M4DNESS IN MALIBU: ONE MAN’S QUEST FOR YASTOPIA

VEHICLE SPECS & MODIFICATIONS 2016 BMW M4 Full Coverage XPEL STEALTH satin finish paint protection from Auto Armour XPEL ULTIMATE gloss paint protection on carbon roof, splitters, mirrors & headlights XPEL PRIME XR window film 20” HRE P101 wheels with custom frozen finish (10” front, 11.5” rear) Dinan DinanTRONICS Stage 3, Heat Exchanger, free flow exhaust, carbon CAI, rear suspension link kit. lightweight adjustable swaybars, Tension Strut Ball Joint Kit, and pedal cover set KW HAS springs BMW M Performance parts with YMB paint Custom shaved front side reflectors Custom painted interior & brake calipers AutoTecknic Competition DCT Paddles, Carbon Door Handle Trims. Carbon & Alcantara E-Brake Handle iND painted rear reflectors & painted key hole cover Enlaes Carbon Fiber 4-piece Full Diffuser, Carbon Fiber Side Skirts & Carbon Fiber Trunk Lip MRG titanium stud kit   MAKE 'EM SAY "PLEZ" For our second installment of the XPEL Insiders video series, we ventured back to California in search of madness. YasMadness, to be precise.   The BMW M4 piloted by Hunter Evans can be seen roaming the coastline & cayons on the daily. We sat down with Hunter to talk about growing up in Malibu, Cali living, and where his infamous Bimmer gets its name. IN SEARCH OF YASTOPIA For Hunter, the yearn for BMW ownership began in high school. While his friends daily'd E92s and 135s, he made the trek in a rather sluggish Hummer H3. Malibu is brimming with car culture of all varieties, so the thirst for something more was real from the start. Of course, good things take time. While whipping the H3, Hunter set his sights on the M4. Once he acquired it, everything else seemed to fall into place. "When you're surrounded by it as a kid, it's the norm. When that becomes the norm, it's what you work towards as an innate desire." And for many automotive enthusiasts, this mentality rings true. We pine for a sense of belonging & serenity that one can attain from driving the perfect car on the open road. "Multiple friends got BMWs as their first cars - it was the only brand that I really wanted. It's just a dream come true to have this finally." No doubt, achieving drivable utopia is a goal worth chasing. NOT SAFE FOR MALIBU If you're not familiar with the YasMadness M4. you might mistake it for a factory frozen BMW. Thanks to Auto Armour in San Diego, the Yas Marina finish got frosted with the kind of satin sheen only XPEL STEALTH PPF can provide. With Malibu as a backdrop, Hunter's BMW turns heads as quick as it turns corners. The factor carbon roof & aftermarket accents remain glossy as ever thanks to ULTIMATE clear bra as well. For an added bump of power, the M4 received everything under the sun and then some from DINAN. The car made it to SEMA for two consecutive years finding its home in the DINAN booth, and even managed to get recognized by the good people at MotorTrend for being a "top tuner car" of 2015. "I was just floored. I never imagined being on a MOTORTREND top anything list."   To finish off the look, custom painted HRE P101s fill out the M4's arches in style with performance to match. Whether it's prowling PCH or perched on a turnout overlooking the coastline, the YasMadness M4 is well equipped for California living. "This car has been life changing." Understandibly so. The M4 ranks pretty high on the list of "cars we'd like to have in our dream garage," and after experiencing the madness of Yas first hand, we're definitely hungry for more. Follow the Madness Spending time in the 'Bu with Hunter and YasMadness was an experience we won't soon forget. In a world of keyboard warriors and fervent purists, his friendly, approachable nature & enthusiasm for BMW ownership was incredibly refreshing. If you haven't yet, pop over to the Yastagram for an inside look at one of the Internet's favorite M4s. ___________________________________ Special thanks to Evan & the team at Auto Armour for a fantastic STEALTH install on Hunter's M4. Interested in how your car would look protected with XPEL STEALTH? Check out our product image gallery & envision your own satin transformation.

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Monterey Car Week 2017: Legends, Werks, Motorsports Reunion & More

Monterey Car Week 2017: XPEL On Location We've been attending Car Week since 2013, and without a doubt, it's one of the most anticipated events of the year. The events, the locale, the vehicles - for one week out of the year, it's a proverbial automotive heaven on earth. As expected, Monterey Car Week 2017 was everything we dreamed of, and more. While Monterey Car Week is quite literally a week long chain of events, the real excitement always happens closer to the weekend. For Team XPEL, we planned to be in 3 different places at once on Friday. Between Legends of the Autobahn, Werks Reunion, and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, our Car Week weekend started off with a bang. Legends of the Autobahn For the German car enthusiast, there is no better Car Week event to attend than Legends of the Autobahn. Co-hosted by BMW Club, Mercedes Club, and the Audi Club, Legends is an epicenter of Deutsche delights. Michelin, the show's primary sponsor, had a trio of three stunning Mercedes lined up on the lawn. An AMG GT R, SLS AMG, and a modified SLR McLaren complete with full Mansory body kit. The turnout for the show was strong. The Nicklaus Club's greens filled out with show goers displaying a wide variety of the Autobahn's finest. We were in good company at the XPEL tent, with two different eras of BMW M cars on display. As luck would have it, Vorsteiner was kind enough to loan us a pristine E30 M3, complete with custom ULTIMATE paint protection. Accompanying the E30 was a brand new M4 GTS that had been completely covered in STEALTH by Appearance Solutions. If legendary vehicles are what you're after during Monterey Car Week, Legends of the Autobahn is a great place to start. Nearly every generation of the most sought after makes & models were in attendance. One show participant even brought out an entire array of Dakkar Yellow M cars. Across the lawns, we spied lemon yellow 190 EVO conversion. An all white 560 SEC AMG also attracted a lot of attention from attendees. While the origins of the car remains unclear to us, it was cool to see in original "catalog spec." There were plenty of modified vehicles attending Legends too. A handful of modern M cars and an i8 with a wild body kit & wheels among many other Audis & Mercs were on location. All in all, Legends of the Autobahn had a great smattering of old and new. No doubt, there's something for everyone's taste or performance preference. If you're attending Monterey Car Week in the future, don't miss it. Werks Reunion For those who missed out on Porsche Parade, there's always Werks Reunion. The show has been a roaring success for 4 years running, showcasing a little bit of everything that Porsche has to offer. If you're a fan of P-cars, there's no better place to be at Car Week than Werks. The show unfolded at Corral de Tierra Country Club with a bigger turnout than ever before. Modified 356s, backdate delights and modern supercars covered the grounds of Werks. Among them, we spotted a paint-to-sample Riviera Blue GT3 RS. Close by, the PCS Motorsports PPIHC Stage 4 991TTS sat unassumingly under a tree. While the air-cooled section seemed partial to the RS backdate craze, there was no shortage of restomods, weekend track warriors, or modern monster 911s. There was no shortage of wide hips at Werks either, and we're not talkin' RWB. This Jägermeister 934 was a definite favorite. It even managed to take home an award from Porsche Cars North America. Even the infamous Carrera GT found a home at the show. For being over 10 years old, the CGT is still as good looking as ever. No matter what type of Porsche person you are, you'll find something you like at Werks Reunion. For that reason alone, we can't wait to be back. Exotics on Cannery Row As Friday started to come to a close, downtown Monterey descended into madness. The good kind of madness. The loud kind. As crowds around Cannery Row began to grow to epic proportions, we made our way back from the day's events. Exotics on Cannery Row had reached critical mass. The street packed out with vehicles & spectators alike. If you're not familiar with EOCR, it's one of Monterey Car Week's most popular new events. The show is completely free to attend & it houses some of the wildest rides of Car week. Beyond the Concept Lawn or The Quail, you wont find anything else like it. As We made our way down Cannery Row towards the main display, a full STEALTH wrapped Lamborghini Reventon was drawing a crowd. Pushing through the masses, we also caught a look at the Cephus Centenario. One of the few Bugatti Chirons stateside was also in attendance. A few cars over, the one & only Riviera Blue GT had made it into the Michelin display. Not one, not two, but three Ferrari F50s were on location at the end of the row too. The sheer variety of vehicles present at Exotics on Cannery Row is part of what makes it such a blast to attend. If you've got limited time to spend at Car Week and you want to make the most of it, EOCR is a must. With the show coming to a close, we made our way out of the crowds to watch a few cars roll out from a distance. Our first day of Monterey Car Week was wrapping up, and we still had lots to experience. Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Saturday rolled around & it was time for all hands on deck at Laguna Seca. Our biggest display of Monterey Car Week was out at the track for the Motorsports Reunion. Walking onto the grounds from the back sponsor lot, we were immediately greeted by an array of Singer 911s. if you're not familiar, these magnificent machines are far from being a simple, idealized resto-Porsche. Singer Vehicle Design has gone well above and beyond the average 911 updates. They have carbon fiber body components, fully integrated roll cages, bespoke interiors and much, much more. No detail on a Singer 911 gets overlooked. Personal tastes aside, these cars have some of the most stunning cockpits around. As the Singer mantra goes - everything is important. Coupled with the selection of Singer 911s sat a uniquely spec'd GT3 RS & 911 R with orange accents. Only a few feet away tucked back under the awnings, the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE. We were lucky to have a pretty awesome Italian stallion gracing the XPEL booth as well. 599 GTO spec'd in all black with yellow accents & a contrasting center stripe. Sporting full body ULTIMATE paint protection plus plenty of carbon fiber, the GTO was a perfect conversation piece for the show. For those who stopped by to learn more about XPEL Automotive Survival Products, we had a contest for a chance to win a roll of TRACWRAP. Directly behind our booth, Griot's Garage had a couple p-cars on display including one with ULTIMATE protection. Once the crowds lulled a bit, it was time to venture out into the pits. Even with three days to spend at the Motorsports Reunion, getting eyes on everything is tough. Row after row, tent after tent - the cars seem to be never ending. Automotive legends new & old were on location. BMW CSLs, a Renault Alpine, a race-prepped 300SL Gullwing, the Gozzy Kremer Porsche 935. The list goes on. Among the classics, a slew of modern engineering was also present. Notably, a new Ford GT, McLaren P1, and Jaguar's Formula E i-Type. After a tour of the pits, a hike to the top of the corkscrew was in order. Even at the summit of Laguna, it was still easy to spot the bright yellow XPEL tent amongst the others. Upon catching a few laps from the top, we ventured back down to see how close to the action we could get through the fence. The real highlight of the Rolex Reunion is seeing so many monsters of motorsport in motion, after all. Car spotting around Monterey is a great way to spend the day, but if rolling history is what you're after, put Laguna on your list for Car Week 2018. Infiltrating the Quail Lodge If you're not familiar with The Quail, it's one of Monterey Car Week's most prestigious displays. Held on the 18th hole of the Quail Lodge, the event features a staggering collection of old & new. Admission is upwards of $600 a head, and while the all-you-can-eat caviar bar is a big draw, the price tag is hard to swallow. As the saying goes - walk with confidence. After a polite exchange with event security and a brisk walk up to the greens, we were on the lawns of The Quail during setup. As cars were being unloaded and uncovered, we spread out to see as much as we could. The first thing that caught our eyes was the array of Koenigseggs we had seen previously at EOCR & Laguna. Audi was still setting up, but they had already pulled the covers off the R8 LMS GT3, as well as the original Sport Quattro S1 "Pikes Peak." Not too far from Audi, we caught our first look at the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Spec'd in a deep metallic green with contrasting bronze wheels, the Performante was drool worthy. Near the back of The Quail, we happened upon the Bugatti Chiron press car right as they began to unload it. If you're following us on Instagram, you may have heard it throw some revs for us in a short IG video. The Chiron is a serious sight to behold, especially when it's adorned with bright red interior. A stone's throw away, Bugatti had two other "classics' on display. Regardless of your automotive preferences, The Quail will rarely fail to disappoint. It might come with a hefty entry price, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better display without the crowds. As we headed back to the rental, an extremely rare Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype roared to life and puttered down a cart path. The sun was setting on The Quail, and we would have been hard pressed to find a better send off than that. Pebble Beach Concept Lawn & Manufacturer Displays As Sunday rolled around, we awoke ready to brave the crowds at one of the other top free events of Monterey Car Week. When people think of Pebble Beach, they usually think of the Concours d'Elegance. While the pageantry & poise of the Concours are uniquely "CarWeekian," the hype is on the Concept Lawn. With the Concept Lawn, a systematic approach seems to be the best route to go. Enter on one end, circle the green, and try to get as close to the chainlink as possible. This year's Lawn was nothing short of wild, with a smattering of concepts, a mix of hypercars, race cars, and pre-production prototypes. Despite not having hundreds of horses on deck or an insane price tag, the new VW ID Buzz drew a lot of attention. It's slated for production in 2022, and we can't wait to see them on the road. Down the road from the Concept Lawn, Mercedes-Benz had a solid selection of their very own to admire. Unless you're at Monterey Car Week, seeing a CLK GTR in person is almost unheard of. A mere 20 road-going coupes made it into production. Beyond the CLK GTR, the famous "Red Pig" was also in attendance, along with the one & only AMG Hammer wagon. Back up the road from Mercedes, the Bentley house was a Betayaga & Supersports showcase. The new Supersports "X" convertible was a highlight, with unique two-tone paint and plenty of carbon fiber. While the latest of the CGTSS lineup isn't much of a departure from years past, it's still a grand tourer's dream. Of course, the baby blue drop top resting front & center felt distinctly "Monterey" as well. Doubling back towards the concept lawn, we stumbled upon a back way up towards Ferrari's 70th birthday bash. If you're a fan of the Italian Stallion, Ferrari's 70th anniversary showing was the stuff of dreams. So many incredible cars, and not a single velvet rope in sight. Beyond Maranello, there's no better place for prancing horse appreciation than Pebble Beach. Among the ranks, a well-known '62 Ferrari 250 GTO had posted up on its own little pad of excellence. If it looks familiar, that's because it was a part of the ‘most expensive car crash’ ever in 2012. Since then it's undergone extensive restoration to return to its former glory. Another Ferrari that caught our attention was a rare black on black F50. Look closely at the photos, and you might spot something unique about the paint's surface. It's so thin, you can actually see the carbon fiber weave of the body panels underneath! With the Ferrari party behind us, we made our way back to the Uber pickup zone with camera cards full and heads buzzing from automotive euphoria. Before hitting the road, we popped over to see the Lucid Air EV. The prototype boasts around 1000hp, and hit a brain-melting 235mph in testing. Making our way up the hill from Pebble Beach, we heard a low rumble sneaking up behind us. It was none other than the blu cepheus Lamborghini Centenario from EOCR. Vorsteiner BMW E30 M3 As our Monterey Car Week extravaganza started to come to a close, it was time to return our special guests. First up, the Vorsteiner BMW E30 M3. Without a doubt, the E30 is a crowd pleaser. Even with only a few fleeting moments of seat time, it was easy to fall in love. It exudes balance & performance coupled with timeless good looks. With only a few minor modifications, the Vorsteiner E30 ticks all the right boxes. Big thanks to our friends at Vorsteiner for allowing us to display it at the booth during Legends of the Autobahn. The E30 put the "M" in Monterey Car Week, and for that, we're grateful. ULTIMATE 599 GTO on 17 Mile Drive For our final Monterey outing of Car Week 2017, we went in search of the ULTIMATE roller with the 599 GTO. After a quick loop through downtown, we made our way towards the famous 17 Mile Drive as the sun began set in front of us. The view was glorious. Bathed in the kind of warm glow only a California coast can produce, the 599 looked stellar. Much like the Vorsteiner E30, we were very lucky to have the GTO with us at the track again this year. One can only imagine the nightmare of maintaining a black 599, but thanks to ULTIMATE clear bra, it'll look just as good when Car Week 2018 rolls around. Bugatti Chiron "Hell Bee" in the Wild Last but most certainly not least, the car that needs no introduction: the Chiron "Hell Bee." As luck would have it, our excursion down 17 Mile Drive lead us right into the loading zone for Pebble Beach. Just as we were about to turn around & head home, we saw a flash of yellow off to the left. The one & only Hell Bee was getting tucked in for the night. We missed out on seeing it during the days prior due to the viewing party being private, but now, the car gods had smiled upon us. Almost as soon as we pulled over, car spotters and vloggers came out of the woodwork to get a look at the Chiron. If you've received our most recent e-mail blast, chances are you know where it'll be making an appearance next. Closing Thoughts Monterey Car Week 2017 was quite possibly the greatest car week thus far. 2018 will be here in no time, and we can't wait to do it all over again. Check out the mega gallery below for a few shots that didn't make the cut, and sound off in the comments by letting us know what you want to see more of! Monterey Car Week 2017 Mega Gallery

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Melbourne Madness: BMW F30 335i Wrapped in XPEL STEALTH Paint Protection

VEHICLE SPECS & MODIFICATIONS 2012 F30 BMW 335i - Melbourne Red Metallic Full Car Wrap in XPEL STEALTH Satin Finish Paint Protection Film Vossen VFS-6 Gloss Graphite - 20 x 9 front, 20 x 10 rear NITTO NT555 G2 rubber Thule AeroBlade Roof Bars & ProRide Bike Rack Euro Stripe kit utilizing XPEL ULTIMATE COLOUR in Gloss Black Burger Tuning JB4 Tuner Injen Cold Air Intake Wagner Tuning Downpipe VRSF Chargepipe   BEFORE THE MADNESS: A MELBOURNE RED 335i The BMW 335i is a great platform for performance with plenty of room for personalization. Michael's F30 started out its life as a normal german sports saloon with low miles on the clock & still under warranty. Of course, it's only a matter of time before the madness takes hold of any car enthusiast, and it's time for a change. Melbourne Metallic Red is a beautiful finish to begin with, but Michael wanted to mix it up. Drawing inspiration from instagram personality & friend of the brand YasMadness, #MelbourneMadness was born. GOODBYE GLOSS: INSTALLING XPEL STEALTH First things first, get stealthy. To achieve the "Frozen" look popularized by BMW's rarer M cars, the 335i needed a STEALTH wrap. Every inch of exposed Melbourne red paintwork got covered with XPEL STEALTH. Even the tail lights received a satin refresh. For an example of how XPEL STEALTH can transform any base paint color, take a look at the images above. As you can see, the diffusion of overhead light & reflections on the front fender is immediately noticeable. The film's satin finish does an incredible job of highlighting body lines & curves. Without affecting the underlying color, STEALTH can give any vehicle an updated aesthetic. Of course, the added benefits of paint protection makes it even better. For those unfamiliar with XPEL STEALTH, it's so much more than a clear satin refinishing film. For starters, it offers the same protective thickness & self healing properties as our ULTIMATE clear bra. It's also backed by a 10-year warranty against discoloration, cracking, peeling or hazing. It's a safe bet for protecting factory matte paint too; with proper installation, it's almost impossible to tell where the film starts or stops. More than a Make-Over With the STEALTH wrap complete, the Melbourne Madness F30 was ready for a few more minor tweaks. To up the power a bit, Michael made some adjustments to the output with a Burger Tuning JB4. For an extra bump, the BMW also received an Injen cold air intake, Wagner Tuning downpipe, and VRSF charge pipe. A post shared by Michael Dobbins - XPEL (@texasdobbins) on Feb 21, 2017 at 6:18pm PST The power increase isn't neck breaking, but it's more than enough to liven up a morning commute. There's more rumble, plenty of pop, and it'll even spit a flame or two under load. To keep the car planted, Melbourne Madness is sporting a set of Vossen VFS-6 Hybrid Forged wheels. Finished in Gloss Graphite & wrapped in Nitto NT555, the 20 inch Vossens fill out the F30's wheel wells beautifully. The split spoke style is a great choice for any BMW, and the dark finish really compliments the offset ULTIMATE Colour euro stripes. Even with four doors & no "M" badging, Melbourne Madness can still light 'em up with little hesitation. The NT555 G2s offer plenty of all-around performance for a summer tire. No doubt, further durability testing may be necessary if more horsepower upgrades happen. Rack 'Em Up In the event of a full trunk or a pedal-powered outing, the STEALTH F30 is also equipped with a set of Thule AeroBlade roof bars & ProRide bike rack. It's not easy to trade four wheels for two when you've got a car like Melbourne Madness, but options are good to have. The AeroBlades make it a breeze to trade out the bike rack for a roof box or cargo basket for more storage capacity. Love it or hate it, the STEALTH wrapped Melbourne Madness BMW F30 is bound to turn heads. If you spot it on the road, be sure to DM us a photo on instagram so we can share it! Interested in having XPEL STEALTH self-healing paint protection film applied to your own vehicle? Our worldwide dealer locator can connect you with an authorized installer nearby. CLICK THE BANNER BELOW TO FIND AN XPEL STEALTH INSTALLER IN YOUR AREA:   To see more STEALTH Installations, check out these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfJLXXVA-m4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-FURIk9pc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrR5eUpG_RQ

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TX2K17: A World Record Weekend at Royal Purple Raceway

If you've never had the pleasure of attending TX2K, you may not know what you're missing out on. Some have referred to it as "The Super Bowl of Street Car Racing," and we'd have to agree. It's an event that's gone from being Supra-centric, to a full on clash of automotive titans. #TeamXPEL en route to TX2K17 After a brief stop at XPEL Houston, we pressed onward to Royal Purple Raceway for the main event. David set the pace in his XPEL ULTIMATE wrapped Dodge Challenger SRT 392. Consequentially, it was the perfect opportunity for snapping rolling shots! We weren't alone on the drive in either. A few miles out from the track, we came upon a lone Chicane Grey McLaren 570s that was also making its way to TX2K17. The driver surprised us with a lightning fast flyby before putting a few car lengths on our convoy. On Location at Royal Purple Raceway With our tent all set up close to the staging lanes, we were in a prime position for event's festivities. While the yellow XPEL Tundra is eye catching on its own, we opted to draw a crowd in proper TX2K fashion: horsepower. Over the course of our stay at RPR, we had a combined excess of around 3,000+ HP on deck between two Lamborghinis. First up was a beautiful Underground Racing Superleggera. The following day, a bright orange Heffner Performance Gallardo graced the booth. Amidst Facebook Live streams, we took some time to educate attendees on the advantages of XPEL ULTIMATE & STEALTH self-healing clear bra as well as our PRIME window films. We saw a lot of familiar faces and we also made a few new friends. One attendee even told us he's hoping to expanding the XPEL Dealer Network all the way to Jamaica! As luck would have it, our neighbors from Eat Sleep Race brought out a crazy RHD Rocket Bunny S15 with a Nissan RB26 motor swap. It was quite a sight to behold and definitely attracted a lot of attention from event goers. Car Spotting Around the Grounds There was a wide variety of vehicles to see at TX2K17, from tuners to exotics & beyond. Most of all, the Nissan GT-R presence at TX2K has grown stronger with each passing year, and 2017 was no exception. For example, it's not every day that we get to see a line up of GT-R's spanning four generations! Between the rows of tents & team trailers, we spotted a Radical RXC, the same elusive grey McLaren, and even a new Ford Raptor. One of the great things about an event like TX2K is that a majority of the cars there came to race. Hard parking isn't on the event schedule. Venturing over towards the dyno zone, we spied a lone Mazda RX-7 prepping for a pull. As spectators looked on, the FD grumbled to life in an eruption of boost. One of the nice things about dyno days at TX2K is the fact that it's open to all makes & models. Anyone can test their power output whether they're running AWD or 2WD. It's hard to resist snapping a pic of anything that's XPEL yellow. A well-kept Ford GT sat unassumingly near the tail end of the staging lanes a few feet away from the action. While it seemed to be stock in nature, you can never be too sure of what's lurking below the surface at an event like TX2K. Beyond our booth, there were quite a few cars on-site protected with XPEL ULTIMATE clear bra as well. A UR8 Lamborghini Huracan, Huracan Spyder, and a Murcielago sat near the track entrance looking as good as the day they got wrapped. Even a brand new 2017 Acura NSX found its way to TX2K, shining bright in metallic pearl white. No doubt, it was a perfect candidate for paint protection! Trackside at TX2K17 Exploring the pits at the track is an experience in itself, but the real reason to attend is the racing. As Gold Tier sponsors of TX2K17, we had access to get right up in the thick of it, and it didn't disappoint. With our team polos caked in tire fragments, permeated by the smell of exhaust, we ended every day wide eyed & grinning. As a result of our proximity, we may have suffered some minor hearing loss, but it was worth it. Next time we'll make sure to bring some ear protection. From the tower walkways, we got a bird's eye view of the action. If you're not familiar with roll racing, the concept is simple: cars have to maintain a designated speed as they approach the start point.  Once they reach the flag, it's wide open throttle till the end of the pass and as a result, whoever gets there first, wins. In a sense, roll racing brings the rush of freeway pulls to a safer, more controlled environment. With multiple brackets & classes competing, there was plenty of high-horsepower entertainment to take in. As the days events progressed, the anticipation for automotive insanity continued to elevate. WITNESSING HISTORY IN THE MAKING We saw quite a few passes during our four day stay at Royal Purple Raceway. Breaking records at TX2K is by no means a rare occurrence and it's always mind blowing to see first hand. With trap speeds reaching into the 200s, a few measly seconds can feel like a century waiting for the results to come in. One of the first record breakers was none other than a twin turbo UR4 Huracan piloted by KC Howeth of Underground Racing. In the first round of roll racing, KC set a new track top speed of 217 MPH. Working his way through eliminations, Howeth wound up in the finals placing 1st in the Unlimited Class. Excitement brewed over with exhibition drag racing from AMS Performance and ETS. While multiple teams were gunning for the elusive 6 second quarter mile pass, only one emerged victorious. Despite suffering an engine fire the day prior, the AMS Alpha G GT-R brought the quickness. For a moment, time seemed to slow to a near halt. The announcer boomed over the loudspeaker, and the clocks confirmed it: Gidi Chamdi set a new world record. Cheers erupted from the crowd. The media swarmed around Gidi & the AMS team while they took in the moment. For those who missed out, check out the video clip below and watch the Alpha G's insane 6.9 second pass for yourself. Video courtesy of 1320 Video WRAPPING UP & ROLLING OUT All in all, it seems safe to say that TX2K17 was one of the best ones yet. It's an epic showcase of automotive awesomeness, and exactly the type of event we love to sponsor. We're already looking forward to sharing the benefits of XPEL clear bra & window films with attendees next year. TX2K18 can't come soon enough! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF RACE RESULTS   TX2K17 GALLERY

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That’s a wrap 2016

Pardon the pun, but 2016 has been an amazing year for XPEL Protective Films and it wouldn't have been possible without the support from our loyal fans, customers, and installers. Let's take some time to look back at the events of 2016. Barrett-Jackson Northeast This was the first year of the Northeast Edition of Barrett-Jackson and it was an absolute blast. It was hosted at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. We teamed up with our local installers. Automobilia Auto Salon, who are located in West Haven, Connecticut made the trip up to the Mohegan Sun to help us out at the show. We cannot wait to go back next year Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale This year was the best year yet for us at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. We had a beautiful McLaren 12C in the booth from one of our XPEL Installers and friends at Smart Shield. The entire 12C is wrapped with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film. We are already looking forward to 2017, which is coming up quickly. What car would you like to see in the booth this year? Boxstoberfest We always look forward to Boxstoberfest in Fredericksburg every year. We love hanging out with the Porsche crowd at an airfield with beautiful german cars. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2017! Corvette Fun Fest Once a year, Corvette owners descend upon Mid America Motorworks in Effingham, Illinois for Corvette Fun Fest. Our local installer, Clear Auto Bra, comes out to do on-site installs for all the show attendees. Every year seems to get bigger, this year was no different. Corvettes at Carlisle Another great Corvette show that we attend annually, Corvettes at Carlisle. Corvette owners worldwide come to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to hang out with friends and family and talk all things corvette. We had an absolute blast this year, we had multiple XPEL installers come help out. We'd like to thank Rose Detailing, Detail Authority, AutoPro1, ACAP Films, and All-American Paint Protection. Gold Rush Rally This year participants made their way through the United States, traveling from Boston to Los Angeles with stops in Washington D.C., Charlotte, Nashville, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. Goodwood Festival of Speed One of the greatest car gatherings in the world, the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event is held annually in the southern part of the United Kingdom in Chichester. This year we had a McLaren P1 that was wrapped with XPEL ULTIMATE by our XPEL Hertfordshire location in Letchworth Garden City. Hennessey Tuner School With Hennessey Performance being a 2-hour drive from our Corporate Headquarters in San Antonio, we visited their Tuner School to show the students the benefits of having XPEL ULTIMATE and demonstrated the installation process. Each of these students spend approximately 14 weeks learning about all things automotive. Thank you, John Hennessey and Hennessey Performance. Monterey Car Week             Team XPEL always has a blast in Monterey California for Monterey Car Week. We attended many events this year, some include Legends of the Autobahn, Serata Italiana, Werks Reunion and many others. Seeing Ferrari's, Lamborghinis, Pagani's and other exotics cruising downtown Monterey is an absolute sight to see. We look forward to seeing everyone next year. Lonestar Mopar Fest Lonestar Mopar Fest is a fun local show that we have done for the past few years, this year our Texas Sales Representative was able to display his fully XPEL wrapped Dodge Challenger SRT Scatpack in the XPEL Booth. The event takes place at Hennessey Performance drag strip and the Hemi Hide, we can't wait for 2017. The SEMA Show The SEMA Show is the show to attend. Every year for XPEL has been bigger and better. This year we took 3 fully wrapped cars. From left to right: Porsche 918 Spyder, Porsche 911 R and Graham Rahal's Ferrari F12 TDF Mercedes-Benz Starfest This year's Starfest was held at The Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Starfest is a gathering of friends and family of Mercedes-Benz drivers from all over North America. We had a great time hanging out with the Mercedes crew.  TX2K16  An event we always can't wait to attend, TX2K. Drag racing, Roll Racing, Dyno Days, Night Meet and much more. The event is held at the Lonestar Motorsports Park with 1000+ Horsepower rides tearing up the drag strip. What is XPEL ULTIMATE? XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with its clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your vehicle has many benefits, for example, it will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. See our self-healing demonstration below Click below to find an XPEL Installer nearest you:

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BMW Performance Driving Center at The Thermal Club

Adonis Detail and XPEL ULTIMATE When BMW of North America announced the opening of a new permanent BMW Performance Driver Training Facility in Southern California in 2014, we were extremely excited. With the increased mileage around the course, the damage from rock chips, bugs acids and other debris were taking a toll on these powerful M cars, they needed some sort of protection. This is where our friends, Adonis Detail come in, they are wrapping each car with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing film to help keep the beautiful M Performance Cars looking brand new.   BMW takes their performance driving school seriously and since opening, nearly 130,000 students have completed the course. Today between 1,000 and 1,500 people visit the BMW Performance Center every week. With that many people they needed only the best protection for their vehicles. They contacted Adonis Detail and working together they’re protecting each vehicle with XPEL ULTIMATE. A quote from Tim Coats, owner of Adonis Detail,     For those not familiar with the BMW Performance Center, its located at The Thermal Club, a 32-acre facility with a dedicated 1.4-mile road course, 6.2 acres of paddock, a skid pad and an 8,500 square foot Performance Facility. To read more about Thermal and BMW Performance Driving Center, click here: Thermal BMW     It’s quite an amazing site to see all of these M cars protected with XPEL ULTIMATE, we are proud that the BMW Performance Driving School has partnered with Adonis Detail and XPEL.     XPEL ULTIMATE Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it’s clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Locate an Installer near you If you’re interested in having your vehicle protected with XPEL, locate an Installer nearest you, click here: XPEL Locator  Contact Information for Adonis Detail Adonis Detail Website (760) 815-5933

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That’s a wrap 2014

That's a wrap Pardon the pun, but 2014 has been an amazing year for XPEL Protective Films and it wouldn't have been possible without the support from our loyal fans, customers and installers.  Let's take some time to look back at the events of 2014. Houston Auto Show Lamborghini's Texas Running of the Bulls     North American MotorSports Expo "MSX"  California Festival of Speed NISMO Fiesta Porsche Parade BMW's Oktoberfest Monterey Car Week      Serata Italiana           Legends of the Autobahn      Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance Corvettes at Carlisle Corvette Funfest Boxstoberfest NSXPO SEMA Show San Francisco Auto Show Dubai Grand Parade  San Antonio Auto Show          

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2014 BMW M5 Clear Bra Paint Protection

I don't always drive BMW's. But when I do, I prefer the M5 TWIN-TURBO V8 BEAST protected with XPEL ULTIMATE The 2015 BMW M5 is a powerful rear wheel drive beast, boasting 560 horsepower! This car will plant you in the back of your seat, but at the same time seat 5 people (comfortably) and you can have the best of both worlds, luxury and speed. BMW beautifully pairs this powerful car with a 7 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that will get you from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed electronically limited at 155 miles per hour. Getting the kids to soccer practice just became much quicker and safer. The dual front, front-side and full-length side curtain airbags, traction control, and active head restraints will keep you and your family safe. BMW added a fantastic set of High Performance tires that measure in at approximately twelve inches wide in the rear to give you maximum grip. At 12" wide the tires are almost double the size of a standard Toyota Prius tire, which measure in at 7" wide. For you speed enthusiasts, don't worry; you can still get this 560 horsepower monster to spin the tires around the corners. With the base MSRP coming in at just over $100,000 USD the owner knew to protect his BMW M5 with only the best, XPEL ULTIMATE. The owner opted for the partial hood, fender, mirrors, front bumper, rocker panels and the luggage area kit, providing him the “high impact” area coverage he desired. This gave the owner ease of every day driving and he can live our motto, “Drive a new car every day.”   XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas   Below are examples of the patterns that were installed on this BMW M5. Partial Hood, Fender and Mirror Kit Bumper Kit Rocker Panel Kit Luggage Area Kit To view the pattern for your vehicle: Click Here

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BMW M235i XPEL Clear Bra Paint Protection

The (new) Bavarian Deuces Power-Packed Turbocharged Inline 6 Cylinder M235i protected with XPEL ULTIMATE. The 2014 2-Series coupe was designed to bring the E36 (1995-1999 M3) and E46 (2000-2006 M3) crowd back to a new generation of BMW. It has been called the modern day E46 M3 due to multiple variables, but the two that stand out are the power and dimensions. The biggest thing attracting new buyers is the power. The M235i delivers 320 horsepower through a Twin-Turbo Inline 6-cylinder M-tuned motor. The E46 M3 delivered 333 horsepower through a naturally aspirated 3.2 Liter M-tuned motor. Although the M235i has less horsepower, it shaves .7 seconds off of the 0-60 mph time, at an impressive 4.6 seconds! While they are both coupes, the M235i is 2 inches shorter, .2 inches skinnier width and 1 inch taller than the E46 Series M3. So, generally speaking the M235i is the closest thing we will get to an modern day E46 M3 BMW. This powerful M235i received the protection it deserved with XPEL ULTIMATE Full Hood, Headlights, Fenders, Mirrors, and Bumper Kit. Here     Installation Pictures   Below are examples of the patterns that were installed on this M235i BMW Hood, Fender, Mirror and Bumper Kit To view the pattern for your vehicle: Click Here XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas  

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2013 BMW 650i Protected by XPEL San Antonio.

  Drop Top BMW 6 Series Protected with XPEL Clear Bra Protect your German Sports Car with paint protection film. While the BMW 6 Series dates back to 1976, it's only in it's third generation. Production halted in 1989 and resumed again in mid 2003. This generation, dubbed the F12/F13 even comes in a fastback sedan version called the Gran Coupe. Reviews on the new 6 Series give it high praise for being  "... more driver-oriented, befitting a car with sporting aspirations--particularly a BMW." -Car and Driver. This newer iteration also sports forced induction by the way of turbocharging. Two to be exact. Adding forced induction lets you get decent fuel economy, while maintaining the performance you desire from an open top German sports car.       Below are examples of the patterns that were installed on this BMW 650 Partial Hood, Partial Fenders, Mirrors and Bumper Kit XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas        

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