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SEMA Promotes Responsible Use of Ethanol

SEMA has called upon the U.S. Congress to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from moving forward with its program to allow the ethanol content in gasoline to increase from 10% (E10) to 15% (E15). SEMA worked with lawmakers and senior staff to help secure House approval of an EPA restriction as part of a 2011 federal government funding measure.

SEMA News—May 2011

Association Leads Industry Effort to Protect Older Cars and High-Performance Equipment

By Stuart Gosswein

SEMA Sets July 8 as Collector Car Appreciation Day

SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils announced July 8, 2011 as Collector Car Appreciation Day. The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. SEMA and its councils are now working to secure a Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.

SEMA News—April 2011

Annual Event Acknowledges Importance of Collection and Restoration of Classic Cars

By Dan Sadowski

Street Performance Council Wins SEMA PAC Council Challenge

    After an exciting competition late last year, the Street Performance Council (SPC) Select Committee earned the distinction of winning the 2010 SEMA Political Action Committee (PAC) Council Challenge. The contest ran between August and October, and the winner was the council Select Committee that was both 100% “PAC approved” and contributed the highest dollar amount.

SEMA News—February 2011

SPC Sets Example for Effective Political Action

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Congressman Steve Cohen Visits COMP Cams

Congressman Steve Cohen took a few hours out of his busy August schedule to visit with management and employees at the COMP Cams’ headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. Rep. Cohen participated in a roundtable discussion about small-business issues with COMP’s executive team and then toured the facility, including the machine shop and research and development (R&D) department.

SEMA News - October 2010

  SEMA News-October 2010-From the Hill 

From left: Brian Reese, COMP Cams vice president of product development; Ron Coleman, COMP Cams president and a former SEMA chairman of the board; Rep.

The Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Grows

More members of Congress than ever are aligning themselves with the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill established to raise awareness of the economic importance of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

SEMA News - September 2010

By Dan Sadowski

SEMA Washington Rally

As the political climate continues to evolve in advance of the 2010 elections, SEMA members arrived in Washington, D.C., for the biennual SEMA Washington Rally.

SEMA News - August 2010

By Dan Sadowski

SEMA Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 9 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513) at the request of the SEMA and the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO), designating July 9, 2010, as Collector Car Appreciation Day.

SEMA News - July 2010

Lawmakers Acknowledge Importance of Collection and Restoration of Historic and Classic Cars

  SEMA News-July 2010-From the Hill 
The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513) at the request of the SEMA and the

New Health Care Reform Law

On March 23, President Barack Obama signed the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” into law, completing a year of contentious debate and creating the largest government mandate in recent history.

SEMA News - June 2010 

Prescription for Trouble or What the Doctor Ordered?

By Dan Sadowski

United States Congressman John Campbell

United States Congressman John Campbell took time from his busy schedule in January to meet with SEMA members at an event hosted by Hillbank Motor Corporation in Irvine, California.


By Dan Sadowski

Photos Courtesy Drew Phillips

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