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Whether you’re interested in off-road maneuverability or on-pavement performance, the SEMA Show offers two settings that boast action and education. The Motor Trend Proving Ground Powered by Lexus is the place to see on-road vehicle displays, and the Truck Trend Proving Ground Sponsored by Toyota will again feature exhibitions of four-wheel dirt and rock prowess.
SEMA will announce the winners of its SEMA Design Awards during the association's press conference set for Tuesday, October 30, at 1:30 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, at the Continental Tire Media Experience, Room S219.
About The 2008 SEMA Accessory-Friendly Vehicles
Nearly 120 manufacturers in the Tools & Equipment section will be showcasing products that make it easier than ever to customize a vehicle.
Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)
Arrow Speed Warehouse announced that Rob Eberhart was named national director, Specialty Parts Network and will be assuming full responsibility for the company’s new jobber marketing program launching in January.
Grant Brothers Sales Ltd. hired David Allan as district manager. Allan will be responsible for the sales of the company’s automotive and heavy-duty lines in the Manitoba, Northern Ontario and Southern Saskatchewan regions.
DRIVER SWAPS: With just four races remaining in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season, CNC Haas Racing has released driver Jeff Green. He will be replaced by veteran Jeremy Mayfield, who will drive the team’s No. 66 next season. As a result, Craftsman Truck Series regulars Johnny Benson and Mike Skinner will split time in the Bill Davis Racing Toyota vacated by Mayfield.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will now require at least 90 days advance notice from anybody who intends to manufacture, import or process mercury for use in aftermarket auto products. While the automakers are now using chemical substitutes, mercury is still found in some switches for aftermarket products, such as lighting equipment and antilock braking systems. The mercury can be subsequently released into the environment as the vehicle and its parts are dismantled, recycled and scrapped. The EPA rule applies to elemental mercury in the following uses:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposed rule to clarify that no horn marking is required unless the horn control is situated in a location other than in the middle of the steering wheel. In this case, the location would need to be identified with a specified horn symbol in a color that stands out clearly against the background.