Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

Manufacturers' Rep Council (MRC)

The MRC would like to recognize the SEMA/MRC members who attended the Manufacturers' Representatives Educational Research Foundation's (MRERF) Certified Professional Manufacturer Representative (CPMR) 101 at Arizona State University in January. The participants completed their first year of the CPMR training course and are headed toward CPMR Certification.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am


Source Interlink Media Publisher Ed Zinke (second from left) is presented with
the MPMC Media Person of the Year Award, flanked by MPMC Chairman Lisa Chissus (left),
MPMC Chair-Elect Bill Floyd and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting (right).

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

NEW BLOOD: Brazilian driver Enrique Bernoldi will drive for Rocketsports Racing in the Champ Car World Series this season. Also, Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing confirmed its Champ Car driver lineup of Graham Rahal and Justin Wilson.

HE’S BACK: Gil de Ferran, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2003 and retired at the end of that season, is returning to the cockpit. He will own and drive an Acura entry in the American Le Mans Series, which will debut later this season in the LMP 2 class.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

The Department of the Environment has issued a proposal to terminate the current exemption from environmental restrictions for leaded gasoline used in competition motor vehicles. If approved, the regulation would require a ban on vehicles using leaded fuel by January 1, 2009, resulting in the likely demise of all international drag racing competition in Canada.

For more information, click here.

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

A bill has been introduced in the Vermont State Senate that would implement a vehicle scrappage program and finance it with a progressive purchase and use tax and higher registration fees for some new motor vehicles based on fuel-efficiency ratings. Funds collected under the program would be used dismantle vehicles deemed by the state to be “clunkers,” regardless of their historical value or collector interest. 

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

A version of SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle registration classification for “show cars” and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was introduced and referred to the Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee for consideration.

The bill would permit show cars to be driven up to 5,000 per year and would exempt them from the state’s new enhanced vehicle-inspection program.

For more information, click here.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:00am

SEMA-model legislation has been introduced in the Utah State Legislature that would exempt certain owners or occupants of land in a municipality from ordinances or land-use regulations that prevent automobile collectors from pursuing their hobby. Junked, wrecked or inoperable vehicles, including parts cars, stored on private property would only need to be maintained out of ordinary public view.

For more information, click here.  

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