Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:00am

Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:00am

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Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:00am

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Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:00am

Mitch and Karen Rhodes’ ’48 Ford Nash Coupe and Larry Johnston’s '50 Chevy Hardtop were chosen as PPG’s Dream Cars at the 10th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 13–15 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Mitch Rhodes, of Helena, Ohio, restored the rare-model Nash for his wife, enlisting Pee Wee’s Restoration of Fremont, Ohio, for the paint scheme utilizing Sunset Red over Rose Metallic and Gold Ash colors from PPG’s Vibrance collection.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:00am

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The latest news from SEMA councils and committees:

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)

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Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. appointed Fred Bentley to the new position of COO of Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. and president of the company's Global Wheel Group. As COO, Bentley will be responsible for all of the company's manufacturing and business unit operations. Bentley joined the company in 2001 and most recently served as COO and president of the company's Global Wheel Group. Bentley will continue to report to Curtis J. Clawson, president, CEO and chairman of the board.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:00am

NEWS NUGGETS

NHRA POWERADE SERIES TELECONFERENCE TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1 P.M. EST/10 A.M. PST: The NHRA POWERade Series will be hosting the first in a series of teleconferences between now and the end of this inaugural Countdown to the Championship season on Tuesday, July 31, at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. The drivers on the call will be able to provide a variety of perspectives, from what it’s like to have clinched early to what it’s like to be sitting on the bubble.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:00am

THE MERGER: It is clearly the time of the merger in NASCAR racing. After last week’s reported merger between Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Ginn Racing, Robert Yates Racing joined forces with Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing, bringing together one of auto racing’s best stock-car teams and one of the best open-wheel teams.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:00am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has established a new test procedure to demonstrate that the front passenger airbag will be suppressed during deployment when a child safety seat is present.  All vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2008, must comply with the rule.  The tests apply to child seats attached with lower anchors and tethers (“LATCH”), a system that bypasses a vehicle’s seat belts.

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