Larry, having been involved to some degree covering some of the events, I'll second your motion. It was a blast covering the races (Indy, Fontana, Sonoma, where we worked with the Littelfuse folks) and to get a first-hand look from engineers just how electronics is making these the most amazing racing machines in the world.
As an industry, we now need to up our game and provide contractors with easier ways to properly identify and report counterfeit products and build collaboration between manufacturers, design engineers, industry organizations, and government.
The shift to aluminum is gaining momentum and the demand from automakers for aluminum is soaring, "expecting to reach one billion pounds this year, up from 200 million in 2012, and to grow by more than 30% annually through 2020."
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