Changing someone’s life can be easy… Texting while driving…

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Everyday we get the opportunity to live life and make the most of it…. on better days we also get the opportunity to make others smile… Clearly we are empowered to make a difference every single day. Crazy to think how every action has a reaction, this is very true and often not taken seriously.  We take the little things for granted but what if I said tomorrow morning you can save someone’s life ? Certainly you would listen, life is precious !

I’ll be the first to admit, I am hooked to my phone every waking hour… my drive to work consist of a series of calls. At the office;  I’ll be emailing, texting and answering calls simultaneously. Our phone has become our connection to the world… it has become the  way we live, the way we express ourselves. Technology is really changing the way we use these tools. Bluetooth has really improved the use of the cellphone in our cars…  I can’t blame someone for answering a call when the average commute to work is 30-45 minutes…  I use my phone throughout my car ride, using voice recognition tools and voice texting has enabled me to do this..  even with this,  I will admit it can get distracting…

Well about a week ago I saw a video which made me stop and think… since that day, i get in the car, plug my car to the charger and lock it in my glove box….  Yes, it may seem childish, I feel this is the only way curiosity will not get the best of me. My blue tooth will still accept calls, and can still outcall… but my fingers won’t touch that screen until my car stops…. One glimpse, will make a difference. The video states the obvious, watching it makes you realize how selfish we can be.  On another note, we also realize how easily we can improve ourselves and make it right. Let’s learn from other’s mistakes.

I invite you to watch the following documentary created by  by Werner Herzog. More importantly, I invite you to throw your phone in the glove box while driving, and yes, save someones life.

ACS Composite in the Business Section of the Gazette

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ACS Composite is featured on the cover of the Gazette Business Section (August 8th, 2013). A great article written by Kevin Mio, ACS Composite has been operating in the Lachine for the past decade focusing mainly on the US Specialty Auto Market. The story covers our history, current projects and future plans…

Follow TheGazette link to continue reading

Moulding resin and composite into success

GM High Tech Reviews ACS Splitter and Rockers

GM High Tech Reviews ACS Splitter and Rockers

Our 2012 Chevy Camaro SS Project Adds a Front Splitter and New Side Rockers
he fifth-gen Camaro’s factory SS front-end is simply boring, at least when compared to the Z/28, ZL1, or even the 1LE. We wanted to give our 2012 SS a serious nose job, so we teamed up with the Advanced Composite Specialties (ACS) in the last issue of Camaro Now for a more aggressive, and aerodynamically altering front split

Read more: http://www.gmhightechperformance.com/camaro_now/1306_2012_chevy_camaro_ss_gets_acs_splitter_and_side_rockers/#ixzz2Wocea8KN

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T4 Splitter WebStore Link

T4 Rockers WebStore Link

First puplic photograph of Vuhl05

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As the launch of the VUHL05 nears the anticipation is growing. Launch will take place at this year’s Goodwood Festival. Be sure to stay tuned as images of the car leak out. Featured this week on Jalopnik is a frontal view of the beast.

http://jalopnik.com/the-vuhl-05-is-a-canadian-mexican-lightweight-supercar-512298263

The VŪHL 05 Is A Canadian-Mexican Lightweight Supercar

The VŪHL 05 is a Mexican supercar that uses a body made in Canada, Michelin tires and most likely Ford power. Expect lightweight construction and a debut at Goodwood next month.P

Not much has been revealed so far about Mexico’s newest shot at the supercar market, but one thing is certain: VŪHL (Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight) will be misspelled in print as VÜHL at some point.P

The 05 is the brainchild of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, who’s experience comes from their father, a veteran GT and formula racing car builder. The car is expected to have Ford power and a track-focused setup, but it will be road legal in order to stay on the practical side of the lot.

Source [Jalopnik]

Installing an ACS / Cavallino Splitter

Most car enthousiast may get intimidating installing a body component on their performance toy, ACS parts are designed for ease of installation and performance in mind. A perfect examples are ACS manufactured Splitters, below is a DIY video of Road and Race installing a Cavallino splitter on a new FIAT 5oo Sport model.

Out of the box is an RTM manufactured splitter, all mounting hardware and instructions are included.

Cavallino Web Store Link

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ACS Holiday Greetings 2012 !

ACS Holiday Greetings 2012 !

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE, ACS Camaro T4 Splitter (For Camaro SS Only, V8)

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The ACS T4 Splitter is latest product driven by enthusiast demand. The composite T4 Splitter will install on all Camaro SS front fascias and WILL NOT lower the vehicle’s ride height. Mounts’ using a series of supplied mechanical fasteners and does not require the front fascia to be removed. Installation time is under 15 minutes.

The easiest splitter installation currently offered on the market. Given it won’t alter the ride height, it is the most durable in addition to its complete belly pan to cover the under surface of the SS fascia. Protect your OEM paint while improving airflow of the frontal area of your Camaro.

Part comes prepped and primed in with all the required hardware and instructions.

Estimated installation time: 15 minutes.

Visit our WebStore Link for details

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Sema 2012, Favorite Picks

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Sema is the Specialty Equipment Market Association, every year Sema organizes its annual show in Las Vegas. It has built a reputation for being  the most comprehensive gathering of customized vehicles. From Exotics to 4Wheelers, from muscle cars to sport compacts everything can be seen and only the imagination can limit what you can find.

I have been attending Sema for over 12 years, and will say Sema 2012 is by far the best one in recent years. Attendance seemed to be higher than usual and the build quality as reached a new level. You can appreciate how builders are modifying cars while keeping OEM quality in fit and finish, our industry is evolving as consumer demand on performance and quality grows. Unlike other years, I can’t say a single car dominated the floor; we always had a Camaro year, A SUV Year, JDM years or even a Mustang year. All cars were well represented and Sema members showcased many interpretations on how specialty products can improve your business. Below are a few of my favourites, follow my link to my full image library from our web-store.

For more images visit our Webstore Gallery

Favorite Corvette;  LPE Custom Corvette

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Favorite Sport Coupe; Prototype Acura NSX Roadster

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Favorite Custom Built Camaro; Tjin Edition Camaro

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Favorite Production Car; Chevrolet Hotwheels Camaro

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Favorite Sport Compact; Romeo Ferraris Cinquone

ACS attending the Lingenfelter Performance Nationals, September 21-23 2012

The Lingenfelter Performance Nationals is being organized as a jam-packed weekend, featuring drag racing, autocross, car show, speed stop challenge, countryside cruise and a manufacturer’s midway Sept. 21-23, 2012 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

With classes designed to level the playing field between professional and amateur drivers, the Lingenfelter Performance Nationals will offer drag racing, an invitation-only bracket race and a Battle of the Brands event that pits Ford, GM and Chrysler vehicles against one another. Trophies, plaques and cash prizes will be awarded to car show and race winners. The Lingenfelter Performance Nationals will also be an official qualifying event for the OPTIMA(r) Batteries Ultimate Street Car Invitational.

“Our customers know racing is a huge part of the Lingenfelter DNA, and what better way to say thank you to them than by creating a weekend-long car enthusiast experience,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “There is a lot of brand crossover among our customers, so The Lingenfelter Performance Nationals and our Battle of the Brands event is an opportunity for those LS-powered vehicles and late-model customers – and everyone in between – to have an entertaining weekend at a great facility.”

Lingenfelter will announce additional event details throughout the year. For updates, go to www.lingenfelterperformancenationals.com or e-mail Mike Copeland at mcopeland@lingenfelter.com for questions about participating in the Lingenfelter Performance Nationals.

 

 

Source  : LPE

Cavallino Fiat 500 appearing in Little Italy during Montreal Grand Prix Festivities

On June 8th, 9th & 10th 2012 during Montreal Grand Prix Formula 1 weekend, Little Italy will be celebrating day and night; entertainment, good dining and of course a huge celebration of the automobile! Thinking of Italy you think of the most exotic and fastest of cars, but recently America has been blessed with the arrival of a wicked little car, we welcome the FIAT 500. To celebrate the occasion, we are presenting our  favorite litle brother; the new Cavallino. Our 500 will be showcasing a series of ACS built products specifically  for the new generation FIAT 500. For the event ACS has partnered with Canada’s largest and most passionate dealer; Demeusles Fiat, also known as Bravo Fiat. Special thanks to a great team for paint and assembly Stemac Auto.

A great event for all to appreciate the finest Italian styling and dynamic design of automobiles.

Cavallino is a new FIAT 500 Performance Tuning Group and a new division of Advanced Composite Specialties (ACS). ACS is an OEM validated body panel manufacturer and specialty part builder. Passion, Beauty, and Performance are the three words that have driven the Cavallino program. ACS is presenting it’s Cavallino product line tailored to match the Fiat 500 owner.

Bravo FIAT is an authorized distributor of Cavallino Cars, for any questions or inquiries feel free to contact us,   all are invited to little Italy this coming weekend ! Make sure to stop buy and say Ciao ;-)

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