SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 25, June 25, 2009

Industry to Honor 2009 Hall of Famers at Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser

  Installation Banquet 2008
  The 2009 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser.

The 2009 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, held on Saturday, August 1, at the Pasadena Convention Center.

The
inductees—Bill Perry, Rolan “Jeep” Worthan and Henry “Smokey” Yunick—will be honored for their dedication, service and devotion to
their businesses and the specialty-equipment industry. The event will
also include charitable fundraising activities in conjunction with the
traditional banquet. Complete this form to reserve your seats at the prestigious event.

The gala will be preceded by the SEMA Pinewood Drag Race, presented by eBay Motors, which will be held from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. The drag races will benefit children’s charities Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.
Childhelp is an organization that assists abused and neglected
children, and Victory Junction Gang Camp provides life-changing camping
experiences to disabled and chronically-ill children.

Approximately
$40,000 was raised last year for the two charities. Stock cars were
built by children at their camps and sponsored by participants
through their donations to the charities. Each of the 156 cars built
were sponsored.

“Last year, we were able to donate a good deal
of money to help these kids, as well as go out and build cars with some
of the children with Childhelp,” said Gregory Parker, 2009 SEMA
Pinewood Drag Race committee chair. “We also gave them a track to keep
on-site so they could run their cars year-round.”

This year,
children from both Childhelp and Victory Junction built about 350 cars for use in the Pinewood Drag Race. Participants that sponsor a child’s car will be
the team owner and will race it under the child’s name. Participants can also enter their own derby car. The drag race will feature three classes: Stock, Modified and Unlimited.

To enter the race, visit www.sema.org/derby.

For
questions about the Pinewood Drag Race and the SEMA Installation
Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, contact Lisa Moreno at 909/396-0289,
ext. 105 or e-mail lisam@sema.org.

In
addition to being introduced at the SEMA Installation Banquet &
Gala Fundraiser, the 2009 SEMA Hall of Fame members will be formally inducted at the annual SEMA Industry Awards Banquet during the 2009 SEMA
Show.

For more information on the SEMA Show, visit www.SEMAShow.com.

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