Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 12:00am

CUTTING SPENDING: General Motors is cutting its spending by $10 billion, and those cuts are certain to have an impact on motorsports sponsorship packages.

BACK IN BUSINESS: After nine years of inactivity, Ohio’s Millstream Speedway returned to action Sunday night with Dale Blaney winning an All Star sprint-car race before an overflow crowd at the Findlay, Ohio, half-mile dirt track. Dean Miracle is promoting the race track.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 12:00am

Democratic leaders are discussing passage of a second economic stimulus package before Congress adjourns in late September, although legislative specifics remain unclear. The talking points include a need to create jobs and spur economic activity by improving the nation's infrastructure—roads, bridges, harbors—and by targeting relief to lower-income Americans.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 12:00am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking public comments on a draft "best practices" for importers. The guidelines are intended to reduce the likelihood that imported automobiles and auto parts may contain safety defects or not comply with federal safety standards. NHTSA joins a number of federal government agencies that are pursuing the same initiative for other types of consumer products, from toys to pet food and pharmaceuticals. The goal is to compile useful advice when a company outsources its products.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 12:00am

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, expected to debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, will likely use S-Class styling cues, including a more sculpted wide-frame grille and wedge-shaped profile, according to automotive spy photographer Brenda Priddy. Internally named "W212," the E-Class will get the usual V6/V8 options, along with a naturally aspirated 6.3L, 500-plus horsepower V8 mill in the E63 AMG variant pictured here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 12:00am

As part of SEMA’s Aftermarket Survival Webinar Series, last Thursday’s webinar, entitled “Leverage Your Company’s Strengths in a Difficult Market” presented by Mike Madden, demonstrated how members do not need to invest in new product development in order to overcome economic challenges and market shifts, but can instead use existing tools at hand.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 12:00am

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 12:00am

Local automotive manufacturers find it increasingly difficult to meet global quality standards while generating adequate financial results. A partnership between Cerritos College and its automotive aftermarket industry partners, including SEMA, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), is designed to assist the regional aftermarket industry—primarily composed of small companies with limited resources—in developing world-class quality products, manufacturing techniques and improved financial results.

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