The 2015 PPG Syracuse Nationals

is proud to have:

Kenny Youngblood


If you’re into motor sports, you’ve probably heard his name; if you’re not, you’ve probably seen his work. Kenny Youngblood is not only the most prolific artist in the field, but also it’s most significant pioneer.

Kenny’s amazing career grew out of his own need for speed; “I’m a racer at heart” says Youngblood, who, in the mid 60’s, built and drove two “slingshot” dragsters of his own. After hand painting the graphics on a friend’s dragster, he was hired as a race car sign painter and thus began the first phase of his career.

The second phase of Kenny’s career moved him from the paint shop to the drawing board, as the demand for his artistic paint schemes increased. “Pretty soon, we were doing designs and proposal renderings for all kinds of racing vehicles and shipping them all over the country”; Kenny’s client list was a virtual “Who’s Who” of racing.


Steve Magnante


"I joined the staff of Hot Rod magazine in 1997 as Technical Editor into 2004. Also during that time, I was part of the cast of Hot Rod Magazine TV on Speed Channel. I did about 60 episodes of Hot Rod Magazine TV. I hosted two seasons of Classic Car Restoration on the DIY Channel. My greatest exposure came 10 years ago when I was asked to join the Barrett-Jackson on-air vehicle discussion team. Now I get stopped in air ports, super markets and places like the SEMA show by folks who want to talk cars. I love this since it is like having "instant friends" no matter where I go."


Shift and Steer coming to 2015 PPG Syracuse Nationals!


Hosted by four notable personalities in the automotive industry, the live show features a variety of automotive programming that focuses not only on the performance automotive industry, but also on the human experience and the passion that drives all enthusiasts. “Shift and Steer” can also be found on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube at @ShiftSteerMedia.

Shift and Steer Cast

Brad Fanshaw
Owner of bonspeed Wheels an Anaheim, California based manufacturer of premium, forged-aluminum wheels for cars and trucks. Fanshaw is also an award winning automotive designer and builder, TV Host and TV Producer.

Matt D’Andria
Co-host of the top rated automotive podcast, CarCast, with Adam Carolla and host of the YouTube series, Car Collectors, for GQ Magazine. D’Andria is also the CEO of Motorator.com, the first social-shopping destination for performance automotive enthusiasts.

Aaron Hagar
Owner of Rat Runners Garage in Lake Tahoe, California is a master of repurposing the old and making it new and innovative, his medium is the rat rod. Hagar who has an entertainment lineage is an accomplished artist, designer, painter and musician with his band Fight Club.


Jungle Pam

Jungle Pam

Jungle Pam will be a special guest at this years Gasoline Alley in the Horticulture building.

american graffiti

Candy Clark

Candy Clark starred as “Debbie Dunham” in the film “American Graffiti”.
Candy will meet fans and sign autographs all weekend.
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