Brandware, an independent, full-service communications firm that specializes in enthusiast brands, has been selected by Bandago Van Rentals as its public relations agency of record.
Bandago is a fast-growing premium van rental company specializing in helping touring bands – and other groups, from large families to event managers – get themselves and their equipment to their next gig on time, in total comfort and in style. The company was founded and is led by a former musician, Sharky Laguana.
The Bandago national fleet includes the latest Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit vans, outfitted with all kinds of fun technology to make road trips entertaining even after the conversation stops. As the first van rental company in the U.S. to offer in-van entertainment, Bandago ensures that its entire fleet offers a variety of entertainment options, including Wi-Fi, X-Box game systems, DVD players and enough outlets to keep everyone’s gadgets juiced up.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Bandago has additional locations in many of the country’s most vibrant music scenes, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Orlando and Portland. New locations are slated to open in 2016, including Austin.
The Brandware team will support Bandago’s continued national expansion with media communications strategy and tactics.
After World War II, two friends in the Netherlands started producing their own hand tools. Eventually their sons took over the business, which became known as Sonic Equipment with headquarters in Holland and Hong Kong.
And at the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Sonic officially launched into the North American market as Sonic Tools.
Earlier this month, at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance, Joseph and Margie Cassini’s moonglow blue 1933 Chrysler Custom Imperial Phaeton outshone 179 competing vintage cars to be named “Best of Show.” The classic car was specially designed by renowned automotive designer Ralph Robert for his wife as an anniversary present – and is the only one of its kind in the world.
It’s hard to beat the exhilaration of heading down the road in a classic car and enjoying the thumbs-up approvals it receives from fellow enthusiasts. Unfortunately, old cars have a way of breaking down at inopportune times. That’s where an emergency roadside toolkit comes in.
In some ways, old cars are easier to fix than new models: no trouble-codes requiring a scan tool, less crowded engine bays, and a lot less wiring. Fuel pumps run on relatively low pressures and carburetors can be rebuilt using simple tools.
A roadside emergency kit should include these items:
Torque wrench: Over-tightening bolts is a great way to ruin a set of wheels, not to mention making it harder to change a flat tire sometime down the road. A torque wrench solves that problem, saving unnecessary aggravation and expense. Sonic, a high-end tool company new to the United States, has a great model that is easily readable with scales in NM and pound-feet.
After receiving best in class awards Sunday at the 14th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, the class-winning cars and motorcycles were parked herringbone fashion down the center of what for the rest of the year serves as the driving range at the Port Royal golf club. Once all those class winners were in place, a handful of senior judges walked up and down the rows to select the best of show winner.