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Pulling Out the Stops for Wanda’s Blue Suede Cruise

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Hi Everyone,

Most of you know that I’m super proud of the fact that my Wanda brand has been the title sponsor of the AkzoNobel Wanda Blue Suede Cruiseat Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH, for the last two years.  Well, I’m excited to announce that Wanda will again sponsor this fun family event July 19-21, 2013—which promises to be even bigger and better than ever! (Check out these great shots from last year)

You can still expect so see lots of 1972 and older hot rods, muscle cars, trick trucks, and customs and classics at the car show; participate in the unlimited quarter-mile fun runs, dance to some fantastic 50’s music, explore the exhibitor booths (including my own Wanda exhibit displaying my Wanda Waterbase and Wanda brand products), and enjoy the spectacular fireworks and Neon of Lights parade—but there are a few new additions this year you won’t want to miss, so make plans now to attend!

For starters, the first-ever Cruisin’ Times Hot Rod Build-Off which features two amateur builders selected from amongst hundreds of applicants vying for the opportunity. Congrats to Bill Huff of Canton, OH, and Jeff Shuman of East Rochester, OH. They’ve each built some pretty impressive cars in the past and are excited about the magazine’s challenge to “utilize a Model A sedan body” and paint the finished car in “Blue Suede,” using Wanda paint. Both cars will leave their garages and roll into Summit Motorsports Park on Friday, July 19th under their own power as crowds cheer them on! Stay tuned, as we keep you posted on the build-off’s progress. Or follow the story in its entirety atwww.cruisintimes.org.

Other Wanda Blue Suede Cruise “firsts” include:

  • Nitro Dragsters and Jet Cars
  • Appearance by chart topping vocal group, Jay & The Americans (“This Magic Moment”)
  • Major Door Prizes
  • Special Nostalgia Drag Racing Show

In the meantime, I’m getting ready for my upcoming appearances at the famed 61st Annual Detroit Autorama Car Show March 8-10, and theAnnual I-X Piston Power Show March 15-17, in Cleveland, OH—I hope to see you there! Get regular updates on all of my upcoming activities on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Wanda Waterbase and the full range of Wanda products and color tools, visit our website.

Until then,