Auto Celebrities Chip Foose, Dennis Gage Sign Autographs at SEMA Show 'N Shine

(July 14, 2010)

Contact: Della Domingo


-- Public invited to Pasadena car show featuring industry icons and award-winning vehicles --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 14, 2010) – Television hosts and automotive icons Chip Foose and Dennis Gage will be signing autographs at the Second Annual SEMA Show ‘N Shine, Saturday, July 24, at the Pasadena Convention Center. Autographs will be free of charge with admission to the event, which is free for kids 12 and under, $5 for all others.

Unlike the annual trade show that the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) organizes each year in Las Vegas, the general public is invited to attend the Show ‘N Shine. Tickets to the event will be available at the event taking place 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, in Pasadena, CA. Vehicle owners also are invited to enter a vehicle into the charity car show by visiting

Chip Foose, award-winning automotive designer best known for his work on TLC’s Overhaulin’, is the event’s Grand Marshal. He will be signing autographs from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dennis Gage, host of the television program “My Classic Car”, will be signing autographs from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon.

Several members of the SEMA Hall of Fame will also be in attendance. They will be strolling the car show throughout the day, providing visitors with an opportunity to take photos and obtain autographs.

On display throughout the day will be a unique collection of more than 150 one-of-a-kind vehicles, including several restored classics dating as far back as 1940s, musclecars from the 60s, modern-day high-performance vehicles and a number of restyled cars featuring the craftsmanship of top industry designers.

“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.”

The Show ‘N Shine is a fundraising event, with proceeds benefiting two children’s charities: Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp. The car show will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual SEMA CARES Pinewood Drag Races, which is also a fundraiser benefiting the two charities. To enter a vehicle into the car show, visit or contact Mike Clark at 702/450-7662, ext. 108.

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $31.85 billion specialty automotive industry of 7,144 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909/396-0289, or visit or