Category Archives: Automotive News

QEK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC. HAS CHANGED ITS NAME TO PENSKE VEHICLE SERVICES, INC.

Effective December 1, 2014, QEK Global Solutions, Inc. is now Penske Vehicle Services, Inc. The Penske name has significant brand-value and is held in high regard in the automotive space. It is our belief that the business will benefit greatly by being closely and directly associated with the Penske brand. We invite you to tour … Continue reading QEK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC. HAS CHANGED ITS NAME TO PENSKE VEHICLE SERVICES, INC.

TONY JOHNSON, BACKER OF SALEEN AND MAJOR SUPPLIERS, DIES AT 74

By: HANNAH LUTZ on November 26, 2014 Original Article: AUTOMOTIVE NEWS Tony Johnson, co-founder of Hidden Creek Industries, a private company that acquired, sold and backed some of the auto industry’s biggest suppliers and boutique car builders, died Nov. 16. He was 74. Hidden Creek Industries, based in Minneapolis, became a powerhouse in the automotive … Continue reading TONY JOHNSON, BACKER OF SALEEN AND MAJOR SUPPLIERS, DIES AT 74

PENSKE VEHICLE SERVICES ACQUIRES ALTERNATIVE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

WARREN, MI July 1, 2014 – Penske Vehicle Services Inc. (formerly QEK Global Solutions, Inc.), a global fleet solutions provider, announced today that it has acquired Alternative Automotive Technologies located in Troy, Michigan. Alternative Automotive Technologies supports the automotive OEM engineering and marketing communities by completing prototype builds, early production builds, high-bake paint and standard … Continue reading PENSKE VEHICLE SERVICES ACQUIRES ALTERNATIVE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

SALEEN TESLA MODEL S REVEALED AT TRACK TEST & TUNE SESSION

By: NICOLAS ZART on June 24, 2014 Original Article: TESLARATI.COM Yes, Saleen is working on a Model S but no one knows much more than that, until now. Teslarati had the good fortune to be invited to Saleen’s Tesla Model S track test and tune session with Steve Saleen himself. What we saw went far … Continue reading SALEEN TESLA MODEL S REVEALED AT TRACK TEST & TUNE SESSION

SALEEN FACTORY: INSIDE THE MUSCLE CAR LABORATORY

By: DAVE BURNETT on May 8, 2014 at 4:56 am Original Article: PUPPYKNUCKLES.COM Let’s say you’re a fan of all-American muscle, and you want to stand out from the legions of other Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger owners prowling the streets. You need presence. You want to intimidate. You won’t be satisfied until you have the … Continue reading SALEEN FACTORY: INSIDE THE MUSCLE CAR LABORATORY

FORD’S SUCCESS COULD CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SALEEN IN 2014

Whitefish, MT / April 7th, 2014 / Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) has been steadily improving its top-line since the market crash in 2008 and investors have been noticing. Since the beginning of the year, Ford shares have increased 6.88% compared to the S&P 500’s 2.75%, Toyota Motors Inc.’s (NYSE: TM) -7.43%, and General Motors … Continue reading FORD’S SUCCESS COULD CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SALEEN IN 2014

DETROIT START-UPS MOVE INTO EMPTY AUTO PLANTS

By: CHRIS WOODYARD on January 29, 2013 at 4:41 am Original Article: USA TODAY GM, Ford and Chrysler get creative in finding buyers for the plants they closed TROY, Mich. — A stroll around the factory floor here reveals the kind of assorted automotive projects that fire imaginations. Classic Fords and Chevrolets under restoration are … Continue reading DETROIT START-UPS MOVE INTO EMPTY AUTO PLANTS

INVESTORS PARK THEIR CAR BIZ IN EX-SALEEN DIGS

By: MEGHANA KESHAVAN on July 30, 2012 Original Article: CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS, VOL. 28, ISSUE 31 Plan Is To Be Hub For Performance A group of former auto executives is taking advantage of a real estate deal to create a hub for high-performance vehicle businesses in metro Detroit. It’s an idea from a group of … Continue reading INVESTORS PARK THEIR CAR BIZ IN EX-SALEEN DIGS