Meet Car Builder Jeff Schwartz in BPI's Booth at AAPEX

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Meet Car Builder Jeff Schwartz in BPI's Booth at AAPEX

Car builder Jeff Schwartz will travel to Las Vegas with the custom-built Raybestos 1953 Chevrolet pickup. Schwartz, president of Woodstock, Ill.-based Schwartz Performance, will be on hand with the decked-out classic truck at the Brake Parts Inc (BPI) booth during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

“Jeff Schwartz and his team at Schwartz Performance did an outstanding job restoring and upgrading the Raybestos ’53 Chevy pickup and we’re excited to have Jeff join us at AAPEX to show off this classic icon and answer any questions about the build process,” says Kristin Grons, marketing manager for BPI. “Jeff has such a wide range of expertise, and because of the relationship we’ve developed over the years, the pickup turned out exactly the way that we had planned. Stop by the BPI booth at AAPEX to see it for yourself.”  

Schwartz will be at the BPI booth #3638 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Raybestos ’53 Chevrolet pickup will be on display at the BPI booth during the entire AAPEX show where it will be awarded to an auto care industry repair or parts professional.

Painted in metallic red, the fully restored and updated 1953 Chevrolet pickup features an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package using Raybestos components and Raybestos truck and medium duty specialty disc brake pads. Schwartz Performance installed its famous bolt-in G-Machine Chassis.

Over 20 industry-leading premier suppliers partnered with Raybestos and Schwartz Performance to help restore and modify the pickup while maintaining its historical integrity, including: American Autowire, American Powertrain, BeCool, BF Goodrich, Crunch, Dakota Digital, Dirty Dingo, Dynacorn International, Flaming River, Forgeline, Hushmat, Maval, Mechanix Wear, Moser, Remy, Optima Batteries, PPG, Ridetech, Rock Valley Auto Parts,, TechAFX, TMI Products and Vintage Air.

To see photos and video of the build progress from start to finish, visit


Raybestos is the flagship brand of Brake Parts Inc, a global supplier to major auto parts organizations. To learn more, visit


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