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9th Annual MECA Finals

MECA's Steve Stern says "Follow me to the MECA Finals in Nashville" Nashville, TN – MECA will host their members for the organizations 9th Annual Finals at the Tennessee State Fair grounds on Friday and Saturday, October 3rd and 4th. The site, just south of Nashville, has been the MECA Finals home for the past 4 years.

Steve Stern, MECA Commissioner, is expecting a total of 120 competitors. Stern told “The MECA Finals is our competitors party. Our organization is all about our members, competitors and dealers.”

Proline Fills the House in Brooklyn

Proline Fills the House in Brooklyn Proline Car Stereo’s August 2nd Car Show and Mega Sale was set to go rain or shine. The rains came that day and so did Proline’s loyal customers and enthusiasts from aross the burroughs of New York.

The scene outside Proline’s Utica Avenue store front was a sea of umbrellas and vendor’s tents.

Alpine and Kogi Team for Better 'Street Food' Experience

Kogi Truck Torrance, CA – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. today announced its partnership with Kogi™ Korean BBQ-To-Go, the popular Los Angeles-based taco truck company. The two companies have joined forces to offer customers a better “street food” experience while further developing the unique Kogi community culture. The Alpine sound system will help the Kogi team entertain consumers while they wait to order and dine.

Powerbass in the Marketplace

Powerbass in the Marketplace Powerbass is definitely staying active in the marketplace.

Company VP of Sales, Robin McNeal and Mike Unger, newly onboard with area rep firm Alan Wojtas & Associates, stopped by the facility in Shreveport, LA on Monday August 3rd. McNeal and Unger were at the beginning of a week long sales run through east Texas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

Get Set for Elettromedia Workshops in Dallas and Chicago

Elettromedia Tour in LA The last two scheduled stops on the Elettromedia Masters Tour are Dallas on Friday, August 7th and Chicago on Monday, August 10th. The locations are listed in the full article.

An Elettromedia workshop is a must event attend for forward thinking retailers. These work shops are definitely not manufacturer pitch sessions.

SoundCreations Fills Choctaw Event Center

SoundCreations Fills Choctaw Event Center in Durant, OK Durant, OK – SoundCreations is located in a relatively small town in southeastern Oklahoma -Durant, population 16,000. But that doesn’t stop Tony Goza, the company’s owner, from having big ideas. Importantly, he turns those ideas into action.

Goza told on site at Autofest 2009 “We wanted to do something really big in the market to build our brand.”

Sirius and XM – The Best of Both Worlds

Sirius and XM - The Best of Both Worlds Over the past year, consumers realized the best of both worlds when SIRIUS and XM officially joined forces. Now, through the authorized SIRIUS XM distributor network, 12volt retailers also have the best of both worlds.

Alpine Ships Wireless Marine Commander Remote Control Kit

Alpine Ships Wireless Marine Commander Remote Control Kit Torrance, CA – Alpine has announced that its MC10 Wireless Marine Commander Kit is now shipping to stores. Designed specifically for the harsh marine environment, this remote control kit gives boaters convenient system control over their Alpine marine head unit, so that they can spend their time enjoying the water. The MC10 Wireless Marine Commander Kit features a RF transceiver brain and one MC1 wireless mountable remote control.

Richard Bishop (7/27/1968 – 7/30/2009)

Richard Bishop Richard Bishop, 41, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2009. Born in Bridgeport, TX on July 27th, 1968 Richard graduated from Decatur High School in 1987. In addition to his passion for mobile electronics, Richard enjoyed photography, NASCAR, bull riding, car shows and football.

Many in the 12volt industry will remember Richard through his 10 years with Progressive Concepts in Ft. Worth.

dB Drag / USACi Finals Approaching

Ralph Randall, USACi The ground will shake in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 3rd – 4th, but it won’t be an earthquake. The joint dB Drag Racing / USACi Finals will be rockin’ the Tulsa Convention Center.

“The word is definitely getting out on the streets of Tulsa and surrounding areas” Ralph Randall, USACi president told “Competitors for both dB Drag Racing and USACi are accumulating points and gearing up for the event. Local retailers are signing up for booths along with 12 volt vendors.”