Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:00am

THE ROCK: Race car driver Andy Hillenburg, who operates the Fast Track Driving School, paid $4.4 million to buy North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham at auction last week. Hillenburg hopes to bring racing back to the track in a variety of forms as soon as November 2008.

FINISHED: The International Race of Champions, which ran races for championship winning drivers in identically prepared cars from 1973–2006, has met its end through the lack of sponsorship and commitment from car manufacturers.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:00am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing to clarify the performance and test requirements of the brake hose standard, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 106. The NHTSA revised the standard in 2004 to make it consistent with the most current requirements adopted by the Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE). The changes take effect on December 20, 2007, and relate to hydraulic, vacuum, and air brake hoses, plastic air brake tubing and end fittings. For further information:

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:00am

The following information and photos are courtesy of the shooters at Brenda Priddy & Co.

We were originally told that BMW's new X6 would be a direct rival to the Mercedes CLS, but now that the concept has been introduced, we can see that it's definitely not.

 

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:00am

SEMA News is looking for information on products for four specific vehicles. Manufacturers who offer parts or systems for the 2008 Nissan Titan, 2008 Cadillac CTS, 2008 Hummer H2 SUV or 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid are encouraged to notify SEMA News. E-mail company name, product name and description, company website URL and a high-resolution photo of the product to stevec@sema.org. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 19, 2007.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:00am

With just three weeks until the 2007 SEMA Show opens, time is running out to register for the 2007 SEMA Show Internship Program. The Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for participating exhibitors to observe, influence and potentially hire new talent actively pursuing a career in the specialty-equipment industry.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:00am

A number of companies will be holding press conferences to make newsworthy announcements at the 2007 SEMA Show. Below is the official press conference schedule for the 2007 SEMA Show:

Tuesday, October 30
9:10 – 9:30 a.m.
KIA: “Kia: Stylin’ the Brand”
North Hall - Booth 11534

9:40 – 10:00 a.m.
Mothers Polishes Waxes Cleaners, Inc.: “Chip Foose Inspired, Mothers Polish 1000 H.P. Propane Injected 1970 Chevelle”
Central Hall - Booth 22461

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:00am

For the fourth straight year, "Car Crazy Central" will host SEMA TV. All of the best and most interesting people, cars and trucks will be featured in a series of live interviews during the course of the 2007 SEMA Show. Barry Meguiar, founder and CEO of Meguiar’s and "Car Crazy Central"—not to mention one of the most iconic individuals in the automotive industry—will be the official host of SEMA TV.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:00am

The world-famous crew from West Coast Customs will produce the ultimate automotive experience at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and you can be a part of it! Register online today at www.wccexperience.com to participate in the build-up program. Four new Dodge vehicles are transformed into West Coast Custom cruisers during the SEMA Show.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:00am

A message from Richard and David Parks

Wally Parks, 23 January 1913–28 September 2007, Celebration of Life Tributes

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