This year, VIAIR attended the 2018 Unlimited Off Road Show in Ft. Worth, Texas! More than 250 Jeep, truck, UTV, buggy and off-road performance companies from across the country showed off their latest products and custom vehicles. Located at the Texas Motor Speedway, this venue holds the eighth-highest attendance record (212,585) among sporting venues in the world.
Shows & Events
In 2012 Lone Star Throwdown began as a small truck gathering in Conroe, Texas with 600 vehicles but has now grown into what many in the automotive community consider to be the World’s Best Truck Show! This one-of-a-kind custom show attracts air suspension and off-road enthusiasts, builders, and major celebrities in the automotive scene. This, plus the over 2,000 custom vehicles competing for sought-after awards, makes it one of Texas’ leading automotive events of the year! Show promoters Lonnie Ford, Todd Hendrex, Jarrod Dunahoo, and Phil Cholette work tirelessly all year long leading up to the show, and we certainly saw the fruit of their labor when VIAIR attended the show.
Recently, over 500 of the best hot rods, customer classics, muscle cars, and motorcycles competed against one another at the Grand National Roadster Show (formally known as the Oakland Roadster Show). In its 69th year, The Grand National Roadster Show is now the longest running indoor car show in the world! This custom car show was located at the Fairplex Fairgrounds in Pomona, CA for its 15th consecutive year.
All throughout the weekend, a team of judges focused on detail, quality, condition, safety, and originality to select a winner. These experienced experts in the car show scene are arranged into teams that focus and keep reliability within a point system for each vehicle class.
The main focus of each point is for quality and degree of difficulty in modification. The top achievable award is America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, with a cash prize of $10,000! Other notable awards are: Outstanding Overall, Outstanding Detail, Outstanding Color Design, Outstanding Engine, and Outstanding Interior.
The winner of this year’s 2018 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award went to David Martin, owner of the 1931 Ford Roadster. Build credit for this beauty goes to Hot Rods and Hobbies out of Signal Hill, CA. You can easily see how this vehicle continues to set the bar for future winners to come.
As we wrap up the end of 2017, we take time to reflect back on all the experiences we’ve had at VIAIR this past year. Below you will find a few spotlight discussions of our most notable moments.
This year our website got a refresh, with a new look and better navigation, ability for easier access on mobile phones, and live chat during business hours. If you haven’t yet, keep an eye out on our website for access to manuals, data fill rates, wiring diagrams, and more!
At this years’ SEMA show, VIAIR celebrated our 20th Year Anniversary by introducing an exclusive “Limited Edition” compressors. We announced that only a select number of units will be available, exclusively for notable builders. Tre 5 Customs was the first to get their hands on these compressors, to be installed in their 1981 GMC Sierra build.
This week, we’re taking you behind the scenes to learn more about Tre 5 Customs and the truck!
This year, VIAIR kicked off our 20th anniversary celebrations at the SEMA Show by unveiling new and revolutionary products, showcasing top-notch vehicles, and connecting with our customers and fans around the world.
The SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) is the largest automotive trade show in the world, and consists of more than 6,000 automotive companies worldwide. These manufacturers, media, car dealers, distributors, installers, retailers, and restoration specialists met during the first week in November at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 2017 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, sponsored by General Tire held at the Pomona Fairground displays a unique variety of Off-Road rigs, custom Jeeps, trucks, sand toys, and everything dirt-friendly. VIAIR plays a big role in the off-road industry supplying portable compressors for tire inflation, on board air systems for hard-mounted solution to mobile air source, and much more!
The Sand Sports Super Show is the world’s largest Sand Sports Expo located at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Hosted by Nitto Tire, the show attracted hundreds of vendors and thousands of attendees this year. Sand Sports Super Show focuses on dune and dirt sports – so you can expect to find a variety of sand toys including side by sides, UTV, motocross, motorcycle, jeeps, trucks and more!