Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:00am

The latest news from SEMA councils and committees:

Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC)
 
MPMC members have the unique opportunity to help shape the future of the automotive aftermarket by choosing appropriate representatives to serve on the select committee as their eyes, ears and voice.

Nominees for 2007 MPMC Select Committee Election

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:00am

 

NEWS NUGGETS

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:00am

INDY MOVES: Dario Franchitti won the rain-shortened Indianapolis 500 to become the first Scotsman to win the prestigious event since his hero, Jimmy Clark, in 1965. Meanwhile, his team owner, Michael Andretti, retired from driving after finishing 13th on Sunday.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:00am

A version of SEMA model legislation to create a registration category for replica motor vehicles was approved by the Nevada State Legislature.   Under the bill, replicas are defined as vehicles manufactured after 1968 to resemble vehicles manufactured before 1968. Replicas would be exempted from all emissions inspection requirements applicable to other vehicles in the state.  Registration as a replica vehicle would be open to 100 such vehicles each year and use would be limited to occasional transportation and other hobby-related activities.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:00am

President Bush signed into law a SEMA-supported measure that balances a minimum wage hike with $4.8 billion in small-business tax breaks. The wage will increase to $7.25 per hour over two years in three $.70 increments. The wage will rise to from $5.15 to $5.85 on July 24, 2007, followed by yearly increases to $6.55 and $7.25.

The tax-relief package increases the tax code’s annual expensing limits to $125,000 through 2008. The current limit is $112,000. Other provisions include incentives to hire disabled veterans and welfare workers. 

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:00am

Brenda Priddy & Company reports:

We've seen two different concepts: one in 2003, and another in Paris in 2006, but here's the production version of Alfa's all-new 8C. This latest Alfa Romeo jewel, which will be produced in a limited edition of just 500, has been photographed while testing at the German Nürburgring.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:00am

What constituted a light truck 15 or 20 years ago might qualify as an ultra-light truck today. Little haulers like the '80–'86 Nissan 720 (and the Hardbody successor) seem positively featherweight compared to the Rams and Silverados of today. As the definition of light truck continues to shift, we wanted to look at the specialty parts market for some of the quintessentially American “light” trucks, the ones that gave rise to the name and category.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:00am

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