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Advancing Automotive Education

The 2013–2014 SEMA engine project was based on a Dart LS Next cast-iron block—a 434ci engine combination that is dyno-proven to generate in excess of 700 hp utilizing a single four-barrel carburetor on pump gasoline.SEMA-Member Companies Donate Parts for Scholarship Engine—a 700-plus-hp Dart LS Next Package

Launched two years ago, the SEMA Scholarship Engine Project has enjoyed support from nearly two dozen manufacturers and the talents of noted engine builder Ed Pink. The first year saw a 347ci small-block Ford engine go on the auction block, while a 405ci small-block Chevy was built last year. Both engines featured Dart SHP iron blocks and SHP aluminum cylinder heads.

Targeted Educational Programs

More than 50 free education courses and several “pay-to-attend” educational events will cover everything from online marketing to customer service, management, industry trends and more. Hot Topics at the 2013 SEMA Show

More than 50 educational programs in a number of segment categories will be presented during Education Days at the 2013 SEMA Show, and you can see the full list starting on p. 94 of this issue. However, the following few presentations are of particular importance.

More than 50 free education courses and several “pay-to-attend” educational events will cover everything from online marketing to customer service, management, industry trends and more. These courses are designed to give you practical tools that can be implemented the day you return from Las Vegas.

SEMA Scholarship Winners

A total of $111,000 is being distributed to 67 individuals through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, a program administered by SEMA to foster leadership opportunities in the automotive specialty-equipment marketplace and to support educational goals for students.

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