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John Scott, of 360 Tint in San Antonio, Texas, won the Chrome Sweet Chrome grand-prize full-car makeover.
Avery Dennison Announces Winner of Chrome Sweet Chrome Promotion
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced that John Scott, of 360 Tint in San Antonio, Texas, has won the Chrome Sweet Chrome grand-prize full-car makeover, which includes an Avery Dennison car wrap of Scott’s choosing with installation, Giovanna wheels, DUB audio package and Croftgate cleaning supplies. 360 Tint, which specializes in window tints, graphic wraps and paint protection films, plans to customize its company car—an ’07 Chevy HHR LTD Panel SS Front.
The Chrome Sweet Chrome promotion highlighted the versatility of vehicle wrap films and how they can be used to create full or partial car wraps. Car enthusiasts entered the promotion through text message and an online form before and during the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 4–7. Daily prizes were awarded, in addition to the grand-prize vehicle makeover. Avery Dennison’s SEMA Show partners included West Coast Customs, CroftgateUSA, DUB magazine, Advanta, Eagle Enterprises, Universal Products, Oracle Lighting and Toyo Tire.
Automotive Lift Institute Names Jerome Lentz Chairman
Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors for 2015. Voting took place at ALI’s annual membership meeting November in Las Vegas. Lentz’s 2015 term will be his third as chairman of the ALI board. Returning board members for 2015 include Jeff Kritzer of BendPak Inc., Peter Liebetreu of Hunter Engineering Co., Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Co. Inc. and O’Gorman. New members include Stan Poweska of PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc., Matt Webster of Vehicle Service Group and Associate Class representative Gary Wainwright of Weco Inc.
Representatives on the ALI Board of Directors are drawn from the North American-based vehicle lift manufacturers that belong to ALI. ALI’s Associate Class membership is comprised of North American service organizations supporting the service bay with at least one ALI Certified Lift Inspector on staff. Associate Class members vote to elect their representative to the Board.
Jerome Lentz was elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors for 2015.
The Holley EFI Digital Dash claimed the award for Best Engineered New Product at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Holley EFI Digital Dash Claims SEMA Award for Best Engineered New Product
The soon-to-be-realeased Holley EFI Digital Dash claimed the award for Best Engineered New Product at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The award is based on product innovatiion, quality and workmanship and overall technical achievement.
The Holley EFI Digital Dash features plug-and-play compatibility with all Holley EFI systems via a CANbus connection. The compact unit features a 7-in. low-glare, high-brightness, high-contrast, full-color touch screen for easy viewing, even in full sunlight. The customizable screen allows users to choose multiple gauge and indicator types for use in a variety of motorsports applications. The Holley EFI Digital Dash also allows users to toggle through multiple active screens (tune, warm-up, race, drive, etc.), and set up user-defined alarms and configurable shift lights. It also allows on-screen playback of Holley EFI data logs and it has a digital switch panel that eliminates the need for mounting analog switches to control various aspects of the vehicle's drivetrain. The Holley EFI Digital Dash is scheduled to be available for purchase in mid-December.
BMW i3 Named Green Car Journal's 2015 Car of the Year
BMW’s i3—an electric car built with a lightweight carbon-fiber passenger cell and an aluminum drive module—has been named Green Car Journal’s 2015 Green Car of the Year, which was announced at the LA Auto Show. Green Car of the Year finalists also included the Audi A3 TDI, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit and VW Golf. The Green Car of the Year award is an honor widely recognized as the auto industry’s most important environmental accolade.
The first all-electric vehicle to win Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year, the i3 benefits from BMW’s years-long ‘project i’ initiative that focuses on future mobility and strategies for sustainable transportation. While the i3 is designed as a battery-electric car, its optional REx gasoline engine-generator enables extended driving range with electricity created on board.
Along with Jay Leno, the Green Car of the Year jury includes leaders of noted environmental and efficiency organizations, including Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society; Matt Petersen, board member of Global Green USA; Mindy Lubber, president of CERES; Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy; and Dr. Alan Lloyd, president emeritus of the International Council on Clean Transportation and former CalEPA secretary and chairman of the California Air Resources Board. The jury is rounded out by a smaller number of Green Car Journal editors.
The magazine’s vetting process considers all vehicles, fuels, and technologies as the field of nominees is narrowed down to five finalists that significantly raise the bar in environmental performance. Vehicles that are all-new, or in the early stages of their model lifecycle, are considered, and finalists must be on sale by January 1 of the award year. Availability and market significance are factors to ensure that models have the potential to make a real impact on improving air quality, reducing greenhouse gases, and promoting transportation efficiency.
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