The massive aftermarket parts wholesale distributor Pro-Motion opened its doors to invite enthusiasts out for a day of food, music, and meet and greets with the many companies whose products Pro-Motion sells. Pro-Motion gained national attention recently when it was recapitalized by a larger entity for an astronomical investment price. Aftermarket goods have officially made it to the big time. If your company is being profiled on national industry news then you know you have it made. Our "tuner nation" has finally received widespread recognition in big business.
Pro-Motion was in a celebratory mood and threw a huge bash complete with a full barbeque spread, raffle giveaways, and even the Bergenholtz brothers appeared with their winning racecar. Just as you're thinking you've heard about these customer appreciation days before, let it be told that Pro-Motion brought it to a whole other level. Some lucky Pro-Motion fans walked away with iPods, an Xbox 360, and - get this - a widescreen plasma TV. It was an insufferably hot summer day, but Pro-Motion customers couldn't complain with loot like that up for grabs.
When people weren't waiting for their lucky number to be called, they were cruising around the vendor tents chatting it up with the likes of Edelbrock, Energy Suspension, HKS, Sparco, Synapse, PIAA, ACT, AEM, Fujita Air, Top Fuel, Tokico, NOS, Eibach and Rotora. Talk about a bunch of innovative powerhouses all in one place! Show cars on display inspired ideas, and new products made for Christmas wish lists. We were able to tell Energy Suspension how awesome their bushing kit worked on our Project 240SX and then moved next door to Edelbrock where we set up some killer plans for turbo'ing our Project Integra. PIAA also got our love as they hooked up our 240SX with some ridiculously deep-dish wheels while Sparco on the other hand took half our paycheck for their track gear that we just can't live without.
The sweltering in the sun was certainly worth it since you just can't beat having all of these top companies all in one place. Check out the photos to see what you poor saps missed, and be sure not to miss it next year if you're in the area.