Axalta Teams with Ford and EcoTrek

It's big and it's eco friendly, powered by Algae based bio fuels. This year at SEMA 2013 Ford, EcoTrek and Axalta partnered to bring a bio fuel expedition equipped F350 to the show. The truck sports a 9-inch lift with Bulletpoof Suspension and 20-inch BMF Wheels. But that's not the cool part. The truck has two TransferFlow fuel tanks: one 50-gallon unit under the bed and a removable 75-gallon tank in its bed. EcoTrek estimates a range of up to 1,800 miles per tank, with the truck being capable of running on diesel, biodiesel, algae-based biodiesel or any combination of those fuels.It also has a rooftop shelter, refrigerator, stoves, and flexible solar panels. Helping the user in making the truck their home in the wild is a cabin has lockable storage cabinets, sleeping bags, backpacks, apparel; a custom sliding shelf has also been installed for locking storage.All around the EcoTrek was a show stopper for Axalta and Ford Motor Company

SATA Releases New Spray Guns at SEMA 2013

The place to be during the SEMA 2013 show was at the SATA booth. We showed off the limited edition Carl Avery designed 4000B RP and HVLP editions and reveled the new 4400 Mini Jet. Check them out!   www.SATAusa.com  www.CollisionHub.com 

PPG Carnival of Color and Charley Hutton From SEMA 2013

Each year PPG brings a show stopping booth to the SEMA show.  This year the Carnival of Color booth had some amazing examples of art and custom color. In the center ring was PPG's new line of custom colors designed by Charley Hutton. A complete custom line of Ridler award winning colors in PPG's High Performance Waterborne solution.  Watch this video for a quick booth tour and hear Charley explain the new color line-up.    www.CollisionHub.com 

Medal of Honor Ford Thunderbird Unveiled at SEMA 2013 by SATA DanAm

During SEMA 2013, DanAm Company the exclusive distributor of SATA spray equipment in the United States and Puerto Rico hosted a press conference to unveil the 1956 Thunderbird convertible painted by airbrush artist, Mickey Harris. The car will leave the SEMA show to reside in the lobby of Ford Motor Company for several months before being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson to raise funds for Wounded Warriors Family Support Fund. About: The Wounded Warriors Family Support Medal of Honor Car is a tribute to ourcountry's military heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.The Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be bestowed on a member of the United States Armed Services. Medal of Honor recipients are individuals who have fought to the bitter end to protect our nation's freedom at the risk — and in many cases, the cost — of their own lives. These are heroes who have shown incredible courage in the face of overwhelming odds, saved the lives of civilians and their fellow soldiers, and played major roles in leading crucial victories. They are truly individuals who have given, as President Abraham Lincoln said, "the last full measure of devotion."Through the Medal of Honor car, Wounded Warriors Family Support aims to pay homage to our nation's nearly 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients, only 80 of whom are still living. The Medal of Honor car is a restored 1956 Ford Thunderbird, donated to Wounded Warriors Family Support in March 2012. Restoration work is also being donated to the organization. The '56 T-Bird is receiving a top-to-bottom makeover, including a thorough strip-down of the car, restoration of all mechanical parts and detailed bodywork. The finishing touch on the car will be a hand-painted Medal of Honor motif on the Ford Thunderbird.On September 18, 2013, the Medal of Honor car will travel to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention in Gettysburg, Pa., where it will be signed by today's surviving Medal of Honor recipients. All 80 living medal recipients have been invited to the convention, and a majority of the group is expected to attend the event.In 2014, the Medal of Honor car will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction. Funds raised from the sale of the car will benefit Wounded Warriors Family Support's many programs that provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations.What is the Medal of Honor?The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be presented to an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. The award was first authorized by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War in 1862. There are Army, Navy and Air Force versions of the Medal of Honor, with members of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard eligible to receive the Navy version.Just 3,460 Medals of Honor have been presented since the award's inception, and 19 individuals have been awarded the medal twice. Today, there are only 80 living Medal of Honor recipients. Generally, the medal is presented to each recipient by the President of the United States in the name of Congress. More than half of Medals of Honor since 1941 have been presented posthumously. If the recipient has been killed in action, the medal is presented to the recipient's next of kin.To learn more about the Medal of Honor, visit www.cmohs.org or www.homeofheroes.com.www.SATA.com/us

Denny Welvaert - GAAS 2014

In this video, Denny Welvaert chairman of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) talks about "Connected" the theme for the 2014 event. GAAS 2014 is scheduled for May 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill. For more information, visit www.globalsymposium.org.

The Garage Inc, Austin Weiss Fabrication and Hitler's Limo

A Collision Hub SEMA Video Exclusive: He has been called the "Rock Star" of metal fabrication, but in cased you missed it Austin Weiss, The Garage Inc. is tearing up the social media world with his #GrindHardStayHumble approach to cars and guns. As the new spokesperson for the NRA, he landed at The SEMA Show to demonstrate a variety of equipment from ProSpot Welders. In particular, he discusses the challenges in restoring Adolf Hitler's 1939 Mercedes Limousine.#GrindHardStayHumbleAbout Garage Inc: A custom motorcycle, car or truck is as much a statement of intent as it is a vehicle of liberation and freedom. Who you choose to build your new creation is a crucial decision. The Garage by Austin Weiss will construct your motorcycle or custom vehicle with precision and dedication so that you get everything you pay for. The Garage by Austin Weiss is raising the bar in style,innovative design and impeccable craftsmanship in custom-built vehicles. Winning Best in Show with 'Gett'in Loose' at both American Iron Magazine's Daytona Bike Week 2006 and Metzler's Daytona Biketoberfest 2006, Austin Weiss- one of six Easy Rider 2006 Master Builders, and the creative force behind The Garage by Austin Weiss, is redefining the possibilities of fully custom choppers and cars. In 2008 Austin Weiss was Inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame for the Moto Stars event. He had three of his custom builds, Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Lil Jon's and Carlos Mencias, custom built Choppers all put on display and used In the Motostars event at the AMA hall of fame. Austin's design philosophy is one of clean, uniform and flowing bike design. Our designs feature pristine lines, while concealing any hardware which would diminish the beauty of the bike's appearance. The beauty and precision of The Garage by Austin Weiss are accomplished through Austin's vision, talent, creativity and impeccable attention to detail. He uses his extraordinary welding ability and engineering skills, as well as a series of uniquely designed high quality proprietary components to achieve superior design results. Our revolutionary internal throttle uses 6 ball bearings and eliminates the need for unseemly screws or welding for installation. The handle grips also use a totally new way of mounting to the bars and an internal throttle, so the finished look is just that, finished -- no set screws or ugly mounting hardware to take away from the look of perfection that you want in a fully custom bike.  We specialize in building completely custom vehicles to satisfy the look, feel and attitude of any serious enthusiast. In addition to our award winning bike "Gettin' Loose", The Garage has built and designed several one of a kind custom bikes and cars for high profile corporate clients like Anheuser Busch and Krieger Watch Company. Austin has also built custom bikes for popular celebrities, recording artists, pro athletes, and a long list of other discriminating clients. Austin's design is the impeccable choice for custom motorcycles and cars. We will work with you to forge a masterpiece of design and intent in your next custom car, bike, or truck that you want. If it is a custom car, truck or motorcycle that you want, The Garage by Austin Weiss can do it all; from mild stylistic changes that personalize your ride, to full out one off customs that literally start with a clean sheet of paper. We can create for you a one of a kind unique dream machine that is completely hand built; chassis, body and interior. We blend old style craftsmanship, state of the art engineering and cutting edge technology down to the most minute detail. If you demand the very best and desire something that is truly a unique expression of style, engineering and innovation, The Garage by Austin Weiss is your custom builder of choice. If you can dream it we can build it.

Megan Burd, FRAM sweepstakes winner, after riding with Brian Deegan

Auto enthusiasts qualified for the sweepstakes by entering an online drawing for the chance to win a grand prize package including travel for the winner and one guest to Las Vegas and a ride-along with action sports legend Brian Deegan, the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Lite Unlimited champion, 2012 Global RallyCross series runner-up and 2011 X Games RallyCross Gold Medalist.    The sweepstakes winner was Megan Burd of Denver.

Brian Deegan Takes FRAM Sweepstakes Winner Megan Burd for a Spin

Auto enthusiasts qualified for the sweepstakes by entering an online drawing for the chance to win a grand prize package including travel for the winner and one guest to Las Vegas and a ride-along with action sports legend Brian Deegan, the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Lite Unlimited champion, 2012 Global RallyCross series runner-up and 2011 X Games RallyCross Gold Medalist.    The sweepstakes winner was Megan Burd of Denver.

Sherwin Williams goes NASCAR

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes had a busy booth at SEMA 2014 when it unveiled a newly painted 1950 Buick Woodie with the help of race car drivers Scott Pruett and Greg Biffle. Adam Chafe, Vice President of Marketing, announced at the event that Sherwin will be the Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR beginning in 2014.  

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