Racing & Performance

OPTIMA Batteries Partners with CarCast for Live Podcast at SEMA Show

OPTIMA Batteries is partnering with Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria to host a live edition of the CarCast podcast at the 2017 SEMA Show. Adam and Matt will help OPTIMA make a significant new product announcement in the OPTIMA booth #20323 on Tuesday, October 31at 3:30pm PST. Adam and Matt will be signing autographs in the OPTIMA Batteries booth after the show.
Special guests will feature BimmerWorld founder and OPTIMA PowerPro Ambassador James Clay and Cam Douglass, Director of Marketing, OPTIMA Batteries, Johnson Controls. Together with Adam and Matt, the group will unveil the new product and talk about it in action, as James put it to the test at the 2017 Nürburgring 24-hour race course in Germany and at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado.

STEEL PULLEYS FOR SAGINAW STYLE POWER STEERING PUMPS

Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories is excited to announce the availability of beautifully chrome plated and black powder coated pulleys for Saginaw style power steering pumps that require a press-on pulley.

Available in either a single or dual groove configuration, these pulleys are made from premium quality cold rolled steel and feature an OE style mounting hub for easy installation and removal. The pulleys are 5.80” in diameter, have a .747” ID for press-fit installations and require 3/8” wide V-belt(s).

These pulleys are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

For additional information visit TuffStuffPerformance.com or call 800-331-6562.

HOZEEZ® FROM BISHOP INNOVATIONS HAS BEEN AWARDED A UNITED STATES PATENT AND REGISTERED TRADEMARK.

September was a great month for Bishop Innovations: Our HOZEEZ® product now has protected intellectual property to support our ongoing market rollout. The HOZEEZ® Registered Trademark was published in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Official Gazette on September 19, 2017, and the Notice of Allowance of our HOZEEZ® Patent was issued by the USPTO on September 20, 2017.

Acceptance of the Patent and Trademark is recognition of the uniqueness of the HOZEEZ® design and name. HOZEEZ® is regarded as the best hose guide for water hoses, air lines, and extension cords, and now our Patent and Trademark protect the advantageous features of our design, engineering, and name.

Meet the New Chemical Tool Powerhouse: Bar’s Leaks, Rislone and Hy-Per Lube Team Up at SEMA and AAPEX 2017

Holly, MI (October 23, 2017) – Stop by Bar’s Leaks/Rislone booth #30309 at the SEMA Show to see all of the latest premium products offered by the newly expanded first-team of automotive repair and performance chemicals – Bar’s Leaks®, Rislone® and Hy-Per Lube®. Visitors can also enter to win the one-of-a-kind Rislone RS700 Mustang created this year on PowerNation TV.

The entire toolbox of Hy-Per Lube chemical solutions beloved by race teams, master mechanics and car owners will be on display at both shows, including Hy-Per Lube Oil Supplement, Zinc Replacement Additive, Super Coolant, Max Octane, Quick Heat, Total Fuel System Cleaner, and Diesel Super Coolant. They will join the full line of Rislone’s best-selling engine treatments products and Bar’s Leaks trusted stop-leak products. AAPEX 2017 runs from October 31 to November 2 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. The 2017 SEMA Show runs from October 31 - November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

You Asked: Is Ceramic Coating Worth It?

Is Ceramic Coating Worth It?

For any car or boat owner, keeping a car's paint or boats fiberglass and gel coat pristine is always a challenge. The go-to solution has always been the tried and tested application of wax from day one of purchase. Periodic applications (sometimes frequent reapplication) of the same is needed to maintain the wax coat, as it is slowly removed via exposure to the elements.

Times are changing, however, and so has finishing and refinishing technology. Automotive paint nowadays is a bit different and boats have gel coat and painted surfaces. On cars, instead of piling layer upon layer of color pigment to produce a deep shine, a somewhat 'sacrificial' clear topcoat is now applied to give the paint luster. Wax, of course, is still the go-to, as is its frequent reapplication.

A Lot Happening at King Engine Bearings’ 2017 SEMA Booth!

The 2017 SEMA Show is just around the corner, and King Engine Bearings is revving up for a show full of surprises. King will be showcasing new products, hosting special guests, and offering some fun games for exciting prizes.

Race Bearings that Crush the Competition
See on display King’s ground breaking XP, HP and coated race bearing lineup. Check out the newest race applications… including for Ford Coyote and Voodoo. Get a first hand feel of King’s pMaxBlack overlay, that handles 24% more load than any other race bearing. Learn about King’s innovative features like SmartLug™, Elliptix™, U-Groove™ and Bull’s Eye Tolerance™. Got questions about a special setup or seeking an “inside edge”? We can help, and we’ll be waiting to help you at the King SEMA booth!

Celebrity Appearances
King will host two of its high-revving race celebrities:

Dennis Anderson, creator of the monster truck "Grave Digger"
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Water Transfer Printing Turns This Corvette C7 Engine Cover into a Carbon Fiber Masterpiece

Do you want to know how to make any type of material look like real carbon fiber? You’ve come to the right place.

TWN Industries, Inc. is the pioneer in Water Transfer Printing technology. Our process allows you to transfer intricate and incredibly realistic carbon fiber weave designs onto any type of 3-dimensional object.

Here’s how we “dipped” this C7 engine cover and fuel rail covers in our all-new Sport Carbon™ Water Transfer Printing film:

1) The Corvette C7 engine cover and fuel rail covers were thoroughly sanded and cleaned.
2) Our polypropylene primer was applied to increase adhesion and promote a strong chemical bond.
3) Our “Atomic Orange” base paint was applied to the engine cover and our “Charcoal” base paint was applied to the fuel rail covers.
4) The parts were then processed using our all-new Sport Carbon™ Water Transfer Printing film that is being released at SEMA 2017.

SEMA Show Specials at the CarBuff Network Booth

VANCOUVER, WA — Come join CarBuff Network.com at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Stop by booth number 22682 to see all of the exciting new features of the carbuffnetwork.com website. Companies can sign up for a complimentary Network Listing or take advantage of show specials on Pro Accounts, enthusiasts can create a free Enthusiast Profile—CarBuff Network has something for everyone; it’s part automotive search engine, part automotive directory wrapped into everything automotive.

Shops showcase the vehicles/projects they build, highlight which manufacturers parts are used, where the vehicle will be seen and what media will be covering the project. Manufacturers showcase their products, list their dealers, endorse shops/builders and list events they attend. Organizations get their event information and schedules in front of the industry in one convenient place. Automotive magazines and websites share features, news and events.

Actor Daniel Wu attends SEMA to promote own Datsun 510, The Tantō

Actor and auto enthusiast, Daniel Wu, will be traveling from the Dublin set of his AMC TV series "Into the Badlands" to attend the Las Vegas SEMA show in support of his car. He built the Tantō, a Datsun 510, in collaboration with 510 fanatics, Sergio Edell and Troy Ermish. The name, Tantō, derives from a short but deadly sword carried by a Samurai. The car will be exhibited in Toyo's Treadpass area and will be participating in the Battle of the Builders competition.

In addition to "Into the Badlands," Daniel can next be seen in on the big screen in Warner Bros.'s "Geostorm," premiering domestically on October 20th, 2017 and in MGM's "Tomb Raider" opening in March 2018.

DEI Introduces EXO Series™ Line and Hose Protection

Avon Lake, OH (February 15, 2017)…DEI’s EXO Series™ Sleeving has all the features of DEI’s popular Fire Sleeve™ with one benefit that makes it ideal for off-road racing, dirt track or extreme sports. Like the Fire Sleeve, the DEI EXO Sleeve is constructed of high temperature resistant glass material woven into a 100% silicone sleeve. The exception is that the EXO Sleeve has a 304 stainless steel exoskeleton exterior mesh that provides an added layer of protection to wires, lines and hoses exposed to harsh or abrasive conditions.

The EXO Sleeve withstands up to 500°F of direct continuous heat or 2000°F intermittent heat and works as a thermal insulator for wiring, hoses and oil, brake and transmission lines. This sleeve, encapsulated with a stainless steel mesh, allows for air flow around the silicone sleeve when in direct contact with a hot surface making it excellent to use around hot exhaust systems and headers.

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