News Bites: Industry News in 100 Words or Less

Oct 23, 2010

Alex Tainsh Rejoins Parts Unlimited Inc. as Executive Vice President

Parts Unlimited Inc (PUI) has announced the addition of Alex Tainsh to the staff as executive vice president. Tainsh is a 28-year industry veteran, a founding member of ARMO and the current ARMO chair-elect. He started at PUI 28 years ago, and has also worked for Trim Parts and SoffSeal.  Parts Unlimited Inc. manufactures restoration aftermarket interior components, including window weatherstripping, fully assembled seats and seat foam.

California Hot Rod Reunion Finals Rained Out, Rescheduled for November

The Nostalgia Funny Car and Top Fuel finals have been rescheduled after they were rained out last weekend at the 19th California Hot Rod Reunion. The Auto Club Finals will now take place at the Auto Club Pomona Raceway Nov. 11-14. According to the NHRA Museum website, the other race classes, including A/Fuel, Junior Fuel, A/Gas, AA/Gas, 7.0 Pro and Nostalgia Eliminator, will not be rescheduled, as the contestants ended up dividing the purse equally, with the lowest ET of each class in the previous round receiving the Hot Rod Reunion trophy. For more updates go to  

California Automobile Museum Hosting Lowrider Exhibit

The California Automobile Museum, located in Sacramento, California, has opened its new exhibit dedicated to the history and evolution of the lowrider culture. “Lowriders: The Art of Low and Slow” will run through Jan. 9, 2011 and will feature some of the most ornate and unique lowrider vehicles from the local community and beyond, according to the museum.  “The customized hydraulic setup, candy color paint jobs, chrome detailing and the stylized artistic touch of these cars have evolved from the Chicano community base to the broad spectrum of society,” stated the museum on its website. For more information on the exhibit go to