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Honda Announces 2015 Fit SEMA Show Project Vehicle Program

Honda is offering the ’15 Fit for project car builds culminating in a display at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Approved projects will maintain at least the original engine (no engine swaps, but other power-adding options are open), maintain the original five-door configuration and honor Honda logo usage restrictions. Themes that support some or all of the stock ’15 Fit’s strengths are encouraged, with uniqueness, style and ambition earning extra consideration.

Light-Truck, Restyler Industry Discussions Announced for Southern California

Members of the light-truck and restyling markets will gather to discuss the industry and plan for the future, Wednesday, July 16. SEMA’s Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) and Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) will each host meetings from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., with a break for a joint networking lunch between the groups.

600+ Exhibitors Choose Booth Locations for the SEMA Show

More than 600 companies specializing in high-performance products and innovations have selected their spots within the 2014 SEMA Show’s Racing & Performance section.

SEMA Board Voting Begins Next Week

The voting period for the 2014 SEMA Board of Directors will take place online between May 14–June 10, 2014, and is open to current SEMA-member companies. SEMA has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the Board of Directors 2014 election.

Former Hot Rod Publisher Ira Gabriel Named SEMA VP of Marketing

Industry veteran Ira Gabriel has joined the SEMA executive team as vice president of marketing. The former publisher of Hot Rod magazine will work from SEMA’s headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, where he will oversee strategic marketing initiatives for programs such as the SEMA Garage, SEMA Data Co-op and the world-famous SEMA Show.

Manufacturers: 2015 Ford Mustang and F-150 Measuring Session in Michigan

Register now for the ’15 Ford F-150 and Mustang Measuring Session at the Ford Conference and Event Center in Dearborn, Michigan, May 29, 2014.

Help Children in Need—Sponsor a Car at the 2014 Pinewood Drag Races

Pinewood drag races are as American as apple pie and hot rodding, where the thrill of the build is matched only by the adrenaline rush of the race. SEMA Cares has announced the 2014 Pinewood Drag Races, and it looks to be bigger and better than ever! Each year hundreds of SEMA-member companies step up to generously sponsor pinewood drag cars, with proceeds going to help children in need.

Just Announced: GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado and City Express Measuring Session

The Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon, Chevy City Express Cargo Measuring Session will be held June 18, 2014, at the Warren Technical Center in Warren, Michigan.

Ford's Jerry Green Passes Away

Jerry Green, 76, who had been battling Parkinson’s Disease for the past 10+ years, passed away Friday, May 2. Green was known as the “Godfather” of Ford Motor Co.’s involvement at SEMA, and he was fully dedicated to Ford Motor Co. and Ford Racing.

Booth Space Selection Begins May 5

Confirmation e-mails have gone out to exhibitors for the 2014 SEMA Show Priority Booth Space Drawing, which begins May 5.
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