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:funny: :wtf: :gay:PRESS RELEASE said:RealWheels Plans to FREAK OUT at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Picture this ... It's Halloween in Las
Vegas, and illusionist Criss Angel, star of the A&E television series
"Mindfreak," is ready to unveil a mysterious magic-themed custom vehicle.
It's dark, extremely loud, unusual, completely customized, and a little
On October 31st, 2006, the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market
Association) trade show will again welcome over 100,000 aftermarket
automotive industry professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center for
its annual conference. This event attracts the A-list of the auto industry
and custom car builders, and is considered the Super Bowl of the
Northern Illinois-based RealWheels Accessories, along with the efforts
of over 20 sponsors, has been working all summer on the "Mindfreak H2" with
the help of award-winning illusionist Criss Angel. "Every year people ask
us how we will possibly top our previous show vehicles," says RealWheels
vice president Jhan R. Dolphin. "I've always been a big fan of magic, and
this year's SEMA show opening on Halloween presented us with the perfect
opportunity to create something very unusual. When I shared our idea with
Criss, he was thrilled to be part of the project."
Halloween 2006 is a big day in the magic community, as it marks the
80th anniversary of Harry Houdini's death, undoubtedly the world's most
famous magician. The unusual custom Hummer project was built in the spirit
of Criss Angel's A&E series "Mindfreak." "The more you look at this
vehicle, the more interesting and unusual things you'll find," adds
Dolphin. "Even original artifacts from Houdini's era have been discreetly
added into design features of the Mindfreak Hummer from the famous Magic
Castle in Hollywood, and from the Martinka Magic Shop in New York, once
owned by Houdini himself."
"Our greatest enjoyment from building a project of this scale is the
reaction from people that see it, point at it, and photograph it to share
with others," says Dolphin. "We plan to make it available at events all
over the country during the next 18-24 months."
RealWheels Accessories in Gurnee, Illinois has manufactured vehicle
enhancement products for over 25 years. Their products range from stainless
steel wheel simulators for big rig trucks and emergency vehicles, to chrome
accessories for the Dodge Viper. They produce over 300 items for the Hummer
vehicles, and recently released a line of accessories for the new Toyota FJ
Cruiser. Photos of their past projects and additional information on the
company can be found at http://www.realwheelstrim.com. For more on Criss
Angel, visit http://www.crissangel.com.