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PIAA names first-ever national sales manager

July 21, 2014

Mark W. Warwick has been appointed to the newly-created position of national sales manager for PIAA Corporation, USA. The appointment, effective as of June 9, was announced by Rodger Wagner, executive vice president for PIAA Corporation, USA. Warwick brings a broad background in automotive aftermarket... Read more »

Doing lakeside work — and that’s no bull!

Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
July 21, 2014

I call it lakeside work. My kids wonder what kind of job I have that allows me to push back from the desk on a sunny Friday in June to go to the lake. “I’m doing work,” usually is met with some sort of sarcasm by the youngsters. Officially, it was work when the #SparkSomeLife Tour came rolling... Read more »

Slipstreamer founder Eggerichs passes away

July 21, 2014

Bob Eggerichs Bob Eggerichs, 74, founder of Slipstreamer, Inc., passed away in his sleep on June 25. Bob was the founder of CF, Inc. in 1971, which became Slipstreamer, Inc. in 1973. Slipstreamer, Inc. was the first producer and marketer of the stand-alone clear, acrylic motorcycle windscreen. “Bob... Read more »

Dealership develops in-house insurance agency

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 18, 2014

Auto, life, home offerings join powersports products, increasing revenue Motorcycle insurance? Check. ATV coverage? Done. Boats? Yep. Auto, home, health and life? They’ve got that, too. Family Powersports has gone beyond the average F&I department, creating its own in-house insurance agency, offering... Read more »

Why do we have poor dealership managers?

Steve Jones, Columnist
July 18, 2014

I just finished reading a very interesting article in the Gallup Business Journal. The article discussed the findings of Gallup studies and research on managers in today’s business operations. Their overall findings were shocking — companies fail to choose the person with the proper skills for a... Read more »

KanatiTires.com features new dealer locator

July 18, 2014

Kanati Tires has launched its redesigned website complete with new features including a dealer locator. The Premier Off-Road Division of tire manufacturer and importer Greenball Corporation, Kanati offers mud terrain and all terrain off-road tires for UTVs, light trucks, Jeeps and SUVs. “KanatiTires.com... Read more »

Segway partners with Visionary

July 18, 2014

Segway Inc. announced that Visionary Motorsports Ltd., Canada’s largest independent distributor of powersports product lines, will join Segway’s worldwide distribution network. Visionary currently represents several well-established powersports brands through a nationwide network of dealers. Visionary... Read more »

Brock’s Performance now distributing Sprint Filter

July 18, 2014

Brock’s Performance has announced that it has secured distribution rights for Sprint Filter products. The 62-year-old, Milan, Italy-based company designs and manufactures high-performance air filters and intake systems for 150 bikes —everything from Japanese sportbikes to Harley-Davidson’s American... Read more »

ARI’s new Duluth office a welcome addition

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
July 16, 2014

Grand opening celebrates a step forward for employees Roy W. Olivier, CEO and president of ARI Network Services Inc., knew his company was building something special with the makeover of a previously uninhabited office building in downtown Duluth, Minn. So much so, in fact, that he refused to let ARI’s... Read more »

Leatt unveils knee brace

July 16, 2014

Leatt’s new 3-point knee brace was designed for off-road motorcycling use, but could have medical uses as well. Leatt Corporation announced that its new 3-point knee brace will be in stores and available for sale during the third quarter. The knee brace is designed to be used by those participating... Read more »

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