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The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) named John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. Inc., as the chairman of AIAM's board of directors. Mendel succeeds outgoing chairman Jim Press, formerly president of Toyota Motor North America Inc., who recently joined Chrysler LLC as a senior executive.
THE ROCK: Race car driver Andy Hillenburg, who operates the Fast Track Driving School, paid $4.4 million to buy North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham at auction last week. Hillenburg hopes to bring racing back to the track in a variety of forms as soon as November 2008.
FINISHED: The International Race of Champions, which ran races for championship winning drivers in identically prepared cars from 1973–2006, has met its end through the lack of sponsorship and commitment from car manufacturers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing to clarify the performance and test requirements of the brake hose standard, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 106. The NHTSA revised the standard in 2004 to make it consistent with the most current requirements adopted by the Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE). The changes take effect on December 20, 2007, and relate to hydraulic, vacuum, and air brake hoses, plastic air brake tubing and end fittings. For further information:
The following information and photos are courtesy of the shooters at Brenda Priddy & Co.
We were originally told that BMW's new X6 would be a direct rival to the Mercedes CLS, but now that the concept has been introduced, we can see that it's definitely not.
SEMA News is looking for information on products for four specific vehicles. Manufacturers who offer parts or systems for the 2008 Nissan Titan, 2008 Cadillac CTS, 2008 Hummer H2 SUV or 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid are encouraged to notify SEMA News. E-mail company name, product name and description, company website URL and a high-resolution photo of the product to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 19, 2007.
With just three weeks until the 2007 SEMA Show opens, time is running out to register for the 2007 SEMA Show Internship Program. The Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for participating exhibitors to observe, influence and potentially hire new talent actively pursuing a career in the specialty-equipment industry.
A number of companies will be holding press conferences to make newsworthy announcements at the 2007 SEMA Show. Below is the official press conference schedule for the 2007 SEMA Show:
Tuesday, October 30
9:10 – 9:30 a.m.
KIA: “Kia: Stylin’ the Brand”
North Hall - Booth 11534
9:40 – 10:00 a.m.
Mothers Polishes Waxes Cleaners, Inc.: “Chip Foose Inspired, Mothers Polish 1000 H.P. Propane Injected 1970 Chevelle”
Central Hall - Booth 22461