April 10, 2010

Spec Miata Racing

Our Touchless Car Cover Spec Miata


Someone tried to take out our logo!

February 25, 2010

Touchless Car Cover Sponsors Spec Miata Race Car

Touchless Car Cover Spec Miata

February 18, 2010

Discount Opportunities for Car Clubs, Concours, Auto Dealers, Detailers, Storage Facilities

In an effort to increase the exposure and thank automobile enthusiasts for their efforts, Touchless Car Cover invites car clubs, collector car auctions, concours d’elegance organizers, car storage facilities, etc. to contact Touchless Car Cover to create a program tailored to each entities needs. We are willing to offer an extremely low price to increase the awareness of the Touchless Car Cover.

CAR CLUBS
Opportunities include special discounts for registered members of car clubs. Or perhaps, the car club can create a special offer to include a Touchless Car Cover with a new membership. A Touchless Car Cover would also make a great raffle item, contest prize or rally trophy.

COLLECTOR CAR STORAGE
Increase revenue by offering a Touchless Car Cover to customers that sign up for new storage or renew their contracts. Your facility could also rent a Touchless Car Cover as another revenue source.

COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS
Offer your buyers and/or consigners a special offer on a Touchless Car Cover. A buyer is always eager to protect their new investment. You might consider giving one to a special client that buys and/or sells with your company often.

CAR DEALERS
Set your dealership apart from others by offering what your competition can’t. Imagine offering a terrific “thank you” gift to your buyers that other dealerships can’t match. A new car buyer wants nothing more than to protect their new car in any way that they can. Offer the Touchless Car Cover as a prize in a drawing for taking a test drive.

CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
The Touchless Car Cover would make a terrific raffle prize, Best of Show award or auction item. In each case, your exhibitors and attendees would be thrilled to be able to have this revolutionary car cover design.

AUTO DETAILER
Add the Touchless Car Cover to your offerings. It will give you the opportunity to reap additional profits and set your company apart from other detailers in your area.

Whether you are the own a automobile dealership, a client of a car storage facility or the President of Porsche Club of America, we encourage you to contact us and let us tailor a program to fit the needs and wants of your membership or customers. We can assure you a program that will be a win-win for all parties.

February 11, 2010

We are pleased to announce the release of the 
Dodge Challenger Aluminum Rear Window Louver.

PN 10614: 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger Aluminum Rear Window Louver.

Add a distinctive performance look to the rear window of your ride with an Astra/Hammond louver. Astra-Hammond Rear Window Louvers will provide protection from the sun and keep you cooler on those hot summer days, plus add privacy without compromising visibility. The 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger Aluminum Rear Window Louver is ready-to-install with “no drill” stainless mounting plates which allow for a flush-fit and for the louver to be easily removed to clean the glass.

January 29, 2010

Touchless Car Cover now a member of SEMA

Touchless Car Cover Joins SEMA

In an effort to expand our business, Touchless Car Cover has joined SEMA. It is our intention to build a strong network of dealers in both the United States as well as International markets. In fact, over 60% of our Touchless Car Covers have been shipped outside of the United States. If you or someone you know might have an interest in becoming a dealer, please contact us.

January 28, 2010

We are pleased to announce the release of the 
2010 Mustang Quarter Panel Scoops.

PN 27566: 2010 Mustang Quarter Panel Scoops.

Add the look of performance to your 2010 Mustang with Astra/Hammond Quarter Panel Scoops. Manufactured from a durable black “ABS” material they have a ready-to-paint surface that can be easily painted for a custom-look, by the factory or yourself. Each Quarter Panel Scoop comes with a black grille insert to complete that performance look. Easy to install – no drilling required – with pre-applied 3M automotive-grade adhesive tape.

January 25, 2010

La Dolce Vita Automobili Event Will Not Host 2010 Monterey Car Week Event

NOTE:  Touchless Car Cover was a sponsor of the Inaugural event in 2009.
Event Team Graciously Extends Thank You to Those Who Supported the Inaugural Effort

Auburn, WA – January 25, 2010 La Dolce Vita Automobili announced today that there are no future plans to host a second event at Black Horse Golf Course in 2010. Event Co-Chair Kerry McMullen shared, “We are so grateful for the support Alfa’s ARA & Delta Sierra, Lancia Club, Maserati Club International, The Maserati Club and all other car clubs and car owners gave us in 2009. Additionally we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Cats Exotics, and Driven Exotics as our Founding Sponsors responsible for the great Lamborghini showing. We had an excellent venue at Black Horse with sprawling fairways and beautiful trees. Those who participated in the event had a wonderful time. We couldn’t have delivered an event of this nature without the support of the car owners, sponsors and vendors, spectators, volunteers and Media and we thank everyone who helped the event become a reality.”

McMullen, who is also President of Maserati Club International explains, “We started LDV to give the Italian car community a place to display their cars on grass after Concorso Italiano was relocated to an airport. We also sought out a home for our club’s Maserati Days celebration that had greater ambiance and atmosphere than tarmac and we found that in Black Horse Golf Course. By hosting the La Dolce Vita Automobili event last year, the participating car owners, sponsors and vendors made a powerful statement to the Concours car community that location and ambiance are both key to attracting classic and exotic car owners to this type of event.”

He went on to say, “While we are flattered that many of our sponsors and participants hoped for a second event and would be willing to support us, there is no longer a compelling need to hold LDV now that Concorso Italiano has re-established itself on the greens of a golf course, placing the focus back on the cars where it belongs. Maserati Club International and The Maserati Club look forward to jointly promoting our time in Monterey this year and to once again make Concorso Italiano part of those plans.”

More: La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse: http://www.montereybayconcours.com/
Maserati Club International: http://www.maseratinet.com

January 22, 2010

Major Damage Due to Storm at Russo & Steele Collector Car Auction

Damaged Russo & Steele Collector Car Auction Tent

Damaged Russo & Steele Collector Car Auction Tent



High winds and heavy rains disrupted the Russo-Steele and Barrett-Jackson auctions in Scottsdale Thursday evening, with the biggest impact on Russo-Steele when one of its outdoor tents was uprooted and swept onto the adjacent Loop 101 freeway, blocking eastbound traffic lanes for hours and forcing the temporary closure of the collector car auction.









UPDATE SAT JAN. 23/2010 -

Russo and Steele Press Release

Message from Drew @ breakfast briefing

RUSSO & STEELE AUCTION REOPENS TOMORROW @ 8 AM!

Severe winds at the rain-soaked Scottsdale site collapsed the 800-foot-long tents where the valuable collector cars were being held, wrecking some of them and exposing the rest to a driving rainstorm.

One of the huge tents tore away from its buckled support structure and flew about 100 yards onto the nearby Loop 101 freeway. Traffic was snarled for hours.

Collector-car owners were reportedly trying to get on site Thursday night to assess the damage. One expensive car was reportedly impaled by a metal beam from the tent supports. There were no reported injuries from the incident.

CLICK  News Video from Channel 3 in Scottsdale

CLICK Video of the tent collapsing

CLICK Video of cranes cleaning up collapsed tents

CLICK Interview with Drew of Russo & Steele

CLICK Drive by view of the aftermath

CLICK Video: Overhead view of damaged cars

There was no word Thursday evening whether any sort of auction would be held by Russo and Steele, though it seemed doubtful. This year’s auction, owned by Drew and Josephine Alcazar of Phoenix, would have marked the event’s 10th anniversary. The storm is expected to lessen, but rain is expected to continue through the day tomorrow and into Saturday morning. Pretty tough to auction cars that have been sitting outside exposed to this type of weather.  Our sympathies to Drew Alcazar and all the car owners whose vehicles have sustained damage.

Our sympathies go out to Drew and Josephine.

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Broken rear window and roof damage

Broken rear window and roof damage

More photos HERE Russo and Steele damage photos

SLIDE SHOW of damaged vehicles Damaged Vehicles

CLICK Drew of Russo & Steele comments on moving forward

Photo below courtesy of Charles Rollins of
href=”http://www.bench-racing.com”>Bench Racing
.  More photos courtesy of Bench Racing

Update from Russo and Steele website

UPDATE 1/22/10 4:00 PST Russo and Steele announced late Friday morning that owners would not be allowed to inspect their cars until at least Saturday morning because the Scottsdale fire marshal has not declared the auction site safe.

Drew and Josephine Alcazar, Russo and Steele owners, hoped to resume the auction Saturday, but there was still a lot of cleanup to do.

“By no stretch of the imagination are we down for the count,” Drew Alcazar said Friday as tent crews worked to clear away the damaged tents.

Public safety officials cleared out people from Russo and Steele’s two display tents late Thursday when the high winds threatened the structures, and the auction continued in the main tent, Josephine Alcazar said.

High winds lifted the north tent high off the ground about 6:15 p.m. and it crashed down on the freeway east of Scottsdale Road, she said.

Russo and Steele shut down the auction and cleared the site. The south tent then blew over, but did not go onto the roadway.

Chuck Favour, Hagerty Insurance vice president of claims, said his company has insured about 125 of the cars at Russo and Steele.

After viewing the auction site from the Loop 101, he estimated that as many as half the 600 cars on the lot were damaged with dents and scratches from tent poles and debris.

Among the cars that were stranded on the site Friday was a 1948 Tucker convertible that could draw bids of more than $1 million.

Russo and Steele Tents Before Damage

Russo and Steele Tents Before Damage

Russo & Steele Auction Tents in Scottsdale

CLICK -  Chubb Insurance commenting on damage at Russo & Steele

Update 1/23/10

Excerpt from the Russo and Steele website:

Dear Friends and valued Sellers,

As a result of the severe storm that hit Scottsdale on Thursday evening, the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction has been temporarily closed due to sustained wind damage.

I would first like to thank you for your kind patience as we work with the City of Scottsdale Officials to inspect the area and allow us to re-open. I clearly realize how difficult it has been to wait along with us to finally get on site. The safety of our clients is of utmost importance and we are working diligently to re-open and accommodate your needs.

Rest of the letter from Drew click HERE
UPDATE – 1/23/2010 – Russo and Steele Collector Car Auction opens Sunday 1/24/2010 at 8:00 AM.

January 19, 2010

Severe Weather Cancels Plans to Attend Collector Car Auctions in Scottsdale

Executives of Touchless Car Cover cancelled plans to attend the various collector car auctions in Scottsdale and Phoenix due to severe weather in Southern California. Monday’s severe weather delayed travel plans and Tuesday’s tornado in Costa Mesa sealed the decision.

The plan called for the Touchless Car Cover enclosed trailer to haul a MINI Clubman John Cooper Works to various sites around the collector car auctions. Our schedule included appearances at Barrett-Jackson, Gooding & Company, RM Auctions and Russo & Steele. However, high winds, torrential down pours and flooding prevented departure on Monday afternoon.

Weather forecasts for the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas were not much better for the rest of the week.

As a consolation for collector car owners, buyers and enthusiasts, Touchless Car Cover will offer FREE shipping on an order through January 30. Please use coupon code “SCOTTSDALE” during checkout at www.TouchlessCarCover.com

December 30, 2009

We are pleased to announce the release of the 
2010 Camaro ABS Side Window Louver.

PN 10567: 2010 Camaro Side Window Louver.

Set your car apart from the crowd with a set of C-Pillar Side Window Louvers from Astra/Hammond. These side window louvers give your car that race-ready look and a little privacy. Thermoformed from automotive-grade ABS plastic, they will install easily with pre-applied 3M automotive acrylic foam adhesive tape for a no-drill installation and can be easily painted for a custom-look by the factory or yourself.

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