SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 38, September 24, 2009

Prep Your Bids for First-Ever Hurst/Camaro Auction

  Hurst/Camaro
  Hurst, GM, SEMA and eBay Motors have partnered to auction the first edition Hurst/Camaro to fund scholarships.

Partnering with GM and Hurst Performance Vehicles, SEMA will auction the first pre-production Hurst/Camaro two weeks prior to the 2009 SEMA Show. eBay Motors will host the auction, with proceeds benefiting the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Finished in Hurst's best bad-boy colors—brilliant black with honest-to-goodness real painted silver and red stripes—the first Hurst/Camaro sits on 20-inch forged aluminum Hurst T-2 wheels and BF Goodrich tires, underpinned by an Eibach suspension. Hurst’s AIR-SPEED rear deck spoiler and Magnaflow stainless exhaust complete the exterior attitude and performance.

Inside, drivers will row through the gears using a Hurst Competition Plus short-throw shifter and red anodized HARD-DRIVE billet pistol-grip shift. A personalized dash plaque and logo embroidered floor mats complete the interior package.

Signatures from the Hurst Executive Team are under the trunk lid and documentation is provided to complete the car's provenance and guarantee that it is truly one-of-a-kind.

"SEMA has a wonderful history of supporting our industry through scholarships made to deserving students," said Scooter Brothers, SEMA chairman-elect and chairman of the SEMA Scholarship Committee. "The SEMA Scholarship Committee is delighted that Hurst Performance, along with GM, is making this generous donation with this one-of-a-kind HURST/Camaro. We look forward to a very successful auction culminating at the SEMA Show this November."

Hurst Performance CEO and 25-year Scholarship Committee member Chris Phillips adds that "this is hands-down the coolest Hurst Camaro ever—in fact, it's the first one!” The company will be introducing its new 2010 Hurst/Camaro Performance Series at the 2009 SEMA Show.

“At Hurst Performance, we are committed to making a difference with our cars and that includes helping young people get started in their careers in this industry,” Phillips says. “We are honored to join SEMA and GM in donating this car to this very worthy cause.”

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship, founded in 1984, seeks to foster leadership opportunities in the specialty-equipment industry and support educational goals for students pursuing a degree and career in the automotive industry. In the past two decades, SEMA scholarships have supported over 700 students with more than $1,000,000 in awards.

The program also provides opportunities for those already working in the automotive aftermarket to apply for funds to help offset their education debt.

"We are thrilled to be able to support the SEMA Scholarship Fund by contributing this very special Camaro," said Bob Kern, General Motors SEMA Relations Manager. "GM is very committed to growing this industry and we are certainly dedicated to be part of a program that helps enrich the lives of so many young, aspiring automotive scholars."

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