SEMA News - October 2009


SEMA SoCal Car Show Draws Muscle, Customs, Rods and Foose

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Drawing 155 cars and 1,500 spectators, the inaugural SEMA Show ‘N Shine filled the Pasadena Convention Center with an eclectic mix of metal. 

Enthusiasts, car buffs and collectors came together at the inaugural SEMA Show ‘N Shine car show, August 1, in Pasadena, California. The event drew more than 150 cars, ranging from musclecars and rods to trucks, European exotica and Japanese style. All proceeds from entry fees went to Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp charities.

Show ‘N Shine organizer Mike Spagnola said that he was overwhelmed by the response as well as the generosity of sponsors Giovanna Wheels, Mothers Car Polish, WD-40 and Grand Marshal Chip Foose.

“I also truly appreciated the mix of cars,” Spagnola said. “When doing a car show, you have no control over what kind of cars show up. We were able to get a very eclectic group of cars, from a ‘32 Ford with a Ferrari motor to ‘69 Camaros, Chevy lowriders, ‘55 Ford trucks, Porsche Turbos, Lamborghinis and Alfas. It was a great social event that also gave manufacturers a chance to talk with car owners and enthusiasts—a first for SEMA.”

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Grand Marshal Chip Foose was on hand to autograph and illustrate shirts, hats, posters, and share some tricks of the trade.

 
                    “I truly appreciated the mix of cars,” said Show ‘N Shine organizer and SEMA Board of Directors member Mike Spagnola. 
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The kids also stopped in to check out the Camaro giveaway at the WD-40 booth.                     Several of the kids from Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp enjoyed some time with Grand Marshal Chip Foose.
                      
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“It was a great social event that also gave manufacturers a chance to talk with car owners and enthusiasts—a first for SEMA,” Spagnola said.                       DeJuan Taylor took home both Best Engine and
Participant’s Choice Awards with his ‘55 Chevy Nomad.
                      
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L.A. weatherman Dallas Raines (middle) visited with Giovanna’s Diko Sulahian (left) and Show ‘N Shine captain Mike Spagnola.                      The event also featured vendors exhibiting their products 



 Show ’N Shine Winners: 


SEMA Cares Selection Winners

Steve Babbitt,
1955 Chevy,
Diamond Bar, California

Jerry Logan,
1968 Shelby Mustang,
Portland, Oregon

Greg Wood,
1967 VW Bus,
Lake Elsinore, California

Dennis Kordyak,
1958 Chevy,
San Bernardino, California

Fred DeFalco,
1936 Ford,
Anaheim, California

Marty Fisher,
1950 Oldsmobile, Northridge, California

 

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All proceeds from the SEMA Show ‘N Shine car show entry fees went to Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp charities.

Best Interior:
Steve Strope, 
1970 Dodge Charger, Simi Valley, California 
                                            

Best Engine:
DeJuan Taylor,
1955 Chevy Nomad, Altadena, California

People’s Choice:
Charlie Tachdjian, 1932 Ford, Pomona, California

Participant’s Choice:
DeJuan Taylor,
1955 Chevy Nomad, Altadena, California

 
   SEMA NEWS-OCTOBER 2009-EVENTSWinners of the 2009 inaugural SEMA Show ‘N Shine awards 

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