Racing & Performance

The Hybrid Shop (THS) Will Showcase New Method of Hybrid Battery Pack Conditioning to Potential Dealer Partners at November 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

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The Hybrid Shop (THS) Will Showcase New Method of Hybrid Battery Pack Conditioning to Potential Dealer Partners at November 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

THS is building an international dealer network to provide environmentally friendly, cost-saving solution that virtually eliminates need for battery replacement in hybrid-electric vehicles

GAINESVILLE, VA – October 23, 2013 – The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), announces today that it will exhibit its new method of battery pack conditioning for hybrids at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The SEMA Show is the world’s premier automotive specialty trade event. It will be held November 5 – 8, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. THS will be exhibiting in booth 10167 in the North Hall.

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.

AEM Introduces Front Strut Tower Bar for 2013 Scion FR-S & 2013 Subaru BRZ

The AEM FR-S/BRZ strut tower bar features large diameter thin wall tube for excellent strength to weight ratio. All AEM strut tower bars are a completely welded structure custom fit for each application. The strut tower bar provided additional rigidity to the strut towers while the car is driven aggressively through turns. The installation of the strut tower bar is very simple and can be performed with simple hand tools and all of the OEM mount points are retained.

In the case of the FR-S it was noted that the brake master cylinder moved significantly when the brakes were applied in competition. AEM incorporated a brake master cylinder brace onto the strut tower bar. The addition of the brace increased the brake pedal firmness and most importantly, made braking performance much more predictable. The addition of the brace also eliminates the need to purchase a separate, often expensive billet brace.

AEM ETI Performance Air Intake Increases Horsepower in 2013 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

The 2013 Scion FR-S and its twin, the 2013 Subaru BRZ, are a complete rejuvenation in body and soul of the Toyota AE86 Corolla GTS, bringing a modern perspective to this classic performance car. The FR-S/BRZ delivers all of the aspects drivers loved about the AE86 and its precursors. Affordability, style, handling and additional power make the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ a fun performance machine that's attractive from every angle.

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).

Mantic Engineering - Developing Clutch For the Future (Breakfast Press Conference)

Mantic Clutch Media Conference SEMA Show 2013

Mantic Engineering invites you to attend the Mantic Clutch media conference at SEMA on Thursday the 7th of November 2013 at 8am, Media Room N113, SEMA Show 2013. Chris Hatton, President of Mantic Engineering, will be on hand to discuss the basis upon which Mantic Products are sold and marketed and the stories certainly an interesting one.

Chris will discuss how Mantic’s unique ER2 product feature, patented in the United States, actually allows their clutch to produce the highest torque capacity in its class. In addition Chris will show how Mantic's twin disc clutches drive like standard and still manage to carry incredible levels of torque.

Mantic clutch releases 9000 Series twin disc kits for the 2013 Camaro.

Mantic clutch releases 9000 Series twin disc kits for the 2013 Camaro.

Following on from the success of the 9000 Series twin disc kits for the Corvette, Mantic announces the release of the 2013 Camaro range.

This kit follows the Mantic philosophy that the “direct fit” kit should be able to go straight in to a vehicle, without the need to measure anything, to set up the clutch to fit it.

The new Camaro kit also features a new flywheel design to match the fine tolerances that the Mantic range is manufactured to.

“This flywheel features a new machined drive block locator groove, special weight revisions for smoother driving operation, and an integral ring gear,” Chris Astbury, Mantic Sales Manager said.

“We are offering the new flywheel as standard in our organic disc kits, because the extra weight offers a smoother driving experience, especially where a big camshaft is fitted to the car.”

VialleUSA Launches LPG/Autogas Conversions

VialleUSA recently joined SEMA. We are bringing to the Americas Vialle’s 45 year successful track record of alternative energy technology and the experience from a 33% market penetration in the conversion of vehicles to use Autogas. We are currently establishing training facilities for installers and will be contracting with interested parties to franchise distribution, sales and servicing to individual consumers and fleet operators.

There are huge benefits to be derived by resellers from this dynamic growth market with end users receiving significant cost savings in fuel expenses with an environmentally friendly option to using gasoline, while the installer makes substantial profits from this line of business.

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