Performance Trends, Inc.

Producing Quality Computer Tools for Racers and Engine Builders since 1986

Re: Performance Trends Newsletter (updates)

To: Visitors to Performance Trends Website

Subject: Product News/Updates, December 2017  

  1. PRI Show Recap
  2. Need to Purchase by End of the Year for Tax Purposes?
  3. We've got Great Christmas Gift Ideas
  4. Holiday Schedule
  5. Last November's Newsletter


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1)  PRI Trade Show Recap  Thanks to all who stopped by our booth at the PRI Indy trade show, Dec 7-9.  The info below will update you if you couldn't make the show.

Here's our booth at PRI show 2017.

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  to check out the "2017, Latest News" brochure we handed out at the show.  It describes product updates released in 2017, like the Suspension Analyzer v2.4B and Drag Racing Analyzer v3.4 B below, and other new products.

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Upcoming newsletters will discuss these new products in more detail.


2)  Need to Purchase by End of the Year for Tax Purposes?  For the upcoming end of 2017 tax year, you may be able to deduct a large portion of your purchase from your gross income on your taxes.  

 for a "Section 179" tax deduction calculator .


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What does this mean for you? 

Check with your accountant or tax attorney for how this could affect your business.  Also, check with Marlin Financing about leasing options if you don't have all the cash right now.  You need to act by Dec 29.  Even though we may not be able to ship until 2018, the charge can be made in 2017 for your 2017 taxes.


3)    We've got Great Christmas Gift Ideas  First, a big Thank You to our many customers!  Your support and loyalty makes it possible for us to keep developing new tools and updates.

Many of our products make great Christmas gifts.    For computer programs, most all can be purchased On Line or by calling in your order.  Either way, we will give you an activation code to unlock the demo version of the program you can download from our website.  This means you can order at the last minute, and still have a gift for that racer on your Christmas list.  Popular gift ideas include:

  1. Performance Trends Made in USA tee shirts.  These heavy duty, 100% cotton tees make great stocking stuffers for your racer at a very affordable price of $22.95 ($24.95 for XXL).
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  2. Compression Ratio Calculator v2.3 for $39.95 for Engine Builders or Plus version for  $69.95 or new Pro version for  $99.95
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  3. Engine Analyzer v3.4 for $129.95 for Engine Builders and All Racers
  4. Engine Analyzer "Plus" v3.4 for $199.95 for Engine Builders and All Racers
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  5. Engine Analyzer Pro v3.9 for $499 for "Serious" Engine Builders or Enterprise Edition for extra $250
  6. Engine Build Log Book v1.1 for $249 again for "Serious" Engine Builders or Plus version for  $349
  7. Fuel Injector Calculator v2.0 for $39.95 for Engine Builders and Tuners
  8. A/F Gauge for $299 for Engine Builders, Tuners and All Racers
  9. Practice Tree v2.0 for $39.95 for Drag Racers or Plus version for  $79.95
  10. 4 Link Calculator v2.0 for $99.95 for Drag Racers  or Plus version for  $149.95
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  11. Drag Racing Analyzer v3.4 B for $99.95 for Drag Racers
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  12. Roll Center Calculator v3.6 for $79.95 for Circle Track or Road Racers  or Plus version for  $129.95
  13. Circle Track Analyzer v3.6 for $169.95 for Circle Track Racers
  14. Circle Track Log Book v1.1 for $149.95 for Circle Track Racers  or Plus version for $249.95
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  15. Trans Gear Calculator v2.0 for $49.95 for Road Racers  or Plus version for $99.95
  16. Fuel Economy Calculator v2.0 for $79.95 for anybody who buys gas

Click on each one above to see what the program does.  At the bottom of each page, there is a button to click on to download the demo, or purchase with our Shopping Cart.  If you've already got one of our basic versions, maybe you want to add the Plus Version or Pro Version features for a nominal charge.

If you are not sure, you can purchase a Gift Certificate for any amount $20 or higher.  We will refund the difference should you decide to give too much, up to 50% of the original amount.  Say you give a $100 gift certificate, and your racer decides on a $79.95 program.  We'll refund the $20.05 difference.  These can also be emailed at the last minute.  Shopping could not be easier, AND you're getting them what they want.  Gift Certificates are not available on line, you have to call 248-473-9230 and ask for sales.

For products which require shipping, please order by December 20th to be sure to receive them by Christmas.  These shipments may require UPS 2 day air to arrive before the weekend.

If you have any questions, call 248-473-9230.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.


4) Holiday Schedule We will be closed or short-staffed on the following days for the Holiday Season:

Limited support means we will be short staffed, but try to handle emails and phone calls.  You may have to leave a message if you call in.  We may also be able to ship critical items.  In "business closed" hours and weekends, an email will likely get quicker service than leaving a phone message.


5) Last November's Newsletter Here are the topics covered in our previous newsletter.  If you would like another copy of November 2017's newsletter (or any previous newsletter) for detail on these topics, visit our website at: Performance Trends Newsletters 

  1. New Cam Test Stand V Block Clamp for Short Cams
  2. Christmas Is Coming
  3. PRI Show Coming
  4. Last October's Newsletter

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