The NACE Auto & Cycle Alley - A Car Show for the Collision
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.NACEexpo.com.