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4 THE SHOP JANUARY 2020 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ © January 2020 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. n what's become an annual endeavor, I take a moment at the start of the magazine's new year to look back at the products, markets and trends we've reported on in these pages over the past 12 months. And, without fail, I'm always amazed at just how much is going on in this great industry. One of the main themes that underlies much of our con- tent is business adaptability—making sure your shop has the information needed to successfully respond to changes and opportunities when they arise. And, boy, are there opportunities. With nearly daily advancements happening in the now-defined mobility industry, it's an exciting time for shops that build, enhance and customize vehicles, blending new approaches with the consistent desire of drivers looking to make their car, truck, SUV or race machine an extension of themselves. It's true that if you blink, you might miss something. To help, here's a look at some of the ground we covered in 2019: JANUARY—Businesses start the year with questions about tariffs; the new Jeep Wrangler makes a splash; and pre-war restorations can turn into a treasure hunt. FEBRUARY—Responsible off-roading is a group effort; there's no stopping no-prep drag racing; and LED lighting continues to shine brightly. MARCH—Have no fear of OEM scare letters; social media is a great place to recruit; and building consumer trust in ADAS products takes time. APRIL—Hooking up with the towing market; a blend of technology and tradition drives today's performance industry; and accessory managers are your in at car dealerships. MAY—It's all fun and games with in-car entertainment; climb aboard the lift kit market; and let them see you in a magazine. JUNE—Dyno ownership has its benefits; getting down to business with the work truck crowd; and noise control products are quietly becoming a thing. JULY—Raising a salute to American-made products; tint and PPF have you covered; and cars & coffee can mean new customers. AUGUST—THE SHOP Guide leads you to products and suppliers; C10s make a case as the next great customs; and versatile light bars continue to have their day in the sun. SEPTEMBER—Shirley Muldowney shares words of wisdom; a beginner's guide to selling online; and having fun with the powersports market. OCTOBER—Expanding horizons with business sidelines; racks help customers gear up and go; and wireless device charging is now an automotive reality. NOVEMBER—Project vehicles are the great payoff; overlanding is a trail to profits; and friends remember Jessi Combs. DECEMBER—Local customers aren't hard to find; aftermarket exhausts let it all out; and dealership packages give you power. Here's hoping 2020 has this much to offer, and more! The Opportunities are Endless I \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ DRIVER'S SEAT PUBLISHER REGAN DICKINSON EXECUTIVE EDITOR JEF WHITE DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR A.J. HECHT ART DIRECTOR IVETH GOMEZ GRAPHIC DESIGNER LINDA CRANSTON EASTERN TERRITORY SALES MANAGER WENDY MILES WESTERN TERRITORY SALES MANAGER RYAN WOLFE SALES SUPPORT ERIN GADDIE TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTOR MIKE MAVRIGIAN CONTRIBUTING WRITERS JOHN GUNNELL, DINO PERFETTI, PHILLIP M. PERRY, JOSH POULSON, JASON R. SAKURAI, TONY THACKER, SHANNON WALCOTT NATIONAL BUSINESS MEDIA PRESIDENT DAVE POMEROY VICE PRESIDENT / AUDIENCE & EVENTS LORI FARSTAD VICE PRESIDENT / FINANCE KORI GONZALES, CPA VICE PRESIDENT / MEDIA & DEVELOPMENT JOHN A. BENNETT DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICE WOLF BUTLER MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER ALISON MCDONALD CEO & OWNER ROBERT H. WIEBER, JR. Jef White Executive Editor

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