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Bed Wood’s New Custom Shop Is Open for Business!

Hopkinsville, Kentucky U.S.A. October 23, 2013—
Bed Wood and Parts, LLC, the #1 source of show quality, custom manufactured, wooden truck bed parts and accessories offers a new custom service for its customers.
For those looking to make a statement or fulfill a dream, but need a little help, the BedWood Custom Shop is here for you. Wood is an extraordinarily beautiful and individually creative medium, and thanks to Bed Wood’s Custom Shop, you can collaborate on rich, stylish, one-of-a-kind products for your vehicle, boat, home or office. The in-house design team works closely with the customer to create unique, one-off pieces ranging from a single interior/exterior accessory piece to a theme that spans the entire bed of your truck or any finished wood surface you wish to convert to a stunning work of art.

Auburn Gear Introduces Ultra-Durable, Torque-Sensitive, Limited-Slip Differential for Generation 5 Camaro V8

Robust, four-pinion, ridged case design means the new Auburn differential is engineered to
take everything high-performance Gen 5 Camaros can dish out.

AUBURN, Ind., July 30, 2013—Auburn Gear, Inc., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of high-performance differentials, announced that it will present its new performance-enhancing Camaro Generation 5 V8 limited-slip differential at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The rugged, cone-style, high-torque-bias differential will be on display for the first time in Auburn Gear’s booth 22621 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Auburn Gear Engineers New, Super-Reliable Electronic Open-to-Lock Differential for Dana 60 Front and Rear Axles

Superior strength, dependable electronic operation and exceptional torque transmission characteristics make Auburn’s new Dana 60 differential an intelligent choice.

AUBURN, Ind., (Oct. 22, 2013)—Auburn Gear, Inc., a leading U.S.–based manufacturer of high-performance differentials, revealed that it will present its new patent-pending electronic open-to-lock differential at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The new differentials’ case strength and unique gear geometry will make it the toughest and most efficient aftermarket diff on the market. Dependable electronic operation allows the driver to conveniently transition from an open to a locked differential mode as the need arises, all without leaving the driver’s seat.

PPG to Launch the Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection at SEMA

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 24, 2013 – PPG will introduce the Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The collection is a spectrum of exclusive automotive colors created by Hutton, a three-time winner of the prestigious Ridler Award and one of the custom car world’s most respected and sought-after master painters.

The Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection features colors from Hutton’s Ridler Award winners as well as unique formulations used on some of his other standout rides. Developed with PPG at Charley Hutton’s Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho, the collection covers 15 distinctive tones ranging from Madysen Gold and Checkered Red to Kalalau Lime and Indy Blue. Each is a special Hutton creation.

The collection is intended to inspire other custom car builders and painters to unlock their imaginations and bring their designs to life.

Scotchman Industries features the CPO 350 LT Circular Cold Saw

Scotchman® Industries is pleased to feature the American-made CPO 350 Circular Cold Saw, which features a double clamping and self-centering vise that provides burr-free, high quality, volume parts. This saw has 135° mitering ability and a miter-locking device that automatically stops at 45° left, 90º straight, and 45° right, giving it the ability to slot and notch. Additional machine features include a chip drawer, a double reduction gearbox, a two-speed motor which utilizes up to a 14” diameter blade giving it a 4-7/8” OD round capacity. This machine is built with dependability and versatility in mind and comes with an outstanding 3-Year Warranty!

Colorful PPG SEMA Exhibit Features Elite Painters, Cars, Bikes and New Products

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 23, 2013 – Visitors to this year’s SEMA show--November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center--will have plenty of good reasons to head over to the PPG exhibit in booth 24501.

PPG is pulling out all the stops and bringing in the top painters from the custom car, motorcycle and drag racing worlds, exhibiting radically painted cars and motorcycles, and displaying spectacular artwork by more than 30 talented automotive artists. In addition, PPG will highlight several new refinish products that can take professional and amateur painters to the next level of color and design imagination.

An all-star lineup of painters will greet visitors to the PPG booth. The group includes Charley Hutton (Charley Hutton’s Color Studio), Bobby Alloway (Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop), Dave Perewitz (Perewitz Cycle Fabrication), Kenny Youngblood (Youngblood Art) and Tom and Mitch Kelly (Kelly & Son Crazy Painters).

EZ_ON Hose press

Group Therapy
Koultools Is releasing it's latest tool to assemble
push on hose assemblies. The tool will install -4 thru -16 push on hose in seconds.
The best news is it will install any angle fitting. Go to booth 23682 and check it out in person.

Announcing BILSTEIN Media Event at 2013 SEMA Show: Press conference on Wed., Nov. 6 at 1:30pm, Central Hall Feature Vehicle Area next to the Ford booth will include presentation of BMW 335i and introduction of new B16 iRideControl system

Poway, Calif. (October 16, 2013) – BILSTEIN, the leader in monotube gas pressure shock absorbers, is proud to announce an exciting event for the media and SEMA attendees on Wednesday, November 6 at 1:30pm at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Located in the Featured Vehicle Area of the Central Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center, the BILSTEIN press conference will include the presentation of the BMW 335i to the winner of their consumer sweepstakes and introduce the new smartphone adjustable B16 iRC suspension system. Look for the BMW on the ramp next to the Ford Motor Co. booth.

“We’re thrilled to present the customized BMW 335i to one of our lucky fans,” said Scott MacDonald, BILSTEIN director, marketing and product management. “We appreciate our loyal customers and this BMW is just one of the ways we can give back. The iRC system is a great new addition to our product line and we look forward to sharing its unique capabilities with the SEMA show crowd.”

Covercraft® releases Carband™ Parking Guard

Finally – 360 degree ding/dent protection for use in all parking situations.

Constructed using band of impact absorbing breathable stretch fabric Carband emcompasses all sides of the vehicle with a layer of thick, tight-fitting, self-securing protection.

Carband is easily installed by placing one end over either the fornt or rear bumper area, then stretching the other end over the opposite bumper area. Adjust along the sides to assure the best protective coverage.

Fully breathable Spacer Fabric material allows air to circulate. For maximum protection use with a car cover.

Carbands are offered in 10 sizes to fit most cars, SUV’s, crossovers and wagons. Check out Covercraft’s application guide for the correct size needed.

Covercraft: www.covercraft.com / 800-426-8377 / sales@covercraft.com

“Covers for Causes” by Covercraft Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Covercraft enters its second year supporting their Covers for Causes program which contributes a percentage of profit from the product sales to breast cancer research programs.

Marty Lichtmann, President of Covercraft, noted sales are growing and the company vowed their continuing support saying, “Almost everyone I know has been touched by cancer, or knows of someone who has had to battle this horrific disease. Research has made great strides, but needs much more support in the effort to find a cure.”

It goes without saying that women have a tremendous impact on the automotive industry, purchasing over half of the new cars sold in the U.S. and influencing 80 percent of all family car-buying decisions (forbes.com).

Women also play key roles within our automotive industry, with positions in management, design, sales and the aftermarket, along with ownership of repair and parts facilities and dealerships.

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