Ford Motor Co. and SEMA Join Forces on Mustang Build Powered by Women

Ford Motor Co. and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) teamed up
to present the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Under the direction of the
SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) and built entirely by SBN members, the
project is designed to shine the light on women working in the automotive
aftermarket and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry.

Collision Repair Manufacturers Secure Exhibit Space at 2012 SEMA Show

After debuting at last year's SEMA Show, the Collision Repair & Refinish
section will return to provide buyers with a dedicated area on the Show floor
where they can quickly and easily meet with major refinish companies, paint
booth manufacturers, parts suppliers and manufacturers, estimating and
management software companies, manufacturers of structural repair and welding
equipment, safety equipment and other related products. The section has been
identified as one of the fastest growing areas of the show, and is on track to
surpass last years' numbers for the 2012 SEMA Show taking place Tuesday -
Friday, October 30 - November 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SAN Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 13th as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The U.S.
Senate passed Senate Resolution 452 (S. Res. 452) at the request of the SEMA
Action Network (SAN) designating July 13, 2012 as "Collector Car Appreciation
Day." The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual
event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration
and collection plays in American society.

Hundreds to Honor Leaders, Volunteers at SEMA Gala

Hundreds of leaders and professionals from the SEMA industry will gather
to honor noteworthy icons and volunteers during the 2012 SEMA Installation
Banquet & Gala Fundraiser on Friday, July 27, at the Sheraton Fairplex
Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, California. The annual event serves as
the industry's premier celebration where newly elected Board of Directors are
sworn in and SEMA Hall of Fame inductees are introduced for the first time.


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