Are you seeking sponsorship for your project car or truck? We love working with talented builders. However, we are overwhelmed with requests from people seeking free parts. As such we need to speak plainly about the process. Here is what you need to know before sending in an application. RideTech product sponsorship opportunities are extremely limited. RideTech partners with builders and enthusiasts who are able to show the ability to a) complete their project in a timely manner and b) promote their project in exchange for the parts discount value. . We view these opportunities as partnerships. For example, the Viper-powered Chrysler 300 shown above was built by Classic Car Studio on the show “Speed Is The New Black”. The car was also on display at the SEMA show plus many other events. The folks at Classic Car Studio do a great job with social media and other promotional efforts.
Regarding promotion, we look for a COMBINATION of promotional return including events, social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter) and other marketing channels such as television and magazine articles. Then, you need to submit an awesome proposal that knocks our socks off. Please do not just call requesting parts. If you are not able to effectively promote RideTech, please do not apply for sponsorship. That promotion usually involves spending money on travel, event entry fees, signs and — of course — the funds needed to complete your project. If you are not able or willing to commit to spending money promoting you project and partnership, please do not apply.
Potential sponsorship partners must present the following with their application:
Photos: Please include good images of a project car or truck with major progress made. Are just starting your project? Maybe you do not even have a vehicle yet? As a rule, parts are not released until we see a picture of a car that we would be proud to share on our own social media pages. RideTech will not partner with any project if it feels parts will sit for a long period of time before being installed. RideTech also looks at the quality of your pictures and videos. You must show an ability to take good quality, interesting photos.
Audience: Do you have followers? Maybe you have access to media or attend a lot of shows? As a company, we try to minimize risk and maximize return on investment or ROI. People and shops with a proven track record of prior projects, engagement and audience reach get priority. At the same time, we all have to start somewhere. While this might be your first project, if the design and execution are both awesome, you might get chosen.
Can you meet all of these guidelines? Be sure to complete the application completely.