Nissan has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the fastest drift using the specially tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R by entering a drift at a speed of 304.96 km/hr. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion series, set the new world record to clinch the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygoński of Poland. The drift attempt was held during a special event that took place at Fujairah International Airport, UAE.
Collision Hub News Network 30-minute episodes provide in-depth coverage from leading industry experts on the news and information needed to stay current in claims and repairs. CHNN highlights news impacting the collision repair industry as well as special features focusing on estimating, body repair, refinish, management and more.
This episode of CHNN delves into critical issues currently facing the Collision Repair industry:
-Liberty Mutual Profits drop 70%
-Will Self Driving Cars Effect Claims and Repairs
-Rhode Island Launches Shop Classification Labor Rates
-LKQ Purchases PGW from PPG
The Renault Sport R.S. 01 slips on its Interceptor guise. A new rapid intervention force is in town, in the shape of the Renault Sport R.S. 01, with rally legend Jean Ragnotti at the wheel. It’s a white-knuckle ride.
Carvana, a US-based used car dealer, has officially opened the world’s first coin-operated car vending machine. Soft drink machines had a good run.
How safe are your wheels? In 2015, Australia’s automotive industry worked together to investigate and demonstrate the serious safety issues with imitation parts. Remember, Genuine is Best.
While the industry seems to be focusing on aluminium, still a majority of collision repair involves steel and it isn’t being done well. On this episode of Repair University, types of steel involved in vehicle construction, it’s purposes, joining methods and repair replace reasoning are discussed.
A man has built an incredible upside down truck that looks like a flipped-over vehicle. Rick Sullivan spent six months and $6,000 building the topsy-turvy truck from the parts of two separate vehicles. The road-legal car is created from a 1991 Ford Ranger pickup truck with a 1995 F-150 pickup truck body placed over the top – upside down.
A great battle between a Ferrari 458 and Ferrari 430 leads to an unfortunate crash at Round 4 of the CCR Forza Tifosi Challenge at Road America. The Ferrari 458 goes airborne for over 400 feet at 240+ kph. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt and walked away with minor injuries.
Chip Foose presented a Color Matching demonstration during NACE 2015 utilising the latest from 3M Collision Repair, Color Match Film. 3M™ PPS™ Color Match Film brings a new level of flexibility, and accuracy to one of the most difficult challenges in shops today; achieving the perfect colour match. 3M™ PPS™ Color Match Film allows users to spray the Film exactly as they would a traditional spray out card (metal, paper/cardboard, or plastic), then peel the Film from its backing and stick it to the substrate (e.g. bumper, fender, vehicle). Once attached, the technician is free to stand back and view the Film from any angle using the 3M™ SUN GUN™ II colour matching light.
Because the film conforms to contours, it offers enhanced side-tone capabilities and a more-accurate representation of how the colour would appear once applied. Another variable in colour matching; your own eyes! With the film conformed to the vehicle and the technician looking from several angles, PPS™ Color Match Film helps prevent these types of problems.