Since 2009, WD-40 Co. and SEMA Cares have teamed up to raise more than $800,000 through six project builds, the most recent being a Ford F-150 that was raffled off to Virginia Jones of Walking Rock, Georgia. The enhanced ’13 Ford F-150 Lariat, a collaboration between SEMA manufacturing members and students from the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC), was designed by industry icon Chip Foose and is the first vehicle to be modified in the SEMA Garage – Industry Innovations Center in Diamond Bar, California.
SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund
There’s only one week left to purchase raffle tickets for your chance to own a one-of-a-kind, custom off-road truck designed by the legendary Chip Foose. Raffle tickets are only $50, but they can only be purchased through Wednesday, April 30.
Organizations such as SEMA put a good deal of attention on long-range, strategic planning. One truly long-range initiative at SEMA is about engaging with the younger members—and future members—of our industry. The next generation really is the future of the industry.
The 2014 SEMA Scholarship Engine build—headed by Richard Maskin, a highly credentialed engine builder and NHRA Pro Stock Championship winning crew chief—will feature a Dart LS Next cast-iron block (a new variation of the standard LS).
The SEMA Scholarship Committee has announced that its 2013–2014 SEMA engine project will feature a 700+ hp package based on a Dart LS Next cast-iron block. The engine will be offered on eBay beginning December 12, 2013, and the proceeds will benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which aids young men and women seeking careers in the automotive industry.
Excitement around the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 continues to build as students from the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) and leading SEMA manufacturers install more top-of-the-line parts and equipment on the one-of-a-kind, off-road truck.
The deadline to submit an application for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is Friday, March 29.
A Nat Danas Scholarship, to be presented annually to students pursuing
or advancing a career in the auto trim and restyling industry, has been
established as part of the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund
with an endowment of $58,000. The announcement was made by the Nat
Danas Scholarship Committee at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, held
during the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The Leo Kagan Scholarship has been established as part of the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund—a group that promotes industry leadership by
supporting the educational efforts of current and future automotive professionals.
Here’s a different spin on the project-car theme: eBay, in association
with Source Interlink Media (SIM), has partnered with four garages to
build four distinctly different vehicles. As the four are being
completed, they are being voted on by visitors to a build-specific
website (www.builtfromebay.com), where they will ultimately choose their favorite.