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Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge—Watch the "Showdown at SEMA"

Watch the action unfold as students race against the clock to disassemble and rebuild a Chevy 350 engine using only hand tools during the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National Championship, Thursday, November 5, at the 2009 SEMA Show.

Direct Injection, Exhaust, Diesel Tech Among Free Product Trainings at 2009 SEMA Show

SEMA Show exhibitors are offering free product trainings for everything from safety tire breakthroughs and diesel transmission tech, to maximizing your sales on eBay. Don't miss these FREE sessions in the Las Vegas Convention Center's North Hall.

Quick Tips to Stylize Your Business Blog

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The news is good for company execs who are looking to add some style and panache to their business blogs: It's never been easier to add rich media applications, such as audio and video, to your blog and start reeling in more readers. Plus, even more robust options for your blog are continually rolling out, courtesy of the wunderkinds from the geek-o-sphere.

Want to build a Facebook-style social network around your blog with a simple plug in? Looking to custom design your blog, just the way you want it, in minutes, with absolutely no programming experience? Piece of cake.

To get you from here to there, the following roundup of the latest tools will make the ride quick, easy and ridiculously inexpensive.

Five Key Elements of a Profitable Website

Brian Offenberger, owner of the Aftermarketer Club, recently provided the five elements every website needs to increase profits and achieve maximum results. According to Offenberger, the five elements presented in the SEMA Webinar, “Basics of Website Design and Content,” are not just suggestions; they are ways to gear your website so that it’s providing you with the results that you expect.

Global Growth: Successful Companies Show the Way to International Success

SEMA Show attendees are invited to a seminar on Monday, November 2, from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., in room N258 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, to hear from two experienced SEMA members who have been selling specialty products in key overseas markets.

Crucial Moment Reached on Road to Health Care Reform

The Senate Finance Committee approved its version of a health care overhaul, joining four other House and Senate Committees that have already considered the legislation. The leadership will now merge the measures into a single House and Senate bill to be debated on the floor of each chamber during the next several weeks.

Preview Hundreds of New Products to Debut at the 2009 SEMA Show

Preview 100s of new products from 2009 SEMA Show exhibitors in the October issue of SEMA News.

Powersports Dealers and WDs Head to the SEMA Show

Excited about the 2009 SEMA Show’s new Powersports & Utilities Vehicles section, key executives, dealers and retailers from the powersports industry will be on the SEMA Show floor seeking cross-selling opportunities.

Government Lists Top 10 Cars Purchased Under Clunkers Program

The “Cash for Clunkers” program, officially known as the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS), ran from late July to late August. The program provided government vouchers of $3,500 or $4,500 to be used toward the purchase of a new vehicle for the trade-in of a used vehicle that met certain qualifications. The used vehicle was then scrapped. The program’s premise was to provide the automakers and dealers with a jumpstart in new car sales while getting so-called “gas guzzlers” off the road.
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