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Survey—American Express Seeks SEMA Show Feedback

American Express is seeking feedback regarding the 2013 SEMA Show through an online survey.

’67 Chevy Nova Wins Gran Turismo Best-in-Show

On the evening of Wednesday, November 6, the Gran Turismo Awards put on its 11th annual award ceremony at the Haze Nightclub inside the Aria in Las Vegas. Held during the SEMA Show, the 2013 GT Awards sought to find the best cars from five different categories (Best Truck or SUV, Hot Rod, Domestic Automobile, Asian Import and European Import) by calling on experts from the automotive media and industry professionals.

Late Models Play Prominent Role at PRI Trade Show

With its sustained growth throughout the United States, late-model racing will play a prominent role at this year’s 26th annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, December 12–14, 2013.

SEMA Show Confirms Strong Specialty-Equipment Industry

The 2013 SEMA Show is history and has left no doubt that the automotive specialty-equipment industry is stronger than ever. While final attendance figures are being audited, organizers report that more than 126,000 credentials were issued prior to the event, with thousands more processed onsite. The numbers represented a 7% increase over the previous year, and the highest in SEMA Show history.

2013–2014 SEMA Scholarship Engine: 700+ HP Dart LS Next Package

The SEMA Scholarship Committee has announced that its 2013–2014 SEMA engine project will feature a 700+ hp package based on a Dart LS Next cast-iron block. The engine will be offered on eBay beginning December 12, 2013, and the proceeds will benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which aids young men and women seeking careers in the automotive industry.

Mothers Shine Award
 Presented to ’69 Ford Torino Talladega "GPT Special"

The 2013 Mothers Shine Award was presented to George Poteet of Memphis, Tennessee, for his ’69 Ford Torino Talladega "GPT Special." Aftermarket industry veteran John Naderi hosted the ceremony this year, which was held last week at the Mothers Polish SEMA Show booth.

GM Design Award Winners Announced at 2013 SEMA Show

General Motors presented the automaker's Chevrolet Design Awards at the 2013 SEMA Show. The awards are bestowed annually and recognize specialty-equipment companies for creativity and innovation, as well as performance styling and product design.

Thousands of Reporters Share What’s New From the 2013 SEMA Show

Nearly 3,700 individuals were approved for media credentials for the 2013 SEMA Show, giving exhibiting manufacturers unprecedented coverage in television, radio and Internet publications worldwide.

Mark Your Calendars

Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, webinars and activities have been announced.

SEMA Cruise Rolls On

Once again, the annual SEMA Cruise was a crowd favorite, helping exhibitors, builders, Vegas locals and enthusiasts get one last look at the vehicles that dominated the 2013 SEMA Show. The SEMA Cruise is the only part of the Show that is open to consumers.
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