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    Aug 22 2012

    Recognizing the top trend-setting vehicle models, the SEMA Awards will be announced and presented to winning automakers during the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the program, SEMA exhibitors that make products for those trend-setting vehicles will identify the vehicle platforms that they believe are best for accessorizing, and best for showcasing the industry's coolest products.

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    Aug 17 2012

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a lawsuit which challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to grant a partial waiver for 15% ethanol (E15) content in gasoline for 2001 and newer model year cars and light trucks.  The court found that the groups bringing the lawsuit, which included trade associations representing manufacturers of cars, boats and power equipment, along with the petroleum and food industries, lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.

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    Aug 14 2012

    The all-female vehicle customization project known as the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women, featuring a 2013 Ford Mustang GT donated by Ford Motor Company, is on target for the unveiling of winning design "High Gear" at this year's SEMA Show on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The customized vehicle, which was built at Source Interlink Media's headquarters in El Segundo, CA, will be auctioned on eBay immediately following the reveal with proceeds slated for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket leaders and innovators.

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    Aug 13 2012

    For the fifth consecutive year, the SEMA Show will include an exclusive program designed specifically for franchise and independent automotive dealers. Taking place during the SEMA Show on Tuesday, October 30-Friday, November 2, 2012, the program focuses on critical areas of accessory integration and how they impact operations in all key dealership departments.

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    Aug 08 2012

    A limited number of spots are still available for companies to become Founding Members of the SEMA Data Co-Op. Through the program's beta phase which launched earlier this year, suppliers and receivers have the opportunity to become Founding Members of a program that will change the way product data is used and managed.

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    Aug 06 2012

    SEMA Show exhibitors that manufacture powersports products will be able to quickly, easily and affordably connect with thousands of buyers who are specifically seeking products for motorcycles, dirt bikes, UTVs, ATVs or side-by-sides. Through the Manufacturer Kiosk Program, an exhibitor with a booth in another area of the SEMA Show is eligible to host a kiosk that will be located in the Powersports & Utility Vehicle section of the show.

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    Jul 26 2012

    Dealers, jobbers, installers and other specialty-equipment industry enthusiasts attending the 2012 SEMA Show will be able to learn all about the dynamic Jeep and off-road lifestyle market through the new Off-Road Success Center, presented by OMIX-Rugged Ridge. Located in within the Trucks/SUV section in booth 30147 at the 2012 SEMA Show, the center provides those interested in learning about the off-road market with a place to exchange ideas, learn new concepts for success and network with other like-minded people.

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    Jul 25 2012

    Located alongside the New Products Showcase in the upper level of South Hall, the First-Time and Featured Exhibitors Section that debuted at last year's SEMA Show will return in 2012. With nearly 2,000 manufacturers exhibiting throughout the SEMA Show, the First-Time and Featured Exhibitors section serves as an easy and convenient location for buyers to hone in on hundreds of new and emerging manufacturers who are exhibiting at the Show for the first time.

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    Jul 18 2012

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $145,000 to 84 individuals. The awards include 69 scholarships presented to current students, and 15 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of a SEMA-member company.

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    Jul 09 2012

    The all-female build team is now finalized for the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Starting in July at Source Interlink Media's Southern California headquarters, the team of technicians, enthusiasts and industry personnel will work together to customize the 2013 Ford Mustang GT donated by Ford Motor Co., the title sponsor of the project.