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Kingpin Audio's Third Annual Summer Bash

Kingpin Audio Wilsonville, OR – When Kingpin Audio hosts a “party”, hundreds, even thousands, of their friends come. On Saturday, June 27th, the company held their 09 Summer Bash Sale and Car Show.

“We are very active when it comes to promoting our business,” Jason Kranitz told

Southwest Electronix and Pioneer

Southwest Electronix and Pioneer

Southwest Electronix is the Pioneer distributor for the biggest state in the union – Texas.

Speaking for Southwest Electronix, Rod Ulrich told “Since the company was founded in 1976 we have been a Pioneer distributor. We have seen first hand Pioneer’s growth and leadership position in the 12 volt marketplace.”

Business at InPhase Car Audio is Up in 2009

InPhase Car Audio

Omaha, NE – “We are up in 2009, but it has taken a continuing effort” Dave Eary told “Our parking lot promotion on July 18th was an example of the type of event we are finding to attract traffic. When we get store traffic we can make sales happen.”

The event mentioned above was put together with a very low budget of less than a grand.

PAC in Tokyo

PAC in Tokyo Joe Riggs is traveling the world to deliver the PAC message. His most recent trip was to Tokyo, to attend the 2009 Special Import Car Show (SIS) in support of the brand’s Japanese distributor, KS-Enterprise. The show – that ran from June 19th to 21st – is Japan’s premier automotive aftermarket trade event and a showcase for the latest import vehicles, concept cars, aftermarket parts and new products.

Get ready for Texas HeatWave

Get ready for Texas HeatWave The 20th Annual Texas HeatWave, sponsored by Custom Sounds, will certainly continue the event’s tradition as one of the largest annual car and truck shows in the U.S. this year. The Texas – sized event happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 24 – 26.

SalesCall: An Exciting New Product!


You and your company can now deliver your message throughout the 12volt industry in a very effective, efficient and affordable new way with a SalesCall – without leaving your office.

Utilizing the web and email to deliver your recorded phone interview, SalesCall makes it easy to introduce that hot new product or promotion to the 12volt industry – without the hassle and expense associated with travel today.

In a custom audio player, your customers will see you and your product – plus they will hear your message in your voice!

CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Moderate 'Black in America 2' Roundtable Exclusively on Sirius XM

Sirius XM New York, NY – SIRIUS XM Radio and CNN announced today that Soledad O’Brien will moderate a Black in America 2live radio roundtable on which she and notable guests from the African-American community—including educator Steve Perry and SIRIUS XM hosts Joe Madison and Mark Thompson—will examine different facets of the African-American experience in today’s world, continuing the conversation sparked by CNN’s acclaimed television series Black in America.

A Word from Mike: Got Business?

Mike Van Horn A year ago, July 17th 2008, many key members of the 12volt industry met in Dallas, TX for the 12volt Awareness Summit. The stated purpose of the initiative was to chart a course that would create enhanced consumer awareness for the mobile electronics category. Greater consumer awareness would ultimately lead to more sales and a healthy 12volt industry.

RIP Renee Mayer (3/5/1952 – 7/10/2009)

Renee Mayer Lockhart, TX – Renee Mayer, born in Biloxi, MS March 5th 1952, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 10th, with family members at her side.

Renee worked in the office as a valuable member of the Texas HeatWave team for over 6 years. She faithfully coordinated many activities for staff, vendors and event participants.

“Renee not only worked with HeatWave she gave us 6 years of her life, I personally lost a great friend and ‘Show Mom’. She will be with us in our thoughts at every show,” David MacDonald reflected.

Bluetrek – A New Profit Opportunity

Bluetrek12 volt retailers looking for new profit opportunities should look at Bluetooth accessories. Bluetrek headsets should be considered. The investment can be minimal and profit margin high. The market is certainly broad – who do you know that doesn’t have a Bluetooth enabled cell phone?

Bluetrek’s CEO John Haley recognizes the 12 volt channel as a key market for headsets.