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The NACE Auto & Cycle Alley - A Car Show for the Collision Repair Professional

Dallas, Texas - The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) has announced an exciting new element being introduced at this year's event - The NACE Auto & Cycle Alley. NACE delegates are encouraged to bring their personal show cars, trucks and motorcycles to be displayed in the NACE Exposition. Entries will be judged and "Best of Class" winners receiving $2,000 each with the "Best of Show" and "Celebrity Pick" winning entries receiving $3,000 each. WIZARDS® Products and CCC Information Services are sponsoring the awards with the "Celebrity Pick" being judged by a panel of experts led by Chip Foose, an "icon" in the world of auto painting and refinishing, and host of TLC's Overhaulin' (Foose's participation is sponsored by SATA Spray Equipment).

"We are extremely excited about the Auto & Cycle Alley, as we're sure it will attract attendance and drive traffic throughout the Exposition all three days! It's the 'brain-child' of this year's Attendee Advisory Council - a group of industry professionals dedicating their time and energy to raising the bar and increasing the core value of NACE events," said Geralynn Kottschade, NACE 2006 chairperson and vice president of Jerry's Body Shop in Mankato, Minn.

"At the Auto & Cycle Alley you'll see more than just cars, including everything from Hot Rods and Harleys to Classics and Tuners -owned by the 'real' repair professionals attending NACE. CCC is excited about being a part of this first-time event at NACE," said Jeanene O'Brien, director - marketing services for CCC Information Services.

"Automobile enthusiasts come in all shapes and sizes - just like their automotive creations and radical rides that have cost them a good bit of blood, sweat and tears --- not to mention money! WIZARDS and NACE is providing them three solid days to show-off their pride and joy," commented John Schlumpberger, founder and chief executive officer of WIZARDS Products.

An exclusive display area will be designated on the show floor for showing-off these prized possessions. Interested attendees should contact NACE Marketing Manager Pamela Miller for an Alley application ( or call toll free 888-536-1641 ext. 6318).

NACE 2006 will be held Nov. 1-4, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The educational Conference will run from Nov. 1-4 (Wednesday-Saturday), and the Exposition will take place Nov. 2-4 (Thursday-Saturday). The event will again be held during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), taking place that same week in Las Vegas.

For more NACE information, visit the NACE website at

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