Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

Dennis Overholser, executive vice president and co-founder of Painless Performance, was presented the Individual of the Year Award at the 38th National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Overholser has served as a volunteer for NSRA, served on the SEMA Board of Directors, the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Select Committee and is the current chair-elect of SEMA’s Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA).

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

CANCELLED: The Champ Car World Series round scheduled for the streets of Phoenix, Arizona, December 2 was officially cancelled after organizers could not generate enough corporate support to hold the event.

CHANGES: The Indy Car Series is planning several changes for its series and cars next year, including the introduction of a paddle-shift system and the possible implementation of power steering for road-racing events.

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

NEWS NUGGETS

MOTORSPORTS’  FASTEST COUPLE—TROXEL AND JOHNSON JR.—TO COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER IN 2008: Top Fuel pilot Melanie Troxel and Funny Car driver Mike Ashley announced this past week in Indianapolis that Troxel will drive a second Funny Car in Ashley’s Gotham City Racing stable in 2008. The announcement means that Troxel and husband, Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr., will compete head-to-head in the Funny Car class in 2008. Troxel is in the process of completing her Funny Car license.

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

SEMA created a webpage called "Trademarks, Patents & Copyrights: What Your Business Needs to Know" as part of its ongoing efforts to help SEMA members protect their valuable intellectual property. The webpage provides a basic overview of the subject along with information on how to register intellectual property. The web material expands upon articles periodically appearing in SEMA News on the same topic. SEMA notes that registering intellectual property is a key to establishing legal rights, such as the right to protect against infringement by obtaining a restrain

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

The following details on Jaguar's XF R mule is courtesy of Brenda Priddy & Co.  

"Jaguar has just recently shown pictures of their upcoming XF sedan, and, within days, we caught a “test mule” of its high-performance XF R version!

 

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am


Dick Berggren, seen here with SEMA Chairman-Elect Rick Rollins (left) and SEMA Hall of Fame inductee Ron Funfar (right), will host the New Product Awards Breakfast held at the 2007 SEMA Show.

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