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Car Shows, Auctions, Cruise Nights, Swap Meets and More…

September 30th, 2012

We keep you posted on all the latest automotive enthusiast events coming around the bend each month. Any car and auto enthusiast can find a myriad of events to attend each and every month. With so many to choose from, the question then is, Which ones should you attend?

Luckily for you, we’re here to help you decide. We typically list the better events each month across the country. So here are some of them from various selected states.

Madison, AL – Oct. 6th – 4th annual Madison Street Festival Car Show – Downtown from 9 am to 2 pm.  Trophies, door prizes, raffles and more. 256-679-2055

Tucson, AZ – Oct 20th – 3rd annual Project Grad Xtreme Car Show. From 9 to 4 pm Raffles, Music, Entertainment and more.  CALL for details.

Cocoa Beach, FL – Oct 12 – 14 – Ro=ds N Rockets. This car show features all kinds of unique events at the Kennedy Space Center, not the least of which is a tour of the Atlantis Space Shuttle as well as an Astronaut meet & greet. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Natchitoches, LA – Oct 5 – 6 – Natchitoche – Carlisle, PA Oct 3rd – 7th – Annual Fall Carlisle show is one of the biggest regional shows in the nation. Great for car collectors, and swap meet enthusiasts. Sawp Meet, and auction. s HDBA Return to the 50’s 6th annual show. Features over 325 cars, older than 1983. This show includes a poker tournament. Call 855-342-7469

Highland Park, NJ – Oct 7th.  25th annual Fall Meet at the Slant Six Club. This one is open to all Mopar, AMC and related automobiles. Call 732-549-2478

Charlotte, NC – Oct 26 – 28th – GoodGuys 19th Annual Southeast Nationals Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rods, Classics, Customs, Muscle cars and more. 925-838-9876

Carlisle, PA – Oct 3 – 7th. Fall Carlisle Car Show is a dream for enthusiasts. It is one of the largest regional shows out there. Great for car collectors due to an auction, as well as swap meet, and more. Call 717-243-7855

Hiyt these shows for a good time, and please report back to us with details, and we will post them here.

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trade shows Is Now In Latest Issue Of Parts Finder

September 24th, 2012

Automotive Service Equipment – , has been advertising in various media for over 16 years. You can find us all over the various search engines, as well as various car enthusiast web sites, along with auto service web sites. You may have also seen our credits on many automotive and garage industry television shows.

One other place you are likely to find us is in many of the finest industry trade magazines out there. You may have seen us in such popular car enthusiast magazines like Hemmings Motor News, Old Cars Weekly and Deals On Wheels.

You can also find us frequently appearing in service trade publications like The Locator, Tech Shop Magazine and Professional Tool & Equipment news.

Another one of our favorite trade magazines we like to advertise in is Auto & Truck Parts Finder. This regional publication has a circulation of over 20,000 and is very popular in the north east United States. It reaches shop owners in states from Maryland to maine. If need to find parts, as the name implies, the Parts Finder is a great choice.

You can click on the link below to view our ad which appears monthly on the back cover.


Parts Finder Magazine Provides Products To New RoboCop Remake

September 8th, 2012

Guess what we’ve been up to? You’ve seen us provide automotive equipment to many Hollywood movie sets, including –

  • The Taking of Pelham 123
  • The Sorceror’s Apprentice
  • The Other Guys
  • The Green Hornet
  • Men In Black III

Well our latest contribution to tinseltown is a pair of Hein Werner heavy duty, low profile transmission jacks. When the producers of the remake of the cult classic 80’s hit film RoboCop need some shop equipment, they knew who to come to. After all, MGM and Columbia Pictures came to us for many other previous big hits because they know they can count on us for reliable equipment. We have a reputation of supplying them with the finest products in the industry in a timely manner, and we offer the support they demand.

The production is actually taking place in Toronto, Canada by OCP Productions Ltd. The production just began in August and the film wont be completed until August of 2013. The cast includes some big Hollywood stars such as Gary Oldman, Samuel Jackson and Michael Keaton as the bad guy. The director is Jose Padilha. The original hit was extremely popular and starred Peter Weller.

Below is concept artwork of the potential character, but is not necessarily what he will look like in the film. It’s just too soon to have any details. But hey, we had to throw some kind of picture up there.


New Customer Bend-Pak Four Post Lift Picture

September 1st, 2012

We love receiving pictures from our customers. No, not pictures of themselves or their dogs or cats or pet birds. Although we did receive a picture of a customer’s dog once. What we really like to receive is pictures of their garage after they’ve installed their new car lifts.

This latest picture was submitted by Kevin Moak from Potomac, MD. He purchased a BendPak HD9 Four Post Lift. He also purchased the optional RJ45 rolling jacks, which are a great addition for servicing your car. They allow you raise the vehicle by the frame while it is on the lift, so you can gain access to the wheels for brake work, and tire rotations. So you see, these lifts are not only great for storing cars, they’re also great for servicing them as well! He also purchased the optional Aluminum approach ramps. These are an upgrade from the steel ramps. They are about half the weight of the steel ramps, so they are much easier to remove and re-mount.

So after you purchase your new car lift and you’ve installed it into your garage, go ahead and email us over a picture or two. And while you’re at it, go ahead and include a few words about it. We appreciate the feedback, and you’ll enjoy the bragging rights.

BendPak Four Post Lift - Kevin Moak