From celebrity appearances to industry information, networking – and lots of fun! – there is no shortage of things to do at NORTHEAST 2019!
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FRIDAY, MARCH 15 | Show Hours: 5pm – 10pm
1:00 – 4:00pm | Meadowlands Expo Center Upstairs Press Room (off lobby)
NORTHEAST East Coast Resolution Forum & Leadership Meeting
Co-hosted by SCRS and AASP/NJ | Moderated by Ed Kizenberger (LIABRA)
Held as an annual roundtable discussion, the East Coast Resolution Forum is an opportunity for nationwide industry professionals to discuss the issues that affect their states and associations on a daily basis, while also fostering an information-sharing environment for all in attendance. Each year, this event proves to be incredibly valuable, as it creates a space for market leaders and representatives to engage in rewarding conversations about the topics most important and relevant to them and the industry-at-large. Participants are encouraged to come to the meeting with a topic of their choosing, with the goal of engaging fellow participants in a discussion. Note: This year’s forum is by invitation only, and will be limited to collision repairers who are current members of participating trade associations only. Please contact show management with questions about this event.
7:00pm | AASP/NJ Booth 001
James Moy Memorial Award Presentation
The James Moy Memorial Award for Dedication to the Automotive Repair Industry recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding service and commitment to the success of the automotive repair industry. The honor is in memory of James Moy, a dear friend and avid supporter of the industry, AASP/NJ and the NORTHEAST show. Please join us at AASP/NJ’s booth, #001, to help recognize this year’s award recipient!
On the Floor
Platinum Show Sponsor BASF Showcasing Vision+ and More at Booth #227!
As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF sets the standard for excellence in all industries — especially automotive. At NORTHEAST 2019, BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings will showcase Value Beyond Paint through the Vision+ suite of value-add tools and services.
BASF experts will be at NORTHEAST Booth #227 to demonstrate how BASF’s strategic partnership can drive growth, productivity and profitability for customers and distribution partners. Vision+ Value Beyond Paint BASF has expanded its Vision+ value-added services to create a fully comprehensive suite of services designed to optimize body shop operations, deliver improved shop productivity and maximize profitability.
Highlights of the vehicles featured in the booth:
Goolsby Customs 1974 Plymouth Duster: One-of-a-kind Goolsby design – a 1974 Duster drag-raced for decades and restored for owner and driver Beth Hazelwood, featuring a custom Color Ideation Glasurit 55 Line color.
Customs by Kilkeary ’56 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible: Customized from bumper to bumper, this convertible features a custom-mixed 90 Line using Carizzma tints.
MEET JONATHAN GOOLSBY DURING NORTHEAST WEEKEND! Jonathan Goolsby has been customizing anything he could get his hands on for more than 20 years, starting at home in his garage, then as the head painter for the local Chevrolet dealership for 12+ years.Jonathan has built 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 ofowning his own business along with the desire to continue to “up the ante” on his quality of craftsmanship led Jonathan and Vonda Goolsby to jump with both feet in and open Goolsby Customs. For the past fourteen years, Jonathan has worked with his talented staff 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. His passion is now split between building and encouraging young people to join the “hot rod and custom scene.”
MEET RYAN EVANS & LONNY SPEER from TV’s “Counting Cars” at Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Booth 317!
Ryan Evans and Lonny Speer, painters with Las Vegas’ Count’s Kustoms will be in the Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Booth No. 317 at NORTHEAST. Ryan and Lonny will be available for pictures and autographs Friday, March 15 at 6pm and Saturday, March 16 at 2pm. Throughout the weekend, the two of them will be in the Sherwin-Williams booth, custom painting a tool chest that you could win by stopping in!
Evans and Speer are behind the endless custom creations on TV’s “Counting Cars”, which follows the work of the Las Vegas hot rod and chopper customization and restoration shop. On each episode, Evans, Speer and the Count’s Kustoms team take on unique custom builds and refinish jobs in order to transform classic cars and motorcycles into one-of-a-kind works of art. Evans serves as head painter and graphic artist; his vision is essential in creating the unique automotive artwork seen on the show. Speer also makes his mark as a painter for the shop and oversees the day-to-day operations in the shop’s paint area. Count’s Kustoms has depended on the Matrix automotive paint brand for everything from color to clear for more than 15 years.
Just For Fun
Friday, March 15, 2019 | 10:00pm – 12:00am | NEW LOCATION! Embassy Suites Meadowlands NEW LOCATION!
NORTHEAST 2019 Exhibitor Appreciation After-Party
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. 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!
Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 12pm – 2pm | Meadowlands Expo Center Lobby Area
11th Annual NORTHEAST Family Day
Sponsored by CARSTAR
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.