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Emmy Nomination for BendPak Sponsored Partner “Chop Cut Rebuild”

May 16th, 2012

Producers of the hit SPEED Channel series Chop Cut Rebuild …With Dan Woods have garnered the automotive specialty broadcaster its first Daytime Emmy nomination. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recently announced its Daytime Emmy nominees for the June 23rd awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, naming the long running SPEED series as a nominee for “Outstanding Lifestyle Series”.

Chop Cut Rebuild blends documentary style into the “how-to” genre by following the restoration of two distinctively iconic vehicles in a season-long 13 episode process. Now in its eighth season on SPEED, the series has featured top professionals in the restoration trade who reveal the tricks, skills, and challenges of a complete show-quality vehicle restoration.

Chop Cut Rebuild premiered on SPEED in 2004. The series creator, host, and Executive Producer is Dan Woods, who is also known for his long standing acting role in the successful Degrassi franchises as teacher/principal Raditch. Woods believes the series has enjoyed its longevity due to its focus on process – rather than personality. “Chop Cut Rebuild is about the real effort needed to restore iconic symbols of American engineering. It isn’t about throwing wrenches, or dysfunctional people”, says Woods.

Edward Peghin, has been the series Co-Executive Producer and Director for the past three seasons. Edward credits much of the series success to the right mix of on-camera talent and an enthusiastic production team. “Finding the right people who understand cars and blending them with people who understand television has been the key.” Peghin adds, “Everyone understands their roles, their strengths, and they love what they do”, states the veteran producer.

Chop Cut Rebuild has featured the restoration of every type of popular vehicle from classic Camaro, Charger, and Mustang muscle cars, to rare and unique vehicles like the Delorian pre-curser Bricklin SV1 from the early 1970’s. The ninth season of Chop Cut Rebuild is currently in production and will premier in fall 2012.

Keep Calm and Fix Your Car

May 8th, 2012

Keep Calm And Fix Your Car

A little something inspired by our British friends for your amusement.

BendPak “Lift Love” YouTube Contest

May 3rd, 2012

Entering is easy! Make your own BendPak YouTube video for your chance to win the best racing experience you can get in your own living room: a Fanatec driving simulator, Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB, and Forza Motorsport 4. We’re looking for original videos that showcase your love of BendPak lifts. Upload it to YouTube and get as many viewers as possible. Make sure we see your video and it adheres to the contest rules and features appropriate content. Hurry, submission deadline is August 31, 2012.

Some contests promise to put you behind the wheel of a dream car.
BendPak wants to put our biggest fan behind the wheel of 500 dream cars.

Starting at the beginning of May, we’re giving you the opportunity to win the ultimate home racing experience.

Grand Prize:

Runner Up:

Second Runner Up:

Grand prize: full Fanatec simulator, Xbox 360, Forza 4. Second prize: Xbox 360, Forza 4. Third prize: Forza 4. See official contest rules before entering. Grand prize includes a RennSport Cockpit, Forza Motorsport CSR Wheel, CSR Elite Pedals, CSR Shifter Set, Xbox 360 250GB, and Forza 4 video game.

To enter, show us your Lift Love on YouTube

Step 1: Make a video all about it between 10 seconds and 10 minutes, and post it on YouTube.

Step 2: Head over to our official entry page and fill out the form. Remember to give us your video link!

Step 3: Get social with as many people as possible so they’ll view and like your video.

That’s pretty much it!
But please make sure you read the official contest rules to ensure your video qualifies.

Videos will be judged based “Likes” and “Total Views.” In the event of a tie or close call, we will also consider how well the video represents the spirit of the BendPak brand.

Contest ends on August 31st, so you better get filming. Winner will be notified by September 30th, 2012.

We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!


Need more inspiration? Check out the videos below to learn more about the prizes.

Forza Motorsport 4:

Fanatec CSR Elite Wheel:

Fanatec CSR Elite Pedals:

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