SEMA News - October 2009
SEMA SoCal Car Show Draws Muscle, Customs, Rods and Foose
Drawing 155 cars and 1,500 spectators, the inaugural SEMA Show ‘N Shine filled the Pasadena Convention Center with an eclectic mix of metal.
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.”
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.|
|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.|
|“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.
|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:
All proceeds from the SEMA Show ‘N Shine car show entry fees went to Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp charities.
|Best Interior: |
1970 Dodge Charger, Simi Valley, California
|Winners of the 2009 inaugural SEMA Show ‘N Shine awards|