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Ultra-light Dragging for a Good Cause

Racers and onlookers crowd around the finish line in anticipation at the 2008 SEMA Pinewood Drag Race.

Ford, GM Open Project Proposals for Fiesta, Camaro, Pontiac G8

The Pontiac G8 is one the vehicles offered in GM's 2009 SEMA Show project-vehicle lineup.

Ford and General Motors encourage manufacturers, designers and restylers to participate in two new unique project-vehicle programs.

Early SEMA Show Sign-Ups Demonstrate Industry's Commitment to Growth

Hundreds of exhibitors have already signed up for the 2009 SEMA Show. Have you? Don't miss May 8th deadline for priority booth space selection.

SEMA Members Agree on Need for Health Care Reform

SEMA members responded to a comprehensive survey with a clear message that the nation’s health care system is broken. The survey results underscored the need to make tough, balanced decisions to help solve the problem. Issues include whether to require businesses to offer coverage and individuals to buy insurance.  

eBay Motors Signs On to Sponsor SEMA Pinewood Drag Race

Last year's inaugural SEMA Pinewood Drag Race had more than 150 entries and raised about $40,000 for children's charities Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.

SEMA Confronts Cash for Clunker Myths in Europe

Germany has developed a “Cash for Clunkers” program at a time when the initiative has been rejected in the United States. Earlier this year, SEMA launched the largest grassroots effort in its 46-year history to successfully prevent inclusion of a national Cash for Clunkers program within the economic stimulus bill.

Cash for Clunkers programs accelerate the normal retirement of vehicles through the purchase of older cars, which are then typically crushed into blocks of scrap metal. 

Industry Loses Two Leaders: Jim Deist, Gary Anderson

The specialty-equipment industry lost two innovators this past week with the passing of safety pioneer Jim Deist and SoffSeal’s Gary Anderson, a founding member of the Automotive Restoration Marketplace Organization (ARMO). Deist was 80, Anderson 64. 

Crane Cams Plans Restructure, Re-Opening

Last week SEMA eNews reported that Crane Cams had closed operations. Crane's vice president now says the company will restructure and could open within a month.

Spy Shots of the New SEMA Website

Coming soon...the new SEMA.org, an interactive experience focused on creating relevant experiences for members of the specialty-equipment industry while offering the searching and browsing tools to find what you want fast!

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