TCRA 2023 annual meeting in pictures - Transmission Digest

TCRA 2023 annual meeting in pictures

I’m not sure where all of the years went, but it was a quarter century ago that Corky and Carole Meyers turned an educational user group for their TCRS converter rebuilding equipment into an association of converter rebuilders: the Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA). The initial meetings of the association took place in Reno, NV where TCRS was headquartered.

There was, at that time, a growing number of transmission shops investing in the equipment and the training to build their torque converters in-house. The reversal of that trend results in today’s association representing an industry segment made up of converter rebuilders of all sizes and specialties.

Torque converter technology and the rebuilding of those units was the theme for the 25th annual Torque Converter Rebuilders Association seminars and convention. This year’s event, held in Charlotte, North Carolina, had a racing theme as the headquarters hotel faced the NASCAR Museum directly across the street.

Events included a welcoming reception, sponsored by core supplier WolfPack, a tour and lunch hosted by RevMax, and a reception held at the NASCAR Museum underwritten by Sonnax. The association’s executive director, Chris Horbach, said this was the largest attendance the group had seen in the quarter-century history of the annual conclave.

Below, view a photo gallery of the weekend’s events.

In the first photo above, cars take the center stage for participants to engage in simulator racing at the Sonnax NASCAR Museum reception.

Thursday evening at the WolfPack welcome reception.
The RevMax staff explaining what takes place at the company’s facility in Charlotte.
TCRA seminar speakers: Roger Bland, ATRA; Alfredo Jimenez, Schaeffler Group; Jim Dial, Sonnax; John Parmenter, Precision International; Bobby Mace, Babcox/Transmission Digest and Blake Carter, Suncoast Converters.
Marcia and Ken Kelly, Transmission Specialties and Tom Hauser, RevMax.
Mike Cargill (left), Schaeffler Group, is president of TCRA. He shares a social moment at the WolfPack reception with Dynamic Reman’s Rocky Primavera.
Event sponsors were recognized: Ken Kelly, Jr., Transmission Specialties, Hal Hoke, WolfPack and Tim Ellwanger, BorgWarner Transmissions.
TCRA members socializing at the Sonnax NASCAR Museum reception.

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