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WindRestrictor® at 2016 North American Sky & Solstice Meet

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2016 North American Sky & Solstice Meet

WHAT…… AN……. EVENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

King Penn Industries has spent many, many hours with our Sky & Solstice family over the years.  From back in the day when Robert was testing prototypes to numerous national events and local meets, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know so many of members of the Kappa community.

It is an understatement to say that it truly felt like we were getting to go back home when we pulled up to this event

When we drove into the parking lot, we circled the rear ends of about 25-30 cars that had already arrived and immediately recognized their custom designs.  The first feelings of driving by each car and seeing our products peeking through their rear windows was one that I will never forget! Each custom WindRestrictor® tells such a neat story and it was so surreal to remember some of them and get to talk to the owners of those that we had never heard the story on!

This custom Version 1 from 2006 was one of the most memorable of the entire weekend. (Thank you to Leonard & Diane for submitting the photo below with their top down!)  We sat down for appetizers the first evening of the show and as fate would have it were joined by Bob and Ann, two of Robert’s original customers.  They told of the story of how Robert had helped them come up with the idea of putting their names on either side and they fell in love with it.  They chose red illumination and it’s been glowing every time they go topless for the last 10 years!


Bob & Ann

The next night, we got to see The Punisher Solstice in all its glory! If you haven’t gotten to see this thing in person, you’re totally missing out!  Rob has put so many personal touches on this car, it is truly a work of art!

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We brought several new owners into the WindRestrictor® family over the week, one being Ms. Marie! She was so excited she couldn’t hardly wait, so I installed glass appeal wind deflector for her in the parking lot while we were unpacking! She absolutely loved it and showed it off all week!

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The car show itself was unbelievable! I wish we could go back and shoot a video, I’m not sure what I was thinking!

The number of WindRestrictor® brand products in the parking lot was truly humbling and spoke volumes. Here are a few😉

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This custom Superman design illuminated in red won “Best WindRestrictor in Show” chosen by a team of local fireman!

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Another favorite of mine of the event was getting to go for a ride in the DDM Works Supercharged Slingshot!

If you haven’t checked these things out yet, I encourage you to do so! They are a guaranteed good time!!

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We released our SlingShot design this past weekend, and DDM will be sporting their new one soon! We can’t wait for you all to see it in person at the next national event!


This event was one of the most fun we’ve had in a long time, and we can’t say thank you enough to all who worked so hard to make it possible!

Chris & Karen Brinkley

Chris Jackson

Mark Fracker

Karen Wood

Roy Hellinga

Jerry Swan

Jackie Martin

These folks worked their tails off over the last year (or more!) to make this show one of the most memorable yet! There were runs of all levels scheduled each day, a local minor league baseball game where Karen Brinkley won the silent auction to throw out the first pitch, a huge silent auction with awesome donations from lots of generous vendors, a raffle ticket drawing with all sorts of baskets donated by kappa clubs and business from across the nation, an ice cream social, several meet and greet dinners…. the list goes on and on. The thought and time put into this event was very evident throughout the week and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended!

NASSAM 2016 hosted 127 Sky & Solstices, 230 people and set an all time record for the most money raised for charity – Over $20,000!

 If you missed this year, be sure to mark  your calendars now for Lexington, Kentucky! This is sure to be an AMAZING time and I can guarantee you won’t want to miss it! You can check out the site here and read all about the drives and events that are already in the works!

2017 NASSAM in the beautiful Lexington, KY


Until next time, love and hugs from all of us at WindRestrictor®!
We appreciate you continued business and support over the years and look forward to many more memories down the road!

Safe travels!

-Ashli Corbin

**If you have any good photos that we missed please send them my way! I’d love to add them here and share them with everyone!** 

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Seven For Seventeen

WindRestrictor® is not just a car accessories company, we’re fans of the latest innovations in the automotive industry. Wondering what 2017 looks like? Wait no longer! From smart, gas saving SUVs, all the way to a dead ringer for The Batmobile (can I do one blog without mentioning The Batmobile?), ’17 promises to have it all. So, let’s dive in and check out what these mad scientists in the car business have to offer.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1


Wow. Wish, I could have started with some very deep and insightful phrase that would’ve captured this moment, and not make me sound like a stuttering school girl who just saw the newest Brit boy band get off the plane. But, this automobile is so aesthetically pleasing only wow came to mind.

But, it isn’t JUST the looks. They’re moving the engine to the rear for greater get-up and stopping power. Just when you thought American cars couldn’t get faster, the new Vettes just did. Engine? How about a 6.2L Twin-Turbo V8? Can you say VROOOOOOM? If this car gets any faster, we may have to start building WindRestrictors® out of Titanium.

How much will these monsters of metal cost? Only 150k starting. For the low price of a small house in a reasonable neighborhood, you could be blowing past everyone on the highway and looking immaculate doing it.

2017 Bugatti Chiron


Okay, to me this car looks like something a superhero (I DIDN’T say it) might drive. It also costs what only a superhero could afford. It’ll set you back a cool $2.5 million. That’s quite a pretty penny! What can you expect from a car only the richest of the rich can afford?

How about a top speed of 261 mph? Need to get somewhere fast? That shouldn’t be a problem. Getting out of a speeding ticket might be however. This car looks like it’s going sixty when it’s sitting still.

With a seven speed automatic engine to control the action, this bad boy can will have all the power you need. With that price, it better!

2017 Aston Martin DB11


I look at this car and instantly think, sleek. The body design is from the Mercedes AMG division. They seem to certainly know what they’re doing on the body shape. But, what of the parts that make it go?

With a top speed of 200mph, you won’t get to the insane levels of some of the others but it’s more than ample to turn heads at a break neck pace. The rumored price is $211,955, it’s still way beyond average but pales in comparison to some of the other vehicles that are about the same price as an island nation.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan


Okay, I’ve been posting mostly jets with wheels. While great to look at, they’re way beyond most of our budgets. Can you have European elegance at a somewhat reasonable price? This model won’t cost you an arm and a leg . For about $40,000 you get a classic name in cars that is known worldwide.

The Giulia Sedan is part of Alfa Romeo’s plan to get into the ring with the staunch German competition that companies like Mercedes-Benz and BMW, while breathing new life into a company that isn’t what it once was on the international stage.

While not an AMC Gremlin, this car isn’t as flashy as what most people would think when you hear, “Alfa Romeo”. The Giulia is a move towards sensible luxury in an era where less is more and quality beats flashy.

2017 Ford GT


This isn’t your mom’s Ford! So, in 2005 and 2006 the first generation of the Ford GT was made available to the public. Fast forward eleven years and we now have the second generation. If you think of Ford and the first thing you think of is trucks and Mustangs, this vehicle may change your mind.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice the price tag. Ready to snatch one up? Sounds great! That’ll be $400,000. The Ford GT will effective become their most expensive car ever that’s freshly made. So, what do you get for your money? Quite a bit, actually.

How’s a twin-turbocharged V6 pushing out with 600+ horsepower grab you? It can go 0-60 in a little over 3 seconds and reach speeds of 205 mph. Sort of odd to think that a Ford could give a Lamborghini a run for its money without heavy modification, but this is indeed the case with this model.

2017 Range Rover Evoque


Range Rover has a convertible. That’s not a typo.  Welcome to the 2017 version of the Range Rover Evoque. A cabriolet SUV. It’s a sporty looking little vehicle that looks like a lot of fun on a sunny day.

For around $42,000, you get a sporty and unique little ride. Some say the suspension is a bit tight, but a plush interior somewhat makes up for it. The 0-60 time of 7.6 won’t take a Ford GT off the line, but is more than respectable for an SUV nonetheless.

Expect to see well-to-do soccer moms styling a little more than usual. With a reasonable price and a stylish uniqueness, expect this model to be another solid competitor for Range Rover.

2017 Lexus SC


Lexus continues its SC models with this beautiful 2017 version. In both a convertible and coupe version, it’s definitely going to garner fans among people who like a little flash and punch. Does Lexus have what it takes to compete versus all the German models?

With a 5.8 liter V8 engine and a ten speed transmission, will blow away a lot of the competition. Couple that with 475 Hp and you’re ripping up the competition for sure. The light weight body gives you great handling and low fuel costs. So you get a beautiful car AND save on gas. Hard to ask for more.

One thing you might want to ask for is a cheaper price. These vehicles are going to go for about 100k. So, while not being at the pump as much, you might be at your job for long hours to pay for this beauty.

The Wrap

Thanks so much for reading another blog post by yours truly! Remember if you see any omissions or errors please email me paul@windrestrictor.com . Save 10% with the code “WRBlog”. Interested in our product? Check us out @ www.windrestrictor.com . Thanks for reading!

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WindRestrictor® For Jaguar F-Types

At WindRestrictor® we pride ourselves on being the world leader in quality wind blockers/deflector manufacturing and design. We choose the vehicles we decide to create for based on the same standards we set for all of our own products. Naturally, we have great expectations from any manufacturer and model we’re fitted too. We’ve been honored to have several renowned cars to work with, and our latest addition is more of the same. Introducing the WindRestrictor® for Jaguar F-Types!

Jaguar has been long praised as being a leader in luxury vehicles worldwide. Their attention to detail and quality engineering is respected by even the most bullish critics. What do we really know about this fine vehicle manufacturer and specifically the F-Type series? In this article we will attempt to tell the F-Type story and shed some light on what makes it such a sought after sports car.

A Jaguar Is Born


Jaguar started in 1922 as the The Swallow Sidecar company. Before a motorcycle could comfortably seat two, the sidecar was used to take someone along for the ride. Later, the company partnered with Standard Motor Company and started churning out conventional automobiles. Many of these models were named, “Jaguar” which eventually became the moniker of the company itself. Although, Swallow Cars would’ve been a great name as well.

After several different owners, Jaguar is now a subsidiary of Tata Motors and is now Jaguar Land Rover officially. Throughout the years (and owners) their dedication to making terrific sports cars never waned. The XKSS (which was produced in 1957) was owned by Steve McQueen and noted for its stylishness and performance. Back in ’88 the XJR-9 was winning auto races left and right, and was the first Jaguar to do so. The XJ 220 was one of the it cars of the ’90s. Even now, Jaguar remains in the conversation when you’re talking about affluence and the car you’ll buy when you make it.

The F-Type Generation


The first F-Type rolled off the assembly line a mere three years ago and returned Jaguar to its former glory as a solid contender in the battle for best sports car manufacturer. A title it held for several years prior. They even tapped sexy American singer Lana Del Rey to be the face of their hot new ride. Convertibles and beautiful women are always a solid marketing strategy. See most music videos for further details. But, the advertising didn’t stop there.

A short film at the famous Sundance Film Festival called “Desire” premiered. A move that made some film critics turn their noses up, but made auto buffs drool. Then the Jaguar wisely took advantage of social media with the #YourTurnBritain campaign. During the campaign people were urged to share pics of how great Great Britain really is on their Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and/or Instagram. The winners were lucky enough to win an unforgettable long weekend of indulgence. Since, I couldn’t find any information on what exactly was won, what a weekend it must have been.

Jaguar of course knew how to get to audiences in America, Superbowl commercial of course! In the advertisement, British actors who’ve played notorious villains in American movies were used to give their new model an edge with their market across the pond. Of course another hashtag was created around the event, #GoodToBeBad.

Yet, another destination was hit with a promotional media blitz, China. The Chinese launch was headed by that Asian megastar, David Beckham. He’s found handsome by so many women, that he was picked to be the face of a campaign in the largest nation in the world. A place where he doesn’t speak the language, wasn’t born, or has no ancestry from. For the rest of us, life just isn’t fair.

Just A Pretty Face?


So, with all the glitz and glare was the F-Type doomed to be all show and no go? Were those clever Brits just luring us in with cool celebs and hashtags? Is it another case of savvy marketing but sub-par vehicle manufacturing? Luckily, this wasn’t and still isn’t the case.

The newest F-Type convertibles certainly have get-up. You can floor it and expect to hit a top speed of 195 mph (an even 200 in the coupe). That’s a quite a feat for a car company known more for luxury than horsepower. Speaking of horsepower, expect your model to pack an impressive 542 hp and a V8 on the newest model. Certainly, nothing to sneeze at. The first models rolled out with 335 hp and a V6 engine. With improvements like that in just the first few years, the sky’s the limit on where Jaguar is willing to take this car’s performance.

Jaguar doesn’t stop at passing lesser vehicles on the way to the supermarket, their adjustable suspension is in place to ensure a smooth ride. Try out one of the 25 different driving modes programmed for different terrains, conditions and driving styles. A truly customizable riding experience for the driver and passengers.

Of course the interior is plush, like you’d expect from any Jaguar. F-Types come with leather seating and aluminum finished control buttons. Throw in a center panel touch screen and a cool looking three spoke steering wheel, this might be the first car that looks fast from the inside.

A New Romance


The Jaguar F-Type convertible is in a class of its own. We at WindRestrictor® are proud to announce we now make a version for this soon-to-be classic. Being the premier wind blocker/deflector on the market, it’s only natural we create for a company that’s globally recognized as a leader in the automotive industry.

Our model for F-Types snap right into place. We kept the installation simple, yet as secure as you’ll find in all of our other models. Not to mention as head turning. Pick one of our eight great colors with custom or standard laser etched graphics, or go clear as you block up to 50% of the wind that invades your cabin.

Want to save 10% on your Jaguar F-Type WindRestrictor®? It’s easy if you use the code, “WRBlog”when you order with us @ www.windrestrictor.com. Have any suggestions concerning this article? Drop me an email, paul@windrestrictor.com. Thanks for reading!

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Stars And Their Cars

At WindRestrictor® we love dropping facts. Most of the blogs I’ve written have been a dream for stat junkie auto fans  who love spouting off random percentages during car meets with their fellow enthusiasts. As you can probably tell, I’m in that number. The data behind car sales tells a splendid story. However, there’s another side of me (as with most people) that loves the flash.

You know what group of people in our society loves glamour and expensive cars? Celebrities. You know who loves celebrities? We do.  So, how about this blog I skip my normal math lesson and we get to some crazy rides and the celebrities who love them? If you see any omissions let me know. We always have room for a part two!

Jay Leno



You can’t write a celeb and car blog post without mentioning Jay Leno. The long time host of The Tonight Show owns a staggering 130 cars and 93 motorcycles. His collection is arguably the most impressive in Hollywood. The first picture is of course the Batmobile. Yes, I know I’m a nerd and I had to post at least one picture of a comic based car. The second car is The 2001 Blastolene Special “Crystal Tank Car”. It has a M47 Patton tank engine, striking aluminum body, and will only cost you a cool $125,000. Pocket change to a man who made millions as the late night king for 20+ years.

Jay’s love for cars and motorcycles has even been parlayed into a second career. His Jay Leno’s Garage is a television and web series devoted to his expansive collection. Not a bad part-time gig to have in retirement.

Tim Allen



The star of Toy Story, Home Improvement, and now Last Man Standing is a bit of an automobile buff you might say. His toys include a 1933 Ford Roadster, 1950 Cadillac Rat Rod, and a 1965 Shelby Cobra S/C.

The former stand up has even had a hand in designing a few models of his own. Which for most of us is a dream come true. At some point he’s had the number one book, number one movie and a number one television show. Now a car designer as well?  I guess being from “Motor City” can lead to a healthy interest in finer autos.

Floyd Mayweather



Floyd Mayweather was until recently the best pound for pound boxer in the world. Recently retired (I don’t believe it will last), he’s made more than enough money (most sources put his net worth between $400 million and $650 million) to have a garage full of absolutely beautiful and rare cars.

His trophies include a Pagani Huayra and an Aston Martin One-77, that’s $6.5 million worth of exotic rides. He said his eventual goal is $30 million dollars worth of cars. Considering his extravagant taste and healthy bank account, this is a believable goal.

Justin Bieber



Justin Bieber is sort of like Indian food, you absolutely adore him or totally abhor him. There’s not much of an in-between. No matter your feeling for the pop singer, he has quite the collection of exotic cars.

Justin’s the proud owner of chromed out Fisker Karma, a leopard spotted Audi R8, and a Flat Black Range Rover for starters. There’s been Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Porsches in his garage as well. No word on whether these are still part of his collection, Justin has a penchant for getting a little out of hand and wrapping them around telephone poles. Stay safe young heartthrob multimillionaire.

Shaquille O’neal



Shaquille O’neal was the big man on campus since his days at LSU. Rarely, do you see a person’s collection of vehicles reflect their personality so well. While many other celebrities go for sophistication or antiques, Shaq ups the ante with jacked up trucks and even redesigned Mack Trucks. An owner of some nice cars (a $220,000 Ferrari for example), it’s the colossal metal monsters that take center stage.

Shaq is the proud owner of an F-650, a custom Jeep Wrangler, a completely tricked out 2001 Chevrolet G1500, and a Cadillac Escalade. That’s a lot of steel and gas for a lot of man! Good to see he’s finally found some vehicles with leg room.

Ralph Lauren



Even those of us who know very little about fashion design (or fashion at all if you’re me) know the name Ralph Lauren.  This famous style guru is almost as passionate about his rides as he his about his threads.

Mr. Lauren has a car garage so big it’s been called a palace. He actually pays a curator to watch over it and take the cars for a scheduled drive to make sure everything’s in running order. His mechanical rarities include the 1955 Jaguar XKD, a Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, and a Ruf CTR 3. Who would have imagined someone into creating fragrances was also into burning rubber?

John Cena



Can you imagine a list where Cena and Lauren are both participants? Well, turns out the uniting force that is finer vehicles has struck again! This world champion WWE megastar is a car collector with a vast array of powerful rides.

John bodyslams the streets with classics like the 1970 Cougar Eliminator, 1971 Plymouth Road Runner, and more modern classics like the 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition. From one time driving for a limousine company, to now owning more vehicles than limo places could hope to afford. Not a shabby ride ride to the top Mr. Cena.

Paul Walker


Okay, we admit we are partial to the late, great Paul Walker. He was the first celebrity to take a picture by one of our products and we’re eternally grateful. All of that aside, Paul had one of the most impressive collections of cars Tinseltown has ever seen.

Paul Walker wasn’t just a Fast And The Furious actor, he lived what he preached. The owner of a 2008 BMW M3, 2010 Audi R8, and 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS to name a few. Apparently, some “person” decided to relieve Mr Walker of around 30 of his vehicles hours after his death. The most astonishing part about this cowardly act is they didn’t get ALL of his rides. Mr. Walker, you’re certainly missed.

The Wrap

Did I forget to include your favorite celeb’s caravan of exotic rides? Please, email me with any omissions, mistakes, or anything at all really. My address is paul@windrestrictor.com . I’ll get back to you ASAP! I’d also like to give some credit to Celebrity Cars Blog, great further reading if stars and cars are your thing! If you’re interested in any WindRestrictor® products remember that using the code “WRBlog” will save you 10% on your purchases. Thanks so much for reading!

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U.S.A. Auto Sales 2015:The Winners

WindRestrictor® is proud to be an American automotive accessories manufacturer. So, naturally we are both intrigued and invested in the sales numbers for automobiles in The U.S. in 2015. How did the largest American companies (Ford and Chevrolet) do? Did foreign competitors like Mercedes Benz and/or Honda gain ground?  How are our beloved convertibles doing? Did the superbly built foreign Z4 or Mini Cooper sell more than the domestic stalwarts Mustang or the Camaro? We’ll answer all this and more in this article. Please, feel free to fact check everything I say as always!

 Better Than Ever

So, we hear a lot about our failing economy and how the American dollar means little in this day and age. Well, I’m here to report the talks of our money’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. American buyers bought more cars in 2015 than any other time in history. You read that correctly. The record was set in 2015. For a nation teetering on the brink of financial collapse, (like many erroneous sources report) not too shabby huh?


Turns out s17.47 million light-duty vehicles were sold according to Car and Driver . That’s a 6% increase from 2014! I guess we’re nearly out of the chasm. Our slow but steady climb from our national financial woes, seems to be finally paying off for the car industry. A combination of low gas prices, healthy gross domestic product percentages, and low unemployment have contributed to the gain. While the monetary issues aren’t changing at the pace most U.S. citizen would would like, it’s certainly moving along more consistently than in the past.

The individual records by each company were possibly even more inspiring. Considering the variety and amount of models represented, this is quite an encouraging sign after the struggles of just a few years past.

The Brands In Demand

Foreign companies had a phenomenal year in America. With no less than eleven posting gains in ’15! The biggest winner being Honda with over 1,400,000 sold. Nissan also had a 1,000,000 plus year. Six digit sales were shared by BMW, Audi, Jeep, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Subaru. Land Rover and Porsche had a more modest (but still respectable) five digit sales year. These numbers aren’t surprising by far considering the two companies in first and second  (Honda and Nissan) have ruled the roost in America for a number of years. Overall, the foreign companies outsold our domestics. However, one must remember that the sheer amount of foreign companies makes this an unfair fight.

Our two big American manufacturers turned a tidy profit as well. G.M. sold a bit over 3.1 million, up an impressive 5% from last year. Ford was following behind with 2.6 million and a slightly more impressive 5.3% gain.

The multitude of options were certainly taken advantage of by the American consumer which extends to the many models available as well.


Hot Models

So, I suppose you can guess where we go next? Yes, we shamelessly promote convertibles. Was it the year of the Mustang yet again? Yep. Their close rivalry with Camaro saw Ford come out on top again this year. The Ford Mustang’s Sixth Generation sparked interest and sales gains, once again enough to surpass all other challengers. An impressive feat considering Camaro has narrowly won this race in many years past. The final tally was 134,082 units sold by Mustang vs Camaro’s 97,632. While it wasn’t a drubbing, it was certainly a convincing win.

Coming in third was the legendary Corvette. While not exceeding the leaders, the Corvette sold 33,329 cars. A small decrease from 2014. Remember that the sales were as low as 17,291 in 2013, still nearly double what it was two years ago. However, considering the changing demands of the American consumer a very respectable number. Models come and go, but the Corvette stands the test of time yet again. So, that rounds out the American convertibles. Sort of. Uh…

So, there’s the Jeep Wrangler. Is it American? Kinda. Is it a convertible? I guess technically yes. There’s a general confusion about where to place it besides sports utility vehicle. Wherever you want to place it, it out sold everyone else that comes close to a convertible. With a year end tally of 202,702. Wow! To think a car that started off as a nifty little military vehicle would be still be killing competition this many years later is a little hard to believe isn’t it?


And The Winner Is…

Okay, now it’s time to announce the sales winner of 2015 in The United States of America. This vehicle is a rugged and sturdy champion hailing originally from Dearborn, Michigan it’s the Ford F-Series! That’s right these trucks outsold all competition again as they did in 2014. A symptom of lower gas prices? Possibly. The only thing that’s certain is that these trucks are riding a wave that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, selling a staggering 780,354 trucks. Wow! Their next nearest competitor was the Chevy Silverado at 600,544 units sold. That’s nearly 200k more than number two. Ram pickups, Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla rounded out the top five. This makes the Camry the best selling foreign vehicle in America with total sales of 429,355.

Alas, for every winner we must have a loser. The unfortunate vehicle that bears this ominous title is none other than the Captiva Sport. It took a bit of blow, dropping over 99.8% in sales. But, that’s by volume. They actually aren’t the lowest by number. That title belongs to the Acura ZDX. They sold two. That’s not a typo. Their engineers, in cooperation with a vast marketing team aimed directly at the American consumer, put their collective efforts together to sell two vehicles in the USA. Ouch. That being said Acura (which is a division of Honda) has a lot of other great vehicles that more than make up for this setback.


The Wrap Up

Thanks everyone for reading with us once again. A special thank you to Good Car Bad Car for once again proving that they’re the one stop shop on the web for automotive sales stats. If you have any questions or concerns please let us know. You can email me paul@windrestrictor.com . We also have a code setup just for our blog readers to save 10% on all purchases. It’s code WRBlog. Thanks for reading with us!





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WindRestrictor® Unique Wind Deflector Options & Accessories

Why settle for a wind deflector that doesn’t enhance the style of your convertible?


Over the last few years I’ve had the pleasure of working with many thousands of our customers either in person, over the phone or through the exchange of emails. I would guess that over 75% of these now valued customers asked me to elaborate on the options and accessories we have available for our premium Windrestrictor® Brand convertible wind deflectors.
Our wind control systems, even the basic crystal clear, non-lighted versions are highly functional and provide a huge benefit to convertible owners. Here are some of the main features and benefits of our wind blocking devices.
• Reduce wind buffeting and turbulence that creates driver fatigue at highway speeds
• Enjoy better clarity of sound from your stereo system and carry on conversations better in the cabin while your top is down
• Unparalleled quality and craftsmanship
• State of the art designs by professional engineers
• See clearly out your rear-view mirror through our transparent surfaces unlike other black nets or cloudy plastic models available on the market
These are all wonderful benefits our products offer but what our company is really known for is being the first in the world to develop a truly personalized wind deflection system for fine roadsters and convertibles around the world. Windrestrictor® is a registered trademark of King Penn Industries Inc., located in Dallas Texas.


What makes WindRestrictor® so unique?

In 2015 we had four patents awarded for our unique products. So when I say unique I really mean it. We offer official licensed trademarked graphics as well as personalized designs created by a graphic artist with our wind blockers. These images are engraved into the surface of the products utilizing the finest Photo-Realistic (made-in-America) industrial laser engraving technology available today. We also offer custom designed Ambient LED systems in multiple colors that produce a rare fiber-optic lighting effect to the proprietary treated edge of the glass and the graphics. Each standard lighted wind deflector order will come with everything needed to install the product using the brake light power or running light power wire in the vehicle. There are no accessories at all needed for this basic installation although I suggest reading up on some of our bells and whistles!

Color Changing Optional Accessory

The “Extreme Lighting Kit” or ELK for short allows you to choose between a variety of static colors at any given time. You can select red on the remote control one day and green or blue the next day depending on your mood. There are eight colors in total to choose from along with some fancy fading and blinking features. There is also a built-in intensity control so if you order the ELK there is no need to order the dimmer control or on/off switch. This is a great accessory for those of you that enjoy attracting a lot of attention to your exquisite convertibles or for those that frequent car shows. We recommend installing this accessory on a constant “always on” 12V wire in your vehicle if you’ll be utilizing this accessory while your vehicle is off, for example at an evening car show. The normal suggested installation is to the running light power wire or simply by utilizing the 12 V plug option if you prefer not to hard-wire to the vehicle. We send a diagram and printed instructions along with all of our accessories and we are available for assistance if you run into anything at all. Here’s a demo video of this accessory installed on a Crossfire Roadster!

Demo Video of ELK and wind deflector in action!

Glow Module with Patented Ghosting Technology (Formerly BLM Brake Lamp Module)
The Glow Module is our newest release and it was an upgraded re-design of our classic Brake Lamp Module. Like the BLM it gets power from the brake system and the running lights simultaneously and you are able to adjust the power levels independently. This technology allows the wind deflector to act as a third brake light. Most owners choose to have the product set at a mid-level glow while driving and then have the product kick up to full intensity along with the brake lights when the brake pedal is pressed. The new design incorporates a few additional features including the ghost feature, patented, allowing for a unique breathing effect of the wind deflector after the pedal is released. Unlike the ELK the Glow Module must be hardwired directly to the brake system as well as the running lights. This process is fairly simple and again we provide step-by-step instructions for each accessory. Finally, The accessory comes with a built in 9 V battery pack that is also very useful for car shows. Here’s a video highlighting some of the features of this newly designed accessory.

Glow Module Demo

Dimmer Control Switch

For those that choose the lighted wind deflector but do not pick up the ELK or the glow module you may want to consider the dimmer control switch. You will not need this accessory if you do choose one of the first two because they both have a built-in dimmer. This add-on comes with a remote control that will enable you to adjust the lighting intensity as well as turn the unit on and off. This remote is small, black and comes with a key-chain connector. It is smaller than the average key fob. I usually recommend this accessory as a bare minimum and it happens to be one of my personal favorites. It’s simple, it’s cost efficient and for those of you that don’t particularly care for hard-wiring to your vehicle you can even use this along with the 12V Adapter Plug. The reason I say bare minimum is because If you are driving down a back road or a street without a lot of street lamps present you may want the ability to turn the product off. It’s so convenient to be able to pick up the remote and turn the product off at any given time while you’re driving.
On/Off Push Button Switch
This basic accessory is pretty self-explanatory. The Button switch will be installed on the power wire and then normally hooked to the running light wire or a 12V constant. Once the power is hooked up you will be able to simply press the button to turn the product on and off. You will either need to drill a hole to mount it somewhere in the vehicle or like with the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice there may already be a hole present in one of your panels that you can mount it in.
12V Adapter Plug
Pick up this accessory if you do not want to do any hard wiring in your vehicle. By “hard wiring” we mean making a connection directly to a harness inside your vehicle usually located behind a carpet panel. We provide small red vampire clamps with every lighted order that allow you to tap into the power wire without splicing or cutting. Tapping into a 12 V wire inside your vehicle will not void any warranties or do any type of damage at all to your vehicle. In fact it’s fairly simple and we provide detailed instructions on how to do it along with photos in every order. Some of you will still prefer this accessory because it allows you to get power by simply plugging the adapter into your dash, console or anywhere else there is a 12V socket in your vehicle. This product will give you easy power for the ELK or the dimmer control switch as well. It cannot be used with the Glow Module.
All of the Bells and Whistles
A great number of our customers choose to get all of the bells and whistles that we offer. This obviously will give you the best product experience that we have to offer and we love working on these orders that are truly personalized. However, we do want to let you know that if you do want the best we have to offer then you will only need the ELK and the Glow Module. These two accessories have everything that you will need built in. There is no need for the dimmer, the 12V plug or the on/off switch if you get these first two premium add-ons.
I hope that these details will help you make a decision about which options you would like along with your product. If you have any questions please feel free to email me personally here Stephen@windrestrictor.com or give me a call at the office 972-487-5987 X4. Or, if you would like you can visit us at our new facility in Dallas. 11885 Forestgate Dr. Dallas, TX. 75243

Yes, we are the only convertible wind blocker company in America with a facility you can visit and we encourage you to do so!   = )

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Convertibles Bouncing Back!

At WindRestrictor® we of course love our convertible cars. Any shape, any size and from anywhere! So, naturally we’d be concerned over any slumping sales when it comes to an automobile type we’re directly dependent on for our own business. In this post, I’d like to take time to point out exactly why waning sales while not optimal, are the normal ebb and flow when it comes to all vehicles and convertibles especially. I’ll be using facts and history to point out the exact reasons why a revival is not only likely, but certain. Let me add that everything I say will be verifiable. Far be it from me to use sensationalism like the “news” outlets that have all but put the last nail in the coffin of our beloved drop top.


Been There, Done That

In the past we’ve had a similar doomsday scenario in the 70s when nobody would ever drive a convertible again. The carefree feeling of the 50s and 60s was cashed in for bell bottoms, disco balls, and safety standards. Cadillac actually called their El Dorado, “the last of the American Convertibles”. This was of course the end to the chapter, but not the book.  Like everything else things go in and out of style. I read one writer say the convertible has been replaced as sexiest ride by the SUV. You read that correctly. This type of written aggrandizement is more about headlines than fact. Now many SUVs are fine automobiles and are great for soccer moms and lugging home a lot of groceries. But, when is the last time a man going through a midlife crisis bought an SUV to inject some fire into his veins again? Remember that hip hop song where the rapper went on and on about his SUV? The rock video where the bikini clad woman was sprawled across the hood of an SUV? That’s laughable. Convertibles were, are, and always will be the sensual king of cars.



When people get tired of a style, the style changes. Evolution occurs. Producers harness science and trend to build something new and improved. The convertible style goes in and out but never stays dead. It takes a dip, but swims to the top eventually. It happened when they started mass producing and putting roofs on cars, it happened when they passed unreasonable safety standards, and it happened when car companies took a financial loss after an economic nosedive. The first two didn’t kill the cabriolet, why would the third?

The Stats

Okay, the sales have been declining steadily for years. Various reasons  but mostly due to fiscal hardships by the automotive industry’s biggest producers. However, is the slide something that’s still occurring? Most charts, graphs and available information say the eye of the storm has already passed. Most convertible sales have either leveled off or risen by the beginning of 2015 according to this chart.


The graph above is taken from The Truth About Cars . Now if you check out the graph there’s tons of doom and gloom BEFORE 2015. But, as you can also see that the Audi TT is the only car not evening out or moving back to an incline. Which of course proves the already well known point that not all models make it out of slumps. After the huge economic down turn of the mid 2000’s, Kappas (Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice) and Chrysler Crossfires were left out to dry. However, finding a Corvette and Camaro is easy. Why? Because, auto makers either restructure body types to accommodate their sales data , continued engineering on reliable models, or discontinue car makes to reflect figures. It isn’t a convertible issue, it’s a tactic used by everyone who sells everything. Remember New Coke? Did Coca Cola cease to exist or did they say, “bad idea” and reverted back to the soft drink everyone wanted? Exactly.

Do you know what Chevrolet’s longest lasting nameplate is? Corvette. Ford’s? Mustang. Both of which are legendary for their convertible models. They’ll continue to evolve. I’d bet your paycheck on it. Okay, mine too.



 Winds Of Change

I hate saying the word politics, because I can already feel division. However, change can be good. Even if the president is from the same affiliation, a shift can freshen things up. We’re at the start of a presidential election year. This is a guaranteed year for new blood. President Obama cannot seek reelection. Someone else will be at the helm. Now this isn’t to indict our current leader, but different organizations work differently with different elected officials.

But, what if it gets worse? Can it get worse? Anything is possible, but it’s unlikely. As I mentioned earlier slowly but surely it’s evening out or even rising for most models. Even if a small dip occurs in the economy, it often comes zooming back after the first year or so. In this article by Marshall Nickels EdD, this is explained to a degree. In the first year or two, investors can be bullish in moving forward. After this it’s up, up, up. So, even if a dip comes rest easy knowing this will NOT be the case forever.


Now before anybody looks at this chart above us and challenges my assertions, allow me to explain my reasoning. This is of course by Bloomberg. This shows that in an election year (2008), we certainly had a huge drop. But, if you look at the map closely, it wasn’t a huge drop in EVERY election year. 2004 was a small decline. By 2012 it was evening out. It was horrible, but it wasn’t like MOST election years. Wars, automakers nearly folding, mortgage crisis etc. This was the exception, not the rule. There’s certainly some unrest, but at least domestically, not nearly what it was. Since the election years seem mostly at the very least steady, is it a stretch to think a year with less issues will be a success? Hardly.


Political winds shift, economies improve, and people can afford something a little more than their daily driver. Historically, this has been the role of our beloved convertible. Please email me if you notice any important omissions on dates or names. Thinking about ordering? Use, code WRBlog and receive a 10% discount on your order. Thanks for reading!