By: Jenna Schiebe On: January 03, 2017 In: Company News, Publishing Comments: 0

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Power Automedia is excited to announce Charles Pages as Senior Associate Editor of online magazine Turnology.com. Focused on performance driving, Turnology is the premier magazine for autocross, road racing, and time attack racers.

Pages will manage all magazine content including editorial articles, news, event coverage, freelance assignments, photography, social media, and in-house project vehicles. He will work alongside Turnology’s staff writer, Kyle Kitchen and will report to Turnology Editor, Trevor Anderson.

Pages comes from a management position at popular online parts reseller ModBargains and has an extreme passion for performance driving. Pages past experience includes creating blog posts, writing tech articles, social media marketing, photography, and SEO analytics.

“Charles Pages is a great addition to the Power Automedia editorial team,” said Power Automedia CEO, James Lawrence. “He is a passionate enthusiast who cares deeply about performance driving.”

“I am extremely excited to be joining Power Automedia – a company filled with fellow automotive enthusiasts,” said Pages. “We have a unique group here, with a wide array of vehicle interests. Working together with our editorial team, I’m excited to take Turnology to the next level.”

Follow Pages’ writing and photography on Turnology.com.

By: Jenna Schiebe On: October 28, 2016 In: Company News, Industry News Comments: 0

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Power Automedia is pleased to welcome Ed Zinke to lead their sales team as the company’s National Sales Manager. Zinke will oversee business development and sales leadership for all digital automotive media products, including display advertising, video, SpeedVideo live broadcasts, and sponsorships. He will be working alongside Power Automedia’s Vice President, Jason Snyder.

Zinke brings a rich background in the automotive aftermarket, beginning his career in retail sales and marketing before moving into product development and brand marketing at manufacturing firms. He then transitioned to automotive media, contributing nearly 15 years of publishing experience to such brands as Car Craft, Popular Hot Rodding, and Super Chevy. Zinke also lead the team responsible for the creation of new brands, including Camaro NOW and Elapsed Times. In addition, he helped lead the efforts on special events that included the Engine Masters Challenge, Suspension & Handling Challenge and Project American Heroes builds with The Enthusiast Network – TEN. Zinke joins Power Automedia directly from his most recent endeavors in broadcast and OTA television with Rev’n TV.

“Ed Zinke is a person I have great respect for,” states Jason Snyder, Power Automedia’s Vice President. “I’ve had the fortune of working with Ed over the years in a past company, and as a client, he always treated me with great care and respect. Ed truly understands the value of relationships and has a high desire to deliver for his clients. When we combine Ed’s professionalism and passion for cars with his unique leadership abilities, we believe he is the perfect fit for Power Automedia and our customers.”

“I am extremely excited to be joining the Power Automedia family and begin working with their professional team of enthusiasts on the many compelling digital initiatives and brands it provides the automotive industry and its followers,” said Zinke. “I look forward to the opportunities to meld the creative thinking of this group with past experiences to offer unique and creative customer experiences in the future. There is a lot going on in the future at Power Automedia and I am thrilled to be a contributing part of it.”

By: Jenna Schiebe On: October 27, 2016 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Video Comments: 0

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For over ten years, Power Automedia’s video production team has been building beautiful content for the automotive industry. For 2017, they’ve got a fresh name that reflects their commitment to take the company to the next level: Alloy Studios.

Alloy Studios combines creative passion with a pragmatic approach to building efficient and effective videos of every flavor. From lifestyle videos, editorial, social, educational, corporate, to viral videos, they will apply the same formula.

“We are very proud to be a part of the Power Automedia family, but the time has come to have our individual identity so there is no confusion that we work for all types of clients,” explained Alloy Studios General Manager, Steve Grein. “In the past, some had the impression that we exclusively produce video for our internal projects and that couldn’t be further from the truth. We are excited for our new name, new look and fresh start. An alloy is multiple metals that come together to make one strong force, and that is exactly what we do here.”

“Power Automedia has produced video content from day one,” explained Power Automedia CEO James Lawrence. “The time has come for Alloy Studios to stand alone. We have an amazingly creative team here at Alloy Studios including Justin Jones, Brandon McCray, Vu Pham, Paul Huizenga, Eric Schumacher, and Jon Fraser who are our lead videographers and producers. If all of our clients could see the quality of the filming work these guys do, I’m convinced we’d be working twenty four hours a day. The quality of the work is one thing, but we’re efficient. That’s something you couldn’t traditionally say with quality video production and filmmaking.”

Power Automedia will be announcing this change and rebrand at the 2016 SEMA Show. The new website will be www.alloy-studios.com and is expected to launch in Q1 2017.

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

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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: Jason Snyder 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: Industry News Comments: 0

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Drag racing magazine, Dragzine.com, to live stream the biggest No Prep Grudge race in history to the World ­ with over $80,000 on the line.

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 10.21.15 AMDragzine.com, in association with Speedvideo.com, is pleased to announce plans to broadcast live streaming coverage at the highly ­anticipated Bounty Hunters No Prep Grudge Nationals, at San Antonio Raceway March 11­-12, 2016. The event is sponsored by Speed Society.

This event features the largest winners purse in the history of No Prep ­style racing, with $50,000 up for grabs in the headlining Big Tire class, plus Small­ Tire, True Street, and truck classes that ratchet the purses even higher.

“We are really excited to be live streaming this event,” said Mike Murillo, one of the event’s promotors. “This is something that has never really been done before. It will be insane. This event is going to be organized chaos.”

Coverage is title-sponsored by CompCams’ FAST Fuel Injection, which allows viewers to access the presentation for free.

Confirmed participants include Chris “BoostedGT” Hamilton, Texas’ own James “Birman” Finney, five­-time Drag Week champion Larry Larson and his 5-­second Chevrolet S­10, fan favorite and many-­time world champion Mike Murillo and his “LaFawnduh” Mustang, Oklahoma’s James Goad and his “Reaper” Camaro, the AV Boys from California, Shayne Ward in the “Air Force Won” Mustang, and a whole list of other heavy-hitters. Legendary promoter Shannon Morgan from the “Redemption” No Prep series also will be organizing and promoting the event, so you know it’s going to be the big one.

“Not only are we going to be providing a live broadcast of this event to drag racing enthusiasts all over the world, but we’re going to be in the trenches with our editorial team capturing the essence of the event, from the cars, the people, the carnage, and the trash talk,” said Andrew Wolf, Editor of Dragzine.com. “We’re going to be broadcasting this not only on Dragzine, but also selected sister publications in the Power Automedia network. It’s going to be a crazy event and we couldn’t be more excited. We will also feature on­-track audio feeds so viewers watching can listen to the track announcer, and this is just the beginning.”

Tune in March 11- 12, 2016 ­when Dragzine.com presents live streaming of the No Prep Grudge Nationals — from qualifying right through the crowning of champions — complete with photo galleries, race results, and an insider look at the stars that make up the richest No Prep race in history!