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President RTR Vehicles / World Champion Drifter
Motor Trend Group and Co-creator & Co-host of the #1 truck enthusiast podcast, The Truck Show Podcast with Lightning & Holman
President & CEO, Kahn Media Inc., SEMA Board Member
CEO, Legendary Companies
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
SEMA 2018 Person of the Year, Hellwig Products, SEMA Board Member
All Launch Pad finalists will compete in the live event at the 2019 SEMA Show where they will present a five-minute pitch to a panel of judges on their product/service. The contestants will be scored based on their performance in the following categories: People, Product, and Process.
Eric Amato, Radial Dynamics LLC
Product: Vortex Steering Reservoir
The Radial Dynamics Vortex Reservoir is a revolution in the off-road steering market segment which features a patent-pending design that actively de-aerates steering fluid and maximizes effective system capacity to keep even the highest flowing steering pumps working at their best under the most demanding conditions.
TJ Hammerle , Trac-Top llc TOP 5
Product: Trac-Top / Jeep Wrangler Top
Trac-Top is a direct replacement for the freedom panels of the Jeep Wrangler using the factory knobs and knobs. It is a coil-sprung retractable canvas that is built directly into the housing, so you have instant shade when you want it and protection from the elements when you need it.
Riley Koidahl, The Paddock TOP 5
Product: The Paddock
The Paddock leverages technology to give car enthusiasts the best shopping experience possible. Virtually test fit wheels, browse classifieds, and connect with installers for a seamless wheel and tire experience, from ideation to installation. We aren't reinventing the wheel, just the experience around it.
Reid Lunde, Kaizen Speed TOP 5
Owner and Founder
Product: Kaizen Relay
The Kaizen Relay is a weatherproof, solid-state relay that directly replaces standard relays. It's patent pending design allows multiple relays to interconnect, making it easy to add on to your vehicle without complicated wiring. Programmable CAN-bus modules and wireless modules can be attached, instantly making your Kaizen Relay a smart PDM.
Christopher Owens, Last Drop Wrench TOP 5
CEO / Founder
Product: The Last Drop Wrench
The Last Drop Wrench allows you to drain oil from an oil filter before it has been removed eliminating spills and burns all while decreasing the time it takes to complete an oil change by up to 25%. Life is already messy; your oil change doesn't have to be.
Wesley Poole, Forged Authority TOP 5
Product: Aftermarket Truck Bed Systems
Forged Authority manufactures the next generation of Truck Bed Systems. Toolboxes, chairs, tire chocks, tie down hooks, kayak racks, fishing rod holders, and more. Our accessories mount onto our new MFR (mounting frame rail) with 1 pin, within seconds. Ever changing how to use your truck to do more, faster.
Alexander Reid, Seville Auto Trim LLC
GloTrim Products Lead
Product: GloTrim / Fiber Optic light guide see OEM
GloTrim is a flexible glass fiber optic welting kits provides premium soft trim lighting solutions, by offering kits, consultation, integration, and custom services. GloTrim kits are designed to be easily integrated into any 12 Volt system. GloTrim provides company's in the automotive aftermarket the tools to craft new, exciting and desirable products for their customers.
John Schurman, Voxel Evolution LLC dba Luxe Auto Concepts
Product: Luxe LightWrap
Luxe LightWrap is a translucent premium cast vinyl specifically designed for wrapping a vehicle's lights and trim. LightWrap is proudly manufactured in the USA and features air release for quick bubble free installations, and because it can be printed and laminated there is no limit to what effect is possible!
Justin Urban, Urban Custom Fabrications
Product: DIY Custom Flatbeds
UCF's industry changing aluminum flatbed has interlocking pieces that bolt together in an at home or professional garage. The bed can be shipped to their door for a DIY project or fabrication shops can save on inventory costs because it fits most platforms. Its sturdy, durable, and a clean design.
If you’ve watched any sort of motoring program on Discovery Channel in the last ﬁve years there’s a very good chance you already know the name Aaron Kaufman. But there’s much more to this fabricator than making race cars to compete in a variety of race series around the United States and making F-100 parts out of his new shop, ArcLight Fabrication, in Dallas, Texas.
Aaron’s fabrication experience began as many others have, by needing a part for his Jeep Cherokee. Aaron, always having been mechanically minded but with very little fabrication experience under his belt ordered the part for his Jeep to ﬁnd that when he got it he could have easily made the part himself. From that experience he swore to himself that he would do everything in his power to make his own parts whenever able. With this new mentality on how he worked on cars, trucks, and motorcycles his experience level quickly grew, and he began to attract attention at local shops in his hometown of Fort Worth.
From there he worked at a few shops in DFW, including Drop Zone, his own shop on Main Street in Dallas called No Name Shop, Gas Monkey Garage, to ﬁnally opening his own shop with the aim of producing parts for Ford F-100s. Those plans were temporarily put on hold when Discovery Channel came to him and asked him to do his own show so for the ﬁrst nine months ArcLight Fabrication became a race shop of sorts, building cars to compete in a variety of races to be documented for the show, Shifting Gears. With season one of Shifting Gears in the bag ArcLight has returned to its original goal of producing parts.