Announcement

American Refining Group, Inc. is First Oil Refinery in the U.S.A. to Become Made in USA Certified®

Made in USA Certified® proudly grants Certification to American Refining Group, Inc. in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the U.S. domestic oil industry more than 100 years ago.

Bradford, PA (Oct. 25, 2013)--- American Refining Group, Inc. has successfully completed the Made in USA Certified proprietary supply chain audit process and is the first oil refinery to be granted license to use the Made in USA Certified® Seal for the following products: Brad Penn® Lubricants, Kensol® Naphthas and Distillates and Kendex® Base Oils, Custom Blends, Waxes and Resins.

American Refining Group, Inc. is First Oil Refinery in the U.S.A. to Become Made in USA Certified®

Made in USA Certified® proudly grants Certification to American Refining Group, Inc. in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the U.S. domestic oil industry more than 100 years ago.

Bradford, PA (Oct. 25, 2013)--- American Refining Group, Inc. has successfully completed the Made in USA Certified proprietary supply chain audit process and is the first oil refinery to be granted license to use the Made in USA Certified® Seal for the following products: Brad Penn® Lubricants, Kensol® Naphthas and Distillates and Kendex® Base Oils, Custom Blends, Waxes and Resins.

3M AAD Takes It Outside with Hands-On Demonstration Booth, Celebrity Appearances in Outside Front Lot

Visit 3M Automotive Aftermarket’s new outdoor, hands-on demonstration booth to see the new product solutions and innovations 3M is developing to meet tomorrow’s auto body repair and restoration needs. The booth is located in the SEMA Front Display Lot,outside in front of central hall.

What's New:
• Innovative new finishing system that eliminates compounding and need for heavy polishers
• New solutions for spraying texturized coatings on rocker panels and undercarriage
• New spray guns for efficiently delivering coatings requiring a 1.4 mm atomizing head
• New sanding systems that cut faster and last longer
• New technology and techniques for working with high-strength steel
• Expanded polishing systems that provide right pad for any job, quickly and efficiently
• Improved technology that brings bright daylight to pre- and post-repair paint surfaces
• Advanced finishing film that levels surface defects, requires less buffing and reduces pigtails

Amanda Products Introduces Ultra SS Chassis and Company Leadership at SEMA

LIVONIA, MICHIGAN OCTOBER 24, 2013: Amanda Products will be displaying a new Ultra SS 4-Seater Chassis at SEMA Show Booth #37091 in the Offroad Hall. This rolling chassis will feature component parts built by Amanda Products specifically for the offroad market. Amanda Products will also be seeking input on new products and product improvements from industry leaders at the show, and from enthusiasts on Facebook during the same timeframe. Everyone taking the survey will be entered to win a new Xbox One. “The SEMA booth is coming together nicely and we are excited to enter this aftermarket world with quality partners,” said Robert Gruschow, President of Amanda Products USA. “We look forward to meeting many more and receiving feedback so we can continue to produce US-based parts that benefit the off-road industry.”

Magnaflow Enters Motorcycle Market & Partners with Arlen Ness

MagnaFlow, a global leader in performance exhaust products enters the motorcycle market and announces a new partnership with Arlen Ness Motorcycles to manufacture and sell a complete line of co-branded exhaust products. Known as Arlen Ness by MagnaFlow, the high-performance, high-quality, made in the USA premium exhaust systems will be designed by Arlen Ness for American V–Twin motorcycles including Harley-Davidson®, Victory and Indian. MagnaFlow has been a leader in exhaust technology, design and manufacturing for over 30 years. Arlen Ness is an icon in the custom motorcycle world with a 40 plus year history of building custom bikes and high end parts and accessories.

The Devils Ride's Danny Boy appearing at 2013 SEMA Show

-For Immediate Release-

The Devils Ride's Danny Boy appearing at 2013 SEMA Show

BYRON CENTER, MI - Danny Boy, the founding member of the motorcycle club The Laffing Devils and lead character of the hit show The Devils Ride, will be at this year's SEMA show representing Global Vision Eyewear.

“I was a fan of Global Vision before entering into a sponsorship agreement with them,” says Danny Boy. “Global Vision is a company I'm proud to be associated with because of their quality products, commitment and vision of giving back to the community.”

Danny Boy will be at both Global Vision Eyewear booths (#10325 in Tools & Equipment and #37034 in Powersports & Utility Vehicles) for a few hours each day of the show to sign autographs, take pictures, and talk motorcycles with show goers. Check the 2013 Celebrity Appearances list on the SEMA show website for specific times and locations.

Formula Drift 2013 Champion, Michael Essa, and his BMW “Ultimate Drift Machine” in BILSTEIN Booth #23361 at SEMA Show: Two autograph sessions scheduled on Wed., Nov. 6 at 3pm & Thurs., Nov. 7 at 11am

When Michael Essa was crowned 2013 Formula Drift Champion in front of a sold out crowd at Irwindale Raceway on October 12, he made history as the first privateer and first European car to win a Formula Drift championship. BILSTEIN is proud to be the shock absorber of choice for Essa’s team as well as one of his product sponsors. On hand during the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Essa will be available to sign autographs and answer questions about his amazing season. His GSR Autosport BMW E46 M3 will also be on display in the BILSTEIN booth #23361 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Michael Essa and the GSR Autosport team are a perfect fit for BILSTEIN,” said Scott MacDonald, BILSTEIN director, marketing and product management. “We both have the desire to win and an extensive background in motorsports. We look forward to working with GSR and Michael in the future.”

Hawk Performance Gears Up To Announce Winner of the #HandMeTheKeys Sweepstakes Corvette at Upcoming SEMA Show

SOLON, OHIO, October 24, 2013 — Hawk Performance will draw one lucky winner to receive the keys to the HandMeTheKeys sweepstakes Chevy Corvette at next month’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. With more than 35,000 entries received, five finalists have been chosen to participate in the final drawing. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Hawk Performance booth #23251 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Hawk Performance is partnering with notable automotive product leaders including Bilstein, Denso, Eibach, Falken, K&N, Magnaflow, Mothers, Optima Battery, Royal Purple and Superchips to customize this one-of-a-kind Corvette. In addition to a chance at winning the Grand Prize, these five lucky finalists will receive an expense paid trip to Las Vegas to attend the SEMA Show where one of the five finalists will be handed the keys to the customized Corvette.

Ken-Tool’s reCoreTM TPMS Sensor Saver System wins award at EQUIP AUTO 2013

Ken-Tool’s highly acclaimed reCore TPMS Sensor Saver System won the Silver Trophy in the Aftermarket & Retrofitting Category in the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation competition at the EQUIP AUTO 2013 show, held in Paris, France in October. The automotive aftermarket product and equipment show hosts over 120,000 visitors from 130 countries and boasts 1,800 exhibitors. The reCore was one of over one-hundred new and innovative products submitted for the competition.

Formula Drift 2013 Champion, Michael Essa, and his BMW “Ultimate Drift Machine” in BILSTEIN Booth #23361 at SEMA Show: Two autograph sessions scheduled on Wed., Nov. 6 at 3pm & Thurs., Nov. 7 at 1pm

Poway, Calif. (October 23, 2013) – When Michael Essa was crowned 2013 Formula Drift Champion in front of a sold out crowd at Irwindale Raceway on October 12, he made history as the first privateer and first European car to win a Formula Drift championship. BILSTEIN is proud to be the shock absorber of choice for Essa’s team as well as one of his product sponsors. On hand during the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Essa will be available to sign autographs and answer questions about his amazing season. His GSR Autosport BMW E46 M3 will also be on display in the BILSTEIN booth #23361 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Michael Essa and the GSR Autosport team are a perfect fit for BILSTEIN,” said Scott MacDonald, BILSTEIN director, marketing and product management. “We both have the desire to win and an extensive background in motorsports. We look forward to working with GSR and Michael in the future.”

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