News: Consolidator Report
Car enthusiasts will soon trek northward to attend the 2011 Canadian International AutoShow, Feb. 18-27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Show attendees will be among the first in Canada to see AkzoNobel’s new low-VOC Wanda Waterbase basecoat system while also getting a glimpse of the "Lingenfelter LTA" custom concept car featuring custom paint by Wanda.
Mark Rapson, AkzoNobel’s business manager of Trade Brands North America, said, “The Canadian International AutoShow is a great venue for us to showcase the Wanda Waterbase basecoat system. The trade segment of the auto refinish market in Canada has expressed great interest in an easy-to-use, low VOC system with great color at a value-based price point. Of course, we also couldn’t resist the opportunity to show off the stunning Lingenfelter LTA concept car designed and built by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.”
The Lingenfelter LTA will be included as part of the show’s tribute to the classic Chevrolet Camaro. Developed as a prototype in 2010 to celebrate America’s muscle-car heritage, the 655 horsepower converted Camaro with 455 CID LS engine, split grille, side scoops, shaker hood with stylized screaming eagle design, fabricated honeycomb wheels and luxe interior, captures all of the features of a 1970s-style Trans Am, but with more elegance and power than the original. Painted in a custom Wanda Fire Orange Pearl finish and Wanda Mocha Pearl accent color, the LTA will appear in the GM F-body exhibit located inside the show’s 700-level Classic Concourse area.
The Wanda Waterbase basecoat system, on display at Booth #F800-1K in the 600-level South, is the newest addition to AkzoNobel’s fast-growing Wanda car refinish brand. Comprised of low-VOC primer, clearcoat and waterborne basecoat, the system has an uncomplicated approach to mixing ratios, segment leading comprehensive color documentation and color matching tools, AkzoNobel says.