Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

Attention SEMA manufacturer members! This Friday, July 6, is your last day to register for the Chrysler Group's July 11 measuring session in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The session will feature the newest Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep sheetmetal that enthusiasts will soon clamor to accessorize. Cameras ARE allowed at the all-day session, which is open from 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m., with a formal presentation beginning at 8:30 a.m.

2008 vehicles featured at the session include:
-Jeep Liberty 4x4
-Jeep Patriot (new)
-Dodge Avenger (new)

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

In addition to its charity golf tournament, the SEMA Installation Banquet and Gala Fundraiser will feature an auction to benefit the Petty Victory Junction Gang Camp and Childhelp children's charities. Among the impressive roster of items to be offered at the upcoming charity auction are exotic resort and cruise vacations, one-of-a-kind prints and photography, performance driving school certificates and NASCAR collectibles are up for bid.

The Gala Auction begins at 6 p.m., Friday, July 27, at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, in Irvine, California.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

On June 28, 2007, the Supreme Court decided to shift the playing field and overrule 100 years of legal precedent banning agreements between manufacturers and their resellers to set the minimum price charged by the resellers to their customers. The decision of the Court was very close—5 to 4—and the opinion makes clear that setting a minimum resale price is not now automatically legal. 

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

The following are the 2007 SEMA Board of Directors election results. 

Chair-Elect

  • Rick Rollins, Superchips, Inc.

Manufacturers Category

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

The SEMA Ambassador Program for 2007 is in full swing. SEMA Ambassadors are current members of the association who actively seek to recruit new members, thus fortifying support for the industry and helping to grow the force of the SEMA membership.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 12:00am

Below is this week’s list of SEMA Show 2007 exhibitors offering products to project-vehicle builders for free or at a discounted rate. To see previous submissions, click here.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 12:00am

 

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 12:00am

Toyota recently released details of its new Valvematic variable-valve timing technology for improving the efficiency and performance of its gasoline internal-combustion engines, according to a recent WardsAuto.com article. In addition to employing elements of its existing VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) technology, Valvematic uses a new mechanism to control the volume of air entering the engine by precisely metering the opening/closing of the intake valves.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 12:00am

Google and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the utility serving Northern California, recently displayed its six Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrids that partly run on electricity provided by the power grid in order to achieve up to 75 mpg, according to a recent article by The New York Times. One of these vehicles was also modified to give back power to the power company while the vehicle is not in use.

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