Racing & Performance

Valspar to feature celebrity appearances at the 2015 SEMA Show-Cast of Counting Cars and Fast N’ Loud to host autograph sessions

MASSILLON, Ohio (Oct. 26 2015) – Valspar Automotive will offer SEMA attendees a chance to meet, greet and take home the autograph of one or two reality television show celebrities at this year’s SEMA Show.
Valspar’s Custom brand, House of Kolor (HOK), will host Richard Rawlings and John D’Agostino in booth #23513 in the Central Hall on Tuesday Nov. 3. Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage and star of from the Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud, will be there from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and D’Agostino, owner of Celebrity Customs, will visit from 2 to 3 p.m. HOK’s creator, famed Jon Kosmoski, will also make appearances throughout the show.

More than paint: BASF expands presence at SEMA

More than paint: BASF expands presence at SEMA

•Jay Leno making appearance on Wednesday

•The company hosts car unveilings, autograph sessions, celebrity appearances and more

SOUTHFIELD, MI, October 20, 2015 – This year, BASF Automotive Refinish will showcase its products at two show booths during the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas. During the event, BASF will also host two press conferences and feature appearances by Jay Leno, Richard Petty, Ryan Friedlinghaus and Chip Foose.

Highlights at BASF booth #21437, located in the Racing & Performance section, will include:

Bolt Ups: The First Dedicated Social Media Site for Every Motor Vehicle Enthusiast Debuts at SEMA 2015

Santee, Calif., October 20, 2015 – Gearheads, car lovers, vehicle geeks, and performance and aftermarket enthusiasts now have a social media destination they can call their own: is the social media platform for like-minded motor aficionados and the parts and accessories makers that bring their vehicles and vessels to life.

The site app allows powersports fans to connect with one another and professionals in the industry, promoting online social collaboration and enhancing aftermarket industry commerce.

“With millions of motorsports enthusiasts throughout the U.S., we recognized that there was no one comprehensive social sharing website for this industry,” says Mike Sieniarecki, President of Bolt Ups, LLC. “We’re building an expansive online community where people who live the aftermarket and performance lifestyle can interact with one another and share their own content. But we also want to help stimulate aftermarket sales.”


BorgWarner will present the latest additions to its AirWerks® series turbocharger and EFR™ (Engineered For Racing) turbocharger lines at the 2015 SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

• PZtuning’s champion Honda Civic Si, boosted by an EFR-9174 turbocharger
• The new EFR-9174 turbocharger plus five new EFR turbocharger kits
• The EFR-7163 turbocharger—official turbocharger of the INDYCAR Series— now available to race enthusiasts
• Eight new AirWerks series turbochargers

When: November 3 - 6

Where: Booth 21643 at the 2015 SEMA Show
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Speed and Style from the Street to the Lake: Launch of ROUSH-edition Supra SE-550 Wakeboard Boat

ROUSH Performance and Skier’s Choice, Inc. will host a press conference during the SEMA Show to launch the first-ever ROUSH branded boat, the new ROUSH-edition Supra SE 550 wakeboard boat. This is the first time ROUSH Performance has licensed its brand for a marine vehicle. The event will include dignitary speeches, and lunch will be provided. Following a Q&A session, the first ROUSH-edition Supra will be displayed in Ford’s outdoor exhibit area, Ford Out Front.

Tuesday, November 3, 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.

SEMA Show, Media Center Room S220

ROUSH Performance: Gary Jurick, President

Skier’s Choice: Rick Tinker, President

Indmar Marine Engine: Scott Clack, Vice President


PASMAG Tuner Essentials 2015 Ultimate Performance Guide Issue Preview: Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.

We all like going a little fast now and then, right? Who are we kidding; we’re all a little guilty of having a lead foot. Well, it’s a good thing you picked us up because this issue of PASMAG has been freshly filled to the brim with some pretty high octane content – whether it be a part you’re chasing after, or just something to get you inspired.

You know those posters you had on your wall as a kid that depicted the awesome cars that you were hoping to own when you’re older? That’s what this issue is comprised of. Our feature line-up is ridiculously awesome and each one should make you want a print on your wall, no matter what your age is.

PASMAG Oct/Nov #133 Issue Preview: We are the Champions!

If you couldn't tell from the cover, we're pretty excited about Anthony De Guzman and his one-of-a-kind Supra finally getting their cover. He’s the champ after all. Beating out all other competitors, he’s joins the ranks of Salik Zaki and his Scion xA from last year’s Tuner Battlegrounds Championship tournament. Anthony isn’t the only one who’s eyed or eyeing a championship title in this issue, though. Our Formula Drift feature is Odi Bakchis’s Nissan S14, which is currently propelling him to the leader of the points board. Kendall White and his FR-S named “Stay Minty” by his fans is cleaning up at any and every show it stops at in and around the country within a country, Texas. See what went into making the seafoam green 86 the freshest out there. We also have four Tuner Battlegrounds hopefuls in this issue. Each of them won the #TBGLIVE competition at their respective shows and earned themselves a print feature, too. Will they chase the championship spot at SEMA in Las Vegas?

PASMAG Dec/Jan #134 Issue Preview: We Put on a Suit and Everything...

This is a super exciting issue of Performance Auto & Sound Magazine (PASMAG) in that this very issue will be making its debut at SEMA! That’s right, the largest automotive aftermarket trade show, and birth-giver to three-quarters of the features you’ll see in magazines and online in the next year, will be the big stage our December / January issue will be revealed on. If you’re picking this up on the newsstand or grabbing it out of your mailbox, this may seem overdramatic, but we’re totally stoked. We’re strapped in and suited up to show SEMA-goers who the best tuner magazine really is.

As always, we’ve got the best on offer. Courtesy of our hardworking columnists, we bring you stories from Japan, the sound lab and Formula Drift. Adam Zillin, our man in Japan, has been covering the roots of the Mid Night Club for a while now, and in its fifth part he sits down with Mr. Top Secret himself – Smoky Nagata – to discuss the beginning,

An International Showdown in the 2015 Tuner Battlegrounds: Championship Battle presented by Performance Auto & Sound Magazine (PASMAG)!

Following an epic final that saw Anthony De Guzman's Toyota Supra (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) capture the 2014 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship Title presented by Performance Auto & Sound Magazine (PASMAG) over Moses Awad's all-carbon Nissan 370Z (Mableton, Georgia, USA) at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Tuner Battlegrounds returns for 2015 with the promise of the biggest and best competition yet. Celebrating its fourth anniversary and the third year of finishing the championship at the SEMA Show, Tuner Battlegrounds will continue to deliver new and exciting competitions to engage enthusiasts across North America.

New for 2015 (and unlike previous years), seeding for the 2015 Championship Battle begins immediately, and inclusion and placement within the Top 32 depends on points earned throughout the season.


The First Advanced Kinetic Direct Fuel Injectors for the High Performance Aftermarket at SEMA New Product Showcase

The First Advanced Kinetic Direct Fuel Injectors for the High Performance Aftermarket at SEMA New Product Showcase

New Product Training Session demonstrates Nostrum’s direct drop-in, high-flow injectors
At the SEMA Show 2015 on November 3

Ann Arbor, Mich., October 23, 2015 – Nostrum Energy has the superior answer to fueling for high horsepower direct injected engines, the first product line with a proprietary “kinetic” particle break-up mechanism, K-DI™. These OEM quality fuel injectors will be displayed at the SEMA Show 2015’s New Products Showcase and demonstrated during a New Product Education Session on November 3.

A technology company that creates science-based solutions for internal combustion engines, Nostrum will introduce its first two aftermarket products for direct drop-in, high-flow Kinetic Gasoline Direct Injectors (K-DI™), for GM’s Ecotec 2.0L turbo LTG and LHU engine codes.

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