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SEMA Show 2017


Daily Highlights

November 1, 2017
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Video: KIA Brings Stinger to the 2017 SEMA Show
Take a high-intensity test ride with professional drivers at the KIA display in 2017 SEMA Show Gold Lot.
Video: Ringbrothers Unveil AMC Javelin at 2017 SEMA Show
SEMA News talked with Jim and Mike Ring as they unveiled a Hellcat-powered AMC Javelin in the Prestone Booth.
Video: Toyota Brings New Camry and R-Tuned C-HR to 2017 SEMA Show
For the 2017 SEMA Show, Toyota unveiled several extreme editions of its new Camry and a R-Tuned C-HR.
2017 SEMA Show Best New Product Winners Named

The New Product Awards are chosen from a field of more than 3,000 products entered into the SEMA Show New Products Showcase.

2017 SEMA Awards Presented to Hottest-Trending Vehicles

The top-trending vehicle models in five categories were announced yesterday at the 2017 SEMA Show.

Builders Showcase Vehicles at New Monday Reveal

A brand-new feature—the SEMA Show Reveal—took place during Monday evening's Exhibitor Appreciation Reception.

Tom Burden Named 2017 SEMA Launch Pad Winner

As the winner of the 2017 Launch Pad competition, Tom Burden will receive a prize package to help launch his business and introduce his Grypmat tool mat to the industry.

Take a Tour of the SEMA Show Floor

Two types of tours are available for the 2017 SEMA Show—one covering the New Products Showcase, and the other featuring "hot spots" of the SEMA Show.

Take a Ride in a Side-By-Side at the Textron UTV Experience

Showgoers are encouraged to head over to the UTV Experience and take a spin in an Arctic Cat side-by-side, courtesy of Textron Offroad.

Win the AVS Wide-Body '17 Dodge Challenger

Enthusiasts have the opportunity to win a modified wide-body '17 Dodge Challenger through the AVS Supercharged All-American Car Sweepstakes.

Award-Winning Foose Roadster on Display in Eaton Booth

"Magnatude" may be best remembered as the car that was named the 2010 Goodguys Street Rod d'Elegance.

Ringbrothers Reveal '56 Ford F-100 Named "Clem 101"

The Ford F-100 began as a '54 model and was customized with a '56 cab, a box frame built from scratch, and fenders widened 3 in. with narrowed wheel openings.

"Defector," '69 Dodge Charger, On Display in BASF Booth

Stop by the BASF booth (#20353) at the 2017 SEMA Show to see "Defector," an extensively modified '69 Dodge Charger.

Customizer Jesse James Recieves Twin-Turbocharged Polara

Roadster Shop and Honeywell Garrett partnered to present famous fabricator Jesse James a hand-built, twin-turbocharged Polara at the 2017 SEMA Show.

Janelle Grigsby Accepts AutoJudge Awards

Nissan North America's Janelle Grigsby accepted awards for Alternative Powertrain Vehicle of the Year, the Nissan Leaf, and Compact SUV of the Year, the Nissan Rogue.

Diecast Hall of Fame Ceremony Take Place Thursday, November 2

The Diecast Hall of Fame ceremony will be held Thursday, November 2, from 9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m., at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.

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blank 10/09/17 01:59PM Dirt Track, Offroad Racing

Wanna Race for $500???

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Sales People Needed for Our Team
Earn $500-$1500 per week. We pay 30% commission. Work from Home.

We are looking for sales people with ad sales background as well as a good knowledge of the off road industry to help with directory sales.

Work from your home full time or part time. We will train you. Join our sales team where you will be celebrated for your talents.

Candidate should have the following:

Have a clear sounding voice, and be able to communicate an idea over the phone
Self-starter and motivated to work your accounts daily
Experience in ad sales
Background in Off-roading jeep industry
High speed Internet connection
Knowledge of how to send email, scan and copy documents.
Knowledge of how to use Microsoft word and Adobe.

If you have these talents then we want you on our sales team. We pay top commission in the industry. Get paid weekly.

Please send us your resume or email with your work background to or call Ron Taber at 760-844-2470.

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Chad Rayford and TORC

The season has been a roller coaster ride for Chad Rayford and his independent CR29 Motorsports team. At times the team has nearly tasted victory as well as faced serious adversity. Rayford's never give up attitude continued definitely won out by the time the final checkered flag was waved at the TORC "Throw Down in the UP".
After experiencing a horrific crash during round six at the start of Round 6, Chad Rayford thanks to the added support of Mike Vanden Heuvel and Flying Dutchman Off-Road had the #29 Kenda Tire PRO-Light ready for the technical layout of Bark River International Off-Road Raceway.
The two Friday practice sessions and the Saturday morning shakedown session saw the CR29 Motorsports team continue to make adjustments to reconstructed race truck.
The start of Round 7 saw the red #29 Kenda Tire PRO-Light grab the early lead. Quickly Rayford knew there was a steering issue as the truck would without warning, jump to one side. This reduced the pace of the truck, but Chad would battle to overcome the handling issues to finish the race in fifth place.
Chad and his crew continued to make adjustments to the truck looking to get the steering working properly for the second try at technical yet high-flying 1.5-mile layout.
Sunday's Round 8 had the red Kenda Tire truck on the front row for the start. This time the Appleton, Wisconsin grabbed the holeshot and immediately knew his truck was much better suited for the track's conditions. Then just before the halfway mandatory caution flags came out, Rayford lost one position to Cody Kleiman. On the restart, Rayford kept the leader in his sights and cruised to a comfortable second place finish. This was Chad Rayford third second place finish of the season.
"Finishing second means a lot to me and my team," noted Chad Rayford. "This was my first time ever racing at Bark River and just getting the truck back on the track after Crandon was victory. The truck just didn't handle very well on Saturday, but we never gave up. The steering issue was corrected, a few more chassis adjustments were made, and then Kenda Mike grooved up a new set of Kenda Tires that really matched the track conditions. Again thanks to Mike Vanden Heuvel and Flying Dutchman Off-Road, Mike Higgs and Kenda Tire, all my guys that volunteer at CR29 Motorsports, Shawn Morris and everyone that lends a hand."
Next race is August 12-13 at Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Michigan. Remember if you can't get to see a TORC event live, each weekend will be streamed live at

Chad Rayford thanks his partners including:
Kenda Tire, Flying Dutchman Off-Road, AMSOIL, FK Rod Ends, National Concrete Cutting, Londerville Steel, Badger Race Wraps, Neverlift Apparel, Boatec, Lincoln Electric, Bob's Engines and Transmissions, Simpson, Odyssey Batteries,and Grip Lock Ties.

Chad Rayford has several marketing opportunities available with CR29 Motorsports for the 2017 season. Please send you inquiries to:

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Hydro Marine Speakers

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DS18 Hydro Series
DS18 is entering the Marine, ATV & UTV market with its all element series called HYDRO. DS18 realized that the power-sport category was growing and they couldn't resist the opportunity to join the fun! HYDRO is an all-inclusive speaker line that has all the necessary components to make your builds loud and unique. It is IP65 Marine Grade Compliant and boasts 100% UV Protection.

The HYDRO line is comprised of 2-Way Coaxial Speakers in 6.5" and 8" configuration with titanium dome PEI surround tweeters, as well as the option for a 10" Subwoofer. Along with these speakers DS18 has included top of the line towers that can come pre-loaded with their HYDRO speakers, or empty to give the customer the option to fill their stylish pods with any speakers they want. All speakers and towers include built in RGB lights and come in three colors; Black Carbon Fiber Finish (metal mesh grill), Glossy Red (sporty black grill), or Glossy White (sporty white grill).

This Series makes builds different in every way. DS18 thought ahead of the curve and went all in with Hydro, taking it beyond our wildest imagination. Hydro can be used in many applications from boats, jet-skis, side by sides, motorcycles, and even in Jeeps. This is where they got the idea of building the DS18 Jeep, "Mr DS18" as they call it. This Jeep has all hydro speakers in it with a custom made Rear Roll bar to mount 4 Hydro CFTP8 – 8" Tower Speakers facing the rear, and in the middle of the Jeep they mounted 2 Hydro CF8 – 2-way 8" Coax Speakers facing downwards in the factory location, but a custom job was necessary to fit the 8" in the factory sound bar. DS18 also added 2 Hydro NXL6 – 2-way 6" Speakers in the front to replace the factory dash speakers. Remember all the Hydro Series Speakers have built in RGB led lights, so it is essential to have the grill on for protection.




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Rayford Takes Second at Route 66 TORC Event

Appleton, WI (May 16, 2017) - Privateer TORC PRO-Light driver Chad Rayford proved once again why he's a threat to finish on the podium every time he gets the opportunity to race. The Appleton, Wisconsin native took advantage of the close proximity of the TORC weekend in Joliet, Illinois to battle door to door with the best PRO-Light racers in North America.
Chad Rayford's support for the team's race program is Flying Dutchman Off-Road which allows him access to the Vanden Heuvel race shop along with track support from Shawn Morris Off-Road Racing. Another valued partner is the team's exclusive tire supplier, Kenda Tire. Even with a limited budget, this season's partnership with Kenda Tire will allow Rayford to compete at every round of the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL. Practically each time out, the performance of the operation gets well noticed among his peers.
The opening weekend of the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL was no different. The Saturday morning qualifying session saw the red #29 stop the clocks with the third quickest time. His starting position on the inside of the second row would be an important key to a good start.
Saturday afternoon's eighteen lap Round One race quickly turned into a dogfight for the second position with Rayford right in the thick of the battle. Throughout the entire race Rayford and both Kleiman brothers were all trying to occupy the second position. With four laps to go, the #29 Kenda Tire PRO-Light took command of the position and came across the line with a career best second place finish.
Overnight and the next morning Chad inspected the truck made a few important changes in the chassis set-up and looked forward to a repeat performance.
Sunday's Round Two race had Rayford on the front row. When the race went green, it looked like the red Kenda Tire hot rod would have another shot at the podium. Then a large plume of white smoke came out from under the truck. A freeze plug came out of the engine block, empting all the coolant. Needless to say the weekend ended early for the team.
"We were really prepared for this weekend and the results showed it," remarked Chad Rayford. "I have to thank Mike at Kenda Tire, Mike Vanden Heuvel, Shawn Morris, and all my friends and family that support this team. Running a part-time schedule is never easy, but I love this sport along with the long nights at the shop and the other sacrifices made to get this truck to the track is well worth it. Especially when you can celebrate on the podium like we did this weekend."
Chad Rayford thanks all his partners including:
Kenda Tires, Flying Dutchman Off-Road, AMSOIL, FK Rod End, Londerville Steel, National Concrete Cutting, Never Lift Racing, Proformance Diesel Repair, Badger Race Wraps, Auto Trans Design, Lincoln Electric, Boatec Fiberglass, Simpson Race Products, Bobs Engines, KGK Photo and Grip Lock Ties.

Next race is June 10-11 at Elk River Action Track in Elk River, Minnesota. Remember if you can't get to see a TORC event live, each weekend will be streamed live at
Chad Rayfod has several marketing opportunities available with CR29 Motorsports for the 2017 season. Please send you inquiries to:
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Car Shows

A Big move during 2017 will be the Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational which is moving their event to the National Corvette Museum located at 350 Corvette Dr. in Bowling Green. The dates have moved up to June 1, 2 & 3, 2017. You may want to check out their website for all the details and changes!  ----  more info  ----


The Madison on the Square Cruise In is a very relaxing kick back time! This Tuesday night cruise will start on May 5, 2017 and has a really nice setting on the Square under the trees. Come on out and enjoy some Good Friendship!  ----  more info  ----

The Painesville on the Square Cruise In has really grown! This Friday night event will start on May 12, 2017 and really packs them in. Come on out and enjoy a super cool cruise! Virgils Dog House serves some of the best Hot Dogs around!  ----  more info  ----

The Kristopher Noble Memorial Car Show presented by the Moundsville Cruisers will be a good event to attend. This event will be on Saturday afternoon a 1pm on May 13, 2017. Come early and get a dash plaque! ----  more info  ----

The Bair's Corvettes Annual Corvette & Classic Car Cruise-In has every Corvette you could imagine on its grounds in Lineville! You can find many pictures from this event in Big Als List Photo Gallery. This Saturday event will be on May 20, 2017 and pulls the Corvette Faithful from many states. Come on out and see all there is to see!  ----  more info  ----

The O'Reilly Auto Parts with the Millennium Street Rodders 1st Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show will be a good Charity event to attend. Plan on going to this new event on May 20, 2017. This Club is putting many events this year, watch for them. It happens at 5pm on Saturday!  ----  more info  ----

The Cruise the Bay in Erie Cruise In has been packing them in for quite a few years now! This Monday night event will kick off for the season on May 22, 2017 and has a real nice atmosphere. Jack & Judy Miller have built this Cruise-In to a very well attended event! It is real easy to get to, and well worth the trip!  ----  more info  ----

The Berea Coe Lake Cruise In is another great place to spend a Sunday Afternoon! This event will start on May 21, 2017 and has some real kick butt sounds from Cousin Vito of Off The Air Productions LLC. This long standing Cruise has a Great Following and you should try it out if you haven't been there! ----  more info  ----

The Mustang Mondays & Classic Car Cruise-In a great place to spend a Monday evening! This event will start on May 22, 2017 and is not just for Mustangs. Cousin Vito makes the Sounds happen!  ----  more info  ----

The Lakeshore Park of Ashtabula Cruise In has always been the Place for the East Siders and more to kick back and have a really nice Cruise right on the lake! This Sunday afternoon event will start on May 28, 2017 and is so big it has an overflow lot for when everybody shows up!  ----  more info  ----

The Beaver Falls Car Cruise Committee of Beaver Falls, PA  are putting on their 27th Annual Beaver Falls Cruise In on June 10, 2017. This Event is Huge and is open to all Street-Rods, Trucks & Classics. Sponsored by the Ron Lewis Automotive Group, there will be 6 DJ's and expect over 2,000 cars! See you there!  ----  more info  ----

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Powersports 1 Sportsman UTV Title Sponsor
Abrams, Wisc. (May 4, 2017) - Thanks to the collective work of TORC and MORR to bring short-course UTV racing to the Sportsman ranks, the class now has a title sponsor, Powersports 1. The agreement will award the top three finishers in the 2017 Sportsman UTV Class Champion a total of $1750 at the annual MORR Sportsman Banquet held at the Island Casino in Bark River, Michigan.
"When the UTV classes first arrived on the TORC scene in 2016, I knew there had to be a place for the UTV enthusiast to get some race experience before taking on the PROs and the Sportsman UTV class is perfect," noted Powersports 1 owner Rodney Vanepren. "This partnership will promote our
business, jump start the class and really ramp up the competition."
To qualify for the championship bonuses (First: $1000, Second:$500, Third: $250), competitors must display the Powersports 1 decal on both sides of their race vehicle during the entire race season and be a MORR member.

The start of the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL is one week away as the Sportsman and PRO classes will be competing May 12-13 at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. After the season opener, the thirteen round season will see the MORR Sportsman racers compete throughout the Midwest at iconic facilities like Crandon, Bark River, Red Bud as well as Minnesota's ERX Motor Park.
2017 TORC/MORR Event Schedule
May 13-14                  Joliet, IL
June 10-11                 Elk River, MN
June 24-25                 Crandon, WI
July 15-16                  Bark River, MI
August 12-13             Buchanan, MI
Sept 1-2                      Crandon, WI
Sept. 23-24                Elk River, MN
About Powersports 1
We are family-owned and operated and located in Appleton, WI. Powersports 1, an authorized Yamaha and Husqvarna dealer, can provide you with the latest and best in powersports products to make your outdoor living more enjoyable. From the most recent in ATV technology to the hottest new snowmobiles, we can help you find the recreational vehicle that's made for you. Combine this wide array of ATV, UTV, motorcycle, snowmobile and watercraft offerings with our friendly and knowledgeable staff, and we're convinced Powersports 1 will become your only stop for all of your powersports needs.

About MORR
The goal of the Midwest Off Road Racing (MORR) group is to ensure affordable racing for the Midwest Sportsman Off Road Racer by uniting racers with a common voice. Maintaining affiliations with approved sanctioning bodies will allow the competitor and the enthusiast to enjoy off road racing now and in the future.
For companies interested in participating in the 2017 MORR Contingency Program or as a Group sponsor, please contact Mike Reusche @847.343.4658 or email:

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