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Constructing Automotive Works of Art

Builder’s Challenge Features Increasingly Complex Pinewood Hot Rods Designed for CharityTen of the nation’s best custom-car and hot-rod builders created miniature pinewood hot rods that lit up the track this past summer at the fourth-annual Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Pinewood Builder’s Challenge during SEMA’s Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, which was held July 26 at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona, California. Just before the banquet started, the hot rods raced against each other to benefit two children’s charities. The cars were autographed by the builders and displayed in HRIA booth at the 2013 SEMA Show.

SEMA News—December 2013

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By Chad Simon

Constructing Automotive Works of Art

Builder’s Challenge Features Increasingly Complex Pinewood Hot Rods Designed for Charity

 G3 Rods

G3 Rods 

Take a $50 Chance to Win an $80,000 Truck!

The WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 off-road truck that was revealed at the 2013 SEMA Show last week is now available through a raffle at $50 per ticket.

WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 Reveal

The WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 off-road truck was revealed yesterday in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 Ready for SEMA Show Debut

Excitement around the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 continues to build as students from the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) and leading SEMA manufacturers install more top-of-the-line parts and equipment on the one-of-a-kind, off-road truck.

Manufacturers and Students Customize WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose F-150 at SEMA Garage

Ten SEMA-member manufacturers and students from the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) gathered at the SEMA Garage-Industry Innovations Center in Diamond Bar, California, this week to customize the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 off-road truck, which will be raffled off at SEMA Headquarters May 30, 2014, to benefit three SEMA Cares charities.

Omix-ADA’s Off Road Success Center to Host Celebrity Autograph Sessions, Special Jeep Build and Giveaway

Omix-ADA's 20th anniversary of all things Jeep and off-road will be celebrated at the 2013 SEMA Show, November 5–8, in Las Vegas. Following its debut last year, Omix-ADA will again host its Off Road Success Center, located in the Upper South Hall Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center, using it as the headquarters for a variety of attractions.

First Look at Chip Foose and WD-40 Off-Road Truck for Charity

Foose Design and WD-40—through a partnership with the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts—will bring the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 from concept to reality.

Chip Foose and WD-40 Partner to Design New Ford Off-Road Truck for Charity

Chip Foose and WD-40 Co. are teaming up again, this time to design a custom off-road truck that will be the first vehicle built inside the new, state-of-the-art SEMA Garage. 

2013 SEMA Installation Banquet: Hundreds Celebrate the Industry, Welcome New Leaders

More than 400 members of the automotive specialty-parts industry attended the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser to honor 2013 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees George Barris, Eric Grant, Wade Kawasaki and Joe Schubeck, and raise money for the SEMA Cares charities.

It's Not Too Late to Race Your Car at Pomona—Support SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races

How would you like to race your car at Pomona for only $95? No, it won't be on historic NHRA Raceway's quarter-mile; however, it will be on SEMA Cares' Pinewood Drag Races track where your generous donation will support various charities, including two that help children.
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