Kurt Busch to Attempt Indy and Coke 600 Double

March 4th, 2014

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Text to Win a Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration Sweepstakes at O’Reilly Auto Parts Announced by ITW Global Brands

February 24th, 2014

Ford-Mustang-2014-Wallpaper-DekstopITW Global Brands Announces Official Sponsorship of Mustang Club of America’s “Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration”

Text-to-win Mustang Sweepstakes at O’Reilly Auto Parts for a 2015 Mustang, instant offers and 6,000 other prizes

Houston, February 24, 2014: ITW Global Brands (ITWGB), a leader in servicing the auto aftermarket with best-selling car care products, is proud to announce a new partnership with O’Reilly Auto Parts and the Mustang Club of America to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford’s iconic Mustang.

ITWGB will be the official sponsor of the “Manufacturer’s Midway”  at the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration events,  to be held simultaneously at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) in Charlotte, North Carolina and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) in Las Vegas, NV, from April 16 through April 20, 2014.

ITWGB products lead the wiper blade, appearance, tire and engine repair, hand care and performance products segments of the aftermarket and are sold around the globe in do-it-yourself retailers like O’Reilly Auto Parts under the Rain-X, GumoutBlack Magic, Blue Coral, Slick 50, NOS, SlimePermatexFast OrangeFix-A-Flat and No Touch brands.

ITWGB products play a role in keeping Mustangs and other Ford vehicles in top operating condition.

  • ITWGB products are global leaders in emergency flat tire repair.  Sealant Systems International (SSI) and Terra-S provide tire repair kits to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, including the 2015 Ford Mustang, and the SSI kit comes as standard equipment on the new 2015 Mustang in place of the spare tire.
  • Fix-A-Flat was introduced in 1970 as the original aerosol tire inflator, while Slime tire sealants can make emergency repairs on Mustangs and can also be preinstalled in non-highway vehicles to prevent flat tires from occurring.
  • Permatex gasket products are made to OEM specifications for Ford vehicles to ensure they fully conform to manufacturer specs and to all warranty requirements.

ITWGB is honored to play this leading role in the nationwide events marking 50 years since the introduction of America’s beloved ‘Pony Car,’” said Harley Johnson, ITW Global Brands Director.  “Countless Mustang owners have purchased our car care and performance products at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores to keep their vehicles looking and running at peak performance levels. Our quality commitment to Mustang owners is symbolized by the special promotional programs and activities that we and O’Reilly Auto Parts will offer to mark the official Mustang birthday festivities.”

ITWGB will offer a special text-to-win Mustang Sweepstakes at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores from February 26 to April 29, 2014. Grand prize for the winner will be a 2015 Mustang, as well as instant offers and 6,000 other prizes including Mustang 50th Birthday official merchandise.  Social media, email marketing, in-store and print advertising, etc. will be used to create consumer awareness of this promotion.  And, at the CMS and LVMS events, ITWGB will sponsor the “Manufacturer’s Midway,” providing product demonstrations, sampling and promotional product giveaways.

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ITW Global Brands is part of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a U.S. based, NYSE listed corporation that was founded in 1912 and today is a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family and is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the U S, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional service provider markets in 42 states and  4,166 stores.

Permatex, a division of ITW, is a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, and manufactures, distributes and markets premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets since 1909. Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include Permatex’s headquarters in Hartford, CT and a state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center located in Solon, OH.

ITW Tire Repair is the global leader in emergency flat tire repair products.  Sealant Systems International and Terra-S provide Tire Repair Kits to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) market. Fix-A-Flat is the original aerosol tire inflator and has helped millions of motorists get off the side of the road quickly and safely since its debut in 1970. Slime tire sealants can be used as an emergency repair and can also be preinstalled in non-highway vehicles to prevent flat tires from occurring.

Contacts:

ITWGB:

Brad Ginsburg

713-721-4774

bradg@gcomworks.com

Permatex:

Sean Lyon

877-376-2839

sean.lyon@permatex.com

Slime & Fix-A-Flat:

Patrick Mallon

805-994-4213

Patrick@slime.com

Newman-Haas Holds a Reunion in Indianapolis

February 24th, 2014

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Take a lap around Buttonwillow in a Porsche 996 with Brad McClure

February 22nd, 2014

Good day of testing the BTM Motorwerks 996 Porsche which the team plans to compete with for the 2014 GT Championship in the United States Touring Car Championship.

The first USTCC race will be a two hour enduro at Buttonwillow on April 5 with the series also planning to run at Spring Mountain Raceway, Laguna Seca, Sonoma Raceway and Thunderhill.ustcc-logo2013 USTCC Champion Brad McClure

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Breaking down the Details of the Porsche 919 WEC LMP1 Prototype

February 20th, 2014

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140219/UNITEDSPORTSCAR/140219789

How about a twin turbo V-4 Powerplant?

 

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Take 3 laps around Silverstone in a Mercedes W05 F1 Race Car – Magical!

February 19th, 2014

Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 and Lewis HamVideo – Take 3 laps around Silverstone in a Mercedes W05 F1 Race Car

http://www.mercedesamgf1.com/en/car/f1-w05-360-video/

Earnhardt and Daytona’s Darkest Day

February 18th, 2014

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Bad Weekend for Chevy – And their pace car burned up at Daytona!

February 17th, 2014

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Memory Lane Display at Phoenix International Raceway to feature Alan Kulwicki Thunderbirds

February 13th, 2014

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Brad McClure & BTM Motorwerks to Compete in a Porsche for the 2014 USTCC Championship

February 13th, 2014

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For Immediate Release

Brad McClure will compete for the 2014 USTCC GT Championship

BTM Motorwerks of Campbell, CA announces that Brad McClure will race a GT Class Porsche 996 in the 2014 United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC).

As the reigning USTCC TC class series winner and 2012 & 2011 Spec E30 NASA Champion, Brad feels he and his BTM crew have the ability to take this next step up the professional motorsports ladder and successfully race against the international field of professional and sportsman drivers competing in the USTCC.

Brad will be driving a proven Pro World Challenge Porsche 911/996 race car (5th at Long Beach) now presented in USTCC GT specifications and BTM Motorwerks livery.

Weighing in at only 2600 pounds, Brad’s Porsche will have a BTM tuned performance package which includes Moton 3 way adjustable shocks, Stop Tech brakes, an X51 optioned 3.6 liter engine producing 340 BHP, custom GMG exhaust system, forged BBS Race wheels and carbon fiber hood, decklid, spoiler, roof, rear bumper and GT3 Front bumper.

Following an extensive testing program Brad and BTM will kick off their 2014 USTCC season with a two hour enduro at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on April 5th.  The series has six events scheduled in California & Nevada and significantly Brad will be competing at Sonoma Raceway September 13th & 14th as a support race for the FIA sanctioned World Touring Car and Maserati Trofeo Championships.

2014 USTCC race schedule

April 5 – Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, CA  – (2 hour race)

May 3-5 – Spring Mountain Raceway, Pahrump, NV

May 24-25 – Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA

June 28-29 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA

September 13-14 – Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA (with WTCC & Maserati Trofeo)

November 15-16 – Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA (5 mile course)

About the United States Touring Car Championship

The USTCC is America’s most exciting touring car racing series. Cars are production-based sedans, coupes and hatchbacks with chassis and suspensions modified for maximum performance.

The USTCC has two classes, GT & TC and the series utilizes a combination of sprint race format of 30-50 minutes, as well as an enduro format of up to two hours. Every USTCC race utilizes a standing start, which is one of the most exciting thrills in all of motorsports and the on-track action is always intense and hard-fought,.

No less than eleven different makes are campaigned currently including: Acura, Honda, BMW, Mini, Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford, VW, Toyota, Audi and Subaru  .  .  . and now Porsche will compete as well.

About BTM Motorwerks

BTM Motorwerks is a Diamond Certified Specialized Service Center for Porsche, BMW, Mini Cooper, Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes with 6 Bays and plenty of parking, conveniently located on 1661 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA.

At BTM Motorwerks, Porsche, BMW, Mini Cooper, Audi, and VW is our specialty so we understand & know these cars exceptionally well. We have extensive experience in System diagnostics, Engine Management, Antilock brakes, Dynamic Stability and Climate control systems.  We can rebuild your engine or handle regular factory scheduled maintenance and everything in between. You can relax and let BTM Motorwerks be your car’s Doctor.

We’re known for our straightforwardness, honesty and integrity. Our training, certifications and advanced tooling are all geared toward German cars, so customers can feel comfortable knowing they’re getting specialized, expert service. We take a team approach to getting work done, and our ultimate goal is to provide high-quality work at a fair price.”  Brad McClure, Owner/Operator.

Marketing Partnerships & Sponsorship packages are available.  Entertain VIP’s, friends & family in a memorable setting!

Become part of the winning team at BTM Motorwerks!

Contacts:

Brad McClure, BTM Motorwerks, 408-369-1911, brad@BTMMotorwerks.com.

Mike Cesario, Racers Drive, 408-220-3167, mike@RacersDrive.com

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