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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!
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
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
USACi Introduces RTA Shootout at World
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
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.
Mobile Technology Expo 2011 and USACI
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
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
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
SPL ARENA SPONSOR
Main Stage Sponsor
Official After Party Sponsor 2011! To be
the "AFTER" AFTER PARTY with Free VIP PASSES for competitors at
Your Name Here!
Official Retailer Sponsor
Custom Car Show Hosted and Judged By
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!