Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

SEMA-opposed legislation that would have repealed the state's 25-year rolling emissions exemption was defeated in conference committee. The defeated Senate amendment would have repealed the exemption and replaced it with a provision requiring all vehicles '80 and newer to be tested for the remainder of the vehicle's life.

For further details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

 

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

ON THE MOVE: It seems likely that three-time IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. will move to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series next season. Hornish will not change teams, simply move from Penske Racing’s Indy-car operation to its stock-car team. All Penske Racing teams are housed in the same North Carolina facility. “The league has not said two words to me about it,” Hornish said. “You feel like they don’t need you sometimes.”

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Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

The latest news from SEMA councils and committees:

Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)

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Filler for eNews

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Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:

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SEMA-members companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities at www.sema.org/classifieds. Working for a SEMA-member company has many advantages. In addition to working for a company that supports and contributes to the success of the overall industry, being employed by a SEMA-member company enable the employee to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more. The newest classified listings posted under Positions Available include:

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

The companies and website links listed below represent the members in various categories that have joined SEMA in the past 30 days. For information on SEMA membership, e-mail member@sema.org or call 909/396-0289, ext. 114. SEMA membership applications are also available online at www.sema.org.

Service Companies

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 12:00am

We saw it a few years ago: young car buyers were accessorizing their rides primarily with "dress-up" parts, such as big wings, race-inspired body kits and a host of dress-up modifications. This may sound like the sport-compact market of yesterday, but that market as we know it today has shifted more toward performance, with appearance almost becoming secondary. So what has happened to that consumer who wants his or her car to look cool and is less concerned with performance? The answer may lie in what is known as the urban-lifestyle market.

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