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SEMA Announces Battle of the Builders Winner

Kyle Tucker named top competitor during SEMA Ignited, a special event open to consumers that previewed new automotive accessories.

Sometimes I Forget

A 1906 Baker electric. A 1939 Ford Roadster. The Art Arfons Salt Flats jet car known as the “Green Monster.” When a local car lover opened his collection to the public, I was reminded of automobiles’ importance and the enduring place they hold in our country.

The SEMA Effect

Thanks to SEMA, I am now a grown man with blue LED lights in the footwells of my vehicle.

Automakers Discuss Certification During SCRS’ OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit

Several automakers and their certifying partner companies joined the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) on Nov. 5 at the SEMA Show to discuss “OEM Certification Development: The Programs Behind OEM Partnership” during the 2014 SCRS OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit. The discussion was designed to help industry professionals understand what exactly goes into the

Carbon Fiber Structural Repair Demonstration to Be Held at SEMA

Abaris Training Resources Inc. announced that it will conducting a hands-on demonstration on advanced composite structural repair techniques for automotive structures at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the SEMA Collision Repair & Refinish Stage, booth no. 10879, North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The

Matrix Automotive Finishes to Host Celebrity Guests and Product Demos at SEMA

Matrix Automotive Finishes has announced that it will debut its newest products and feature celebrity appearances at booth 10669 in the North Hall at the 2014 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Matrix will host autograph sessions with Danny the “Count” Koker, Kevin Mack and Ryan Evans, stars of

Matrix System to Showcase Custom Cadillac at SEMA

Matrix Automotive Finishes has announced that it will feature a one-of-a-kind, custom built 1956 Cadillac Roadster Deville nicknamed “Blue Streak” in its booth (10669) at SEMA. Bare Bones Custom Paint & Speed Shop, located in Houston, Texas, will unveil the vehicle, which has undergone many modifications. It was stretched by four feet, its roof was

I-CAR to Offer Educational Seminars, Live Demonstrations at SEMA

I-CAR has announced that it will continue to bring relevant vehicle technology discussions to the forefront of the industry at SEMA 2014. Attendees will experience presentations and live demonstrations on the topics and trends impacting the collision repair industry today and in the future. I-CAR’s Director of Industry Relations Jason Bartanen will lead a full

Consultant Larry Montanez to Cover Aluminum Repair, Quality Control at SEMA

Larry Montanez is downright giddy when you talk to him about how he will be presenting educational sessions at Repairer Driven Education (RDE) for the fourth straight year. “I always get a lot of participation in my class,” he says. “Based on feedback that [SCRS Executive Director] Aaron Schulenburg has gotten, they asked me to

Collision Repair & Refinish New Product Showcase to Put Focus on Innovative Technology at SEMA Show

With more than a million square feet of floor space and scores of booths to visit, it’s no doubt that the SEMA Show is a dream come true for those wishing to see the latest and greatest technology. But for companies that are just getting their feet wet in the collision repair industry, the enormous

I-CAR Announces SEMA Professional Development Program Schedule

I-­CAR has announced that it will offer 11 Professional Development Program (PDP) training courses at SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas Nov. 4 through Nov. 7. PDP training options for SEMA attendees will deliver some of I-­CAR’s newest courses, including Aluminum Exterior Panel Repair and Replacement (APR01). APR01 opened to the industry on Aug. 25 and

Herkules Equipment to Host NASCAR Driver Brendan Gaughan at SEMA Booth

Herkules Equipment Corporation will be hosting NASCAR Driver Brendan Gaughan at the 2014 SEMA Show, who will be signing autographs and chatting with fans on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Herkules booth (no. 11139). Gaughan has been a NASCAR driver since making his debut in the