12Volt Roads Lead to SBN / in.car.EXPO 2015


(File photo from previous Spring Break Nationals)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (03.19.2015) – At the upcoming 29th annual Spring Break Nationals March 21st – 22nd, nearly 50 of the mobile electronics industry’s leading manufacturers, distributors and reps will come together at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The in.car.EXPO, the successor of the Spring Break Nationals, is an event produced by dealers for the advancement of dealers in the Eastern Region. Manufacturers and distributors will be hosting seminars alongside the in.car.EXPO sponsored sessions. Every seminar and admission to the event is free of charge to car audio dealers and their employees who pre-register on incarEXPO.com.

“I am happy to report that dealer and competitor registration has topped 300. It’s our goal to stimulate industry to support dealers with more than new technologies and discounts on products,” commented Paul Papadeas. “Factory supported education is key on the agenda for dealers and installers with seminars designed to proliferate their businesses.”

The show floor is set to feature industry leading brands. Arc Audio will have a major presence on the Ocean Center floor. National Sales Manager Brian Mitchell stopped at the 12volt Central studios and detailed the companies plans for Daytona. “We will have a Mazda 3 in the booth along with a loaded Harley. A new dealer in-store display, loaded with the newest Arc Audio products, will be unveiled. I will have the Arc Audio Liquid Trends Zombie Killer Chevy Cruze in the IASCA lanes to compete with the best in SQ,” Mitchell commented to 12voltnews.com.

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Memphis Car Audio has a large booth that will feature a custom pickup designed for the show. In addition Andy Allen will conduct product training sessions and on Sunday Encore President and noted installation guru Jason Ewing will conduct a hands-on Encore installation on the show floor.

Audiopipe’s new marine products will also certainly draw a crowd of dealers and consumers.

This Porsche 996 turbo will showcase the best in sound quality highlighting the new DD Audio TS series subwoofers. (Click image to enlarge)

This Porsche 996 turbo will showcase the best in sound quality highlighting the new DD Audio TS series subwoofers. (Click image to enlarge)

DD Audio will be partnering with Miami FL based Sounds Good Stereo to showcase their latest line of TS sound quality tuned subwoofers at Spring Break Nationals. Attendees can see the TS subs in action at booth #3100, which will feature a race-modified Porsche 996 Turbo outfitted with a full DD Audio sound quality focused system. Along with the TS-1510-D4 subwoofers, the system will include Audiophile Series components, C Series multi channel amplifiers, and a M.80 monoblock amp. DD Audio representatives will be on hand during the course of both the consumer and dealer-only events to provide sound demonstrations, and answer questions regarding the complete product line.

Kevin Doyle, research and design manager for the DD Audio, stated, “Everyone knows DD Audio’s reputation in the SPL world. With the recent addition of the TS series subwoofers to our already strong selection of sound quality components, we expect to appeal to a much broader audience, and further solidify our reputation as a well-rounded brand.”

The DOW Toy Truck Build Off is an exciting new promotion that includes six 12volt retailers from the Southeast set to go wild on project. (Click image to enlarge)

The DOW Toy Truck Build Off is an exciting new promotion that includes six 12volt retailers from the Southeast set to go wild on project. (Click image to enlarge)

Brands distributed by DOW Electronics electronics will be showcased in a central area on the event floor. The Toy Truck Build is an exciting addition to this years event. Six retailers from the southeast have been working for the past several weeks to trick toy trucks. Each retailers entry will be highlighted and the winning toy truck selected by consumer ballot. DOW area sales rep Kris Bulla commented to 12voltnews.com, “This is an exciting competition. The two dealers in my territory, Sonus Car Audio and Jimmy’s Car Stereo, let their imaginations and installation skills run wild.”

Three in-depth seminars featuring the tools, tactics and methodology will be presented. First, strategies for growing your business by understanding business, presented by Mike Belus, IRS Enrolled Agent, Car Audiophile and President of Business Control Services. These sessions focus on the “bottom line” and reveals methods for increasing that number. Secondly, Marcel Newell and Ben Vollmer of Businessworx lay the foundations of business tactics and measurement tools. Last, but not least, Mike Watson and Don Lester of internetfellas.com present: “Quit talking about the Internet and Master Digital Marketing.” In addition to these business training sessions, Bryan Schmitt of Mobile Solutions will be hosting fabrication seminars also without fee.

Paul Papadeas

Paul Papadeas

“Shops still have the opportunity to enter the INSTALLER 5K” Sponsored by XS Power Batteries and ARC Audio,” stated Papadeas. This is an opportunity for a top installer to win $5000.00. Each contestant in the INSTALLER 5K will be entered into a pool to be chosen to represent IASCA Worldwide in an expenses paid 72 Hour Installation Challenge in Shanghai, China in September 2015.”

IASCA, dB Drag Racing and MECA lanes will be filled with top competitors with several, like the aforementioned Zombie Killer traveling great distances to compete and claim bragging rights.


Registration for the contest can be made on www.incarEXPO.com. Dealers can also register for their all access “Pit Passes” thanks to Digital Designs simply by visiting the site and clicking the link.

Onsite registration will be available but Dealers must present proof of dealership with a copy of their occupational license or other business related documents along with their ID. For more information, contact the IASCA office at 386-322-1551 or memberservices@iasca.com

For more information, visit www.incarexpo.com and www.springbreaknationals.com