Chip Foose’s Madam X to be unveiled at SEMA

Chip Foose will unveil his latest automotive project, the 1939 Cadillac custom known as “Madam X,” at SEMA on Nov. 1 at 12:30 p.m.. The event will feature an autograph session and a short presentation from Foose. Fabrication began with a 1939 Cadillac four-door 60 Special and was inspired by an original 1935 concept...


Mecum Auctions featuring vehicles at SEMA

WALWORTH, Wis. _ Mecum Auctions will return to the SEMA Show on Nov. 1-4 with a display of  cars and motorcycles along with the Mecum Mobile Experience in booth 61401 located in Silver Lot 2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Leading off the vehicles on display is a fabulous 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window...


SEMA’s new RPM Act letter urges Congressional action

SEMA has drafted a new letter urging action on the RPM Act. The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is urging its membership and racing enthusiasts everywhere to send the new letter to federal elected officials today. Even if you have previously sent a letter, your voice is needed once again to ask for immediate congressional...


Valspar hosts celebrities at SEMA

LAS VEGAS_ Valspar Automotive will host the stars of two reality TV shows —“Counting Cars” on History and The Discovery Channel’s “Gas Monkey Garage” — at SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas. Attendees who visit Booth No. 10851 on Thursday, Nov. 3 can meet the television stars and see cars finished in Valspar Automotive brand...


Finalists for SEMA award announced

DIAMOND BAR, CA – SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to the hottest trending and most accessory-friendly vehicles on the market. The winners will be revealed on Tuesday, November 1, the opening day of the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Every...


Good news from California

California Bill to Expand Vehicle Retirement Program Fails Senate Committee Passage Legislation (A.B. 1965) to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light and medium-duty trucks was not approved by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. The bill had previously been approved...

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Chip Foose 2016 SEMA Hall of Fame inductee

Huntington Beach, Calif. –  Internationally acclaimed automotive designer and master fabricator Chip Foose has been selected by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) as an inductee into the organization’s prestigious SEMA Hall of Fame. Foose will be honored July 29 at the SEMA Installation Gala in Pomona, Calif. for his outstanding career and contributions...


N.H. emissions bill a win for the hobby

  New Hampshire legislation (H.B. 351) to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles from emissions control requirements has been signed into law by Gov, Maggie Hassan. Under previous  law, only vehicles 20 or more years old were exempt.  The new law becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2017.

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Second NEW Motorama Takes the Cake

  About a year ago, a fellow named Rick Paulick came to visit us at Gunner’s Great Garage. Rick worked at a small Chevy dealer near Green Bay and sold more Corvettes than anyone else in the state. He said he was going to work the same kind of magic with a new indoor...


New legislation to protect modified motor vehicles

Bill seeks to overturn threat to modified racecars and parts suppliers   SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting has praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect thousands of American racecar enthusiasts from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. “The EPA’s new interpretation of the Clean Air Act would...