Passionate street-rod and custom enthusiasts spend on average 32% more on parts and accessories than enthusiasts of other stripes, according to data from SEMA's 2007 Automotive Lifestyles survey. Enthusiasts queried in the survey say they spent $4,792 on average in the last 12 months customizing their car or truck, while those who identified themselves as street-rod or custom enthusiasts spent about $1,500 more than the entire group of consumers sampled.
The websites listed below represent some of the SEMA-member companies that have donated items to the SEMA Silent Auction at the 2007 SEMA Show. The SEMA Silent Auction, produced by the SEMA Young Executives Network, raises money for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. To learn more about the auction or to donate memorabilia, visit www.semasilentauction.com. For information on YEN, visit www.sema.org/yen or contact Paul Moritz at email@example.com.
Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:
Often called “the most productive event to attend at the SEMA Show,” the SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) Breakfast changed its name to the SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast—Powered by the SBN. The new expanded program is open to all SEMA members and SEMA Showgoers and provides a delicious breakfast accompanied by the presentation of the coveted SBN Athena Award and the SBN Woman of the Year Award. Following the breakfast is the popular Speed Networking session, providing attendees one-on-one, three-minute segments of time to meet and exchange information.
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Popular blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, November 2, and all registered SEMA Show attendees can catch the concert for the reduced price of $25. The Mopar-lovin' six-stringer will himself attend the SEMA Show on November 1 and 2, and personally requested that Showgoers receive a discounted ticket price. Shepherd's latest project car, a '70 Duster, will be displayed in the Mopar Performance Booth.
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Denise Koeth joined Babcox Publications as managing editor for its Tire Review magazine. She will also serve as an assistant editor on Tire Review’s sister publication, Fleet Equipment magazine. A veteran reporter, Koeth started her career at the Barberton (Ohio) Herald and most recently worked for the Medina County Gazette. She graduated with honors from The University of Akron, earning a bachelor's degree in mass media communications. Koeth can be reached at 330/670-1234, ext.