I’m very proud to announce that Air Lift Performance is joining us at our Las Vegas Fitment event and maybe our national series. Officially #airlift will be giving out a “Best on Airlift Award”.
Engineer Claude Pemberton and Oldsmobile Toronado developer Don Perkins started Air Lift Company in Lansing, Michigan in 1949. Post-war automotive fascination meant that families were crisscrossing the country in their cars, usually loaded down with kids and luggage—causing the springs to sag badly. With this in mind, Air Lift Company set out to build a suspension that would not only help support an overloaded vehicle, but would also improve ride quality and safety…a state of mind that Air Lift still adheres to today.
In the late ‘90s, the Easy Street division of Air Lift was born with a focus on lowered custom vehicles. Now, you could enjoy a lowered stance, but have the ability to raise the car at any moment in order to clear obstacles. At the time, full air suspension took the mini-truck world by storm, and Air Lift was on the cutting edge with compressor system technology and air springs the market had never before experienced. As the popularity of full air suspension grew, Air Lift developed air struts, finally giving consumers a viable alternative to coilovers or lowering springs.
After several years of success, the Easy Street name was dropped in favor of Air Lift Performance, a name that reflected the heritage of Air Lift’s racing success. Along with the name change, Air Lift Performance became as dedicated to improving handling performance as it was to dropping cars to pavement-skimming stance. Countless hours of testing in Air Lift Performance’s state-of-the-art lab—coupled with on-track testing—has led to air suspension products that are on par with today’s best coilover brands, but with one huge advantage: the ability to raise and lower the car with the push of a button.
I’m very proud to announce that Toyo Tires is joining us at our Las Vegas Fitment event and our national series. Officially Toyo will be giving out a “Best on Toyo Tires Award”.
Established in 1966, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. represents the innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service that Toyo Tires has delivered worldwide for more than 70 years.
They offer a complete selection of premium replacement tires for nearly every make and model including light trucks, SUVs, high performance cars, and luxury vehicles, as well as commercial trucks. Many of theses tires are built here in the United States at our state-of-the-art factory in Bartow County, Georgia. www.toyotires.com
Griot’s Garage started out, quite conveniently, in my garage back in 1988. Being frustrated at the lack of high quality products to set up the perfect garage, whether that included the finest car care to take care of my vehicles, or a concrete floor paint that didn’t lift up when you drove over it, no one was offering it. Two years went by and I said, “I can’t believe no one else is entering this market! Everyone seems to be excluding the guy that eats, sleeps and squanders his hard earned cash on cars… and there is no one there to offer high quality products to fan the flames of his passion!!!
So here we were, in 1990, selling everything an automotive enthusiast would want and items that they didn’t even know existed! So in October 1990, we introduced to the catalog buying world, the first padded lay-down creeper. You probably find this hard to believe, but 23 years ago uncomfortable wooden creepers, with steel wheels that wouldn’t roll over anything, was the norm! We also offer non-lifting garage floor paint, environmentally friendly car care, and unique, quality tools from Europe that were unavailable here in the States. www.griotsgarage.com
I’ve very proud to announce that #becausebags is joining us at our Las Vegas Fitment event and Seattle Event in July. Officially #becausebags will be assisting with “Best on Air-ride Award”. becausebags.com
Sprint Auto Works was started in 2013 by James Osborn. With nearly 15 years of experience repairing, maintaining, and modifying cars of all makes he has made a reputation for quality work and high standards. While doing work for his friends out of his home, and working for other high end bay area shops. He decided it was time to open his own shop but, James needed help. So he turned to the community and found some of his trusted friends to bring aboard. With a wild mix of Ex Network Administrators, Financial Analysts, Machinists, to European parts suppliers we have an eclectic group of dedicated employees. The one thing that brings us together is our dedication for quality work and our passion as enthusiasts.
I’m proud to say that James is considered a friend and I’ve been lucky to have him build one car for me Projectb7 and Cynthia’s new car and soon a few other projects for us. -mike
Air-Zenith is a world-class manufacturer for high performance 12-Volt 200-psi air ride compressors, air suspension parts and accessories. A sophisticated, modern internal operation provides the highest level of quality & cost control, while still allowing for flexibility to meet customer’s needs as they arise. air-zenith.com
Art in Motion Wheels operated by Matt Vink and his partners build boutique wheels for you needs. Outrageous finishes and extreme builds are what they love but a decent dose of cast wheels. Rumor has it that they will debut new cast and 3 piece wheels in Vegas. Art in Motion is our trophy sponsor for 2016. www.artinmotionwheels.com