Emcee Dave McClelland hosts proceedings at the 2007 SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser.
Courtney Hansen is the star and host of a new show on Spike TV named “Great Builds,” which premieres on August 17. Hansen will review the best custom cars, hot rods and truck builds in the country and interview builders and other experts about the custom rides. Hansen currently hosts Spike TV’s “Power Block,” a two-hour block of automotive-related programming featuring hot cars and trucks and the latest industry news.
ENGINE MEETING: Representatives from multiple car manufacturers met at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week to discuss possible engine specifications for the IndyCar Series beginning in 2011 and beyond. The roundtable discussion was hosted by Honda and the IRL and drew reps from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet and Mazda, among others.
On the recent Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour, SEMA Action Network (SAN) Director Jason Tolleson met with numerous SAN members who each voiced their support for the Association’s legislative grassroots effort. With more than 30,000 members in the United States and Canada, including 4,000 car clubs, SAN members receive free updates on pending legislative issues in their state or province.
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Even with truck sales down and fuel prices up, General Motors doesn't intend to let its competitors get ahead of its heavy-duty program. From Brenda Priddy's spy photog network come these shots of the next-model 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 diesel test mule.
The Silverado HD and its GMC Sierra HD twin first went on sale about 18 months ago, but GM plans a mild facelift that hints at major revisions under the hood, Priddy says.
Whether you're looking to gain extra publicity for your event or want to know what's happening in the industry in the coming months, check out the SEMA Online Calendar of Events located at www.sema.org/calendar. The calendar is stocked with information on events taking place throughout the year, broken down by month.