SEMA Schedule

SEMA is one of my favorite times all year. If you call yourself a car guy/gal, and you’ve never been to SEMA, you must get yourself there sometime. It’s truly a once in a lifetime event. Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes!

Below is my schedule for SEMA this year. Come say hello, get an autograph and check out some of my favorite partners in the automotive industry.

TUES 11/3

Toyota Press Conferece – 9am – 12pm – Booth 24700

Odyssey Batteries Autograph Signing – 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Booth 24875

Big Time Products/Firm Grip Gloves Autograph Signing – 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Booth 10151

WED 11/4

NASCAR Q&A w/Kimmie Coon – 11am – Booth 22299

RideTech Autograph Signing – 12 – 12:45pm – Booth 22587

Big Time Products/Firm Grip Gloves Autograph Signing – 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Booth 10151

THURS 11/5

MagnaFlow Autograph Signing – 10:00am – 12:00pm – Booth 23543

4 Wheel Parts Award Ceremony – 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Booth 30059

3M Graphics Wrap2Wrap Contest and Autograph Signing – 3:00pm – 5pm – Booth 12145


Can’t wait to see you there!

Lastly, we will be updating the website very soon, so keep checking back for the new look!


SEMA 2014

Well, it’s that time of year again: SEMA 2014!  I’ll be making a few appearances at this year’s show, so if you will be attending, please come by and say hello!  Below is my schedule of events:

Tues Nov 4:

10AM – Toyota Press Conference and Autograph Signing – Booth# 24700

2PM – Odyssey Batteries Autograph Signing – Booth# 24875

3:30PM – Car Crazy TV Interview – Car Crazy Stage

Wed Nov 5:

10:30AM – RideTech Autograph Signing – Booth# 23197

12NOON – Odyssey Batteries Autograph Signing with Richard Petty – Booth# 24875

2:30PM – Kelderman Air Suspensions Autograph Signing – Booth# 35143

Thurs Nov 6:

11:30AM – MagnaFlow Exhaust Systems Autograph Signing – Booth# 23543

3PM – 3M Wrap2Wrap Contest – Booth# 12145


Can’t wait to see you there!

End of Summer and SEMA

Where does the time go?

It seems like this year has flown by! Not only are we past the summer and all of its fun, we’re almost ready for SEMA again…and bigger than that for me personally, the return of Top Gear on History, September 30th at 9pm.

I’ve been working away this year with my friends on lots of different projects, and I’m so happy to say, the 1953 Plymouth Suburban that I built with Summit Racing is officially DONE! To be honest, this might be the first car that I’ve actually completed every single thing I’ve wanted to do to it…and everything works! There are lots and lots of people to thank for this masterpiece: Nan, Alan, and everyone at Summit Racing Equipment, Kirsten at Magnaflow, Maria at Odyssey Battery, Bryan at Sherwin Williams, Brian, Chris, Brian and everyone at Brian’s Paint and Body (lots of Brian’s) who worked so hard on this thing, and of course, Randy, Steve, and Gary at the Kenwood Rod Shop in Sharpsburg,GA….and all the wonderful people that helped make this dream a reality.  You can see some pics below…

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Speaking of turning dreams into reality, I had the chance to show off my new build to the man who gave it to me; THE KING himself!  Do yourself a favor, and watch his incredible reaction right HERE!

The boys at Kenwood are some of the most talented, kindest, and most fun guys I’ve ever met. The time we got to spend with them on the Power Tour is something I’ll never forget, and I hope we get to do that again this year! Or, if I can’t make it because of work, maybe we start a tradition of our own little trip with people that love cars. If you want to read about our trip and some of the fun we had, check it out here on the On All Cylinders blog.


If you’re a car nut and going to SEMA, we’re trying to finalize a few details as we speak, but we’ll have that schedule posted as soon as we can and hopefully you can come see me at lots of the booth’s I’ll be meeting people. Big thanks to Guy Haynie at Haynie Designs for some of the super cool stuff I’ll have to sign.

If you’re around Georgia, come say hello to me at the Cruisin to the Oldies car show in Senoia, GA on September 27th. I will have my ’53 Plymouth and ’49 Chevy Step Van in front of or very close to my parent’s restaurant, Katie Lou’s Café, which is located on Main Street right next to the buggy shop. You definitely won’t miss us there! It’s a super cute town and lots of cool cars show up that day. Say hello if you’ll be there.

Don’t forget, Top Gear is back on History for the LAST 4 shows of this season. We’ve had an amazing time doing this show over the years, and I hope these aren’t our last shows we do…SO….please tell lots of people to watch! TV is a crazy world and at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how good or bad a show is, it just matters if people watch. So if Top Gear on History matters to you, just like it does to me, please tell all your friends to watch so we can keep making more of these amazing shows!

If you want to sport some Rut gear and show the world, please check out my store

See you on Twitter @RutledgeWood and Like me on Facebook here.

I promise I’ll be back and update the site more often…especially after I get to share some good news soon!


Vote for the winning build in the Toyota Dream Build Challenge

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The winner of the Toyota Dream Build Challenge will be announced by yours truly, at SEMA on Tuesday October 30th.  And these builds are INSANE!  Check them out in detail here…

Then VOTE for the one you think should win $50,000 for their charity.