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Now in its 15th year, the SEMA Show Silent Auction has raised nearly $750,000 for scholarships benefiting students pursuing a career in the automotive industry. This year, the auction and its sponsoring committee, the Young Executives Network (YEN), raise the bar by offering a 2008 Ford Flex customized by West Coast Customs (WCC).


An autographed illustration of singer Kix Brooks is among several great items available in the SEMA Show Silent Auction.


The buildup of this unique machine will even be documented in WCC owner (and 2008 SEMA Show New Product Awards Breakfast speaker) Ryan Friedlinghaus's new TV show "Street Customs" airing on The Learning Channel.

The 2008 SEMA Show Silent Auction will once again be easy to find, located on the Skybridge above the South Hall Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. You can place your bids during Show hours, Tuesday through Thursday. Bidding closes at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, and all winners must claim their items or arrange for shipping by 4:00 p.m. Friday.

CLICK HERE to read more about the SEMA Show Silent Auction and learn about some of the other great items up for bid, including the following:

    - Package for two for Auto Club 500 NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, on February 22, 2009.

    - Reserved seating for two at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"


This GH Wheels Auttoman, donated by The Sketch Farm, is one of several great items up for bid in the SEMA Show Silent Auction.

Other items include: a football autographed by NCAA champion and Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson; a LEER fiberglass tonneau cover; a set of Goodyear Classic Radials from Kelsey Tire; and much more. We even have a set of brand-new snow chains for you to bid on!

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America
One lucky individual will also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride alongside NASCAR legend Kyle Petty as part of the 15th Anniversary Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.

The winning bidder will receive one core rider position on Petty’s riding team, hotel accommodations for nine nights, fuel for one motorcycle at all scheduled pit stops, scheduled group meals, a commemorative designer leather jacket, event T-shirt and cap, company-sponsored T-shirts and transportation for your motorcycle from North Carolina to the designated headquarters of the charity ride. The package is valued at over $13,000.

The winner is responsible for getting his/her motorcycle to North Carolina for shipping (if applicable), his/her own transportation to the headquarters and return transportation from the ride’s end destination for both the individual and motorcycle.

Proceeds from the ride benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp, which Petty founded in 2004 to serve chronically ill children.

For more information on the ride, visit