As in 2017, this year the cold Indianapolis hosted the long awaited PRI 2018 – Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

The entrance to the pavilions at the PRI 2018 Performance Racing Industry
The entrance to the pavilions at the PRI 2018 Performance Racing Industry

PRI 2018 – Performance Racing Industry

The most expected trade fair event by all the engine rebuilders from United Sates and not, took place from 6 to 8 December at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The huge exhibition space of the PRI 2018 was divided into categories such as:

  • Racing engines area
  • Spare parts and accessories
  • Machinery and equipment for engine rebuilding

And to stay in line with the topics normally discussed by The Ultimate Tooling, it is just at the pavilion of the equipment and machine tools for engines rebuilding and engines machining, that we focus our greatest attention.

The machinery row booths entrance at the PRI 2018
The machinery row booths entrance at the PRI 2018

The Machinery Row Booths

Inside the pavilion dedicated to the exhibition of the engine rebuilding machinery, there were all the main machines manufacturer of the world. In fact we could find:

  • Rottler
  • Sunnen
  • Carmec
  • Serdi
  • RMC
  • Kwik-Way
  • Centroid
  • Winona Van Norman

There was a wide range of machinery and equipment that the above-mentioned brands exhibited, including:

  • Cylinder head and block resurfacer
  • Cylinder boring machine
  • Cylinder honing machine
  • Line boring machine for cylinder heads
  • Bench and press machine for valve guides and valve seats
  • Engine valve refacer
  • Valve seats machine
  • Pressure tester for cylinder heads and blocks
  • Crankshaft grinding machine
  • Con rod honing machine
  • CNC machining centers for engine blocks

Engine tuning and spare parts pavilions

Moving from the machinery pavilion to the other areas of spare parts and racing engines, we find a bit of everything.

From lightweight aluminum pistons to strengthened rods, from crankshafts to cylinder heads and engine blocks, and even valves, lubricants, brakes, shock absorbers, etc…

Without forgetting high performance engines, and racing cars for competition on display.

Visitors of the PRI 2018

The visual impact showed an increasing number of visitors compared to the previous editions, thanks to the numerous participants who crowded the corridors of the Indiana Convention Center.

The first day of Thursday, December 6th was mostly addressed by insiders coming not only from the United States, but from almost every part of the world including Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

The days of Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, on the other hand, recorded for the most part a notable number of visitors and mechanics coming from the US.

Conclusions

With the massive presence of exhibitors and visitors, the PRI 2018 – Performance Racing Industry is confirmed to be undoubtedly the most specialized exhibition in the world for what concerns the engine rebuilding industry.

The Ultimate Tooling closes this article wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019 to all our readers.

Santa Claus wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from PRI 2018 - Performance Racing Industry
Santa Claus wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from PRI 2018 – Performance Racing Industry

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