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16 THE SHOP APRIL 2017 Team Nitto drivers Shannon Campbell, Wayland Campbell and Jason Scherer swept the 2017 King of the Hammers podium, while 2016 champion Erik Miller finished in fourth place. The victory makes Shannon Campbell the first three-time winner of the race, and it is the first time a tire manufacturer has swept the podium in the race's 10-year history. Throughout the race, each of the top contenders remained within sight of one another, constantly swapping the lead. As the drivers emerged from the final obsta- cles, Wayland Campbell had opened up a physical lead over his father, Shannon Campbell, and crossed the finish line ahead of him. When the dust settled and times were calculated, however, Shannon Campbell had come out on top by a mere 28 seconds. See THE SHOP's exclusive photos from the event: THESHOPMAG.COM TEAM NITTO TIRE SWEEPS KOH PODIUM The Grand National Roadster Show recognized a 1936 Packard Roadster called the Mulholland Speedster with the America's Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award. Troy Ladd of Holly- wood Hot Rods, based in Burbank, California, designed the car. Ladd earned his spot on the 9.5-foot-tall trophy alongside such famous builders as George Barris, Andy Brizio, Boyd Coddington, Barry White and Chip Foose. He also won $10,000 in prize money. Learn more about the Mulholland Speedster (; see all the other award winners (; and don't miss Tony Thacker's exclusive article about the Grand National Roadster Show: http:// AMERICA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL ROADSTER CROWNED The Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) is under- going the biggest shift in its 47-year history by rebranding its name and logo. Market forces and the steady expan- sion of its membership drove the association's new nameplate, Custom Automotive Network (CAN), for several years. "The goal initially was not necessarily to change from PWA," said Tracie Nuñez, CAN president. "We knew we had to be very careful with a legacy of more than four decades. There's tradition and our core values in serving the automotive distribution channel that remain intact." Read more details about how the association rebranded and what it means for its annual conference: INTRODUCING CAN Restyling shops not already offering custom seat belts are missing out on a big opportunity, according to Mike Bosley. As the owner of Oklahoma-based, Bosley is of course biased with a product to sell. Custom seat belts, however, are an often- overlooked option when restyling customers spend thousands of dollars on their vehicle, he said. does most of its business replacing seat belts for fleet and industrial vehicles, but has long provided service to restoration shops and restyling jobbers. The company hopes to boost its business devoted to the restyling market this year. Learn more about how works with shops: http://shopmag. biz/REseatbelt. CUSTOM SEAT BELTS

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