CYPRESS, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Corporation of America announced today that it has awarded Coupeking Motorworks of Wilmington, California, the official 'Clarion Builds' builder status, designating Coupeking as a Platinum Level partner for the program's first project.
Clarion Builds is designed to serve as a base for Clarion and its partners to tackle unique restoration projects of iconic cars and trucks. By leveraging a mix of social and traditional media, the program's main objective is to connect with new and existing fans who are car enthusiasts, automotive sports fans, journalists, historians, and anyone with an interest in automotive design and style as each project moves through phases until it is fully completed.
"Coupeking is highly recognized in the BMW circles for their impeccably meticulous work and attention to period details and specifics when it comes to restoring modern classics such as Clarion Builds' BMW 2002," stated Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing & Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America. "We are very excited to award Coupeking the official builder status for this remarkable project and look forward to start working with them and our other partners to move the project forward at a significant clip."
"We have a strong passion for vintage BMWs and love the exhilarating experience of driving a BMW 2002 or a 3.0cs," stated Erik Sliskovich, managing partner at Coupeking Motorworks. "We are thrilled to have been selected as the official builder for this Clarion Builds project and securing a Platinum Level partner position for the program. Building great running and driving cars is what we do best and we love the fact that we are part of this wonderful adventure to build a great car where the driving experience is the main focus."
The first Clarion Builds project, the ground up restoration of a 1974 BMW 2002, an iconic modern classic, will be a work of art at the completion of the project. Clarion and its key partners, including Coupeking Motorworks, aim to bring fans and followers a great deal of detail designed to generate excitement and encourage participation as the project moves forward towards completion sometime before the end of the year.
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at www.clarion.com.
Coupe King Motorworks is owned and operated by Peter and Erik Sliskovich a father & son team. Peter started Coupeking as a hobby in the early 80's as a therapeutic way of dealing with stress associated with his main occupation as an emergency room physician. Located in Wilmington, California, Coupeking has evolved over the years from a father and son hobby shop into a full service restoration and parts business recognized by the BMW enthusiasts and followers as an authority when it comes to modern classics such as the iconic BMW 2002 and the seductive 3.0cs.