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TAP Acquires Canadian National 4 Wheel Drive Stores

Apr 17, 2013   //   by admin   //   Company News  //  No Comments

Transamerican Auto Parts and its affiliated entities recently announced the acquisition of the National 4 Wheel Drive chain of retail stores in Canada. Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, National 4WD is the leading retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs in Canada. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and National 4WD President and CEO, Terry Harvey, will continue to lead National 4WD.

Mr. Harvey is thrilled about the acquisition. “Since 1961, Transamerican has been a household name in the aftermarket parts industry and a pioneer in the development and expansion of off-roading worldwide,” he says. “The experience and resources they bring to the table will be instrumental in growing our business across the country.”

Transamerican Auto Parts President and CEO Greg Adler agrees. “Everyone at Transamerican is excited not only about the tremendous growth potential this acquisition affords, but also about the prospect of seizing upon the various synergies between the two companies,” he says. “National 4WD has a proven history and a genuine passion for its customers and it will be a fantastic addition to the Transamerican family.”

Since launching in 1985, National 4WD has grown into Canada’s distinguished leader in aftermarket four-wheel drive and truck accessories.  The company has New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta stores as well as associated locations in various other provinces across Canada. Founded in 1961, Transamerican has evolved into a leading manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for light trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and other four-wheel drive vehicles.

Transamerican was advised by Cassels, Brock & Blackwell, LLP and by its General Counsel, Darren M. Salvin in connection with the transaction.  National 4WD was advised by Simpson & Rich, LLP.

Pro Comp Tires Signs on for Racer Robby Gordon’s 2013 SST Series

Apr 5, 2013   //   by admin   //   Company News  //  No Comments

Pro Comp Tires is partnering with Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series (SST) for the off-road racing event’s inaugural season. The televised races are featuring Pro Comp Extreme MT2 tires on participating trucks and 4 Wheel Parts President & CEO Greg Adler is racing in select series events. “Robby has put his heart and soul into this effort, and I’m looking forward to putting my Pro Comp/4 Wheel Parts truck to the test against some of the best in the business,” says Adler.

Team 4 Wheel Parts racer Robby Gordon says “Teaming with Pro Comp is a perfect fit for SST. Their Extreme MT2 tires will be under the stadium spotlights where the cameras never blink.” Gordon’s SST Series features live off-road motorsports action, revisiting the concept forged by legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Pro Comp wheels promise to excel in this updated format with electrifying off-road truck racing on dirt tracks filled with giant jumps, crossovers, and tight corners.

Adler agrees with Gordon, saying “Pro Comp Tires is excited to be a part of the Stadium SUPER Trucks and it’s really the next step to put our tires to the test in the national spotlight on NBC and in crowded stadiums throughout America. We’re excited Robby has put this form of off-road racing back into the stadium setting, and at Pro Comp we really think SST is going to be a huge success that we’re happy to be a part of.”

Twelve 2013 season events are underway at various stadiums nationwide including Soldier Field in Chicago, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the Metrodome in Minneapolis with Finals in Las Vegas. Plans are to hold one international event. SST events are being televised on NBC via tape delay through the network and the NBC Sports Channel. SST awards a $60,000 nightly purse to winners and a $500,000 purse will be presented to the series champion.