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Baltimore, Maryland., Oct. 22, 2013—Mattei Compressors Inc., the North American arm of Ing. Enea Mattei S.p.A., the leading global manufacturer of rotary vane air compressors, will introduce their newest series of compressors designed to provide small air users with the quality and durability legendary among larger compressed air users.
Nobody makes an air compressor like the BLADE, and there is no better venue to introduce Mattei’s latest product than at the 2013 SEMA Show.
Each BLADE features Mattei’s proprietary and unrivaled rotary VANE technology first introduced by this family owned business in 1958. BLADE Series is designed and priced around the needs of smaller air users yet it incorporates many of the same features found in Mattei’s legendary bigger industrial class machines.
Drag racer Holly Clarke signs on with Torklift International
For immediate release
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Champion Drag Racer Holly Clarke is attending SEMA with her newest sponsor Torklift International.
On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m. Clarke is available for interview during her press conference located in Media Center N110.
Clarke caught the racing bug at an early age.
“My first race, I was 8 years old,” she said. “I was up at about four or five in the morning in my parents room trying to wake my dad because I couldn’t control my excitement. I was the slowest car and I was out first round but I hardly cared. I had waited for what felt like forever I was just thrilled to go down the track.”
Twelve years later, the British Columbia native has several championships under her belt including six annual championships in a row.
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.
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.”
Ken-Tool, the leader in tire servicing hand tools and equipment, has announced the expansion of its industry leading line of tire restraining devices with the introduction of the 36010 5-bar SUPER MAGNUM cage, helping raise the safety of truck tire service to a new level.
Testing has shown the SUPER MAGNUM cage reduces the side-force energy resulting from a catastrophic sidewall zipper rupture of a Super Wide-Base tire by 93 percent. The impressive reduction of side-force energy is achieved with expanded steel mesh deflection barriers welded to the insides of the cage tubing. The cage features 5 mandrel-bent, high-strength 12 gauge, 2-1/4” (5.7 cm) diameter structural steel tubes, welded to a 3/16” (0.48 cm) thick steel plate base with a 2.0” (5.08 cm) wide, 1/4” (0.635 cm) thick reinforcing strap welded to the tubes.
Ken-Tool, the leader in hand tools for the tire service industry, has announced its latest new product, the 30600 Professional Super Single Axle Drain Pan. The new drain pan solves the problem of gear oil and grease drips and spills on wheels and tires, and on shop floors when servicing the axles of trucks and trailers.
Manufactured in the U.S.A. from lightweight, high density polyethylene (HDPE), the axle drain pan can be securely attached to the wheel using two or three lug studs with finger tightened nuts. The pan is contoured to rest flat with the sides gripping the wheel's drop-center. The pan fits most 22.5- and 24.5-inch, 10-hole hub or stud-piloted steel or alloy super single, wide-base and dual wheels.
Ken-Tool’s highly acclaimed reCore TPMS Sensor Saver System won the Silver Trophy in the Aftermarket & Retrofitting Category in the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation competition at the EQUIP AUTO 2013 show, held in Paris, France in October. The automotive aftermarket product and equipment show hosts over 120,000 visitors from 130 countries and boasts 1,800 exhibitors. The reCore was one of over one-hundred new and innovative products submitted for the competition.
Corona, CA - (October 25, 2013) – Vizualogic announced today a new Universal Headrest System featuring a removable Android tablet. It comes complete with two (each) of the following:
• Universal Headrests (choice of 3 colors: gray, black or tan)
• Removable Android (Wi-Fi-enabled)Tablets (7.0 Touch Screen Display)
• IR Wireless Headphones
• Wired Ear Buds
The adjustable headrest posts are manufactured to fit most domestics/imports. “Tablet devices are becoming very popular and this universal kit is the right product for the entry level buyer,” said Walt Detlefsen, Vizualogic National Sales Manager.
The removable SmartLogic (Wi-Fi-enabled) Android Tablet enables kids and adults to capitalize on the myriad of media options that are available on any Smartphone or computer including Netflix movies, FaceBook, YouTube, email and popular phone apps including Angry Birds. The SmartLogic Android tablet is equipped with the following features:
• 7” Touch Screen Display
Hawk Performance Gears Up To Announce Winner of the #HandMeTheKeys Sweepstakes Corvette at Upcoming SEMA Show
SOLON, OHIO, October 24, 2013 — Hawk Performance will draw one lucky winner to receive the keys to the HandMeTheKeys sweepstakes Chevy Corvette at next month’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. With more than 35,000 entries received, five finalists have been chosen to participate in the final drawing. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Hawk Performance booth #23251 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Hawk Performance is partnering with notable automotive product leaders including Bilstein, Denso, Eibach, Falken, K&N, Magnaflow, Mothers, Optima Battery, Royal Purple and Superchips to customize this one-of-a-kind Corvette. In addition to a chance at winning the Grand Prize, these five lucky finalists will receive an expense paid trip to Las Vegas to attend the SEMA Show where one of the five finalists will be handed the keys to the customized Corvette.
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!