Racing & Performance

Toyo Tires® Releases Toyo® Proxes® R888R™ in the U.S.A.

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires®) announces the Toyo® Proxes® R888R™ is now available in the U.S.A. The Proxes R888R is an evolution of the race-winning Proxes® R888™, delivering even faster lap times and better dry handling. This DOT competition tire was previously available in Europe and Australia.

Racers and vehicle customizers in all segments embraced the Proxes R888 for its versatility and longevity on the track, its broad range of fitments and overall good looks. The Proxes R888R takes it to the next level with its great looking new tread design and an improved contact patch that puts more rubber on the surface of the track. This optimized contact patch improves braking as well as acceleration and cornering in dry conditions.

The Proxes R888R quickly reaches an ideal operating temperature due to its high grip race compound. Racers will appreciate this attribute, along with the predictable handling of the tire.

Spectro Wire and Cable, Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary

November 1, 2016


Spectro Wire and Cable, Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Spectro Wire and Cable, Inc., a leader of manufacturing and distributing in the automotive aftermarket since 1986, is celebrating its 30th anniversary of being open for business. With its headquarters located in Moore, Oklahoma, Spectro Wire and Cable provides services domestically in all fifty states, as well as internationally, to automotive, trucking, marine, and farm customers.

Spectro’s many successes over the past thirty years are due to loyal customers with whom we share mutual honesty and respect. Also important to our company are our many employees who show a dedication to value, fair prices, and excellent customer service.


Bishop Innovations introduced its first automotive product at the 2015 SEMA show. HOZEEZ was developed by our father/daughter team of Bob and Jen after Jen got tired of having the hose get stuck under the tires while washing her car. Her aggravation inspired a solution that eliminates that problem. HOZEEZ is unlike any other. Designed by an Engineer who is also an enthusiast, HOZEEZ is simple, effective, and durable. HOZEEZ allows you to drag the hose around the car without it getting stuck. Knots or kinks in the hose slide right along our patent-pending design. No careful placement is needed – just drop it on the ground and kick it under the tire. The hose sliding around actually pulls HOZEEZ tighter under the tire, instead of dislodging it like previously tried (and mostly abandoned) products. Just toss it in your wash bucket for storage when you’re done. If you forget it’s on the ground and accidently drive over it, no problem!


Honeywell announces release next generation Honeywell Garrett GTX 5533R performance turbo

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2016 -- Honeywell today announced the release of the Honeywell Garrett GTX 5533R Gen II turbocharger, its most powerful turbo ever produced. The GTX 5533R Gen II turbocharger features brand new and highly advanced GTX compressor wheel technology in a large frame turbo producing 1,000 to 2,500 horsepower.
The GTX5533R Gen II is designed for race classes with specific compressor inlet diameter rules, and for enthusiasts looking to make extreme horsepower. The GTX5533R is class legal in inlet restricted drag racing classes including NHRA Pro Mod, NMCA Drag Radial, and PDRA Pro Boost.

Mad Scientists, Monster Trucks and New Products Dominate Bar’s Leaks® and Rislone® SEMA Display

Visit with Rislone Defender monster truck driver Zach Adams at the show

Holly, MI (October 4, 2016) – Stop by Bar’s Leaks and Rislone booth #30313 at the 2016 SEMA Show to grab a selfie with the massive Rislone Defender monster truck, meet the driver, and check out brand new engine protectant and oil leak solutions from Rislone and Bar’s Leaks.
The 2016 SEMA Show takes place Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Bar’s Leaks and Rislone will be in booth #30313 in the South Hall Upper section: just look for the looming monster truck.
The Rislone Defender is bright red, highlighted by flames and the Rislone mad scientist on both doors. It stands about 10 feet tall on wheels that are 5.5 feet high and is operated by the father and son team of Greg and Zach Adams. Zach will hang out in the booth to meet fans and sign autographs during the show.

Over 200 Products Showcased in the 4th Edition of PASMAG's Performance Special Edition!

The special Performance issue of PASMAG is chock full of everything designed to make cars go faster, handle better, and drive harder. The creation of this issue allows us to dig far and wide across the industry to source some of the highest quality aftermarket performance parts for your cars (and ours).

If our cover image of scattered go-fast goodies captured your attention, you’re in for a treat as you get further into this issue. A total of nine Buyer’s Guide sections will showcase over 200 products made with the intention of bolstering your car’s performance to circuit-ready levels. Everything from aerodynamic add-ons all the way down to the brakes appears here, not to mention parts for just about every aspect of your engine’s power output.

BASF set to dazzle with cars, colors and business solutions at SEMA

BASF set to dazzle with cars, colors and business solutions at SEMA

•2017 BASF Color of the Year to be announced

•Press conference featuring world class cars, new colors, celebrity appearances, and more

SOUTHFIELD, MI, October 14, 2016 – BASF Automotive Refinish revs up to make a colorful splash at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas when it unveils the latest in restyled and custom vehicles, new color offerings, advanced business solutions, custom paint solutions and its inaugural ‘Color of the Year’.

BASF will host a press conference, held at booth #20367 located in the Racing & Performance area of Central Hall, at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, featuring:

•The 2017 BASF ‘Color of the Year’ – As the leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry, BASF will announce its first ‘Color of the Year’ featured on a custom 2009 Nissan Skyline GT-R;

MEDIA INVITE - Snow Performance Press Conference 1:00 PM Nov 3, Booth 24223 Center Hall

Snow Performance is launching its new Boost Cooler® Stage-4 Platinum™ Water/Methanol Injection System at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Media is invited to attend a Press Conference showcasing the features and details of this first-to-market, tunable system with free software, at the Snow Performance Booth #24223, Thursday November 3, at 1:00pm.

Additional Topics To Be Disclosed:
*New 2017 Boost Cooler® Stage-4 Platinum™ Diesel Water/Methanol Injection System

*New Water/Methanol Specific Applications For C7 Corvette, LT1 Camaro, Coyote
Mustang 5.0L, Subaru WRX, BMW N54/N55, and Dodge Charger/Challenger 5.7L,
6.1L, and 6.4L.

What: Snow Performance Press Conference

When: 1:00pm to 2:00pm November 3, 2016

Where: Snow Performance Booth # 24223 Center Hall

For additional information or press materials after the event, contact:
Dan Sanchez, DS Media Relations, (714) 334-5799

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.

Portacool, LLC Ups the Cooling Ante with New Jetstream Series of Portable Evaporative Coolers

Portacool, LLC, the Texas-based global leader in evaporative cooling solutions, will showcase four distinctive evaporative coolers at this year's SEMA show held November 1-3, 2016 in Las Vegas. The new Portacool Jetstream™ series of evaporative coolers feature revitalized designs that generate significant airflow and provide superior cooling options for a variety of automotive work environments.

Available in four sizes, customers can select the Jetstream evaporative cooler that will best accommodate their space with cooling area options ranging from 1,125 to 5,625 square feet. The Portacool Jetstream 240, 250, 260 and 270 are equipped with KUUL Comfort™ evaporative media, the highest-quality evaporative media on the market made in the USA exclusively for Portacool products. Designed to Portacool’s exact efficiency and performance specifications, this evaporative media ensures optimal cooling with a distinct advantage over other portable evaporative coolers.

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