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January '19

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4 THE SHOP JANUARY 2019 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ © 2018 National Business Media, Inc. All rights reserved. THE SHOP (ISSN 2380-7415) is published monthly by National Business Media, Inc., 2800 W. Midway Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020; (303) 469-0424; FAX (303) 469-5730. Subscription rates in the U.S.: One year, $45; Two years $80; Three years $108. Canada: One year, $76; Two years, $142; Three years, $201 (U.S. Funds). Mexico/International: One year, $98; Two years, $186; Three years, $267 (U.S. Funds). Periodicals Postage Paid at Broomfield, CO 80020-9998 and additional mailing offices. USPS/National Business Media Automatable Poly. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to THE SHOP, PO Box 460651, Escondido, CA 92046-0651. All items submitted to THE SHOP become the sole property of THE SHOP and National Business Media, Inc. and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Advertisers and/or their agencies, jointly and severally, assume all liability for printed advertisements in THE SHOP. Opinions expressed in THE SHOP may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the magazine's editor, its management or its advertisers. Letters, photographs and manuscripts welcome. mong the traits successful businesses of all types seem to have in common is the motivation to never stop—never stop innovating, never stop perfecting, never stop exploring. If you're standing still, as they say, you're falling behind. That's certainly true in the specialty automotive after- market, where the products, the vehicles and even the supply chain look much different than they did just 10 years ago. Our main goal here at THE SHOP is to introduce you to opportunities to expand your business, whether it be with new products, new ideas or new ways of doing things. This past year was no different, as our writers explored a variety of topics, markets and solutions. Here's a brief recap of just some of the areas covered in 2018 that could keep your business moving forward into the new year: JANUARY The annual forecast predicts a strong year; thermal insulation keeps things cool; and mobile column lifts are on the rise. FEBRUARY Make a scene at your next car show; the lighting market is full of bright ideas; and dig those crazy van conversions. MARCH The Jeep market continues to fly high; body kits offer looks that thrill; and preventing sexual harassment requires a detailed plan. APRIL Retail configurators add a modern touch to showrooms; the benefits of PPF are clear; and building a 632-ci engine is a mountainous task. MAY Powersports combine work and pleasure; it's a numbers game with digital business systems; and the smartphone shopping invasion has begun. JUNE Today's dynos pass the test; there's no slowing performance brake systems; and front end products are coming at you. JULY Made-in-the-USA parts stand tall; take control with polyurethane; and V-8 engine clearances provide the perfect fit. AUGUST THE SHOP Guide helps you find what you need, when you need it; celebrating the third pedal; and restyling packages have arrived. SEPTEMBER Women make their mark in a male-dominated industry; don't fall behind the towing market; and Instagram is worth 1,000 words. OCTOBER Mentor programs are all about the kids; wraps & graphics want your attention; and chassis & steering components are at your command. NOVEMBER Project vehicles are inspiration on wheels; harkening back to Day 2 mods; and leather interiors can be a bold choice. DECEMBER Circle track racing keeps coming back for more; the power of diesel; and overlanding has arrived. Here's hoping 2019 brings plenty of opportunities for your business to grow—and then some. And Then Some A \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ DRIVER'S SEAT PUBLISHER REGAN DICKINSON rdickinson@nbm.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR JEF WHITE jwhite@nbm.com DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR ANTHONY BOWE abowe@nbm.com ART DIRECTOR IVETH GOMEZ igomez@nbm.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER LINDA CRANSTON linda@nbm.com EASTERN TERRITORY SALES MANAGER WENDY MILES wmiles@nbm.com WESTERN TERRITORY SALES MANAGER RYAN WOLFE rwolfe@nbm.com SALES SUPPORT ERIN GADDIE egaddie@nbm.com TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTOR MIKE MAVRIGIAN birchwdag@frontier.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS JOHN GUNNELL, JOHN MCCABE, HENRY P. OLSEN, PHILLIP M. PERRY, COURTNEY PAHLKE, JOSH POULSON, JASON R. SAKURAI, BRETT SOLOMON NATIONAL BUSINESS MEDIA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT H. WIEBER JR. VICE PRESIDENT/INTEGRATED MEDIA JOHN BENNETT VICE PRESIDENT/PUBLISHING DAVE POMEROY VICE PRESIDENT/FINANCE KORI GONZALES, CPA VICE PRESIDENT/NBM EVENTS SUE HUEG, CEM, CMP VICE PRESIDENT/AUDIENCE LORI FARSTAD DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES WOLF BUTLER MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER BRIAN HAUSER Jef White Executive Editor www.theshopmag.com

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