November GT Quartz Certification Class!

We’re very excited to announce the newest members of the Gliptone family! They were certified at our recent GT Quartz Class and are now able to perform details using our GT Quartz Select,  & Professional Nano Ceramic Coatings, register warranties with CarFax and have their location added to our Installer Map!

They used multiple Gliptone products including our Foam Cannon, Precision Cut HD & Precision Finish.

Check out the class photos & if you’d like to join the GT Quartz Team, click here!

Rocco Caporaso, President of Gliptone, Inc. meets with Mike Curtis from Curtis Speed!

Mike Curtis, the owner of Curtis Speed, a custom wheel manufacturer stops by the Gliptone booth at the 2019 SEMA Show to say hello to his friend Rocco Caporaso!

Mike created the wheels on this custom Jaguar, designed by Chip Foose!

Check out more of our Gliptone products here!

Mike Curtis from Curtis Speed, stops by our booth to speak with his friend & Gliptone President, Rocco Caporaso!
Jaguar designed by Chip Foose & wheels created by Mike Curtis from Curtis Speed!

Gliptone at the 2019 SEMA Show!

It was another great year for Gliptone at the SEMA Show! The response our team received at the event was truly remarkable. It was a pleasure meeting old friends and having the opportunity to meet new ones.

This year, we featured live demonstrations of:

1. Metal Polish products (3 grades).
2. Paint Correction Products: Precision Cut, Precision Cut HD, Precision Finish & Extreme Buff Clear.
3. World renowned Gliptone Liquid Leather Care Products including our new, hand made all natural Leather Cleaning brush from Poland.
4. GT Quartz Nano Ceramic Coatings featuring our extensive program that supports our Certified Application Centers. Including our Certified Training and Warranty “Become A Star” online locator map, CarFax registration and much more!

Thanks again for stopping by the Gliptone booth and making SEMA 2019 the most successful ever. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Check out some of our videos from the SEMA show!

Click here for our full line of Gliptone products!

Gliptone at the Endless Summer Cruisin Car Show!

Well, it was our last car show of the season besides SEMA next month! We had a great time with all of our friends and the new people we met this past weekend at Endless Summer Cruisin’ in Ocean City, MD.

We had TWO Gliptone Bucket winners, Kevin Taylor & Steve Mele, congrats guys and enjoy your Gliptone Products!

We’ll be back for next year’s show, hope to see you all there!

Gliptone Partnership with NYC Concours Event

We were honored to be a part of the inaugural NYC Concours Event! The event took place on Saturday, October 5th at the Rooftop at Pier 17, what a gorgeous venue!  Special thank you to Maria Jannace, Founder/CEO of the NYC Concours & Maxim Creative Group who made our partnership possible!

We gave away TWO GT Quartz Total Protection Packages which included; Paint, Glass, Rims, Interior and Exterior Trim to the “Best in  Show” winner and a raffle winner!

Best in Show winner was Nat Lanza and his 1957 Mercedes 300SL!

Our Raffle winner was Bill Renda and his beautiful Cadillac!

An amazing time was truly had by all, and we’re looking forward to next years event and partnership.

A VERY Special Thank You to the Gliptone AAC’s who volunteered their time to apply these coatings for the winners!

Five Corners Auto Salon

Dave Rubinstein (516)-328-6111


Auto Reflections

Patrick Nanghton (732)-757-6807


Beach Hand Wash

Al Carebis (631)-484-2987


Evolve Graphics and Design

Albert Sotomayor (631)-542-2050



Carlos Cruz (646)-634-1733


The Detail Shop of Highland NY

Doug Calli (914) 224-2063


September GT Quartz Certification Class!

Check out our September GT Quartz Certification Class! We were fortunate enough to work on these amazing Ferrari’s! The class was taught how to apply our GT Quartz Coatings which include paint, wheels/rims, trim, glass and leather. All class member that complete this class are added to our Gliptone Installer Map and their warranty’s are registered with CarFax! If you’re interested in becoming a Certified GT Quartz Application Center/Installer, contact us today 631-285-7250!


Wildwood Show 2019!

We had a blast at this years Wildwood Show! Thanks to everyone that stopped by our Gliptone booth and picked up your favorite products!

This is a car show for all vehicles at least 25 years old; participating vehicles must be manufactured in or before 1993. Enjoy showing your vehicle on the world-famous Wildwood’s Boardwalk! Meet new friends, catch-up with old friends, show off your ride and enjoy the extraordinary view of the Atlantic Ocean all at once! Boardwalk visitors will be able to walk up and down the boards to check out and ask questions of all the hard work and dedication that you put into your car.

Something for everyone in this lucky family that won our raffle for a FREE Gliptone Ceramic spray kit. Turns out they purchased our Ceramic spray kit from us earlier in the day so we gave them the choice to select whatever products they wanted! As you can see from the smiling faces they walked away very happy! Enjoy prepping and shining your rides!

Gliptone at the 2019 NRCC Show!

We were recently at the Northeast Regional Car Wash Convention (NRCC) and had a great time meeting new people and returning friends.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The Northeast Regional Carwash Convention (NRCC), October 1-3, at the Atlantic City Convention Center boasted nearly 300 walk-ins on the first day of show hours demonstrating the need for the annual event and it’s mission, according to 2018 Chairman Doug Rieck. “Despite the fact that it’s been a wet few months, we had a great turnout with more than 1500 attendees and a record 320 exhibitors. Our seminars were standing room only and our vendors were very happy with the traffic they saw,” said Rieck. “Our attendees want to learn and grow their businesses and that is great.”

Gliptone Sponsorship at the First Annual Concours Event


From the Office of Maxim Sports Management

Contact: Maria Jannace

Tel: 917 403 8060




First-of-its-Kind Hybrid Car Show/Cultural Event 

A Portion of the Proceeds will be Donated to The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (20 August 2019) – Despite the grand automotive showcases that are Pebble Beach, and Amelia, there is a hole in the concours d’elegance universe, a need to cultivate a tribe of younger, hipper car buffs and enthusiasts who don’t feel fully served by these great classic concours. They’re out there! The New York City Concours (TNYCC) is aimed at filling this void. Showcasing 30 iconic classic cars accompanied by live music and lifestyle curations with an edgy pop culture influence, the inaugural event will be held on Saturday, 5 October 2019 on the Rooftop at Pier 17, the City’s hottest venue in the Seaport District. The waterfront venue on the East River offers unequaled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 360º views of the famed Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines.

This first-of-its-kind event is being produced by Maria JannaceSocial_Post, head of New York City-based Maxim Creative Group and Maxim Sports Management. “We have set a path to become one of the world’s premier concours events,” says Jannace. “New York may be known for its subways, yellow cabs and Ubers, but metro New York has as much of a car culture as Southern California. As a native New Yorker, I designed this event to be ‘pure New York,’ capturing the hipness, glamour and grit that is this city.”

All concours start with the cars, of course. The New York City Concours will turn a high-end car show into a celebration of the automobile’s place in society, including pop culture. Jannace has partnered with noted automobile restorer Tom Papadopoulos owner of Autosport Designs (a Long Island automotive shop world renowned for its concours-winning restorations) to help curate the event and head TNYCC selection committee. The challenge: selecting 30 cars spanning the 1950s through 1990s, seasoned with a few pre-war surprises, that are rare, seldom-seen in public and fitting to the stylish, urban setting.

“The quality of cars we are considering is simply staggering, truly the best of the best,” says Papadopoulos. “The cars we will showcase were designed to make anyone stop dead in their tracks when new, and still do today.”  Jannace adds, “we want to expand the opportunity of these rarely seen classic cars to a wider and dare we say it, younger audience in a much more approachable and relevant experience while respecting and reinvigorating the passion of the established car collectors. We want to bring the concours into the 21st century, and New York City is the perfect place to do it.”

The full list of cars will be announced on TNYCC website in mid September.

Inaugural Event Details

The New York City Concours 2019 on Saturday, 5 October from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (includes the stunning sunset over New York Harbor). This event will feature luxury lifestyle curations, fashion samplings and music by New York City band The Borough Boys playing a spectrum of popular music diverse as the city itself – from the 1950s to the present – the evening session featuring a full concert experience.

Ticketing for TNYCC is comparable with concours events, while offering added entertainment experiences. General admission is $150 with food and beverage available for purchase. The $300 VIP package includes confirmed access to an outdoor lounge and deluxe hospitality from the Rooftop “R17” restaurant. For a limited time ticket buyers can use the code TNYCC2019 for $25 off all tickets.

TNYCC 2019 is designed to excite current car enthusiasts and collectors while also attracting a new tribe of younger car buffs to this facet of the automotive world. The launch event in October will serve as the introduction to a much larger two-day annual experience planned for 2020.  TNYCC has partnered with Madison Square Boys & Girls Club as its charitable cause and will donate a portion of its proceeds to the Club.

About Maria Jannace, Founder and CEO, The New York City Concours

Maria Jannace is the founder and owner of Maxim Creative Group and Maxim Sports Management, Inc., which created and managed the Red Bull Formula 1 Driver Search, a successful program with the mission to find, fund and nurture young American talent aspiring to compete in the pinnacle of motor racing.

Previously, Jannace was also the marketing agent for F1 and IndyCar World Champion Nigel Mansell. She also served as public relations director and co-director for the Greenwich Concours d’ Elegance and before that was Chief Marketing Officer for Lime Rock Park, Connecticut’s renowned, historic racing circuit.

Jannace was destined for a career with high-performance and classic cars. As a teen, she learned to drive on the bustling streets of Manhattan in her uncle’s vintage Aston Martin DB2/4, complete with its steering wheel on the “wrong side.”

About Tom Papadopoulos, Vehicle Curator, Adviser and Head of the Selection Committee

Tom Papadopoulos is the founder and owner of Autosport Designs, a Long Island, New York based company providing expert service across vintage and modern automobile sales, maintenance, repair, restoration, custom rebuilds and specialty storage and transportation services internationally since 1989. He has also been a successful racer in open-wheel and sports car competition and won the Ferrari Challenge Championship two years in a row.

About Madison Square Boys & Girls Club

Since 1884, Madison has been saving and enhancing the lives of youth by providing youth development services for children in New York City’s most disadvantaged communities. Programs are engineered to empower each member to achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle. Every day, Madison provides thousands of children with a safe and positive environment, one where fun is encouraged and positive role models are plentiful. A founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Madison currently serves more than 5,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, at five Clubhouses throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Harlem.

About The Seaport District

The Seaport District is New York’s original commercial hub, located on the East River in Lower Manhattan with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the city skyline. An essential part of the city for over 300 years, the re-envisioned Seaport District will continue to function as a community anchor and “port of discovery” for the rapidly growing population of Lower Manhattan. The Howard Hughes Corporation® is leveraging the Seaport District’s history as the birthplace of innovation, as it transforms a district spanning several city blocks, creating approximately 450,000 square feet of dynamic culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences.

Highlights include Pier 17®, one of New York City’s newest iconic entertainment destinations, with a 1.5-acre rooftop that serves as a year-round community amenity and cultural and event space. The Rooftop at Pier 17 transforms seasonally from a Winterland experience, complete with the city’s first open-air rooftop ice skating rink, to an outdoor performance venue which was recently named “Best New Concert Venue” by Pollstar. In addition to hosting the annual Summer Concert Series, The Rooftop at Pier 17 offers an array of seasonal bar and food options, and the standalone R17 restaurant which evolves with the seasons. The Pier Village, a collection of waterfront restaurants by culinary powerhouses on the first two floors of Pier 17, welcomed its first restaurant with the opening of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s seafood restaurant followed by openings from David Chang of the Momofuku Group, Helene Hendersonof Malibu Farm, and Andrew Carmellini. Pier 17 is home to ESPN’s new live broadcast studios, which opened in April 2018.

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