Restyling & Car Care Accessories

Leo Kagan celebrates 50 years as a SEMA member and turns 99 years old

Leo Kagan, will be celebrating his 50th year as a SEMA member and attende at the 2015 SEMA show.
Leo is a SEMA Hall of FAMER who is currently working with ColorBond Automotive Finishes.
Please join us in our booth, # 23793 Main Hall, on November 5 at 1:30 PM to celebrate his birthday. Refreshments will be served.

For further information please contact, Malcolm Johnson , or 877 882 6567

Brilliant car care innovations “Made in Germany” by SONAX

For the first time, the car care expert SONAX showcases its recent developments for the North American and international markets. One of these trends is the long awaited solution for sealing vehicles with matt and glossy decals.

German car care specialist SONAX to exhibit at 2015 SEMA

SONAX, the German market leader in premium car care products, will be exhibiting at the 2015 SEMA Show ( in Las Vegas on November 3-6 in booth #12161 North Hall and, for the first time, at the AAPEX Show ( November 3-5 in booth #3352 also in Las Vegas.

Master Detailer Renny Doyle ( will be, for example, presenting the SONAX PROFILINE range. He will again be the SONAX booth emcee. Renny Doyle will be conducting interviews with the car care industry’s most prominent figures and introducing multiple professional detailers who will be demonstrating SONAX products. Another special guest in the SONAX booth will be legendary car customizer John D’Agostino ( On display will be John’s awarded 1959 Cadillac “Elvis III”, an awe-inspiringly refurbished show car styled down to the finest detail, turning the SONAX booth into a real crowd-puller in the North Hall.

New Distributor Program for Silent Running

Silent Running’s new distributor program will be introduced at this year’s SEMA show.

Insulation manufacturers, Silent Running has finalized their new distribution program to provide distributors with a hands on display stand, literature, and marketing support. The company plans to increase their distribution network within the next year to allow for easier shipments to customers. The new distributor page allows customers to easily get in contact with their local distributors and and information tab for potential distributors to find out more about the opportunity.

Silent Running plans to initiate their new distribution program at this year’s SEMA show where there will be sign-up sheets and information packets for potential distributors. Visit their booth, #34323 in the Upper South Hall or for more information.

LUND Terrain HX Steps

LUND has introduced a new line of steps to its existing lineup of nerf bars and running boards. The all-new LUND® Terrain HX Step™ is an aggressively designed yet functional nerf bar that provides an off-road look while making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle.

Made from heavy-duty 3-millimeter thick 3-inch steel tubing, the step’s rugged design adds protection to a truck or Jeep’s rocker panels and helps guard against door dings while providing a distinct style. These nerf bars wear a durable black powder-coated textured finish that looks great and guards against corrosion. The hoop steps offer a 4-inch drop for easy entry and exit to the vehicle’s cab and they’re welded to the main tube for exceptional durability. In addition, the Terrain HX Step features an easy no-drill installation.

Ranch Hand Welcomes Mike Kane as new VP of Manufacturing & Engineering

Ranch Hand is adding some manufacturing muscle to its team of experts in the SUV and truck accessory industry. His name is Mike Kane, and he is the new Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering for Ranch Hand. Mike is making strides to improve the manufacturing and engineering processes.

A firm believer in lean manufacturing and 5S, Mike is working to implement each of the philosophy’s five “S” words — sort, set, shine, standardize and sustain — in all of the facilities’ practices. One of the by-products of the 5S philosophy comes in the form of another “s” word: safety. Mike realizes that safety is of utmost importance, and he is utilizing his expertise to ensure that Ranch Hand products are and continue to be the safest SUV and truck accessories on the market. When Ranch Hand advises customers to “Be on the Safe Side” with Ranch Hand products, they mean it.

Bosch launches its first-ever performance gauges line in North America with responsive design website

Bosch announces the launch of the company’s first-ever performance gauge line, bringing contemporary style and design to tachometers, pressure, temperature, hour meters, gauge cases and accessories. Available at most automotive retailers, Bosch will offer analog gauges in 2-inch sizes for restoration, custom projects or direct replacements. The gauges line is accompanied by a new, responsive design website,, highlighting the gauges and accessories for custom applications.

“As car owners continue customizing and putting personal touches on their vehicles, custom gauges are one of the easiest ways to make a difference in the look and feel of the vehicle’s interior,” said Paul Zentkovich, Bosch product manager. “Our customers have been asking for the Bosch look and style in their gauges, and we’re excited to provide that little piece of artwork they proudly display in their vehicles’ instrument cluster.”

J.W. Speaker Celebrating 80 Years

Germantown, WI, July 9, 2015 – J.W. Speaker Corporation, founded in July of 1935 by John W. Speaker, began as a manufacturer of automotive repair parts; including, radiator fronts, car mirrors, repair kits and automotive lighting. In the early 1940’s, J.W. Speaker developed the Heatab® miniature portable stove and the “P38” GI can opener. Both were widely used during World War II and for several decades after by the U.S. military.
In 1960, under the leadership of John’s son Jack, J.W. Speaker Corporation shifted its focus to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vehicular lighting, expanding the product offering to include vehicular lighting for lawn & garden and golf & turf tractors. Since then, J.W. Speaker has evolved into a major lighting manufacturer specializing in quality lighting products for OEMs and aftermarket customers around the world.


Compton, California (July 8, 2015) – Transamerican Auto Parts is proud to introduce the “Life is Better Off-Road™” SEMA builder award. Launching this year at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the “Life is Better Off-Road™” award is an annual industry prize awarded by Transamerican Auto Parts to the best presented, truly off-road capable truck, Jeep or SUV on display at the show.

This award is open to all off-road vehicle constructors and product manufacturers on display at the SEMA show and will be judged by an elite panel of industry experts. As the off-road performance category continues to grow in popularity at the annual event, the Transamerican Auto Parts “Life is Better Off-Road™” award will recognize the unique technological achievements and engineering advancements specific to the development of aftermarket products for off-road trucks, Jeeps and SUVs.


Tire Penz is the premier paint pen for rubber so whether you're painting your favorite shoes, motorcycle treads or semi truck sidewall lettering, Tire Penz has you covered!

Tire Penz is a waterproof, long-lasting (1 year), paint-in-a-pen that is shaped for easy use and comes in a variety of colors, designed for application to a rubber tire of any type and creatively enhances the appearance of the tire. It is used to outline lettering, tire patterns, treads, logos or art by using stencils or just free hand! Tire Penz can be purchased individually or as a kit that includes a colored pen, wire brush and reflective coating.

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