The one and only Richard Petty was at the Mahle booth at AAPEX. The company gave away a custom-built Ford Mustang by Petty's Garage.

Photos: The Faces of the 2017 SEMA Show

Modern Tire Dealer editors explored the far corners of the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). Here are some of the faces we met along the way.

Steve Bergmeyer says the new magnetic accessory bar for holding weights and a weight hammer, as well as the small trash container, is unique to the Coats 1600 machine.

Hennessy Upgrades Coats 1600 Balancer

Hennessy Industries Inc. displayed a Coats 1600 direct drive wheel balancer with several new features at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

The new Rotary XA14 alignment scissor lift performs four-wheel alignments and is compatible with any alignment system. The new R1080 Baysaver 3D aligner at left  communicates via Bluetooth technology and can be positioned anywhere in a shop. It is one of three new Rotary aligners. VSG introduced the scissor lift and aligners at the 2017 SEMA Show.

VSG Unveils Alignment Scissor Lift and 3 Tower-Free Wheel Aligners

The new Rotary XA14 alignment scissor lift from Vehicle Service Group (VSG) is designed to service vehicles from subcompacts to work trucks. The new lift is compatible with any alignment system, including Rotary’s three new light-duty, tower-free wheel aligners.

First-place: Cooper Evolution H/T is an all-season highway tire available in 28 popular sizes for CUVs, SUVs and light-duty pick-up trucks.

Cooper and General Were 'Best New Tires' at the SEMA Show

There were thousands of products at the 2017 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas Oct. 31 through Nov. 3. Many of the new ones were  featured in the New Products Showcase in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Failure to properly align safety systems can result in dashboard warning lights, says Hunter Engineering.

Hunter Releases Safety System Alignment Videos at the SEMA Show

Hunter Engineering Co. has released two educational videos about Safety System Alignment that explain the purpose and function of driver assist systems and the importance of proper mechanical and safety system alignment. Hunter is showcasing the videos at its booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, #41029, going on now in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

ASA said the software was designed to give tire and auto service centers "real-time visibility into how the company is doing as a whole."

ASA's TireMaster GTX Software Fills in the 'Missing Pieces'

ASA Automotive Systems Inc. will launch its TireMaster GTX software for nationwide use on Jan. 1, 2018. But dealers attending the 2017 Global Tire Expo in Las Vegas got a sneak peek of the business software at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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