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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  Which American automaker produced the Airflow from 1934 to 1937?

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

Last Week’s Friddle:  Which American tire company used the slogan “Where the
rubber meets the road”
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Firestone

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

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JASPER 2015 Performance Show Schedule

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The first show of the year took place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions will be on the road in 2015, celebrating nearly 75 years of business in the automotive remanufacturing industry.

As a way to better educate the public on our remanufacturing capabilities, JASPER has updated its mobile marketing rig, appropriately named the “JASPER Rolling Showcase.” The “Showcase” will make at least nine appearances at high-profile car shows and performance events from April through October.

The JASPER Rolling Showcase brings along several product displays, including components from the gas engine, transmission, performance and Authentic Custom Drivetrain divisions. JASPER Associates are on hand at each event, so visitors can walk up and ask about our remanufacturing processes.

• April 9-12, Charlotte Spring Auto Fair and Swap Meet – Charlotte, NC
• April 22-26, Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral – Carlisle, PA
• June 19-21, MSRA (Minnesota Street Rod Association) – St. Paul, MN
• July 17-19, Syracuse Nationals – Syracuse, NY
• August 6-9, NSRA Nationals (National Street Rod Association) – Louisville, KY
• August 28-30, Frog Follies – Evansville, IN
• August 28-30, Corvettes at Carlisle – Carlisle, PA
• September 11-12, Shades of the Past – Pigeon Forge, TN
• October 8-11, Cruisn’ The Coast – Biloxi, MS

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  Which American tire company used the slogan “Where the rubber
meets the road”
?

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

Last Week’s Friddle:  Which Japanese automaker produces the Crosstour
crossover SUV
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Honda

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Jessica

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Customer Profile: Terry’s Automotive

Today’s Customer Profile is on Terry’s Automotive, a full-service auto repair facility located in Olympia, Washington.

Terry Holstrom started his business in 1976 with a service station and two bays. Three years later, Terry moved to a larger facility with four bays; doubling his service capacity. By 1981, Terry had outgrown his four-bay location. So he banked his future on the success of an 11-bay facility at 2021 Harrison Avenue Northwest, on Olympia’s west side. Over 30 years later, Terry’s Automotive is thriving with three specialty shops, 17 total employees and an ever-growing customer base. Terry’s remains family-owned, now on its second generation, with sons Tod and Robert running the business.

Today, Terry’s Automotive is comprised of an 8,000 square foot full-service repair facility with 14 service bays, a 2,400 square foot performance shop with five service bays and a 2,400 square foot alignment shop with five service bays. “The three specialty shops allows Terry’s Automotive to keep 100% of the repair work in-house,” said Tod Holstrom. “This ensures complete control over all aspects of a repair, and allows quality every time.

All of Terry’s 12 technicians are ASE Certified in multiple fields. Each technician is encouraged to enhance their automotive education through incentive programs, and time off to take certification exams or attend classes. The company does pay for a technician’s education, provided they pass their respective certification exam.

Terry’s Automotive has been an installer of JASPER remanufactured transmissions, gas and diesel engines for over 15 years. “We use JASPER because of their high-quality products, thorough warranty coverage, and support and updates on every product,” said Tod. Terry’s Automotive follows the business philosophy of: Be honest and have integrity… Customer service is everything. “Our customers come to us because of the unique customer service they get at Terry’s Automotive,” said Tod. “We understand and empathize with the unique needs of each of our customers.”

As for the future, Terry’s Automotive will continue investing in equipment and people, to stay on the leading edge of technology. The Holstroms will proceed to service all of their customers’ needs.

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  Which Japanese automaker produces the Crosstour crossover SUV?

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

Last Week’s Friddle:  What Italian tire company used the slogan “Power is
nothing without control”
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Pirelli

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Howard L.

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CarDAQ- Plus
The CarDAQ-Plus is capable of reprogramming most J2534 compliant vehicles from around the world.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to offer Drew Technologies CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Reprogramming Devices to our JASPER customers for rent or purchase.

The CarDAQ-Plus is a fully-featured vehicle interface, capable of reprogramming most J2534 compliant vehicles from manufacturers around the world. It is the most validated and accepted J2534 device in the world and has been on the market longer than any other J2534 device.

“Vehicle reprogramming is a vital service needed for independent repair shops to correctly diagnose and fix several driveability concerns,” said Brad Boeglin, JASPER New Product Development Group Leader. “Drew Technologies has an extensive background with today’s OEM makes, and the CarDAQ family is the most validated J2534 tool on the market.”

The CarDAQ-Plus offers a wide range of capabilities independent repair shops can use to grow their business and retain customers, including:
• Module programming
• Diagnostic functions
• Key programming
• Data monitoring

“Independent repair shops can use the CarDAQ-Plus and purchase the OEM software to reprogram most J2534 compliant vehicles,” said Boeglin. “Technicians can also use the CarDAQ-Plus for Security Key systems/programming on Ford, GM and Toyota vehicles.”

JASPER customers can take advantage of free rental of the Car-DAQ-Plus J2534 Reprogramming device with the purchase of a JASPER transmission. JASPER customers can also purchase the CarDAQ-Plus at a discounted price and can use available Co-op funds for up to 50% off the cost of the unit.

For pricing and availability on the Drew Technologies CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Reprogramming device, JASPER customers can login to myjasperaccount.com, select Marketing and Co-op Advertising, then click JET2534 Reprogrammer. Customers that do not have an account can contact their JASPER Factory Representative.

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It was a great weekend for JASPER Race Products at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500. Drivers running JASPER transmissions and differentials finished in the Top Six positions. Denny Hamlin, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission finished first. It was Hamlin’s 5th win at Martinsville. Brad Keselowski, who won last week at Fontana, finished second running a JASPER Differential.

The NASCAR xfinity Series did not run this weekend.

A recap of finishes from Martinsville follows.

STP 500 - Martinsville Speedway

1st      Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
3rd      Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
4th      Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th      David Ragan (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th      Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
13th    Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th    Carl Edwards (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Brett Moffitt (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings

2nd    Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
3rd     Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
8th     Denny Hamlin  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th   Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
13th   David Ragan (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
18th   Carl Edwards (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
19th   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th   Brett Moffitt (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
38th   Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
41st   Michael Waltrip (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
49th   Ryan Blaney (JASPER Differential)

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Toyota A750F Transmission
Toyota (4WD) A750F pictured.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to offer the remanufactured Toyota A750E (RWD) and A750F (4WD) transmissions.  These transmissions are for the following 2004-2011 Toyota applications:

•  Tundra
•  Sequoia
•  Tacoma
•  4Runner
•  FJ Cruiser

“Each JASPER remanufactured Toyota A750E and A750F is 100% dynamometer tested using a state-of-the art dyno software package,” said Brad Boeglin, JASPER New Product Development Group Leader. “This eliminates the chance of shifting concerns and ensures a quality product for the customer.”

All wear areas of the valve body are reamed to oversize, where applicable, and vacuum-tested to restore the hydraulic integrity of the unit. “This reduces the chance of low fluid pressure within the transmission, causing slipped clutches,” said Boeglin.

In addition to the value-added quality remanufacturing steps to provide a perfect product, great care is taken to ensure each A750E and A750F can stand up to the rigors of everyday life. “Each transmission receives 100% new friction plates from the OE manufacturer to retain shift quality and durability,” said Boeglin. “Converter linings are 100% replaced to reduce lock-up shudder and solenoids are 100% tested to verify proper operation before they are installed in the transmission.”

The JASPER remanufactured Toyota A750E and A750F is covered by a three-year, 100,000 mile, nationwide parts and labor warranty. Full warranty disclosure is available on our website or upon request.

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  What Italian tire company used the slogan “Power is nothing without
control”?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: What was the first model year for the 12-cylinder mid-engined
Ferrari Testarossa
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 1984

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: To Be Announced

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Orlando Branch Takes Top Award from Annual Sales Banquet

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The Orlando branch is represented by JASPER Factory Representatives (left to right) Shelby Damron, R.B. Burkhardt and Darin Damron.

The Orlando, Florida, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2014 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 27th. Recognized as JASPER’s top branch award, the President’s Award is based upon improvements in many categories, including:
• Percentage and total dollar sales increase
• Percentage and number of units sold increase in every product category
• Percentage of profit increase and dollars increase of profit

In addition, the Orlando branch received awards for Most Improved Gas Engine Sales and Most Improved National Account Sales.

“We want to pass along congratulations to all the Associates of the Orlando branch for winning the President’s Award for 2014,” says Zach Bawel, JASPER President. “The Florida market for JASPER products continues to grow and prosper. We look forward to continued growth from our Orlando branch in the future.”

“Congratulations to the entire staff of our Orlando branch for taking top honors in 2014,” added Joe McDonald, JASPER Regional Vice President. “The branch exceeded sales expectations by providing exceptional service and products to the finest customers in the Florida area.”

Individually, Orlando Factory Representatives, Darin Damron and Shelby Damron, were named Silver Level recipients, achieving a company sales increase in 2014 over the previous two consecutive years. Orlando Factory Representative R.B. Burkhardt was a Bronze Level recipient, achieving a company sales increase in 2014 over the previous year.

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