SEMA 2017 Review

Written by Joshua Howard Edited by Porsha Howard As always, SEMA did not disappoint. We’ve had the honor of being able to attend this event over the past few years and it seems to keep growing. But we’ll be honest, this is probably due to the growth of the economy during the times we’ve attended. It will be interesting to see what will happen when there isn’t much money to go around. Last time we checked, twin turbos are not a necessity. Who would have guessed? Economic health is however best saved for another time. This year, the show was […]

SEMA 2017 Countdown

Written by Joshua Howard. Edited by Nica Lu. It’s almost Autumn. While we’re excited for the extreme California heat to go away, we’re mostly looking forward to this season because SEMA is back. This year is going to be a blast. How are we so sure? Because team Overkill will be there once again. Maybe we’re giving ourselves too much credit. But play along. Give us that ego boost and maybe one day we’ll give your car a real boost. This year, SEMA is set to take place during October (from 31st through November 3rd). It will once again be […]

Overkill Media – What’s In the Works

We travel all over the West Coast to cover and participate in the best car shows, events, and meetups. It’s a huge perk for our media team, and we’d like to step it up. Our team prides ourselves in the work we do, and we’d like to share more of that with everyone. The upcoming year should be an exciting one. We plan to start on a great shop build, attend more shows, and start our online web channel. We’re open to ideas and suggestions right now, so feel free to let us know your thoughts. What are you looking […]

Overkill at Bimmerfest 2017

Written by Joshua Howard. Edited by Nica Lu. What a fantastic show! This was our first time at Bimmerfest as Team Overkill and it’s safe to say that we’ll be back in 2018. This year’s show ran from June 3rd through the 4th, and it was packed with BMW fans, cars, and products. The show was sponsored by ESS Tuning and held at Auto Club Speedway in Fotana, California. It was an amazing display of rare, clean, and modified BMW cars from all over the world. We have to admit that the Bimmer fans are true loyalist. All of the […]

San Francisco Auto Show 2017 Dates

SAN FRANCISCO AUTO SHOW ANNOUNCES 2017 DATES FOR 60TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION AT MOSCONE CENTER SHOW WILL RUN NOVEMBER 18TH- NOVEMBER 26TH INCLUDING THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 16, 2017 — Over the past 59 years the San Francisco International Auto Show, has grown to become the premier, largest and most spectacular auto exposition in northern California. Known as the hub of technology and innovation, The San Francisco International Auto Show will welcome global manufacturers back to the Moscone Center Saturday, November 18th and continue its nine-day run through Thanksgiving weekend, ending on Sunday, November 26th, 2017. The San […]

2016 San Diego International Auto Show

It’s a (R)Evolution at the San Diego International Auto Show Auto Show extends to five days, remains open on Monday, Jan. 2 For Immediate Release – San Diego, Cal., Dec. 13, 2016 –“Autonomous” is the buzzword being tossed about in nearly every major automotive center on the planet, and it, or its cousin “Connected Vehicle” is the focus of nearly every automotive event, as the automobile evolves to become even more integrated into our daily lives. And it will all be gloriously displayed at the 2017 Model Year San Diego International Auto Show (SDIAS) running from Thurs., Dec. 29 – […]

Overkill at SEMA 2016

Written by Joshua Howard (also Photographer). Edited by Nica Lu. To understand the scope of how big SEMA is, let this this little fact simmer: this year’s show drew in 70,000 domestic and international buyers. If you were having doubts about this event before, don’t. We fully support and encourage the decision to go if you’re involved in the automotive industry. It is well worth the trip to Vegas. To quote from the SEMA website “The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 3,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA […]

SEMA 2016 Countdown

Written by Nica Lu Edited by Joshua Howard Tick-tock. It’s almost time. To say that we’re excited about SEMA is an understatement. This year, the show is happening during the first week of November, and team Overkill is going to be there. It’s a huge step for our crew. What are we looking to get out of this event? Is it wrong to say that we expect a lot. Our team is looking to make some connections, learn about the best products in this industry, and get expert insights on how to make our service better. Hands-down this is one […]

Team LoveHATE – Championing A Great Cause

If you’re in the Northern California area the weekend of October 23, swing by Sierra College from 10am to 3pm. Our friends over at Team LoveHATE are hosting a charity car show for Ride to Walk. The Overkill crew will be there to support our buddies and this great cause.   To learn more about this awesome charity, visit “Ride To Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual’s needs and abilities. Ride To Walk strives […]

When Your Car Dies – Repair or Replace

When you go to a car lot, always keep in mind: The people helping you want to move inventory. This is how they pay for their livelihood. Not everyone is out to get you, but you will run into some goons. It’s another typical evening. After a long day of work, you notice that your car isn’t acting like it normally does. A putt-putt here, a gurgle there, but you continue on. Shrugging it off in the moment, and after another few miles, the car jerks to an awkward stop. It stopped working. You turn the key and nothing happens. […]