Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has announced it will host a virtual Auto Refinish Summit from 26 to 30 October to allow collision repair shop owners, operators and technicians to network and learn about the industry in new ways from their homes.
Several events are planned for the five-day summit, including:
- Virtual car show: Attendees can submit photos of a cool car to win “awesome” prizes, which will be awarded by industry celebrities. To enter a car in one of the six categories, attendees have to send three photos of the car from three different angles. The submission deadline is 16 October and photos can be submitted here.
- Virtual happy hours: Participate in discussions with GFS finishing equipment experts about a variety of topics aimed at increasing a shop’s efficiency, productivity and profitability.
- Product demonstrations: Get a live look at GFS products in action, including REVO Accelerated Curing Systems and Side-Load Finishing Systems.
- Giveaways: During and leading up to this event, GFS will be giving away “swag bags” featuring branded items from GFS and industry celebrities.
GFS says that during the Auto Refinish Summit, customers will be joined by industry celebrities known for their custom builds, and each will be a judge for a category in the virtual car show.
- Molly and Steve Gursky: Owners of Driven Restorations, a classic car restoration shop in Randolph, Wisconsin. Molly has worked on two nationwide all-women’s builds, while Steve has many classic car restorations to his name.
- Dave Kindig: Owner of Kindig-It Design, a custom car fabrication shop in Salt Lake City. Kindig has been featured in MotorTrend’s “Bitchin’ Rides” along with popular shop foreman Kevin “KevDogg” Schiele. Kindig has also developed a custom, solvent-based paint colour line with AkzoNobel, Modern Classikk.
- Mike and Jim Ring: Co-founders of Ringbrothers, an automotive body shop in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Ringbrothers is one of the USA’s premier custom car builders, with a focus on American muscle cars and Italian sports cars.
- Greg and Leah Stelse: Owners of Greg’s Speed Shop, a car restoration shop in Waupaca, Wisconsin. The sprawling facility features a vintage clothing store, old-time soda bar, 1940s Texaco fuel station replica, indoor movie theatre, pin-up model photography studio and parts store.
- Mark Worman: Creator of MotorTrend’s “Graveyard Carz”. Produced on location in Springfield, Oregon, the reality TV show spotlights the restoration of late 1960s/early 1970s Mopar muscle cars.
For more information about the Auto Refinish Summit, click here.