SEMA-supported legislation that would, among other things, allow the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to adopt rules exempting new vehicles from the emissions-inspection program was approved by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Janet Napolitano. If adopted by the DEQ, the emissions exemption would apply to new vehicles for the period before the sixth registration year after the initial purchase or lease.
Photos and information courtesy of Brenda Priddy & Co.
Although BMW’s 1 Series coupe isn’t expected to arrive on our shores until sometime during the 2008 calendar year, we finally managed to get extremely clear and detailed shots of the area around the c-pillar and the rear quarter window, as well as much, much more of the cute Bimmer.
Volkswagen AG announced Tuesday that sales of its VW brand cars in the U.S. rose 15 percent in June, its best sales month since August 2006. The increase can be attributed to “strong market acceptance of the entry level Rabbit and a 44.9% surge in deliveries of the sporty GTI,” the company said in its statement.
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Attention SEMA manufacturing members! Get an up-close preview of the new 2008 Ford Focus coupe and sedan at an exclusive members-only July 24 measuring session in Diamond Bar, California. The deadline to register is Friday, July 20. Cameras ARE permitted at the session. This is a California measuring session only!
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SEMA's councils and committees are set to tee off on the greens of the Strawberry Farms Golf Club as part of the Council Cup - Cash for Kids, a friendly game of golf to benefit the Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp children's charities. The Light-Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) has even formed an affiliate team, the "SAC" Team, made up of members from Shur-Co., American Technology Components and Cap World.
Council teams include:
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)
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.