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Jeep part counterfeiters raided

LAS VEGAS _ U.S Marshals marched into the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) recently to seize parts, shut down booth displays, and serve court-ordered subpoenas to eight Chinese aftermarket companies. A complaint filed by Jeep aftermarket parts maker Omix-ADA in U.S. District Court claimed patent...

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American Graffiti Impala unveiled at SEMA

LAS VEGAS _ TV host and former NASCAR champion crew chief Ray Evernham had an opportunity to realize a lifelong dream at the 2016 SEMA Show – unveiling a car that he pursued for more than 40 years – the 1958 Chevy Impala featured in American Graffiti in front of hundreds of guests. Evernham...

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SEMA now accepting scholarship applications

DIAMOND BAR, CA — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry...

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MoPar offers new restoration parts Web portal

Looking for a hard to find grille, wheel or emblem for that classic MoPar muscle car? MoPar announced at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas a new restoration parts web resource, www.MoPar.com/restoration. The page will connect enthusiasts with more than 45 approved MoPar restoration parts licensees and more than 9,000...

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1972 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-X ‘Hakosuka’ appears at SEMA

  ENEOS, a leading OE lubricant supplier for Asian automakers, recently teamed up with Ginash George from Chicago on a special restoration project. Ginash is an active member of the JDM tuning scene as well as the owner, chief editor, writer and photographer for JDM Chicago – the Chicago-based online magazine, forum and community (jdmchicago.com). The...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...