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).
SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund
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.
For this year’s SEMA Show,
Ford Motor Co. and SEMA have teamed up on a unique project: 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.
The all-female build team is now finalized for the SEMA Mustang Build
Powered by Women. Starting in July at Source Interlink Media’s Southern
California headquarters, the team of technicians, enthusiasts and
industry personnel will work together to customize the ’13 Ford Mustang
GT donated by Ford Motor Co.—the title sponsor of the project.