By: Kevin McIntosh On: September 22, 2016 In: Company News Comments: 0

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Rolando GarciaPower Automedia is excited to announce recent growth and multiple new hires to their editorial and technology departments. Most notably, Rolando Garcia has joined the team as the company’s Senior Director of Technology and Platform. Garcia has over ten years of experience in the technology industry, having spent seven years at a digital marketing agency and four years helping start-up businesses in San Francisco, California. He now manages the company’s publishing platform and works alongside the design team to create and manage all web features.

“I love the sense of family and community here at Power Automedia. I’m excited to be with a company that has so many up-and-coming ideas, like our new livestream motorsport division. I think that’s going to be the next big thing for us,” Garcia said. “Bringing in Rolando was a big step forward for Power Automedia,” explained CEO James Lawrence. “His experience in web technology and platforms is going to provide us with a very strong foundation for our publishing platforms. With the launch of SpeedVideo.com, his knowledge of video streaming and social media technology is also going to be a real asset.”

 

Additional Hires

 

JennaHeadShotJenna Schiebe was hired as an Editorial Department Assistant and Junior Staff Writer. Schiebe’s love for cars and background in media drew her to work at Power Automedia. She came from a web marketing position, and currently writes for LSX Magazine. She is also in the process of undertaking photography for new hires and aftermarket automotive products, as well as social media management responsibilities.

 

 

kaleyPower Automedia’s newest hire, Kaley Lione, joined the organization as a Technical Support Analyst. Before Power Automedia, Lione spent two years working as a Genius at Apple. She will be managing Power Automedia’s IT infrastructure, network system, and IT inventory.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: September 01, 2016 In: Company News Comments: 0

SpeedVideo-Hiring

Do you love the smell of burnt rubber in the morning? Perhaps you’re the type of person who enjoys the scent of high-octane fuel? There is an amazing opportunity available that will give you the chance to fully embrace these wonderful components found at the track. SpeedVideo.com is hiring a Live Event Videographer to film the action trackside at some of the biggest drag races in the country.

SpeedVideo is all about killer live automotive video. We shoot it, stream it, and broadcast it to your device of choice so you can watch what you want, when you want it, and how you want it. We’re all about racing. We live and breath all kinds of motorsports. We are committed to providing superior quality, immersive video, and kick-ass racing.

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In addition to working the camera, SpeedVideo is looking for someone that is capable and responsible enough to drive the SpeedVideo Mobile Headquarters, often cross country, to each SpeedVideo LIVE Broadcast event. The SpeedVideo Mobile HQ is a 42 foot toy-hauler 5th wheel trailer that has been heavily modified to accommodate a state of the art SpeedVideo Command Center and sleeping quarters for the crew, which you could be a part of!

Essential (Must Have):

  • High level of interest/passion/experience for drag racing and motorsports.
  • Drag racing videography or photography experience.
  • Willingness to drive to the events and travel to 20-25 weekends a year.
  • Ability and comfort in driving a Ford F-350 Dually & 42’ toy-hauler 5th Wheel Trailer, and obtaining an appropriate class A license.

Desirable:

  • High attention to detail for maintaining equipment and vehicles/trailer.
  • Some level of video editing capability or experience (we can train).
  • Tech savvy. Capable of troubleshooting and resolving computer issues.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is passionate about racing and loves to be knee deep in the action! For more information and to apply, please visit the careers page here.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: August 08, 2016 In: Company News, Video Comments: 0

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When SpeedVideo.com launched earlier this year, the goal was to revolutionize the way racing was broadcast to fans around the world. The programming team at SpeedVideo is constantly working on ways to improve the user experience based on what the consumer really wants. After hearing from the fans, SpeedVideo has launched a new version this week that’s overflowing with cutting edge features, and will provide drag racing fans with a truly unique viewing experience.

The goal of the new SpeedVideo website is to create an environment that users can enjoy on multiple devices and platforms in the new digital age.

“We wanted a new live streaming experience that works seamlessly for mobile, tablet, computers and even living room television sets for anybody who views a SpeedVideo event,” Rolando Garcia, Senior Director of Technology and Platform explains.

To help build a deep user experience, the SpeedVideo development team looked for ways to provide viewers ways to see more than just the live event. “A section for news about our partnerships with event organizers for future events has been added to the site, so fans can see what’s on the horizon at SpeedVideo. An easy to navigate on-demand section of all past events has also been added, so users can watch hours and hours of action, or just event highlights if they prefer,” Garcia says.

If that wasn’t enough, the latest version of SpeedVideo received these incredible features:

The home page has been revised for easy navigation.

The home page has been revised for easy navigation.

A fresh event page with new LiveStream embedded player for all SpeedVideo broadcasts.

A fresh event page with new LiveStream embedded player for all SpeedVideo broadcasts.

Upcoming and past event pages that include search functions.

Upcoming and past event pages that include search functions.

Added functionality and instructions on the help page for users.

Added functionality and instructions on the help page for users.

A brand new about page with an integrated contact form and SpeedVideo team bios.

A brand new about page with an integrated contact form and SpeedVideo team bios.

“We are pleased to offer fans the ability to see great events happening at racing events all over the country. The ability to give our fans options to watch on any device they prefer, from any location, so they never have to miss any of the action is something we really worked hard on for this release,” Garcia explains.

Make sure to check out the new Speedvideo.com to see all the new features, and watch the first broadcast on the new platform August 19-20th when all the action at Outlaw Armageddon – The Second Coming goes live!

By: Kevin McIntosh On: June 01, 2016 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release Comments: 0

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There are few events on the drag racing calendar that boast a bigger worldwide following than the legendary Haltech World Cup Finals — Import vs. Domestic. Due to Jason Miller’s legendary track prep, unparalleled cool and dry atmospheric conditions, year-round guerrilla marketing, and its growth over the past 20-plus years, this epic event attracts the best racers from all over the world to obliterate records and make their mark in history.

Power Automedia and SpeedVideo.com are proud to announce that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with Miller Brothers Productions (MBP) to live stream the 21st annual Haltech World Cup Finals, held at Maryland International Raceway, November 4-6, 2016.

“Fans from all over the world — for the first time in history, are going to be able to experience the Haltech World Cup Finals — Import vs. Domestic, in HD via live stream. SpeedVideo will have multiple cameras filming the action on the track plus driver interviews. All of our WCF racers will now gain an extraordinary amount of additional exposure from the live stream, plus this will be a huge value added for our WCF sponsors.” explained Jason Miller, co-owner of the WCF event. “My brother, Chris Miller, and I are very excited to partner with SpeedVideo for the live stream, it’s something that we considered very carefully, and in the end, we know the worldwide audience will take WCF to a whole new level.”

“I can’t tell you how much respect we have for the Haltech World Cup Finals and what the Miller’s have built with this event,” said James Lawrence, CEO of SpeedVideo. 

“It’s an event that has a loyal, amazing following, merging together the competition of imports and domestics in a very innovative format. Frankly, it’s an event you need to attend in person to really be able to understand what a crazy, exciting show it is,” Lawrence continued. “But we also realize, not everyone all over the world is going to be able to attend MDIR that weekend. Now, they will be able to experience it in full high-definition, and our team is as excited about this event than any event on our schedule. It’s going to be a monster.”

Maryland Raceway, home of the World Cup Finals

The Haltech World Cup Finals brings side by side racing action from just about every type of genre in drag racing – featuring the top cars from just about every sanctioning body on the planet. You’ll see Outlaw 10.5, Extreme Compact, Limited Drag Radial, Modified Compact, X275 and Hot Rod plus Street Fighter, Super Street, True Street, and All Motor classes made up of high horsepower street cars from just about every circuit and series in the world!

“Forget the trash talking, it’s time to prove that these drivers have got what it takes, with each side putting their reputation and egos on the line,” said Miller. “The event features Import vs. Domestic Drag Racing, a Custom Car Show, Bikini Contest, a huge Vendor Midway, Live DJ, and so much more! The event is busting at the seams with over 25,000 fans in attendance, and there is no other event like it!

SpeedVideo.com will broadcast the 21st Annual Haltech World Cup Finals — Import vs. Domestic event, November 4-6, 2016 on SpeedVideo.com. The event also will simulcast on Dragzine, Revved Magazine, and other popular Power Automedia magazines.

So make plans now to attend this spectacular event at Maryland International Raceway and experience it first hand! For more event information on WCF, visit www.importvsdomestic.com.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: April 20, 2016 In: Company News Comments: 0

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Founded in 2006, Power Automedia has become a significant player when it comes to automotive publishing, producing 12 digital car and truck magazines that reach more than 1.8 million readers each month.

Recently, California CEO Magazine featured James Lawrence, Power Automedia’s CEO in a recent article and video, recognizing it as an innovative, high-tech business that has created a niche for the automotive enthusiast.

One might think Power Automedia is stationed with headquarters in a large metropolitan city, but its roots are in fact planted in a quiet town just an hour north of San Diego on the borderline of Temecula’s wine country.

In the article, the author describes the key to Power Automedia’s success: It starts with a culture that is built around the importance of the team on which every single employee plays a role and is responsible for the development of the culture.

“When you start taking a hand and a personal sense of responsibility for the culture, that is the underpinnings of building a special place to work … employees feel they are playing an important role in the success of the business itself,” Lawrence said.

Power Automedia’s rich editorial content helps to drive and support its clients and the aftermarket industry, while also catering to car and truck enthusiasts as consumers, builders, and dreamers.

To read the full interview as published in California CEO magazine, visit the website here.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: April 20, 2016 In: Company News Comments: 0

LSX Magazine

MURRIETA, Calif. — To better align content with Power Automedia’s business model, and with the interests of our readers, LSX TV is rebranding into LSX Magazine, with a logo and URL change to LSXMag.com within the next 30 to 60 days. In addition, the company will welcome Chase Christensen as the new editor of LSX Magazine in May.

“When Power Automedia launched in 2006, internet video was exploding onto the market, and we wanted to create a website that was intensely video-oriented for automotive enthusiasts,” said James Lawrence, president of Power Automedia. “What we discovered is the definite need and desire by our audience for LS content, but it wasn’t just video.”

The company determined the name update to LSX Magazine would be simple, and would honor the heritage of its original name. It will continue to offer the same feature and technical articles, event coverage, and videos that have been integral to our content for years. The name shift also takes the confusion out of what we do. LSX Magazine is part of the Power Automedia family of digital magazines, dedicated to bringing readers the best automotive content 24/7.

“Power Automedia has always been a company that has adapted to meet the demands of its audience in terms of providing content,” Lawrence sid. “Changing the name of LSX TV to LSX Magazine cements that we are the go-to source for late model GM tech and advice.”

The LS engine will remain a vital player in the performance world for decades to come. No engine, since the introduction of the small-block Chevy in the 1950s, has enjoyed such huge success and cult-like status with enthusiasts around the world. LSX Magazine will continue to focus on hardcore tech for late model GM vehicles — specifically fifth-gen, late model Camaros, and other late-model GM vehicles. We also will continue coverage that highlights LS swap tech for everything from classic musclecars, to the unusual and seldom seen LS swap vehicles. With GM’s fifth-generation small-block LT series currently in production, LSX Magazine will also focus on the latest in LT engine tech.

Power Automedia publishes continues to focus exclusively on producing digital automotive content through its 12 digital magazines.  the company partners with the most respected names in the automotive aftermarket and is an innovator in digital media and advertising reaching more than 1.8 million readers each month.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: March 03, 2016 In: Company News, Project cars, Video Comments: 0

The Power Automedia Garage

Welcome to the Power Automedia Tech Center

Power Studios Video Production TeamAt Power Automedia, we do not just have a fully operational shop onsite, we have a complete shop that can handle just about anything, ranging from simple K&N installs to new brakes, custom rollcages, full suspension upgrades, complete restorations, and full race car builds. We literally can do it all.

Through trusted, and valued relationships, with almost every major manufacturer in the automotive aftermarket, we often receive parts before they are available to the public. In addition, our facility is occasionally tapped by manufacturers to assist in the final stages of R&D initiatives.

 

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How Do Our Clients Benefit From Our Tech Center?

Teamed with four highly experienced technicians and fabricators, with more than 50 years of combined experience, the Tech Center exists solely to support editorial efforts, our clients, and advertisers. We work only on project cars owned by Power Automedia, its employees, or on privately-sourced vehicles that serve a definitive purpose to meet client-driven objectives.

This is a clear advantage over many other shops who may need to juggle a myriad of repairs from the public that also competes for the valuable time of our technicians. At Power Automedia, your schedule is our schedule. We do not accept outside business, or perform repairs or services for the general public.

Power Automedia TechnicianBecause our technicians are dedicated to in-house projects, this positions us as experts in professional staging.This is key, as in addition to its operation as a state-of-the-art Tech Center, the shop also serves another vital function as our onsite video and photography studio.

Having our own production facility means that we have greater control over every repair, install, or rebuild required to produce award-winning videos, commercials, photography, and editorial content.

For more information about our creative services, click the Video Production tab above.

By: Megan Cook On: March 03, 2016 In: Company News Comments: 0

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What makes a “good” company culture? This is a question that has been asked by countless business owners and employees, especially over the last several years, as that phrase has become somewhat of a buzzword in corporate lingo. Building something special through company culture, however, goes much deeper at Power Automedia.

12308689_10153269991692816_7191542053839749024_nMany people may have a sense of company culture, but have a hard time defining it. If you spend some time researching the term, you will find a lot of different perspectives. Company culture has been described as “just the way we do things,” the “personality” of the company, the company mindset, or — one of my favorites — what we do when we think nobody is looking. The truth is that culture is different at every company, so these definitions can all be true.

There is often a belief that the culture of a company is just something that exists on its own, independently of the team — that one can just arrive and participate, and it will always be what it is. At Power Automedia, we disagree. We look at culture as a constantly evolving entity that is shaped daily by the team that we work with.

Culture doesn’t create itself, but it will certainly exist at every company. For culture to be healthy, it has to be nurtured by the entire company, from top leadership down to the newest team member. And, as such, we have to be thoughtful about the kind of culture we want to foster and create.

12189201_905132839535209_9180345686295989271_oHow can we balance all of the things we want to embody? How can we be fun and take our jobs seriously at the same time? How can we create a culture of hard work and determination, while still respecting the needs of an employee’s life outside of our office walls?

We start by using our “why” as the guiding light to creating a healthy company culture, one that is not based off of the idea of perfection, but rather the things that we believe are vital to our expression of why we do what we do:

  • We believe in the magic of the automobile
  • We believe in helping people achieve their dreams
  • We believe in building something special

Additionally, we work to stay connected with each other. We have a party planning committee (PPC) with members from every department working together to plan several monthly activities, both inside the office and out. It can be as silly as a ‘90s dress-up day, or an event that takes advanced planning, such as our annual Power Automedia Olympics.

As I am writing this, our team is getting ready to participate at an indoor karting facility for a healthy dose of competition and go-kart races. We do these activities, not to just create a place to work that is “fun,” but because we genuinely believe that on top of the hard work, fun is vital to relationships, communication, and family spirit.

And, fun isn’t the only way we are connecting. Whether it is an annual call for input and ideas from all employees, to our monthly newsletters and All Hands Meetings, we consistently look for opportunities to ensure that all Power Automedia employees play a role in the culture, and the roadmap of our company.

Power Automedia is only as strong as its people, and their investments in our message. At our most recent annual State of the Company Address (a day-long session of presentations about company performance, future planning, and yes, fun) James Lawrence, company president, summed up our philosophy very well:

What is Power Automedia Really About:

  • A group of people that share a common interest
  • That want to build an amazing place to work
  • The kind of place we want to work at
  • Where we can do great things

And that is truly why Power Automedia exists, and how we all feel, collectively, about building something special.

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By: James Lawrence On: February 25, 2016 In: Company News, Video Comments: 0

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SpeedVideo.com, in conjunction with drag racing magazine, Dragzine.com, will live broadcast the original, and world’s’s biggest No­ Prep race, the highly-­anticipated Outlaw Armageddon in Thunder Valley, Oklahoma. The event is sponsored by Triple Diamond Construction.

“We are extremely excited to be able to partner with SpeedVideo.com to bring our event to the Internet,”said Thunder Valley’s Nick Duty. “Just as Outlaw Armageddon revolutionized No Prep Racing last year, SpeedVideo.com will help us take the event to another level for our fans.”

“The demand to have Outlaw Armageddon available for live broadcast has been overwhelming,” said SpeedVideo.com’s James Lawrence. “Not only will fans be able to watch round­-by-­round coverage, but they will also have inside access to the driver’s meeting, and instant replay’s of action on the track. This will be the closest you can be to the excitement without sitting in the stands.”

“The inaugural event was amazing, but ‘Outlaw Armageddon ­ The Second Coming’ promises to be bigger and better,” Duty said. “We have more than doubled the purse to over $80,000 and given every racer in the country the opportunity to be part of one of the largest heads­-up races in 2016 by entering one of our four classes. We have opened the competition up to include 200 racers.”

Outlaw Armageddon is a one­-of-­a-­kind experience

Not only will this race bring together the toughest racers in the country, but it will be done in the heart of the legendary 405 with a flashlight start. The inaugural event was an overwhelming success, with more than 18,000 fans from 38 different states packing the grandstands. For this year’s event, track and the promoters vowed to go bigger and better. The race has been expanded to include Big Tire and Small Tire Invitational races, along with the popular “Race Your Way In” class, and Outlaw Street and True Street classes.

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In 2016, fans voiced their opinions on which drivers should be included in both Invitational classes, and with more than one million votes cast, the lineup is even more amazing than last year. Not only have all of the favorites returned to the lists — including Big Chief, Murder Nova, Daddy Dave, Boosted GT, Doc, and Monza — but fans have added such names as Jeff Lutz, Larry Larson, Petey Smallblock, Brian “Chucky” Davis, Mike Murillo, and James “Birman” Finney to the lineup.

The tagline for the event is: “Often Imitated, But Never Duplicated,” because nothing can compare to being deep in the 405, in the cozy confines of Thunder Valley Raceway, with unprecedented access to the baddest racers in the world.

Show up in Thunder Valley to experience it all first hand, or tune in August 19-­20, 2016 to Speedvideo.com and Dragzine.com to watch the live broadcast presentation of Outlaw Armageddon. For more event information, visit www.outlawarmageddon.com.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: February 01, 2016 In: Company News, Industry News, Video Comments: 0

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The magic of motorsports and automotive performance will be in full effect as Speedvideo.com becomes a go ­to destination for the best automotive enthusiast video content, originally produced, on­-demand, curated, or live stream.

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 10.22.25 AMPower Automedia is pleased to announce plans to launch Speedvideo.com in the third quarter of 2016. The website’s cornerstone will be live stream automotive programming, with a focus on producing live racing events in year one. Video content shall be distributed through Power Automedia’s network of 12 automotive magazines, which reach more than 2.1 million monthly viewers, as well as through Speedvideo.com’s video ­specific user interface.

“We believe in the magic of the automobile, and we believe the next step in immersing ourselves and our readers in that passion is by delivering live video of many of the industry’s top automotive events,” explained James Lawrence, CEO of Power Automedia. “We want to bring our viewers a dynamic automotive live event experience for events they can’t watch on network television. Plus, our editorial team will be on­site at these events,  adding photo galleries, race results, and news as the events unfold. This is the content our readers love.”

Live streaming coverage will soft­-launch March 11-12 with the $50,000 No Prep Bounty Hunters Drag Racing Event in San Antonio, Texas. The races will be broadcast on Dragzine.com with a three-camera production utilizing live stream technology. The event will star infamous drag racing personalities such as BoostedGT, Larry Larson, and James “Birman” Finney, and will feature the return of Mike Murillo’s LaFawnduh Mustang competing for $50,000 to win the ‘Big Tire’ class.

Speedvideo.com will also feature original programming, including on-­demand coverage of automotive events, tech and how-­to videos, annual SEMA and PRI trade shows, car features, car shows, and other unique automotive content. In addition, Speedvideo.com will curate some of the best on-­demand and live­ stream video content from around the Internet.