BASF Brings Chip Foose to AASP/NJ’s NORTHEAST® 2014 Automotive Services Show

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of NJ (AASP/NJ), the state’s largest association of collision and mechanical repairers, is delighted to announce that BASF is bringing Chip Foose to the association’s flagship event, the 2014 NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show on Saturday, March 22. Foose is a hot rod shop owner, designer and fabricator and star of the reality show Overhaulin’.

Tom Smetanka, general manager of Central Paint in Trenton, NJ, says, “Chip Foose is an automotive icon. We’re honored that BASF has invited Chip to attend the show and appear in the BASF booth from 10am – 2pm on Saturday.” AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell heartily agrees. “We have been working hard to help make our 2014 NORTHEAST event our best yet, and BASF has really stepped up,” he says. “A celebrity appearance from someone like Chip Foose during NORTHEAST 2014 will be huge in elevating our show to be the can’t-miss trade event on the east coast.”

NORTHEAST 2014 will feature hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the hottest products, newest technology and most valuable industry information at the Meadowlands Exposition Center March 21, 22, 23. Online pre-registration for NORTHEAST 2014 is now open – visit to sign up for free. For more information on NORTHEAST 2014, visit, the NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show on Facebook, the NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show YouTube page ( or on Twitter @AASPNJNORTHEAST.