News Bites: Industry News in 100 Words of Less

Aug 27, 2010

Shelby American Opens New Shelby Speed Shop

Shelby American Inc., a subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. has opened a new speed shop on the grounds of its headquarters in Las Vegas. The Shelby American Motorsports Speed Shop specializes in American high-performance cars but will work on nearly any type of vehicle. In addition to dyno-tuning, the shop will install performance upgrades on all brands of cars. “We can custom-build just about anything,” noted Gary Davis, VP of Shelby American. Modifications made to any Shelby Cobra, GT500, Super Snake or Shelby GT will be included in the official Shelby Registry. Every vehicle will include documentation that the services were performed at the shop. The Shelby American Motorsports Speed Shop is now open for business. For more information, call (702) 942-1719.

Hotchkis Performance Moves to New, Larger Facility in Southern California  

Hotchkis Performance has announced that the company has moved to a larger facility in Santa Fe Springs, California. The new headquarters features larger work bays, engineering suites, shipping/receiving areas and warehouse space. The move brings several Hotchkis facilities together under one roof, increasing production and new product development capabilities. Another highlight of the new building is a large customer installation center, which offers everything from basic suspension installation and track prep services to complete vehicle construction and custom component fabrication. “We’re thrilled with our new home and would like to invite everyone to come visit the shop,” said John Hotchkis.

ISCA to Offer Automotive Aftermarket Student Career Days

In an effort to introduce high school, vocational and college students to the aftermarket hot rod industry, the International Show Car Association (ISCA) will be hosting the Student Career Day program. The Student Career Days will take place at various ISCA-sanctioned events in 2010 and 2011. Students will receive goodie bags and wristbands that allow them free access to the show for the entire weekend. The students will attend a welcome reception, which will include speeches from renowned car builders, industry representatives and sponsors. Afterwards, students are allowed to walk through the show to get an up-close look at the vehicles and have an opportunity to speak with car owners and event sponsors. For more information, go to