Performance Trends, Inc.

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Trade Shows Over the Years

PRI Show 2017

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for a 2 page PDF brochure outlining new products and updates for the year 2017.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show at Indianapolis, Dec 7-9.

PRI Show 2016

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for a 2 page PDF brochure outlining new products and updates for the year 2016.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show at Indianapolis, Dec 8-10.

PRI Show 2015

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for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2015.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show at Indianapolis, Dec 10-12, 2015.

PRI Show 2014

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David Vizard stopping by our booth.  David has authored hundreds of automotive and engine performance books and magazine articles.

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PRI Product Brochure of "2013, Latest News"

for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2013.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show at Indianapolis, Dec 12-14.

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Antron Brown stopping by booth, 2012 NHRA Top Fuel Champ
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Product Brochure of "2012, Latest News"

for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2012.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando Nov 29-Dec 1, 2012 and the International Motorsport Industry Show at Indianapolis, Dec 6-8.

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Product Brochure of "2011, Latest News"

for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2011.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando and the International Motorsport Industry Show at Indianapolis.

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Product Brochure of "2010, Latest News"

for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2010.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando Dec 9-11, 2010 and the International Motorsport Industry Show at Indianapolis, Dec 1-3.

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Sometimes people want to put a face with a voice when they talk to someone here on the phone.  In first picture above from PRI, from left to right is Jon, Mark (Tri-Mark Performance), Kevin and customer (white shirt).  Third picture shows shock dyno in foreground.

 


Product Brochure of "PRI 2008, Latest News"

for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2008.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando Dec 11-13, 2008.

 


Product Brochure of "PRI 2007, Latest News"

for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2007.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando Dec 6-8, 2007.

 

 


Product Brochure of "PRI 2006, Latest News"

for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2007.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando Dec 14-16, 2006.

Here's some pics from the PRI show.  The group of people is getting a demonstration of our new Automatic (pneumatic) Valve Spring Tester
 

 


Product Brochure of "PRI 2005, Latest News"

for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2006.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando Dec 1-3, 2005.


 

2004 Mailing for "What's New for 2004"

for a 4 page PDF file of a brochure we mailed out to over 11,000 customers in September 2004.  It describes all our new products and updates since our last mailing in 2000.

Product Brochure of "PRI 2004, Latest News"

for a 2 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2004.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Indianapolis Dec 4-6, 2003.

"One of our less busy moments at Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indy 2003."

 


Product Brochure of "What's New for 2003"

for a 4 page PDF file outlining new products and updates for the year 2003.  This was a brochure we passed out at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Indianapolis Dec 5-7, 2002.


Major Product and/or Website Changes (older than those listed on the home page)

New Info (Nov 2009) Demo Movie Files for Port Flow Analyzer, Black Box Electronics and EZ Flow System
New Version (Nov 2009) Engine Analyzer Pro v3.9 Update
New Info (July 2009) Demo Movie Files for Suspension Analyzer, Circle Track/Roll Center v3.6, DataMite Hardware/Software
Update (March 2009) Circle Track Analyzer v3.6
New Product (March 2009) Roll Center Calculator Plus v3.6
Update (March 2009) Roll Center Calculator v3.6
New Product (March 2009) Compression Ratio Calculator PLUS v2.3
Update (March 2009) Compression Ratio Calculator v2.3
Update (Sept 2008) Dyno DataMite v3.7
New Website Feature (Sept 2008)  Funny Farm, when you need a laugh
New Product (Sept 2008):  Weather Wiz v1.1
Update (July 2008):  Cam Analyzer v3.8 (major update)
New Website Feature (July 2008):  Motorsports Blog on various topics
Update (Feb 2007):  Engine Analyzer Pro v3.5
New Product (Dec 2006)  Automatic Valve Spring Tester
New Features Added (July 2006)  Cam Analyzer Plus v3.2
New Movies (June 2006):  More Demo Movie Files showing how various products work
Update (May 2006): Suspension Analyzer v2.0
New Product (March 2006): Circle Track Log Book v1.1
New Feature (Feb 2006): Demo Movie Files show how to use various products 
Update (Jan 2006): Circle Track Analyzer v3.5
New Product (Sept 2005): Thermocouple Recorder
New Product (July 2005): Cam Test Stand (works with Cam Analyzer v3.2 software)
New Product (April 2005): Engine Log Book v1.1
New Product (April 2005): DT2-AFG Gauge A/F Sensor and Free Data Logging Software
New Product (Mar 2005):  Black Box II for Dyno Testing (replaces DataMite)
Update (May 2004): Road Race/Circle Track DataMite Lap Analysis Features
Update (April 29, 2004):  Transmission Gear Calculator Plus v2.0
Update (March 30, 2004): Engine Analyzer v3.3
New Product (Mar 17, 2004):  Rotating Inertia Calculator
Update (Jan 22, 2004): Road Race & Circle Track DataMite v3.2
Update (Jan 22, 2004):  Suspension Analyzer v1.1 D
New Product (Dec 12, 2003): Wide Band A/F UEGO Sensors
New Product (Oct 30, 2003): Rimac (tm) Spring Tester Retro Fit Kit ~ Discontinued
New Product (Oct 3, 2003): Practice Tree External Switches
New Product (Aug 28, 2003): EZ Flow System Flow Bench
Update (Aug 28, 2003): Preliminary Engine Analyzer Pro v3.3
New Product (July 31, 2003): Suspension (coil) Spring Tester v1.1
New Product (May 29, 2003): Valve Spring Tester v1.1
Update (April 23, 2003): Engine Analyzer v3.2
Update (April 23, 2003): Engine Analyzer Plus v3.2
Update (Nov 12, 2002): Port Flow Analyzer v3.0 E
Update (Oct 27, 2002): Drag Racing Analyzer v3.2
Update (Sept 26, 2002): Circle Track Analyzer v3.2
New Product (Aug 29, 2002): Fuel Economy Calculator v1.1
Update (June 28, 2002): Cam Analyzer v3.2
Update (June 28, 2002): Roll Center Calculator v2.0
New Product (June 20, 2002): Black Box Data Logger
New Product (June 20, 2002): Fuel Injector Calculator v1.1
Update (June 20, 2002): Drag Race DataMite v3.2
Update (Mar 28, 2002):  Suspension Analyzer v1.1 C
Update (Mar 22, 2002):  Pit Stop Mileage Calculator v1.1
Update (Mar 22, 2002):  Lap/Segment Timer Demo v1.1
Update (Sept 26, 2002): Circle Track Analyzer v3.2
New Product (Aug 29, 2002): Fuel Economy Calculator v1.1
Update (June 28, 2002): Cam Analyzer v3.2
Update (June 28, 2002): Roll Center Calculator v2.0
New Product (June 20, 2002): Black Box Data Logger
New Product (June 20, 2002): Fuel Injector Calculator v1.1
Update (June 20, 2002): Drag Race DataMite v3.2
Update (Mar 28, 2002):  Suspension Analyzer v1.1 C
Update (Mar 22, 2002):  Pit Stop Mileage Calculator v1.1
Update (Mar 22, 2002):  Lap/Segment Timer Demo v1.1
Update (Sept 28, 2001):  Comp. Ratio Calc. Demo v2.0
Update (Sept 28, 2001):  Finalized Drag Race Pro Demo v2.0
Update (August 27, 2001):  Dyno DataMite v2.0 A.041 
Update (August 27, 2001):  Port Flow Analyzer v3.0 D
New Product (August 24, 2001):  Drag Racing DataMite v2.0
New Product (August 24, 2001):  Drag Racing Analyzer Pro v2.0
New Product (August 14, 2001):  DataMite II Data Logger
Updated Product (Sept 29, 2001):  Compression Ratio Calculator v2.0 32 bit (Free to Paid Owners.  Download latest demo and use your exact Registered Name and Unlock #.)
Updated Product (Aug 27, 2001):  Dyno DataMite v2.0 A.041 (to view Readme.doc file listing changes). (Free to Registered Owners via email.)
Updated Product (August 27, 2001):  Port Flow Analyzer v3.0 D  (to view Readme.doc file listing changes). ($35 to Registered Owners)
New Product (August 24, 2001):  Drag Racing DataMite v2.0
New Product (August 24, 2001):  Drag Racing Analyzer Pro v2.0
New Product (August 14, 2001):  DataMite II Data Logger
Dec 13, 2000  Added Suspension Analyzer page (brochure).
Dec 13, 2000 Updated 4 Link Calculator Demo.
Dec 7, 2000  Updated Prices/Retailers pages, esp. DataMite Prices.
Sept 26, 2000  Updated this Product News page.

 


Past Newsletters

Click on the date for the appropriate newsletter.

 


Recent Media Coverage of Performance Trends Inc.

  • Engine Professional by AERA, Oct-Dec 2009, pages 14-19  "Compute This" discusses how EA Pro uses detailed computer simulation methods to predict the effects of cam modifications.    for a PDF of the article.

  • National Kart News, Sept 2007 The Construction of a Flow Bench.  Article details building a flow bench from scratch, incorporating lots of features of our EZ Flow System, pages 50-58.  for a PDF scan of this article.

  • National Kart News, Aug 2007 What is a Flow Bench and Tool of the Month:  Performance Trends' Black Box II, pages 26-33.  for a PDF scan of this article.

  • Circle Track magazine, Nov 2004, p 35-42, did a follow up of their July 2004 story on Computers in Racing.  This time they included our Engine Analyzer (Std, Plus and Pro), Compression Ratio Calculator, Lap/Segment Timer, Pit Stop Mileage Calculator, Rotating Inertia Calculator, Coil Spring Tester, and Circle Track Log Book programs.  Also included are programs from other companies.

  • Circle Track magazine, July 2004 did some coverage on our Circle Track software and DataMite data loggers, plus some of the competition, starting on page 25.  Like the "editor's note" says, the author of the article owns one of the other companies, and could be biased toward his software.  Personally, I think the article is pretty fair to all companies.  However, it does leave out some of our other circle track racing software, like our Lap Segment Timer (computerized stop watch)    ,   Pit Stop Mileage Calculator    , and our Circle Track Log Book.

  • "Backroom Boys" Race Tech magazine, Feb/Mar 2004, page 88-90 gives a company history and overview for Performance Trends.  for the PDF file of this article.  Click on this link for more info on Race Tech magazine:  www.racetechmag.com.

  • Car Craft magazine, Feb 2004, page 64 "The Basics of Bite" discusses our 4 Link Calculator.

  • Car Craft magazine, Feb 2004, page 98 "Against the Tree" discusses our Practice Tree. 

  • Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine, Dec 2003/page 128 and Feb 2004/page 110, "Ultimate Guide to Cylinder Heads, Part 5 and Part VII" give flow data for numerous Ford heads tested at Westech Performance using our Port Flow Analyzer v3.0 software with SuperFlow's FlowCom.

  • Corvette Enthusiast, August 2003 (pages 60-61) has the article "Virtual 'Vetting" by Dave Emanuel of Random Technology where he uses the Drag Racing Analyzer Pro to simulate performance improvements for Corvettes. Thanks Dave. (pages 60-61) has the article "Virtual 'Vetting" by Dave Emanuel of Random Technology where he uses the Drag Racing Analyzer Pro to simulate performance improvements for Corvettes. 

  • Corvette Fever, August 2003.  Dave Emanuel answers a "Tech Line" question from a reader on "Does performance prediction software work and which program is best?" Dave recommends Drag Racing Analyzer Pro as the program he uses. .

  • Car Craft, page 74-77 February 2003 "8 Second Crate Motor" used our 4 Link Calculator to dial in their 408 Windsor Mustang. 

  • Drag Sport magazine, Issue 3, Jan/Feb 2003 featured an article called Project GT-R on page 32 highlighting Engine Analyzer and Drag Racing Analyzer, which can be viewed at www.dragsport.com

  • Street Rodder,  December 2003 has an article by Joe Abbin of Roadrunner Engineering where he uses the Engine Analyzer Pro to build some flat head engines with good results.

  • Engines and Chassis Dynos, Performance Racing Industry September 2002 pages 80-87, discusses latest dyno and dyno instrumentation offerings from various companies.  Performance Trends' Dyno DataMite and DataMite II are mentioned as very affordable ways to update older dynos, engine or chassis, inertia or absorber dynos.

  • Close To You, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords,  August 2002, page 198 by David Vizard mentions how Drag Racing Analyzer was used to estimate the effect of close ratio trans gears.

  • The Dirty Dozen, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords August 2002, page 93 by David Vizard mentions how Drag Racing Analyzer was used to predict ET/MPH gains from various modifications.

  • Weld  It, Cut It, Hone It, and Cool It, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, page 184 by David Vizard mentions how Engine Analyzer Pro was used to predict intake manifold effects.

  • Racers winning at the StaR/T, National Dragster,  March 22, 2002, page 36 describes how to use our Practice Tree to stage better and cut a better light.

  • Suspension 101 Revisited: This computer program will help you understand you and why a Four-Link works, Drag Racing USA, John DiBartolomeo, Oct 2001 issue.  "Performance Trends, known for computer simulation software in the racing industry, has come up with a four-link program that will help you to determine just what's taking place as your car leaves the starting line.  ... this program will at least give you a better example of why a certain thing happens when a change is made.  From that standpoint alone, it's worth the $79.95 price tag." You can also visit www.dragracingusaweb.com for a subscription, or contact the author: John DiBartolomeo, DRC Race Car Products, john@drcracecarproducts.com.

  • Desktop Dynos, Automotive Rebuilder, Nov 2000, starting on page 47 "Engine Analyzer and Engine Analyzer Pro most closely matched the actual dyno results of the subject 572 BB Chevy engine" (discussing Engine Analyzer and Engine Analyzer Pro)    to see the article: http://www.underhoodservice.com/editorial/ar/ar110047.htm

  • Roll Center, Chevy High Performance, December 2000. starting on page 108 (discussing Roll Center Calculator). 

  • Compression Lessons, Chevy High Performance, November 2000, starting page 80 (discussing Compression Ratio Calculator)

  • Testing with Dynamometers, Performance Racing Industry, September 2000, starting page 128 (discussing Dyno DataMite)

  • Computer Aided Racing, Circle Track, May 2000, starting page ? (discussing Circle Track Analyzer)

  • Transmission Gear Calculator, Popular Hot Rodding, April 2000, page 8 (discussing Transmission Gear Calculator)

  • Circle Track Analyzer, Circle Track, March 2000, starting page 113 (discussing Circle Track Analyzer)