Evercoat and Gas Monkey Garage Join Forces to Create a One-of-a-Kind Motorcycle Masterpiece to be Given Away to a Body Shop Employee

CINCINNATI, Ohio, October 10, 2016 – ITW Evercoat, the industry leader in professional collision repair chemicals, is pleased to announce they have joined forces with Richard Rawlings and the team at Gas Monkey Garage to create a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle. Named the “Rage Motorcycle”, Gas Monkey Garage has incorporated high-performing Evercoat products as well as never-before-seen features into the final design. The motorcycle will be unveiled on November 1, 2016 at the SEMA Show in the Evercoat booth #11073 at 9:30 AM. The unveiling can also be viewed live on the Evercoat Facebook page located at The motorcycle will be given away to a body shop owner or employee through a national sweepstakes that begins on November 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2017.

Lincoln Electric to Host Educational Software Demonstration and Tutorial at SEMA 2016

CLEVELAND – Lincoln Electric will host educational seminars featuring their proprietary CAD software--standard with their Torchmate® line of plasma cutting tables--at this year’s SEMA Show. Representatives from Lincoln Electric’s cutting systems group will be available to answer questions and teach attendees how to design and cut metal parts from start to finish.

For all of the efficiencies and benefits plasma systems offer, the technical challenges of mastering related software is a recognized barrier to entry for many fabricators and may represent a missed opportunity for improving quality, operational efficiency and productivity.

Bartec USA says: “Meet Giuliano Zuccato at SEMA!”

Sterling Heights, MI [September 2016] – Bartec USA announces a very special event for this year’s SEMA Show! On SEMA’s Opening Day, Tuesday November 1st Giuliano Zuccato will be signing autographs in their booth. Giuliano is a “Mustang Man” as he is one of the clay design modelers who crafted the original 1964 Mustang! Giuliano was part of the legendary team that designed a world icon, and is an important part of American Automotive history. He’ll be recalling stories and sharing anecdotes gathered during his illustrious career, as well as autographing color photos.

Giuliano will be at Bartec’s SEMA Booth #40047 beginning at 10:00 am, November 1st. Bartec will provide photos to sign, and visitors are encouraged to bring a piece of Mustang Memorabilia to have signed as well. While visiting the booth, Bartec reminds all to enter to win a Tech400Pro Master Kit, and see live product demonstrations of the many new tools and products being offered.

The Tech400Pro wins massive industry acclaim

Sterling Heights, MI [October 2016] – Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces that the Tech400Pro, the company’s market leading TPMS Scan Tool, has won a clean sweep of industry acclaim. The Tech400Pro has won the three very prestigious product awards! The TOP 20 Tool award from Motor Magazine, the TOP 10 Products award from Undercar Digest and the PEOPLE’S CHOICE award from PTEN.

According to Bartec C.E.O. Scot Holloway, “this just confirms what we and our many customers already know, the Tech400Pro is the TPMS tool of choice because it has the features that service professionals need in order to be successful servicing vehicles with TPMS! Whether it be the advanced OBDII relearn coverage, the ability to adjust placard pressure, or to update the tool via Wi-Fi, the Tech400Pro does what the technicians need it to do!”

StickPro™ brand launching

For immediate release

Launching of StickPro™ brand

VALLEYFIELD (Quebec), October 7, 2016 – PLOMBCO is excited to officially launch StickPro™, a new brand of adhesive wheel weights and related accessories.

The passenger car market is trending towards more flangeless wheels and we anticipate adhesive wheel weight usage to increase. To meet the market needs, we have increased our product offering to include a variety of colored adhesive wheel weights which includes black and chrome, multiple packaging options (boxed or in rolls) and a choice of many sizes (from ¼ oz to 2 oz).

Wash and Wax Brand Voodoo Ride Acquired by Automotive Accessories Leader Pilot

Pilot to leverage strong distribution channel to grow global Voodoo Ride brand in the US market specifically targeting largest consumer generation -- millennials.

City of Industry, CA – September 7, 2016 – Founded in 2007, U.S. based Voodoo Ride, an automotive appearance and lifestyle brand with distribution in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean, was acquired by Pilot, Inc., a global leader in automotive accessories based in City of Industry, California.

Voodoo Ride will complement Pilot’s portfolio of automotive and electronic brands including Rolling Big Power (RBP),; Pilot Automotive,; Pilot Electronics,; and DC Sports,

King Engine Bearings Relocates to SEMA Show in 2016

King Engine Bearings moves from AAPEX to the SEMA in Las Vegas, November 1st through 4th. King’s new bearing designs and materials will be positioned front and center in their booth at SEMA. Additionally, King will display bearings featuring their new coating technology that provides more than just surface protection. This industry changing polymer coating plays an important role in preventing seizure and reducing wear of highly loaded bearings.

“Our growth in the performance and racing markets has been so rapid that we felt the SEMA Show was the perfect venue to help us keep that momentum going,” said Limor Neeman Karpatkin, VP of Sales & Marketing, King Engine Bearings. “The SEMA Show is also the ideal place to showcase our new coating technology that allows for a more uniform and effective distribution of performance additives within the polymer coating matrix.”

Hoodfins New Generation Hood Ornaments Launches Innovative Answer to Interchangeable Hood Ornaments at 2016 SEMA Expo

New company launches to give consumers every reason to creatively announce themselves on the hood of their car.

Spring Hill, FL - October 3, 2016 - Who needs an expensive Mercedes hood ornament when they can show a little ingenuity and customize their own? So says the newly-launched, Hoodfins. They’re an innovative company that asks car buffs, “Why not design your own hood ornament?”. Offering vehicle aficionados no screw attachment hood ornaments in any style they can think of; Hoodfins will soon redefine what it means to share the wealth of one’s personality - car bling style.

Set to launch their no screw attachment hood ornaments on November 1st, 2016 at the SEMA Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hoodfins were created to give car owners a voice. The new product is quick to install, easy to remove, and easily adjusted to the hood of any vehicle.

Ingersoll Rand® – Air Compressor Giveaways and Autographs!

Ingersoll Rand® – Air Compressor Giveaways and Autographs!
Real Tools for Real Work™. It’s what automotive technicians use every day, and Ingersoll Rand® is showcasing its compressor products that will help you get the job done right, the first time. This year at the 2016 SEMA Show®, attendees will have the opportunity to win Ingersoll Rand shop equipment and to meet world-renown car builder and television personality, Joe Martin, at Booth #10160 in the North Hall!

Additionally, world-famous graffiti artist, Mr. Totem, will be at the Ingersoll Rand booth airbrush painting two Garage Mate compressors all day on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Stop by the Ingersoll Rand booth (#10160) to fill out a quick survey to enter to win a one-of-a-kind compressor. The drawings for each Garage Mate compressor will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at 4:30 p.m.*

The OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational Returns in 2016

OPTIMA® Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries and digital battery chargers, presents the ninth-annual OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, where nearly 100 of the nation’s top-performing street cars across the country compete for the title of the Ultimate Street Car November 5-6 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Three-time winner Danny Popp will be back again in his 2003 Z06 Corvette to defend his title.

Spectators are invited to watch as the top-performing street cars across the country, from the SEMA Show floor and beyond, are put to the test through a series of challenges, which include the Lucas Oil Road Rally, the Detroit Speed Autocross, the Falken Tire Road Course Time Trial, the PowerStop Speed Stop Challenge and the Lingenfelter Design and Engineering Challenge. Tickets are available at for $30 each.

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