Kentrol at SEMA 2016

Kentrol had a great year at the 2016 SEMA Show with the release of 4 exciting new products. SEMA offers Kentrol an opportunity to meet with existing and new customers, SEMA also offers an opportunity to showcase items we spent a lot of time developing and manufacturing. The 4 new Jeep products we released at the show are  #80706 Shackle Mounted License Plate Bracket, #80703 BackSide License Plate Mount with LED’s, #80704 and #80705 Mechanical Hood Catch Kits and the #80702 Heritage Tail Light Guards. For Kentrol, this was the first year that we showcased new products in the new products showcase. To Kentrol… it was a big deal and it was nice to see all of our hard work sitting inside of the case.

 

   

 

Each year at SEMA you see celebrities from the automotive world, late night TV shows and reality TV. This year Juan Ibarra from the hit show Gold Rush stopped by the Kentrol booth to view a few products, apparently one of his family members is a Jeeper. It was interesting to speak with him about the show and he also showed us a $10,000 gold bar that his father called the “Chocolate Bar”.

 

The last day of the show offers something unique and fun to watch. SEMA Ignited which showcases all the vehicles of SEMA driving down the street in Las Vegas. You’ll see everything from Trophy Trucks, ridiculous Jeeps, Race Cars and Super Cars that you could only dream of owning. Kentrol spent some time taking in the sights and sounds before dinner on Friday night. It’s too crazy not to stop and watch.

 

 

 

The SEMA show takes place in Las Vegas and because of its location you have a few late nights with customers. The rule states that you can’t talk about what happens in Vegas, but one event is too fun not to share. On Friday night we had our Kentrol company dinner with all employees, after dinner we hopped in a cab to go back to the hotel and an Audi R8 supercar happened to be lined up with us a red light. We won’t mention names, but one of our employees talked the cab driver into racing the R8. The cabby is lurching the car forward at the light, revving the cab and waiting anxiously for the light to change. During this our employee is talking a little friendly trash to the driver of the R8 out the window. The light changes and the Cabby floors it… we hop out on the R8 because he didn’t think we were serious, then to prove a point the R8 easily passed us. It depends on who you talk to… but in the 60 foot we had him!

 

   

Last-minute Stocking Stuffers

Need some last-minute gift ideas for the Jeep enthusiast in your life? No sweat – Kentrol has you covered!

Kentrol makes the best Jeep accessories this side of Santa’s Workshop, and we always have something for someone. Give the gift of quality this holiday season with some of these great (and affordable) stocking stuffers! All Kentrol products come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Footman Loops

Product #: 30423, 50423, 30535, 50535, 80535

Available in polished stainless steel or black powder coated finishes, our footman loops are inspected for fit, finish, and function to reliably secure your cargo. They come with all of the hardware you need for installation.

 

Hood Bumpers

Product #: 30506

Our hood bumper for your TJ and JK is polished to a mirror finish. Each set is inspected for fit, finish, and function and comes complete with all hardware needed for installation.  An occasional waxing will keep your polished finish looking brand new. 

 

Windshield Tie Down Kit

Product #: 30411, 50411, 30439, 50439, 30503, 50503

Available in polished stainless steel or black powder coat, our windshield tie down kit is a heck of a lot better than zip ties! Kits come with everything you need for installation and are perfect for the Jeep enthusiast who likes to fold down the windshield and get the wind in their hair…y’know, when it’s warm.

 

Door Strap Pins (pair)

Product #: 30549, 30569

Our door strap pin for your CJ/YJ is polished to a mirror finish. They are an excellent replacement for factory door strap pins, and are sold as a pair.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Those are great ideas! So, where can I get them?”

We just happen to know of some outstanding retailers that you can order these parts from. Contact them today and get everything you need for the holidays!

 

4Wheel Drive Hardware (Transamerican)
44488 State Rte. 14
Columbiana, OH 44408
800-269-5062

www.4wd.com

 

Summit Racing Equipment
1200 Southeast Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278
330-630-0255

www.summitracing.com

 

Quadratec
1028 Saunders Lane
West Chester, PA 19380
(800) 745-6037

www.quadratec.com

 

Morris 4X4 Center
2031 SW 2nd Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(877) 553-JEEP (5337)

www.morris4x4center.com

From all of us at Kentrol, have a very happy holiday season!