Announcement

Submit your photos for third annual Glasurit® Best Paint competition

BASF is accepting submissions for the third annual Glasurit Best Paint Award. Photos must be of a Glasurit-painted vehicle, and the vehicle must meet the following criteria:

• Be on display at the 2017 SEMA show
• Utilize Glasurit 22, 55 or 90 Line products, including primer, basecoat and clearcoat

Glasurit Automotive Refinishes will honor outstanding excellence in painting during the third annual “Glasurit Best Paint Award,” presented by Chip Foose at SEMA 2017. The legendary restoration expert and long-time Glasurit advocate will judge the vehicles based on fit and finish, quality of preparation and final presentation.

Photo submissions of your Glasurit-painted vehicle will be accepted now through October 27, 2017 on the BASF refinish web site.

For more information on Glasurit, visit the BASF booth #20353 at SEMA 2017.

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Learn about future car colors, developing better estimates and improving productivity from BASF experts at SEMA 2017

SOUTHFIELD, MI, September 25, 2017 – BASF is conducting three educational sessions at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The seminars will help collision shops improve productivity, write more thorough estimates and gain a greater understanding of how new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) colors are developed. SEMA takes place Oct. 31- Nov. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Education is the key to staying on top of the latest trends, techniques and innovations in the collision repair industry,” said Jeff Wildman, BASF Manager, OEM and Industry Relations. “As the number one chemical supplier to the automotive industry, BASF has unique insights into OEMs and the latest trends. Through these seminars, we are sharing this knowledge and encouraging new ideas to help our customers be more successful.”
Each of the following seminars is offered through the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education series sponsored by BASF.

Toyo Tires® presents Ken Block’s Climbkhana: Pikes Peak

CLIMBKHANA – PRESENTED BY TOYO TIRES: THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF KEN BLOCK’S AWARD-WINNING GYMKHANA SERIES. A FILM OF MAN VS. MOUNTAIN. 14,000 FEET VS. A 1,400 TWIN-TURBO, METHANOL-FUELED HORSEPOWER MACHINE

Video: https://youtu.be/Hg6L_7qLIEQ

PIKES PEAK, COLORADO, SEPT 25, 2017: Toyo Tires® presents Climbkhana the next generation of Ken Block’s wildly successful and award-winning Gymkhana series of viral videos. The all new concept is a hybrid of the driving showcased in the previous films, blended with a rally-road style attack on unique roads around the world. To kick off this new series, Ken Block chose what is arguably one of the most famous roads out there: The Pikes Peak Highway outside Colorado Springs, CO.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the most well-known hill climb in the world, billed as America’s second oldest, continually running race (the Indianapolis 500 is first), it’s also one of the first places Block ever raced in his career.

The Simpson III Tent and Annex Make a Practical Pair

The ARB Simpson III Rooftop Tent paired with the Annex delivers the ultimate in comfort and convenience while traveling. Unfolding in minutes, the Rooftop Tent provides sleeping quarters off the ground and protected from the elements, while the Annex adds space and storage.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 888-427-2872
Website: arbusa.com

SATA set to unveil the newest special edition spray gun design at SEMA 2017

The SATAjet 5000 B Sailor was created as an entry for the SATA 2016 Design Contest by Connie Manjavinos (USA), she came in second place with her imaginative design. Connie is also known for her worldwide fame on social media with Girls behind the Gun.
Inspired by classic Pin Up motifs and traditional tattoos, this colorful spray gun was developed in cooperation with graphic designer Bryson Kinslow from Sharkface Apparel. The launch of the “Sailor Lady” model will give all SATA fans the chance now to own this beautifully adorned spray gun.
The SATAjet 5000 B Sailor is, of course, a fully functional gun also suitable for daily use in the paint shop, due to its robust and attractive surface treatment.
This exciting special edition spray gun is available in WSB, 1.2 to 1.5 nozzle sizes in the SATAjet 5000 B spray gun series, with the option of HVLP and RP technology in Standard format as well as with all three sizes of RPS disposable cups.

NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher will be in the Heidts Suspensions booth October 31!

Heidts Suspension Systems is excited to announce that 8 time NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher will stopping by to sign autographs in our booth on Tuesday October 31st from 11-2pm. Tony worked with Heidts on his'78 Trans Am to fit our PRO-G bolt on independent front suspension and high horsepower PRO-G independent rear suspension kits. We will have this beautiful car displayed in our booth for photos.

Tony built this Bandit inspired TA with his son and daughter who took the helm researching and adding design touches throughout the build. Motivation is provided by a Dart 582-cid, 900hp big block Chevy engine mated to a Tremec 6 speed transmission. Keeping Tony safe while on the autocross or strip is a custom Alston Racing roll cage built in house by Heidts. Please stop by and grab an autograph from Tony on Tuesday. If you can't make it, we will have his car on display through the whole show.

Hank Robinson, The Engraving Expert Demonstrating at SEMA!

Hank Robinson, known to all as "The Engraving Expert" will be on hand at the Truck Hero outdoor space (61040) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday demonstrating his considerable skills. Hank is a US Army Infantry veteran who's service included tours in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He discovered his passion for multi-material engraving in 2011 and founded his company,Hanro Studios. As a master engraver, Hank has created pieces for a wide variety of organizations and celebrities. View more of his portfolio at Hanrostudios.com. Hank will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00-11:30 and 1:30 to 3:30.

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OPTIMA® Batteries to Debut New Augmented Reality Experience at SEMA

Immersive holographic experiences powered by the Ultimate Power Source will run each day of the show in booth #20323

OPTIMA® Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries and digital battery chargers, will introduce the “Ultimate Battery Torture Test” Augmented Reality Experience at its booth #20323 during SEMA.

Participants will go behind-the-scenes at five different epic battery torture tests and get to meet the drivers, see the vehicles and visit the tracks, all in stunning 3D holographic augmented reality:
• Speeding around the Nürburgring 24-hour race course in Germany with James Clay and his team in their BMW 328i.
• Racing up Pikes Peak 12.42 miles and 156 turns with James Clay and his BMW E92 M3 in the International Hill Climb in Colorado.
• Driving through the mud at the Marshall-Putnam Fair Demolition Derby with Alex Hatem in a 1989 BMW 325i E30 chassis.

SISSON AT LAW RELEASES INFORMATION ON USING AND PROTECTING ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN YOUR BOOTH

Are you using photographs or other artwork in your SEMA Show booth? Are you worried about someone else using the same images to promote their products in their booth? Do you even know if you have the right to use those images in your SEMA Show booth?

Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law, LLC addresses all of these concerns and more in their new blog post, accessible here:
https://www.sissoniplaw.com/2017/09/12/sema-show-and-your-business-intel...

This final part of the Firm’s four-part series on the SEMA Show and Your Business’ Intellectual Assets looks at the important copyright issues that exhibitors should address as they are preparing their booth for the SEMA Show.

Schrader Performance Sensors Launches New Website and URL

Auburn Hills, MI (September 14, 2017) – Schrader Performance Sensors, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies and world leader in TPMS, is pleased to announce the launch of an entirely new website and URL. Schrader’s new website offers an all-encompassing and easy access platform for TPMS training and product information.

The goal of this new website is to provide visitors with quick and easy information to learn about all things TPMS and browse information geared toward their specific needs. The new website has a simple, easy-to-follow layout, improved functionality and enhanced focus on TPMS information and training materials. There is a clear navigation to Driver Education and Tech Training resources along with the market leading TPMS products and solutions currently offered by Schrader.

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