LeMans Corp. informed its vendor partners this week that Parts Unlimited/Drags Specialties will not be exhibiting at Dealer Expo in Indianapolis.
“Just really because of lack of dealer attendance, in our mind,” Greg Blackwell, LeMans Corp.’s vice president of sales, told Powersports Business. “At the Indy Show we’ve decided to not participate in 2013. We felt that we couldn’t justify the cost to participate for the amount of dealers we were seeing, so we have pulled out of that.”
Alternatively, the largest aftermarket distributor in the U.S. will provide dealers with ample opportunities to see vendor products. In the same letter to vendors this week, LeMans Corp. announced that it will host two regional showcases in 2013, similar to its successful Reno events that it hosted at its distribution center there. The West Coast Regional Showcase will be March 23-24, 2013, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., and the Northeast Regional Showcase is set for April 6-7 in Valley Forge, Pa., near Philadelphia.
“Our plan is to feature a Reno-style showcase at each event, with about 200 vendor booths,” Blackwell said. “We’re excited about both locations and think they’re going to be awesome for the dealers.”
Blackwell said more information will be distributed about both shows at the National Vendor Presentation in Madison, Wis., next month.