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Event: SEMA Show, Las Vegas Convention Centre
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Akrapovič, the world’s number one manufacturer of premium replacement exhausts for performance cars and motorcycles, will again exhibit at the SEMA Show, Las Vegas.
Akrapovič invites you to visit its exhibition stand 24649 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre, where the Slovenian manufacturer’s R&D and sales staff will be available to discuss all aspects of Akrapovič.
The Akrapovič range of aftermarket performance exhausts grace the world’s finest cars, such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Lamborghini, to name but a few, and a range of its latest exhaust systems will be on display
Special SEMA Show Drawing - Hawk Performance Partners with Ron Fellows to Select Winner of the #HandMeTheKeys Corvette Sweepstakes
SOLON, OHIO, October 29, 2013 — Hawk Performance has partnered with Ron Fellows for the final drawing in the HandMeTheKeys sweepstakes at next month’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
“Ron Fellows is one of the most recognized names associated with Corvette Racing’s success on the world road racing stage with multiple wins at such prestigious events as the 24Hours of Lemans and the 12 Hours of Sebring. What could be a bigger thrill than having one of Corvette’s winningest drivers handing the keys to a brand new Corvette to the HandMeTheKeys sweepstakes winner?” says Dave Roberts, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Carlisle Companies Incorporated, parent company of Hawk Performance.
“The #HandMeTheKeys Chevy Corvette is truly one-of-a-kind and Hawk has created a very special car. I am pleased to be associated with the Hawk Performance Products Group to draw the lucky winner’s name.” says Ron Fellows.
The Board of Directors of the Quarter Mile Foundation has named veteran, award winning motorsports television producer John B. Mullin to create an initial pilot for the PROJECT 1320 documentary.
Foundation Chairman Traci Hrudka commented, “After reviewing John’s proposal, the Board felt that he and his Mullin Production Group had the understanding of drag racing and the performance aftermarket and the passion they carry for the racers, the enthusiasts and the industry that this historical documentary requires.
“John asked penetrating questions about the Foundation’s mission, and what the Foundation wanted from the documentary. The Board felt John’s experience producing network television productions of drag racing and other motorsports during the period from the mid 70’s to the mid 1990s gave him an inside perspective into the racers and other personalities, as well as the performance aftermarket necessary to tell the audience how the sport and industry grew.”
Howell, Mich. – October 29, 2013 – Workshop Hero™, the maker of Metal Rescue™ Rust Remover Bath and Dry Coat™ Rust Preventative, will debut its new workshop-like booth at the 2013 SEMA tradeshow. Stop by booth number 24180 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and let the Workshop Hero™ crew show you the new booth and how its products take the work out of your workshop!
“Metal Rescue™ and Dry Coat™ are cutting-edge products from Workshop Hero™ and we wanted a booth that was equally as impressive. At Workshop Hero™ we strive to offer products that help our customers work less and play more and our new booth embraces the look and feel of a functioning workshop – complete with brick walls, tools on hand as well as a bar and a television,” said David Yancho, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Workshop Hero™.
POWDERDEPOT.COM™ LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AIMED EXCLUSIVELY FOR GROWING SHOPS SPECIALIZING IN THE POWDER COATING INDUSTRY.
PowderDepot.com™ has recently launched a new website focused exclusively on the powder coating industry dedicated to it’s consumers’ online experience to provide major brand name powders, equipment and supplies for all powder coating needs.
The online retailer carries a vast inventory of powder coating powders, supplies and equipment, allowing them to fulfill and ship every order with efficiency and convenience. As an authorized retailer of Axalta®, PowderDepot.com™ will carry Alesta® Powders, including all RAL colors, and will custom package powders in 1, 3 and 5 lb., reusable containers. Customers are encouraged to combine their powder needs with spare parts, pretreatment chemicals and preparation products, and have their order arrive at the door in a single shipment.
Motorglyphics Signs Agreement With Ford Motor Company To Develop Artwork Commemorating 50 Years Of The Ford Mustang
Motorglyphics recently signed a licensing agreement with Ford to produce custom art and signage to commemorate 50 years of the Mustang, which was introduced at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964. The agreement runs through 2014. Motorglyphics’ color-infused, limited edition Mustang 50 Years steel wall art will debut at this year’s SEMA show on November 5, 2013, at booth 33261. It is available for purchase immediately via www.motorglyphics.com.
“We are thrilled to be able to help Ford celebrate 50 years of the Mustang,” says Arnold Volker, president of Next Innovations. “The car is an icon, and I think our artwork really captures that spirit. Muscle car enthusiasts are going to love it.”
VISIT MCLEOD RACING BOOTH 22835 FOR AN AUTOGRAPH SESSION WITH TWO GENERATIONS OF NHRA DRIVERS - TOM “MONGOOSE” MCEWEN AND PAUL LEE
Placentia, CA – Oct 25, 2013 –McLeod Racing is proud to announce that we will have two generations of NHRA drivers signing autographs at the McLeod SEMA Booth #22835. Both Tom “Mongoose” McEwen and Paul Lee will be available for autographs on Thursday November 7th between 11-12 a.m.
Tom “Mongoose” McEwen is a legend. The Mongoose first started drag racing in the early 50’s. His legendary match racing between himself and Don “the Snake “ Prudhomme were so wildly popular that just this past year the Snake and The Mongoose movie was released. The movie depicts one of the greatest rivalries in NHRA history.
Paul Lee starting driving when he was just 16 when he would “borrow” his mom’s Plymouth Duster to race at Atco Dragway. That passion for racing helped propel Lee up the NHRA ranks all the way to Top Fuel Funny Car. Not only is Paul an event winning NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car driver but he is also the owner of McLeod Racing.
BOWLING GREEN, KY - Quick Fuel Technology, known for its innovative carburetors and fuel systems, is introducing QFi - a bolt-on throttle body electronic fuel injection system capable of supporting 500 HP. While the market is awash with bolt-on EFI systems, QFi is different: It combines the superior fuel atomization aspects of a carburetor with the precise fuel control of EFI. The patent pending 8-hole annular discharge sleeves inject fuel into a venturi where air speed is at its peak, and pressure is at its lowest, atomizing the fuel far better than any traditional injector nozzle can do. This results in a much more homogeneous fuel/air mixture that burns faster and more complete, producing more power and better response.
QA1’s Ultimate Ball Joints are now offered with more stud length options.
Available in popular bolt-in, press-in and screw-in styles, QA1’s ball joints come pre-assembled with standard and up to 1” longer studs. Longer studded ball joints can help to improve the overall geometry of the car by increasing straight line stability and improving roll center. They also help to free up bind, allowing the suspension to operate smoothly through the entire range of travel.
QA1 is excited to offer its high quality upper and lower control arms for a wide variety of GM X-Body vehicles.
Made in QA1’s Lakeville, MN facility, these GM X-Body upper and lower control arms are available for ‘68-‘74 Chevy Novas, ‘71-‘74 Pontiac Venturas, ‘73-‘74 Buick Apollos, & ‘73-‘74 Oldsmobile Omegas.
Featuring powder coated tubular construction, QA1’s GM X-Body control arms are engineered for increased strength, durability and performance. The lower control arms feature interchangeable mounts for a QA1 front Pro Coil Kit or factory mount shocks and springs, while the upper control arms allow for easy camber adjustment and add approximately 2-3 degrees of caster and 0.5-1 degree of negative camber.