Last Thursday evening, we had our first open house event.
The inaugural event was a big success. There were over 30 people in attendance.
Before and After the presentation, the attendees were able to walk around and talk with some of PSI's staff.
Gary Rayevich talking with some attendees.
John Reed talking with an attendee. Jason Oefelein started out by talking about the high performance automotive industry. He discussed the different courses offered at IAP and how they will prepare students for the automotive industry.
John Reed continued by expanding on the tuning aspect of the automotive industry.
After they concluded their presentation, the attendees were given a tour of PSI's facilities.
Jason lead the tour by first going to the fab shop. He and Alex talked to them briefly about fabrication and its part in the industry. Erick's Continental was included in the discussion as it sits in the fab shop as a work in progress.
Next, they headed over to Russ' area to learn about the electrical side of the industry. Russ showed them an custom wiring harness and engine and transmission control box. This system is going into a Toyota Supra.
The tour ended in the dyno room where John Reed was tuning a client's Toyota Supra.
The attendees got to briefly see what is involved in tuning a car. As John was tuning, Jason was describing to the attendees what John was doing. The event was a big success and very informative for all the attendees. The upcoming generation of tuners and technicians looks promising. We hope to see many of the attendees at our IAP's first class, Intro to Tuning Basics, on April 9th. For more information, go to IAP's website at http://iapedu.com.
John Reed recently went to SEMA to represent John Reed Racing and the Institute of Automotive Performance. He walked around and saw the new upcoming technology and handed out business cards for IAP. He also talked to people of the opportunities at IAP.
One product that he is looking forward to from SEMA was MoTeC's new EMS, the M84. A more cost-effective, yet powerful EMS solution.
The Institute of Automotive Performance had its first student go through an advanced course on AEM tuning. This first course was presented as a one-on-one session over the weekend and Monday. The course was taught by John Reed, one of the founders of IAP.
The course covered both a lecture and hands-on training. The student tuned a naturally aspirated Dodge Viper and a single turbo Toyota Supra. The student created a base map for both vehicles and began a little performance tuning.
Hands-on training in a Toyota Supra on the dyno.
Co-Founders John Reed and Jason Oefelein with IAP's first student.