A company is only as good as it’s customers and RideTech has the greatest customers in the world. Every year, a small number of our dealers gather at RideTech HQ in Jasper, Ind. to further their knowledge regarding handling and ride quality in general as well as RideTech components, in particular. To keep things fun and interesting, our annual Dealer Conference includes test drives, Ride-A-Longs on our test track and some truly exceptional food. If you are in the custom car car business, it’s a big time.
This year, participating dealers had the chance to steal the keys to Bret’s Buick GSX as well as our ’57 “Big Window” pickup that features RidePro-X air suspension management. Like kids in the proverbial candy store, dealers would test drive one cool car, then hop out and drive another. It’s a great opportunity to sample StreetGRIP, Coilover and air ride cars and trucks back-to-back. Attendees get to test-drive new parts such as Bolt-On 4-Links and R-Joints as well as the vehicles.
Wilwood’s Carl Bush was on hand to talk about a myriad of braking system topics including caliper and master cylinder selection as well as rotor requirements and pedal ratios. It was all very technical, yet explained in easy terms.
The conference involves two days of classroom time, but there are plenty of breaks plus breakfast, lunch dinner (one night), snacks and after-hours loitering. In many ways, it’s more of a party setting than higher learning environment. Ride-A-Longs on the test track seal the deal. The 2017 RideTech Dealer Conference is the place to be if you build hot rods, custom cars and cool trucks. Thanks to all who attended and see you next year.