It’s Tool Rally Time! Cornwell Quality Tools 2011 Rally – UnderhoodService

It’s Tool Rally Time! Cornwell Quality Tools 2011 Rally

Be sure to ask your tool and equipment distributors if they attended the recent shows. They should be bringing you the latest in tools offered. Since the TechShop team was there too, we're providing a short re-cap of the Mac, Matco and Cornwell tool shows for you.

This two-day show packed a lot of punch. The company showcased its made-in-the-U.S.A. tool boxes, including the new 46” tool box. Cornwell’s tool boxes go through a stringent quality control system at the company’s plants.

Distributor April McDougald found the trip from Tacoma, WA, to the Rally a helpful one. “The Cornwell Tools Rally is a very cool show. Having access to that many different vendors, all under one roof, being able to talk to them face-to-face, hold the tools in my hand, really get a feel for it before ordering — that’s cool!

“To me, the Rally is the place to find that ‘must have’ new tool that just hit the market. Plus, it is a great place to get the pulse of the tool industry; what’s new, what’s hot and what tools have been improved,” McDougald said.

Distributor Garret Spy said the Rally “was very informative and fun.” And, distributor Sean Fenton from Puyallup, WA, appreciates the perks of the Rally. “It brings all the dealers from all over the United States together.”

Brian Leibowitz of Coastal Boot said, “The big winners (at the Rally) were our new CB Boots — The Venom, the Grinder and Grinder Steel. They also seemed to still love the Stomp and Stomp Steel boots. Those have always been our sellers, but distributors really liked those new ones, too.” Leibowitz said that the company’s new line of mechanics belts was also a hot seller. 

See TechShop’s Facebook page for more photos from the tool shows.

You May Also Like

Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper Ultimate Vehicle Giveaway

Two lucky technicians will win a vehicle of their choice this spring.

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper are revving the engines in 2023 with the Ultimate Vehicle Giveaway promotional sweepstakes this March and April.

“Two lucky grand prize winners will get to choose an ultimate new vehicle.  Maybe a new sports car, a new pick up, or even an all-terrain vehicle. said Jim Holik, director of marketing for the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., program headquarters for Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper. “We are always ready to fuel some excitement for our technicians and this Spring it’s going to be legendary.”

SMP Expands Hybrid and EV Product Offering

Standard is prepared to meet the demand of the growing hybrid and EV population with over 4,000 parts available for 150 models.

Mitchell 1 Adds Google Campaigns to its SocialCRM

Shops can share positive reviews and testimonials directly to a Google business profile or Facebook page.

ASE, Goodguys Partner to Promote Education, Careers

They are joining forces to showcase the wide array of career paths in the world of hot rodding and automotive service.

SMP Introduces 276 New Part Numbers

Included in the release is new coverage for 77 product categories.

Other Posts

Mitchell 1 to Hold Shop Management Workshop in Orlando

Registration now open for two-day training event.

Continental Offers 12 New Blower Motor SKUs 

Applications deliver late-model coverage for 20 popular import and domestic vehicles.

Dorman Launches New Repair Solutions

Among the new releases are Dorman OE FIX repair solutions designed to help save time, money or increase reliability.

Opus IVS Announces Launch of Master Class Free Training Series

Seminars and coursework focused on advanced vehicle technologies for those wishing to advance their skills.