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Two New Members Elected to SEMA Board of Directors

Results of the 2014 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with two new members joining the group. They are Greg Adler, representing the distributor retailer category, and Tim Martin, representing the manufacturer’s category.

SEMA Data Co-op Launches New Management Tools

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has enhanced its product data management tools to make it easier and faster for auto accessory suppliers to process their files. The new tools, which were introduced last month, will reduce the time it takes to load and validate large files from days to hours.

Council and Network Elections Close Tomorrow

Elections for SEMA's council and network Select Committees are underway, and voting will remain open until Friday, June 13, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).

2014 HRIA Pinewood Builder's Challenge Participants Announced

The annual SEMA Pinewood Drag Races Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Builder's Challenge—to be held July 18, 2014, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, California—allows hot rod builders to create miniature custom cars to be raced and then auctioned to benefit SEMA Cares charities.

Off-Road Icon Mark A. Smith Passes Away

Mark A. Smith, 87, off-road icon and founder of Georgetown, California-based Jeep Jamboree USA, passed away June 8. Smith was an early pioneer of the sport of "Jeeping" in 1953, and in an effort to boost the local economy, he helped organize the first-ever Jeep trip on the Rubicon Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

SEMA Hall of Famer “Speedy” Bill Smith Passes Away

The performance automotive community lost a pioneering racer, hot rodder and entrepreneur when SEMA Hall of Famer “Speedy” Bill Smith, founder and owner of Speedway Motors, died May 30 at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska, just weeks before his 85th birthday.

SEMA Garage Holds Open House for Auto Parts Industry

For one night, the SEMA Garage – Industry Innovations Center is taking a break from the scanning and development that typically takes place in the facility to welcome the $31 billion automotive specialty-equipment industry for an Open House, Thursday, July 17, in Diamond Bar, California.

Source Interlink Media Rebrands as TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Source Interlink Media has announced a sweeping redesign of its brand portfolio and a new name—TEN: The Enthusiast Network.

Make a Difference—Volunteer for Next Week's North Carolina Pinewood Build

Nothing's more satisfying than helping a child in need, and what better way than dedicating some of your personal time to help the wonderful kids from SEMA Cares charities—Childhelp and Victory Junction. The final Pinewood build day will be held June 10, in Randleman, North Carolina, at Victory Junction, and volunteers are needed to assist the kids with building, painting and racing their cars and trucks. 

Voting Now Open for Council and Network Elections

Elections for SEMA's council and network Select Committees are underway, and voting will remain open until Friday, June 13, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).
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