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Wanda’s Spring Tour Round-Up

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Hi Everyone,

I’m on a short break after a whirlwind spring tour, so I wanted to bring you up-to-date on some of the fun events I was fortunate to participate in over the past few months.

In March I emceed four “Evening with Wanda” events in the northeast. First up was Paul’s Paint in Schofield, WI, then over to Auto Color Industrial Supply in St. Cloud, MN, followed up by 66 Auto Color in Joplin, MO, and Wholesale Auto Paint and Supply in Springfield, MO. All of the events were well attended and I met some terrific painters and shop owners who were eager to learn more about Wanda brand products. Our visit to MO was especially moving, because it was the anniversary date of the tornado disaster in Joplin one year ago. It was a humbling experience to see so much of the city still in ruins, yet we also witnessed the indelible spirit of the residents who are determined to rebuild their lives there.

April was a flurry of events beginning with a triple-header in Florida. LKQ Distributors held “Evening with Wanda” events in three of their warehouse locations — Medley, Fort Meyers, and Largo. Leaving the east coast, I headed to Fort Worth, TX, for the fun two-day “Home Run Celebration” trade show hosted by WM Automotive Warehouse. I signed lots of autographs for event goers, and even got an autograph from the former Dallas Cowboy defensive lineman, Chad Hennings. From there I headed further west to Orem, UT, to host an “Evening with Wanda” event at Industrial Finishes and Systems.

The momentum kept building in May as I attended a daylong trade show hosted by Warehouse Distributor, PBE, in Sharonville, OH. Next, I hopped over to Warren, MI, for the 35th annual Bearing Burners Auto Club Car Show. Show attendees just couldn’t get enough of the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering LTA concept car painted in Wanda’s custom Orange Mocha finish, and the Camaro proto-type painted in Wanda’s custom Black Matte finish, both on display. I then headed south again to Jacksonville, FL, to take part in the North Florida Autobody Association Golf Outing. I gave away lots of Wanda product literature and cool Wanda gear and coolers. The month wrapped up with an “Evening with Wanda” event at Two Guys Autobody in Florence, AL.

In June, I was excited to visit Canada to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Camaro Country F-Body Group, by participating in the club’s biggest event of the year, “Show N’ Shine,” in Fort Erie, Ontario. I brought the Lingenfelter concept cars with me to make the birthday bash complete!

Needless to say, I’ve had a great time travelling across the US and Canada to take part in fantastic events where I’ve met so many great distributors, body shop professionals, and car enthusiasts!  I’m thrilled to report that brand awareness and preference for Wanda and Wanda Waterbase refinish systems has grown dramatically over the last couple of years. No matter where I travel, I always hear great feedback about Wanda’s simplicitycolor, and value brand proposition.

Well, it’s good to be back at headquarters to re-charge, but it won’t be for long. I’ll be heading out soon to attend some exciting events coming up in July, so stay tuned and get regular updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Until next time!



The Red Carpet Rolls Out for “Evening with Wanda” Season Launch in Montreal

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Can you believe we’re already heading into March and a new spring season? I know that’s good news for many of you who are ready to shake the winter chill and move outdoors. I want to share with you what the Wanda team has been up to during the first quarter of 2012, and whet your appetite for some of the exciting activities we have planned for spring.

Our first event of the New Year took place in late January, as I headed north to Montreal, Canada, where A.B. Warehouse, our very first Canadian warehouse distributor to carry the Wanda Waterbase system, rolled out the red carpet for the 2012 “Evening with Wanda” season kick-off. I emceed the event and shared with new customers how theWanda Waterbase system is helping the Canadian collision repair industry utilize our core brand proposition of simplicity,color, and value, to get great finish results and exceptional color match accuracy—all through a an easy-to-use, value-priced system.

More than 30 area distributors and jobbers attended the Montreal event and were treated to refreshments and a special anniversary cake featuring my Wanda illustrated character. The Lingenfelter Performance Engineering LTA concept car that was first unveiled at SEMA 2010, was also showcased at the event, where guests could see firsthand the car’s custom Wanda Orange Mocha paint finish. Everyone was invited to come back the next day to attend a complimentary application demonstration of the Wanda Waterbase system at the A.B. Warehouse training facility. Check out some of the great pictures of the event at wanda.wpengine.com/news-events/wanda-photo-gallery.

In February, I headed to Detroit, MI, to attend the popular Autorama show and had a great time meeting lots of collision repair professionals and car enthusiasts alike, who wanted to know more about the Wanda brand! I then skipped over to sunny California to participate at the M.E.S. Autobody & Detail Supplies event in Bloomington. Next, I’ll be hosting several Evening with Wanda events throughout March and April in Wisconsin, Minneapolis and Missouri. If you live in or near any of those states and want more information on locations, check out the calendar of events. Hope to see you there!