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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.”

Shoot Suit Introduces their NEW Seat Protector In the New Products Showcase

Shoot Suit Inc. releases their NEW seat protector
Shoot Suit now offers a new seat protector designed to protect your seat from stains. The heavy duty vinyl coated fabric keeps it water and oil resistant to help keep your seat free of liquid stains. The oversized headrest pocket makes for easy on and off on most all vehicles. Smooth fabric makes for easy clean up (wipe off) or it’s machine wash and dryable for the tougher stains. Visit us at SEMA in booth #11361 in the collision repair and refinish section www.shootsuit.com

TopTechFinder.com Expands Job Board to Include Mechanical Repair Jobs

Boulder, CO, October 29, 2013 – TopTech Finder expands to help mechanical repair shops find qualified employees, becoming the only job board specifically designed for mechanical and collision repair shops. TopTech Finder is officially launching the expanded website at the 2013 SEMA Show (booth 10747).

"After expanding in August to support all body shop jobs, we heard from our customers that they wanted to add mechanical jobs to the site. In response, we quickly expanded the job board to handle skills and certifications specific to mechanical repair jobs,” said Jeff Herman, CEO of TopTech Finder.

“Launching support for mechanical jobs at SEMA is perfect timing. Not only does the show have growing support for the collision repair industry, but traditionally it is the place to be for racing, tuning, and repair techs.”

Eastwood is on a Roll - Introduces New Bench-Top English Wheel

The Eastwood Company has launched a new Bench-Top English Wheel – professional quality with a knock-down design! English Wheels have been staple tools of metal fabricators for years, but overall size and price constraints have often kept them out of reach of DIY-hobbyists and small shops. Eastwood’s new Bench-Top English Wheel overcomes those issues. Eastwood’s English Wheel offers a 20" throat and 18" internal height to make this unit one of the biggest bench-top English Wheels on the market. "When designing this English Wheel, we wanted to offer a professional quality tool that was within reach of DIY-metal shapers and small fabrication shops," said Mark Robidoux, Eastwood Product Manager. "Shipping a large item like an English Wheel can be costly, but the knockdown design we engineered into this English Wheel allows it to ship via Fed-Ex or UPS."

PPG Featuring Custom Car and Motorcycle Celebrities at 2013 SEMA Exhibit

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 30, 2013 – The 2013 SEMA show is on November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and that means it’s celebrity time at the PPG Automotive Refinish exhibit. The most colorful superstars of the custom car, motorcycle and drag racing world—Charley Hutton, Bobby Alloway, Tom and Mitch Kelly, Dave Perewitz and Kenny Youngblood—are set to appear at PPG booth 24501, and they’ll be ready to discuss their work, sign autographs and talk about why they prefer using PPG products.

These talented painters are known for their creative use of color, placing their work light years away from the ordinary. Each has his own distinctive style and flair, earning acclaim, respect, even a little bit of envy within the industry.

Procomp Electronics proud to announce our NEW GM LS1 ELECTRIC WATER PUMP, Polished Billet Aluminum

Our beautifully polish BILLET ALUMINUM GM LS1 ELECTRIC WATER PUMP features the following:

40+gpm, 6-7 drawing amps, 12 volt

Mounts directly to the stock water pump location

More compact, save horsepower, while providing maximum circulation for cooling efficiency
Compatible with 12 and 16 volt systems

How do new steel bodies affect the restoration industry?

How do new steel bodies affect the restoration industry?
A SEMA Press Conference – Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Joe Whitaker of Real Deal Steel, LLC and Nate Miller of Thoroughbred International discuss the current and future impact that new reproduction steel vehicle bodies have on the automotive aftermarket

Position in the marketplace:
• Niche
• Competitors –pricing ($30K for an Experi-Metal body but under $15K for an RDS)
• Keep cost low to introduce as many new bodies as possible to improve reputation for quality, generate excitement among retailers
• Project cars: Chop Cut Rebuild 56, Street Rodder 40 and 55
• Advantage of US-built (stigma, cost, employ US workers, trickle-down to local economy)
• RDS has constructed (102) 55-57 bodies, (10) 1940 Ford coupe bodies and (1) 1969 Camaro coupe body to date

Why a new body?
• Scarcity of originals of certain body styles
• Allows shop or customer to build completely new classic car

JO CODDINGTON TO MAKE CELEBRITY APPEARANCE AT THE INTERNATIONAL AERO PRODUCTS’ BOOTH AT SEMA 2013

Los Angeles, Calif. (Oct., 2013)— International AERO Products, AERO, is excited to announce that television icon, Jo Coddington, will be appearing in the AERO booth, #50322, on November 6th and 7th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for autograph signings and interviews. Coddington, who has appeared on “American Icon,” NBC’s new show “Bidding Wars with Vicari Auto Auction,” and “American Hot Rod,” has been an automotive enthusiast since she started racing at six years old.

At this year’s SEMA Show, Coddington will be attending with her film crew filming the pilot of her new show, “The Coddington Girls.” The show will revolve around women in the male dominated, automotive industry and their success in the industry. During Coddington’s first day at the AERO booth, she will be interviewing AERO’s Communications Director, Michelle Knight, about being a woman in the automotive aftermarket.

WyoTech to Unveil Custom 1964 Ford Truck on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 1:00pm, Booth #12573 in North Hall

WyoTech is proud to announce the unveiling of a custom 1964 Ford truck that was built by WyoTech students and faculty at the Blairsville, Pa. campus. The truck will be revealed for the first time at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5 in the WyoTech booth #12573. Sarah Burgess will be on hand to assist with the unveiling. Burgess races a 750 horsepower Ford Mustang in the Xtreme Drift Circuit and is sponsored by WyoTech.

“This project showcases the skills and training that WyoTech offers at several of our schools across the United States,” said Michael Stiglich, division president of WyoTech. “We’re excited to unveil the truck to the SEMA show attendees.”

BASF to showcase the Ultimate 1967 Camaro from Ultimate Auto at SEMA

BASF to showcase the Ultimate 1967 Camaro from Ultimate Auto at SEMA

What: The Ultimate 67’ Camaro from Ultimate Auto, painted with “Ruthless Red” from the Carizzma Collection from BASF

When: Nov. 5-8 at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas

Where: The BASF SEMA Booth #21441

Background:

The “Ultimate 67” Camaro is a blend of the classic muscle car with a modern street machine. This Camaro was treated to a host of body modifications, including hand fabricated, widened rear fenders, sectioned and recessed bumpers, a new front valance and splitter below the custom grill, new lower rockers that blend the original body lines with the widened rear fenders and also house the exhaust outlets for the custom Borla exhaust.

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