Announcement

Performance Gateway Announces Launch of Gateway Scorecard

Press Release Contact: Stephen Regan
For Immediate Release Phone Direct: 617 257-1222
October 31, 2013 E-Mail: ReganStrategies@comcast.net

Performance Gateway Announces Launch of Gateway Scorecard
Collision Repairers Can Track Important KPIs and Compare Against Competition

Madison, WI – Performance Gateway™ recently introduced a new product at NACE: Gateway Scorecard for Collision Repair Centers. Gateway Scorecard measures key metrics and obtains data in real time, and can help shops compare their operation to others in the industry.

Mercury Racing Unveils QC4v Crate Engines at SEMA

Mercury Racing Set to Unveil QC4v Crate Engine at SEMA

FOND DU LAC, Wis., Nov. 5, 2013 – Mercury Racing has unveiled a concept automotive crate engine at the 50th annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show this week in Las Vegas.

Designed and developed in-house, the quad-cam, four-valve (QC4v) design revolutionized the recreational sport boat industry in 2010 when Mercury Racing introduced its turbocharged 1350 sterndrive.
This is Mercury Racing’s inaugural SEMA show and there is a lot to see. They brought an exotic super car fitted with a turbocharged QC4v 1650 crate engine. The car is complimented with an equally exotic DCB M41-Wide Body catamaran sport boat powered by twin 1350 sterndrives.

HushMat Supports Iowa Couple’s Midwest Pride in Your Ride Cancer Fund

HushMat Supports Iowa Couple’s Midwest Pride in Your Ride Cancer Fund

Olathe, Kansas November 4, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat sponsors Eldon & Barb Jaeger’s 2000 Peterbilt 379 and fund raising for Cancer Society in daughter Brenda’s name.

HushMat, the market leader in automotive sound deadening & thermal insulation materials sponsored the fabulous 2000 Peterbilt 379 Truck customized with too many products to list here. Eldon & Barb Jaeger have driven around the country since early 2013 promoting this truck raising funds in support of finding cure for all cancer. Eldon & Barb’s daughter Brenda battled cancer over 14 years before losing her battle at the age of 32. Eldon & Barb have donated this fully customized 2000 Peterbilt. They are a tremendous inspiration to all.

Avery Dennison Showcases Car Wrapping Film Portfolio and Application Techniques at 2013 SEMA Show

Mentor, Ohio, November 4, 2013 – Avery Dennison today announced that its wide selection of color change wrap films, the Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio, will be featured in Booth 12255 at the SEMA Show 2013, November 5 – 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, vehicle wrap application techniques will be demonstrated several times each day and the winner of the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge will be honored during the SEMA Show.

“The Avery Dennison® Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio offers the broadest selection of color change wrap films, with more than 50 colors in pearlescent, metallic, matte and gloss finishes, for the restyler and car customization industry,” said Meghan Lagoni, channel marketing manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “Our experts, Paul Roba and Justin Pate, will demonstrate proper color change wrap installation techniques for the restyling community throughout the show.”

Teenager brings manufacturing back to the United States

Bulldog LED Lighting started as a vision to design, manufacture and distribute a durable yet affordable LED light bar that is made in the USA. 19 year old Dylan Sievers has accomplished just that; achieving Made in USA certification, this teenage entrepreneur has put Americans back to work and kept your money in our economy. Wednesday evening at 7 PM in booth 37145, we ask that you come join Bulldog to learn why manufacturing in the United States is important and how we will continue to put Americans back to work.

We invite you to have a beer with us while learning the importance of manufacturing at home, and our mission to put American's back to work.

For more information visit www.bulldog-lighting.com or e-mail, marketing@bulldogledlighting.com

Gale Banks and Mike Ryan discuss the build and running of Ryan’s Banks Super-Turbo Pikes Peak Freightliner at SEMA 2013 Press Conference

Azusa, California (November 1, 2013)—Gale Banks and Mike Ryan will team up once again at the 2013 SEMA Show to discuss the incredible build and the recent Pikes Peak “Race To The Clouds “ of the Super-Turbo Class 8 Freightliner. This press conference will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m., at booth #61199, located in the Plaza in front of the Central Hall, near the Car Crazy stage. This a prime location for the race truck, which will surely attract large crowds during the Show.

The Banks Super-Turbo Pikes Peak Freightliner Cascadia 2400 plus horsepower racing machine of Mike Ryan, fresh off competition at the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, is truly like no other Class 8 semi on the road. It competes in hill climb and drift competitions and currently holds records in both the Pikes Peak “Race To The Clouds” and the Mount Washington “Climb To The Clouds” events.

Car-O-Liner® To Present “Equipping Yourself For Industry Certifications” At SEMA 2013 - Free Presentation On Collision Repair Main Stage Features OEM Guest Panelists

WIXOM, MI – November 1, 2013 -- Car-O-Liner®, a leading global provider of collision repair equipment to the automotive aftermarket, will be presenting the benefits of participating in certified programs as part of the SCRS Repairer Driven Education (RDE) Series.

The presentation, entitled “Equipping Yourself for Industry Certifications”, will be held on the Collision Repair and Refinish Stage, in the North Hall, Booth #10879 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, on Friday, November 8th at 10:00am. This is a free presentation for all show attendees.
OEM’s have developed Certified Collision Repair networks that provide tangible benefits to the vehicle owner, the collision repair facility, and the car manufacturer. Each certified program has specific program requirements and application criteria. The presentation will explain how and why your shop should get involved.

KICKER® Audio's PX-Series Amplified Controller with Bluetooth® Selected as “Nifty 50” Award Winner

STILLWATER, USA – The KICKER® PXiBT50.2 Amplified Controller with Bluetooth® was recently tabbed by Powersports Business magazine as a 2013 “Nifty 50” award winner. This award, chosen for the 14th consecutive year, groups together the 50 best products and services available in 2013. The winners were selected by a panel of editors from PSB and its sister powersports publications, and were featured this year in earlier editions of PSB and at the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Ind.

Chemical Guys to Reveal $10,000 Gold Paste Wax at SEMA Show

INGLEWOOD, CA – (November 1, 2013) – Chemical Guys Mfg. Co., a worldwide leader in the detailing and car care industry, will be showcasing a few new products at the SEMA show 2013 in Las Vegas one of which is a Limited Edition Gold Paste Wax.
We are excited to reveal our Limited Edition Gold Paste Wax at the SEMA show,” commented Mike Scharnagl, VP of Marketing for Chemical Guys. “After spending extensive time finding the right formulation containing the highest quality ingredients we are proud to say that we have found it. This Limited Edition Gold Paste Wax truly defines the image of beauty for any color vehicle.”

KICKER Performance Audio Blends New with Old for the 2013 SEMA Show

STILLWATER, USA – An emphasis on brand-new, specialized mobile audio and a one-of-a-kind ride built from the ground up are the focus for KICKER Performance Audio at the 2013 SEMA Show, Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas. Attendees can see KICKER’s offerings and meet with associates at booth number 11825 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall.

KICKER Vehicle-Specific Audio Upgrades for Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge and Jeep cars and trucks will be shown and demonstrated, as will new Marine and Power Sports speakers. Vehicle-Specific Upgrades take mobile audio into the 21st century, providing a solution for consumers who seek high-end sound created specifically for their vehicle. They consist of a powerful subwoofer and high-efficiency amplifiers mounted in definitive locations that give the listener audio satisfaction and a factory look.

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