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Motoring In Michigan
By Andrea Brake on June 13, 2013

Last month I had the pleasure of visiting one of my customers, Motor State Distributing, in Watervliet, Michigan.

I was generously given a tour of their 150,000-square-foot facility, and I must say it was quite impressive. Motor State Distributing warehouses products for approximately 600 companies, and has around 90,000 part numbers in stock.

Each employee I spoke with was very welcoming and truly seemed to enjoy working there.

However, the main reason behind my visit to this Midwest mega-distributor was to attend the 25th Annual Lane Automotive Car Show and Cruise In, which took place May 24-25.

It’s stating the obvious that there were a ton of cars on display. But in addition, approximately 154 booths and 215 product lines were represented from Motor State Distributing’s various high-performance brand manufacturers.

It was a great opportunity for me to visit with so many PRI customers all under one tent, and hear their excitement about the upcoming PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis.

I was also able to catch the Dyno Challenge, as well as the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge competition. So much going on!

The event, all told, logged about 1400-1500 car show participants and some 15,000 spectators. In fact, it was their largest car show ever—one that would make any car enthusiast proud.

Until next time, Michigan!

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