Announcement

CTEK Renews Sponsorship of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Motorcycle Racing Team

Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has renewed its sponsorship of Valerie Thompson Racing for the 2014 season. Owner and driver Valerie Thompson is a six-time land speed record holder and one of America’s fastest females on two-wheels.

Riding the CTEK-sponsored BMW 1000 RR, Thompson shattered the East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) one-mile record in the MPS/Modified Class during the recent Ohio Mile competition in Wilmington, Ohio. Thompson clocked in at 208.7 mph, easily breaking the former record of 205 mph. Thompson’s new record also qualified her for membership in the exclusive ECTA 200 MPH Club while claiming bragging rights as the fastest RR in the MPS/F-1000 Class.

“It is a great honor and achievement to be the newest member of the ECTA’s 200 MPH Club, especially since I am only the third female of less than 100 members,” said Thompson. “I’m proud to represent CTEK throughout the 2014 campaign and we thank them for once again being one of our valued sponsors.”

100,000 Crystals and 4 Ninjas Will Shine at SEMA 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

100,000 Crystals and Ninjas Will Shine at SEMA 2014
Automotive Crystallization Service, Products and Training at Booth #8489

San Diego, California─August 1, 2014. The world-renowned Crystal Ninja Team will shine at SEMA 2014, the world’s premier automotive specialty products trade event. Exhibiting for the first time, Crystal Ninja will showcase its one-of-a-kind “bling” services, award-winning tools and will train auto shop owners how to increase revenues of crystallized products for high-end clients.

PLUS…Check out an unbelievable driving suit, hand-crystallized with over 100,000 SWAROVSKI crystals. Photos welcome!

UT Austin School of Engineering Assesses Performance Benefits of PTP Turbo Blankets' Automotive Turbocharger Heat Management System

The University of Texas at Austin recently took up the project of scientifically evaluating the performance benefits of the turbocharger insulation product made by Austin-based PTP Turbo Blankets. The analysis was performed by Graduate Research Assistant Steffen Bickle, and was approved by the Head of UT Austin’s Engines and Automotive Research Program at UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering, Dr. Ronald Matthews. The analysis they performed provides PTP with an unbiased assessment of their products by one of the top automotive research and testing facilities among American universities. The report, Performance Improvements of Turbocharged Engines with the Use of a PTP Turbo Blanket, focused on PTP’s current line of turbo blankets. The analysis by UT Austin was initiated in 2013.

2014 OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational Event Includes More Participants at the world famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway

OPTIMA Batteries’ announces its highly-anticipated 2014 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, now taking place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For the first time, the OPTIMA Invitational will host a full field of 100 vehicles, most of which earned an invitation based on their performance and owner’s enthusiasm. In addition to traditional method of being invited by OPTIMA Batteries, the 2014 Ultimate Street Car Invitational field is based on the results of its successful national series of OPTIMA Invitational Qualifying events and the corresponding TV series called OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car. The 2014 field is full of proven performers representing a wide range of makes, models and years, including some vehicles that were designed and built specifically to compete in OPTIMA events.

Miller to Offer Live Welding Demonstrations and Solutions-Based Seminars at SEMA; Unveil Two New MIG Welders

APPLETON, Wis. (July 29, 2014) — Attendees of the 2014 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show, Nov. 4 – 7, 2014, in Las Vegas, can explore product benefits and solutions at one of four welding and cutting demonstration areas available from the Miller Electric Mfg. Co. booth, #24113, in the Racing & Performance pavilion, located in the Central Hall of the Convention Center. Visitors to the booth can also try the company’s latest MIG, TIG and metal cutting products and Arc Armor® welding protection, and get general and technical questions answered during scheduled seminars addressing solutions to common problems associated with automotive welding applications.

The First Self Learning Cruise Control is Now Available in North America

The Smart Line Cruise Control by BDI (Brandon Distributing, Inc.)

Brandon Distributing, Inc. is proud to announce the exclusive distribution in North America of cruise controls manufactured by Lite-On Automotive Corporation.

The SMART LINE AP900c's extensive product testing, evaluation and product usage in Asia, Australia and the European markets is what gives it a significant advantage for electronic interface Drive by Wire installations today.

Legendary Auto Interiors, Ltd

For almost three decades, Legendary Auto Interiors, Ltd has been committed to providing the automotive restoration industry with the world's highest quality soft trim products and services. From the most authentic "As Original" interiors to the most extreme "One of a Kind" Custom Resto-Mod interiors, Legendary has been relied upon and Legendary had delivered.

Cloud-Rider Truck Gear: NEW Product Launch at SEMA 2014

Cloud-Rider Truck Gear is going to be launching a new product at SEMA 2014, come to booth #33193 or head over to the New Product Showcase for details!!

Napier - The World Leader in Vehicle Camping Tents

In 1990 Napier Outdoors started changing the way people view camping by merging the automotive and camping industries together. Observing a need for convenience and flexibility in outdoor adventures, Napier developed vehicle camping tents. Since 1990 Napier has expanded their product offerings from the legendary Sportz truck tent to include SUV, minivan, compact vehicle tents and Sportz accessories. You will see many exciting changes and implementations taking place at Napier. We have recently introduced our new Backroadz value priced vehicle camping tent line in the US and Canada. We believe in protecting the great outdoors and entered a partnership with Trees for the future ensuring that one tree is planted for every Backroadz tent sold. To further our social responsibility Napier has also become a supporting partner of Leave No Trace. Finally we have recently completed a re-branding initiative from Sportz by Napier to Napier Outdoors.

Eastwood Company to Present Awards at SEMA and Highlight Products with Demos by Ron Covell and Kevin Tetz

Pottstown, PA - The Eastwood Company, known for its innovative tools, supplies and coatings in the auto restoration and customization markets has announced that Ron Covell and Kevin Tetz will be providing demonstrations in the Eastwood booth (#24097) at SEMA.

Ron Covell, known as one of the best metalworkers in the world, will demonstrate metal-shaping using a variety of Eastwood tools including the shrinker/stretcher, sandbag & mallet, and Eastwood's English Wheel.

Kevin Tetz, television personality and Paintucation educational DVD's host, will demonstrate auto refinishing tips and tricks, as well as host Eastwood's ShopTalk podcast live from SEMA.

Eastwood will also introduce and present its "Hands-On" awards at SEMA. Eastwood Hands-On awards will be presented at SEMA to vehicles selected by a panel of Eastwood judges and Eastwood's customer base.

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