Performance & Hotrod Business - July '15

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8 n Performance & Hotrod Business n July 2015 n Performance news What's new with you? Mail your news items to Performance News at Performance & Hotrod Business Magazine, PO Box 1416, Broomfield, CO 80038; fax us at (303) 469-5730; or email Atech Carries Currie Enterprises Products Performance parts distributor Atech Motorsports is now offering a large selection of axles and related products from Currie Enterprises. Atech now carries Currie's complete axle assemblies for muscle cars and trucks, axle housings and tubes, third-member assemblies and cases, differentials, ring and pinion gear sets, pinion yokes, bearings, differential covers and other components, according to a press release. "Whether your customers are drag racers, street rodders or off-roaders, Atech Motorsports has a Currie Enterprises Ford 9-inch rear axle assembly, housing, third member and other components to fit their needs," Atech stated. PWR Group Buys C&R Racing Queensland, Australia-based cooling solutions company PWR Group has purchased high-performance cooling products company C&R Racing. PWR supplies motorsports cooling systems for premier race series around the world, including Formula 1, WEC, NASCAR, IndyCar and more, according to a company announcement, and is an OE manufacturer for Porsche and Aston Martin. Founded by Chris Paulsen in 1988, C&R supplies cooling products to NASCAR teams and the high- performance aftermarket. "We have supplied C&R with PWR product for a number of years," said Kees Weel, PWR co-owner. "We see this acquisition as bringing together two like-minded, dominant businesses to create a much larger footprint in the USA. The opportunities available to the combined PWR/ C&R group are significant." PWR will continue to utilize the C&R brand for its U.S operations, the company noted, while retaining the PWR brand throughout the rest of the world. Paulsen will be the president of the rebranded C&R Racing Inc. "We have watched PWR rapidly grow into the premier performance cooling system manufacturing company in the world," Paulsen said. "Their world-class engineering and incredible flexibility is unlike any company we've ever done business with. Joining our two companies will create the most powerful high- performance cooling system company in the world." Continental VP Retires International automotive supplier Continental has announced the retirement of Jerry Gabbard as vice president and general manager of the Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket (CVAM) business unit within the company's Interior Division, a position he has held since December, 2007. Gabbard retires after 13 years, and will be succeeded by James Bayley, according to a press release. He will be responsible for the organization's strategic development and overall executive management for its Commercial Vehicles, Specialty Vehicles, Aftermarket, Transportation Technologies and Original Equipment Services business segments. Bayley will also oversee the design engineering, customer support, and focus factory resources at Continental's manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. The CVAM Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sectors, the release noted.

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