Motorama Mayhem: Toronto’s custom car and motorsports expo

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Hundreds gathered Mississauga, Ont.’s International Centre on Friday and Saturday for the sixth annual Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo, which saw plenty of custom builds, classic masterpieces and celebrity guests mingle on the show floor. The show went on Friday and Saturday despite several conference cancellations due to ongoing concerns about […]

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 […]

Legends of rock to feature at SEMA Industry Awards Banquet 2017

Jimmy Vaughan standing beside his ’61 Cadillac Coupe De Ville. He will be one of the stars featured at SEMA’s Industry Awards Banquet this November.

Diamond Bar, California — August 7, 2017 — Legendary musicians Jimmie Vaughan, Billy F. Gibbons, Jeff Beck and Michael Anthony will be the featured entertainment at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, taking place Thursday November 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vaughan’s Tilt-A-Whirl Band will back the four musicians. While each is respected for his notable […]

Valspar announces celebrity appearances, custom cars for SEMA 2016

Richard Rawlings of 'Gas Monkey Garage,' one of the celebrities slated to appear at Valspar's booth during the 2016 SEMA Show.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — October 11, 2016 — Valspar is bringing star power and sweet custom rides to its booth at SEMA this year. The company will host the stars of “Counting Cars” and “Gas Monkey Garage” on November 3. Featured vehicles in the company’s booth (no. 10851, North Hall) and outside of the centre showcase […]

SEMA Custom Car Camp gives kids the ‘car bug’

The SEMA Custom Car Camp gave kids a chance to customize and race RC vehicles. There was also an opportunity to experience full-size customs.

Diamond Bar, California — September 13, 2016 — Kids heading off to camp is a traditional part of summer, but one camp that made its debut recently is anything but traditional. The SEMA Custom Car Camp took place at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, Calif., from July 18 to 22. The camp introduced kids […]

Charley Hutton wins Ridler Award with PPG-painted Oldsmobile

'Olds Cool,' painted by Charley Hutton with PPG products. The vehicle has won the Ridler Award at Detroit Autorama.

Mississauga, Ontario — March 15 , 2016 — PPG and Charley Hutton have done it again, this time with a 1939 Oldsmobile convertible sporting a custom-mixed metallic PPG Envirobase High Performance finish. The car has won the 53rd annual Ridler Award at the 2016 Detroit Autorama. The Ridler Award is extremely prestigious and is given […]

AutoShow gets stylish with hot rods and customs

A 1925 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup hot rod, one of the many custom cars and motorcycles that will be on display at CIAS 2016.

Toronto, Ontario — January 28, 2016 — Cool hot rods never go out of style. A lot of hard work and pride goes into restoring the gentle curves of classic cars and trucks, and fine-tuning these low rider whips. You can get a chance to see the final products at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS).

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BASF set to expand SEMA presence

BASF’s SEMA booth will host the unveiling of a new custom vehicle from Canadian builder JF Kustoms.

Southfield, Michigan — October 21, 2015 — BASF Automotive Refinish is pulling out all the stops for the SEMA Show this year.  BASF Automotive Refinish will showcase its products at two booths, and will also host celebrity appearances by Jay Leno, Richard Petty, Ryan Friedlinghaus and Chip Foose. The SEMA Show takes place November 4 […]

Red Kap launches first video of ‘The Craftsmen’

Red Kap has launched the first video in its new series. 'The Craft' focuses on custom bike builder Matt Harris.

Nashville, Tennessee — August 3, 2015 — Automotive workwear manufacturer Red Kap announced earlier this year the launch of a new sponsorship series featuring short, high-energy videos that will showcase a different builder who embodies the brand’s core values of heritage, craftsmanship and passion. The first video of The Craftsmen series is now available, featuring […]