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Volume 3  Issue 12

25th Annual PRI Trade Show Buzzed With Buying Activity Throughout The Exhibit Hall  

2012 PRI Show Aisles

Excellent traffic and serious buyers were ever-present themes during the 25th Annual PRI Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, as new and returning exhibitors saw their investments pay off in 2012. "Sales have gone very well," said Buddy Judy, of Safety-Kleen. "The folks that are here at the Show this year are business-minded. They're coming up, they're talking about what they need and they're placing orders." Indeed, PRI's 25th provided racing professionals with much to look forward to in 2013.


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Show Goers Applaud PRI Trade Show's Return To Indy In 2013 Following SEMA's Acquisition Of IMIS!

Coming off a strong performance in 2012, with 1000 exhibitors and 37,500 attendees from over 70 countries, the PRI Trade Show brings its momentum into the "racing capital of the world," Indianapolis. Over 300 exhibitors in the PRI and IMIS shows will experience reduced exhibit expenses in 2013 by participating in one show, versus two, as a result of the shows' consolidation. They will also find more buyers in the aisles. Read the reaction from exhibitors at the 2012 PRI Show.

Expanded Race Industry Week Provides Solutions For Business Owners, Racing Professionals & More!

Several major events were among 35 conferences and seminars that took place during Race Industry Week 2012 in conjunction with the PRI Trade Show. Recurring events such as the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC), Claude Rouelle's Optimum G Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Seminar and the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) annual Congress were joined by the inaugural Race Track Business Conference and Winning the eRace seminar. Attendance and feedback were strong across all events.

PRI 2012-International Lounge

International Presence At PRI Expands As Trade Show Further Develops Into Key Global Business Event! 

The 2012 PRI Trade Show played host to buyers and attendees from more than 70 countries. "Once again Latin America was very well represented with a strong contingent of buyers coming from Brazil, Mexico, Chile, etc.," said Francisque Savinien, Director of Global Sales and Marketing for PRI. "All the major players from the European Market were there, as well as new buyers from Eastern Europe, Russia, South Africa and the Middle East. Our traditional Japanese and Asian visitors were there too, along with our large crowd from Australia and New Zealand."

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December 2012 Issue
Source New Products With This Invaluable Business Tool--The PRI Buyers Guide--Now Available Online!

For the latest information on new racing equipment, shop machinery and more, look no further than the 2013 PRI Buyers Guide. Keep this valuable resource close at hand for quick and easy access to more than 2000 of the industry's leading suppliers. Included, you'll also find complete contact information for manufacturers, distributors, sanctioning organizations, manufacturers reps and more. This essential guidebook is now available online.

PRI 02/2013-Stock Car Market
Achieve Maximum Marketing Value By Advertising In The Electrifying February Issue Of PRI Magazine!

Propel your business into 2013 by reserving space in the exciting February issue of Performance Racing Industry magazine. Topics to be covered include the Stock Car Market; 2012 PRI Trade Show Wrap-Up Report; Scales, Gauges, Shock Dynos & Other Chassis Tuners; Oils & Lubricants For Racing Applications; Connecting Rods; Ignition Systems; and more! Contact your PRI sales & marketing manager today!   

Calendar 2013 Editorial Calendar
February 2013 Ad Space Closes:
December 26, 2012
February 2013 Art Deadline:
December 28, 2012
Contact us today at (949) 499-5413 for more information on advertising with PRI.
Dick Dixon
Racing Industry Mourns Loss Of Southern California Educator And Longtime SEMA Member Dick Dixon

The racing industry lost one of its nicest guys last month with the passing of Dick Dixon. A longtime SEMA member and educator who lectured at Cal State San Bernardino, Dixon was dedicated to higher education for young people seeking a future in the automotive and related industries. With a lifelong passion for motorsports, he was an open-wheel racing driver in his youth, a publisher, writer, and skilled organizer. PR specialist Doug Stokes recently penned a moving tribute to Dixon.

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