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P&E Hosts – The Show 2010

31-300x266Nashville, TN – Music City will be rockin’ to the tune of P&E Distributing”s annual dealer show on Sunday, February 28th. It’s The Show 2010.

12volt and aftermarket retailers within a couple hundred miles of Nashville will travel I-40 and I-65 to converge on the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Nashville. Over 100 vendors will fill the historic venue. This is an opportunity for area retailers to see the latest products for 2010 and meet with reps as well as factory personnel.
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USACi Set to Go Large in Padre – 4X

Spring Break Jam crowds are both inside and outside the convention center.Lowell, AR – USACi is set to kick off the season with a 4X event on South Padre Island, TX.

USACi President Ralph Randall told,” We crafted an agreement with Heat Wave Inc that will raise the stakes for competitor points at the Spring Break Jam event in South Padre Island, Texas. The Spring Break Jam, traditionally a USACI Regional Event, …

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M.E.S.A.Shreveport, LA February 23, 2010 – M.E.S.A has announced the selection of Elettromedia-USA and its brand Hertz/Audison as its vendor partner in the speaker centric category. Ken Wiseman, Director Elettromedia-USA, said “Our team is proud to be associated with M.E.S.A. The Elettromedia-USA business model was designed for the specialty retailer”.

SpringBreak Nationals, the 12volt industry’s meeting place in Daytona Beach for over two decades, is coming back strong. Paul Papadeas, SBN founder, told “SBN 24 will surprise many in the industry. Several major brands have set plans to return to the show floor this year and more are finalizing their plans to exhibit this year”.

The 46th Annual Darryl Starbird show in Tulsa, February 19 -21st, lived up to expectations with attendance topping 60,000. CarToys-Tulsa, an event sponsor, was right in the middle of the action. Owner Rob Rice relayed to “This was the best promotion we have ever been a part of – it was great”.

Steelmate is ready for a strong 2010. John Lombard told “We just returned from a successful NADA show in Orlando. Dynamic Sales, our new rep firm in Florida, is on board and ready to roll”.

“12 Volt Conversations” – its NEW.

Rob Rice12voltconversationsShreveport, LA – 12volt Conversations capture the action on the spot – where it happens., in association with Rob Smith Audio (RSA), has developed a new product – 12volt Conversations. These quality, high bit rate edited MP3 audio segments allow members of the 12volt industry to deliver their messages, in their voices, across the US and around the world when posted on

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Today's news February, 19 2010

Shreveport, LAM.E.S.A. has selected Rockford Fosgate as a vendor partner specifically in the full-line, non headunit category. Rick Snelson, who headed the selection process in the category, stated “We are excited to engage with the expertise of the Rockford team as we build the M.E.S.A. organization”.2-18-2010

PowerBass has appointed Pacific Partners as the company’s rep firm covering all the islands of Hawaii. PowerBass VP of Sales and Marketing Robin McNeal inked the deal during a stop in Honolulu as he was returning from a working vacation in Australia.

Check out Precision Interface Electronics new website at PIE’s Kevin Allen told “Dealers are already calling to say how user friendly our new site is”.

Dealers along the Gulf Coast need to make plans to attend the annual N&H Electronics dealer show – Thursday, March 4th in the company’s facility in Hattiesburg, MS. Ricky and the entire N&H crew will be looking forward to seeing you that evening.

Pioneer, Metra and Southwest Electronix Rock "Big D"

IMAG0025DALLAS, TX – The 2-city swing orchestrated by Southwest Electronix, highlighting the 2010 Pioneer and Metra lineups, was a resounding success. The Monday, February 15th event in San Antonio was standing room only. The Tuesday, February 16th, workshop in Dallas also played to a standing room only crowd.Click audio bar to listen
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Pioneer and Metra Pack the House in San Antonio

Pioneer and Metra Pack the House in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX – The Pioneer and Metra training workshop, coordinated by Southwest Electronix, hit on all cylinders. The attendance at the Dave and Busters location, in San Antonio the evening of Monday, February 15th, approached 90 – a huge increase over last fall’s event.

Pioneer’s Robert Coyle presented the company’s 2010 lineup. Coyle told “Most in the audience did not attend CES.

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MECA on a Roll in California

MECA on a Roll in CaliforniaMODESTO, CA MECA is set to light up the state of California in 2010. A trip to California by Commissioner Steve Stern to conduct judges training on February 12th got the ball rolling.

Stern told “Really big things are happening for MECA in Cal. Todd Woodworth has come onboard to handle MECA events in Southern Cal. Woodworth is working with Aubrey Carter who is the head MECA judge in Northern Cal.

Plans are for MECA to have 25 plus events in California, including the Extreme Autofest series. The first MECA event in 2010 will be February 20th at the Autorama in Sacremento. MECA’s schedule in 2010 will approach 150 events.

The judges training session was attended by 14 who wanted to learn more. Sound quality league and sound pressure league rules were studied, test tracks reviewed, system monitoring and score sheets were explained in detail.

12 Volt news for Monday, February 15th

12 Volt news for Monday, February 15thShreveport, LA – Soundoffs definitely have a place in the mobile electronics industry today – internationally and across the US. Store parking lot events, as well as large venues, create interest in our products and thus store traffic for promotional minded 12volt retailers. DB DragRacing, IASCA, MECA and USACi are working to create excitement in our industry.

Click read more to check out this recent USACi event in Thailand.

Rockford Fosgate’s new Punch Plugs raise the bar to a new level. These $99. in-ear monitors deliver that legendary Rockford sound for users of portable media devices.

Pioneer and Metra dealers take note. Training workshop tonight, February 15th, in San Antonio for Pioneer and Metra hosted by Southwest Electronix. Tomorrow night, February 16th, the training work shop is in Dallas. Petra hosts Pioneer training workshops Wednesday and Thursday nights this week, February 17th &18th.

"ENORMIS" Impression at the Erie Auto Show

ERIE, PA The 4 day 2010 Erie Auto Show, held February 4-7, was fertile ground for local 12volt retailer Enormis Mobile Specialties.

Following the show Lou Norman, busy as always, spent time with to talk about his business so far in 2010. “The name of the game is “Promotion”, “Promotion”, “Promotion” Norman told We are up 2% so far this year over last. In 2009 we flat compared to 08.

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