Pull Out Your Coloured Pencils: Toyota Dream Car Contest now accepting entries

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Do you have a larger-than-life automobile design bouncing around in your brain? Well, if you’re under the age of 15⁠—or know someone under the age of 15⁠—you’ll want to know about Toyota’s Dream Car Art Contest. Over the past few years, Toyota’s Dream Car Art Contest has evolved from a colourful visual […]

The Grandest Opening: Florida bodyshop owner wins lottery on first day of business

Jacksonville, Florida — Any business owner looks back on the day they opened their doors as one of the proudest days of their career. Festivities stationed around the building; friends, family and congratulations filtering through–not to mention the feeling of extreme pride. If they set the stage right, they’ll feel like they’ve won the lottery. But […]

Valspar’s Matrix Automotive Finishes announces ‘Award Winning Finishes’ calendar

This 1952 International 110 by Justin Nichols of Nichols Paint & Fabrication is this year’s first place winner in the Matrix Award Winning Finishes Calendar Contest and the feature vehicle in January 2017.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — December 18, 2016 — Matrix Automotive Finishes has selected the winners of its Award Winning Finishes Contest. First-, second- and third-place winners are featured in the 2017 Matrix Automotive Finishes Calendar along with the work of some of North American’s most renowned refinishers using Matrix-only brand products. “This year’s calendar showcases the […]

John Frye of Honda wins 2016 Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment

The crowd watches as design contestants engage in a sketch competition at the 2016 Middlecott Sketchbattle Los Angeles presented by BASF.

Los Angeles, California — December 13, 2016 — BASF has an interesting way to help identify emerging automotive design talent. The company recently presented the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment in Los Angeles. The event is also known as the “Fight Night of Design.” The Los Angeles event, which marked the first time the Sketchbattle was held […]

BASF-painted cars take multiple awards

Ringbrothers’ 1969 Chevy Camaro, painted with BASF's Glasurit 90 Line “Blue Print." The car won the Chevrolet Design Award and was a Top Ten Finalist of Battle of the Builders.

Mississauga, Ontario — November 28, 2016 — BASF has announced that vehicles painted with its Glasurit and R-M lines received multiple awards and industry recognition at the 2016 SEMA Show. “These builders possess an incredible amount of talent, and BASF believes craftsmanship and quality products go hand in hand,” said Dan Bihlmeyer, BASF North American […]

Carrossier ProColor awards $5,000 in scholarships

Melissa Murphy of Carrossier ProColor (left) presents the Carrossier ProColor trophy to Daphné Demers and Antoine Châtelain-Laflamme, first place swimmers in the Coupe Espoir Canada circuit.

Laval, Quebec — November 17, 2016 — Carrossier ProColor has awarded $5,000 in scholarships to the winners of the 2nd edition of the Coupe Espoir Canada Carrossier ProColor, an open water race circuit for athletes between the ages of 14 and 21. Last spring, Carrossier ProColor announced the renewal of its association with the managers […]

Celette announces Ford fixture set winners

Tom Elder was one of four winners of Ford-model Celette fixture sets at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Lombard, Illinois — November 10, 2016 — Celette has named the winners of the raffle the company held at the 2016 SEMA Show. Each winner will receive a Ford-model fixture set. One fixture set was raffled off among Celette’s booth visitors on every day of the SEMA Show, with Derek Florczyk of Assured Automotive in […]

Live@SEMA: Battle of the Builders down to Top Ten

Brad DeBerti and his menacing 2017 Ford Raptor have made it into the Top Ten finalists at SEMA's Battle of the Builders. The Ultimate Builder title will be announced on November 4.

Las Vegas, Nevada — November 2, 2016 — The competition first narrowed from 98 entrants down to 21, and now the Top Ten finalists in the third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders are set to go head-to-head. The builders represent an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in […]