Make Your Mark: Girl Gang Garage announces custom build competition, open to Canadians

Arizona, United States – Girl Gang Garage has opened a competition on Instagram, calling on women across the world to share their custom builds and the stories behind them. The runner-up will receive Girl Gang Garage merchandise, the winner will get the merch and have their work showcased with the shop’s owner, Bogi Lateiner. This […]

Right Fit: Bentley Motors, Ford turn toward 3D printing for parts, accessories

Toronto, Ontario — Both Bentley Motors and Ford Motor Co. made 3D-printing announcements this week, with the former announcing its exploration in 3D printed vehicle components, down to powertrains, and Ford releasing open-source files for customized interior accessories. Bentley’s announcement came alongside an investment in the automaker’s additive manufacturing (AM) capacity at its Crewe, England, factory, […]

PPG offers custom painting classes

Some examples of custom painted panels. PPG has announced it offers a full schedule of custom painting classes covering a wide variety of techniques.

Strongsville, Ohio — September 19, 2017 — Got a custom itch? PPG has announced its schedule of custom painting classes for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year. According to PPG, the courses are designed to help paint technicians use PPG products to bring their imaginations to life and create one-of-a-kind paint schemes for custom […]

360 Fabrication to carry House of Kolor products

The 360 Fabrication master paint team with the team from House of Kolor. 

Abbotsford, British Columbia — June 22, 2017 — In the custom automotive world, there is likely no bigger brand than the legendary House of Kolor. The company, founded in 1956 by Jon Kosmoski, is often held up as the pinnacle of automotive paint for collectors. Equally as legendary is House of Kolor’s rigorous vetting process, which […]

AkzoNobel and Dave Kindig collaborate on new paint line

Dave Kindig, customer builder and host of 'Bitchin' Rides' on Discovery, visits AkzoNobel's manufacturing location in Pontiac, Michigan. Kindig and AkzoNobel are collaborating on a new paint line.

By Barett Poley Las Vegas, Nevada — January 31, 2017 — A year in the making, SEMA 2017 will play host to the reveal of a paint line collaboration between AkzoNobel and famed custom car builder Dave Kindig, host of “Bitchin’ Rides” on Discovery’s Velocity Channel. The paint line is a ground-breaker for AkzoNobel, as […]

House of Kolor introduces new limited edition colours

One of the new custom colours from House of Kolor, Black Forest, adorns this 1940 Merc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — April 21, 2016 — Want the look and depth of a candy, without spending too much time? According to House of Kolor by Valspar, the company’s latest product launch has got you covered. The company has announced eight new products, including four limited edition colours that debuted at SEMA in Las Vegas. […]

Motorama brings gearheads out of hibernation

Ink & Iron’s booth at Motorama. The shop brought two cars to the show: a 1955 Bel Air and a wide body 300Z.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — March 22, 2016 — This year’s Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo wrapped up recently at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The event was another great success, according to the founder and President of Ink & Iron Automotive, Hilary Noack. “It was really good. It was a good […]

Valspar-painted truck takes ‘Outstanding Paint’ at Autorama Detroit

Vescio’s Customizing and Restorations took the award with this 1947 Ford Truck painted with Valspar.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — March 11, 2016 — Valspar Automotive has announced that Vescio’s Customizing and Restorations in Rogers, Minnesota, has won “Outstanding Paint” at Autorama Detroit 2016 with its 1947 Ford pickup truck. The vehicle is finished exclusively with Valspar Refinish products. The big farm truck with a wood box was in a state of […]

Ink & Iron preps ’63 Lincoln for Canadian International AutoShow

The staff of Ink & Iron, hard at work on the custom '63 Lincoln that will be on display at the Kreator Custom Motorcycles booth.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — January 13, 2016 — It’s that time of year again, when the industry starts ramping up for the auto shows coming to your local convention centre.  In Toronto, GTA residents are getting ready for the Canadian International AutoShow, occurring February 12 to 21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This […]