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Industry Mourns Loss of 1987 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductee Don Smith

By SEMA News Editors

Don Smith

Donald C. Smith, a 1987 SEMA Hall of Fame inductee and former SEMA Person of the Year, has passed away. He was 90.

Smith was the CEO of High Performance Distributors in South San Francisco, where he once also operated his own dragstrip. He served on the SEMA board for 14 years and is the only person to be elected to it as a write-in candidate. He was also the national director of the Performance Warehouse Association for many years.

In addition to being named SEMA Person of the Year, Smith also received the SEMA WD of the Year, PWA Pioneer Award and the SEMA Businesswomen's Network Athena Award.

For more on the life of the SEMA Hall-of-Famer, click here.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. PDT at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's in San Mateo, California.

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