Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 12:00am

Raymond Bleiweis, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Corky Coker and Robert Cook will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame, an elite group of industry innovators and pioneers who have played a key role in the automotive specialty equipment market.

Since 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame has paid homage to the industry leaders who have contributed to the health and success of the automotive specialty equipment market. The induction of the four newest individuals brings the total SEMA Hall of Fame membership to 125, a relatively small and elite group in a $36.7 billion industry.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 12:00am

Manufacturers of automotive accessories are showing no signs of slowing down, with 1,643 exhibitors already signed up to participate in the 2008 SEMA Show on Tuesday–Friday, Nov. 4–7, 2008, in Las Vegas. The trade-only event targets the $36.7 billion automotive specialty-equipment market, which includes products that enhance the styling and functionality of cars, trucks and SUVs.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 12:00am

SEMA announced the appointment of Brian Duggan as its new Director of Congressional Affairs. Duggan comes to the association with a broad range of public policy expertise. He has a combined experience of 20 years in lobbying, government relations and policy having previously worked in Washington, D.C., for the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Brian is from Maryland and has a master’s degree from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 12:00am

If you have already registered for the 2008 SEMA Show you should have received a confirmation e-mail that includes a link that ensures Show badges will be mailed two weeks prior to the event. Attendees who have not done so are encouraged to access the link to receive their badges in the mail, providing quicker access to the Show, November 4–7 in Las Vegas. If you don't have your registration confirmation, you can reprint it by visiting www.SEMAShow.com and click on the link to check your registration status.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 12:00am

During the SEMA National Education Conference, April 10–11 in Nashville, Motor Age interviewed SEMA Vice President of Market Research and Information Jim Spoonhower about the specialty-equipment industry’s expansion.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 12:00am

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Brenda Priddy's spy photographer network recently caught the third Cadillac CTS variant, a wagon, during testing. Codenamed GMX 206, GM will start building this luxury wagon next spring, Priddy says. It will be built alongside the CTS sedan and coupe at the Lansing (Mich.) Grand River Assembly Plant. Expect GM to build around 10,000-12,000 units a year, a significant portion of that run earmarked for European sales.

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SEMA-supported legislation to create classic motor-vehicle project titles was approved by the Kentucky State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear. The new law applies to vehicles at least 25 years old, not road-worthy and currently without a title or with a title from another state. Under the law, a classic motor-vehicle project title would prohibit the use of vehicles bearing these titles on the highway but, once restored, a regular title could be issued.

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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