A dedicated group of high schoolers is rapidly working to finish their latest rat rod project to have it on display at the B’laster SEMA booth (#53020)
Cleveland, Ohio, October 9, 2018 – Four automotive technology students from Freedom, Wisconsin, are in the home stretch of their ‘Rusty Race to SEMA.’ The dedicated vo-tech students and their instructor, in partnership with B’laster, are working rapidly to finish their latest rat rod project – a 1951 Chevy 5-window pickup truck – in time for the SEMA show in Las Vegas, which kicks off later this month.
“The students have been working hard as a team to get this truck ready for its debut at SEMA,” said Jay Abitz, Automotive and Collision Repair Instructor at Freedom High School. “Spending their evenings and weekends in the shop is easy for these kids because they love the work and value the opportunity to practice their technical skills. And, of course, exhibiting at SEMA with B’laster is incredibly exciting for them. I’m so proud of the blood, sweat and tears they are putting into this project.”
The students are restoring the original cab of the 1951 Chevy, which was donated by a community member. In true rat rod fashion, they are adding on modern elements from several other Chevy models for updated and enhanced drivability. The finished project will be on display all week at the B’laster SEMA booth, #53020. The students will also be sharing their experience on Instagram as they take over the B’laster account (@blasterproducts) for the week.
“Supporting vocational-technical education is one of this company’s passions,” said Randy Pindor, President and Chief Operating Officer of B’laster. “When we met Jay and his students through our B’laster University initiative, we knew the Freedom automotive program was special. This truck proves that. The students’ skills and drive are impressive, and we’re excited to help them show off their hard work at SEMA.”
The B’laster SEMA booth will also feature the company’s full product line, including the groundbreaking PB Penetrating Grease. Concurrently, B’laster will be exhibiting at AAPEX (booth #3047).
About B’laster Corporation
Since 1957, B’laster Corporation has manufactured penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial and hardware industries. Known for PB B’laster, the #1-selling penetrant, B’laster delivers products born from professional applications where only the strongest survive. As Rust Belt Warriors, we can promise that by the time a B’laster product ends up in your hands, it’s only because the pros have confirmed it’s the best.
About B’laster University
B’laster University is a program designed to support the next generation of skilled mechanics and technicians by providing supplementary educational tools. Built by the makers of the #1-selling penetrant, B’laster Corporation proudly extends their mission and core values in a commitment to career education and continued passion.