SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 45, November 12, 2009

Photo Highlights of the 2009 SEMA Show

2009 SEMA Show floor 
With more than 1,700 exhibitors and 120,000 total registrations, the 2009 SEMA Show demonstrated that the industry is ready for a busy 2010.  
Ford Award at 2009 SEMA Show 
Ford Motor Company's Ken Czubay (middle), pictured here with SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting (left) and SEMA Chairman Rick Rollins, headlined the Keynote Luncheon. Czubay explained how Ford's commitment to creating vehicles that are easy to personalize has played a key role in driving the automaker's sales.  
Jay Leno at the 2009 SEMA Show 
Jay Leno pays a visit to the GM booth to preview his signature model Camaro, a twin-turbo V6 making about 425 hp.  
NHRA Breakfast 2009 SEMA Show 
Six NHRA legends shared their memories of the historic Winternationals during the annual NHRA Breakfast. From left to right: Pro Stock pioneer Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins; three-time Top Fuel world champ Shirley Muldowney; "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, voted the number one drag racer of all time in 2001; 14-time Funny Car world champ John Force; four-time Funny Car world champ Don "The Snake" Prudhomme; and Pro Stock dominator Bob Glidden. The event was emceed by the voice of NHRA Bob Frey.  
West Coast Customs at 2009 SEMA Show 
The West Coast Customs crew again brought their series of master classes on welding, fabrication, painting, mobile electronics and more.  
Truck Trend Proving Grounds 2009 SEMA Show 
The Off-Road Proving Ground sponsored by Toyota featured the latest off-road products and technologies put to the test through rock-crawling, mudslinging and flat-out big air.
 
Motor Trend Proving Grounds 2009 SEMA Show 
Ford offered test drives of its Euro-spec versions of the forthcoming Fiesta at the Motor Trend Proving Ground Hosted by the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.  
Bondurant School at 2009 SEMA Show 
The Bob Bondurant School offered professional instructors hosting driving demonstrations on the 51,000-sq.-ft. track of the Motor Trend Proving Ground, Hosted by the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. SEMA Vice President of Communications and Events Peter MacGillivray (second from left) thanks Todd Crutcher (left), Bob Bondurant (middle), Veronica Miller and Ken Thom (right) for their participation.  
Hyundai RMR Genesis 
Hyundai celebrated the spirit of innovation with this 4.6L mid-engine V8 Genesis coupe, built by Rhys Millen Racing.
 
New Products Breakfast 2009 SEMA Show 
X PRIZE Chairman Dr. Peter Diamandis spoke about the future influence of specialty-equipment businesses at the 2009 SEMA Show New Product Awards Breakfast.  
WD-40 SEMA Cares Camaro 
WD-40 and SEMA Cares partnered on the buildup of this 2010 Camaro, to be auctioned later at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction. Its 6.2L V8 and 600-plus hp should fetch a healthy sum to benefit the Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp charities.  
Making Green Cool Zone 
TTXGP founder Azhar Hussain (right) unveiled the Mavizen TTX02, the first production electric superbike, in the Making Green Cool Zone on the opening day of the Show. With a top speed of 130 mph and a web-enabled, open-source system, Hussain says the bike is "like R&D on steroids."  
Educational Seminars at the 2009 SEMA Show 
With an unprecedented number of educational seminars centered around sales, standards and the online marketplace, the SEMA Show was not only about doing business—it was also about improving it.  
Bill Engvall at 2009 SEMA Show Banquet 
Comedian Bill Engvall entertained at Thursday night's Industry Awards Banquet.  
Exterior overview 2009 SEMA Show 
See you in Las Vegas next year, November 2–5!  
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