Keystone Automotive will commemorate its 50th anniversary at the BIG Show
Keystone Automotive Operations has announced that it will commemorate its 50and anniversary with his legacy celebration when he returns to Grapevine, TX for the 2022 BIG Show presented by Weather Guard, March 25-26.
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Throughout the annual customer event, held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Keystone says it will recognize its history while paying tribute to many people who have contributed to the company’s and industry’s success in course of the last half-century.
One of the company’s founders and multiple-time NHRA drag racing champion, Joe Amato, will join this special legacy celebration, which will interact with show attendees throughout the weekend, said said Keystone. The festivities will also include a special presentation honoring Amato as well as individuals representing suppliers, manufacturer representatives, customers and company employees who have been instrumental in Keystone Automotive Operations’ 50-year history.
“This very special celebration of heritage within the BIG Show gives us the opportunity to recognize many of the important people who have contributed significantly to our success over the past 50 years,” said the President of Keystone Automotive. Operations, Bill Rogers. “We are honored to celebrate this milestone alongside many influential people who have had a tremendous impact on the entire automotive aftermarket industry.”
Visitors to the two-day show will also get a chance to see one of Amato’s NHRA championship-winning Top Fuel dragsters, which will be prominently displayed at the entrance to the Gaylord Texan Convention Hall. Keystone Automotive Operations will also host a special showcase featuring memorabilia from the Joe Amato Private Collection highlighting his prolific racing career as well as items representing the company’s history and progression over the past five decades.
“This company has a long and wonderful history and it’s quite a story to tell,” said Larry Montante, Keystone Automotive Operations vice president, Category Management. “We are thrilled to have Joe with us for the weekend and can’t wait for him to share some of the stories from those early days with everyone at the show. The BIG Show is our signature event, bringing together our customers and our suppliers in a wonderful setting to renew, foster and build many meaningful relationships in an environment unlike any other industry event. There are a large number of people who are responsible for our success, and we are delighted to this celebration as we highlight their impact over these many years.
In addition to the Legacy Celebration festivities, The BIG Show will feature exhibit exhibits, over 100 exhibit vehicles and product training, as well as extensive show-only sales and promotions within the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.
For those unable to attend BIG Show 2022, Keystone announces that it will be hosting a virtual BIG Show after the live event, April 4-8. This virtual trade show will be the online event’s third consecutive year, allowing attendees to participate in many of the same offers and promotions as the live event while engaging with presentation vendors in a safe online format. and practical.