FEATURING SEMINARS BY:
Our 28th Vintage Air Distributor Conference is rapidly approaching. We hope you can attend, we have a great event planned. Please note that we have scheduled our conference for early February 2018, in an effort to avoid schedule conflicts. The Distributor Conference is now a bi-annual event so our next conference after the 2018 event will be in early 2020.
We will continue to follow the three-day format that has proven to be so successful. On Thursday,we will host a full day of classroom sessions devoted to Vintage Air product familiarization, sales training and marketing strategies designed to help you maximize your air conditioning system and accessory sales. We will also give you a preview of some of our newest products under development for the coming year. We will follow the days training with our distributor appreciation dinner on Thursday evening at Casa Rio on the historic San Antonio Riverwalk.
Our Friday schedule will feature seminars from Classic Instruments, ididit, American Autowire and Detroit Speed. These semi nars are tailored to a distributor’s perspective, and all Vintage Air Distributors are invited, even if they are not currently dealers for each of these companies. We have included a summary of each of these seminars with contact information below.
On Saturday, we will shift to our facility for some practical A/C basics,operational demonstrations,and installation tips, along with a tech seminar on power steering basics from Kyle Tucker of Detroit Speed.
Classic Instruments will again kick off the Friday seminar lineup. In their seminar, Classic Instruments will give you the knowledge and understanding to provide your customer with the best instrumentation option available. You will walk away with an understanding of the diverse options available and how to order the correct components for your customers. You will also have the opportunity to learn some common installation and troubleshooting solutions. The Team will also high light custom applications and new products, along with information on its staff members and Customer Service. For more information,contact John Mcleod at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (231) 582-0461.
ididit will also be returning to this year’s distributor conference. The ididit seminar,”Steering Systems-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” will focus on our company history,latest products,what’s hot in the industry today and why we think ididit is the only choice when it comes to steering columns. For more information, contact Marty Waterstraut at email@example.com, or call (517) 424-0577.
American Autowire will again be a part of our feature seminar program. The seminar will include reviews of their latest product releases in the “Classic Update Series”,”Universal Street Rod”, and “Factory Fit” OEM replacement har ness lines, followed by a technical session on electrical system selection. The session will be capped off with an open discussion forum on component selection, installation guidelines, and problem solving. All American Autowire Dealers and potential new dealers are invited to join the presentation. For additional information contact Dave McKelvey at (856) 933-0801 ext. 241, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detroit Speed returns this year to our seminar lineup. Highlights of the seminar include an overview of the Detroit Speed product line, new products, and basic suspension theory. The seminar will also include a high level tech talk on “what to consider and why”, when choosing your chassis and suspension. For more information, contact Leah Molyneaux at email@example.com or call (704) 662-3272.
The itinerary for the 28th Annual Vintage Air Distributor Conference will be as follows:
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Menger Hotel in Ballroom A
8:00 am – 8:30 am – Check in, Coffee & Donuts
8:30 am – 11:30 am – Vintage Air Seminar
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Vintage Air Seminar (continued)
Thursday evening will feature our annual Distributor Appreciation Dinner, sponsored by Vintage Air, Classic Instruments, ididit, American Autowire, and Detroit Speed. This year’s dinner will be at the Historic Casa Rio restaurant on the Riverwalk. As usual, we will meet in the Menger Lobby at 6:15 and walk to the restaurant.
Friday, February 9th, 2018
Menger Hotel in Ballroom A
8:00 am – 10:00 am – Classic Instruments Seminar
10:15 am – 12:15 pm – ididit Seminar
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:15 pm -3:15 pm – American Autowire Seminar
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Detroit Speed Seminar
(Friday evening dinner on your own.)
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
We will provide transportation from The Menger Hotel to Vintage Air, and a catered lunch. Pick up at 7:30 AM in front of the hotel.
8:00 am – 8:30 am – Coffee & Donuts
8:30 am – 11:15 pm – Vintage Air R&D Dept.- A/C Basics and Installation training
11:15 – 12:00 – Detroit Speed power steering pump tech talk
2:00 pm – 1:00pm – Lunch (catered)
1:00 pm – 2:00pm – Facility Tour
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Summary and wrap-up
Our industry and product lines are constantly changing and whether you are a Distributor, Builder or Installer, these seminars are a great way to get a head start on the year. Plan to make time to attend this informative,educational, and fun filled industry weekend.
For hotel accommodations, contact the Historic Menger Hotel reservations desk and provide them with the Vintage Air group. You must provide this name to take advantage of the special rates we have negotiated. You must book your reservations prior to January 25th, 2018 to receive your special rate discount. The Menger sells out quickly, so we urge you to book your room as soon as possible. Contact phone numbers for The Menger are: (210) 223-4361, or fax (210) 223-1328.
You may also make your reservation on line at www.mengerhotel.com. Click on “make a reservation”, enter the group code “Vintage Air”, and select the dates.
The Menger Hotel $135.00 double or single plus 17% tax
2004 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205
The Historic Pre-Civil War Menger Hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, next door to the Alamo, the Scenic Riverwalk and the River Center Mall.
Keep in mind; if you do not choose to stay at the Menger Hotel you will need transportation as we provide travel only from our host hotel.
Please call us with any questions at 1-800-TO-COOL-U (1-800-862-6658).
Information for Classic Instruments can be obtained through John Mcleod at (800) 575-0461
ididit, Inc. can be obtained through Marty Waterstraut at (517) 424-0577
Information for American Autowire can be obtained through Dave McKelvey at (856) 933-0801 ext.241.
Information for Detroit Speed can be obtained through Leah Molyneaux at (704) 662-3272.
If you plan to attend, please contact Denise Packard at (800) 862-6658, ext.102 for a complete registration packet.
All of us here at Vintage Air, Inc. and our participating companies would like to thank you for your patronage and wish you a prosperous New Year! We look forward to seeing you in February.