Participants never know who they might meet at the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey‘s (AASP/NJ) NORTHEAST® Automotive Service Show—and the 2022 iteration of the association’s flagship event offered the opportunity to salute some of the automotive industry’s biggest celebrities, all under one roof.
ryan evansof The customs of the count and the Historic Channel‘s “Counting Cars”, Jonathan Goolby of Goolsby Customs and mike ring of Ring Brothers spent the weekend chatting with industry pros and fans alike, while enjoying the chance to browse the offerings on the show for their own ends.
NORTHEAST Platinum Sponsor BASFat the Ring and Goolsby booth.
“I came to NORTHEAST 2022 to represent BASF, but I got a lot out of it,” said Ring, who was attending NORTHEAST for the first time. “Ringbrothers isn’t just a hot rod store; We also offer collision repair, but we’re not as exposed to new technology as what’s available at the show, so it was fun to check out some of the new tools and equipment that we might find useful. I was pleasantly surprised by everything I learned during the event.
“Some of the conversations I had with collision pros helped me realize that I was missing money in my own shop,” Ring continued. “I came to New Jersey hoping for a simple date, but my expectations were exceeded — I feel like I should have paid BASF to let me represent them!”
Goolsby agreed: “The most important thing about coming to NORTHEAST for me is interacting with all the companies that are in the collision industry. There are a lot of tools and equipment bouncing around in the hot rod world, so we can use a lot of these products at our end of the world as well. Add to that seeing the people and learning all the knowledge offered in the classes during the show, and it’s an awesome show in every way.
“I know King Elevator did really well and heard other sellers say the same,” Evans said of her impressions of the show. “More industry professionals were walking the floor, and they were all…