-specific ROUSH forged wheels wrapped in high-performance Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires. Additionally, the new R9 Aero Kit includes an upgraded lower grille opening, chin splitter, functional hood heat extractors, fender vents and corner pockets, a rear diffuser, and a ROUSH rear blackout panel. On the inside, the 2020 Jack Roush Edition Mustang will include a custom interior package including the newly-designed ROUSH premium leather and suede seats along with a track-ready suede-covered steering wheel. 

For those looking for even more performance, the optional Competition Pack will feature unique lightweight forged ROUSH/Weld Racing wheels and Continental ExtremeContact™DR racing slick tires which will allow the 2020 Jack Roush Edition Mustang to reach an incredible 1.14g on a skid pad. These ultra high performance tires are designed for track-use only. The Competition Package will also include the “Jack Pack” wheel and tire display along with an integrated track day-ready toolbox and will be sold separately.

Built to celebrate more than 45 years of leadership in performance engineering, the 2020 Jack Roush Edition honors Jack Roush’s impact on the world of motorsports. Having won 32 championships and more than 400 races in professional drag racing, road and stock car racing, Roush is one of the professional sports’ premiere owners. Jack Roush, now the winningest owner in NASCAR history and an icon of American engineering, was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2017 and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame earlier this year. 

“There’s no better way to honor my father’s incredible legacy in automotive performance and motorsports than with our most powerful Mustang ever,” said Jack Roush Jr. “This car features the most cutting-edge combination of ROUSH components ever assembled and we can’t wait for the lucky owners to experience what this machine has to offer.”

The 2020 Jack Roush Edition Mustang is limited to 60 US-built vehicles, with up to 10 available internationally, and is available for pre-order now. Visit www.ROUSHperformance.com to learn more about ROUSH vehicles and products and to find a ROUSH dealership near you.


About ROUSH Performance
ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing.  Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROUSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROUSH please visit www.ROUSHperformance.com or call 800.59.ROUSH.

RINGBROTHERS UNVEIL 1969 MUSTANG MACH 1 “UNKL” AT 2019 SEMA SHOW

Ringbrothers, creator of some of the most innovative and beautiful vehicles in the world, debut its latest automotive masterpiece, the “UNKL” Mach 1, in the Flowmaster (Holley) booth at the SEMA Show.

LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2019) — World-famous custom car builder and high-quality billet parts manufacturer Ringbrothers unveiled its newest, one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang, the 1969 Mach 1 known as  “UNKL” in the Flowmaster (Holley) booth at the 2019 SEMA Show. “UNKL” is the first Mach 1 to leave the Spring Green, Wisconsin, shop after a series of memorable Mustang builds. The widened body and unique race-inspired theme make the most of road and race technology in one car.

“UNKL” is powered by a 520-cubic-inch Jon Kaase Boss engine making 700 horsepower. A reworked Bowler six-speed Tremec transmission backs the high-powered engine, and a QA1 carbon-fiber driveshaft transfers power to the rear wheels. The Mach 1’s growl comes from a custom stainless-steel Flowmaster exhaust. Prestone coolant keeps the engine at an even operating temperature, while Motul engine oil and gear oil keeps things running smoothly. Custom BASF paint called Big Boss Blue has been laid over a smooth body, which was shaped with 3M products. 

Ringbrothers extended the Mach 1’s body by an inch on each side, which gives it a slightly more aggressive stance than stock without compromising the classic look. The car’s body is a mixture of carbon-fiber and steel panels reshaped by Ringbrothers. Other custom details include billet taillights, reshaped bumpers and trim and engine-bay accessories that were custom machined at the Ringbrothers facility.

The name for the build comes from the Ringbrothers owner who enjoyed a close relationship with his uncle. The build pays tribute to his uncle’s influence on his passion for cars. The race-inspired livery continues that theme and will also serve a practical purpose when the car is used on track. 

“UNKL” uses Detroit Speed Engineering’s Aluma-Frame front suspension system with a cast aluminum cradle, custom-tuned steering rack, tubular suspension arms, and custom adjustable RideTech coilovers. The rear is equipped with Detroit Speed’s QUADRALink suspension system and RideTech shocks. Front and rear sway bars are also from Detroit Speed. Stopping power is provided by Baer with huge 6S Extreme calipers. “UNKL” rides on bespoke set of forged HRE Wheels wrapped in sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires sized 295/35R-19 in the front and 345/30R-20 in the rear.

The custom interior of UNKL by Upholstery Unlimited feels as race-inspired as the exterior with supportive Recaro seats, Ringbrothers billet components, an Ididit steering column, gauges by Classic Instruments and a cabin kept at a comfortable temperature thanks to a Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum evap kit.For more information on Ringbrothers, the “UNKL” Mustang, and Ringbrothers billet parts, visit www.ringbrothers.com or stay connected with the team on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Google+.


LANCE CAMPER “ALTIMETER” MAKES SEMA DEBUT IN THE ANNUAL TRADE SHOW’S NEW OVERLAND ADVENTURE AREA

The “Altimeter” four-season adventure vehicle complete with matching Yamaha YXZ 1000RSS side-by-side is on display in the Performance Pavilion at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5-8, 2019.

Las Vegas, Nev. (November, 2019) – Lance Camper, the leading manufacturer of truck campers and travel trailers, made the SEMA Show debut of its “Altimeter” project in the new Overland Experience area of the Performance Pavilion in booth #51409 on November 5, 2019. The “Altimeter” is built off of a Lance Camper 855S Truck Camper and 2019 Ford F350 Super Duty a 2019 outfitted with all of the modifications needed for serious off-road and overland travel.

The 2019 Ford F350 Super Duty served as an ideal platform for the “Altimeter” project thanks to its powerful 6.7L Powerstroke V8 diesel engine and four-wheel drive capabilities. The Lance Camper 855S model offers amazing functionality with room for four and a dinette slide out, all in the in the short bed of the Super Duty. The “Altimeter” project is a true four-season camper and was designed for adventure at any altitude. Whether in the mountains during ski-season or on the beach in the summer, the “Altimeter” offers all the comforts of home with unmatched versatility.

To upgrade the Super Duty for off-road exploration, an ICON Vehicle Dynamics Stage 5 suspension system was added, providing 2.5-inch lift. To combat the added weight and altered center of gravity of the camper, Hellwig Products front and rear sway bars were added to better control the weight of the truck camper and air springs were installed to bring the ride height back to level when towing the Yamaha YXZ 1000RSS. Raceline Defender Wheels were installed on both the Super Duty and the Yamaha YXZ 1000RSS, both shod in Maxxis RAZR MT tires.

Torklift Talon Aluminum Frame Mounted Tiedowns and Fastgun Turnbuckles were utilized to securely mate the camper to the truck frame. A Warn Ascent front bumper was added as well as a Zeon 12S Platinum winch to aid in recovery situations. Sherptek’s PakHorse was added as mounting location for additional gear including Rotopax water and fuel storage. KC Hilites provide auxiliary LED lighting on the front bumper and under the hood. To make sure the “Altimeter” never runs out of juice, three 100Ah Deep Cycle batteries were installed by Battle Born Batteries. More creature comforts were also added, like a DryRack by Malo’o for swimsuits/wetsuits, a rechargeable flashlight by Maglight as well as  UTV and camper speakers and charging accessories provided by Scocshe Industries.

The Lance “Altimeter” is on display at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Lance Camper Mfg. Corp booth #51409 in the Performance Pavillion of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Follow Lance Camper on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LanceCamper/ and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/LanceCamper/ for photos and videos of the “Altimeter” live from the SEMA Show floor. For more information on Lance Camper, visit www.LanceCamper.com


About Lance Campers
Founded in 1965, with headquarters in Lancaster, CA, Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. is the premier manufacturer of high-quality ultra-lightweight composite-built truck campers and travel trailers in North America. RVs, Lance’s recent 17 th-year win of the RVDA’s prestigious and coveted DSI (Dealer Satisfaction Index) Quality Circle Award is a direct reflection of this quality in both their products and the service provided to Lance dealers and consumers for the past 54 years. Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. is a REV Recreation Group company and a subsidiary of REV (revgroup.com).

About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group (REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related
aftermarket parts and services. We serve a diversified customer base primarily in the United States
through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. We provide customized vehicle solutions for applications including essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles ‘RVs’, and luxury buses). Our brand portfolio consists of 29 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of our brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG.  Investors-REVG

RINGBROTHERS UNVEIL CUSTOM 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO “VALKYRJA” AT THE 2019 SEMA SHOW

Using the latest technology and materials to create a first-of-its-kind Camaro, world-famous Ringbrothers call this its most ambitious project to date

LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2019) — Ringbrothers unveiled its latest build, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro known as “VALKYRJA,” at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The 890-horsepower muscle car was developed using the latest technology, including 3D scanning, CAD design and more. The car was assembled with modern materials such carbon fiber, while custom parts were created using a combination of 3D printing and CNC machining.

A 416-cubic inch Wegner Motorsports LS3 topped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger rests under the hood of “VALKYRJA.” The transmission is a Bowler six-speed Tremec that has been reworked to support the extreme horsepower. The chassis and suspension are by Detroit Speed Engineering, and a John’s Industries 9-inch rear end helps put power to the ground.  

“We try and top ourselves every year, and this build was no different,” said Mike Ring, co-owner of Ringbrothers. “This build was unlike anything we had attempted before, both in design and execution. The result is a car with a classic look but entirely modern underpinnings, materials and technology. It’s the perfect mix of style and performance.”

Ringbrothers sponsors provided the best products in the industry for this no-expense-spared build. A Flowmaster Stainless Steel Super 44 Series exhaust adds a growl to the engine note, while Prestone coolant keeps the engine at temperature even under hard-driving conditions. The paint is a custom BASF mix called TOTOPKG Green and is sprayed over a body prepped using 3M products. Motul engine and gear oils keep the engine and transmission operating flawlessly under all conditions. 

The name “VALKYRJA” is derived from the Old Norse spelling of Valkyrie, which refers to mythological female figures who select which soldiers live and which die in battle. The soldiers chosen by the Valkyrie were said to have been taken to Valhalla in the afterlife. The name was chosen by the car’s Belgian owner who will take delivery after the SEMA Show.

Many of the parts featured on this custom build are available for sale on the Ringbrothers website. Universal door handles, window cranks and the shift knob are available immediately. Other parts are still under development.
 For more information on Ringbrothers, the “VALKYRJA” Camaro, and Ringbrothers billet parts, visit www.ringbrothers.com or stay connected with the team on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Google+.


ROLLING BIG POWER BUILDER’S CHALLENGE TO FEATURE 35 UNIQUELY CUSTOMIZED VEHICLES AT THE 2019 SEMA SHOW

The 2019 RBP Builder’s Challenge will showcase nearly three dozen of the most highly-customized vehicles at the SEMA Show, ranging from trucks to Jeeps, constituting the largest display of vehicles by a single manufacturer.

City of Industry, Calif. (October, 2019) – Rolling Big Power, an industry leading manufacturer of aftermarket grilles, running boards, wheels, suspension and exhaust components, is heading to the SEMA Show with over 35 different vehicles as part of its annual Builder’s Challenge. In its third year, the Rolling Big Power Builder’s Challenge attracts builders from all over North America to showcase their biggest and most extreme builds as a guest of Rolling Big Power at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Builder’s Challenge consists of a rigorous application process, including a detailed build proposal and rendering of the build. With well over one hundred applicants, only 35 are selected – the best of the best. The builders are hosted as a guest of Rolling Big Power at the SEMA Show with booth space and feature vehicle locations around the show. After the show, will Rolling Big Power host a photo and video shoot in the desert for the builders and their vehicles to attend.

RBP offers highly coveted awards for contestants of the Builder’s Challenge. The “Keep it Wheel” award goes to the builder with the best RBP wheels. As an ode to RBP’s line of grilles, the “Big Cheese” award goes to the builder with the best grille. In honor of RBP’s newly introduced Stealth Power Running Boards, the “Leg Up Award” goes to the builder with the most creative use of Stealth Power Boards. Lastly, the “Rise Up Award” goes to the builder with the most extreme visual lift kit.

The Builder’s Challenge Vehicles will be on display at the 2019 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 5-8, 2019. Follow Rolling Big Power on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OfficialRBP/ and on Instagram at @RollingBigPower for photos and videos of the builds live from the SEMA Show. For more information on Rolling Big Power, visit www.RollingBigPower.com.


About Rolling Big Power
Since dropping in 2001, Rolling Big Power (RBP) has become a unique player in the custom off-road truck category. The RBP portfolio adds a distinctive, bold aesthetic to rugged off-road wheels, grilles, steps, and accessories. These high-performance, off-road products are engineered to handle all the mud, dirt and grit you care to throw at them, then clean up nicely for a night on the town. That’s the reason RBP has become a favorite of master modifiers and top truck designers across the country. RBP is continually researching trends and materials to bring you innovative accessories that perform well in all terrain, and can get your heart pumping when your truck’s standing still.


THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM TO HOST A LOOK INTO VOLKSWAGEN’S ELECTRIC FUTURE

The new exhibit, titled “Building an Electric Future,” gives an inside look at how the manufacturer envisions future mobility through the use of interactive and virtual reality experiences and will include the global unveiling of a new ID. concept car

LOS ANGELES (October 29, 2019) – The Petersen Automotive Museum has collaborated with Volkswagen on a brand-new interactive exhibit that will showcase the design and construction of the vehicles of tomorrow. Set to open to the public on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, “Building an Electric Future” will celebrate Volkswagen’s rich and impactful history both globally and locally, as well as introduce Volkswagen’s new electric concept vehicles. This exhibit will showcase Volkswagen’s plans to become the foremost producer of electric vehicles, beginning with the global concept unveiling of an all-new ID. concept car from Volkswagen at a private event on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

The exhibit will consist of five rooms showcasing how Volkswagen’s MEB modular electric vehicle platform was engineered, the variety of models that will be built, the uniquely flexible nature of the platform and how the cars will be assembled. Through the incorporation of interactive features in each room, visitors will have a variety of engaging ways to visualize new challenges faced by modern automakers and explore what driving will look like in the future. The final room of the exhibit will give visitors an inside look at an ID. concept vehicle and focus on the interior and technology features. Supporting video assets will highlight how this vehicle will augment the future driving experience.

“‘Building an Electric Future’ aims to inspire and inform our guests about the future of mobility,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “We want to explore the impact an electrified future will have on a local and global scale, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with Volkswagen as it takes on today’s challenges to design the cars of tomorrow.”

The four planned ID. concept vehicles will be highlighted through both physical and virtual interactive experiences. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the assembly process and see the car take shape around them through virtual reality. They will also have the opportunity to physically explore the finished product – a completed vehicle that will remain unlocked and accessible throughout the run of the exhibit.

“Building an Electric Future” will be the feature installation under the “Driving Toward Tomorrow” series of exhibits at the Petersen. The series will address the automobile industry’s current work on the future of transportation design and display actual concept vehicles being developed by a global selection of automobile manufacturers. 

To learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its exhibits, please visit www.petersen.org. For more information about Volkswagen electric concept vehicles, please visit www.vw.com/electric-concepts.


The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.petersen.org.

About Volkswagen
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Volkswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more

OLD WORLD INDUSTRIES ACQUIRES DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID AND AUTOMOTIVE-GRADE UREA BUSINESS FROM DASCO

The acquisition will expand Old World Industries’ already impressive foothold and leadership in the growing diesel exhaust fluid market

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (October 29, 2019)— Old World Industries (OWI), a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality automotive and heavy-duty fluids and maker of PEAK® and BlueDEF® products, has acquired from DASCO, Inc. (DASCO) their diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and prilled, automotive-grade urea (AGU) global business and assets. Based in Monument, Colorado, DASCO is a leader in the agriculture market, manufacturing products related to crop nutrients, animal feed ingredients and industrial chemicals.
 
Over the last 10 years, OWI has solidified itself as the domestic leader in the DEF market, which is expected to grow at nearly 10% compounded annual growth rate over the next decade. DASCO began selling DEF in 2013 and has continued to grow  this product line, consisting of bulk liquid DEF and prilled AGU. As a term of the agreement, OWI will begin servicing DASCO’s DEF customers and working with DASCO’s DEF and AGU suppliers. 
 
“OWI successfully entered the DEF market in 2009 with best-in-class products under its flagship brand BlueDEF®,” said Charles Culverhouse, CEO of Old World Industries. “We have become the market leader for DEF because our channel partners, distributors and consumers recognize OWI’s commitment to providing the highest quality DEF available. The acquisition of DASCO’s DEF and AGU business expands OWI’s reach and capabilities to meet the needs of our customers and consumers in this growing category.”
 
For more than 46 years, Old World Industries has been a family-owned entrepreneurial company and a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality automotive and heavy-duty fluids. Today,the company is the number-one supplier for antifreeze, coolant and diesel exhaust fluids in the United States. PEAK® and BlueDEF® are high-performance OWI brands that consumers have learned to trust over the years, making them leading brands in the automotive aftermarket. For more information about Old World Industries and its family of brands, visit www.peakauto.com. For more information on DASCO, visit www.dascoinc.com.


About Old World Industries
Old World Industries LLC is among the largest privately held companies competing in the automotive aftermarket. The Northbrook, Illinois-based company enjoys a presence in various consumer product markets in 55 countries. OWI brands include a full line of PEAK Performance® Automotive Products, including Coolant, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Washer Fluid, Lighting and Wiper Blades; BlueDEF® Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment; Victory Blue™ Diesel Exhaust Fluid; Final Charge® Heavy Duty Global Extended Life Coolant; Fleet Charge® Fully Formulated Coolant; and HERCULINER® Truck Bed Liner Kits. For more information, please visit www.owi.com.

LEGENDARY COMPANIES HIRES STEVE ZITKUS AS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Former Edelbrock executive Steve Zitkus joins the Legendary team as its new CFO, bringing over 30 years of financial and manufacturing experience to the company.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. (October 18, 2019) – Legendary Companies – the holding company that includes Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Universal Vintage Tire, Phoenix Race Tires, Specialty Wheel, MOR, Vintage Wheel Works, PS Engineering and Roadster Wire Wheel – announced today that it has appointed Steve Zitkus as its new Chief Financial Officer. Zitkus comes to Legendary Companies with over 30 years of experience most recently with Edelbrock Corporation where he served as its CFO. Zitkus will work with Legendary’s CEO Wade Kawasaki to guide the company through its continued growth and expansion.

“Steve is a fantastic addition to our team,” said Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki. “He’s a passionate enthusiast who understands our industry and has strong financial experience having led large organizations to success.     We are confident he will contribute to the continued growth and expansion of Legendary Companies”

Zitkus, a longtime finance professional, joined Edelbrock Corporation as in 2014 as its Chief Financial Officer and previously served as Financial Group Controller at Illinois Tool Works, a parts manufacturer and top tier supplier to automotive OEMs.  Zitkus completed his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before beginning his career as a Certified Public Accountant.

“We are pleased to welcome Steve to the capable team at Legendary Companies,” said Phil Carpenter III, Co-Managing Partner of Irving Place Capital. “We are excited to continue building the leadership group as we execute against attractive opportunities to expand Legendary Companies through the addition of leading aftermarket businesses.

To learn more about Legendary Companies, visit www.legendarycompanies.com.

Legendary Companies, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the holding company comprised of leading manufacturers of collector car and motorcycle wheels and tires, which includes Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Universal Vintage Tire, Phoenix Race Tires, Specialty Wheel, MOR, Vintage Wheel Works, PS Engineering and Roadster Wire Wheel. Legendary Companies is backed by investment firm Irving Place Capital and represents the breadth and scope of its current market segments while providing for greater opportunities for future expansion into new sectors.

RINGBROTHERS PARTNERS WITH MOTUL TO TEST AND DEVELOP HIGH-TECH ENGINE OIL

The new partnership will help Motul continue to refine its market-leading engine oils in the highly modified engines featured in every Ringbrothers vehicle and enable Ringbrothers to deliver the most power and reliability to its customers.

Spring Green, Wis. (October 15, 2019) – Ringbrothers, the internationally acclaimed custom car builder and billet parts manufacturer, announced that it has partnered with high-performance oil manufacturer Motul to help test and improve future Motul engine lubrication technologies.

Under the new partnership, Ringbrothers will provide Motul with its extensive expertise in creating high-performance street machines that push the limits of power and performance as a way to help evaluate and refine Motul street vehicle lubricants. In addition, all new Ringbrothers vehicle builds will be developed using Motul engine oil and will feature a unique plaque inside of the engine bay denoting all vehicles built under the partnership program.

“We’re proud to partner with Motul for development and testing,” said Mike Ring. “We consider the performance of every component when creating our cars, so the chance to help create a new breakthrough in oil performance is a great opportunity for us.”

Motul has previously partnered with a wide variety of motorsports teams and series for lubricant testing and development, including extensive testing work at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the IMSA endurance racing series.

“Motul is proud to partner with Jim and Mike Ring in their continued pursuit to build some of the most innovative and iconic custom cars in the industry.” Said Nolan Browning, Motul Brand Manager. “Both Ringbrothers and Motul deliver a no-sacrifice product, with customers and clients that expect the absolute best quality.”

The first vehicles developed under the new partnership will be unveiled at the upcoming 2019 SEMA Show on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The vehicles are a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

To learn more about Ringbrothers and their vehicles, please visit ringbrothers.com.


Ringbrothers LLC – (www.ringbrothers.com Based in Spring Green, WI, Ringbrothers has rocketed into the top ranks of American car builders over the past decade, winning numerous design awards including “Best in Show” at the 2011 SEMA Show, back-to-back Goodguys Street Machine of the Year awards, multiple Mother’s Shine awards, countless magazine covers and several builds commissioned by OEMs. Founders Mike and Jim Ring also design and manufacture some of the most detailed billet interior and exterior parts that money can buy, beautifully designed with architectural lines and incredible craftsmanship, all made in the USA. Each piece of automotive jewelry that leaves the facility gives buyers an opportunity to make their very own Ringbrothers inspired cars that truly stand apart.