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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.

Pit stop at German IndyCar partner SONAX

- At the SEMA Show 2013, the IndyCar sponsor SONAX will present its cutting-edge portfolio for the U.S. and Canada, and much more.

- The car care specialist will introduce innovations such as the all-purpose cleaner SONAX SX MultiStar, SONAX Upholstery and Alcantara Cleaner with odor killer and SONAX ProfiLine Polymer Net Shield, a state-of-the-art Hybrid Polymer Technology for car detailing professionals.

- Meet and greet IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon and Ed Carpenter at the SONAX Booth (12167, North Hall). Renny Doyle, detailer of Airforce One, will also visit the booth daily to discuss the entire line of SONAX products.

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.

BASF to showcase 1932 Muroc Roadster from Chip Foose at SEMA

BASF to showcase 1932 Muroc Roadster from Chip Foose at SEMA

What: A 1932 Muroc Roadster “Magnatude” from Chip Foose painted with Butterscotch Pearl with Champagne Metallic from Glasurit 90-Line by BASF

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

Where: The BASF SEMA Booth #21441

Background:

This 1932 Muroc roadster, Magnatude, is actually a custom build of an old Foose design from 2001. Jerry Magnuson, owner of Magnatude, bought a fendered Muroc Roadster from Kugel Komponents when they were first available, mostly using it as a test vehicle for his successful Magnacharger supercharger program. He made a few upgrades, such as hidden headlights in the front fenders and an engine blower with built-in inner-cooler. When it came time for Jerry to finish the vehicle, he contacted Foose Design.

Formula Drift 2013 Champion, Michael Essa, and his BMW “Ultimate Drift Machine” in BILSTEIN Booth #23361 at SEMA Show: Two autograph sessions scheduled on Wed., Nov. 6 at 3pm & Thurs., Nov. 7 at 11am

When Michael Essa was crowned 2013 Formula Drift Champion in front of a sold out crowd at Irwindale Raceway on October 12, he made history as the first privateer and first European car to win a Formula Drift championship. BILSTEIN is proud to be the shock absorber of choice for Essa’s team as well as one of his product sponsors. On hand during the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Essa will be available to sign autographs and answer questions about his amazing season. His GSR Autosport BMW E46 M3 will also be on display in the BILSTEIN booth #23361 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Michael Essa and the GSR Autosport team are a perfect fit for BILSTEIN,” said Scott MacDonald, BILSTEIN director, marketing and product management. “We both have the desire to win and an extensive background in motorsports. We look forward to working with GSR and Michael in the future.”

Formula Drift 2013 Champion, Michael Essa, and his BMW “Ultimate Drift Machine” in BILSTEIN Booth #23361 at SEMA Show: Two autograph sessions scheduled on Wed., Nov. 6 at 3pm & Thurs., Nov. 7 at 1pm

Poway, Calif. (October 23, 2013) – When Michael Essa was crowned 2013 Formula Drift Champion in front of a sold out crowd at Irwindale Raceway on October 12, he made history as the first privateer and first European car to win a Formula Drift championship. BILSTEIN is proud to be the shock absorber of choice for Essa’s team as well as one of his product sponsors. On hand during the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Essa will be available to sign autographs and answer questions about his amazing season. His GSR Autosport BMW E46 M3 will also be on display in the BILSTEIN booth #23361 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Michael Essa and the GSR Autosport team are a perfect fit for BILSTEIN,” said Scott MacDonald, BILSTEIN director, marketing and product management. “We both have the desire to win and an extensive background in motorsports. We look forward to working with GSR and Michael in the future.”

Popular custom fabricator, Austin Weiss joins Pro Spot at SEMA 2013

Pro Spot and Austin Weiss Team Up for SEMA 2013

Carlsbad, CA (October 23, 2013)- Pro Spot is proud to announce their continued attendance at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV, November 5-8th. Pro Spot will be displaying their full product line of welders, tools, accessories, new products as well as a featured special guest! This year the popular custom builder, Austin Weiss of The Garage by Austin Weiss will be performing live demonstrations in the Pro Spot booth!

“We are excited to continue to be a part of SEMA. We have doubled space, we are introducing NEW products that answer to changes in the industry and have the talented Austin Weiss. Austin knows our welders, he will be a great addition to show what else our products can do,” explains Ron Olsson, President of Pro Spot International.

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