RockSolid Floors [www.rocksolidfloors.com; (866) 765-4474] came out swinging two years ago with its DIY garage floor coating system. The polyurea-based coating comes in several colors with contrasting or complementing broadcast chips to give your garage floor a professional shop appearance. The epoxy-free coating is easy to install, won't lift under your vehicle's tire weight, and is low-odor for a simple afternoon job. This year, RockSolid Floors has launched its one-day installation kit featuring burst pouches. No longer do you need measuring cups and have to deal with pouring from a can. The A and B mix agents are in the same pouch, separated by a seal. Simply roll it up and break the seal, mix, and pour. You'll have a great-looking garage floor in no time flat.
Stainless Steel Brakes Corp.
The folks at Stainless Steel Brakes [www.ssbrakes.com; (800) 448-7722] know a thing or two about braking, and it's not all about street performance either. Their new line of Competition brakes is getting a lot of attention. These new Competition Series rear discs are designed for high-performance street and strip use. The light, yet strong, four-piston calipers feature stainless steel pistons, larger pads, and necessary installation hardware. The rotors are cross-drilled and slotted and feature SSBC's Xtra Life plating on the surface. An integral parking brake is found beneath the rotor. Applications are for 9-inch rears and matching front brakes are available too.
Right about now some of our readers are sweating it out in their classic Mustangs and wishing they had an effective air conditioning system in their ride to make it through another sticky summer. Fear not, the refrigeration experts at Vintage Air [www.vintageair.com; (800) 862-6658] are keeping your comfort in check with their latest SureFit systems for '65-'70 Mustangs. These new SureFit systems feature the latest Gen IV hardware, including evaporator, compressor (with mounting bracket), condenser, hose kit, and more. Best of all, the system is completely electronically controlled via your original dash controls. No more vacuum hoses to leak or break and the electronic blend door allows for OE-type perfect temperature control in all driving conditions and weather.
Jack Roush receives Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award
Every year the Hotrod & Restoration show holds an opening breakfast on Friday morning where product awards are given out and the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award is presented. This year, the award, which is given to a person who exemplifies the words "industry pioneer," was presented to Jack Roush. Roush, of course, is the chairman of Roush Enterprises and CEO/co-owner of Roush/Fenway Racing. Roush, a longtime fan of the Blue Oval, shared stories during the opening breakfast of his performance automotive career at Ford as an engineer for several years before leaving to start his own company, as well as his racing exploits in drag racing, road racing, and NASCAR. Racing during his off-time, he eventually partnered with Wayne Gapp and the Gapp & Roush team was born, racing in NHRA and IHRA events through the '70s, while Roush sold the very parts he engineered for his race team to others. Today he is a busy man with the Roush Industries engineering firm, Roush Performance line of vehicles and parts, and of course his NASCAR teams.