Industry Stars Shine Brightly at NORTHEAST Automotive Service Show

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People never know who they might run into at the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show – and the 2022 iteration of the association’s flagship event offered the opportunity to greet some of the biggest celebrities in the automotive industry, all under one roof.

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Ryan Evans (Count’s Kustoms/History Channel’s Counting Cars), Jonathan Goolsby (Goolsby Customs) and Mike Ring (Ringbrothers) spent the weekend chatting with industry professionals and fans, while enjoying the chance to browse the offers on the show for their own account. purposes.

The Ringbrothers’ Mike Ring (left) and Juan “Munch” Gonzalez

Ring and Goolsby were present at NORTHEAST BASF’s platinum sponsor stand.

“I came to NORTHEAST 2022 to represent BASF, but I got a lot out of it,” said Ring, a first-time NORTHEAST attendee. “Ringbrothers isn’t just a hot rod store; We also offer collision repair, but we’re not as exposed to new technology as what’s available at the show, so it was fun to check out some of the new tools and equipment that we might find useful. I was pleasantly surprised by everything I learned during the event. Some of the conversations I had with body shop professionals helped me realize that I was lacking money in my own shop. I came to New Jersey hoping for a simple date, but my expectations were exceeded – I feel like I should have paid BASF to let me represent them!

Goolsby agreed. “The greatest thing about coming to NORTHEAST for me is interacting with all of the companies that are in the collision industry. There are a lot of tools and equipment bouncing around in the hot rod world, so we can Also use a lot of these products at our end of the world Add to that seeing the people and learning all the knowledge offered in the classes during the show and it’s an awesome show in every way.

Jonathan Goolsby from Goolsby Customs (left) and Ryan Evans of Count’s Kustoms

Ryan Evans added, “I know Lift King has done very well and I’ve heard other sellers say the same. More industry professionals were walking the floor, and they were all happy to be there. Participants’ optimistic attitudes indicated that they were all genuinely having fun…or just happy not to be in their office. It was a great event.”

Additionally, Javier Soto and Juan “Munch” Gonzalez demonstrated their skills at the Javier Designs booth, and Indasa USA hosted several well-known artists over the weekend: Adam Stone (Stone Cold Color), Cory Mroz (Mr Oz Designs), Kristian Baena (Fried Chicken Kustoms), Taylor Holmes (Trigger Happy Graphics) and TankBilt.

AASP/NJ is already making plans for NORTHEAST 2023, scheduled for March 17-19, 2023 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ aaspnjnortheast.com for updates on next year’s event as they become available.

For more information on AASP/NJ, visit aaspnj.org.

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