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Events 2017-03-10T11:55:34+00:00

AASP/NJ is excited to present a jam-packed schedule of industry events, appearances and activities for NORTHEAST 2017!

Meet BASF’s “Young Trendsetters” at NORTHEAST Booth 227!

MEET BOGI FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 5:30-7:30pm!

In addition to operating and managing 180 Degrees Automotive, Bogi Lateiner teaches (and her shop offers) car-care classes for women. She also leads automotive workshops, does personal and business coaching and makes presentations on a wide range of automotive and business topics all over America. She recently entered her sixth season as one of the 3-girl crew on the Velocity Channel’s All Girls Garage. She’s happiest when teaching and empowering others whether it’s about cars, growing a small business or taking on your fears -and she loves to be part of the excitement when women (and men) discover that what they once found intimidating can be energizing and freeing.

Bogi’s latest project is working on the All Female Chevy Montage build. From January 1 – November 1, 2017, Bogi is providing an amazing opportunity for women to receive hands-on-training on a large variety of the skills needed to rebuild this 1957 Chevy truck.

The Chevy Montage is a frame off resto-mod of a 1957 Chevy Truck that will be powered by a BMW S62 engine. The name “Montage” refers to the mash-up of a vintage domestic truck with a modern euro engine. Montage also refers to the truck being built by women from all over the country; from experts who work on cars for a living to hobbyists with little to no experience and just a desire to learn – all working together to contribute to the build.

The Chevy Montage’s mission is to celebrate all women working in various capacities in the automotive industry. Paying tribute to those who paved the way, and creating opportunities for women who want to learn and explore the trade in a welcoming supportive environment. To achieve this, the group will be building a vehicle as unique as the women working on it to be revealed in November at the 2017 SEMA Show.

MEET KC SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 10:30am-12:30pm & 2:00-3:00pm!

KC Mathieu, owner and operator of KC’s Paint Shop, has hot rods in his blood. Growing up in a auto body shop owned by his father, KC’s passion for cars began at a very young age. He loved being at the shop to help his dad before he even had a driver’s license. The school bus would pick him up and drop him off at “the shop” just so KC could be there. At 12 years old, he painted his first car…and did pretty well, according to his father. From then on, it was fate. KC began to develop a skill that painters work decades to achieve. Now, his passion for the art shows in his work. KC’s work has been recognized by nationally known car enthusiasts, Barnett’s magazine, and was featured on Discovery Channel’s series Fast N’ Loud.


FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 5:00-7:00pm; SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 11:30am-12:30pm & 3:30-5:00pm; & SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 1:30-3pm!

Jonathan Goolsby has been customizing anything he could get his hands on for more than 20 years, starting at home in the garage, then as the head painter for the local Chevrolet dealership for 12+ years. During this time, many friendships were born and many custom cars built for both a growing customer base as well as many of his own personal vehicles. Around this time, Jonathan and Josh Henning began a friendship which turned into a collaboration of building many high-profile custom cars and trucks for sponsor companies, magazine features and covers, as well as several SEMA show builds. In late 2004, the allure of owning their own business along with the desire to continue to “up the ante” on their quality of craftsmanship led Jonathan and Vonda Goolsby to jump with both feet in and open Goolsby Customs. For the past six years, they have worked together, along with a talented staff of employees, to build a strong customer base that is growing every day, along with a level of excellence that is hard to find in this industry.

Goolsby Customs’ 1932 Ford will be on display at BASF booth 227 throughout NORTHEAST 2017 weekend!

AASP/NJ to Auction 40th Anniversary Customized Harley Davidson at NORTHEAST 2017

AASP/NJ will be auctioning a customized 2017 Harley Davidson Softail Slim motorcycle at the 40th annual NORTHEAST® Automotive Services Show! The bike will be displayed at AASP/NJ booth (#001), where legendary industry artists Nub (Nub Grafix) and Javier Soto (Javier Designs) will finish the customization on the show floor.

The Harley will be sold through a silent action that will take place throughout the weekend of the NORTHEAST show. Make sure to visit booth 001 to check out Javier and Nub’s work, and to place your bid on a piece of NORTHEAST history!

Meet NY Yankee Legend Sparky Lyle Saturday, March 18 10am – 12pm courtesy of Silver Show Sponsor Flemington Car & Truck Country at Booth 300!

NORTHEAST Silver Sponsor Flemington Car & Truck Country is bringing baseball star Sparky Lyle to meet NORTHEAST attendees!

Lyle was the first American League reliever to capture a Cy Young Award (1977) and ranks among the all-time leaders with 238 career saves. Between 1967-1980, Lyle had more saves than anyone else in the AL (231). He had a sixteen-year Major League career and played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox. Lyle won back-to-back World Series with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978. Lyle was the field manager for the Somerset Patriots from 1998 to 2012 and was named Manager Emeritus after the 2012 season. He still has a very active role with the team at the ballpark and throughout the community.

Sparky and Flemington Car & Truck Country look forward to meeting NORTHEAST attendees at booth 300 from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, March 18!

To learn more about the Flemington group, please visit

Industry Events

Co-Hosted By

Friday, March 17, 2017 • 1:00pm
NORTHEAST Seminar Area
Moderated by NYSACT / LIABRA Executive Director Ed Kizenberger

Pre-Registration is Required! Click HERE to access registration area.

Industry leaders are invited to the 2017 East Coast Resolution Forum & Leadership Meeting, co-hosted by AASP/NJ and SCRS. This is an outstanding opportunity for market leaders and influential industry representatives to connect with and learn from other state, regional and national association members who are facing similar issues. As has become the norm at this event, the Forum presents the chance for a productive discussion that will benefit the entire industry in the long run.

NOTE FOR 2017: In the interest of focusing discussion and further focusing the participants, the 2017 Forum will be limited to collision repairers who are current members of participating trade associations only. Attendees of this event should be prepared to participate, rather than observe. Advance RSVP is required to participate.

There is no cost to attend this event; however, pre-registration is required. Please Click HERE to access NORTHEAST registration site. Please contact NORTHEAST Event Management at (973) 667-6922 with questions about this year’s Forum. To learn more about SCRS, please visit

Accudraft National Sales Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Friday, March 17, 9:00am – 5:00pm; AND Saturday, March 18, 9:00am – 1:00pm
This is a PRIVATE event open only to Accudraft distributors. Please contact Accudraft at 973-927-6232, ext. 112 for more information on this event. To learn more about Accudraft, visit

Honda Technology Update / Emerging Industry Trends

Saturday, March 18, 8:00am – 10:00am
NORTHEAST Seminar Area
Presented by Chris Tobie, American Honda & Susanna Gotsch, CCC Information Systems
Chris Tobie of American Honda Motor Co. will provide a 45-minute overview of some of Honda’s latest technological changes, to be followed by Susanna Gotsch of CCC Information Systems, who will provide a 45-minute overview of emerging trends in the collision industry.

This is a private event exclusively for ProFirst shops. For more information, please contact
To learn more about the Honda ProFirst program, please visit

Information For Innovation

Sunday, March 19, 8:00am – 10:00am
NORTHEAST Seminar Area
Presented by American Honda Motor Co. & Axalta Coating Systems

This will be an audience-interactive panel discussion featuring five industry leaders discussing the future of OE certification programs.

This is a private event exclusively for ProFirst shops. For more information, please contact
To learn more about the Honda ProFirst program, please visit

Maximizing the Benefits of being a Certified Collision Care Provider – Clinic 251

Friday, March 17, 9:00am – 12:00pm

NORTHEAST Seminar Area
Presented by Assured Performance
In this 3 hour session, attendees will learn how to maximize the benefits of being an OEM Certified Collision Care Provider, learn what the OEMs are doing to raise consumer awareness and educate consumers on the importance of choosing a Certified Collision Care Provider. Learn about Business Improvement tools, marketing tools, and various other tools available to Certified Shops.

This is a private event. All attendees must be pre-registered to attend. Please RSVP to

Just For Fun

NORTHEAST 2017 Exhibitor Appreciation After-Party

Friday, March 17, 2017 • 10:00pm – 12:00am
Seminar Area, Meadowlands Exposition Center

The perfect way to unwind after the first day of the show, the Exhibitor After-Party allows exhibitors to network with the AASP/NJ Board of Directors and fellow exhibitors following the conclusion of the first evening of NORTHEAST 2017. Additionally, the event offers a much-needed getaway for vendors who might have been too busy on the floor to catch a break or a meal during the show.

A long-awaited NORTHEAST hit year after year, the Exhibitor After-Party is AASP/NJ’s way of saying “thanks” to the many exhibitors who continue to make the annual show such an overwhelming success. If you are an exhibitor, please make sure to stop by and say hello; the AASP/NJ Board is looking forward to meeting you!

9th Annual NORTHEAST Family Day

Sunday, March 19, 2017 • 12pm – 2pm
NORTHEAST Seminar Area

Bring your spouses, children, grandchildren – even your employees and their children! Family Day will feature various indoor carnival games and attractions for children ages 12 and under. From skee ball to spin art, Family Day promises to be a memorable time for all who attend. Various activities – and free popcorn and ice cream – will keep the kids smiling throughout the afternoon.