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    Oct 01 2014
    Were you to park a ’14 Chevy Malibu next to a ’56 Bel Air and open the hoods of each, the contrast would be remarkable. The Malibu’s short, wide engine bay is so full of plastic covers, tubes, hoses, wires, bottles and other equipment that the car’s four-cylinder engine is barely visible—if at all. The Bel Air’s Turbo-Fire V8, on the other hand, stands out in the ’56 Chevy’s spacious engine compartment, covered in bright orange paint and hooked to a canister air cleaner, a couple of radiator hoses and little else. Ask any shadetree mechanic why he prefers to work on old collector cars over today’s computer- and emissions-controlled vehicles and the answer usually comes down to: “They were so much simpler then.”
    SEMA News—October 2014

    SEMA Heritage

    Before It Was an Outlaw

    By Drew Hardin
    Photo Courtesy of the Petersen Archive

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    Oct 01 2014
    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $152,000 to 61 individuals. The awards include 44 SEMA Scholarships, which are presented to current students, and 17 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the 2014–2015 academic year to Ohio Technical College.On behalf of the industry, we offer congratulations and continued success!
    SEMA News—October 2014

    EDUCATION

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    Sep 25 2014
    According to SEMA Market Research, sales for the light-truck market reached $5.57 billion in 2013, which is an 8% increase compared to 2012.
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    Sep 25 2014
    The SEMA Show SCORE Baja 1000 Experience will include a number of attractions for off-road and desert racing fans.
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    Sep 25 2014
    Editors and reporters will have exclusive, dedicated access to nearly two-dozen exhibitors during the first-ever SEMA Show Media Preview taking place Monday, November 3, from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 pm.
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    Sep 25 2014
    The SAE 2014 Convergence Conference & Exhibition will offer an in-depth examination of the growth of electronic systems over the next 40 years.
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    Sep 25 2014
    A Florida man will serve jail time and is required to pay restitution for trafficked counterfeit goods.
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    Sep 25 2014
    The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule requiring employers to report within eight hours when a worker has been killed on the job and within 24 hours when an employee suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.
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    Sep 25 2014

    SEMA announced that its new member guide describing the process by which businesses can protect their intellectual property (IP) rights is now available online.

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    Sep 25 2014
    The finalists have been announced for two of SEMA's prestigious industry awards—the SEMA Rep Agency of the Year and the SEMA WD of the Year.