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Shift and Steer Will Record Live Shows at SEMA
Podcast Launched at Last Years SEMA, Returns as a Ratings Leader

Anaheim, CA—October 29, 2015— bonspeedMedia launched an original podcast; Shift and Steer at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas in 2014. The podcast for motorsport enthusiasts shot to the top of the ratings with the first episode. The SEMA show was the ideal launching point as it is the largest gathering of aftermarket professionals and influencers. Now after a year of chart topping shows throughout America and an expansion into video podcasts, the show returns to mark an anniversary in 2015.

American Hot Rod Celebrity at Champion Oil Booth During SEMA

Duane Mayer, reality TV personality and renown hot rod builder, will be signing autographs and promote his successful SoCal based “American Hot Rods” business during the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the Champion Oil booth # 20281.

Duane began building hot rods with Boyd Coddington in 1985 upon his arrival to Orange County. Duane took a hiatus from Coddington’s, working with Chuck Lombardo at California Street Rods and then opening up a shop of his own.

A little over a decade later, Duane found himself back with Coddington, embarking on the new adventure of reality TV. The reality series “American Hot Rod” ran on the Discovery Channel from 2004 to 2008 while Duane was shop manager, affording the opportunity to build several innovative cars such as “Alumatub”, a ’61 Impala Bubbletop, ’63 Chevy Corvette Stingray, ’42 Woodie, and, most notably, “CadZZila” for ZZ Top.

WELD Completes Asset Purchase of HiPer Technology

Kansas City, Mo. – WELD has acquired the assets of HiPer Technology, Inc., the largest manufacturer of high performance “super structural” carbon fiber wheels for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and side-by-side (UTV) vehicles based in Lawrence, Kansas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“WELD is excited to add HiPer’s products to our portfolio of premium performance lines. This strategic acquisition brings new markets as well as cutting-edge materials and processes to WELD,” said WELD president and CEO Norm Young. “We were attracted to HiPer due to its leadership in advanced carbon fiber composite technology, and shared motorsports success and history.”

Young says technology from HiPer will be integrated into WELD wheels where it strategically fits. “The HiPer brand is unique and well respected by its customer base, and something that we will keep intact. In addition, we have an aggressive plan to provide the resources necessary to continue to grow the brand.”

Champion Oil Employee Nominated for SEMA Gen-III Innovative Person of the Year Award

Champion Oil, a worldwide recognized industry leader in lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 59 years, received confirmation today that Aric Dell, Brand Director at Champion, is nominated for the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s Gen-III Innovative Person of the Year Award.

The prestigious “Under Forty” Achievement Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments within the automotive aftermarket industry. The highly anticipated award presentation will be held at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas on November 5th during the 2015 SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet.

New Export Line of Full Synthetic Motor Oils to be announced at 2015 SEMA

Champion Oil, a recognized industry leader in the development of full synthetic motor oils, will announce at the 2015 SEMA Show the addition of “Paladin Motor Oils”, a globally -targeted export chemical and lubricant product line.

Paladin Motor Oils will debut with Champion’s award-winning SynGold ™ line of formulated full synthetic motor oils. These lubricants will be blended and packaged in Clinton, MO to meet today’s specifications from API, ILSAC or ACEA.

Paladin SynGold™ full synthetic motor oils are uniquely designed to help provide outstanding levels of fuel economy performance, cleaning power and engine protection, even during extended oil change intervals. SynGold is proven to significantly reduce wear and viscosity breakdown because of its advancements in oil technology.

Champion Oil Announces Sixtieth Anniversary in the Lubricant Business

(SEMA Las Vegas, NV / 11.05.15) 2016 marks the year of Champion’s Diamond Celebration recognizing their 60th anniversary in business. Founded in 1956, Champion would later become globally recognized as an industry icon in their own sort of way, along with the likes of the iconic Elvis Presley who had his first chart-busting hit, “Heartbreak Hotel” in 1956 and his first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Innovative Creations Inc., Previews Their SEMA Truck Trifecta

October 29, 2015 (Peoria, AZ) Innovative Creations Inc., (ICI) will be well represented at the SEMA show this year; with three trucks of their own, along with 25 Featured Vehicles built with ICI aftermarket parts. ICI will be located in Booth 36113, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

2015 Toyota “Turbulent” Tundra Crew Max Limited

Taking design inspiration from WW2 bombers and fighters, the 2015 Toyota Tundra Crew Max designed by ICI’s head engineer Mark Osiwany, aims to elevate the game at this year’s SEMA show. Total off-road functionality is met with an idea taken from pilots who began brandishing their aircraft with personalized insignia during the first World-War. Exposed metal rivets, pin-up girls and perfectly fitted parts are sure to please in booth #36113 at this year’s show.

Automotive Art will launch a LOW VOC single stage paint system at SEMA

Automotive Art’s Chairman Dereck Foster says that the new LOW VOC system will have all the same features & benefits of their National Rule single stage paint system: full colour matching for automotive and fleets, High Solid for superior coverage, various speeds of hardener for any climate, best of all it uses the current Automotive Art chromatic color tool, for perfect color matching. He went on to say that with addition of this system Automotive Art now has one of most complete refinish lines in world, and best of all, for an exceptional price.

Visit Automotive Art at SEMA booth #11017
Call 1 (888) 815-2278
Email: sales@automotiveartpaints.com
Visit: www.automototiveartpaints.com

Metcam Enters Commercial Truck Accessory Market with Launch of New TramBed Division to Manufacture and Market Truck Bed Extensions

Metcam Enters Commercial Truck Accessory Market with Launch of New TramBed Division to Manufacture and Market Truck Bed Extensions

November 2, 2015 (Las Vegas)–Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, announces the launch of a new division to manufacture and market TramBed™, a commercial-grade truck bed extension. Metcam has acquired full rights to the technology, and its new division will be operating the entire supply chain for this unique product, from engineering to manufacturing, assembly and distribution. This effort marks a major milestone for Metcam, moving it from component manufacture, assembly and logistics to complete lifecycle manufacturing. Trambed can be seen in booth number 31328 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 3-6.

REESE Towpower adds new products to the Carbon Forged family of ball mount bars

REESE Towpower®, the market leader in towing products, has expanded its Carbon Forged family of ball mounts to include additional sizes of Class III/IV in 4” and 5” drop as well as Class II 1¼” ball mounts ranging in size from 1¼” to 3” drop.
These new ball mounts are finished with an OEM Powder Coat finish for superior rust and corrosion resistance.

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