List of Celebrity Booth Appearances at the SEMA Show

Oct 27, 2015

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From Jay Leno and Richard Petty, to professional wrestlers and reality TV stars, the 2015 SEMA Show has celebrities from all corners of pop culture and the automotive market to rouse booth visitors. The show is set to take place next week, Nov. 3-6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The following list includes information from all the news releases THE SHOP has received on celebrity appearances occurring at the show:

TI Automotive

Booth No. 61039, located outside the Central Hall near the Ford track

  • TI Automotive/Viper Exchange drivers Ben Keating and Al Carter will sign autographs at the booth from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The drivers competed in this season’s IMSA Tudor United Sports Car Championship series, and the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.

DiabloSport

Booth No. 22657, located in the Central Hall

  • Aaron Kaufman joins DiabloSport to debut his Hellcat swap car build. Kaufman will make an appearance from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Kaufman stars on Discovery channel’s Fast N’ Loud and Gas Monkey Garage.

Omix-ADA

Booth No. 34000 (the Off-Road Success Center) located in the Upper South Hall Lobby; and Booth No. 30171 inside the Upper South Hall

  • Arianny Celeste will appear in the Off-Road Success Center from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Celeste co-hosts the reality TV show Overhaulin’, and earned fame as a UFC ring girl and five-time “Ring Girl of the Year” MMA award winner.
  • Wayde King and Brett Raymer will appear in Omix-ADA Booth No. 30171 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. King and Raymer are the stars of Animal Planet’s Tanked, which focuses on their custom fish tank business, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). The two Jeep Wranglers displayed in the booth were designed exclusively for King and Raymer-outfitted with Rugged Ridge accessories-to reflect the one-of-a-kind tank ATM recently completed on the show at Omix-ADA’s corporate headquarters in Suwanee, Georgia.

Energy Suspension

Booth No. 23567, located in the Central Hall

-Farmtruck and AZN from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws will sign Team Energy/FNA posters from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

Holley Performance Products

Booth No. 22663, located in the Central Hall

  • Katie Osborne will make a booth appearance from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Thursday. Osborne is host of PowerNation TV.

Centerforce

Booth No. 23813, located in the Central Hall

  • MMA Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett will help Centerforce unveil the latest supercar from Classic Recreations at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

3M

Booth No. 61027, located in the outside front lot of the convention center; and Booth No. 12145, Located in the North Hall

  • Chip Foose will appear at Booth No. 61027 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.
  • Charley Hutton will appear at Booth No. 61027 from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Hutton is a car painter, fabricator and owner of Color Studio.
  • KC Mathieu will appear at Booth No. 61027 from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday. Mathieu is featured on Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud.
  • Rich Evans will appear at Booth No. 61027 from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Evans is a master car designer, fabricator, painter, and former host of the Car Warriors TV show.
  • Ian Roussel will appear at Booth No. 61027 from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, and 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Rouseel is star of MAVTV show Full Custom Garage.
  • Jeremy McGrath will appear at Booth No. 12145 from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. McGrath is an AMA Supercross champion and off-road truck racer.
  • Rutledge Wood will appear at Booth No. 12145 from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Wood is the co-host of Top Gear and Lost in Transmission.

LINE-X

Booth No. 34071, located in the Upper South Hall 

  • Craig Morgan will appear in the booth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Morgan is country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host. He will be on hand to unveil LINE-X’s new 3D vehicle art technique, as well as to celebrate the release of his latest single “When I’m Gone”.

KICKER Performance Audio

Booth No. 11861, located in the North Hall

  • Big Chief, Murder Nova, Chuck, Monza, Daddy Dave and Kamikaze from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws will make appearances in the booth and sign autographs from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday

CargoGlide

Booth No. 37159, located in the Upper South Hall

  • Valerie “So Cal Val” Wyndham, a TNA Pro Wrestler and bikini model will make an appearance  from 10  a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
  • Pro Wrestler EC3 will make an appearance from 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

ODYSSEY Batteries

Booth 24875, located in the Central Hall

  • Tanner Foust-U.S. Rallycross, X Game and Formula Drift champion-will make an appearance from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • Rutledge Wood will make an appearance from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Richard Petty will make an appearance from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • Joey Logano will make an appearance from 11:15 a.m. to noon on Thursday.
  • Brian Deegan will make an appearance from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions

Booth 12961, located in the North Hall

  • Richard Petty will sign autographs from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, as well as crown the grand prize winner of the Wrap Like a King Challenge.
  • Ryan Friedlinghaus will sign autographs from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, as well as serve as a Wrap Like a King Challenge judge. Friedlinghau is founder and CEO of West Coast Customs.
  • Expert wrap installers Justin Pate, John Duever, Carl Brewer, Chuck Courtois, James Tate, Josh Marquardt and Matt Wolynski will offer tips and tricks for wrap installs in the Avery Dennison booth throughout the show.
  • Troy Downey, a veteran wrap installer and founder of APE Wraps, will be in the West Coast Customs Experience (Booth No. 64200, outside the Performance Pavilion) to teach SEMA attendees how to install Avery Dennison Diamond and Matte Metallic Supreme Wrapping Films in sold-out classes each day.

Lincoln Electric

Booth No. 24643, located in the Central Hall

  • Brian Fuller will make an appearance from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Fuller is owner of Fuller Moto, a custom hot rod and motorcycle builder, and TV personality.
  • Jessi Combs will make an appearance from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Combs is a renowned welder who set the women’s land speed record in 2013
  • Chip Foose will make an appearance from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday.
  • Mike Lavallee from airbrush studio Killer Paint in Snohomish, Washington, will make an appearance every afternoon from Tuesday through Friday.

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels and Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels

Booth No. 43035, located in the Lower South Hall

  • Kenny Youngblood will sign autographs and create one-of-a-kind art for booth visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Youngblood is a hot rod celebrity and CARtoons artist.
  • Brian Deegan will sign autograph sfrom 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday. Deegan is a decorated action sports competitor, who currently races in the LOORRS Pro 2 and Pro 4 classes.

BASF Automotive Refinish 

Booth No. 21437, located in the Central Hall

  • Jay Leno, star of Jay Leno’s Garage, will make an appearance in the booth on Wednesday (time not specified).
  • Richard Petty will sign autographs from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Chip Foose will sign autographs at the booth from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Foose also will present the first-ever Glasurit Best Paint Award at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Foose will judge participants on fit and finish, quality of preparation and final presentation. Foose is the star of the TV Show Overhaulin’.
  • Ryan Friedlinghaus will sign autographs on from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Royal Purple

Booth No. 23257, located in the Central Hall

  • Courtney Hansen, TV host/personality, will make an appearance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Townsend Bell-IndyCar and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver-will make an appearance from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Kate Osborne will make an appearance from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Osborne is host of PowerNation TV.
  • Christina Nielsen-TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver-will make an appearance from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • Bucky Lasek, David Higgins, and Sverre Isachsen from the Subaru Rally Team USA will make an appearance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Tanner Whitten, a DirtFish Rallycross Driver will make an appearance from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday.

WELD

Booth No. 25125, located in Central Hall

  • Al Unser Jr., will make an appearance from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • Justin Pawlak will make an appearance from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Daddy Dave Comstock of Street Outlaws will make an appearance from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday
  • Erica Enders, NHRA Pro Stock champion, will make an appearance from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Bar’s Leakes and Rislone

Booth No. 32303 in the Upper South Hall

  • Bobby Janiec and Caitlin Burt will sign autographs throughout the week, as well as battle booth visitors for the high score in the video game Monster Truck Destruction.

Hedman Performance Group

Booth No. 22343, located in the Central Hall

  • Von Hot Rod will sign autographs and pinstripe objects for fans from  9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. He also will lead a giveaway of his two newest, one-off hot rod lamp creations, both of which were created using Hedman parts. Von Hot Rod is a master pinstriper.

Toyo Tire U.S.A.

Booth No. 40039, located inside the South Hall

  • Courtney Hansen will sign autographs from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Hansen is a well-known automotive personality and host of PowerNation TV.

PPG

Booth No. 24601, located in the Central Hall

  • John Force will make an appearance at 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • Charley Hutton will make an appearance from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday. 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to noon on Friday.
  • Tom and Mitch Kelly of Kelly & Son Crazy Painters will make an appearance from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Kenny Youngblood will make an appearance from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday.
  • Boby Alloway of Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop will make an appearance from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, and 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.
  • Joey Logano will make an appearance from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Design will make an appearance from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

CRC Industries

Booth No. 13053 in the North Hall

  • Jessi Combs will meet and greet booth visitors and sign autographs from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Combs, known as the fastest woman on four wheels has had a multi-faceted career, including being crowned as an Ultra4 national champion

Shell

Booth No. 60005, located in front of the convention center

  • With the unveil of the 1964 Shelby Cobra Coupe piloted to set 25 individual records during a Goodyear tire test in 1965 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the first-time driver, Craig Breedlove, and designer, Peter Brock, will make an appearance from 2 to 2:20 on Tuesday. Thirty-year broadcast veteran Alan Taylor, and Car Chasers-star and Flat 12 Gallery co-owner Jeff Allen will host the reunion.
  • Joey Logano, John Hennessey, Tommy Pike, Bryce Menzies and Craig Jackson will make appearance at the Shell sound stage throughout the week.

G2 Axle & Gear

Booth No. 31139, located in the Upper South Hall

  • Brian Deegan, co-founder of Metal Mulisha and short course champion will make an appearance (time and date unspecified).
  • Greg Adler, King of the Hammers racer, will make an appearance (time and date unspecified).

Axalta Coatings Systems

Booth No. 69001 (fully functional outdoor spray booth and mixing room; and Booth No. 22391 in the Central Hall

  • Kristian Baena will take part in the Custom Pedal Car Painting event from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, and the Airbrush Masters Live event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. Baena completes a variety of custom projects for Southern Ground, a full-production metal shop owned by Amercian country music artist Zac Brown.
  • Ron Coan and the Mobsteel crew from Detroit-stars of NBCSN’s Mobsteel-will make an appearance (time and date unspecified).
  • DeWayne Connot will participate in the Airbursh Masters Live event at various times Tuesday through Friday. Connot has been lettering and pinstriping since 1974 and his work is displayed in the Andrew Mack and Son Brush Co.’s Pinstripers Hall of Fame.
  • Rachel De Barros will partake in the Custom Pedal Car Painting from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, and sign autographs from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. De Barros is the chief marketing officer, host and executive producer of Gearhead Diva.
  • Ryan Fielding will participate in the Airbrush Masters Live event from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday. Fielding is the owner/operator of Paragon Customs, a full-on custom paint, airbrushing, hot rod and chopper shop located in Sauk City, Wisconsin.
  • Danny “Danny D” Gálvez will take part in the Custom Pedal Car Painting event from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday; launch a new Signature Series Cromax product at 11:30 a.m., and sign autographs from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday. Gálvez is a well-known custom automotive painter and pinstriper.
  • Alberto Herrera will partake in the Airbrush Masters Live event from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Herrera is a renowned airbrush artist.
  • Paul Quinn will participate in the Custom Pedal Car Painting Tuesday through Thursday. Quinn is a respected airbrush and pinstriping artist and instructor in the custom paint industry. He has won four Top Gun Hot Hues awards, and has been featured on Speed Channel’s Unique Whips
  • Danny Taylor will take part in the Pinstripe Masters Live event at various times Monday through Thursday. Taylor has a nearly 40-year work history in custom artistic automotive design. His work has been showcased more than 350 times in national magazines and has appeared on more than 60 covers.