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Daytona Spring Break Nationals
May 1, 2001

The World's Most Famous Sound-Off By Brett Solomon DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.—It is hard to believe that sound-off stalwarts, manufacturers and a plethora of alcohol-enhanced teenagers descended upon Daytona Beach for the fifteenth year in a row. However, this year's Spring Break Nationals was arguably the best ever. First of all, according to the Daytona News Journal, this was the biggest student attendance of spring break in Daytona since 1989. That helped to set the atmosphere for strong attendance and enthusiasm for the Car Audio Expo in Daytona Beach's Ocean Center. Paul Papadeas, president of Spring Break Nationals ("The World's Most Famous Sound-Off and

Advertiser Index
April 1, 2001

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More Players, Sophistication
January 1, 2001

By Jamie Latshaw Encouraged by consumer interest, more manufacturers will use CES introduce increasingly sophisticated mobile navigation and rear-seat entertainment products. At press time, a Sony representative said the company would have a few rear-seat entertainment products at CES—no navigation, however, as the company doesn't see it as a strong market for the U.S. Alpine disagrees. "We continue a very steady sales growth each month," said Steve Witt, vice president, brand marketing and communications, Alpine Electronics of America, adding the company's sales have shifted to about 90 percent DVD platform. In mobile navigation, Kenwood's DVD-based navigation system, model KNA-DV2100, features a second-generation DVD-ROM drive,

People
December 1, 2000

Robert Minkhorst will end his 30-year career at Philips on December 31, when he is slated to resign as chief executive officer of Philips Consumer Electronics North America. At press time, Philips had not appointed a successor. Darrel Issa has been elected to Congress. Issa is the chairman of the Board of the Consumer Electronics Association and president and CEO of Directed Electronics. He took his seat in the House of Representatives representing the 48th congressional district in California. Issa, a Republican, won with 61 percent of the vote.…Jim Minarik is the new president and CEO of Directed Electronics, Inc. Minarik is currently the