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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.

Champion Oil to Feature Diesel Celebrity Ron Knoch at SEMA

This year in the Champion Oil SEMA Booth #20281, Ron Knoch, President of the National Association of Diesel Motorsports, is scheduled for personal appearances to answer diesel questions and sign autographs.
Ron and his partner Larry Mohney started the only official sanctioning body for DIESEL Motorsports 10 years ago with the thought of making the rural sport mainstream with safety and universal rules for competition.

Ron and DIESEL Motorsports has been featured many times on TV’s “Inside Drag Racing”, and on many syndicate radio shows such as “Auto World Radio” and the “Pulling Radio Network”.

You will see Ron at the DIESEL Motorsports events with over 60 shows Nationwide and 6 Regional shows of “DIESEL ONLY” drag racing, sled pulling, dyno and show-n-shine competitions.

Ron has a bi-monthly column in Performance Business/Shop Magazine along with features in DIESEL World and Engine Builder magazines.

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.

MSD New Product Release: Atomic 103mm Throttle Body

Come check out MSD at Booth# 22943!

PN: 2945
Application: Universal for LS engines. Note: Not intended to be a direct bolt-on to OEM intake manifolds.
Available: 01/01/15

MSD’s new 103mm LS Throttle Body answers the need for a high-flow, cable operated, and bolt on solution. The CNC machined stainless steel big bore throttle body features a unique parabolic bore form and contoured inlet profile that outflows the competition. Reinforced 3-bolt mounting design and dual ball-bearings lowers shaft twist, increases TPS accuracy, and provides smoother operation of throttle all without sacrificing airflow. Includes mounting hardware and can be used with all OE intakes, TPS, and IAC sensors. For a smoother response at any speed, the pros choose MSD.

• Parabolic design for precise control, smoother off-idle response and improved part-throttle driveability
• Billet body with stainless steel shaft

KM Safari Pro Series Kat-Walk

KM Safari Kat-Walk: An idea for the Wrangler JK you can stand on…. The Kat-Walk!

Kat-Walk JK: PN# 60255

Easy and smart access to the front section of the Wrangler JK roof top has never been better, thanks to the KM Safari Kat-Walk. Everyone knows that loading the roof rack on a JK Jeep in the driveway, with the use of a stool or step ladder, is one thing. But accessing gear from the lofty places trailside, is another story. That’s why KM Safari put some experience and thought behind the design and location of a bridge-style access component, providing a safe and convenient approach and departure for the front rooftop of the JK.

RetroBuilt's 1967 Ford Mustang - Carbon Fiber Hydrographics Decorated

Check out this RetroBuilt 1967 Ford Mustang with Carbon Fiber Hydrographics Decorated Interior by Ozarks Hydrographics LLC.

"The Texas Tenors' love for the Classics goes beyond Music. Their one of a kind 2011 RSC GT Mustang 
will make automotive history." 

Top 10 Billboard artist The Texas Tenors, known from the 2009 season of America’s Got Talent and their
PBS Special “You Should Dream,” often take a modern approach to singing the Classics. In 2015, JC 
Fisher of The Texas Tenors will take a similar approach to the automotive industry by transforming his 
2011 Mustang into the king of American muscle cars, the 1967 RSC GT Mustang.   The finished prototype
of this limited production vehicle will be featured on the world's largest automotive stage in Las Vegas 
at the 2015 SEMA Show in November and has been admitted into the 2015 SEMA Ignited Battle of the 
Builders competition.  Taking on the transformation challenge is Retrobuilt, a private company in Nixa, 

DECKED Launches Storage System for Full Size Vans

Ketchum, ID (For Immediate Release) DECKED, winners of the 2015 SEMA Best New Product Award for their truck bed storage system, will launch a line of products to fit full size vans at SEMA 2015. Bringing their innovative, American-made storage system to vans, DECKED expands its proven product line to a new market of customers.

DECKED offers ergonomic, organized storage featuring two system-length drawers which can hold a 200 lb load each gliding on heavy duty wheels beneath a 2,000 lb payload capacity deck. DECKED uses 100% recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) co-molded to a galvanized steel sub-frame on the deck with drawers also constructed of HDPE with steel reinforcement. Over 30% of the product’s finished weight is steel substructure and steel/alloy hardware. DECKED attaches to the vehicle body with no drilling required, using specific hardware which bolts to the van body.

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.

MaxTrac Suspension Releases Four New Lift Systems for 2009-2015 Ford F-150 2WD Trucks

MaxTrac Suspension offers an innovative line of leveling, lift, and lowering suspension solutions for late-model trucks and SUVs. Ford F-150s are the best-selling trucks in America, yet lift options are limited for two-wheel Drive F-150s. Knowing that that the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 was sure to me a hit, MaxTrac Suspension went to work developing a variety of lift solutions for late-model 2WD F-150s. The result is a whole new line of 4"-4.5" and 6.5"-7" lift kits for 2009-2015 2WD Ford F-150s.

MaxTrac Suspension Releases 2/4" Lowering Kit for 2015 GM 2WD SUVs with Industry-First Forged Aluminum Knuckles

The OE manufacturers are always striving to make vehicles stronger and lighter in order to comply with federal safety and fuel economy standards. Meeting these federal requirements has led to the increased use of aluminum in many different vehicle components, including the suspension. Recognizing this trend, MaxTrac Suspension has released a new 2/4" Lowering System for 2015 and Newer GM SUVs that utilize forged aluminum spindles - a first in the automotive aftermarket.

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