GIBTEC PISTONS JOINS MANUFACTURERS SERIES AS NEW SPONSOR

May 13, 2014 by  
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The Manufacturers Series is proud to announce Gibtec Pistons as a new sponsor of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action events. Gibtec’s involvement will focus on product awareness for bracket racers, car show participants, and automotive enthusiasts attending each national touring series.

Gibtec manufactures custom pistons for all different types of competition vehicles. Opened for business just over one year ago, the company is based in Denver. In addition to selling custom pistons, Gibtec also works with the Big 3 motor companies on research and development at its state-of-the-art facility.

“What makes our company different is we’re more personalized than the bigger companies; we work one-on-one with each customer. We offer a more unique experience for customers who want that competitive edge to win,” said Rob Giebas, Gibtec General Manager. “We look forward to growing our brand and meeting race fans through the Manufacturers Series events in 2014.”

Each of the three series – Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action series have combined to complete 6 of 33 total events this season, and have seen an increase in spectator and participant admissions.

“The Manufacturers Series is off to a very positive start for the year, and we are excited to add Gibtec Pistons to the family of sponsors” said Lex Dudas, President of the Manufacturers Series. “Gibtec is going to jump right in and be involved at our shows in Virginia, Texas, and Michigan this weekend.”

The Super Chevy Show hosts two events on the weekend of May 17-18, at Virginia Motorsports Park and Texas Motorplex, as well as a one-day Mega Mopar Action series event at US 131 Dragway, on Sunday, May 18.

About Manufacturers Series
Designed to offer something for everyone in a family atmosphere for American “Big Three” automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit: www.mfgseries.com.

S&W Grows Larger & Steps Up to Support All 2014 Manufacturers Series Events

March 19, 2014 by  
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jill Canuso
Tel. 610-948-7303
Fax. 610-948-7342
Email. jillc@swracecars.com
Web. www.swracecars.com

S&W Grows Larger & Steps Up to Support All 2014 Manufacturers Series Events
Sponsor of the S&W Challenger Shootout, CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge and the MustangGuys Fastest 5.0 Shootout

Spring City, Pa. (March 18, 2013) – The S&W Performance Group is delighted to announce their 33 event commitment to the 2014 Manufacturers Series, and the addition of both CamaroGuys.com and MustangGuys.com to their rapidly growing swracecars.com website. Now, with one click, the CamaroGuys.com and MustangGuys.com visitors will have full access to the entire S&W Race Cars, Race Parts and Rod Parts product lines. The recently updated ‘CamaroGuys’ and ‘MustangGuys’ categories are loaded with Easy to Do-It-Yourself, Bolt-On components for the serious performance enthusiast, as well as being stocked with professional level competition use race parts.

“The MFG Series racers, car show entrants and fans are passionate about their Made in the USA muscle,” said S&W’s Marketing Director, Jill Canuso. “That’s why it’s a perfect fit for our brands, as we are passionate about our Made in the USA products. I look forward to personally presenting the beautiful custom S&W made winner trophies, at the Memphis, Tenn., Martin, Mich., and Reading, Pa. Super Chevy Shows as well as at the Petersburg, Va., Mega Mopar Action Series event.”

S&W is also proud to announce the debut of Scott Weney’s Blog to their ever-expanding website. Scott is not only the President of the S&W Performance Group, he is the 2000 IHRA Funny Car World Champion and the reigning 2013 Atco Raceway Top Dragster Champ. The goal of his blog is to communicate and interact with our customers directly on ideas, experiences, issues, and provide helpful articles. As a bonus, occasionally his blog will feature ‘Past, Present & Future Racing Legends’ as guest contributors.

The 55 year old, USA Manufacturer, will sponsor the Mega Mopar Action Series – Challenger Shootout, as well as becoming the Presenting Sponsor of the Super Chevy Show – CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge and the Fun Ford Weekend – MustangGuys Fastest 5.0 Shootout.

ABOUT S&W RACE CARS
Founded in 1959, S&W Race Cars is known worldwide as the leader in drag race chassis development and innovation. Their custom built, award winning race cars are used by many of the leading NHRA & IHRA professional, Nostalgia and Sportsman race teams. Their 27,000 sq ft. headquarters houses a full line of affordable chassis kits, roll bars and roll cages, suspension parts, rollers to complete race cars and much more. S&W’s Made in the USA products are used by do-it-yourselfers and professionals around the world. S&W Race Cars also carries products for use in pro/street cars, street rods, and off-road trucks and RV’s. The manufacturing department provides WaterJet cutting, MIG and TIG welding, sheet-metal forming; round or rectangular tube bending and full-service machine shop services. For more information visit www.swracecars.com or call (800) 523-3353.
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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Jill Canuso at 610-948-7303 x112 or e-mail Jill at jillc@swracecars.com

REVELL® MAKE ‘N TAKE™ RETURNS TO MANUFACTURERS SERIES EVENTS, SUPER CHEVY SHOW AND FUN FORD WEEKEND IN 2014

February 10, 2014 by  
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Revell’s popular Make ‘n Take activity program returns to Manufacturers Series events Super Chevy Show and Fun Ford Weekend as an experience for kids and parents to celebrate family project time while making a model car together.

“Revell is proud of our continued partnership with Fun Ford Weekend that includes sponsoring the Revell Make ‘n Take where kids and parents can build a Revell scale model car and take it home that day,” said Rick Haas, Vice President of Merchandising for Revell.

The Chevy and Ford enthusiasts of today got started building model cars in their youth, and this is the place to involve the next generation to build, engage, and enjoy,” noted Haas.

Children and parents are invited to take part in the fun and free Make ‘n Take activity at noon each day in the Car Show Awards Tent along with model-building experts to build a SnapTite™ model Chevrolet or Ford vehicle courtesy of Revell.

“If someone were to ask me what my favorite part of the Manufacturers Series events are, the Revell Make ‘n Take would always be at the top of the list,” said Mfg. Series Director, Sara Griewing.

I love watching families interact and work together to build model cars, because by the end of the activity they leave with keepsakes. The children’s smiling faces show how proud they are of their accomplishments while the parents are just as excited. We hope the experience creates a life-long hobby for both to enjoy long after the Super Chevy Show or Fun Ford Weekend.”

2014 Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance Schedule
April 4-6 Palm Beach International Raceway Jupiter, FL
April 11-13 Memphis International Raceway Memphis, TN
May 17-18 Texas Motorplex Ennis, TX
May 17-18 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, VA
May 30-June 1 U.S. 131 Motorsports Park Martin, MI
June 7-8 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA
June 20-22 Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, MO
July 11-13 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, PA
August 15-16 Bandimere Speedway Denver, CO
Sept. 26-28 Bristol Dragway Bristol, TN
October 3-5 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, NC
October 11-12 Royal Purple Raceway Baytown, TX

2014 Fun Ford Weekend Schedule
March 29 Royal Purple Raceway Baytown, TX
May 3-4 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, NC
June 6-7 Memphis International Raceway Memphis, TN
June 14-15 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, VA
June 22 Bandimere Speedway Denver, CO
July 13 U.S. 131 Motorsports Park Martin, MI
July 25-26 Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, MO
August 29-30 Bristol Dragway Bristol, TN
Sept. 6-7 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA
Sept. 13 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, PA
Sept. 19-20 Palm Beach International Raceway Jupiter, FL
November 8 Texas Motorplex Ennis, TX

About Revell®
For over 65 years, Revell a subsidiary of Hobbico, and its associated companies have offered a wide variety of model kits for every taste and age group in the hobby market. A consistent level of detail and accuracy assures every modeler that the kit they buy will be the most accurate representation possible of their favorite subject and confirms the fact that Revell kits are the best value for the money. Revell remains committed to the foundation of the brand: Interaction with quality products, authenticity of experience, and, above all, fun. So you can say, “I Made That!” For more information, please visit: revell.com.

About Hobbico® (Hobby Corporation of America)
Headquartered in Illinois, U.S.A., Hobbico is one of the largest radio-control and hobby product companies in the world – active not only in retail sales and wholesale distribution, but also in the product development, marketing and support for many popular exclusive manufacturers.

The company distributes a wide variety of hobby products from hundreds of manufacturers, including over 40 proprietary brands. Hobbico also exclusively represents a large number of international manufacturers in the United States. For more information, please visit: hobbico.com.

About Manufacturers Series
Designed to offer a little something for everyone in a family atmosphere for “Big Three” American automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit www.superchevyshow.com www.funfordweekend.com www.megamoparaction.com

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