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By John Kilroy on December 13, 2011

It’s the third and final day of the PRI Trade Show, and this editor will likely leave the Orange County Convention Center at the end of the day just like so many racing industry buyers here with more left to do.

The three days goes by fast! No matter what’s on your agenda  each day, important conversation pop up in the middle of the exhibit aisles or in an exhibit. You learn a lot. Make decisions. Then get back to your own goals for the Show, appreciative of the value of these spontaneous meetings with racing professionals throughout the exhibit hall.

I wish to thank everyone for making the trip to Orlando for the three biggest business days in racing. It’s the world’s largest gathering of racers. A lot of business...

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By John Kilroy on December 3, 2011

Directly below the aisle sign for the 1000 aisle is a presentation by the Quarter Mile Foundation, featuring the famed Swamp Rat XIII dragster built by Don Garlits, and Garlits himself signing autographs for his book.

The Quarter Mile Foundation is compiling video interviews of the pioneers of drag racing while they’re still with us. The goal is both to have a historical record of the start of the sport as told by the people who started it, and a documentary that may be aired nationally. It’s called Project 1320.

For more information, go to

By John Kilroy on December 1, 2011

We've got a great Industry Roundtable lined up for today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. Open to all. Robin Miller, Dennis Huth, Brian Carter, Carl Wegner, Gill Campbell, Gray Garrison, Ray Wilkings, Dr. Hugh Scully, Scooter Brother. Jeff Hammond moderates.

Click here for more information on the Roundtable.

By John Kilroy on November 30, 2011

The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is an organization actively welcoming high school students into the automotive world, and they will be exhibiting what they do at the PRI Trade Show in booth 331. The HRoT has a ton of industry support, and organizes engine competitions among high school students across the country.

Make a note to stop by, or for some real fun, the students will be competing at two times during the Trade Show in the HRoT booth:

Noon, Friday

10 a.m., Saturday

All of the teams in the competition are sponsored by companies that exhibit in the PRI Trade Show.

Great fun! We're glad to have an event featuring the next generation at the...

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