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    Jan 21 2011

    Several weeks ago, SEMA requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspend its partial waiver to permit the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for model year 2007 and newer vehicles.  

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    Jan 20 2011

    SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor outstanding persons in the industry who have enhanced the stature of, or significantly contributed to, the industry and/or association's growth.

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    Jan 05 2011

    John Stewart has joined SEMA as editorial director. In this role, he will supervise the monthly SEMA News magazine, the Show publications and SEMA eNews. His responsibilities include managing the SEMA News staff and collaborating with SEMA executive staff to promote and effectively communicate the association's news with members, while also serving as a voice for SEMA member companies.

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    Dec 06 2010

    Students preparing for careers in the automotive industry may be eligible to receive financial awards ranging from $1,000-$4,000 through the 2011 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF). The scholarship application, which is due April 1, 2011 and requires college transcripts and letters of recommendation, is now available at www.sema.org/scholarships.

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    Nov 02 2010

    The inaugural SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the Hottest Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4x4-SUV, during the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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    Nov 02 2010

    SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards at the New Products Awards Breakfast held this week at the 2010 SEMA Show. The event serves as a kickoff just prior to the official opening of the show, and it recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market. This year, there were more than 2,000 new products submitted for consideration.

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    Oct 20 2010

    See what products and accessories are available for today's hottest cars, trucks and SUVs by visiting www.sema.org/semaaward. The website includes a list of SEMA Show exhibitors that make products for the vehicle models most likely to be named the "hottest car," "hottest truck" and "hottest 4x4-SUV" at the 2010 SEMA Show.

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    Oct 13 2010

    Organizers of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and the SEMA Show report a 7 percent increase in attendee registrations compared to the same time last year. More than 84,500 registrations have been received to date, an increase of 5,800.

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    Oct 07 2010

    In just a few weeks, the SEMA Show will roll into Las Vegas and exhibitors will introduce their latest innovations including thousands of new products and customized vehicles. But this year, the trade-only event is offering auto enthusiasts an opportunity to test their auto savvy against SEMA Show exhibitors. Consumers are challenged to make their best predictions on which vehicle models will emerge as the industry's hottest vehicles by winning the inaugural SEMA Award.

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    Sep 27 2010

    SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, applauded the signing into law of the “Small Business Jobs and Credit Act” (H.R. 5297), including $12 billion in tax incentives for small businesses and creating a $30 billion resource to activate greater lending to small businesses by community banks.