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  The two vehicles chosen for the People’s Choice Award and Participants’ Choice Award at the 2010 SEMA Show ‘N Shine car show will win a spot to be displayed at the 2010 SEMA Show. 

Car and truck owners may now register their vehicles for the second annual SEMA Show ‘N Shine car show, taking place Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, by visiting All entries will receive a collector's-edition T-Shirt designed by automotive designer Chip Foose, along with several other gifts and prizes.

Awards will be presented in several categories, including a People’s Choice Award and a Participants’ Choice Award. The two vehicles chosen in the aforementioned award categories will win a spot to be displayed at the 2010 SEMA Show, an exclusive industry event not open to the general public.

“Last year’s inaugural SEMA Show ‘N Shine featured an amazing collection of cars and trucks,” said Show ‘N Shine organizer Mike Spagnola of Street Scene Equipment. “We’re expecting this year’s event to be even more impressive and encourage those with show vehicles to come join us. This is definitely an event they will not want to miss.”

Legendary automotive designer Chip Foose will again serve as grand marshal of the Show ‘N Shine. The car show, held along with the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races, is a fundraising event benefiting children’s charities Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.

Vehicle owners interested in displaying their cars or trucks are encouraged to register early, as space is limited. Cost to display a vehicle is $75. All vehicle types are encouraged to apply, including classics, hot rods, musclecars, rat rods and special-interest cars and trucks.

The SEMA Show ‘N Shine takes place Saturday, July 24, 2010, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., at the Pasadena Convention Center (300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Tickets will be available at the event for $5 per adult; Children 12 and under are free of charge.

To enter a vehicle, visit or contact Mike Clark at 702/450-7662, ext. 108.

The SEMA Show ‘N Shine is part of the 2010 SEMA Leadership Days which also includes the Installation Banquet and Gala Fundraiser. The banquet serves to welcome the newest members of the SEMA Board of Directors, as well as thank past Board members for their service. The event also celebrates the most recent SEMA Hall of Fame inductees, recognized for their dedication and devotion to their businesses and the specialty-equipment industry, while raising contributions for Childhelp and Victory Junction. For more information on the Installation Banquet and Gala Fundraiser, click here.