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After Party and After After Party Confirmed! Slick Chix - Free Food - Wet T-Shirt. All competitors get FREE PASS to both events!

World Finals News

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08/17/2011 - SQ Update USACI has decided to showcase all of our SQ competitors for 2011. SQ will be staged and judged in the "Entry Atrium" of the convention center. This will make them the first cars seen by spectators and will keep the noise floor to a minimum while judging. It's a "WIN-WIN" situation!

08/17/2011 - More Exhibitor Booths We have added METRA, dB Drive and Audio Technix to the vendor list. Many more vendors are ready to sign up and we are also talking to a "TITLE SPONSOR" who may be announced later this week.

08/17/2011 - SPL Arena Sponsor Chevyland of Shreveport has purchased a booth space and signd up to be the Official SPL Arena Sponsor. Click on their logo on right side of this page to visit their web site. Thanks to Chevyland for supporting the USACI World Finals.

08/17/2011 - Registration is Open Registration for finals competitors is open. The first day we had 26 vehicles register. Finals 2011 looks to be a very competitive event.

08/12/2011 - 12 Volt News 12 Volt News did a fantastic article on the 25th Annual USACI World Finals. Check it out HERE Our thanks to Mike at 12 Volt for all the years he has dedicated to the 12 Volt industry. We appreciate you!

08/01/2011 - Heat Wave Car Show USACI and Texas Heat Wave announced today that the two 12 volt industry powerhouses will be combining their efforts for what may become one of the biggest 12-volt events of all time, the 2011 USACI World Finals. Jenissa Lillard, USACI finals director announced the agreement today between USACI and with David McDonald of Texas Heat wave. “This is going to be the biggest thing to hit the automotive aftermarket in years” explained Lillard. “USACI and Heat Wave have worked together for years on Spring Break Jam, Texas Showdown, and the Custom Sounds Austin Heat Wave and been successful in their joint ventures”. Now combining Heat Wave and the USACI world Finals in a great vacation and gambling destination like Shreveport, La will bring together all the elements to make this an event with something to offer everyone. The event will be held on September 24tth and 25th at the Shreveport Convention Center in downtown Shreveport. With the Hilton hotel built into the convention center and several restaurants, night clubs, and casinos within walking distance USACI and Heat Wave would have a hard time finding a better venue anywhwere!
For more information visit usaciworldfinals.com
 

08/01/2011

USACi Introduces RTA Shootout at World Finals

USACi is excited to announce the introduction of “RTA Shootout” at the 2011 USACi World Finals. RTA Shootout is a format of competition where contestants compete based on the overall “smoothness” of their frequency response curve as calculated by the scorekeeping computer in the Term-LAB Sound Measurement Studio. As in USACI's popular "SPL Shootout" format  the competitor with the highest overall score at the end wins.  

During competition, each contestant is allocated 1 minute to fine tune the settings on their sound system for the smoothest possible frequency response. At the end of this time, Term-LAB will take a 30 second average of the frequency response. Contestants start with a perfect score of 100 points. Term-LAB will then locate the single largest frequency response deviation that is greater than or equal to 3 DB. The value of this deviation will then be deducted from the contestant’s score. Term-LAB will repeat this process for the second largest deduction. Finally, a deduction of 1 point will be subtracted for each subsequent frequency response deviation that is greater than or equal to 3 dB. 

Competitors must play “pink noise” when competing. Winners will be determined by each contestant’s RTA score.

This new format will be open to all competitors at the 2011 USACI Finals in Shreveport and later at all 3X and higher points value events during the upcoming 2012 season.

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08/6/2011

Mobile Technology Expo 2011 and USACI
Finals

Shreveport has been selected as the site of the 2011 USACi World Finals XXV. The event will be held September 24th – 25th at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Ralph Randall, USACi president, told 12voltnews.com “The very first USACI Finals was held in the parking lot of the Super Dome in New Orleans. One of our earliest organizational meetings took place in Shreveport and we have considered Shreveport as a Finals site in the past. The city’s new 300,000 square foot convention center and adjacent Hilton Hotel sealed the deal for 2011.”

This year’s Finals will be an element of the 2011 Mobile Technology Expo. Randall continued “Mobile electronics today covers such a wide range of products and of course sound is a major key. The theme of a mobile electronics expo will greatly broaden the consumer appeal for the event. We will continue with all the elements of USACi Finals past -SPL. SQ, Outlaw and StreetBeat competitions plus car club Olympics and Mini’s SPL along with wild stage games for the crowd.”

Continuing Randall added “For the 2011 USACi Finals we will be shifting much of our focus from the 16 – 24 year old demographic to include a much broader demographic. Out will be some of the racier aspects of Finals past and in will be the Mobile Technology Expo theme catering to an expanded audience. Family oriented promotions are being planned to promote visits from action characters, local sports celebrities, and even some nationally known action sports icons. Music and stage entertainment will include local flavor musicians and “kids hours” in the arena with children’s events scheduled just for those under 13. Of course, for those looking to the wilder side of USACI Finals they will not be disappointed, they’ll just have to wait until the after party being hosted by a local establishment on the Shreveport riverfront.”

Historically the USACi Finals draws competitors from over 30 states plus Mexico and Central America. Shreveport in located in the center of a region that is easily accessed by car. Within less than a 5 hours drive competitors from Houston, Austin, Dallas/Ft Worth, Ft Smith, Little Rock, Memphis, Jackson MS, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles can be in Shreveport. Expand the circle a couple of hours and San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and New Orleans are in the list of cities within an easy drive.

Cities hosting the USACi Finals in past years include New Orleans, Jackson MS, McKinney, TX, Houston, Kansas City, Omaha, Dallas and Tulsa.

For more information on the events planned go to www.usaciworldfinals.com

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 08/2011
IMPORTANT INFORMATION COMPETITORS NEED TO KNOW FOR THE SHOW!

1. If your manufacturer is present then feel free to promote them as you like. If a manufacturer IS NOT supporting the event or is not a USACI member you may not:

- Hand out literature
- Hang or display banners or product displays
- Display more than two (2) product decals on the vehicle.
- Decals can be no larger than 4" tall by 10" wide. Decals larger than this must be covered.

This is and has always been USACI Finals policy. We are sure that you can understand that without these policies there many companies would not bother to purchase a booth or sponsorship.

2. You must have a 1/8 tank or less of gas. The front battery must be disconnected after setup and your gas cap taped over.

They WILL BE checking at the door with a test stick. Please take care of this in advance.

Welcome to the 2012 Custom Car Show and USACI Car Audio World Finals

Gate times and costs TBA

Children under 10 FREE! - Drawings and Door Prizes EVERY HOUR!

Official Title Sponsor

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SPL ARENA SPONSOR

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Main Stage Sponsor

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Official After Party Sponsor 2011! To be held at

and the "AFTER" AFTER PARTY with Free VIP PASSES for competitors at Phoenix Underground!

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Your Name Here!

Official Retailer Sponsor

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Custom Car Show Hosted and Judged By

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T-Shirt Sponsor

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The Facility:

The Shreveport Convention Center is the largest in the tri-state area known as the Ark-La-Tex. Built just a couple of years ago this 350,000 square foot state of the art facility is the ideal spot for the 2010 Mobile Technology Expo.

The Show Floor:

Modern, Clean, and ideally suited for our event!

The City:

Catch a Star, Be a Star: Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side!

In Shreveport-Bossier you’ll see stars day and night. Our beautiful, fun and exciting city is home to many of America’s best-loved stars of music, theater and the big screen. Come join us on the historic Red River in the northwest Louisiana and enjoy our fabulous entertainment, arts, fine and casual dining, hotels that range from elegant to cozy, terrific shopping, exciting festivals, and of course, famed riverboat gambling.

Our legacy . . . East Texas Cowboy, with a Cajun Twist; Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side

It’s that unique combination of two great American heritages that sets Shreveport-Bossier apart. It’s a little Texas, a little Cajun. You’ll find the combination reflected in our mouth-watering dining, where flavorful Texas steak may be combined with spicy crawfish. Or you might find it in our music, with nightclubs and concerts for jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, zydeco, and everything in between. There’s no place like it in America, a world of color and sound, taste and entertainment, elegant Southern charm and a relaxed attitude that suggest you kick off your boots and stay a while.

Six Riverboat Casino's

Sam's Town - Harrah's - Boomtown - Horseshoe - Eldorado - Diamond Jacks

Click HERE for all the info on ALL the casino's

Our riverboat casinos are floating palaces, tributes to the frontier tradition of 24-hour fun and excitement. Along with traditional gaming, our casinos host fabulous entertainment and an assortment of restaurants and buffets. And don’t be surprised to find a famous star or two at your gaming table or favorite club.

You’re only a stranger once.

You’ll find friendly staff, gracious hosts, and we’ll treat you like a star. For a little taste of a great region, take a tour of our website to learn more about the sites, sounds, tastes, events and activities that make our home special.

Find out what the stars already know . . . this is a great place to be, Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side.

 

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