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Jase Andrews and Ian Johnson join forces at the ESAB Welding booth

Two of the hottest television show hosts have joined forces and taken the meaning of adventure to a whole new level.

The man behind America’s best 4x4 how-to show, Ian Johnson and Australia’s top outdoor adventure host, Jase Andrews, have merged talents this week at SEMA. Today, Ian and Jase demonstrated welding techniques to hundreds of eager fans at the ESAB Welding booth.

You can catch Jase on Unleashed.TV, where he shows off his intricate workshop skills to fabricate custom accessories that allow him to take his vehicles to the most daring, dangerous and remote corners of the wild Australian outback, conquering brutal terrain without any support or backup plans.

Xtreme 4x4 is an action packed half an hour show airing on Spike TV, where Ian shows us step-by-step what it takes to turn vehicles into off-road-oriented rigs. The show also features adrenaline pumped off-road racing events such as rock crawling, desert racing, sand drags and trail riding adventures.

'World's Most 3D-Printed Hellcat' Unveiled at SEMA 2017

Airwolf 3D proves how easy it is to 3D-print large custom car parts by debuting 'The 3D-Printed Hellcat Project' at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. The project features the company's Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat loaded with 3D-printed modifications.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, OCTOBER 26, 2017. If there's one thing the majority of employees at Airwolf 3D find more irresistible than 3D printing, it's cars. Fortunately for the Airwolf 3D team, or the "Wolfpack" as they call themselves, company Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Erick Wolf has built a collection of project cars for him and his team to customize with 3D-printed parts.

Will Jay Leno Like the Cord Model III as Much as the Morgan Model F?

Reviving the Cord Brand with the New Cord Model III

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been more than 50 years since the last Cord automobile was produced, but if everything goes according to Craig Corbell's plan, fans of the brand won't have to wait much longer for the next generation of Cords to start arriving in driveways.

When Glenn Pray bought the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Co. in 1960, he started working on a new Cord, which was last produced in 1937. It wasn't, however, until 1966 that Pray released his first Cord. The new car was reduced-scale and aptly named the "Cord 810" (8/10th scale). That period of production was short-lived, and only 97 second-generation Cords were built during Pray's tenure.

The brand lay untouched from 1966 until 2014 when the Cord Automobile Company and its trademark and all of the rights associated with the Cord name were put up for auction.

AkzoNobel and hot rod builder Dave Kindig introduce Modern Classikk, a new custom line of automotive paints

Black Hole Black™, Teal Later™ and Veruca Violet™ are just three of twenty-six new colors created for AkzoNobel by Kindig to be available in January 2018

Las Vegas, NV – AkzoNobel announced today the launch of Modern Classikk, a new custom color line of automotive paints designed in partnership with Dave Kindig, hot rod builder and host of the popular show “Bitchin’ Rides.”

Modern Classikk will be available starting in January 2018. Together with AkzoNobel, Kindig introduced the line of 26 new colors today at the Specialist Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event.


La Vergne, TN – The new JET® Dual Station Abrasive Pipe Notcher does extra duty to maximize shop productivity and output. Its innovative two-station design provides quick and easy access to notching, grinding and deburring at three different work stations.

The Dual Station Abrasive Pipe Notcher is made to last with heavy gauge steel construction throughout. This multi-tasking machine is engineered to notch pipe from ½ to 2 ½ in. diameter at the front station. It is capable of notching angles from 90 to 30o by use of a multi-positional hand lever vise.

Seven interchangeable rollers come standard and require no tools to install. Mandrel sizes include ½. ¾, 1, 1 ¼, 1½, 2 and 2 ½ in. Rollers are conveniently stored in an onboard compartment at the machine’s base.


La Vergne, TN – Manufacturing an industrial buffer to meet shop use demands was just what JET® had in mind when they developed their new 8 in. Industrial Buffer. This 44 lb. benchtop dynamo’s entire body is constructed of cast iron with a fully-enclosed industrial housing with factory-sealed, pre-lubricated ball-bearings for reliable, long life use. Rubber mounts at the buffer’s base help eliminate movement, plus dampen vibration.

Safety first. This new JET buffer was designed with operator safety in mind. The buffer’s motor includes brake resistors to shut down the wheels’ rotation so they come to a complete stop in less than 20 seconds.

Another big advantage of this industrial buffer is its variable-speed motor that operates from 900 to 3600 RPM. Plus, there’s no on/off rocker switch. The power interface features an electronic touch pad panel with a power on/off control, flanked by up and down arrows to adjust and monitor the buffer’s speed.


Matt Neal, triple championship winner of the prestigious British Touring Car Championship will be on the Forgeline Motorsports stand (Booth 25063, Performance Hall) on Thursday 2 November 2017.

Neal is Brand Ambassador for UK manufacturer, Rimstock, who's premium Team Dynamics Alloy Wheel brand is available for both the prestige aftermarket, and over 40 motorsport championships around the Globe, including the eminent British Touring Car Championship and the Virgin Australia V8 Supercars Championship.

Stow and display your power buffers. Griot's Garage Orbital Polisher Rack

• Holds three large Random Orbitals & two 3" or smaller machines
• Hook keeps power cords organized
• Made from 16-gauge steel with laser-cut Griot's car logo
• Measures 21" T X 16 ½" W x 3 ¾" D
• Weighs 5 1/2 pounds
• Visit us in the North Hall, booth 13065

Stow and display your power buffers and be ready to swap machines in seconds with this well-built rack. It holds three large Random Orbitals and a pair of smaller 3 inchers. This storage rack is made from stout 16-gauge steel, features rubber surround to protect your orbitals, and hooks to organize the cords. Measures 21" T x 16 1/2" W x 3 3/4" D.

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Clean and shine your paint without rinsing. Griot's Garage Rinseless Wash & Wax Kit.

• Saves up to 60 gallons of water per wash
• Delivers a safe, effective car wash
• Polymer and carnauba wax protection
• Visit us in the North Hall, booth 13065

Delivers high pad rotation speeds for maximum correction. Griot's Garage BOSS™ Microfiber Fast Cutting Pads.

• Amplifies the effectiveness of BOSS™ creams
• Deep pile microfiber maximizes defect removal
• Packaged in 2", 3", 5", and 6" sizes
• Visit us in the North Hall, booth 13065

BOSS™ Microfiber Fast Cutting Pads are designed to address deep scratches, severe swirl marks, or any blemish that requires serious surface correction. The plush nap used in BOSS™ microfiber pads reduces matting and maintains a dynamic cutting action, giving your more play time and eye-popping results when you wipe the surface clean.

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