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Re: Performance Trends Newsletter (updates)

To: Visitors to Performance Trends Website

to visit www.performancetrends.com.

Subject: Product News/Updates, Sept 2012

  1. New Compression Ratio Calculator Pro Version
  2. Prototype Engine Analyzer Pro v3.9 with Language Translator
  3. Trade Shows Coming Up in Indy and Orlando
  4. Recent Media Coverage
  5. Testimonials from Customers
  6. Last August's Newsletter


1)  We've added even more advanced features to our very popular Compression Ratio Calculator v2.3.  These have been reserved to our most advanced "Pro" version, which include:

Being able to calculate Piston Dome CCs based on geometry.  (This used to be available in the Plus version.  Anyone who currently owns the Plus version can still access this feature as long as you use the exact same Registered Name as when you purchased it.)
Being able to calculate Piston Dish CCs based on geometry.
Being able to calculate Valve Relief CCs based on geometry.  This is a very complex calculation for us, but we try to make it very easy for you, the end user.
Being able to calculate the change in Combustion Chamber CCs by sinking the valves into the head more, or having them protrude more into the chamber.

PRO Version's Calculated Valve Relief CCs from Geometry
Compression-Ratio-Valve-Relief.gif (37259 bytes) (click image to enlarge)

PRO Version's Calculated Valve Relief CCs (4 Valve) from Geometry
Compression-Ratio-Valve-Relief-4-Valve.gif (17719 bytes) (click image to enlarge)

PRO Version's Calculated Piston Dish from Geometry
Compression-Ratio-Piston-Dish.gif (12952 bytes) (click image to enlarge)


for the details on Compression Ratio Calculator Pro v2.3.

to download a  Compression Ratio Calculator demo.  This single demo program can be unlocked into either the basic, Plus or Pro versions.

You own... Compression Ratio Calculator v2.3  Compression Ratio Calculator Plus v2.3 Compression Ratio Calculator v2.3 Pro
Nothing (new purchase) $39.95 (pn CR23C) $69.95 (pn CR23+C) $99.95 (pn CRP23C)
Compression Ratio basic (any version) free update on website $40 (pn CR23+UG) $70 (pn CRP23UG)
Compression Ratio Plus (any version) n/a free update on website $40 (pn CRP23UG+)


2)  Prototype Engine Analyzer Pro v3.9 with Language Translator  We've had customers request that our programs be translated into various languages.  Well, we're trying this in a prototype version of our Engine Analyzer Pro v3.9.  The screens below show how you can request a different language from the Preferences screen.  The screen below that shows how the typical translated screen will look.  Not all words are translated, but we hope it can help people not that familiar with English.

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If you would like to try this prototype, email us by clicking on this link:  feedback@performancetrends.com  If you own the Engine Analyzer Pro v3.9, it will install directly over your existing version and you will have the new Preference to select languages.  If you do not own the Engine Analyzer Pro v3.9, you can still install it and run it as a 10 day demo program.

If you would like to improve our translations, we can show you where our translation files are located.  Then you can improve them, and we can include you in a list of credits for helping with the translation to a particular language.


3)  Trade Shows Coming Up in Indy and Orlando  It's not too early to start thinking about attending some of the Motorsports trade shows coming up at the end of the year.  Like last year, this year we're doing 2 trade shows, the PRI show in Orlando and the IMIS show in Indianapolis.

International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) Trade Show Dec 6-8  The IMIS show in Indianapolis, Indiana has a great location, being near the center of the country and within driving distance for many attendees.  This year we're in Booth 952.  Check out their website at www.imis-indy.com or call 317-429-1004 to register for attending.  Click on the following link to show where Performance Trends will be at this years IMIS show  http://imis-indy.com/sales-floor-plan/   Once at the link, pick Performance Trends from the list of exhibitors.

Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, Nov 29-Dec 1  This is known as the worlds largest "hardcore" motorsports trade show, the PRI show in Orlando, Florida. We'll be in booth 5178, part of SuperFlow's "Test World".  Stop by and see what new things we have for 2013. You must make reservations to attend, so call PRI at 949-499-5413 in California to make them, or visit their website at www.performanceracing.com.    Click on the following link to show where Performance Trends will be at this years PRI show:  http://www.mapyourshow.com/shows/index.cfm?Show_ID=pri12&exhid=0002120&booth=5178&hall=B


4)  Recent Media Coverage  A fairly large article appeared in the September 2012 issue of Speedway Illustrated  http://www.speedwayillustrated.com/    It was written by Adam Mestemacher of UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio) and describes how the university uses our Roll Center Calculator for setting up suspensions in their High Performance Steering and Suspension Class.  for the entire article.

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Last week we mentioned an article in the July Engine Builder magazine  http://www.enginebuildermag.com/   discussing some of our products.  for the entire article.


5)  Testimonials from Customers  It seems once or twice every week we get another testimonial from a customer very happy with our products.  We certainly appreciate all the kind words.  If you've been thinking about buying one of our products, or are just interested in what other customers have had to say, to visit our page "What our Customers Say" or to check out our list of "Notable Customers".  You will be surprised at the wide variety of customers we have supported.

For example, last month Frank Parks of Neil and Parks Racing Enterprises described how Performance Trends' Cam Test Stand "really saved our season last year".  to see his entire statement.


6) Last August's Newsletter Here are the topics covered in our previous newsletter.  If you would like another copy of August 2012's newsletter for detail on these topics, visit our website at: Performance Trends Newsletters 

  1. Trade Shows Coming Up in Indy and Orlando
  2. Recent Media Coverage
  3. Small Fuel Flow Sensor for Kart Motors
  4. Last July's Newsletter