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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Which U.S. automobile manufacturer was the first to offer an air
conditioning (A/C) unit in their cars?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: Which Italian automaker produces the Huracán
sports car?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lamborghini

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Which Italian automaker produces the Huracán sports car?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: Which division of GM offered the Regal Grand National?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Buick

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Joe M.

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MaxxForce

 

 

 

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce a new product in our line of remanufactured diesel engines.

JASPER now offers the MaxxForce DT Complete engine, available on exchange, for the following 2007-2009 International/Navistar applications:

CXT
3300
3800
3900
4300
4400
IC Corporation CE 300
IC Corporation FE 300
IC Corporation RE 300

“Each complete engine is remanufactured using a standard set of new parts,” said Brad Boeglin, JASPER New Product Development Team Leader.  “All other castings and components are remanufactured to meet or exceed OEM specifications.”

The International MaxxForce DT Complete includes the block, head, crank, cam and lifters, rods and pistons, valve train, front cover, oil pump, oil pan, oil filter, oil cooler, water pump, intake manifold, crank hub, flywheel housing, front engine mount and bellhousing.

“JASPER’s remanufactured complete engine includes thorough cleaning, precise machining, assembly and testing processes that will help assure the customer of maximum engine life and performance,” added Boeglin.

The International MaxxForce DT Complete is covered by a one year parts and labor warranty. Full warranty disclosure is available on our website or upon request.

For more information on the remanufactured diesel products of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, contact us at 1-800-827-7455.

 

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Which division of GM offered the Regal Grand National?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: Which Japanese automotive brand offers the Frontier
pickup truck
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Nissan

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Troy H.

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Retirement Photo 7-18-14

At left: 34-year Associate Tom Schrader, VP of Marketing; At right: 47-year Associate Gary Burress, Authentic Division, Engine Builder.

This week at JASPER, we celebrate the careers of two valued longtime Associates, VP of Marketing and Strategic Planning, Tom Schrader and Authentic Division, Engine Builder Gary Burress.

Tom started with JASPER in 1980 as an Outside Sales Representative. As the story goes, Tom showed up at JASPER founder and then President, Alvin C. Ruxer’s house on Christmas Eve inquiring about a sales job. Mr. Ruxer was so impressed with Tom, he called present-day CEO and Chairman of the Board, Doug Bawel and said, “get over here, there’s this guy at my house that I want you to meet, he said that he wants to be a salesman for us.” The rest is history, over the years Tom introduced JASPER to new industries and established numerous customer relationships as he oversaw the Marketing and Inside Sales Divisions.

In 1967, high-school graduate Gary Burress began his career at JASPER running parts. He became an engine builder and later became a builder for the JASPER Authentic Division. Gary has shared his wealth of knowledge building “the antiques” with the next generation of builders as he looks forward to his retirement. I had a chance to document one of Gary’s final builds this week and during that process I asked him, “how do you know to do that?” He responded with a smile, “47-years of experience, that’s how! – I’m having fun!”

In both Tom and Gary’s word’s of farewell, they shared their excitement for JASPER’s future endeavors and why we should all take advantage of the 401K and other great benefits JASPER has to offer.

 

 

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It was another great Fourth of July weekend for JASPER Race Products in Daytona. Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, came in second in the holiday weekend Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer, both running JASPER 4-Speed Transmissions finished sixth and ninth respectively.

A recap of finishes for JASPER 4-Speed Transmissions and Differentials follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Coke Zero 400 presented by Coca-Cola – Daytona International Speedway

2nd    Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th     Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th     Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
15th   Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th   Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
18th   Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
19th   Michael Waltrip (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th   Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th   Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings

4th     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
5th     Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th     Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
9th     Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
14th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
16th   Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th   Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
38th   Michael McDowell (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Nationwide Series – Subway Firecracker 250 presented by Coca-Cola – Daytona International Speedway

6th     Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
7th     Darrell Wallace, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th   Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
21st   Elliott Sadler (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Which Japanese automotive brand offers the Frontier pickup truck?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: PCA is an acronym for which North American car club?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Porsche Club of America

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: CJ C.

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: PCA is an acronym for which North American car club?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: Who drove the first pace car in automobile racing history?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Carl G. Fisher

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Joyce K.

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Brad Keselowski, starting from the pole position, took the win at Kentucky Speedway running a JASPER Differential. This was Keselowski’s second win at the Kentucky track in three years, and it guarantees him a spot in the Chase. Keselowski also started from the pole in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race and finished second. Kyle Busch, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, finished second and third respectively in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races.

A recap of finishes for JASPER 4-Speed Transmissions and Differentials follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts – Kentucky Speedway

1st     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
2nd    Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th     Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th     Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
19th   Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th   Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
42nd  Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings

4th     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
5th     Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th     Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
10th   Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
14th   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
19th   Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
25th   Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
39th   Michael McDowell (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Nationwide Series – John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – Kentucky Speedway

2nd    Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
3rd     Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th     Ryan Blaney (JASPER Differential)
10th   Elliott Sadler (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
36th   Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

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Fundraiser is a Sweet Success

2014 Pie in the Eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thumbs up from third-place contestant Sara Schmidt

Today marked the finale of the Jasper Engines Team #77′s sixth annual Pie in the Eye fundraiser. As in the past, this event took place at high noon in the Jasper facility’s north parking lot. JASPER Associates paid a quarter per vote to see their favorite three of twelve participants get a “pie in the eye.” For the second year in a row, the Indiana Tool and Die division provided the number one pick.

Chris Hochgesang was voted as this year’s grand champion, followed by Michael Lamkin of the Sales Department and rounding out third was Sara Schmidt, the Transmission Division Manager. There was even an independent competition within the fundraiser between Maria Ramirez and Josh Budd for a forth pie. This two-week event raised a grand total of $1,674 for the Dubois County Relay for Life, a good start for their $15,000 goal. Thanks to all who participated and donated to this worthy cause.

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