Nate Shelton of B&M Automotive Group was elected chairman-elect of SEMA and will join five newly elected Board of Directors members to help lead the association in the 2011–2012 term. Shelton fills the position that was held for the past two years by Scooter Brothers of Comp Performance Group. Brothers begins serving as chairman at the association’s summer Board meeting in July. The newly elected Board volunteers include Tim Martin of K&N Engineering; Steve Wolcott of ProMedia LLC; Jim Chick of Bestop Inc.; J.R. Moore of Performance Warehouse; and Greg Adler of Transamerican Auto Parts.
SEMA News—August 2011
SEMA Announces Board of Directors Election Results
The SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races, held in conjunction with the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser and presented by eBay Motors, will return July 29, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California. The finals will take place during the cocktail reception shortly before the banquet begins.
SEMA News—July 2011
Join the Racing Fun and Support a Great Cause at SEMA’s Pinewood Drag Races
Toyota recently offered SEMA News an opportunity to drive one of its Tesla/Toyota RAV4 prototypes at the company’s Sustainable Mobility Seminar in La Jolla, California, along with several other advanced-powertrain cars that will be arriving in the next three years.
The Quarter Mile Foundation—the effort to preserve the history of drag racing—reported that interviewing continued at the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville, Florida, and at the Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum in Ocala, Florida. The Foundation gathered another 19 interviews during the mid-March weekend.
Paul “Scooter” Brothers, co-owner of the Comp Performance Group, received the “Outstanding Contribution to Racing” award presented by Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated magazine as part of the annual RPM Promoters Workshops in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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—March 2011
SEMA Sets July 8 as Collector Car Appreciation Day