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Emcee Dave McClelland hosts proceedings at the 2007 SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser.
AkzoNobel announced a program to donate part of its earnings to SEMA’s philanthropic programs for children. The company will earmark a percentage of earnings from its new PowerCoat powdercoating business among SEMA member manufacturers to charities supported by the new SEMA Cares Committee.
“We like AkzoNobel’s creative idea for giving,” said Joel Ayres, SEMA Cares Committee chairman. “We will support their effort through the committee.”
SILLY SEASON: The annual NASCAR silly season is at full swing. Two-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart announced last week that he will leave Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the season to become driver and co-owner of Haas CNC Racing, which will be renamed Stewart Haas Racing. Meanwhile, Penske Racing and driver Ryan Newman have announced they will part ways at the end of the year, with Newman expected to join Stewart Haas Racing as the second driver.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes the windshield zone intrusion standard (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 219) is now unnecessary. The rule dates back to 1975 and is intended to make sure the windshield area is clear of other motor-vehicle components in case of an accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) to include a new “overall crashworthiness rating” which combines the front-end, side and rollover test results. Initiated in 1979, the NCAP utilizes a five-star rating system to provide consumers with basic safety information about a new vehicle and foster comparison shopping between different makes and models.