Archive for 'Industry News'

Death of a motorsport- Is car audio competition dead?

Oct 04, 2009 by .

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This weekend (October 3rd and 4th) marked the 22nd annual USACi World Finals event in Tulsa, OK. Held at the Tulsa Convention Center, this year’s event was a unified World Finals, combining the USACi (United Sates Autosound Competition International)  finals with dB Dragracing finals. Featuring a combined total of 100 competitors (including those registered in […]

Get the latest installation technology with the new In-Car-Entertainment book from CarTech books

Sep 16, 2009 by .

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While it may seem like shameless self-promotion (which it is), my latest book, “How to Design and Install In-Car Entertainment Systems” is finally on the shelves. After months of hard work, late nights and several purpose-built systems, the book is done and on the boat from China. Yeah, they print them in China. Don’t worry, […]

How do I get my system louder?

Jul 27, 2009 by .

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One of the greatest tools in the audiophile toolbox is math. What? Math sucks you say. Well I say get your calculators out and start working your brain. This will be fun, honest. In retail, chat forums and lunch rooms across the country the single most common questions are “how do I get my system […]

Car Audio Upgrades – The Big Three

Jul 05, 2009 by .

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While every system uses different components, there is one area that is often overlooked, the wiring. I am not talking about the power and ground wire that runs to the amps or the speaker wires, I am referring to the charging system. Before adding anything else, upgrading these wires is critical for optimum performance. Most […]

New Shelby Vehicles Introduced

Jul 01, 2009 by .

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2009 Mid-America Ford and Shelby Nationals This year marked the 35th annual Mid-America Ford and Shelby Nationals event held at several locations in Tulsa, OK area. The 5-day long event included road racing at Hallett Motor Circuit, drag racing at Tulsa Raceway Park and a car show at the Southern Hills Marriott in Tulsa, OK. […]

Auto Aftermarket Industry Scrapped

Jun 21, 2009 by .

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The US government as well as many state governments have been trying for years to get rid of us. We are the automotive hobbyists. Whether it is suspension limits (lifting or lowering), noise ordinances or emissions restrictions, they just don’t like us or some reason. The latest attempt is a doozy. The US congress has […]