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SEMA Heritage: The Great California Street Rod Civil War

At the 1973 Street Rod Nationals (or so the story goes), rod builders Andy Brizio and Lil’ John Buttera got into a, shall we say, friendly discussion about which end of the Golden State produced the best street rods.

Movers & Shakers: Melanie Conran Promoted to Air Lift Marketing Manager; Goodguys Give Away Tribute ’32 Ford Tudor

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Air Lift, Goodguys, Tire Group International, Axalta and more.

SEMA Council & Network News: Hot Rod Power Tour Participants Share Their Stories

The Young Executives Network's (YEN) mission is to cultivate young talent in the automotive aftermarket through implementation of education and networking. In order to help further that mission, SEMA gave 10 YEN members a chance to attend the 20th Anniversary Hot Rod Power Tour and share their impressions.

Racing News: SCORE International Baja 500 to Premiere on CBS Sports Network, July 20

The SCORE International Baja 500 will premiere on CBS Sports Network, July 20, at 9:00 p.m. (EDT).

NHRA: Brown, Force, Enders-Stevens, Hines Win in Ohio

BROWN, FORCE, ENDERS-STEVENS, HINES WIN IN OHIO: In a side-by-side final-round duel with longtime rival Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force picked up his 140th career win last Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in Norwalk. In the championship round, Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a performance of 4.113 seconds at 317.27 mph while Capps had a run of 4.135 at 305.56 in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger. Force, the reigning Funny Car world champion, earned his first-ever win at Norwalk and second of the 2014 season.

Movers & Shakers: Royal Purple Announces Fourth Annual Show It Off at SEMA Contest; Power Automedia Announces Launch of “Revved”

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Royal Purple, Power Automedia, BOLT Lock and more.

Racing News: Tanner Foust Wins World RX of Finland

On the same weekend, FOX athletes took multiple class wins and the overall victory in Baja, were triumphant at a short-course rock race in California and swept the podium at Australia’s biggest desert race—the Finke.

NHRA: Hagan, Brown, Nobile, Arana Jr. Race to Wins in Chicago

HAGAN, BROWN, NOBILE, ARANA JR. RACE TO WINS IN CHICAGO: Matt Hagan ended an 11-race winless streak in Funny Car with a victory last Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Route 66 Raceway.

Movers & Shakers: Rockland Boulders Hosts Collector Car Appreciation Day Event at Provident Bank Park

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Motovicity, Rockland Boulders, Stacey David's "GearZ," Performance Industry Publishing and Enerpulse Technologies.
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