New date, still great: ididit moves iconic Car Show & Open House to September
The hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, sports cars and trucks that line up for the highly-anticipated annual ididit Car Show & Open House never disappoint. The 30-year old company’s car show is a favorite event for enthusiasts from throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes Region.
Michigan weather isn’t always as consistent as the quality of vehicles on display. Slated for the first week in October, ididit’s Car Show & Open House has weathered snow, rain and cold temperatures in recent years. In order to dodge the weather, the company decided to move this year’s car show to September 16th, 2017.
“The date for the 2017 car show may have changed,” Megan Lunsford from ididit said. “But we will continue to showcase the best custom cars from the region, as well as provide our neighbors a chance to tour our manufacturing facility and win great prizes. We are proud to be an integral part of the Tecumseh community and our annual car show and open house is a way for us to show our gratitude to the place we all call home.”
ididit’s 2017 Car Show & Open House is free for all, and will feature the car show, vendor exhibits, giveaways and more.
Registration for the 2017 ididit Car Show & Open House opens in May.
Posted on February 10, 2017
For Immediate Release: Only with ididit: New ignition systems allow drivers to customize more than everhttp://www.ididitinc.com/accessories-3/idIgnitionSystems-69
ididit has released their new id. IGNITION SYSTEMS package which allows customers to create a truly unique driving experience.
The id.CLASSIC, id.PUSH, id.PUSH+ and id.TOUCH ignition systems are the result of ididit’s continued dedication to providing innovative and dependable products to all car enthusiasts, from the sportsman racer to the restorer.
Choose id.CLASSIC keyed ignition to add style and function to your tilt steering column. Or add id.PUSH for a modern twist.
id.PUSH is perfect for the sportsman racer who just needs to hop in the cockpit, push and go. This system is as easy as it gets, one simple push and you’re on your way. Or upgrade to the id.PUSH+ system, which features the same technology of the id.PUSH system with the added security of a key FOB and a system status indicator.
But for those looking for the most elite keyless system on the market, ididit offers the id.TOUCH system, which features a touch-sensitive button start as well as key FOB with four programmable channels. Additionally, multi-color interactive LED lights signal what mode is in use.
To learn more about ididit’s new game-changing id.IGNITION SYSTEMS, go to ididitinc.com/idIgnitionSystems or call 517-424-0577.Posted on December 20, 2016
ididit DOES IT!http://www.ididitinc.com/universal-steering-columns-1/40Ford-Straight_Univ-68
We took home the gold! We won the 2016 SEMA Show's Best New Street Rod/Custom Car Product with our new 40 Ford special edition steering column. We are so excited and honored to win this prestigious award. Thank you!!
Posted on November 03, 2016
ididit is sponsoring the NMRA new Outlaw True Street Shootoutwww.NMRAdigital.com/KY
Sponsored by ididit, the Shootout will be contested at the 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Saturday, Oct. 1
Santa Ana, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2016) — NMRA officials are proud to announce one of the wildest street car shootouts in decades! The ididit Outlaw True Street Shootout is coming to the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals in Bowling Green, KY on Oct. 1. Running exclusively during the famous NMRA Grudge Night and sponsored by ididit, the steering column specialists, the Outlaw True Street Shootout will be a stand-alone event in addition to the grudge match-ups. The concept is simple and it will bring out some of the quickest, off-the-hook street Fords, with all types of power plants including LS-powered Mustangs. If they're legal under the Grudge Night rules, they can run in the Outlaw True Street Shootout.
“ididit is making a big splash in the drag market with our new Pro Lite steering column for the sportsman racers that require column accessory features. It’s very exciting to sponsor this new specialty class and be involved with ProMedia Events,” said Bud Keating, General Manager at ididit. “The NMRA World Finals is the biggest Ford race of the year and we are looking forward to being a part of the Blue Oval action!”
The rules are simple — any Ford body or Ford-powered racecar can jump into the action and must roll on a pair of 275/28x10.5-wide DOT tires. Yes, you read that correctly…LS-powered Mustangs are more than acceptable, as Grudge Night has allowed those types of cars all season long.
Like QA1 True Street racers, ididit Outlaw True Street Shootout competitors will perform a 30-mile cruise on the street to prove they are legit street rides, but that's where the similarities stop! Once back at the track, all shootout competitors will draw names from a hat for elimination-round pairings. The format is 1/8-mile and No Time will be in effect, though competitors will get their half of the time slip. The rear suspension rules are stock-style setups or ladder bars, while the front requires the typical bolt-in style K-members and a stock firewall.
“We’ve watched similar classes like this go down at other events and the types of cars showing up are certainly what we want to attract to NMRA Grudge Night,” said Rollie Miller, general manager of the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Drag Racing Series. "The winner will walk away with $2,500 while the runner-up will pocket a cool $750 and both semifinalists receive $100, making it a very lucrative one-night affair."
Any racer who competes in QA1 True Street and completes that challenge doesn’t have to perform a second 30-mile cruise and can jump into the action for the cost of the ididit Outlaw True Street entry fee.
Miller continued, “We’re excited to bring this new category to NMRA and help enhance the Grudge Night. Our goal is to get as many Mustang and Ford enthusiasts participating at our events and this is one more reason for them to make the trip to Beech Bend Raceway September 29 to October 2.”
Here is a complete breakdown of the rules: http://www.nmradigital.com/dl/rules/ots.pdf
Presented by Keystone Automotive, the NMRA All-Ford World Finals features insane heads-up Street Outlaws, Renegades, Coyote Modifieds and much more as champions are crowned in Bowling Green! Stay late on Saturday for the special after-hours NMRA Grudge Night where the fastest street racers, including Boosted GT and Mike Murillo, will take each other on… street race style… for big money and bragging rights! The NMRA World Finals also features the largest manufacturers midway of the year, the huge UPR Products All-Ford car show, and special race classes including Outlaw True Street and the Terminator/GT500, EcoBoost, Turbo Coyote and Stick Shift Shootouts.
The NMRA All-Ford World Finals is the must attend event for any Ford fan or racer and it takes place at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, September 29 - October 2. For more information visit www.NMRAdigital.com/KY or call 714-444-2426.Posted on September 22, 2016
ididit Won Best New Product at the Street Rod Nationals!
ididit won big at the 2016 NSRA Street Rod Nationals! We took home the Best New Product in the $201-1,000 category for our new ’40 Ford Special Edition steering column (be on the look out for the official release soon.) Thanks to the entire crew at ididit for all their hard work and creativity.
Posted on August 11, 2016
Pre-Registration for the ididit Car Show is Open!http://www.ididitinc.com/special-events.php
Registration is now open for the 2016 ididit Car Show & Open House! Get those registrations in and join us October 1st for the biggest ididit event of the year!
Our annual car show & open house attracts some of the coolest cars in and around Michigan for a day full of fun. It's a free event, held rain or shine and is open to vehicles from 1979 or older. The show runs from 9 am to 3 pm with awards starting at 2 pm.
ididit Steering Columns Utilize Driven Oil Products!
ididit, the industry leader in steering column innovation, is now exclusively using Driven Oil products in their entire line of steering columns. Driven Oil's cutting edge lubricant technology and advanced anti-wear properties provide race proven durability to ensure optimal performance and extended lifespan from your steering system. Packets of Driven Oil product, to be used upon installation, are included in every ididit steering column box when shipped. Since 1986 ididit has been committed to producing superior quality and fitment in their steering system products and Driven Oils provide the high quality lubrication required to fulfill those principles and ensure optimal quality for ididit's customers.Posted on June 20, 2016
ididit releases the revolutionary ididit Pro-Lite steering column!http://www.ididitinc.com/Downloads/ididit-ProLite_NewProductFlyer-R.pdf
ididit, in collaboration with Detroit Speed, has developed a new, innovative light weight steering column called the Pro-Lite. Take the Pro-Lite on the track, off-road or to any other competition and know you’ll never sacrifice function for performance. Coming in under 6 pounds, the Pro-Lite is half the weight of a standard ididit column and is potentially an even greater weight savings compared to typical OE columns.
The ididit Pro-Lite is loaded with great features for the street and the race track. Enhanced driver safety is provided via a full five inches of collapsibility built into the column. A host of standard features which include self-canceling turn signals, 4-way flashers and horn wiring make the transition from the track to the street seamless! Installation is easy using your original dash mount and ididit's plug-in wiring connectors. The Pro-Lite column is designed to work with most quick release steering wheel hubs. Steering wheel adaptors are sold separately. Columns are available to fit your 1967-75 Camaro, 1965-66 Mustang and 1962-66 Nova. Comes with a standard matte black finish that is durable and attractive. ididit's new Pro-Lite steering column is a great way to shave some weight off your car or truck and maintain fully streetable functionality.
Posted on June 16, 2016
ididit Poker Run on June 11thhttp://eepurl.com/b2_WWP
Join us for some fun for a good cause on June 11, 2016. ididit is putting on a poker run to help raise money for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. The ididit/Relay For Life poker run will shove off at 1pm and will take you to 5 stops in and around the Tecumseh/Clinton area. We'll gather at the last stop for food, drinks, camaraderie and to hand out prizes. The player with the best poker hand will go home with the top prize. It's $10 to join in on the fun. All monies raised will go directly to the American Cancer Society for cancer research. Please call us at 517-424-0577 for questions and more information.
Posted on June 01, 2016
ididit will be participating in the 2016 Relay For Life Eventhttp://bit.ly/1X8b7mV
ididit has set up a team to participate in the 2016 Relay For Life of Lenawee County Event held at The Centre in Adrian, MI on June 25th. We are working on a few events that we'll be hosting to help raise money and awareness for this great cause (stay tuned for those announcements), but you can support us now by donating to our team. Click on the link above to go to our team page and then simply click on the Dontate Now button. All money raised goes directly to the American Cancer Society for cancer research and other services. Click here to read about where your contributions go and what they help support. Thank You!Posted on February 05, 2016
The 2015 ididit Car Show & Open House pictures are posted!http://www.ididitinc.com/gallery.php?w=11
The 2015 ididit Car Show & Open House pictures have been posted! Click on the link to check them out and re-live the rainy, but fun event! If you see you or your ride feel free to share the pictures with your friends!Posted on November 30, 2015
Pre-Registration for the ididit Car Show is Open!http://www.ididitinc.com/special-events.php
Pre-registration for the much anticipated 2015 ididit Car Show & Open House is now open!
On October 3rd people from all over Michigan and beyond will gather at the ididit show for a day full of cars & fun! The show runs from 9 am - 3 pm and awards start at 2. Pre-registration is now open and as always, it's free! So get yours in today!
Win a golf cart!http://www.lenhumanesoc.org/content/win-golf-cart
We've partnered with the Lenawee County Humane Society again to give away a custom-built electric golf cart! All proceeds go to this no-kill shelter for animals in need.
You can purchase raffle tickets at our shop and at various events around Lenawee County. The winner and runner up (who will walk away with $500!) will be announced at our annual car show on October 3rd.Posted on June 01, 2015
New Catalogs are Out!
The newest edition of our catalogs are out and ready to go! If you'd like a copy be sure to stop by or call and we can send your way!
Posted on June 01, 2015
Meguiars at Junk In Your Classic Trunk Swap Meethttp://www.ididitinc.com/megan/ididit%20Swap%20Meet%20Flyer_2015.pdf
Meguiar's will be stopping by our Junk in Your Classic Trunk Swap Meet on Saturday, May 30th! We'll be having over 50 vendors show off their wares and Meguiar's will be there to demonstrate their products.
We've also got the exclusive Meguiar's Professional Line - these special, top of the line products might be unavailable at the big-name stores - but we've got plenty in stock and ready for you!
Stop by on Saturday, May 30th from 9 to 12 noon to check out everyone's cars and watch Meguiars work their magic. Held rain or shine!Posted on May 28, 2015
Introducing the first ever Junk In Your Classic Trunk Swap Meethttp://www.ididitinc.com/megan/ididit%20Swap%20Meet%20Flyer_2015.pdf
Join us on Saturday May 30th from 9 am to 12 Noon for ididit's first ever swap meet! Load up the trunk of your 1979 or older classic car, hot rod, street machine, or classic truck with car parts and grab at spot in our parking lot. We'll have 100 parking spots available for you to sell your wears (limit 1 spot per person). $10 gets you registered (you must pre-register, no drop ins). Sorry, no trailers, tables or pop-up tents. Remember, only what fits in the trunk of your vintage car or tuck will be allowed. Click on the link to download the registration form and reserve your spot today! Spectators are welcome. Held rain or shine.Posted on March 31, 2015
HRIA Education Day will be held at the 2015 Detroit Autoramahttp://www.sema.org/hria-education-day
HRIA will host the annual 2015 Education Day & Training at the Detroit Autorama, March 6, 2015. Many of the industry?s best and most influential manufacturers offer workshops on installations, new products, marketing, selling techniques and tips for running your business.
With 25 seminars, this daylong event supports HRIA?s mission to offer quality educational programs benefiting all aspects of our members' businesses.
Not only does this event provide an unparalleled educational experience, but it allows attendees the opportunity to network and build relationships with industry leaders and peers. ?The seminars are of immense value to the presenters and attendees as a terrific opportunity to exchange real-world useful information. The one-on-one face time is a super bonus to the event,? says Brent VanDervort of Fatman Fabrications.
The workshops are free to dealers, installers and builders, and they fill up fast. Attendee registration will open later this year, but save the date and make your plans to attend HRIA Education Day at the Detroit Autorama, Friday, March 6 at the Detroit Cobo Center.
ididit announces the 2015 Winter Seminar Serieshttp://www.ididitinc.com/special-events.php
The 2015 Winter Seminar Series schedule is set and posted on our website! Check out the special events page to read about all the cool seminars we have lined up for 2015 and how to sign up. Each seminar is $14 and will include your seminar materials, refreshments and a hot catered lunch. They all start at 10 am and go until 2 pm. What better way to spend a winters day than learning some cool stuff from the pros!Posted on October 24, 2014
ididit adds Downtown Delight to their Car Show & Open House itinerary (sponsored by First Federal Bank)
Hey ladies! We have a special trip planned just for you during this year?s ididit Car Show & Open House. Hop on our bus for a little ?Downtown Delight? and tour our charming little town of Tecumseh. Spend a few hours during our car show and enjoy what our beautiful downtown has to offer. Indulge in shopping, antiquing, dining and whatever else tickles your fancy. Do you like art? You?ll also have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour through downtown and enjoy Art Trail Tecumseh, a free outdoor sculpture exhibit featuring artwork from artists around the country. The bus runs from 10am to 1pm and will drop you off in the heart of downtown and bring you back to the ididit facility. Go to the info booth at our car show for information. And of course gentlemen you are invited to tag along!
Click on the links below to discover Downtown Tecumseh
Posted on September 19, 2014
The ididit Car Show & Open House is a month away!http://www.ididitinc.com/special-events.php
The much anticipated ididit Car Show & Open House is a month away! On October 4th people from all over Michigan and beyond will gather at the ididit show for a day full of cars & fun! The show runs from 9 am - 3 pm and awards start at 2. Pre-registration is now open and as always, it's free! So get yours in today! Click here to downloadPosted on September 02, 2014
ididit will celebrate National Collector Car Appreciation Day with a Convoy!http://www.ididitinc.com/megan/ididit-ConvoyToColumbusFlyer.pdf
July 11th 2014 is National Collector Car Appreciation Day and ididit will celebrate this special day (a day early) with a Convoy To Columbus. On July 10th, the ididit truck and trailer will be heading down to Columbus, OH for the Goodguys PPG Nationals and we wanna take all of you with us! As you make your way to Columbus swing by ididit on July 10th at 7:30 a.m. for a quick pit stop and a healthy breakfast of coffee and donuts and then afterwards we'll all leave for the show together! What better way to make a Goodguys entrance than with a Hotrod Convoy!! See you July 10th! Click here to download the itinerary.Posted on June 26, 2014
Ypsi Area Car Club Reunion
Ken and Jane were part of the Ypsi Area Car Club before they ever went into business at ididit. They had many friends back then that they have lost track of over the years. This year Ypsi Area Street Rods is having a 40 Anniversary Reunion of all the old members from the mid '70's. The following is a list of all the members they are unable to locate. If you know the whereabouts or address of the following people, e-mail them to Kay Scharp at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Klein, Ivan Ledford, Bill Brown, David Martin, Greg Cloutier, Hubert Hill, Lorry Roe, Bobby Marcum (Elvia), Steve Keast, Jim Lester (Nancy), Gene Hindbaugh (Julie), Gene Hindbaugh (Julia), Larry Brennen, Jim Wilson, Ken Brentmeyer, Ron Coleman, Bob Zuck, Ray Kulakosky, Tom Salesburg, Jerry Becfey, Jim Arnold, Runard Wahlaman, Lloyd BonzoPosted on April 07, 2014
ididit donates to WyoTech & LeMay America's Car Museumhttp://www.wyotech.edu/
Throughout the years ididit has donated its products to schools and youth training programs with the hopes of educating the next generation of car enthusiasts. These kids are the future of the industry and we feel it is important to highlight the need for hands on education therefore we support them every way we can. ididit recently donated a steering column to WyoTech for a special project they unveiled at this year's SEMA Show. WyoTech provides students with hands-on mechanic training in the automotive field and has 6 campuses across the US. The students at WyoTech Laramie built this unique 1965 Ford Roadster Pick-up.
ididit Sales Manager Marty adds, "We had the pleasure of meeting some of the folks from Wyotech while at SEMA a few weeks ago. They do a great job of providing our industry with trained young people to help us keep this great hobby/industry going strong."
ididit also donated a 1955 Chevy steering column to LeMay - America's Car museum. This column will be installed in a 1955 Chevy that will be donated to the museum?s "Family Zone" exhibit that is designed to build the next generations interest in the automobile world. "This exhibit will help explain how cars work to children, families, and school groups visiting the Museum on an on-going basis" says Debbie Kray, the museums Education Manager.Posted on December 13, 2013
Scott & Marty talk shop with Jerry Dixey at the 2013 SEMA Show
Jerry Dixey from Source Interlink meet up with us while we were at the 2013 SEMA Show in Vegas and chatted with ididit VP, Scott about steering column safety. Jerry also spoke with our Sales Manager Marty about some of the great new products we've come out with this year. Click on the links to see Scott & Marty in action!
2014 HRIA Education & Training Days moves to Detroit!www.sema.org/hria
The HRIA (Hot Rod Industry Alliance) has announced they are moving Education day from Indy to Detroit! It will be the day before Autorama starts (March 6, 2014), and even better, it will be open to the public!
Education day is a presentation of 24 Seminars presented by leaders of the Hot Rod Industry. Each seminar is one hour long, and there will be six time slots in rooms located in Cobo Hall. Because there will be four seminars running each hour, you will have to decide which subject has your interest each hour.
This is the first year Education Days has been open to the public. In other years, only business owners were invited. We are proud to say ididit was one of the founding fathers of these educational seminars. More than 20 years ago, Vintage Air, Ron Francis, and ididit joined forces in San Antonio to educate dealers on the proper installation and use of their products. The seminars have been moved over the years to Louisville KY, and Indianapolis IN, and they have grown in numbers of manufacturers and attendees so rapidly that HRIA, a committee of SEMA, now manages the event. By traveling around the country, everyone has an opportunity to attend. It is only fitting that Detroit, the Motor City, becomes a destination for Hot Rod enthusiasts, builders, and manufacturers alike.
For more info and to register go to www.sema.org/hria
See you there on March 6th!Posted on July 29, 2013
ididit receives "Best Inside Booth Display" award at the Goodguys PPG Nationals
Last weekend marked the 16th Goodguys PPG Nationals and what an event it was! It was an awesome weekend packed full of cool cars and cool people. ididit was even honored with the "Best Inside Booth Display" award, given by Goodguys. How cool is that?! Thanks Goodguys!
Posted on July 18, 2013
Bubba & Tom will be signing autographs in our booth at the Goodguys Nationals!http://www.bubbascustomcars.com/
Bubba & Tom from Bubbas East Coast Rods & Customs will be joining us at the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals and will be signing autographs in the ididit booth on Saturday, July 13th! Bubba & Tom are the stars of a brand new reality series called East Coast Customs which premiers in August on the Velocity channel.Posted on July 03, 2013
The ididit shop truck has been invited to the 2013 EyesOn Design.
On Sunday June 16th, the ididit shop truck will be among the best of the best at the 2013 EyesOn Design. EyesOn Design is one of America's premier automotive events. Each year, the event attracts members of the transportation design community, collectors, and the general public to celebrate and reflect on design. Vehicles are chosen based on the year's theme by invitation only, and between 200 and 300 vehicles are at the show on Father's Day. This exclusive event is held at one of America's most magnificent estates, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. Needless to say, we are extremely honored to be invited to this premier event.Posted on May 31, 2013
NMRA Spring Break Shoot OutNMRA Spring Break Shoot Out - Bradenton, FL
NMRA Spring Break Shoot Out - Bradenton, FL
Since 1999, the National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) has brought Ford and Mustang fans the “#1 All-Ford Motorsport Show.” NMRA events offer the most competitive grassroots all-Ford drag racing combined with the biggest all-Ford car shows, manufacturers’ midways, burnout contests, grudge nights, specialty classes, celebrity appearances and more! Race, show or spectate … you’ll experience the best Ford racing on the planet at NMRA events.
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals Series has a little bit of everything for the racing fan all weekend long – such as watching as the baddest and most recognized Mustang street racers converge on Beech Bend Raceway to compete in ididit Outlaw True Street, a special race category that will run on Saturday evening. Fans and racers alike wait all winter for this event to take place, so make sure you’ve got your seat in the stands to witness it all! This year marks the 23rd Annual NMRA Spring break Shootout and ididit will be there. If you are too, be sure to stop by and see us.
Race and Performance Expohttp://www.raceperformanceexpo.com
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Race and Performance Expo, held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg Illinois. The weekend is sure to keep you busy. You will be able to network with retailers, engine and car builders, and fabricators, as well as performance parts manufacturers. There will also be seminars and a Hi-Performance swap meet. ididit will be joining in on the activities with a booth, so if you’re going to be there stop by and see us.Posted on February 08, 2017