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Automotive and TV Personalities Take Stage During SEMA Show Education Days

By Douglas McColloch

Jeff Allen
Antron Brown

It’s easy to log five miles or more on the SEMA Show floor each day. But before retreating to your hotel at the end of the day, consider checking out a new late-afternoon feature at this year’s Show: Brew Talks, two midweek sessions that aim to provide an engaging and entertaining coda to your long days at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Hosted by Jeff Allen, former host of CNBC’s “The Car Chasers” and now co-host of the top-rated podcast “SkidMarks Show,” Brew Talks will gather some of the aftermarket’s leading celebrities and builders for two fun and freewheeling panel discussions. Panelists will cover the latest industry trends, and attendees will learn how they leveraged new and existing media streams to enable their businesses to “go viral.”

dave kindig
Dave Kindig

“Every one of us [on the panels] has had some form of TV exposure,” Allen explains, adding that alternative media resources, such as live-streaming video and podcasts, are “a big push in our industry right now. A lot of guys ask, ‘How did you make that transition to video?’ We’ll cover the process in these sessions. It’ll be educational and interactive, but we want to keep it informal, too—like guys sitting around a bar, talking shop and sharing our experiences.”

On Tuesday, Allen hosts Dave Kindig and Kevin Schiele of “Bitchin’ Rides” as they discuss how their love of customization spawned a hit TV show. They will be joined by three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion and “Top Gear America” co-host Antron Brown, who will share his experiences as a champion racer and TV personality. Wednesday’s session features “Wheeler Dealers’” Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead on restoring classic cars on a budget, while Magnus Walker of “Urban Outlaw” will discuss how he translated his love for Porsches into a thriving online apparel and accessories business. A cash bar will be available at both sessions.

Pull up a seat and join Allen in conversation with these accomplished TV “car guys.” Learn what makes them tick, what fuels their passions and how they turned those passions into business success.

wheeler dealers
(L-R):Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead
Magnus Walker

Brew Talks: It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere (CV1)
Hosted by: Jeff Allen, “SkidMarks Show”
Special Guests: Dave Kindig and Kevin Schiele, “Bitchin’ Rides”; Antron Brown, Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster, “Top Gear America”
Time: Tuesday, October 31, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Where: Upper North Hall, Room N258
Register now

Brew Talks: It’s Five o’ Clock Somewhere (CV2)
Hosted by: Jeff Allen, “SkidMarks”
Special Guests: Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead, “Wheeler Dealers”; Magnus Walker, “Urban Outlaw”
Time:  Wednesday, November 1, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Where: Upper North Hall, Room N258
Register now

View the complete lineup of education sessions.