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    Apr 02 2009

    SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.

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    Apr 02 2009

    Consumers in the United Arab Emirates and the neighboring countries that make up the Gulf Coast region (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) are spending increasing amounts of their considerable discretionary income on customizing their vehicles with styling and performance products. There are currently 7.1 million cars on the road. These consumers are passionate about their cars and light trucks.

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    Apr 02 2009

    Brenda Priddy's photographers grabbed these spy shots of the forthcoming Ferrari F450 prototype wearing not an inch of disguise, she says. While some of the body pieces are missing on the black mule, a large portion of the production sheet metal is clearly visible. Boasting over 500 hp, the F450 is rumored to have a higher power output than the 520-hp F430 Scuderia.

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    Apr 02 2009

    2009 Detroit Autorama Student Career Day a Success!


    More than 3,000 students attended the Detroit Autorama Student Career Day.

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    Apr 02 2009

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) raised the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for Model Year 2011 vehicles by about 2 miles per gallon (mpg) above the 2010 standards. The NHTSA will use an attribute-based system which sets CAFE standards for individual fleets of vehicles based on size, taking into account the differences between cars and light trucks (SUVs, pickups and vans).

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    Apr 02 2009

    Members of the Manufacturers Rep Council (MRC) realize that hours can be spent simply talking about how bad the economy is. But, now is the time to do something about it. We all need to come together to share experiences, ideas and strategies to do things differently and to grow.

    Make plans now to attend MANAfest May 31–June 3, 2009 at Green Valley Ranch.

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    Apr 02 2009

    Podcasts merge the inevitable evolution of technology with our 1st Amendment rights. While it sounds high-tech, it is actually quite simple; any person who has an IPod or any MP3 playing device can download a podcast, an audio or video file made available for syndicated download on the internet.

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    Apr 02 2009

    SEMA certification is a voluntary process through which custom wheel and tire technicians may prove their abilities to themselves, their employers and their customers.

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    Apr 02 2009

    A RIDE: Ryan Hunter-Reay has landed a ride in the second Vision Racing IndyCar Series entry beginning with Sunday’s season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    BIG WINNER: Earl Pearson Jr. claimed $50,000 for winning the Colossal 100 dirt-late-model race at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

    SECOND CHANGE: A new owner’s group is bringing the USAR Pro Cup Series (formerly Hooters Pro Cup) back to life. The revived series opens its season this Saturday at Concord (North Carolina) Speedway.