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How to Involve the Industry's Next Generation

Organizations such as SEMA put a good deal of attention on long-range, strategic planning. One truly long-range initiative at SEMA is about engaging with the younger members—and future members—of our industry. The next generation really is the future of the industry.

Own a 700+ hp LS Engine and Benefit the SEMA Scholarship Fund

The 2014 SEMA Scholarship Engine build—headed by Richard Maskin, a highly credentialed engine builder and NHRA Pro Stock Championship winning crew chief—will feature a Dart LS Next cast-iron block (a new variation of the standard LS).

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.

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.

Applications Due Next Week for 2013 SEMA Scholarships

The deadline to submit an application for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is Friday, March 29.

Nat Danas Scholarship Established

A Nat Danas Scholarship, to be presented annually to students pursuing or advancing a career in the auto trim and restyling industry, has been established as part of the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund with an endowment of $58,000. The announcement was made by the Nat Danas Scholarship Committee at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, held during the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Leo Kagan Scholarship Established for Female Industry Pioneers

The Leo Kagan Scholarship has been established as part of the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund—a group that promotes industry leadership by
supporting the educational efforts of current and future automotive professionals.

eBay Partners With Source Interlink to Build Four Vehicles for 2012 SEMA Show

Here’s a different spin on the project-car theme: eBay, in association with Source Interlink Media (SIM), has partnered with four garages to build four distinctly different vehicles. As the four are being completed, they are being voted on by visitors to a build-specific website (www.builtfromebay.com), where they will ultimately choose their favorite.

2012 SEMA Scholarship Fund Charity Engine Auction Set

The SEMA Scholarship Committee has announced that it will once again be auctioning an engine on eBay in conjunction with the 2012 SEMA Show to benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF).

Now Underway: SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

For this year’s SEMA Show, Ford Motor Co. and SEMA have teamed up on a unique project: the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Under the direction of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) and built entirely by SBN members, the project is designed to shine the light on women working in the automotive aftermarket and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry.
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