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Event Features Set for Continental Tire Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul

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Thursday, June 30, 2022
Event Features Set for Continental Tire Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. (June 30, 2022) — A wide array of event features will entertain attendees and participants at the Continental Tire Street Machine Summer Nationals, Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn.
Always a highlight for participants and spectators alike at the St. Paul Street Machine Summer Nationals is QA1 Autocross, which will challenge driver’s skills on a course with tight turns and tough competition.
All weekend long, high-performance street machines, hot rods, street trucks and muscle cars will take to the QA1 Cruise Route inside the Fairgrounds to show off their rides.
The Dyno Challenge will test the true muscle of vehicles, measuring both horsepower and torque. The Burnout Competition will light up the main grandstand on Sunday afternoon with screaming tires and plenty of smoke filling the air.
Numerous Pro-Judged Awards will be handed out in a variety of categories during the Show-N-Shine Contest. Back again this year is the Modern Muscle category for vehicles from the year 2012 to 2022, along with a new Import class for foreign vehicles. An Editor's Choice Award will be presented by Street Muscle Magazine from Power Auto Media.
Attendees can also shop the Performance Marketplace with industry-leading brands, offering the latest products and services, many offering special “Show Only” pricing.
Spectators can save money and time by purchasing discount tickets in advance online at www.streetmachinenationals.net. Tickets are $12 online (ages, 13+) through July 14, with children (ages 12-under) free. New this year, a Weekend Pass is available for $19 in advance and is only available online through July 14.
At the Gate, a 1-Day Adult ticket (ages 13+) is $17, with children ages 12-under free.
Participants can save when they register their vehicle before July 13 as the pre-registration price is $50. On-site registration will take place July 14-17 and is $65.
The Street Machine Nationals are presented by Continental Tire, along with sponsorship from QA1, FVP Battery, McLeod and George’s Texaco A+ Towing.
For more information on the Street Machine Summer Nationals at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, visit www.streetmachinenationals.net .


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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals this Weekend in Du Quoin

DUQUOIN, Ill. (June 22, 2022) — The Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals are this weekend at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26.
A fun-filled weekend awaits the whole family, featuring some of the most unique hot rods, muscle cars, street machines and street trucks ever built.
Pro Street Alley will spotlight some of the most stunning and innovative Pro Street cars ever built. The Pro Street category has a rich and storied history at the Du Quoin Street Machine Nationals. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, Pro Street builders were very popular and built numerous award-winning cars.
The Performance Marketplace will feature industry-leading brands with the latest parts, products and services, with many vendors offering special “Show-Only” pricing. For the “Do-It-Yourselfer,” the Performance Marketplace is a must-see for that next automotive project.
Again this year, the Egyptian Antique Auto Club will be hosting a Swap Meet. Vendors at the Swap Meet will be offering used auto parts, tools and automotive collectibles.
Street Machine Nationals participants can take part in the Continental Tire Burnout Contest and the Dyno Challenge, showing off the true performance of their vehicles. The Continental Tire Cruise Route will also provide the opportunity for participants to show off their rides.
Numerous Pro-Judged Awards will be handed out in a variety of categories during the Street Machine Nationals as part of the Show-N-Shine Awards, including the widely popular Modern Muscle Award for vehicles from the year 2000 and newer.
For more information on the Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals, to purchase discount tickets in advance and/or to register a vehicle, visit www.streetmachinenationals.net

The SEMA Show Kickoff Breakfast, held Tuesday morning, November 1, before the start of the 2022 SEMA Show, will honor the Best New Products at the SEMA Show and recognize the Manufacturer of the Year and the new Channel Partner of the Year.

SEMA INDUSTRY AWARDS EXPAND TO RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS
OF GROWING COMMUNITY

-- New Channel Partner of the Year evolves from previous WD of the Year award --
-- Nominations now open for all SEMA Industry Awards until July 15 --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 21, 2022) – Updates to the SEMA Industry Awards reflect changes in the automotive specialty-equipment industry and give winners greater recognition for their contributions.

As ecommerce expands and data-driven transactions become more routine, the SEMA Warehouse Distributor of the Year award has evolved and is rebranded as the new Channel Partner of the Year award. This award honors the contributions of sales, distributors, retailers, and ecommerce channel(s) in the industry, while still continuing to recognize beneficial efforts by distribution companies as they support retailers.

The Channel Partner of the Year award, along with the Manufacturer of the Year award, will be presented for the first time at the SEMA Show Kickoff Breakfast on Tuesday morning, November 1, before the SEMA Show officially opens. Previously known as the New Products Awards Breakfast, the morning event on the first day of the Show makes it possible for winners to promote the honor while the industry is gathered in Las Vegas, and makes it easy for the industry to connect and honor the winners all week long.

Other industry awards, including the SEMA Person of the Year and GEN-III Innovator of the Year, will be presented at the Thursday evening SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet. Nominations for all four awards are now being accepted at www.sema.org/awards.

“The SEMA Industry Awards represent the industry, and as the industry evolves, we’re pleased to be able to evolve the awards as well,” said Chris Standifer, SEMA Project Manager of Recognition Programs. “We’re also excited to recognize the valuable contributions of leading companies at the SEMA Show Kickoff Breakfast for the first time this year. As businesses connect throughout the week of the Show, it will be great for winning companies to be able to be recognized in Las Vegas.”

Nominating an individual or business for a SEMA Industry Award is the best way to show appreciation for one’s significant and positive impact on the specialty-equipment market. Submit a nomination by July 15 at www.sema.org/awards

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $50.9 billion specialty-automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org , www.semashow.com or www.performanceracing.com.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
SAVE THE DATE: Continental Tire Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul, July 15-17
WHAT:
The Continental Tire Street Machine Summer Nationals rolls into into the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th. The Street Machine Summer Nationals is a celebration of horsepower that draws some of the most unique muscle cars in the world. Industry-leading brands will be showcased in the Performance Marketplace, many offer special “Show Only” pricing. The Show-N-Shine contest will feature pro judging in a wide array of categories.
Event Features:
QA1 Autocross – Driving skills challenge course w/ tight turns and tough competition
40+ Pro-Judged Awards as part of the Show-N-Shine Contest
Continental Tire Burnout Contest
DYNO Challenge
Performance Marketplace – Leading Industry brands on-site with products and services on display
Cruising in the legendary Cruise Lane, all weekend
WHEN:
Friday, July 15, 2022 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17, 2022 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds | 1265 Snelling Avenue | St. Paul, MN 55108
TICKETS:
Discount tickets are available online at StreetMachineNationals.net.
Online: Adult Through July 14 (ages 13+): $12
Weekend Pass (Online Only Through July 14): $19
At the Gate: Adult (ages 13+): $17
Kids ages 12-under free
REGISTER:
Register vehicles at StreetMachineNationals.net. Pre-register by Wednesday, July 14 for $50. Register on-site starting Thursday, July 15 for $65. Registration includes one goody bag and weekend entry for car and 2 adults and any children 15-under, riding in the vehicle.
SPONSORS:
Continental Tire, QA1, FVP Battery, McLeod and George’s Texaco A+ Towing
INFO:
Visit us online at www.StreetMachineNationals.net . Find us on Facebook & Instagram @StreetMachineNationals and Snapchat @SMNationals.

Street Machine Photo Contest to Award Set of Continental Tires


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Registration for the 2022 SEMA Show, taking place November 1-4

at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is now open at www.semashow.com/register .

2022 SEMA SHOW REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
-- Industry professionals looking to grow their business and learn about the latest products and trends can register online at www.semashow.com/register --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 2, 2022) – Registration for the 2022 SEMA Show, the premier gathering for the automotive specialty-equipment industry, is now open at www.semashow.com/register.

Taking place November 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2022 SEMA Show will build upon the positive momentum following last year’s event, which successfully connected the $47.8 billion industry in person in what was the largest automotive trade show in North America since the pandemic shut everything down in 2020.

"The SEMA Show is where industry professionals go to grow existing relationships, create new ones, and push their businesses forward," said Tom Gattuso, SEMA Vice President of Events. "Exhibitors are eager to showcase their products and services to the tens of thousands of qualified professionals in attendance."

Anticipation for this year's SEMA Show ramped up in recent weeks as exhibitors prepared to select their booth locations during Priority Space Selection, a weeks-long process taking place May 2-18 that will lay the foundation for this year’s floorplan. Access to the Priority Space Selection process is available at www.semashow.com, with floorplan updates happening every 10-15 minutes.

"Enthusiasm for the 2022 Show continues to exceed last year's, with more than 1 million square feet of exhibitor space already committed for the 2022 SEMA Show and confirmed spaces running 25% above last year," said Warren Kosikov, SEMA Vice President of Sales.

Attendees at the 2022 SEMA Show will learn about the latest products, trends, and technology in the industry from manufacturers exhibiting throughout the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, including the surrounding parking lots. Educational seminars led by industry experts and networking events that bring market niches together will also be available during the four-day trade event.

"Our industry continues to thrive despite current challenges in the marketplace, and last year's event proved that the value of conducting business and networking face-to-face can never be replaced," said Gattuso. "Our mission is to help continue that momentum by providing an unparalleled experience that builds meaningful business relationships.”

Registration for the 2022 SEMA Show is offered in three categories—attendee, exhibitor, and media—and everyone must qualify to attend. Attendees are encouraged to register early at www.semashow.com/register so they can secure their credentials and receive updates on breaking news from the 2022 SEMA Show. For more information about qualifying documents and the 2022 SEMA Show, log on to www.semashow.com.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience, and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.semashow.com or www.sema.org , 909/396-0289.


Another great reason to go to the Twin Cities Auto Show – a career fair for those interested in CAREERS IN CARS.

The event will be held on Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the Education Building.

Guests are requested to pre-register to receive free admission to the Auto Show and the career fair.
Go to twincitiesautoshow.com/show-features/career-in-cars for more information.


Minnesota Auto Dealers Association to Host ‘Careers in Cars Day’ during the Twin Cities Auto Show

Today, the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association (MADA) announced today that they will be hosting a day dedicated to showcasing the careers available in the retail auto industry to young adults and job seekers.

Careers in Cars Day will be held Friday, May 20 in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the Twin Cities Auto Show.

Anyone interested in attending can sign up through the Auto Show website 49th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show :: careerincars

People who register in advance will receive a special credential at the front gate, free admission to the Twin Cities Auto Show and a complimentary Auto Show t-shirt (while supplies last).

“We plan to highlight and showcase the many great jobs and careers available in dealerships,” stated MADA President Scott Lambert. “And representatives from different dealerships and dealership groups will be on hand to discuss the many positive aspects of the industry and even take job applications right on the spot.”

Lambert pointed out that Minnesota’s retail new car and truck industry employed over 20,000 people with an average annual wage of over $58,000.

Once inside the Education Building Auto Show Attendees will have the opportunity to network with representatives from the state’s leading dealerships, view cutting edge technology and gather information about the latest sales and service trends in the industry.

“Anyone attending the Twin Cities Auto Show on Friday, May 20th is encouraged to step inside the State Fair Education Building and see what careers this industry has to offer,” concluded Lambert.

The Twin Cities Auto Show will be held May 14 – 22 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. For tickets and information, please visit TwinCitiesAutoShow.com .

The Minnesota Auto Dealers Association (MADA) is a statewide trade association composed of 365 franchised new car and truck dealers. MADA provides advocacy for its members as well as training, interpreting relevant industry information and legal analyses. It was founded in 1919.

Contact: Scott Lambert

lambert@mada.org

651-485-8077

CURRENT SPOTLIGHT ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES SPARKS NEW ATTRACTIONS

AT 2022 TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW

Electric Vehicle Neighborhood, EV Test Drives, Luxury Electric Vehicle Ride-Alongs,

and Official EV Spokesperson Paul Douglas to Energize Show Experience

May 14 - 22 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds

St. Paul, Minn. (April 22, 2022) --- The 49th annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by Speedway® will return to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saturday, May 14 through Sunday, May 22, 2022. This year’s Show is sure to energize interest in the auto industry’s most buzzworthy trend: Electric Vehicles (EVs).

The Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA), producers of the Twin Cities Auto Show, are excited to announce that the 2022 event will be the largest showcase of electric vehicles and electric technology in Show history.

The EV market has grown significantly since the Twin Cities Auto Show debuted its “Green Room” at the 2011 Twin Cities Auto Show. That year, just over 16,000 battery and plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles had been sold in the U.S. By mid-2021, cumulative electric vehicle sales had surpassed 2 million*.

“As EVs are taking off, the public is asking for more options to experience this technology,” says Scott Lambert, President of the GMADA. “So, we are incorporating a variety of opportunities into this year’s Show to both educate and entertain our attendees on the topic.”

The Twin Cities Auto Show is delighted to announce that a record number of highly anticipated electric vehicles are schedule to be at the Show and available for the EV Ride & Drive experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel and hit the streets of the fairgrounds in the below vehicles:

Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron GT

· Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Bolt EUV

· Ford F-150 Lightning and Ford Mustang Mach E

· Hyundai IONIQ

· Jaguar I-PACE

· Jeep Wrangler 4xe

· Kia Niro EV EX, Kia EX Premium, Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD, Kia EV6 AWD

· Polestar 2

· Volkswagen ID.4

· ** the North American public auto show debut of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Here are some of the EV attractions to be featured at this year’s Twin Cities Auto Show:


The Electric Vehicle Neighborhood Powered by Xcel Energy

will give attendees the chance to get up-close to the latest electric car options and learn more about electric vehicle technology. A full-size garage with a charging station will show how to charge at home. Staff will be on-site to discuss electric charging costs, logistics, and to provide information on where to charge in Minnesota and around the U.S.

In addition to test driving standard vehicles, this year’s Show will offer the new Luxury Electric Vehicle Experience. A professional driver will take guests on a “ride-along” trip through a custom course on the Fairgrounds. The track will allow the pro drivers to demonstrate the vehicle’s cornering, acceleration, and other powerful capabilities.

To help spread the word about all the Show’s EV focus, organizers have brought on Twin Cities media legend, self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, and EV owner Paul Douglas, as Official Electric Vehicle Spokesperson for the Twin Cities Auto Show. Douglas, an American Meteorological Society Fellow, has 45 years of media experience. He currently contributes a daily weather column for the Star Tribune and co-hosts “The Paul & Jordana” show on WCCO Radio.

Prior to the Show, Douglas will drive and experience as many makes and models as possible. He’ll give his WCCO AM “Paul & Jordana Show” listeners an on-the-spot live preview on Friday, May 13. Then, on Opening Day - Saturday, May 14 - Douglas will host an EV panel discussion presented by Great River Energy that will be open to the public.

The 49th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show

LOCATION: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

DATES: Saturday, May 14 through Sunday, May 22, 2022

HOURS: Friday, Saturdays and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sundays 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

TICKETS: Adults (16+) $15 online ($20 onsite)

Save $5 by purchasing in advance

Teens (11 – 15) $5

Children 10 and under FREE

Military Appreciation Day (May 17) FREE for Veterans and Current Military

$7 off for Family and Friends

Half-Price Wednesday (May 18) $10

$7 off coupons are available at GMADA metro member auto dealerships

WEBSITE: www.TwinCitiesAutoShow.com

SOCIAL: Facebook and Snapchat: TCAutoShow

Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok: @tcautoshow

PRODUCER: The Twin Cities Auto Show, the largest consumer show in the Upper Midwest,

is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA).

The GMADA is a trade association of new car and truck franchised dealers in the Greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul area.

GMADA President is Scott Lambert. The Auto Show Director is Mary Velline.

CONTACTS: Molly Steinke, Nemer Fieger, molly@nemerfieger.com, 612-309-1677

Mike Haberman, Nemer Fieger, mhaberman@nemerfieger.com, 612-432-9898

*Source: Electrek, “The Number of U.S. Electric Vehicles Grows from 16K to 2 Million in 10 Years,” November 9, 2021.

CARS AND CAVES RETURNS TO CHANHASSEN AUTOPLEX

Monthly Auto Extravaganzas to Benefit Local Non-Profits – First Event April 30

Chanhassen, Minn. – Cars and Caves, the outdoor auto extravaganza of collector, classic, and exotic cars hosted by Chanhassen AutoPlex, is returning for the 2022 season. Events will be held from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, beginning in April and running through September. Each month will highlight a different local, non-profit organization. Cars and Caves is family-friendly and free to attend.

Each month, more than 300 vehicles will roll in for display on the Chanhassen AutoPlex campus. Many of the 120 unique, personalized garage condos (referred to as Caves) will be open for visitors, too.

Collector car owners are invited to attend and display their vehicle on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Free, on-site parking will be available for guests. Retro food truck, Kurbside Catering will be selling tasty food and beverages. Nonprofits will happily accept on-site donations.

2022 Cars and Caves Schedule with Charity Partners and Featured Car Clubs

Saturday, April 30 Cars Against Crime

Saturday, May 28 Happy Tails Rescue & Cody’s Heroes

Saturday, June 25 Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest

Saturday July 30 Special Olympics Minnesota
Porsche Nord Stern Car Club display

Saturday, August 27 Wishes and More
Ferrari Club display

Saturday, September 24 Chanhassen Fire Department
MG Clubs display

The producers of Cars and Caves would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: AutoTrimmers, Cars Against Crime, Charter Bank, Creative Color, DentWerks PDR, Garage Floor Coating of Minnesota, Kirk's Kustom Upholstery, LaMettry's. Michael Anderson Photography, Refresh Exteriors, The Canopy Group, Xcel Energy and Wichterman's Upholstery.

Chanhassen AutoPlex is a private garage condominium community located at 8150 Audubon Road in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The 120 owners use their garage condos to store, showcase and restore their collector, classic and exotic car and motorcycle collections. The Chanhassen AutoPlex is nationally recognized for the exquisite man caves filled with car and automobilia collections. For more information, please visit www.chanhassenautoplex.com/cars-and-caves .

Contact: Molly Steinke, Nemer Fieger, molly@nemerfieger.com, 612-309-1677

49th ANNUAL TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW

Presented by Speedway®
May 14 – 22, 2022 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds‘It’s Not Just an Auto Show, it’s an Automotive Experience




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Iola Car Show Generates Estimated $25-30 Million for Waupaca County, 6 Contiguous Wisconsin Counties Annually

Iola, WI - The Iola Car Show is celebrating its 50th year, and the impact and success of the show continue to grow.
The Central Wisconsin Economy, the premier regional economic development organization in central Wisconsin, calculated a total economic impact of up to $30 million for Waupaca County and the 6 contiguous Wisconsin counties (Marathon, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waushara, and Winnebago) resulting from the Iola Car Show event each year.
The 2020 cancellation and recording-breaking 2021 event highlighted the importance of that impact to the state economy. Executive Director Joe Opperman states, “Our absence was felt not only by the community organizations who rely on us for direct funding, but this study really demonstrates the larger picture of the importance of this operation to all of central Wisconsin. Our organization and all those who contribute to it are a major factor in a healthy state.”
The economic impact study completed for the Iola Car Show focused on three sources; organizational spending, visitor spending, and out of area investment on the Iola Car Show grounds. The bill of goods approach looks at organizational spending by sector to obtain a refined set of measurements. Visitors were surveyed. Spending data was collected and analyzed to estimate average visitor spending within 50 miles of the Iola Car Show Grounds. Finally, Iola Car Show Grounds construction expenses by other organizations are tallied from the previous 5 years (2017-2021).
70% of the survey respondents reside outside the region (beyond a 50-mile radius from Iola, WI) and 69% of those out of region visitors would not have come to the area for recreation if not for the Iola Car Show event. This speaks directly to the volume of tourism dollars the event brings to the regional economy that would otherwise not exist. That visitor spending supports an estimated 227-261 jobs in the region each year.
“Each Iola Car Show visitor brings to the region an average economic impact of $250”, commented Jerome Segura III from The Central Wisconsin Economy. “Although smaller in magnitude, the estimates are consistent with the economic impacts attributed to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show.”
The Iola Car Show and Swap Meet began in 1972 at Olson Park near Lake Iola with just a handful of cars. In the span of five decades, it has grown to over 2,500 show cars with 4,000 swap spaces, 1,600 camping spaces and 700 car corral spots and is considered a bucket-list national event.
The complete economic impact analysis can be read here.

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My dad co-founded Carlisle Events in 1974 along side Bill Miller, Jr. While it's been almost 20 years since dad's passing due to the Amyloidosis disease, his memory and legacy continue. With every car show you attend, be it an auction, Spring or Fall Carlisle, our Import & Performance event, the Ford, GM, Chrysler or Truck Nationals...or my dad's baby, Corvettes at Carlisle, you are helping further a vision he had many years ago. Today I am asking for your support in a different way - by donation.

NOW through October 1 at 3 p.m. you can donate and support the CMAF (direct link to enter), all while entering into a one-of-a-kind Corvette Sweepstakes. On the table with your donation is a chance to win the highly sought after and all-new Corvette Z06. Donation price points vary from as little as $25 (10 tickets) to $2,000 (2,600 tickets) and BEST OF ALL, when you use promo code CARLISLE30, you'll get 30% MORE tickets to enter!

There may only be one winner, but the more support we garner from you, the more we can further the message and mission of the CMAF! Take a moment and ENTER TO WIN today!

Thank You - Life is Good
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Monday, March 21, 2022

Vehicle Registration & Ticket Sales Open for Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals in Du Quoin

DU QUOIN, Ill. (March 21, 2022) — Vehicle registration is now open and attendee spectator tickets are now on sale for the Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, IL, Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26 and can be purchased online at streetmachinenationals.net.

By registering a street legal vehicle, participants can drive their vehicle onto the show grounds, participate in the Cruise Route inside the show, purchase an exclusive area to park/display their vehicle in and attend all show features and exhibitions, enter the Show-N-Shine competition and visit the Performance Marketplace.

Registration Costs
$35- Early Bird - Good through April 30, 2022
$45- Pre-Registration - May 1-June 22, 2022
$60- Late & On-Site Registration - June 23-26, 2022

Participants receive the following:
Two (2) Adult wristbands good for all three days of the event (ages 16 + up).
Admission for up to 5 children ages 15 and under when they enter the show in your vehicle.
A Goodie bag with fun swag (1 per Vehicle).
Free entry into the Show-n-Shine Competition.
The ability to purchase and choose your own personal area to park and display your vehicle.
Please note: Reserved parking will open at a later date.

Attendees can save money, expedite show entry and enjoy a contactless transaction by purchasing tickets in advance online at streetmachinenationals.net. When purchased in advance online, a 1-day Adult (ages 13+) ticket is just $11. Children 12 and under are Free.

Again this year, weekend passes will be available. Weekend passes are just $7 more than a single day ticket and provide admission for one person for all three days of the event. Adult weekend passes are only available online and are $18 through June 23rd, 2022.

Details on specific event features and exhibitors will be announced soon. Stayed tuned to the Street Machine Nationals website and social media channels.

For more information on the Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals as well as to register a vehicle or buy tickets online, visit www.streetmachinenationals.net .

Exhibit space applications for the 2022 SEMA Show, scheduled for November 1-4 in Las Vegas, are now available at www.semashow.com/buyabooth .


2022 SEMA SHOW EXHIBIT SPACE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Deadline to participate in priority space selection process is April 4

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2022) – Applications for the 2022 SEMA Show are now available at www.semashow.com/buyabooth. The event taking place November 1-4 in Las Vegas is the premier automotive trade event in the world.

Manufacturers of automotive parts and accessories exhibit at the SEMA Show to promote new products, increase brand awareness, generate leads for future orders, build and strengthen relationships through in-person networking, and generate media coverage.

“Nothing compares to the SEMA Show. There’s a unique energy and mystique about the Show that makes it the ideal place for manufacturers to promote their products and raise brand awareness,” said SEMA VP of Events Tom Gattuso. “With buyers and media from all over the world in attendance, exhibitors have unlimited opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations that lead to profitable business partnerships.”

With more than 100,000 professionals in attendance at the 2021 SEMA Show, the event was Las Vegas’ No. 1-attended trade show last year. It also marked the Las Vegas Convention Center’s first full-capacity event since the pandemic. Exhibitors found valuable ROI by participating at the Show, with nearly all participants rating their experience as positive and noting that they plan to return in 2022.

“In-person interactions have greater meaning today than ever before,” said Gattuso. “The ability to communicate face-to-face, witness a live product demonstration, and take a photo with a celebrity is rare. The SEMA Show offers four full days of valuable activity both on and off the Show floor.”

In addition to more than 4.6 million of convention space, the SEMA Show includes interactive experiences, celebrity appearances, unique seminars with dynamic speakers, and unique panel discussions.

Companies may apply for space at the 2022 SEMA Show at www.semashow.com/buyabooth. To be included in the Priority Booth Space Selection Process, applications must be received by Monday, April 4. For more information, visit www.semashow.com.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

Monster Energy Supercross Returns to Minneapolis

After Three-Year Hiatus

Saturday, February 19 at U.S. Bank Stadium

The 2022 Monster Energy Supercross series heads back to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, February 19, 2022 for Round 7 of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship.

The 250SX Class will see a return of both reigning champions – Justin Cooper (Western Regional) and Colt Nichols (Eastern Regional), while Australian super-star brothers Jett and Hunter Lawrence and Japan’s Jo Shimoda seek their first title.

Plus, making their homecoming appearance will be Minnesota’s own Alex Martin and Jeremy Martin of Millville; and Jerry Robin of Hamel.

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WHEN: Saturday, February 19, 2022

Ø Gates Open / Practice begins 9 a.m.

Ø Qualifying starts at 10 a.m.

Ø Opening Ceremonies at 3:30 p.m.

Ø Racing starts at 4 p.m.

WHERE: U.S. Bank Stadium – 401 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415

TICKETS: Tickets and FanFest Passes will be available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com

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The History Channel will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the SEMA Show with the one-hour Battle of the Builders TV special on Sunday, January 23.


BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS TV SPECIAL PREMIERES JANUARY 23

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2022) -- Featuring 2021 SEMA Battle of the Builders Champion Robert Matranga with his 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, the History Channel will premiere the Battle of the Builders special on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. (PT/ET). The one-hour special has aired on television since 2015, giving viewers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the SEMA Show, up-close footage of the vehicles, and exclusive interviews with builders as they share their personal stories and journey to the SEMA Show. For many of the builders, SEMA Battle of the Builders is their chance to prove that they are among the elite.

“As a trade-only event, the SEMA Show is where every car enthusiast dreams of attending,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA Vice President, Events. “SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party, has made it possible for consumers to participate in the excitement. The Battle of the Builders TV special also gives viewers who have never experienced the SEMA Show an opportunity to see what happens behind closed doors, while those who attended the Show get to relive the experience.”

Along with Matranga, the TV special will feature dozens of builders in the automotive industry, as well as hosts Adrienne Janic and Tanner Foust, and judges Cam Miller, Jeremiah Proffitt, Kyle Kuhnhausen, and R.J. de Vera. For more details about SEMA Battle of the Builders and the TV special airing Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 9:00 AM. (PT/ET) on the History Channel, visit www.semashow.com/botb.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience, and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.semashow.com or www.sema.org.

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb helped celebrate the successful return of the PRI Trade Show, the largest in-person motorsports professionals event in the world.

PRI CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY WITH BIGGEST SHOW EVER FEATURING LEGENDS - PENSKE, CASTRONEVES, BOLES, GOV. HOLCOMB
2021 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show returned to Indianapolis with largest gathering of motorsports professionals in the world

INDIANAPOLIS (January 3, 2022) – Performance Racing Industry (PRI), the motorsports industry's leading professional organization, concluded its annual week of trade show related activities in Indianapolis last month, marking the successful return of the industry’s largest in-person motorsports professionals event in the world. The 2021 PRI Show was the biggest in the 35-year history of the organization.

More than 50,000 attendees – including media, industry influencers, enthusiasts, and professionals from nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies – gathered in the racing capital of the world for the event, widely known as Race Industry Week, which took place at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

Legendary driver and team owner Roger Penske and Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles kicked off the Show at the Grand Opening Breakfast on the morning of Dec. 9. Other highlights from the Dec. 9-11 Show included the unveiling of the Indianapolis 500 ticket design with four-time race winner Helio Castroneves, a special show tour with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Save Our Racecars Rally to support the PRI PAC with hundreds of supporters including motorsports influencer Cleetus McFarland, and a dedicated EV Zone to highlight future trends in motorsport.

“It was great to experience the excitement and camaraderie of being back in person at the PRI Show, catch up with friends and colleagues, take advantage of opportunities to capture business, and network with other motorsports professionals,” said PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer. “The level of innovation and development for the motorsports industry on display at the Show was truly outstanding and a clear demonstration of the strength and growth of motorsports.”

While at the Show, racing manufacturers and service providers gained direct access to the worldwide racing marketplace. Exhibitors had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with buyers for hands-on sales presentations, and attendees enjoyed a wide variety of in-depth educational seminars, networking events, and conferences throughout the show.

“The PRI Trade Show was a huge success for our business. Our booth was busy throughout, and the crowds were enthusiastic about being back together in person,” said Dave Werremeyer, business development manager for Frankenstein Engine Dynamics. “Thanks to conversations and inquiries we may not have had if not for networking at the Show, we now have opportunities to expand our product lines into additional applications.”

“This year’s PRI Show was an amazing experience with a quality crowd of people clearly there to talk about racing, products, and the future of the industry,” added David Vasser, owner and president at Nitrous Outlet. “The halls looked great with tons to see for every attendee and lots of opportunities to network with other participants.”

The 2022 PRI Trade Show will take place December 8-10, 2022, in Indianapolis. For more information, visit PerformanceRacing.com. Launched in 1988, the PRI Show encompasses all forms of racing while offering an unprecedented showcase for professional race teams, retail shops, warehouse distributors, engine builders, fabricators, dealers, installers, jobbers, and more.

About Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry fuels the passion for motorsports by building, promoting, and protecting the worldwide racing community. PRI supports the interests of racers, enthusiasts, builders, tracks, sanctioning bodies, and businesses through legislative action and advocacy, its monthly business magazine Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the PRI Trade Show. PRI also supports businesses by providing market research, education, and best practices in motorsports business and racing technology. For more information, visit www.PerformanceRacing.com .

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POLARIS SLINGSHOT ON ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOM



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The Chip Foose Experience at the SEMA Show will feature 20 of Foose’s most iconic restomods and unique creations, as well as 60 sketches.

2021 SEMA SHOW TO FEATURE LARGEST COLLECTION OF FOOSE VEHICLES EVER ASSEMBLED AS PART OF NEW CHIP FOOSE EXPERIENCE
-- The Chip Foose Experience display will include 20 Foose builds from the Overhaulin’ television show and a live wheel design demonstration by Chip Foose himself --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2021) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has announced that the Chip Foose collection will be on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this November, which will be the largest gathering of Foose-built vehicles ever assembled. The Chip Foose Experience exhibit, located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature 20 of Foose’s most iconic restomods and completely unique creations, as well as 60 of his design sketches.

Highlights include the 1956 Ford F-100 “FD-100” built for Foose’s Overhaulin’ television series and the “0032,” which won the Grand National Roadster Show’s “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” award in 2000. It will also feature several Ridler Award-winning builds, including “Impression,” “Imposter,” “Grandmaster,” and “Stallion.”

Throughout the week of the SEMA Show, Chip Foose himself will be in the Chip Foose Experience area hand-drawing a new wheel design. Show attendees are invited to stop by and witness Foose create the design, as well as see the following Chip Foose-designed cars on display:
Foose Design “FD-100” (Overhaulin’ build)
“Impression” (Ridler winner)
“Imposter” (Ridler winner)
“Hemisfear” (Handmade original Foose design)
“P-32”
1932 Ford Roadster “0032” (2000 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster winner)
1933 Ford Speed 33 “Keystone Coupe”
1969 Chevy Camaro owned by Kevin Mayberry
1939 Cadillac 60 Special “Madam X”
1935 Chevrolet Master “Grandmaster” (Ridler winner)
1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe
1932 Muroc Roadster “Magnatude”
1934 Ford Coupe “Stallion” (Ridler winner)
1948 Cadillac “EldoRod”
1935 Chevrolet Phaeton “The Black Bow Tie” owned by Wes Rydell
1954 Plymouth Belvedere “Sniper”
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air “Boyd Air”
1974 Jaguar E-Type Roadster (Battle of the Builder category winner)
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Restomod built for Mike Malone
1967 C10 “C/28” will be on display in the Wheel Pros booth
For more information about SEMA exhibits or to register to attend the 2021 SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com .

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience, and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.semashow.com or www.sema.org .

Roger Penske and IMS President J. Douglas Boles will kick off the 2021 PRI Trade Show, scheduled for December 9-11 in downtown Indianapolis, as featured speakers at the Grand Opening Breakfast.

Roger Penske, IMS President Doug Boles To Headline PRI Grand Opening Breakfast in Indianapolis
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2021) – Roger Penske and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) President J. Douglas Boles will kick off the 2021 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show as featured speakers at the Grand Opening Breakfast. Taking place just before the PRI Show officially opens on December 9, 2021, the Breakfast is an iconic staple of the trade show and signifies the start to the three biggest days in the motorsports industry.
Both the Breakfast and Trade Show take place in Indianapolis, Indiana—the Racing Capital of the World, where thousands of race parts manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and resellers, along with race teams and racers from every segment of motorsports will gather in person for the first time since 2019. With a focus on new products and technology that advance all aspects of motorsports, the PRI Show is the racing industry’s leading business-to-business event.
As featured speakers at the Grand Opening Breakfast, Penske and Boles will underscore the importance of innovation and technology in racing. Roger Penske is the founder and chairman of Penske Corporation, which includes Penske Entertainment Corp, owner of both the IMS and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Earlier this year, IMS opened to 135,000 fans at the Indy 500, which at the time marked a milestone as the world’s highest-attended sporting event since the start of the pandemic.
“Roger Penske is a trailblazer and an icon in the racing industry,” said Dr. Jamie Meyer, PRI President. “He embodies the spirit of racing and maintains a winning mindset. Similarly, Doug Boles is a fierce advocate for and promoter of IMS and Indianapolis and the world-class racing events hosted here. We’re honored to have them join us at the PRI Grand Opening Breakfast and are excited to have them kick off the Show.”
Penske and Boles are expected to discuss the importance of uniting the motorsports industry and connecting at in-person events, among other topics.
“As the motorsports world moves forward into 2022 and beyond, it’s more important than ever to work together across the industry,” said Penske. “I can’t think of a better place to gather than at the PRI Show in Indianapolis. This is the perfect setting to connect with race leaders and innovators and collaborate on issues such as technology, advocacy, and opportunities.”
All those registered for the PRI Show on December 9-11 are invited to attend the Grand Opening Breakfast. Attendees are admitted to the Breakfast free of charge, but guests are advised to arrive early, as seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 2021 PRI Trade Show floor opens immediately after the Breakfast. The event features nearly 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest products, services, machinery, simulation and testing technologies, and trailers for the racing industry in a single location. PRI encompasses all forms of motorsports and attracts attendees from all 50 states and all over the world, including professional race teams, retail shops, warehouse distributors, engine builders, fabricators, dealers, installers, jobbers, and media.
About Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry fuels the passion for motorsports by building, promoting, and protecting the worldwide racing community. PRI supports the interests of racers, enthusiasts, builders, tracks, sanctioning bodies, and businesses through legislative action and advocacy, its monthly business magazine Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the PRI Trade Show. PRI also supports businesses by providing market research, education, and best practices in motorsports business and racing technology. For more information, visit www.PerformanceRacing.com.

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SEMA Ignited will provide consumers and the general public an opportunity to see and experience the mystique from the exclusive SEMA Show on Friday, Nov. 5.

SEMA SHOW AFTER-PARTY OPEN TO PUBLIC
-- SEMA Ignited provides consumers and general public opportunity to experience the vehicles, products, and celebrities from the trade-only SEMA Show --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2021) – SEMA Ignited, the official after-party of the SEMA Show, returns to Las Vegas, Nev., on Friday, Nov. 5. Since 2014, SEMA Ignited has taken place at the conclusion of the four-day trade-only SEMA Show, providing consumers and the general public an opportunity to see and experience the mystique from the exclusive automotive aftermarket trade event. This year’s SEMA Ignited takes place Friday, Nov. 5, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) West Hall parking lot.

The family-friendly SEMA Ignited consists of an outdoor extravaganza that includes iconic builders, celebrities, customized SEMA Show vehicles, drift demonstrations, food, entertainment, and much more.

“Our official after-party, SEMA Ignited, is the best opportunity enthusiasts have to connect with the automotive community, see the custom builds, and meet automotive celebrities, all while enjoying food and entertainment,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA VP of events. “There is something for everyone at the event, and we invite everyone, whether you are an automotive enthusiast or a family looking for quality entertainment, to attend SEMA Ignited.”

At the conclusion of the SEMA Show, hundreds of custom-built vehicles roll out of the Convention Center and cruise to assemble at SEMA Ignited, where the public can see the elaborate work performed by the builders, along with some of the newest and most innovative products used on the builds.

SEMA Show attendees receive complimentary admission with their Show badge, while general admission to SEMA Ignited is $20. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a paid general admission ticket.

For more information about SEMA Ignited, visit www.semaignited.com . To learn more about the SEMA Show and apply for credentials, visit www.semashow.com .

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

The SEMA Show Vehicle Reveal on Monday, Nov. 1, will provide media with an advance preview of the vehicles that will be showcased at the exclusive SEMA Show.


SEMA Show Vehicle Reveal Gives Media Sneak Peek at High-Profile Projects
-- Ant Anstead, Jenson Button among celebrities taking part in the event --
-- Project by James Marsden to be showcased, along with Radford Lotus Type 62/2
Gold Leaf car --
-- SEMA Awards for Vehicles of the Year to be announced, presented to
winning automakers --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2021) -- Featuring a combination of star-studded celebrities, iconic and historic vehicles, as well as brand-new builds featuring modern amenities, the SEMA Show Vehicle Reveal will provide media with an advance preview of the vehicles that will be showcased at the exclusive four-day SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev. Taking place Monday, Nov. 1, at 5:00-7:00 p.m. -- the evening before the SEMA Show officially opens -- the Vehicle Reveal teases about a dozen high-profile projects and gives participants an idea as to the innovation that will be showing at the exclusive business-to-business trade show.

“With two years’ worth of innovation, the SEMA Show is going to be jam-packed with excitement,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA VP of events. “We never know what we’ll see at the SEMA Show until we get on the Show floor. The Monday-evening Vehicle Reveal is a unique opportunity for media to get a jump on some of the vehicles and news that will be debuting.”

During the Vehicle Reveal, the SEMA Awards will be presented to recognize the hottest new vehicle models on the market for personalization. Awards are presented annually in categories for SEMA Car, SEMA 4x4/SUV, SEMA Sport Compact, and SEMA Full-Size Truck of the Year. New this year will be an award for SEMA Mid-Size Truck of the Year. Representatives from winning automakers, who collaborate with SEMA and its members throughout the year, will be onsite to accept the prestigious awards.

Among the celebrities at the Vehicle Reveal will be Ant Anstead, host of Celebrity IOU: Joyride. Anstead will showcase and share details about some of his favorite vehicle builds, including a custom 1962 Buick that has been converted into an electric car in collaboration with American actor James Marsden as a gift to his deserving friend, Will. The project is what Anstead describes as the most ambitious EV build; it maintains the appearance of a classic American car, but operates as a state-of-the-art bespoke electric vehicle with carbon fiber parts and a brand-new Karma Revero concealed underneath.

Anstead will be sharing another modern classic at the SEMA Show Vehicle Reveal: A Radford Lotus Type 62/2 Gold Leaf car built in collaboration with Jenson Button, 2009 Formula One World Champion and Super GT Series Champion. The coach-built car marks the return of the iconic Radford vehicles from the '40s and '50s. Anstead and Button will road trip in the Type 62/2 to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, where they will be on hand to share details about the production of this model.

Other vehicles that will make their way down the red carpet-style runway include the new 2023 Nissan Z, a 1953 Corvette-inspired carbon fiber concept car by Dave Kindig and some surprises from GM.

The SEMA Show Vehicle Reveal takes place in conjunction with the Exhibitor Appreciation Reception, where exhibitors relax before launching into four consecutive days of meeting face-to-face with resellers, distributors, and media from the worldwide automotive industry. Exhibitors will fill the 2.5 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center with displays and in-person demonstrations of new products designed to enhance the performance, styling, comfort, convenience, and safety of cars, trucks, and SUVs. The 2021 SEMA Show, which marks the first industry-wide, in-person gathering since 2019, will include more than 1,300 exhibitors and 40,000 registered buyers to date.

For more information about the Nov. 2-5, 2021 SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com.

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $47.89 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com, or www.performanceracing.com.

The 2021 SEMA Launch Pad competition is down to five finalists – from left, Tom Sawarynski, Dustin Woolf, Kevin Robinson, Brendan McGrath, and Jonathan Hurley – who will go on to compete for the grand prize during the 2021 SEMA Show.

SEMA Launch Pad Finalists Announced
-- Five finalists will compete for the grand prize valued at $100,000 during the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas --
-- Judges who serve as mentors are Chip Foose, Jared Hare, Myles Kovacs,
and Alex Parker --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2021) – Industry icons and veterans narrowed the list of contenders for the SEMA Launch Pad competition down to five finalists, who will go on to compete for the grand prize during the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., in November. The SEMA Launch Pad is the automotive aftermarket’s premiere product-pitching competition designed to encourage automotive entrepreneurship and help inventors launch new products into the marketplace.

Now in its ninth year, the 2021 SEMA Launch Pad expanded to include more prize packages and the largest grand prize to date, valued at up to $100,000. The competition also included a record-high number of applications, reaching nearly 200.

The 2021 SEMA Launch Pad was chronicled for the first time through a five-episode streaming series that debuted on the SEMA YouTube Channel. Through the series, viewers witnessed 15 semifinalists, who’s products will all be on display at the 2021 SEMA Show, present their products to a panel of judges made up of industry veterans Chip Foose (Foose Design), Jared Hare (Addictive Desert Designs), Myles Kovacs (DUB), and Alex Parker (Redline Detection). The five selected to advance to the next round taking place at the 2021 SEMA Show are:

Jonathan Hurley, Owner, ToolBox Widget
Product: ToolBox Widget – Modular tool organizers that allow a mechanic to connect as many tool organizers together as needed, making them customizable to the mechanic.

Brendan McGrath, CEO, Dyme Performance Systems Inc.
Product: Rattlesnake Toolkit – Toolkit that can measure the exact length and angle of a hose assembly down to the millimeter, significantly reducing time and cost.

Kevin Robinson, President, TRAC LLC
Product: TRAC Tire Rotation Assistance Cart – Tool designed to simply lift and remove a wheel from a vehicle during service. The tool is designed to reduce workplace injuries while increasing productivity.

Tom Sawarynski, Owner, Off-Road Research
Product: Smart Cap Module (SCM) – Allows any aftermarket shock absorber with a bridge or remote mounted reservoir to broadcast damper position to an external module or modules.

Dustin Woolf, Owner, Woolfpack Racing
Product: Natural Nitrous – Stand-alone refrigerated system for the air induction of the motor. It lowers the air charge and dehumidifies the moisture, which increases horsepower because there are dense oxygen atoms in the cylinder. It also lowers emissions because of the complete burn of the fuel.

“Not only did we receive more applications than ever before, but the quality of the applications is impressive,” said Ted Wentz, SEMA Board Member and Chair of the SEMA Launch Pad Task Force. “The products represent such a variety and spectrum of items that support vehicle customization.”

As one of the judges, Parker – whose company, Redline Detection, won the Manufacturer of the Year award in 2020 – said, “These entrepreneurs are absolute rock stars. It’s been an honor to learn about their businesses and heartbreaking to have to send so many of them home. The top five finalists reflect the best innovators in our industry: They are smart, hardworking, and passionate about their products.”

To watch the video in which the judges selected the five finalists, or to learn more about SEMA Launch Pad , visit www.sema.org/launchpad.
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $47.89 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com

The PRI Show will feature leading experts and professionals sharing business strategies and technical skills with attendees.

PRI Education To Deliver Solutions For Motorsports Professionals
-- PRI Show’s in-person seminars feature dynamic speakers to help racing industry accelerate growth --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2021) -- As part of its commitment to help motorsports businesses and competitors succeed, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) is bringing leading experts and professionals to the upcoming PRI Show in downtown Indianapolis, where they will share business strategies and technical skills that will help participants increase brand awareness and improve performance behind the wheel. Taking place December 9-11, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center, the PRI Show marks the first in-person gathering focused solely on the motorsports industry since 2019.

“After being apart for almost two years, we’re excited for the racing industry to gather together for three dedicated days of learning,” said Dan Schechner, PRI Education director. “To mark this momentous occasion, we’ve assembled an amazing group of speakers to join us in Indianapolis. Participants will benefit by meeting and connecting with leaders and experts in the industry.”

Some two-dozen unique sessions will take place throughout the three-day trade show. Seminars are organized into Business Track and Tech Track sessions. The Business Track includes topics such as digital marketing, content creation, and hiring and retaining employees, while Tech Track sessions focus on engine-building topics such as airflow, EFI, bearings, fluids, valve springs and more.

Whether participants are looking for information on how to find the winning balance for a particular application or understanding intake and exhaust ports using computational fluid dynamics, the PRI Education program will be the best place to hear from knowledgeable professionals and industry experts and get answers that will net actual results.

“With the opportunity to connect in person, we’ve brought together speakers who are knowledgeable, dynamic and entertaining so that participants at the PRI Show will get the most out of the experience,” Schechner said. “Participants will leave prepared to put into action what they learned, and they will have developed relationships that can only be made at the PRI Show.”

Among those scheduled to appear in PRI Education sessions are:
Alba Colon (Hendrick Motorsports)
Alex Taylor (Alex Taylor Racing)
Angela Ashmore (Chip Ganassi Racing, engineer)
Ashley Chalk (Chip Ganassi Racing, exec)
Collete Davis (racer, stunt driver, TV host)
Darin Morgan (BES Racing Engines)
Emily Reeves (Flying Sparks Garage)
Haley James (Haley James Racing, drag racer)
Jacklyn Drake (NASCAR)
Jeff Huneycutt (Horsepowermonster.com)
Justin Cesler (Driveline Studios)
McKenna Haase (Youth Racers of America Inc.)
The entire PRI Education schedule is available online at PerformanceRacing.com/Trade-Show/Education , where registration is also available. All sessions and presenters are listed, along with summaries of topics to be covered.

To register for the 2021 PRI Show and secure hotel reservations, visit PRI2021.com/Attend .

About Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry fuels the passion for motorsports by building, promoting, and protecting the worldwide racing community. PRI supports the interests of racers, enthusiasts, builders, tracks, sanctioning bodies, and businesses through legislative action and advocacy, its monthly business magazine Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the PRI Trade Show. PRI also supports businesses by providing market research, education, and best practices in motorsports business and racing technology. For more information, visit PerformanceRacing.com .

Jay Leno will help kick off the 2021 SEMA Show as the featured guest of the New Products Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

JAY LENO JOINS SEMA SHOW NEW PRODUCTS BREAKFAST

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2021) -- Jay Leno will kick off the 2021 SEMA Show as the featured guest of the New Products Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Taking place before the SEMA Show floor officially opens that same day, the New Products Awards Breakfast is akin to an opening ceremony for the four-day event, where automotive innovation, technology, and advancement take center stage.

As the featured guest of the New Products Breakfast, Leno will inspire and motivate show attendees as the best new product award winners are announced.

“Leno is an automotive expert whose high energy and passion represents that of the industry’s,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA Vice President of Events. “Like the exhibitors at the SEMA Show, Leno pushes the boundaries and continually raises the bar. We’re thrilled to have him join us for the opening breakfast of what is likely to be one of the most iconic SEMA Shows ever.”

Tickets to the New Products Breakfast are available to all SEMA Showgoers at no cost by visiting www.semashow.com/banquet. Tickets are free to all credentialed attendees, but must be reserved in advance as seating is limited.

In addition to a sit-down breakfast served beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the event includes announcements and introductions of the best new product winners. Awards are presented in 16 categories and will be showcased in the New Products Showcase throughout the week of the SEMA Show. The New Products Showcase, voted on by buyers and media as the No. 1 SEMA Show destination, includes exhibitors’ new and featured products displayed in a single location. All exhibitors may enter an unlimited number of products into the Showcase, with the first entry offered at no cost.

The SEMA Show takes place Nov. 2-5, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nev., with the Show floor opening at 9:00 a.m. More than 1,300 exhibiting companies are set to participate throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center. To date, more than 40,000 buyers have signed up to attend. To learn more, visit www.semashow.com/banquet.

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $47.89 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com, or www.performanceracing.com.

SEMA announced finalists for the 2021 SEMA Award, a recognition presented to new vehicle models that provide the best platforms for customization.


2021 SEMA AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
-- Awards recognize the industry's trend-setting vehicle models that are best for customization --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2021) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a member-organization dedicated to advancing the automotive and automotive aftermarket industries, announced finalists for the 2021 SEMA Award, a recognition presented to new vehicle models that provide the aftermarket with the best platforms for customization. Voted on by SEMA Show exhibitors, winners will be announced at the annual trade-only event on November 2-5, in Las Vegas, Nev.

This year’s award program includes a new category for mid-size trucks. Other categories include car, full-size truck, 4x4/SUV, and sport compact. Exhibitors identified the top three finalists in each category that best showcase their products and accessories.

The top three finalists in each category are (in alphabetical order):

SEMA Car of the Year
• Chevrolet Corvette
• Ford Mustang
• Nissan GT-R

SEMA Mid-Size Truck of the Year
• Ford Ranger
• Stellantis Jeep Gladiator
• Toyota Tacoma

SEMA Full-Size Truck of the Year
• Chevrolet Silverado
• Ford F Series
• Stellantis Ram

SEMA 4x4/SUV of the Year
• Chevrolet Tahoe
• Ford Bronco
• Stellantis Jeep Wrangler

SEMA Sport Compact of the Year
• Honda Civic
• Nissan Sentra
• Toyota Supra

These vehicles represent today's most popular models based on their potential for customization. Aftermarket manufacturers are investing in the vehicles for their ability to have upgraded performance, styling, comfort, convenience, and safety. The program creates awareness for aftermarket products and highlights the ongoing collaboration between SEMA, automakers, and aftermarket manufacturers to bring quality products to market. SEMA also helps aftermarket manufacturers with product development through the SEMA Garage, measuring sessions, 3-D printing, technology transfer, and more.

For additional information about the SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com .

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience, and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.semashow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

SEMA DEBUTS NEW WEB SERIES FOR ANNUAL LAUNCH PAD COMPETITION

-- 15 entrepreneurs will compete for prizes valued at over $100,000 by pitching their business to a panel of industry celebrity judges; finale will be filmed at the SEMA Show and will air on History Channel --
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2021) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has debuted the first episode in its new five-episode streaming series chronicling the ninth year of its Launch Pad competition. The series showcases the ingenuity of rising entrepreneurs in the automotive industry as they pitch their new product or service to a panel of industry experts.
Fifteen individuals have been selected out of a record number of applicants last spring to advance to the semi-final round. From there, five of them will be chosen to compete for cash and prizes at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., where the series finale will be filmed before it airs on the History Channel on a future date.
One winner will be selected to win the grand-prize package valued at $92,000, which includes $75,000 to help launch their innovative new product. The remaining 14 semi-finalists will also receive prizes that will help them in their entrepreneurial journey.
The semi-finalists are:
Cameron Crummie - Owner, MDV
Adam Gruener - CEO, Off Road In Mind
Jonathan Hurley - Owner, ToolBox Widget
Monika Kalenski - President and CEO, MEK Magnet
Brendan McGrath - CEO, Dyme Performance Systems Inc.
Robert McKeirnan - President and Managing Partner, Stratos Meccanica LLC
D.J. Potter - CEO, Sawtooth
Alan Reyes - Co-founder and President, Xtrusion Designs LLC
Kevin Robinson - President, TRAC LLC
Paul Rooprai - CEO, AutoBio LLC
Michael Ruhs - Co-founder and CEO, TailHand
Tom Sawarynski - Owner, Off-Road Research
Michael Sullivan - Owner, Fox Products LLC
Edward Tansingco - President, Thinskinz
Dustin Woolf - Owner, Woolfpack Racing
“It’s a highlight every year to give up-and-coming entrepreneurs the chance of a lifetime,” says Nathan Ridnouer, VP of Councils and Membership. “This year, we’re even more excited to bring audiences a more comprehensive and personal look at our annual competition; it’s like Shark Tank for the automotive aftermarket industry.”
Past winners of SEMA Launch Pad include Roland Hence of FrontLane, Inc. (2020); Reid Lunde of Kaizen Speed (2019); and Matt Beenen of Builtright Industries (2018).
The first episode of “2021 SEMA Launch Pad” is available for viewing now on the SEMA Show YouTube channel, with the remaining episodes debuting on each Tuesday from Oct. 5-26. For more information about the 9th annual SEMA Launch Pad Competition, visit www.sema.org/launchpad.
About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $47.89 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org , www.semashow.com, or www.performanceracing.com .
From left, Jared Hare, Chip Foose, Alex Parker, and Myles Kovacs are judges of the 2021 SEMA Launch Pad competition, which is being chronicled on the SEMA YouTube Channel and on the History Channel on a future date.

SEMA Update 9-30-2021

Based on current COVID-19 indicators and trends in Clark County, Nevada, attendees at the 2021 SEMA Show can expect that face masks will be required while indoors.


Projected Health and Safety Requirements for 2021 SEMA Show
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2021) -- Based on current COVID-19 indicators and trends in Clark County, Nevada, attendees at the 2021 SEMA Show can expect that face masks will be required while indoors during the event taking place November 2-5, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
SEMA Show organizers will adhere to the safety measures that are required by state and local health authorities. Forecasts indicate that masks will continue to be required indoors when the SEMA Show is held in Las Vegas in early November. Currently there is no requirement to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for trade shows, and there is no indication these measures would be in place in November.
Las Vegas’ COVID-19 health and safety requirements, currently set by the State of Nevada, are dictated by key indicators, including average number of tests per day, case rates, and test positivity rates. Numbers and ratings must reach and maintain specific levels for 14 days in order for requirements to change. While key indicators continue to improve in Las Vegas, the current health and safety requirements are not expected to change before the SEMA Show takes place in early November. Therefore, SEMA Showgoers should plan on wearing masks while indoors; masks would not be required at the SEMA Show features located in more than one million square feet of outdoor space.
Inside the LVCC, operators have installed hospital-grade air filtration systems and earned the GBAC Star Certified rating for cleaning and sanitization for event facilities. Expansion into the new West Hall provides more show space, so there will be wider aisles and reduced crowding throughout the entire convention center. Hand-sanitizing stations will also be placed throughout the event, and high-traffic areas will be cleaned daily.
SEMA Show organizers are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 landscape and will keep the industry updated of any unexpected changes. Details will be posted on the official SEMA Show website at www.semashow.com and on official SEMA Show social media accounts.
About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience, and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.semashow.com or www.sema.org , 909/396-0289.

The 7th Annual Buckleupallofus Charity Car Show Raises More Than $2500.

The 7th Annual Buckleupallofus Charity Car Show held on Sunday, September 26th, raised more than $2500 for imPossible Dream Castle and Playground designed for disabled children to enjoy fun and activities indoors and outdoors located in Warwick, Rhode Island. It was a beautiful fall day across New England and the turnout was the largest to date. Not only did we fill the parking lot with classic cars and trucks but also had hundreds of kids and parents attend to see the cool vehicles and giant Buckleupallofus Balloon. Family vehicles were parked on the road leading to the Bucky Car Show as far as your eyes could see. Kids came in groups to hug and get photos with the Award-Winning, Child Passenger Safety Mascot, Buckleupallofus, and take home hundreds of Bucky Cruisin’ Safety Coloring Posters, Fridge Magnets and 7-Eleven Bucky Coloring Coupons to receive free Slurpees after bringing the finished colored cartoons in at any 7-Eleven location. The Warwick Police Department also helped Jim Weicherding, the creator of Buckleupallofus and imPossible Dream Charity Car Show promoter and coordinator, pass out Bucky Child Passenger Safety Coloring Posters and Fridge Magnets to all of the Kids. There were plenty of area businesses supporting this Bucky Charity Car Show by supplying gift certificates and give-aways as well as raffle items that were given out during the day. There were area business sponsors that included Sandy Motors, Navigant Banks, DiPonti Communications and more, helping to make this a great community event and reminding kids and families to be safer on our roadways. The event was also a simultaneous live radio show broadcast and podcast heard and viewed by thousands of listeners. DJ Big Al played everyone’s favorite oldies and had those little kids dancing to the music along with Bucky the giant Kids Safety Dinosaur. Children Across America executive director, Ray Fellows, lended Jim a helping hand and took photos of the classic car and truck show for media and social groups. Jim was recently appointed to CAA as their Events and Creative Director for their Child Safety Programs initiatives and outreach kids safety campaigns nationwide.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2021

Jim Liaw has joined PRI as General Manager and will oversee activities related to the PRI Trade Show, PRI Membership, PRI Magazine, online content, and promotion for all segments in the motorsports industry.

Jim Liaw Hired as General Manager of PRI


ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2021) -- Jim Liaw has joined Performance Racing Industry (PRI) as the General Manager leading the staff and operations out of the Aliso Viejo, Calif., office. Having co-founded Formula Drift in 2003, Liaw introduced the sport of drifting to America and built what is now the top drifting series in the world. Reporting to PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer and working with the PRI management team, Liaw will direct and oversee activities related to the PRI Trade Show, PRI Membership, PRI Magazine, online content, and promotion for all segments in the motorsports industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jim to the PRI team,” said Meyer. “He has a proven track record of success, and he knows and understands the motorsports industry. He has vision, leadership, and passion – and he shares PRI’s goal to protect and grow the racing industry.”
Like many in the automotive industry, Liaw was an auto enthusiast before he was able to drive. After graduating from UCLA, he joined McMullen Argus Publishing (now Motor Trend) as a sales associate for Sport Compact Car magazine, and later served as sales manager for one of the first-ever sport compact drag racing series, Import Drag Racing Circuit (IDRC). As a pioneer and entrepreneur, Liaw finds trends, builds brands, and cultivates new enthusiasts.
“I’m not afraid to innovate and push boundaries,” said Liaw. “I know there are challenges facing today’s motorsports industry – such as attracting younger fans, combating government restrictions, supporting race tracks and in-person events, and protecting racers’ rights – and I am excited that I can be a part of the PRI team advocating for the racing industry.”
One of Liaw’s priority initiatives as PRI General Manager will be successfully executing the 2021 PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. 9-11. With about 1,000 companies already committed to exhibit at the event, the PRI Trade Show is the racing industry’s No. 1 source for new technology, ideas, and business opportunities. The in-person event includes over 45 conferences, seminars, and social gatherings, making the PRI Show the best place to learn and build valuable business connections.
Liaw will also assist Meyer in building PRI’s new membership program. PRI Membership is a ground-breaking program that, for the first time ever, advocates for the motorsports market by uniting the worldwide racing community. Businesses and individuals are able to become PRI Members, thereby building, promoting, and protecting motorsports. As an organization dedicated solely to racing, PRI represents all segments of motorsports, including drifting, stock car, drag, sprint car, midget, modified, formula, dirt late model, sport compact, karting, vintage, and more.
Liaw can be reached at jiml@perfomanceracing.com.
About Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry fuels the passion for motorsports by building, promoting, and protecting the worldwide racing community. PRI supports the interests of racers, enthusiasts, builders, tracks, sanctioning bodies, and businesses through legislative action and advocacy, its monthly business magazine Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the PRI Trade Show. PRI also supports businesses by providing market research, education, and best practices in motorsports business and racing technology. For more information, visit www.PerformanceRacing.com .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2021
For media inquiries, contact: Juan Torres 909-978-6722 | juant@sema.org

Thomas Dickerson, Dayton Jacobsen, and Cole Marten won 2021 Young Guns regional titles and will travel to the 2021 SEMA Show to compete in SEMA Battle of the Builders.
SEMA CONCLUDES ONLINE SEARCH FOR TOP YOUNG
VEHICLE BUILDERS


-- Top three builders win a trip to 2021 SEMA Show and entry into Battle of the Builders competition --
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2021) – Golden Tickets have been awarded to three aspiring young vehicle builders to compete in SEMA Battle of the Builders, a coveted competition open only to builders with vehicles at the SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 2-5, 2021, in Las Vegas.
The 2021 Young Guns regional winners are:
Thomas Dickerson, of Athens, Ga. (Eastern Region)--1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
Dayton Jacobsen, of Burnsville, Minn. (Midwest Region)--2000 Chevrolet S10
Cole Marten, of Penticton, B.C. (Pacific Region)--1991 Skyline R32 GTR
As part of an initiative to support and encourage young builders to engage with the automotive industry, three virtual regional qualifier events were held for builders under the age of 27. This year’s contest included representation from a variety of market segments and fierce competition. Builders from across North America were vying for a Golden Ticket that includes a trip for two to the November trade-only show, along with transportation for the vehicle and entry into the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.
First introduced into the Battle of the Builders competition in 2017, the Young Guns category provides exposure to rising young builders who were otherwise unable to qualify for the competition due to certain requirements. As the stars of the competition, participants gain valuable publicity and exposure throughout the week of the SEMA Show, as well as in a television special that follows the builders’ journeys.
For more information about SEMA Battle of the Builders or the SEMA Young Guns program, visit www.semabotb.com or www.semayoungguns.com .
About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $47.89 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org , www.semashow.com , or www.performanceracing.com.

The 2021 PRI Trade Show is shaping up to be the best one yet, with nearly 1,000 exhibitors ready to connect with dedicated buyers and attendees and showcase two years’ worth of innovation.


PRI TRADE SHOW ON TRACK TO CONNECT RACING INDUSTRY
The December 9-11 event is shaping up to be the best PRI Trade Show yet.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Sept. 1, 2021) -- With less than 100 days until the 2021 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show—scheduled for December 9-11 at the Indiana Convention Center (ICC) in downtown Indianapolis—exhibitors are preparing to connect with attendees in person, and Show organizers are announcing exclusive programs that will make this year’s PRI Show the best to date.
“After nearly two years apart, our industry is eager to come together under one roof at the 2021 PRI Show,” said Karin Davidson, PRI Trade Show Director. “The special programs and features that we’ve added to this year’s Show will create an environment conducive to business and will complement the innovation and technology that will be on display.”
Nearly 1,000 exhibitors will conduct business and network in person with dedicated buyers and attendees at this year’s Show. These companies will be showcasing two years’ worth of innovation and technology for all forms of motorsports.
“Our business is built on personal relationships with engine builders and racers. There is no better place than the PRI Show to create and foster those relationships,” said Chris Douglas, Edelbrock Group Chief Commercial Officer. “Everything about business has been disrupted over the last 18 months, but the one constant is that this industry is a ‘people business.’ So after two years, we couldn’t be more excited to get back in front of our customers in Indianapolis.”
There will also be several brand-new features and attractions on display at the 2021 PRI Show, including the Electric Vehicle Performance area, which will display production, concept, and racing electric vehicles from a broad array of manufacturers and racing series. In addition, the new Content Creation Center will feature cutting-edge audio/video gear and software, plus information from skilled content creators and influencers on effective strategies for creating great content online.
The 2021 PRI Show will also be the first opportunity for the industry to learn about the PRI Membership program in person and for current members to come together to discuss challenges currently facing the motorsports community. In addition, Show goers will be able to share ideas with the PRI Membership team on how to help the racing industry grow and take part in member benefits. Those interested in joining can learn more by visiting www.PerformanceRacing.com/Membership .
“I’m looking forward to connecting in person with all of the businesses and individuals who have already joined this one-of-a-kind program,” said PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer. “PRI Membership creates a unified voice for the racing industry, and now more than ever, given the challenges the motorsports community currently faces, it is important that we unite to advocate on behalf of the industry.”
Exclusive PRI Show attractions will enable attendees to see the latest in new product development and gain an edge on the competition. This includes the Featured Products Showcase, the high-traffic display in Lucas Oil Stadium that gives exhibitors and attendees unparalleled product access and exposure for the hottest products in racing and performance. Also in Lucas Oil Stadium, the Trailer Exhibit area enables attendees to make a side-by-side comparison of the latest race trailers, motorcoaches, haulers, and toterhomes. In addition, exhibitors will stage precision machining equipment wired for live demonstrations in the famous Machinery Row in the ICC.
This year’s PRI Education program includes its largest-ever slate of seminars covering a wide range of hot-button topics. On the business track, presentation subjects include sales and marketing, branding, hiring, search engine optimization (SEO), content generation, cash flow management, and more. Meantime, an expansive technical track features several of the industry’s leading authorities on induction systems, engine bearing design, valve spring development, EFI tuning, racing fluids, bump stops, and more.
In addition, Show organizers are currently finalizing details for this year’s Grand Opening Breakfast, which promises to engage the industry with impressive guest speakers. “The Grand Opening Breakfast is the PRI Show’s traditional kickoff, and this year’s event will feature a racing icon that all Show goers will be thrilled to see. We will announce details soon,” said Davidson.
Rounding out the many new features planned for PRI 2021, the second annual PRI Road Tour (PRI2021.com/RoadTour) will conclude the PRI Show, where never-before-seen Road Tour content will be showcased to attendees.
“The 2021 PRI Show will have something for everyone in the motorsports industry,” said Davidson. “Given the industry’s pent-up demand for the in-person Show, PRI 2021 will be a can’t-miss event.”
To register for the 2021 PRI Show and secure hotel reservations, visit www.PRI2021.com/Attend .
About Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry fuels the passion for motorsports by building, promoting, and protecting the worldwide racing community. PRI supports the interests of racers, enthusiasts, builders, tracks, sanctioning bodies, and businesses through legislative action and advocacy, its monthly business magazine Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the PRI Trade Show. PRI also supports businesses by providing market research, education, and best practices in motorsports business and racing technology. For more
information, visit www.PerformanceRacing.com.

September Is Child Safety Month

It’s September folks! That means it’s also National Child Passenger Safety Month Across America. National Child Passenger Safety Week is September 19th thru the 25th, 2021. September 25th is National Car Seat Check Up Saturday. If you are hosting a Classic Car & Truck Show or Cruise Nights this month please feel free to print out this great Buckleupallofus Child Passenger Safety Coloring CARtoon Poster brought to you by Car Show Nationals, Motorhead Magazine, DiPonti Communications, 7-Eleven, Staples, Children Across America and Buckleupallofus Creator, Jim Weicherding. These are great Kids Buckle Up Safety Coloring CARtoon Poster Handouts at your Car Show & Cruise Night Events in the month of September. These Bucky Child Passenger Safety Cruisin’ Safety Coloring CARtoon Poster Handouts are also very popular with Classic Car Shows and Cruise Nights Classic Vehicle Owners and Spectators all yearlong. Print Out. Pass Out. Reminds Kids and Families about Buckle Up & Traffic Safety in your own State, Town and Community Nationwide. And... They are available right here at Car Show Nationals absolutely FREE!!! Share with your Family & Friends. “Buckle Up All Of Us!”

Enlarge and print coloring page

CARS AND CAVES MONTHLY CAR SHOW

August Charity Partner: TreeHouse Hope

Saturday, August 28 from 8 a.m. – Noon at Chanhassen AutoPlex

Chanhassen, Minn.– The August Cars and Caves Auto Show will offer visitors a chance to enjoy seeing hundreds of remarkable collector cars on Saturday, August 28 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Chanhassen AutoPlex at 8150 Audubon Road in Chanhassen, Minn.

Freewill donations will be accepted on-site to support TreeHouse, an organization with a mission to end hopelessness among teens.

More than 400 vehicles will be on display and many of the 120 unique, personalized garage condos (referred to as Caves) will be open for visitors. Collector car owners are invited to show their cars as well at this free event.

Retro food truck, Kurbside Catering, will offer food and beverages, and on-site parking is available.

The last show of the season will be held on September 25 benefitting Chanhassen Fire Department.

Cars and Caves sponsors: Garage Floor Coating of MN, Cars against Crimes, LaMettry’s, Michael Anderson Light Painting, Refresh Exteriors Midwest, Witcherman’s Upholstery.

About TreeHouse Hope

TreeHouse has been serving teens since 1979, helping them build relationships and resiliency rooted in living hope. We’re based in Minnesota, but we have sites across the country. Each of our sites host programs that give teens a safe space to find support and belonging. Through mentorships, retreats, and other off-site activities, teens have the opportunity to build even deeper relationships with peers and caring adults.

Chanhassen AutoPlex is a private garage condominium community located in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The 120 owners use their garage condos to store, showcase and restore their collector, classic and exotic car and motorcycle collections. The Chanhassen AutoPlex is nationally recognized for the exquisite man caves filled with car and automobilia collections. Chanhassen AutoPlex is located at 8150 Audubon Road in Chanhassen, Minn. For more information, please visit www.chanhassenautoplex.com/cars-and-caves.

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ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FOR 2021 PRI TRADE SHOW NOW OPEN
-- Motorsports professionals can register online at PRIShow.com/Attend --
-- Registrants can also now join the PRI Member community to help build and protect the racing industry --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (July 13, 2021) – Attendee registration for the 2021 PRI Trade Show, scheduled for December 9-11 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, is now open at PRIShow.com/Attend.

Attendees will find nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies at the world’s premier business event for the auto racing industry. Featuring the newest products and technology for all forms of motorsports, PRI 2021 is shaping up to be the best PRI Show yet. New displays and opportunities to network face-to-face with the entire racing industry are just part of what make the PRI Show so special every year.

"The 2021 PRI Show will be instrumental in satisfying the racing industry's pent-up demand to conduct business and network face-to-face," said Karin Davidson, PRI Trade Show Director. "This year's event will be the first opportunity for the entire motorsports community to come together under one roof in more than a year, making PRI 2021 a can't-miss event."

The 2021 PRI Show caters to professional race teams, retail shops, warehouse distributors, e-commerce sites, engine builders, fabricators, dealers, installers, jobbers, motorsports students, and media who are seeking to learn about the hottest parts, equipment, and services for motorsports, and conduct business. Nearly two year's worth of innovation and technology for all types of auto racing will be on display at this year's Show.

Attendees will have unprecedented access to live demonstrations of equipment, including CNC machining centers, fabrication and welding equipment, parts cleaning systems, dynamometers, and more, as well as many opportunities to network with industry leaders. Numerous conferences and seminars that are unique to the PRI Show will offer unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insight on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world.

Special features like Machinery Row and the Featured Products Showcase—with more event features to be announced in the near future—make PRI an essential event for anyone who wants to prepare for a successful 2022.

New for this year, PRI Show registrants will have the opportunity to join the exclusive PRI Member community during the online application process. All registrants will be able to select their level of commitment and join the groundbreaking movement to protect and grow the racing industry.

"The PRI Membership Program unites the entire motorsports community to create a loud and collective voice for the racing industry," said PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer. "By coming together, we ensure the industry continues to thrive and that we have the resources available to advocate on its behalf."

PRI Membership is available to all racers, enthusiasts, builders, track operators, sanctioning bodies, businesses, and enthusiasts who want to be part of the racing industry's first-of-its-kind membership program. To learn more, visit PerformanceRacing.com/Membership.

By securing PRI Show credentials early, attendees will ensure they receive their credentials before the Show — beginning in October — allowing them to bypass lines at the registration desk and save time on site. To register for the 2021 PRI Show, secure hotel reservations, and sign up for free business seminars, visit PRIShow.com/Attend.

About Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry fuels the passion for motorsports by building, promoting, and protecting the worldwide racing community. PRI supports the interests of racers, enthusiasts, builders, tracks, sanctioning bodies, and businesses through legislative action and advocacy, its monthly business magazine Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the PRI Trade Show. PRI also supports businesses by providing market research, education, and best practices in motorsports business and racing technology. For more information, visit www.PerformanceRacing.com .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday July 13, 2021

Street Machine Summer Nationals this Weekend at Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (July, 13, 2021) — The wait is finally over for horsepower enthusiasts, as the Street Machine Summer Nationals are this weekend at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, July 16-18.

The Street Machine Summer Nationals feature stunning high-performance street machines, hot rods, street trucks and the best dream machines from coast-to-coast, all on display. In addition to the cars, the Performance Marketplace will showcase leading products and services from top industry manufacturers and suppliers.

Attendees can test the true performance of their vehicle in QA1 Autocross, which challenges driver’s skills on a course with tight turns and tough competition. The Autocross course will be in action each of the three days of the Street Machine Nationals.

The Dyno Challenge will show the raw power of vehicles, measuring both horsepower and torque. The Burnout Competition will thrill the crowd with screeching tires and a smoke-filled atmosphere.

Numerous Pro-Judged Awards will be handed out as part of the Show-N-Shine Contest, along with Editor’s Choice Awards from Street Muscle Magazine, part of the Power Auto Media family.

Discount tickets for the Street Machine Summer Nationals can be purchased in advance online. At the gate, tickets are $17 (ages 13+), with children 12-and-under are FREE.

For more information and to purchase tickets online or to register a vehicle, visit www.streetmachinenationals.net.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 12, 2021

Vehicle Pre-Registration for Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul Ends July 14

ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 12, 2021) — Vehicle pre-registration for the Street Machine Summer Nationals at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn., ends on Wednesday, July 14 and can be completed online at www.StreetMachineNationals.net.

Pre-Registration is $50 and includes:

Two (2) Adult wristbands good for all three days of the event (ages 16 + up).
Admission for up to 5 children ages 15 and under when they enter the show in your vehicle.
A Goodie bag with fun swag (1 per Vehicle).
Free entry into the Show-n-Shine Competition.
The ability to purchase and choose your own personal area to park and display your vehicle.
The on-site registration cost of $65 is in effect from July 15 through July 18 and includes all of the aforementioned items.

The Street Machine Summer Nationals will feature stunning high-performance street machines, hot rods, street trucks and the best dream machines from coast-to-coast, all on display with Pro-Judged Show-N-Shine competition. In addition to the cars, the Performance Marketplace will showcase products and services from industry leaders, many offering special show-pricing. Participants can also take part in the QA1 Autocross, Dyno Challenge and Burnout Competition.

For more information and to register a vehicle online, visit www.streetmachinenationals.net .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 2, 2021

Event Features Set for Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 2, 2021) — A wide array of event features will entertain attendees and participants at the Street Machine Summer Nationals, Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn.

All weekend long, high-performance street machines, hot rods, street trucks and the best dream machines can be seen driving the QA1 Cruise Route inside the Fairgrounds.

Always a highlight for participants and spectators alike at the St. Paul Street Machine Summer Nationals is QA1 Autocross, which will challenge driver’s skills on a course with tight turns and tough competition.

The Dyno Challenge will test the true muscle of vehicles, measuring both horsepower and torque. The Burnout Competition will light up the main grandstand with screaming tires and plenty of smoke filling the air.

Numerous Pro-Judged Awards will be handed out in a variety of categories during the Show-N-Shine competition, along with Editor’s Choice Awards from Power Auto Media. New this year is the Modern Muscle category for vehicles from the year 2000 and newer.

Attendees can also shop the Performance Marketplace with industry-leading brands, offering the latest products and services, many offering special “Show Only” pricing.

Spectators can save money, time and enjoy a contactless transaction by purchasing tickets in advance online at www.streetmachinenationals.net. Tickets are $12 online (ages, 13+) through July 15, with children (ages 12-under) free. New this year, a Weekend Pass is available for $19 in advance and is only available online through July 15.

At the Gate, a 1-Day Adult ticket (ages 13+) is $17, with children ages 12-under free.

Participants can save when they register their vehicle before July 14 as the pre-registration price is $50. On-site registration will take place July 15-18 and is $65.

For more information on the Street Machine Summer Nationals at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, visit www.streetmachinenationals.net.

FINAL WEEKEND OF THE 2021 TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW

Presented by Speedway®

Your Last Chance to Check Out the Coolest Rides Outside

St. Paul, Minn. (May 20, 2021) --- It’s the final weekend of the 48th annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by Speedway® at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds! The first-of-its-kind outdoor event will conclude on Sunday, May 23 at

7 p.m. There is still time to check out cool cars, enjoy great entertainment, and get your first taste of State Fair food!

Here are some the highlights and attractions for Friday through Sunday:

On Friday at 1 p.m., the winner of the 2021 Twin Cities Auto Show Project Car Contest will be chosen outside the Grandstand. A record 16 finalists, including personally modified and customized vehicles ranging from a 1961 Mini Morris Saloon to a 2018 Honda Civic Type R, will learn who was voted the public’s favorite. twincitiesautoshow.com/show-features/projectcar

New this weekend! We’re jumping with joy that Dock Dogs will entertain us this year in the Outdoor Adventure Neighborhood. Come watch the high energy pups jump farther, faster, and higher than ever before as they compete nose-on-nose in the Big Air, Speed Retrieve, and Extreme Vertical competitions. The furry fun takes place at various times throughout the day. Check our website for the complete schedule.

Ride the RAMINATOR! The 10-feet tall, 12-feet wide and five-ton behemoth with the 565 CI Supercharged Hemi Engine, is returning to the Auto Show – this time outdoors on the fairgrounds Mighty Midway. The RAM family of monster trucks will conduct daily car crushing shows and even offer ride! For a complete schedule, please visit our website.

What better way to take advantage of our expansive new outdoor home than to have a parade? Every day at 2 p.m., a parade featuring members of a variety of car clubs rolling in their cool cars, the 2021 Car of the Show the Volkswagen Tiguan, Troopers from the Minnesota State Patrol, and entertainment provided by the Dixieland Pickup Band will make their way through the fairgrounds.

Friday, May 21: Project Car Contest Finalists with Celebrity Grand Marshal Lee Valsvik of KOOL 108 and KARE 11.

Saturday, May 22: Vehicles from member of Great Northern Region - Lambda Car Club International and the Corvette Club with representatives of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival’s Royal Family as Celebrity Grand Marshals.

Sunday, May 23: Mustang Car Club with special guest 14-year-old Pure International Pageant’s Miss North America Grace Grell and Celebrity Grand Marshal and WCCO Entertainment Reporter Rusty Gatenby.

For complete details of all that’s happening at the Twin Cities Auto Show this weekend from test drives to classic car displays, please visit www.TwinCitiesAutoshow.com .

ENTRANCE: RAM Entry Gate 16

Enter via Snelling & Hoyt Avenues

PARKING: FREE on-grounds parking in the Robin Lot near the RAM Entry Gate 16.

HOURS: Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 23 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

TICKETS: Adults (16+) $15 online ($20 onsite)

Save $5 by purchasing in advance!

Teens (11 – 15) $5

Children 10 and under FREE

$7 off coupons are available at GMADA metro member auto dealerships.

WEBSITE: TwinCitiesAutoShow.com

SOCIAL: Facebook and Snapchat: TCAutoShow

Twitter and Instagram: @TCAutoShow

PRODUCER: The Twin Cities Auto Show, the largest consumer show in the Upper Midwest,

is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA).

The GMADA is a trade association of 122 franchised new car dealers operating in the seven county Twin Cities Area.

In addition to putting on the Upper Midwest’s largest consumer show, the association assists its members with relations with the two trade unions working within dealers’ service facilities.

GMADA President is Scott Lambert and the Auto Show Director is Mary Velline.

SAFETY: The well-being of event attendees, exhibitors, and staff is the top priority for Twin Cities Auto Show organizers. For the event’s COVID-19 guidelines, please visit our website, www.TwinCitiesAutoShow.com .

*Information subject to change.

Please visit www.TwinCitiesAutoShow.com or follow us on social media for the latest information.

TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW’S MILITARY SALUTE

Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota Foundation Received $40,500 Donation from GMADA

Falcon Heights, Minn. (May 19, 2021) --- Last night, the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA) hosted its 7th annual Military Appreciation Day at the Twin Cities Auto Show. Free admission, compliments of Toyota, was given to those currently serving in the military and veterans with discounts for their families.

A ceremony was held in the evening to honor those who serve or have served in our nation’s military. It began with the procession of our colors carried by Veterans of the American Legion New Prague Veterans Honor Guard from Post #45 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard. A stirring rendition of our National Anthem was sung by Staff Sergeant Ava Penner from the 34th Infantry Band. U.S. Army Major General Johanna Clyborne shared remarks of appreciation to those who serve and the GMADA.

Scott Lambert, president of the GMADA, presented a “big check” to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Commander Ron Haugen and DAV Foundation Chair Mark Jarzewski in the amount of $40,500. The check, which was the largest contribution amount in the history of the Twin Cities Auto Show’s Military Appreciation Day, represented a donation by each of the GMADA member dealerships.

The monies raised will go to the DAV of Minnesota Foundation to help enable our state’s veterans to gain access to programs that help them succeed. The DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. For information, visit davmn.org.

The GMADA’s appreciation for those who serve our country was reflected throughout the day at the Twin Cities Auto Show which is taking place through May 23 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

The fairground’s Baldwin Park, located between Randall and Wright Avenues, became the Military Neighborhood. The 34th Infantry Division Battalion Headquarters unit, based in Arden Hills, was among the honored guests.

Soldiers greeted attendees and showed them around two High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) used by the Minnesota National Guard since the early 1990s.

In addition to meeting members of the National Guard, vendors were onsite to talk about the services they offer to military professionals, including: ETS (Every Third Saturday); Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans; Reserve Component Transition Assistance Advisor Program; Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs; Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District; St. Cloud State University Veteran’s Resource Center; Operation Wheels of Freedom; the Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota; and Humana.

To start the day off in the morning, a military flyover featuring an historic SNJ soared above the Twin Cities Auto Show to the thrill of those attending.

Then, at 2 p.m., a parade featuring a variety of Military groups made its way through the streets of the fairgrounds. Parade participants included the DAV, Operation Wheels of Freedom, and several vehicles from the Red Bull Historic Military Vehicles Association. The Military Appreciation Day Parade Grand Marshal was 97-year-old World War II Veteran Richard Crumb from New Richland, Minn.

The 48th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show is taking place through Sunday, May 23 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. For tickets and more information, please visit TwinCitiesAutoShow.com.

The Twin Cities Auto Show, the largest consumer show in the Upper Midwest, is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA). The GMADA is a trade association of 122 franchised new car dealers operating in the seven county Twin Cities Area. In addition to putting on the Upper Midwest’s largest consumer show the association assists its members with relations with the two trade unions working within dealers’ service facilities. GMADA President is Scott Lambert and the Auto Show Director is Mary Velline.

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Mary Velline, Twin Cities Auto Show, Show Director

Staff Sergeant Ava Penner from the 35th Infantry Band

U.S. Army Major General Johanna Clyborne

DAV Commander Ron Haugen

DAV Foundation Chair Mark Jarzewski

Eva Jelink, Toyota Motors North America

Scott Lambert, GMADA, President

 

Registration for the 2021 SEMA Show, the premier gathering for the automotive specialty equipment industry, is now open at www.semashow.com/register.


2021 SEMA SHOW REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
-- Automotive aftermarket industry will reconnect in-person Nov. 2-5 in Las Vegas --
-- Industry professionals can register online at www.semashow.com/register --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 5, 2021) -- Registration for the 2021 SEMA Show, scheduled for Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., is now open at www.semashow.com/register.

The premier gathering for the automotive specialty equipment industry, the 2021 SEMA Show already has more than 1,500 companies confirmed to exhibit and many more expected before the event takes place in November. Exhibitors include major automakers and small businesses, as well as iconic aftermarket manufacturers who are enhancing their booths to heighten their presence at what will be the first industry-wide in-person gathering for the $46.2 billion specialty automotive industry in nearly two years.

"Given the restrictions our industry has endured the last year, pent-up demand for the SEMA Show is at an all-time high," said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. "More so than other years, the 2021 SEMA Show will be fundamental in helping industry professionals grow existing relationships, create new ones, and push their businesses forward."

Attendees at the 2021 SEMA Show will witness firsthand nearly two year's worth of innovation, technology, and new products from manufacturers, as they showcase products, debut vehicles, conduct demonstrations, and prepare to do business throughout all four halls of the 3.2-million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We are ready to get back to SEMA and connect with our customers this fall," said Michael Hamrick, Wilwood Disc Brakes events and promotions manager. "Everyone at Wilwood Disc Brakes is putting their best foot forward to have a great event and catch up with our customers. We have quite a few new products to unveil, and SEMA is the place to do it.”

With the entire Convention Center in use, the SEMA Show floor will be designed to improve traffic flow and make navigating the event simple and easy. The 2021 SEMA Show floorplan will begin to take shape during the annual Priority Space Selection process June 7-23. Companies that submit booth space applications before May 7 will participate in the weeks-long process to determine their booth location on the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendees will also be able to sign up for educational seminars featuring industry experts, and networking events that bring market niches together.

"We’re excited to already be working with the more than 1,500 companies that have committed to exhibit at this year's SEMA Show, and we expect hundreds more to reserve booth space before May 7," said Gattuso. "We encourage attendees to register early so they can secure their credentials and receive updates on breaking news from what will be an amazing event."

Registration for the 2021 SEMA Show is offered in three categories – attendee, exhibitor, and media – and everyone must qualify to receive a badge and attend. For more information about qualifying documents and the 2021 SEMA Show, log on to www.semashow.com.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.semashow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

BIG FUN PLANNED FOR THE 2021 TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW


Presented by Speedway®

State Fairgrounds Sets the Stage for the Biggest Show Ever, including Monster Trucks and State Fair Food

Saint Paul, Minn. (April 15, 2021) --- One month from today, the 48th annual Twin Cities Auto Show will take over the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Show, which is the largest consumer show in the Midwest, will run for nine days: Saturday, May 15 through Sunday, May 23, 2021.

The well-being of event attendees, exhibitors, and staff is the top priority for Twin Cities Auto Show organizers. For the event’s COVID-19 guidelines, please see below or visit our website,

www.TwinCitiesAutoShow.com

With 12.9 million square feet to play with – more than 30 times the size of its previous home of the Minneapolis Convention Center – this year’s Twin Cities Auto Show is guaranteed to be the biggest, boldest, and best Twin Cities Auto Show in history.

Having the expansive 322-acre Minnesota State Fairgrounds as their playground has given show organizers the opportunity to THINK BIG when it comes to booking new attractions. And, when it comes to big, we’re talking MONSTROUS!

Here are some of the 2021 Twin Cities Auto Show’s biggest attractions:

Monster Trucks on the Midway featuring The RAMINATOR
The RAMINATOR, the 10-feet tall, 12-feet wide and five-ton behemoth, is returning to the Auto Show. But, instead of sitting still in a building, the RAMINATOR is bringing some of its RAM family of monster trucks to put on multiple car crushing shows each day outside on the fairgrounds Midway area.

Fans will have the rare opportunity of RIDING in a RAMINATOR with a professional driver. Plus, guests will have the chance to jump up into a stationary RAMINATOR to check out the driver’s view.

Engines will be REVVED! Cars will be CRUSHED! You don’t want to miss it!


RAMINATOR Ride Truck

The RAMINATOR Monster Truck

Fair Food
What’s a trip to the fairgrounds without eating your favorite fair food like cheese curds, Pronto Pups and deep-fried pickles? More than a dozen well-known State Fair restaurants and stands will be open for hungry Auto Show goers, including Al’s Subs, Ball Park Café*, Barona (cheese-on-a-stick), Blue Moon Dine-In Theater, Coasters Beer Garden*, Fresh French Fries, Hansen’s, Hildebrand*, Lulu’s*, Mancini’s Al Fresco*, Preferred Pickle, Pronto Pup, Ribar (cheese curds) Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar, and Tom Thumb Mini Donuts. Those noted with an asterisk will serve beer and/or wine.
Themed Blocks and Neighborhoods
With its new address, the Show is also moving into new Neighborhoods. Blocks on the fairgrounds will be dedicated to showcasing collections of themed vehicles, such as electrics and hybrids, mighty military mobiles, outdoor adventure cruisers, luxury dream cars, motorcycles, passenger trucks, classics and customs.
Truck Track
Did you know that over 86% of new vehicle sales in Minnesota are in the light truck segment? The Truck Track will give consumers the chance to ride and compare a variety of truck models from different brands. Professional drivers will drive current – and future! – truck lovers around this new test track.
Daily Parades
Each day at 2 p.m., colorful and entertaining processions of car clubs, cool vehicles, and grand marshals will make their way through the fairgrounds. Want to march with us? Register online at TwinCitiesAutoShow.com under “Show Features.”
Ride & Drive
Yes, you can truly test drive your next vehicle at the Twin Cities Auto Show! The popular Ride & Drive attraction returns allowing show attendees the chance to get behind the wheel and hit the streets of the fairgrounds in a new car, SUV, crossover, or truck. A roster of available makes and models to try out will be released soon.
EVENT: The 48th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show

DATES: Saturday, March 15 – Sunday, March 23, 2021

LOCATION: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Show entrance at Gate 16 via Snelling & Hoyt Avenues

HOURS: May 15 – 22 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

May 23 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

TICKETS: Adults (16+) $15 online ($20 onsite)

Teens (11 – 15) $5

Children 10 and under FREE

Half-Price Wednesday (May 19) $10

$7 off coupons are available at GMADA metro member auto dealerships.

PARKING: FREE on-grounds parking in the Robin Lot near the RAM Entry Gate #16. Enter on Hoyt Avenue.

WEBSITE: www.TwinCitiesAutoShow.com

SOCIAL: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter

Facebook and Snapchat: TCAutoShow

Twitter and Instagram: @TCAutoShow

Tag us: #TCAutoShow

PRODUCER: The Twin Cities Auto Show, the largest consumer show in the Upper Midwest, is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA).

The GMADA is a trade association of 122 franchised new car dealers operating in the seven county Twin Cities Area. In addition to putting on the Upper Midwest’s largest consumer

show the association assists its members with relations with the two trade unions working within dealers’ service facilities. GMADA President is Scott Lambert and the Auto Show Director is Mary Velline.

OUTLAW RUN The Book Reviews are in

OUTLAW RUN The Book Reviews are in and they all say, “Buckle Up! This is one helluva ride!” Automotive Magazine Publishers and Managing Editors from Coast to Coast, and Canada, are giving OUTLAW RUN The Book Rave Reviews for this original Carpoctalyptic Storyline Premise never written about before now. Federal Government bans all Pre-76 vehicles from road-use across America effective on the 4th of July, our Independence Day, in an effort to push for new environmentally friendly vehicles and plug in vehicles sales nationwide by outlawing these classic cars and trucks from being driven on our streets, roads and highways ever again. After years of seeing his power plant Pontiac GTO collecting dust in his garage, one man decides it is time to take back what we all lost and take to the backroads and highways of Rhode Island with his 1969, Tar Black GTO, dubbed, OUTLAW, at area DragWays because it never lost a drag race and was always stealing awards at classic car shows that are now also banned across the USA. This non-stop, action-packed, adrenaline driven, thrill ride, has everyone reading it on the edge of their seats. OUTLAW RUN The Book is the only Paperback ever Published that requires SeatBelts when reading. What was once a book, is now a monthly feature in Motorhead Magazine, published in Rhode Island and distributed to 1,000’s of readers across New England and Nationwide in-print and online. Fan base following grows and gains traction with every issue. Jim Weicherding, the Author of OUTLAW RUN The Book and Writer of OUTLAW RUN Beyond The Book Series, along with Mike Linner, of Car Show Nationals, is reaching out to find a screenwriter to help collaborate on an OUTLAW RUN The Movie Script we can present to Movie Producers and Series Producers due to the increased popularity of this storyline premise Nationwide and across Canada. Amazon Books, Barnes & Noble Books and Google Books just aquired OUTLAW RUN The Book and just made it available on their book websites for automotive enthusiasts Nationwide and Worldwide. With more than 120,000,000 Automotive Enthusiasts Nationwide that this storyline, if it eventually became a reality, hopefully it doesn’t, directly impacts all of us in one way, or another. Banned aftermarket parts, banned car shows, banned drag racing, banned usages of classic vehicles across America and more, would have a huge impact on our classic car and truck culture and hobby. It’s a whole new kind of Horror Story for Car Guys & Gals. OUTLAW RUN The Book and ongoing OUTLAW RUN Beyond The Book Series, is a storyline premise, that is actually coming true, slowly but surely. Anyone knowing of a professional screenwriter, movie, or tv series producer that might want to pursue OUTLAW RUN The Movie Project Build can contact Jim directly, at jwpisces14@aol.com or contact Mike Linner, at www.carshownationals.com

2021 TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW

Presented by Speedway®

New Address and New Neighborhoods

48th Annual Show Takes a Road Trip to the State Fairgrounds - May 15 - 23

Saint Paul, Minn. (February 22, 2021) --- The 2021 Twin Cities Auto Show is taking a road trip to a new location, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, May 15 – 23. With its new address, the Show is also moving in new Neighborhoods. Introducing, The Neighborhoods at the Twin Cities Auto Show. Each of the seven themed blocks on the fairgrounds will showcase different motorized vehicles and activities.

Electric Vehicles Neighborhood
With more electric and hybrid options than ever before, the Twin Cities Auto Show is your place to learn how an EV could be your next vehicle. Test drive one for yourself and then visit the Xcel Energy Garage to see how you could charge your new electric vehicle at home.

FUN Neighborhood
From bumper cars to zip lines, there will be lots of cool activities for kids of all ages in the Fun Neighborhood. Meet hometown heroes, including members of the Minnesota State Patrol and local fire departments, and check out their squad cars and fire trucks.

Heavy Duty Neighborhood
The residents in this neighborhood know how to get the job done! Explore heavy duty vehicles of all kinds, from dump trucks to snowplows to tractor trailers. Looking for a new career? Learn more about mechanical, technical, and heavy-duty vehicle-based jobs from current professionals.

Lifestyles Neighborhood
This neighborhood is for the folks whose car is much more than something that gets you from A to B. To them, cars are a lifestyle. Car club members will take residence throughout the Show at the Lifestyles Neighborhood with their classics, customs, exotics, hotrods and lowriders. Check out their prized possessions and hear their stories.

Military Neighborhood
From modern military vehicles to vintage World War II trucks, this Neighborhood pays tribute to the past and current heroes of our United States military. All branches of the military will be recognized and honored throughout the Show, but especially on Military Appreciation Night on Tuesday, May 18.

Motorcycle Neighborhood
Experience the thrill that rides with two wheels can create in the Motorcycle Neighborhood. Check out the latest motorcycles from major manufacturers, vintage bikes, customs, choppers and racing bikes.

Outdoor Adventure Neighborhood
See where the vehicles that help Minnesotans get out and explore have set up camp. The Outdoor Adventure Neighborhood is where you can find jet skis, kayaks, RVs and luxury motorhomes – all the rides to get you and yours outdoors.

The Twin Cities Auto Show, the largest consumer show in the Upper Midwest, is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA). The GMADA is a trade association of 122 franchised new car dealers operating in the seven county Twin Cities Area. In addition to putting on the Upper Midwest’s largest consumer show the association assists its members with

relations with the two trade unions working within dealers’ service facilities. GMADA President is Scott Lambert and the Auto Show Director is Mary Velline.

WEBSITE: TwinCitiesAutoShow.com

TICKETS: Reduced ticket prices now through February 28

$10 for adults

*** On March 1, adult tickets will be $15 online ($20 onsite).
So, purchase now.

Half price Wednesday tickets for May 19 are $10.

Teen tickets will decrease for 2021. $5 for youth ages 11 – 15.

Children 10 and under are FREE.

Discount coupons are available at GMADA metro member auto dealerships.

Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals Return to
Du Quoin in 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 12, 2021

Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals Return to
Du Quoin in 2021

DU QUOIN, Ill. (February 12, 2021) — The Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals return in 2021 to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Illinois, Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6.

The Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals is “The Biggest Muscle Car Party of the Year,” featuring stunning high-performance street machines, hot rods, street trucks and the best dream machines from coast-to-coast, all on display. In addition to the cars, the Performance Marketplace spotlights industry leading brands on-site with products and services on display, many offering special “Show-Only Pricing.”

Stayed tuned to the Street Machine Nationals website and social media channels for details on specific event features and exhibitors.

COVID protocols will be announced and posted closer to the date of the event.

For more information on the Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals, visit www.streetmachinenationals.net.

Win Jeff’s personal 2021 Camaro ZL1 1LE. Raffle Now Sold Out!

www.carshownationals.com is honored to work with Jeff Gordon and his foundation to fight childhood cancer. Win Jeff’s personal 2021 Camaro ZL1 1LE. Get your raffle entry today!

See message below from his team:
Hope you’re doing well! We recently celebrated the 2020 Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Corvette program where we were able to raise $2 MILLION dollars to help kids battling cancer for the first time ever – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=askBgbxsUoY.
Today, we launched the 2021 Camaro for a Cure program where we are raffling off Jeff’s personal 2021 Camaro ZL1 1LE (image attached). This one-of-a-kind car includes a special connection to childhood cancer thanks to help from our friends at Axalta Coating Systems and Hendrick Performance.
For this year’s program, 15,000 tickets are available at $100 each as we aim to raise $1.5 MILLION dollars for kids fighting cancer through JGCF.
For full program info, you can check out – www.camaroforacure.org .
A big part of what drives the success for these car programs is the support from people like you who help spread the word.
We’re hoping you might be able to help us again in some way, so together we can help even more kids who are battling cancer.
Jeff pays the federal taxes on the car, so the winner doesn’t have to worry about that. Plus, he personally signs the title and hands over the keys.
If you are interested in receiving additional info about the program, just let me know and we will send you a ZIP folder with some relevant things for promoting this program:
Reference documents
Exterior/interior images of the car
Videos of the car
Jeff recently shared the below posts to his social media channels about the program:

www.facebook.com/jeffgordon/posts/10159134326976054
twitter.com/JeffGordonWeb/status/1357067034723553281
www.instagram.com/p/CK2BbuODKbS

With your help, we’re confident we can raise another $1.5 million for kids battling cancer.
Thank you very much!
Dan Guffey
Director of Digital Business
Jeff Gordon Inc.
Twitter – @DanGuffey
Visit us online:
jeffgordon.com
store.jeffgordon.com

Project Cars are an important part of car culture, and the Twin Cities Auto Show is giving you a chance to show yours off!
Enter your car!!

The finalists will have their cars on display at the Twin Cities Auto Show, May 15-23, 2021 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for the duration of the show. Attendees of the Twin Cities Auto Show will vote to determine the winner, which will be announced during an awards ceremony at the show.
One winner will receive a trip for 2 to a Barrett- Jackson Auto Auction!
About the Project Car contest:
Project Car was started at the 2019 Twin Cities Auto Show, with 3 special finalists on display as well as an honorable mention. In 2020, it was expanded to 4 finalists and was co-located in The Unique Room with other specialty vehicles. The Unique Room and the Project Car finalists were a fan favorite! Even with the challenges of the year, votes came in from across the world. As the 2020 Twin Cities Auto Show came to an unfortunate early end, we were pleased to still be able to award Noah Brush and his 1961 Ford Econoline with the win.
Now in it's third year, Project Car will continue to expand and grow with the new locations and dates of the 2021 Twin Cities Auto Show!
Enter Now:
The entry period will close March 1, 2021 at 5:00PM CST
Enter here: twincitiesautoshow.com/show-features/projectcar
Pictured below: Winners Noah Brush (2020) and Lynn Pfenning (2019).

AmericanMuscle $5,000 Holiday Sweeps



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Are you ready for a chance to win $5000? AmericanMuscle's $5,000 Muscle Car Holiday giveaway is now live until 11/19/20. Better yet, participants can enter daily for the best chance to take home the grand prize—no purchase necessary.
Mustang Owners enter here: www.americanmuscle.com/mustang-sweepstakes-holiday-2020.html

Challenger Owners enter here: www.americanmuscle.com/challenger-sweepstakes-holiday-2020.html

Charger Owners enter here: www.americanmuscle.com/charger-sweepstakes-holiday-2020.htm

GOODGUYS ROD & CUSTOM ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES RETURN OF
SPEEDWAY MOTORS SOUTHWEST NATIONALS

 


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GOODGUYS ROD & CUSTOM ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NINETEEN-EVENT
SEASON SCHEDULE FOR 2021!

 


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Performance Racing Industry (PRI) is embarking on its first-ever PRI Road Tour, an all-out content creation program that takes PRI to the racing industry. The PRI Road Tour van will visit more than 85 motorsports businesses and facilities throughout the country, beginning October 10.

PRI EMBARKS ON FIRST-EVER ROAD TOUR
The cross-country campaign will visit dozens of motorsports companies over a two-month span while collecting, generating, and distributing content for the racing community.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (October 7, 2020) -- Performance Racing Industry (PRI) is launching a new cross-country campaign to gather and share news and updates from dozens of racing-related businesses. Dubbed “The PRI Road Tour,” the campaign is an all-out content creation bonanza that takes the PRI team directly to manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, race teams, race tracks, and more, over a two-month span.
The PRI Road Tour, which begins October 10, will help manufacturers promote their products and services, and connect the worldwide racing industry by making more than 85 planned stops at motorsports businesses and facilities throughout the country, concluding on December 15. The PRI team will capture and share video, photos, and exclusive interviews highlighting the industry’s newest products, vehicles, races, and developments.
“If the industry can’t come to the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, then PRI is coming to the industry,” said PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer.
Traveling in the PRI Road Tour van, wrapped with the PRI logo, the team will conduct on-site interviews and curate content to share on PRI’s website and social platforms, as well as within its monthly magazine. PRI is also partnering with various media outlets, racers, influencers, and social media channels to further amplify the news and information it gathers.
PRI invites all motorsports companies to join the PRI Road Tour by submitting press releases, photos, videos, and other assets to RoadTour@PerformanceRacing.com to be included in the program. PRI will provide simple guidelines with minimal requirements to encourage widespread industry participation. Professional editors will have access to these submissions and generate content to be used on PRI’s channels, as well as shared with other media and influencers.
“The business of racing starts at PRI, and our goal is to support the motorsports industry by helping them spread the word about what they are doing,” Meyer said. “We’ve tapped into the world’s best photographers, videographers, and social media experts to develop content that will resonate with the racing world.”
The PRI Road Tour kicks off on October 10 in Indianapolis with video shoots at the Indiana Convention Center, speed shops, and popular attractions. The team will drive to Chicago on October 12 as it makes its way through Detroit, Cleveland, and cities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and California.
The PRI team is closely following local, state, and national health and safety guidelines as the Road Tour travels the country covering the business of racing.
To learn more about the PRI Road Tour, visit PRI2020.com/RoadTour, email RoadTour@performanceracing.com, and follow Performance Racing Industry on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
About Performance Racing Industry
Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit PerformanceRacing.com.

YouTube TV Adds MAVTV Motorsports Network to New Add-on Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Motorsports Network Offers an Unparalleled Line-Up of
Exclusive Motorsports Racing Events and Automotive Shows to YouTube TV
CORONA, Calif. (September 15, 2020) - MAVTV Motorsports Network, the only multichannel television network in the U.S. dedicated solely to motorsports, announced today that it has signed a distribution deal with YouTube TV that will bring some of the most exciting forms of motorsports content only found on MAVTV to the subscription streaming service’s newest add-on package, Sports Plus.

“It is an honor having MAVTV available on such an impressive platform, with such a renowned brand, and in the company of so many other great sport channels,” said Dan Teitscheid, President of MAVTV Motorsports Network. “Our goal is to entertain YouTube TV’s subscribers with the greatest accumulation of motorsports programming available in one place in the world.”

Sports Plus is a new add-on package for YouTube TV that’s perfect for sports fans and includes seven sports networks - including MAVTV - for $10.99 per month. With Sports Plus, YouTube TV members will have access to unlimited grassroots racing from across the globe, including drag racing, late model dirt, tractor pull, short course off-road, drifting, ice racing and everything in between. The addition of MAVTV on YouTube TV comes at a perfect time as live coverage continues all month long with the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships, ARCA Menards Series and MotoAmercia’s SuperSport series.

YouTube TV is a subscription streaming service that lets you watch live and on-demand TV from 85+ top networks through a simple and award-winning experience. It offers live & local sports, news, shows, movies, and more, and can be watched on any screen (phone, tablet, TV, computer). Membership comes with free unlimited cloud DVR storage space to record all your favorites, personalized watch recommendations, and a family plan with 6 accounts per household so the whole family can enjoy.

2020 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2020
For media inquiries, contact: Juan Torres 909-978-6722 | juant@performanceracing.com
2020 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show Update

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2020) – Performance Racing Industry (PRI) announced today that the 2020 PRI Trade Show will not be taking place as scheduled in December.

The announcement comes after months of working closely with the Visit Indy team, the Indiana Convention Center staff, and other Indianapolis officials to develop a plan for a safe and productive PRI Trade Show. Despite health and safety guidelines that would have been in place, mounting uncertainty related to the Coronavirus resulted in an environment that would not be conducive to a productive trade show.

“It is with great disappointment that we announce that the 2020 PRI Trade Show will not take place,” said PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer. “Our goal is to always do what is best for the motorsports industry, and PRI will continue to lead with business solutions for an ever-changing future."

The organization is committed to supporting motorsports parts manufacturers, resellers, racetracks, race teams, sanctioning bodies, media, and racers themselves, through legislative advocacy, training, and more.

Full refunds for PRI Trade Show exhibitor booth deposits will be issued.

Updates will be posted to performanceracing.com.

About Performance Racing Industry
Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit performanceracing.com .

SEMA has created SEMA360, an online marketplace solution held Nov. 2-6, 2020, that will allow manufacturers and resellers in the specialty automotive segment to connect and conduct business.

 


SEMA ANNOUNCES eMARKETPLACE SOLUTION TO TAKE
PLACE NOVEMBER 2-6

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 27, 2020) -- SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced today that it is offering an online marketplace to allow manufacturers and resellers in the specialty automotive segment to connect and conduct business. Taking place Nov. 2-6, SEMA360 was created after industry members expressed a need for a viable marketplace solution in the absence of the 2020 SEMA Show.

“Creating a platform where the industry can gather and discover new products and trends has always been a SEMA priority,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “SEMA360 is the ideal solution to bring the industry together, at a time when we’ve all been kept apart. The platform allows qualified buyers to interact with manufacturers, see innovative new products, check out top SEMA Show builds, and take in industry-leading educational offerings."

Show organizers gathered input from industry members who registered concerns with typical “virtual trade show” solutions. The result is SEMA360, a simplified platform where SEMA will help manufacturers create a straightforward brand presence that will reach quality domestic and international buyers. With a focus on helping the industry grow their businesses, participating resellers will have access to product offerings and demonstrations, and manufacturer personnel.

“The industry made it clear there is a void to fill,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “SEMA360 addresses that need by leveraging SEMA’s exclusive buyer database to connect manufacturers with resellers.”

Key features of SEMA360 include:
A simplified platform for manufacturers to showcase their new products and innovations
Efficient interaction between manufacturers and resellers for quality business exchange
SEMA vehicle reveals from world-class builders
Industry-leading education focused on professional development and new strategies
SEMA’s unrivaled media contacts amplifying news, products, and innovations to a world-wide audience
Manufacturer applications for SEMA360 will open Sept. 3, 2020, at a SEMA-member rate of $495, and a nonmember rate of $1,495. Attendee registration, which opens mid-September, will be free to qualifying buyers who are SEMA members, and $25 to nonmembers. Qualifying media will be able to register at no cost.

To learn more about the SEMA360 or to register, visit www.sema360.com .

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $46.2 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org , www.semashow.com , or www.performanceracing.com.

News!

The www.carshownationals.com Let's Roll Podcast this Thursday 8-6-2020 Jeff Thisted and Mike Linner will have special guests Diesel Dave and Bryce Kenny Monster Jam Driver of the Mohawk Warrior.

We will preview "Monster Jam Breaking World Records" On Discovery and their big Monster Jam event on August 8th on the Discovery Channel where they try to break 7 world records!
Here is a preview of the show on August 8th:

2020 PRI TRADE SHOW UPDATE
-- PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer gives the racing industry an update
on this year's Show --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2020) – Performance Racing Industry (PRI) President Dr. Jamie Meyer sent a letter to the racing industry today informing them of the status of the 2020 PRI Trade Show, scheduled for Dec. 10-12 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

The letter, written personally by Dr. Meyer, is straight-forward and candid. In it, Dr. Meyer writes “I know you have a lot of questions and concerns right now, and I want to help answer those.” He makes clear that the 2020 PRI Trade Show is set to take place as scheduled in Indianapolis on Dec. 10-12, but that approval from the Marion County Health Department is required and pending.

Since joining PRI as President, Dr. Meyer has been focused on doing “what is right for the industry,” and he vowed that PRI will continue to do so as it pushes to host the 2020 PRI Trade Show.

In the letter, Dr. Meyer points out that:
More than 940 exhibitors have registered for the 2020 PRI Show and are ready to display their racing products.
PRI is working closely with the Visit Indy team, the Indiana Convention Center staff, and other Indianapolis officials, including the Office of the Mayor of Indianapolis, to ensure a safe and productive trade show.
While the city of Indianapolis is currently at a Stage 4.5 through Aug. 27, the Visit Indy team has had great success gaining approval for events at the Indianapolis Convention Center, and the entire city of Indianapolis is preparing for this year's PRI Trade Show.
PRI is putting together a safety plan to obtain approval from the Marion County Health Department. The PRI safety plan includes the use of masks, hand sanitizers, health screening, and social distancing throughout the event.
To read the entire letter go here: News release letter

Performance Racing Industry is committed to helping the racing community get through the challenges it currently faces due the Coronavirus pandemic. Providing the racing industry with a venue where they can conduct business safely, efficiently and productively is PRI's top priority.

Visit PerformanceRacing.com to learn more about PRI, as well as resources available to the racing community, legislative advocacy and representation information, updated information on guidelines and federal aid, a list of tracks that have reopened, and information on the PRI Track Promoter Helpline. Contact PRI at mail@performanceracing.com.

About Performance Racing Industry
Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit performanceracing.com .

News! 7-17-2020

SOLD OUT! 20,000 tickets. 9 days. $2 million dollars raised to help kids battling cancer through the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation #CorvetteForaCure program. Thanks to YOU!

So incredible and we can't thank you enough!

This is the first time that two million dollars has been raised through a single Corvette for a Cure program and it happened in record time -- only nine days!

The official drawing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 23rd and the winner is scheduled to be announced on Wednesday, September 30th.

You can find the official rules here -corvetteforacure.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/jeff-gordon-corvette-giveaway-rules-2020.pdf .

We appreciate your support and are excited at the positive impact the funds this program has raised will have on helping kids fighting cancer.

P.S. – For those that may have missed out on the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Corvette for a Cure program, another way people can get involved is by joining The Fuel, which is the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation exclusive recurring giving program – www.jeffgordonchildrensfoundation.org/thefuel.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 16, 2020

AN EPIC NIGHT OF FAMILY FUN AS DISCOVERY AND FELD ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER ON DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JAM® BREAKING WORLD RECORDS

The Anderson Family, Bari Musawwir, and Todd LeDuc Are Among Those Featured In

The Three Hour Stuntacular
Premieres Shark Week Eve – Saturday, August 8 at 8pm ET/PT

Last year, the Diesel Brothers made history when they successfully jumped their massive, 12,000 pound BroDozer™ Monster Jam® truck over a flying airplane, stunning audiences around the country. This year, the team – Heavy D and Diesel Dave, along with TV personality Chris Jacobs – reunite with their friends at Monster Jam for an even more epic night of record-breaking stunts and Guinness World Record attempts at never-before tried feats. To dial the danger up a notch, veteran drivers from Monster Jam will attempt seven stunts striving to etch their names into the history books. For the first time in months, fans will have a front row seat as their favorite drivers climb back in their Monster Jam trucks to wow audiences with their jaw-dropping stunts.

An awesome night of family fun, DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JAM BREAKING WORLD RECORDS premieres SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 at 8pm ET on the eve of summer’s biggest event of the year, Discovery’s Shark Week, which kicks off on Sunday, August 9. In addition, Discovery viewers can check out Diesel Brothers: Monster Jam Breaking World Records by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #DieselBrothers and following Discovery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.

“What better way to get ready for Shark Week than an adrenaline filled event,” says Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual. “From trucks flying through the air to Air Jaws, we will kick off this highly anticipated week with audiences cheering from their couches!”

With their typical humor and crazy antics, Heavy D and Jacobs will guide audiences through the night, setting up the stunts with their colorful commentary and a play-by-play for the “Stuntacular.” And as always, Diesel Dave will bring his standard flare for interviewing talent as he shoots around the track for sideline chats. And because they can’t just stand on the sidelines while trucks are involved, Heavy D and Diesel Dave will face off in a drag race… Diesel Brothers style.

Adam and Krysten Anderson from the “First Family of Monster Jam,” will each be behind the wheel to attempt a world record. Adam hopes to smash the record for most monster trucks
(8) jumped by a monster truck. He will be attempting the challenge in Megalodon®. Younger sister Krysten looks to break that glass ceiling by taking the title for the highest ramp jump in Grave Digger®. During MONSTER JUMP LIVE last year, Todd LeDuc successfully completed a gravity defying forward momentum back flip. This August, he ups the ante by attempting the first-ever forward momentum double back flip while driving a monster truck.

Other drivers featured include Bryce Kenny, who attempts to break the record for the fastest speed ever recorded in the Great Clips Mohawk Warrior® Monster Jam truck; Bari Musawwir, who will hop in Zombie™ with the hopes of crushing the title for the most consecutive donut revolutions in a monster truck and the most number of donuts in a monster truck in 1 min. And Tom Meents, who has his eyes set to break the Guinness World Record for the longest nose wheelie in Max-D™.

It is sure to be a night of awe-inspiring stunts, plenty of jokes and hijinx, and of course, no Diesel Brothers stuntacular would be complete without a few surprises!

DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JAM BREAKING WORLD RECORDS is produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment in association with Feld Entertainment. For Magilla Entertainment, Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson, Jason Fox and Pete Delasho serving as executive producers. For Feld Entertainment, Kenneth Feld and Juliette Feld Grossman are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Kyle Wheeler and Bill Howard are executive producers and Olivia Ghersen and Paola Espinosa serve as associate producers.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.

About Monster Jam

Monster Jam® features world-class male and female athletes competing in the same events for the same championships on the same perfectly engineered dirt tracks that push these ever-evolving, state-of-the-art trucks to the limit. Beyond live events, the Monster Jam brand extends off the track into the home through products, content and merchandise that keeps the fun alive year-round. For more information, visit MonsterJam.com.

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Go to www.CorvetteForACure.org to purchase your $100 Raffle Ticket.
This is the 15th Corvette that Jeff Gordon's foundation had raffled away for childhood cancer!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAVTV July Broadcast Schedule
4th of July Special Programming, LIVE ARCA Menards Series, Pro Motocross,
and Late Model Dirt Racing

In July, MAVTV Motorsports Network is giving supercar aficionados a special Red, White, and American Real broadcast on Saturday, July 4, that features an entire day of non-stop racing action, full-service pit stops, and high-speed competition from around the U.S.

The Motorsports Network also features five LIVE racing broadcasts from three different disciplines set for July’s broadcast schedule starting with the ARCA Menards Series on Friday, July 3, at 8 p.m. E.T. from Lucas Oil Raceway.

The world’s fastest motocross racers return to the great outdoors Saturday, July 18, for the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 2020 season. Last year’s champion, Eli Tomac, will look to carry the momentum from his recent Supercross championship win into the opening round as he begins the campaign for a fourth consecutive outdoor title. LIVE first moto coverage from Ironman Raceway begins at 1 p.m. E.T.

The ARCA Menards Shore Lunch 150 also takes place Saturday, July 18, from Iowa Speedway. Tune in at 5:30 p.m. E.T. to watch the world’s best stock car drivers compete against one another for 150 laps in the premier stock car racing series.

Closing out the July broadcast schedule is LIVE coverage from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Diamond Nationals on Sunday, July 19, at 8:30 p.m. E.T. from Lucas Oil Speedway and more first moto coverage of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series from WW Motocross Park on Saturday, July 25, showtime to be announced later.

MAVTV is now available to more viewers than ever before. With a total of 220 providers across cable, satellite, telco, and digital broadcast platforms, including AT&T U-verse, Charter/Spectrum, DIRECTV, Fios by Verizon, FuboTV, Google, Mediacom, and many more, the country’s premier motorsports network is seen in more than 30-million households.

Race fans who don’t have MAVTV should contact their local cable, satellite, or other subscription service provider to get details on how to add it to their channel lineup. A full list of providers, shows, and scheduled broadcasts can be found by visiting www.MAVTV.com.
MAVTV Broadcast Schedule:
July 2020

Date

Series

Event / Venue

Time (ET)

July 3

ARCA Menards

Lucas Oil Raceway

8:00 p.m.

July 4

Red, White and American Real

11:00 a.m.

July 18

Pro Motocross

Ironman Raceway

1:00 p.m.

July 18

ARCA Menards

Iowa Speedway

5:30 p.m.

July 19

Late Model Dirt Series

Lucas Oil Speedway

8:30 p.m.

July 25

Pro Motocross

WW Motocross Park

TBA

Bold indicates a live event.
The full LIVE event broadcast schedule is available at www.mavtv.com/schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


MAVTV Announces Revised LIVE ARCA Broadcast Schedule as Racing Returns for the 2020 Season at Lucas Oil Raceway
LIVE ARCA Racing Returns to MAVTV for the Calypso Lemonade 200 on July 3
CORONA, Calif. (June 29, 2020) - MAVTV Motorsports Network, the only cable television network in the U.S dedicated solely to motorsports, is scheduled to broadcast LIVE ARCA Menards Series race coverage starting Friday, July 3, for the Calypso Lemonade 200 from Lucas Oil Raceway.

Per the Indiana Governor's Office, the historic Lucas Oil Raceway will allow fans to attend the event on July 3 under the healthcare and safety protocol standards established for the race. As of mid-June, the state of Indiana has moved into Stage 4 of the state's reopening process. Under Stage 4, safety guidelines allow raceways to operate at 50% capacity.

"We are incredibly excited to bring LIVE ARCA race coverage back to all MAVTV viewers," said Dan Teitscheid, President, MAVTV Motorsports Network. "With the novel coronavirus halting all forms of live entertainment, bringing back live auto racing to motorsports fans is a big win, especially with the July 4 holiday fast approaching."

The July 3 event features a 200-lap race and serves as the second round of the Sioux Chief Showdown. Chandler Smith, who won the first round in March, looks to keep bragging rights over the rest of the field and go two-for-two in Sioux Chief Showdown races. LIVE coverage of ARCA Menards 2020 season returns on the MAVTV channel July 3 at 8 pm ET.
MAVTV LIVE ARCA Schedule:
Date

Track

Time (ET)

July 3

Lucas Oil Raceway

8:00 pm

July 18

Iowa Speedway

5:30 pm

The Motorsport Network's LIVE ARCA schedule covers 12 races of the ARCA Menards 2020 Series, running from early July until mid-October. The remainder of the schedule will be released at a later date. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, race broadcast dates and times are subject to change. Please check your local listings for updates.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2020
For media inquiries, contact: Juan Torres 909-978-6722 | juant@sema.org
AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY PREPARES
FOR NOVEMBER EVENT
-- SEMA Show Organizers Actively Developing Health and Safety Guidelines --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 25, 2020) -- Thousands of exhibitors and attendees are registered and planning to attend the 2020 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 3-6, in Las Vegas, NV.

With health and safety precautions in place, the upcoming event will feature four days of innovation, inspiration, and education, at a time when analysts anticipate the marketplace will begin its path to recovery.

“We are steadfast in our belief that our members and our industry will recover more quickly from the current climate by safely coming together to share ideas and look ahead to strategize for 2021 and beyond,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA VP of events. “In some respects, it will be one of the hardest events we have produced in the Show’s 54-year history, but it will also be among the most gratifying.”

Organizers are focused on building the optimal business environment where Showgoers will feel safe to congregate. Plans involve many experts across multiple industries, including healthcare, facility management, city and state leadership, and event experience and design.

“We are proactively calling on all our partners to pool our collective resources to establish best practices and deliver the highest levels of safety and security along with the business value SEMA is known for,” said Gattuso. “Even with the Show still months away, we are well into planning what it will look like when we all gather in Las Vegas.”

A sampling of what Show organizers are researching and collaborating on are:
Social density concepts like directional traffic flow and distancing measures.
Use of CDC recommended personal protective equipment like facemasks.
Reducing touch points in high traffic areas like Registration or the New Products Showcase.
Increasing frequencies of facility cleaning and adding a process for nightly sanitization.
Encouraging early registration so credentials can be mailed in advance of the Show.
Developing an efficient health query protocol as Showgoers arrive on campus.
Streamlining food service locations to create touchless and cashless transactions.
While things are very fluid now, SEMA will be making regular updates throughout the summer and into September, with updates posted at www.semashow.com .

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.semashow.com, 909/396-0289.


CHANHASSEN AUTOPLEX TO OFFER VIRTUAL CAR SHOW

Car Enthusiasts - Tune in May 30

WHAT: Cars and Caves Virtual Car Show

For the past three years from April through September, Chanhassen AutoPlex has hosted a free monthly auto extravaganza of collector, classic and exotic cars called Cars and Caves. Hundreds of auto enthusiasts would gather at Chanhassen AutoPlex to view the extravagant “car condos” and its inhabitants, show off their own rides, and simply gather with fellow car geeks for a fun day.

Due to social distancing, the first two public Cars and Caves events of 2020 has been cancelled. However, car enthusiasts can still get their “car fix” by watching Cars and Caves Virtual Car Show.

Chanhassen AutoPlex recruited Rob Edwards and Nathan Thompson of Two Guys and a Ride to tape interviews with various garage owners with a special focus on May’s Car Club of the Month, the MG Club of Minnesota.

The resulting nine videos featuring seven garages and interviews with MG owners will be available for all to enjoy in the comfort and safety of their home beginning on May 30.

WHEN: Saturday, May 30 beginning at 8 a.m.

HOW: Two Guys and a Ride YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/twoguysandaride

Chanhassen Autoplex website: www.chanhassenautoplex.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChanhassenAutoPlex.net/

DONATE: The organizers of Cars and Caves encourage event attendees to make a free will donation to a designated non-profit of the month. To continue the tradition of giving back, viewers are encouraged to make an online donation to Happy Tails Rescue (https://www.tailsrescue.org/)

Happy Tails Rescue of Minnesota, founded in 2005, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, they are able to rescue dogs and cats providing them with loving temporary care until a well-matched, carefully screened forever home can be found.

SPONSORS: Floyd Total Security, LaMettry's Collision, Inc., Woody Love - Realtor: Engel & Völkers Minneapolis, Garage Floor Coating of Minnesota.com, Hagerty, Hatzung Insurance Agency, and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

MORE: Chanhassen AutoPlex is a private garage condominium community located in

Chanhassen, Minnesota. The 120 owners use their garage condos to store, showcase and restore their collector, classic and exotic car and motorcycle collections. The Chanhassen AutoPlex is nationally recognized for the exquisite man caves filled with car and automobilia collections. For more information, please visit chanhassenautoplex.com/cars-and-caves.

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Molly Mulvehill Steinke

Media Relations Director

Nemer Fieger

612-309-1677


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For Immediate Release
Date: April 29, 2020
Contact: Lesley Cook
Assistant Vice President, Marketing
Phone: (863) 616-2136
Email: lesleyc@midflorida.com
Website: www.midfloridaautoshow.com

Annual MIDFLORIDA Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours Event Cancelled

Lakeland, Fla. – After careful consideration, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union has reached the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 MIDFLORIDA Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours. The three-day event, now in its 21st year, was scheduled to take place during the weekend of October 16-18.
“As the presenting sponsor and event organizer, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union knows the extensive timeline, resources and preparation required to execute the caliber of show we strive to create,” said David Hand, chairman of the MIDFLORIDA Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours. “Planning begins months in advance and attempting to do so in the midst of a pandemic just doesn’t make sense. There are too many uncertainties with large public events to move forward with coordinating an event that brings more than 300 volunteers, nearly 500 car owners and approximately 35,000 attendees.”
The show’s cancellation was announced early so that participants and sponsors who come from all over the country were not inconvenienced by making unnecessary travel arrangements.
Updates about the 2021 show will be posted to the show’s social media pages, as well as on the website at www.midfloridaautoshow.com , as they become available.

About MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
MIDFLORIDA is a state-chartered financial institution headquartered in Lakeland, Fla. The credit union serves more than 378,000 members with assets totaling more than $4.42 billion through its network of branches, ATMs and website, www.midflorida.com. MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school within its Central Florida service area, which spans from coast to coast.

May 9. 2020

4-18-2020: My friend Jimmy Weicherding sent me this message and asked me to share it here. This seems like a way to get out with our cars. It may be a good idea. I hope to see you there:

Hi buddy, I’m coordinating a venue next month called, “OUTLAW RUN” 2020. I have reached out to numerous Classic Car & Truck Owners in the state of Rhode Island about attending an “OUTLAW RUN” Classic Car & Truck Parade through the community of Burrillville, RI. You would not believe the response buddy. It’s huge!!! You should be there too. Simple requirements: Must Be a RI Registered Vehicle. Must stay inside your Vehicle. Must Wear an Old School Cowboy Cloth Face Covering just like the old west outlaws used to wear when holding up banks, stagecoaches and trains. Date is Saturday, May 9th, 2020, 10am meet at Broncos Plaza on Route 102 and follow lead Vehicle through the town on Burrillville, RI. ending in Glocester, RI. where everyone can head back home from there. Rain Date is Sunday, May, 10th. Have them Email jwpisces14@aol.com with vehicle photo and name of participants. Subject box: OUTLAW RUN, 2020, Parade. Classic Cars & Trucks will Parade through the Burrillville Community to help raise everybody’s spirits while they enjoy these cool classic cars and trucks as they pass by their homes. I’m doing this because we cannot congregate at Classic Car Shows & Cruise Nights so we are parading our Classic Rides Safely While following the Governor’s Social Distancing Order. I want everybody to stay Safe & Healthy but still enjoy their automotive passion and lifestyle in a safe venue. Everyone is very excited about my idea and they want to join in the parade. Please post this on your website. I’m sure everyone will love to see something positive happening right now during all of these negative COVID-19 crisis cancellations related to our Classic Car & Truck Events. Thanks, ETCH

April 25, 2020


CHANHASSEN AUTOPLEX TO OFFER VIRTUAL CAR SHOW
Car Enthusiasts - Tune in April 25

WHAT: Cars and Caves Virtual Car Show

For the past three years from April through September, Chanhassen AutoPlex has hosted a free monthly auto extravaganza of collector, classic and exotic cars called Cars and Caves.
Hundreds of auto enthusiasts would gather at Chanhassen AutoPlex to view the extravagant “car condos” and its inhabitants, show off their own rides, and simply gather with fellow car geeks
for a fun day.

Due to social distancing, the first public Cars and Caves event of 2020 has been cancelled. However, car enthusiasts can still get their “car fix” by watching Cars and Caves Virtual Car Show on Saturday, April 25.

Chanhassen AutoPlex worked with local Minnesota-based YouTube personalities Rob Edwards and Nathan Thompson of Two Guys and a Ride to film interviews, tours and close-ups.
The resulting nine, 15-minute videos will be available for all to enjoy in the comfort and safety of their home beginning on April 25.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2020

HOW: Two Guys and a Ride YouTube Page: www.youtube.com/twoguysandaride
Chanhassen Autoplex website: www.chanhassenautoplex.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ChanhassenAutoPlex.net

DONATE: The organizers of Cars and Caves encourage event attendees to make a free will donation to a designated non-profit of the month. To continue the tradition of giving back, viewers are encouraged
to make an online donation to TreeHouse treehousehope.org/donate.

The mission of TreeHouse Hope is to end hopelessness among teens through mentorship, support groups, or off-site activities which create safe environments where teens can be themselves
and have fun.

SPONSORS: Floyd Total Security, LaMettry’s, and Woody Love: ENGLE & VOLKERS/Minneapolis & Lake Minnetonka, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

MORE: Chanhassen AutoPlex is a private garage condominium community located inChanhassen, Minnesota. The 120 owners use their garage condos to store, showcase and restore their collector, classic and
exotic car and motorcycle collections. The Chanhassen AutoPlex is nationally recognized for the exquisite man caves filled with car and automobilia collections.

For more information, please visit www.chanhassenautoplex.com/cars-and-caves.

Contact: Molly Mulvehill Steinke, Nemer Fieger, molly@nemerfieger.com, 612-309-1677

TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW’S MILITARY SALUTE Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota Foundation Received $19,326 Donation from GMADA


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Statement from the Twin Cities Auto Show

March 13, 2020

The remainder of the 2020 Twin Cities Auto Show has been cancelled effective immediately.

Out of an abundance of concern for our attendees and health and safety of the Show staff and display personnel we felt it necessary to take this unwelcome step. We look forward to returning for the 2021 Twin Cities Auto Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Scott Lambert
President of the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc.
Producers of the Twin Cities Auto Show

SEMA EXPANDS REGIONAL QUALIFYING EVENTS FOR 2020 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® YOUNG GUNS COMPETITORS

-- More than a dozen U.S. events scheduled in search of top young builders --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2020) -- SEMA has expanded its partnership with event producers across the country by increasing the number of scheduled qualifying events to 13 nationwide. Young builders (age 27 or younger at the time of the 2020 SEMA Show) will have additional opportunities to participate in a regional event for an opportunity to win an all-expense-paid trip to the 2020 SEMA Show held in Las Vegas.

Industry professionals whom themselves have previously participated in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition will select one winner from each of the events to advance to the 2020 SEMA Show, taking place November 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. All eligible runner-up candidates will have the opportunity to take part in an online fan vote in which the Young Gun with the most votes will take the final spot in the Battle of the Builders Young Guns competition.

“We continue to see an increasing level of craftsmanship, ingenuity and dedication from the young builders competing at these regional events,” said Ira Gabriel, SEMA VP of Marketing, PR and Communications. “It is so rewarding to see these Young Guns recognized for their abilities, and the opportunities that this competition can open up for them are huge.”

Since 2014, the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition has served as the automotive industry’s premier vehicle competition. Open exclusively to builders with vehicles on display at the SEMA Show, the contest expanded in 2017 to include a Young Guns regional competition that gave rising young builders an opportunity to participate. SEMA continues to look for young builders who demonstrate extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks and SUVs.

The four finalists of this year’s Battle of the Builders competition will be highlighted along with other featured builders in a new TV special, SEMA: Battle of the Builders, scheduled to debut on A+E Networks’ FYI and HISTORY’s DRIVE block on January 26, 2020 . Check local listings for schedule.

For more information about the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition or the SEMA Young Guns program, visit www.sema.org/botb or www.semayoungguns.com.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

SEMA REVEALS BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® TOP 40
-- Top 12 finalists to be announced Wednesday, November 6

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November 5, 2019
For media inquiries, contact: Juan Torres 909-978-6722 | juant@sema.org
SEMA REVEALS BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® TOP 40
-- Top 12 finalists to be announced Wednesday, November 6 --

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 5, 2019) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 40 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. Battle of the Builders is a competition to honor and recognize builders at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show.
The 2019 Battle of the Builders Top 40 are (by category):

HOT RODS
Dave Lane -- 1932 Ford Victoria
Eric Peratt -- 1936 Ford Roadster
Garret Kitchen -- 1968 Plymouth Barracuda
Gary Corkell -- 1932 Ford Phantom
Jeremy Gerber -- 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2
JF Launier -- 1964 Pontiac Acadian
Jim & Mike Ring -- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Paul VanNus -- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Talbert Goldman -- 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
Troy Gudgel -- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

SPORT COMPACT
Brian Bergeron -- 1987 Porsche 944
Edison Sarkisyan -- 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
George Dalmakis -- 1973 BMW 2002
Jordan Henke -- 1973 Toyota Celica
Josh Croll -- 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Louie Shefchik -- 1968 Iso Rivolta
Richard Gutierrez -- 1985 Toyota Corolla
Tim Lajambe -- 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190 EVO
TJ Russell -- 1991 Porsche 911
Todd Budde -- 1993 Mazda RX-7

TRUCKS/OFF-ROAD
Craig Piggott -- 1983 Chevrolet C/20 Camper
Daniel Smalley -- 1955 Chevrolet Crew Cab
Darin Smith -- 1972 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed
Eddie Pettus -- 1956 Volvo TP21
Erik Barnlund -- 1972 Ford Bronco
Greg Salzillo -- 1933 Dodge Truck
Jeremy Cheatham -- 1979 Scout II
Mark Giambalvo -- 1965 Chevrolet C-10
Phil Gerber -- 1969 Ford Bronco
Randy Borcherding -- 1955 Chevrolet Truck

YOUNG GUNS
Austin Haynes -- 1970 Chevrolet C-10
Brad Swaney -- 1971 Chevrolet C-10
Chelsie Lesnoski -- 2013 Scion FR-S
Cody Nebeker -- 1930 Chrysler 2-Door
Curtis Larsen -- 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda
Jacob Griffin -- 1975 American Motors Gremlin
Kyle Ray -- 1988 BMW E30
Luke Merrill -- 1940 Chevrolet 2 Door Sedan
Tommy Williams -- 1954 Chevrolet 3100
Zach Zadoo -- 1931 Ford Model A

The Battle of the Builders Top 12 will be announced at the Blue Lot stage, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 1:00 p.m. These 12 finalists, chosen by industry judges, represent the best of the best in the industry.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

PYLON LAUNCHES LARGEST CONSUMER MARKETING PROGRAM TO DATE
Pylon is rolling out its largest and most ambitious 360° integrated marketing program to date, including 2 national TV commercials, radio, digital, and a Facebook and Instagram social media campaign that has reach 5M consumers in 2weeks and the whole program aims to drive 500M impressions.

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PYLON LAUNCHES LARGEST CONSUMER MARKETING PROGRAM TO DATE.
Pylon Debuts It’s New Ad Campaigns For Launch of New Michelin Wiper Blade Lines.

Deerfield, FL., November, 05 — Pylon is rolling out its largest and most ambitious 360° integrated marketing program to date, including TV, radio, digital, and social media campaigns. The program aims to drive brand awareness and adoption for the company’s line of MICHELIN® brand premium wiper blades.

Charged with growing the MICHELIN® wiper brand in the North American market, Pylon is taking its marketing and advertising strategies to new heights, kicking off its launch with 2 national TV ads.

The first of the two major ad campaigns, the Hugs commercial, is a national TV campaign which focuses on family, safety, and how MICHELIN® wipers hug your windshield in the same way MICHELIN® tires hug the road. It draws on the legacy of the brand and aims to better elevate consumers association of the Michelin brand with the MICHELIN® wiper blade segment.

This October, Pylon also launched a second national TV campaign for its MICHELIN® wiper blade segment. The campaign, Real World Tested Real World Performance, shows that the company doesn't just make marketing claims, it stands behind its innovation and technology, putting its wipers to the test, under real-world extreme conditions. The new line of MICHELIN® silicone beam wipers are engineered to outlast the most extreme weather conditions, withstanding temperatures ranging from -80°F to +195°F.

Both commercials are slated to air on major networks, cable, primetime and during football and basketball coverage on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2.

In addition, Pylon has partnered with German world record driver, Rainer Zietlow setting a new long-distance world record on the world’s longest road, the Pan-Americana Highway. Stretching more than 16,000 miles through 14 countries from Alaska to Argentina, Zietlow broke the world record while putting the MICHELIN® Endurance XT Advanced Silicone Wiper against the most extreme elements.
Zietlow’s journey was captured and is featured in a national radio campaign hitting airwaves this fall.

“Pylon is intent on expanding Michelin’s position as the market leader in premium wipers,” said
Mike Fretwell, Pylon CMO.

The Real World Tested Real World Performance campaign is also extending into a super charged multichannel social media campaign, reaching shoppers across Instagram and Facebook. The social campaign is part of a greater strategy to engage shoppers with the iconic brand beyond brick and mortar. The social media campaign hit Facebook and Instagram in October and has already driven over 50,0000 shoppers to the company's retail partner within the first two weeks of launch.

Pylon is doubling its advertising spend throughout its 2019-2020 season and expects that the new consumer marketing program will garner over 500M impressions across TV, radio, and social media.

DUB co-founder and entrepreneur Myles Kovacs will conduct interviews on the SEMA Education STAGE, a new 2019 SEMA Show feature where Showgoers will be able to hear from leading experts.

SEMA SHOW EDUCATION EXPANDS TO THE SHOW FLOOR,
REWARDS POWER USERS
-- Program rewards and encourages Showgoers to attend multiple sessions --
-- New STAGE makes it easier than ever for Showgoers to hear from industry leaders and experts --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2019) – The 2019 SEMA Show Education program includes more than 100 seminars designed to help business owners and industry professionals be more competitive and knowledgeable about how to succeed in the $45 billion automotive aftermarket. Back by popular demand are free professional headshots for all Showgoers and Power User cards that reward those attending three or more seminars. A new feature is the the SEMA Education STAGE, where Showgoers will be able to hear from leading experts without leaving the Show floor.
“SEMA Showgoers and their business will benefit from hearing unfiltered, candid insights from business experts and their peers in the industry,” said Zane Clark, SEMA Senior Director of Education. “The seminars are a great resource in helping Show attendees translate the innovation found on the trade show floor to success back in the office.”
Among the features of this year’s SEMA Show Education program:

The STAGE, featuring DUB Co-Founder and entrepreneur Myles Kovacs. With interviews hosted multiple times daily, Kovacs will join top industry professionals and personalities as they participate in intimate conversations that will inspire, motivate and cultivate. Produced in partnership with SEMA’s Wheel & Tire Council (WTC), the STAGE will address topics such as wheel and tire trends, best practices, marketing and sales.
Free professional headshots to all attendees and exhibitors. Headshots will be taken Nov. 5-8. At the STAGE, where Showgoers will have the opportunity to quickly touch up their photo and have it emailed to them right away. It’s recommended that participants come prepared and dress professionally.

The QUAD. At the QUAD, across from the SEMA Members Lounge - North (N251), Showgoers can pick up their Power User Card, earn free SEMA swag, attend educational seminars and learn about career opportunities. To become an Education Power User, Showgoers are required to attend three seminars, where they will receive a card-hole punch from a room ambassador. Once all three seminars are attended, they can return to the QUAD to pick up their limited-edition SEMA swag.
New retail learning track: Retail Next. Focusing on the market segment’s critical and ever-evolving role in the automotive distribution channel, Retail Next seminars will provide attendees with practical solutions addressing increased competition, financial management and the path to purchase.
Women Driven learning track. Powered by the SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN), the seminars are aimed at building a community of female professionals and allies who can learn from one another’s experiences by highlighting issues that women currently face in their careers and the skills critical for their success.
Also available are learning tracks on tires and collision repair that are created through a partnership with the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA).

"The SEMA Show is the only place where can you take part in such a valuable and comprehensive learning experience, taught by industry leaders and business experts from all over the world,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA Vice President of Events. “The seminars are open to all Showgoers with credentials, and most education seminars are available free of charge.”
To view the entire 2019 SEMA Show Education program, which begins the day before the official opening of the SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com/education .

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

The SEMA High School Vehicle Build Program will provide 10 high schools with hands-on-learning opportunities and expose hundreds of students to the $44.6 billion automotive specialty equipment industry.

SEMA HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM EXPANDS FROM ONE TO TEN, IN JUST TWO YEARS
-- Self-sustaining Program Engages Youth and Provides Hands-On Learning --
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2019) -- The SEMA High School Vehicle Build Program, now entering its third year, will provide 10 high schools with hands-on-learning opportunities and expose hundreds of students to the $44.6 billion automotive specialty equipment industry.
The program began in 2017, with one vehicle and one high school. Using donated parts from 23 SEMA member manufacturers, students from Santa Fe Early College Opportunities Applied Science Magnet High School (Santa Fe ECO), from Santa Fe, NM, built a ’15 four-wheel-drive Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that was auctioned off to raise money so that the program could be replicated and even grow. The following school year, the SEMA High School Vehicle Build Program expanded to include five high schools. This year, the program will include ten vehicles consisting of Jeep Wrangler TJ’s and 3rd Generation Toyota 4Runners.
The program aims to engage students in the customization lifestyle and introduce them to a career path within the automotive aftermarket industry by connecting high school automotive shop classes with specialty-equipment manufacturers products to build one-of-a-kind customized vehicles.
“We launched this program with the goal of offering students a hands-on learning experience while enhancing existing curriculum in high school automotive shop courses,” said Katie Hurst, SEMA Youth Engagement Programs Manager. “Not only did we reach that goal, but the program was so successful that now we are expanding the program to reach even more high school automotive shop students.”
Although applications to participate in the 2019-2020 vehicle build have already closed, SEMA is currently in the process of securing parts donations from parts manufacturers, and volunteers to serve as industry mentors, to students.
By contributing parts, participating companies will have their product installed on the vehicle(s) as well as receive recognition through the build website and in SEMA build promotions.
“The program not only provides promising students with applicable skillsets and knowledge, but gives them a great sense of community,” said Hurst. “Through teamwork, passion and the generosity of our sponsors, we are truly able to make these vehicle builds one of a kind.”
In addition to the High School Vehicle Build Program, SEMA’s Educational Program includes Scholarship & Loan Forgiveness, SEMA Show Student Programs and career opportunities through the SEMA Career Center.
Companies interested in donating parts for the builds or learning more about the High School Vehicle Build Program can visit www.sema.org/student-builds or contact Hurst at katieh@sema.org.
About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $44.6 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com , or www.performanceracing.com.


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PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM EXTENDS "JESSI COMBS: LIFE AT FULL SPEED" FROM SEPTEMBER 27 THROUGH OCTOBER 3, 2019

Photo by Murray Shaw

Thanks to the generous support of BFGoodrich, the Petersen is able to extend the special exhibit until October 3 and continue highlighting Combs’ career as a fabricator, race car driver and television presenter
Los Angeles (September 26, 2019) – The Petersen Automotive Museum today announced it will extend “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” from Friday, September 27 through Thursday, October 3, 2019 thanks to the generous support of BFGoodrich. The exhibit will be closed Thursday, September 26 in preparation for the extension. Admission to the exhibit is free or by suggested donation to The Jessi Combs Foundation, a new organization which seeks to educate, inspire and empower the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers.

Located in the William E. Connor Penthouse, “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” features key objects such as Combs’ Great American Race and Baja medals, her American Welding Society certificate, and several of her motorcycles including “Grand Marshal Bike,” a 2016 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S, “Cocky Commuter,” a 2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob, “Jessi’s Chopper,” a 1976 Harley-Davidson Sportser with a beautifully engraved engine, and “Lily” 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim.

Part of the original display, the Geiser TT, Savvy 88 and Goldie Rocks will leave the exhibit for the 2019 Off-Road Expo at the Pomona Fairplex. They will be on display at the Off-Road Expo from Saturday, September 28 through Sunday, September 29; the Savvy 88 and Goldie Rocks will be rejoining the Petersen exhibit on Monday, September 30. The Jessi Combs Foundation stickers will be available by donation at the Ultra 4 booth. The exhibit was produced by Terry Madden, Liz Ferrin and curated by Brittanie Kinch.

“Thanks to her many fans, ‘Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed’ has been an incredible success for both the museum and The Jessi Combs Foundation,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Jessi inspired many people in our community, and her influence is evident in the overwhelming response that this exhibit has received so far.”

“Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” is free to the general public. Visitors are still required to pay standard general admission prices if they would like to view other Petersen Automotive Museum exhibitions.

To learn more about The Jessi Combs Foundation, please visit www.TheJessiCombsFoundation.com. For more information about, please visit www.Petersen.org/jess .

ABOUT THE PETERSEN
About Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.

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Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” Now Open at Petersen Automotive Museum Through Wednesday, September 25, 2019

"Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” Now Open at Petersen Automotive Museum Through Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Contact: Nikki Riedmiller – Kahn Media 818/881-5246 Nikki@KahnMedia.com
The special exhibit highlights Combs’ career as a fabricator, race car driver and television presenter. Exhibit proceeds benefit The Jessi Combs Foundation, a new organization dedicated to educating, inspiring and empowering the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers.
Los Angeles (September 23, 2019) – On Sunday, September 22, 2019, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened a special exhibit honoring the life and accomplishments of Jessi Combs, also known as “The Fastest Woman on Four Wheels.” Admission to the exhibit is free or by suggested donation to The Jessi Combs Foundation. “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” runs through Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Located in the William E. Connor Penthouse, “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” features objects from Combs’ workshop and studio in Long Beach, California. Items on display include several of her motorcycles, personal notebooks and memorabilia, original Chip Foose drawings from her time on “Overhaulin’,” welding jackets and racing helmets, as well as various accolades including her Baja and Great Race medals. “’Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed’ is special and unlike any other exhibit at the Petersen because it honors an extraordinary woman who left her mark on not only the automotive community but the entire world,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Visitors of the exhibit will be moved by Combs’ accomplishments and, most importantly, inspired to achieve their goals and dreams just as she had throughout her life.” The exhibit opening marked the official launch of The Jessi Combs Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to educate, inspire and empower the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers. Its guiding principle is the simple question, “What Would Jessi Do?” “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” is free to the general public. Visitors are still required to pay standard general admission prices if they would like to view other Petersen Automotive Museum exhibitions. To learn more about The Jessi Combs Foundaton, please visit www.TheJessiCombsFoundation.com . For more information about, please visit www.Petersen.org/jessi . ###
About Petersen Automotive Museum The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org .
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Chanhassen Autoplex to Host Final Cars and Caves Event of the Season

Saturday, Sept. 28 – Benefitting the Chanhassen Fire Department

Chanhassen, Minn. (September 17, 2019) – The Chanhassen Autoplex will be hosting its final Cars and Caves series event of the year on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. until noon.
This free and family-friendly auto activity will feature a variety of cars, including classics, hotrods, muscle cars and exotics. Voluntary donations for the Chanhassen Fire Department
will be accepted at the door.

Guests are encouraged to drive to the AutoPlex in their collector, classic or exotic car in the designated exhibition space. All guests are encouraged to arrive early due to limited on-site
parking. Coffee, beverages and food will be provided by local food trucks.

Cars & Caves events feature collector, classic and exotic cars and motorcycles displayed all throughout the AutoPlex’s 120 garage condominiums. These nationally-known “man caves”’
are themed to reflect the owners’ specific interests along with their personal car and automobilia collections.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
8 a.m. – noon
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Chanhassen AutoPlex
8150 Audubon Road, Chanhassen, Minn. 55317

INFO: www.chanhassenautoplex.com/cars-and-caves

SPONSORS: LaMettry’s Collision, Unique Mankato, Hatzung Insurance, Floyd Security, Garage Floor Coating MN, Premier Pool & Spa, and Anderson Photography.

MORE: The Chanhassen AutoPlex is a private garage condominium community located in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The 120 owners use their garage condos to store,
showcase, and restore their collector, classic and exotic car and motorcycle collections. The Chanhassen AutoPlex is nationally recognized for its exquisite man
caves filled with car and automobilia collections.

CONTACT: Molly Steinke, Nemer Fieger, 612-309-1677, molly@nemerfieger.com

MOTORSPORTS ICON JESSI COMBS TO BE HONORED WITH TRIBUTE AND SPECIAL EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

 


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Los Angeles (September 17, 2019) – On Sunday, September 22, 2019, the Petersen Automotive Museum will open a special exhibit, located in the William E. Connor Penthouse, honoring the life and accomplishments of Jessi Combs, also known as “The Fastest Woman on Four Wheels.” Jessi tragically passed on August 27, 2019, while attempting to set a land speed record. Admission to the temporary exhibition is by suggested donation with proceeds benefitting The Jessi Combs Foundation.
The “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” exhibition will feature objects from Combs’ workshop and studio in Long Beach, California. Items on display will include several of her motorcycles, personal notebooks and memorabilia, original Chip Foose drawings from her time on “Overhaulin’,” personal notebooks, welding jackets and racing helmets, as well as various accolades including her Baja and Great Race medals.
“Jessi Combs was an inspiration to the entire automotive community,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “This exhibit is an opportunity to move people, especially the future generation of women builders and enthusiasts, through Jessi’s incredible life story.”
Throughout her life, Combs sought to explore the relationship between women and machine, as a means to continually push and break stereotypical boundaries. As one of the few prominent female fabricators of her era, she endeavored to create programs and safe spaces that encouraged education and dialog about the industrial arts for women. “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” seeks to further that effort, establishing a base for which The Jessi Combs Foundation can grow. The mission of the foundation is to educate, inspire and empower the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers. Its guiding principle is the simple question, “What Would Jessi Do?”
“Jessi was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know,” said Jessi Combs’ boyfriend Terry Madden. “Her appetite for living life on the edge and pursuing her dreams to the fullest is an inspiration to me and all who knew her. The Jessi Combs Foundation will motivate young women who looked up to Jessi, empowering them to uncover their inner confidence and abilities so they, too, can achieve their dreams.”
“Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed” will run through Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and is free to the general public. Visitors are still required to pay standard general admission prices if they would like to view other Petersen Museum exhibitions. For more information, please visit www.Petersen.org/jessi.

ABOUT THE PETERSEN
About Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org .


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SEMA SHOW PREPARES EXHIBITORS FOR SUCCESS

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 22, 2019) -- Recognizing that auto part manufacturers invest in, and rely heavily on, the SEMA Show for their marketing promotions, SEMA Show organizers are hosting the 10th annual SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit on June 17-19, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the two-and-a-half day training, exhibitors learn how to get the most out of the automotive industry’s premier trade event taking place November 5-8, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

With sessions focused on best practices for building and marketing a booth, taking advantage of free value-added programs and exploring promotional opportunities, the Exhibitor Summit is geared toward new, first-time exhibitors and to new staff members from returning companies. While space is limited, participation is free to all exhibitors.

“Exhibitors will be able to learn from experts and network with other exhibitors,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA VP of Events. “Our hope is that exhibitors leave the Summit with a solid plan that will help them get the greatest value from their investment.”

Similar to freshman orientations that many colleges offer to new students, there is no cost for exhibitors to register and meals and hotel accommodations are included. Exhibitors simply need to arrange for transportation to and from the event.

“As a long time participant of SEMA, the Exhibitor Summit gave us an opportunity to rethink our booth strategy and how we are connecting with our customers and future partners,” said Brian Moyer, Sr. manager marketing & sales from Steele Rubber Products. “With so much happening at SEMA it can become a challenge to capture all that is in front or available to you. The Exhibitor Summit provided us with insightful information on daily activities and expectations, which enabled us to create a clear and concise strategy for our booth and team.”

Exhibitors can sign up for the SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit at www.semashow.com/exhibitor-summit.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.


TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW’S MILITARY SALUTE

Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund Received $30,699 Donation from GMADA

Minneapolis (March 20, 2019) --- Last week, the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA) hosted its 5th annual Military Appreciation Day at the Twin Cities Auto Show. Free admission, compliments of Toyota, was given to those currently serving in the military and veterans with discounts for their families.

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2019 TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW
Presented by Speedway®
Names 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class ‘Car of the Show’

One Lucky Show Attendee May Win Their Own 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Minneapolis (February 14, 2019) --- The Twin Cities Auto Show presented by Speedway® has named the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class “Car of the Show.” The 46th annual Twin Cities Auto Show will roll into the Minneapolis Convention Center March 9 – 17, 2019. It is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA).

Feldmann Imports, Mercedes-Benz of St. Paul, Sears Imported Autos and the Twin Cities Auto Show will award one lucky Show attendee with a lease for their own 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan. The public may register to win at the Show in the Main Entrance lobby and at the Mercedes-Benz display from March 9 to 13, 2019. The winner of the car will be announced on Friday, March 15, 2019.

This four-door car is the newest addition to the Mercedes-Benz lineup. The A-Class compact sedan is perfect for those looking to purchase a premium sedan at an affordable price point, with all the features you look for in a new car, including the all-new MBUX (Mercedes- Benz User Experience multimedia system). Models for the A-Class include the Front-Wheel Drive A 220 and the All-Wheel Drive A 220 4MATIC.

“They call it ‘A-Class’ for a reason – because it is so Advanced,” says Scott Lambert, president of GMADA. “With this new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), the A-Class drives a new generation of user-friendly tech complete with voice recognition. All you have to do is ‘say the word’ and it listens to you. It is definitely the most high-tech Car of the Show the Twin Cities Auto Show has ever had.”

The MBUX infotainment system changes the game with a completely new user interface, natural speech recognition, touchscreen capabilities, and a new Touchpad. It incorporates artificial intelligence to improve the user experience, learning your habits over time and adapting to changes in patterns of behavior. The 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and the 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia display are also equipped with standard Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto.

Under the hood, buyers will find a 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine that produces 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission, with shift paddles on the steering wheel, pairs the power of the engine with fuel efficiency, allowing for both fun and practicality.

Safety is a top priority in every Mercedes-Benz vehicle, and the A-Class is no exception. The new A-Class comes standard with Active Brake Assist, which can help to effectively mitigate or avoid the consequences of rear-end collisions with slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles ahead. Other safety features are available with the Driver Assistance Package, such as Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Emergency Stop Assist and the intuitive Active Lane Change Assist.

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC is an adaptive cruise control system that is able to provide route-based support to the driver in numerous situations and predictively adjust the speed when approaching bends, junctions or roundabouts. Active Emergency Stop Assist will apply the brakes to stop the A-Class in a controlled manner when the system recognizes that the driver is inactive for a long period of time. Once the vehicle comes to a stop, the parking brake will be applied and the emergency call system will activate. Active Lane Change Assist assists the driver by steering the vehicle when it detects that the lane is unoccupied.

The Twin Cities Auto Show is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA). The GMADA is an organization of 130 new car and truck franchised dealers in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The 2019 GMADA Chair is Mike Roeder of Sears Imported Autos. GMADA President is Scott Lambert and the Auto Show Director is Mary Velline.

For more information on the 2019 Twin Cities Auto Show, please visit www.TwinCitiesAutoShow.com

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2019 TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW Presented by Speedway® March 9 – 17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis (January 8, 2019) --- The 46th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by Speedway will roll into the Minneapolis Convention Center March 9 – 17, 2019. The event, the largest consumer show in the upper Midwest, is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA). The Twin Cities Auto Show is your chance to compare more than 600 vehicles from 35+ domestic and imported brands side by side - without driving all over town. This year’s display of vehicles will be the largest in years featuring an estimated $21 million in new vehicles and exhibits. Instead of just dreaming about it, the Twin Cities Auto Show is where you can actually sit behind the wheel in a compact, family sedan, SUV, truck, or luxury car. Some of the attractions for the 2019 Twin Cities Auto Show will include: The Luxury Ballroom which will feature more than $2 million worth of lavish vehicles. Included in the Luxury Ballroom is Acceleration Alley showcasing the fastest vehicles offered by the luxury sports car industry --- all with $75K+ price tags! Check out the latest in electric and hybrid vehicles in the Electric Room sponsored by Great River Energy. Drive Electric Minnesota and electric vehicle owners will also be on hand to answer questions and discuss · “Plug in Minnesota,” a service that provides information on charging stations along 1-35 and Highway 61. You have the great vehicle; now make it your own. At Custom Garage presented by Automotive Concepts, you'll be able to explore a wide range of opportunities to personalize your ride. “Ride & Drive” – Just like the phrase suggests - guests can head outside, get behind the wheel and drive their choice of a new vehicle from a variety of manufacturers including Ford, Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen. The fun and interactive Camp Jeep takes guests on an obstacle course ride that covers over 30,000 square feet on the show floor. Take a 4-wheel drive and experience a Trail Rated off-road adrenaline rush. Troopers from the Minnesota State Patrol will be on hand to answer your questions and conduct a variety of programs throughout the week. Visit The Neighborhood powered by Millz House located just outside hall E. It's a comfy resting space for you and a fun spot for kids featuring play spaces by Millz house. New: Project Car Contest – The top three finalists in this first-ever contest will be on display and up for public vote. The competition was open to auto enthusiasts who worked on, built, or customized their vehicle. New: What’s 10-feet tall, 12 feet wide and weighs over five tons? The RAMINATOR! This Dodge Ram Heavy-Duty based monster truck will roll into the Twin Cities Auto Show’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep area. 2019 Auto Show Special Events · Military Appreciation Night is Tuesday, March 12 - Active military and veterans will receive free admission with valid military credentials courtesy of Toyota. Family and friends will receive $2 off at the gate. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. to showcase our respect for all branches of the military. · After Dark presented by Minnesota Monthly on Friday, March 15 - Specialty lighting will illuminate the Twin Cities Auto Show to produce a brilliant nighttime experience. The Auto Show will dim the house lights to allow guests to view an extravagant display of headlights, high beams, monitors, and doors lights. WEBSITE: TwinCitiesAutoShow.com HOURS: Saturdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4 – 10 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. TICKETS: $12 for adults, $10 if purchased online in advance $6 for youth ages 11 – 15. Children 10 and under are FREE. All tickets are discounted to $6 on Wednesday, March 13. Discount coupons are available at participating Speedway stores and GMADA metro member auto dealerships. SOCIAL: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Twitter and Instagram: @TCAutoShow Facebook: TCAutoShow Tag us: #TCAutoShow PRODUCER: The Twin Cities Auto Show is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA). The GMADA is an organization of 130 new car and truck franchised dealers in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The 2019 GMADA Chair is Mike Roeder of Sears Imported Autos. GMADA President is Scott Lambert and the Auto Show Director is Mary Velline. SPONSORS: Speedway, Automotive Concepts, Great River Energy, Millz House, Minnesota Propane Association, Floyd Total Security, Twin City Jacuzzi, iHeart Radio, Polaris, Toyota, T-Mobile, Infinite Beauty, Artful Living, Minnesota Monthly, and DirectTV. MEDIA NOTE: Media Day will be held on Day One of the Twin Cities Auto Show from 8 – 10 a.m. before doors open to the public at 10 a.m. Credentialing details will be sent soon. ### Molly Mulvehill Steinke Media Relations Director

Ford’s new $45 million Advanced Manufacturing Facility is up and running and AmericanMuscle’s (AM) Justin Dugan received the VIP tour! In this episode of AM’s Mustang News, Justin gets up close and personal with Ford’s robots, learns the difference between virtual and augmented reality, and even looks at some of the 3-D printed components Ford will be using in future vehicles.

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TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW SEEKING ENTRIES FOR
INAUGURAL PROJECT CAR CONTEST

Minneapolis (December 19, 2018) --- The producers of the Twin Cities Auto Show are seeking entries for its inaugural Project Car Contest. The competition is sponsored by Minnesota Auto Dealers Association Service, Parts & Collision Council (MADA SPCC) and the Twin Cities Auto Show.

Project cars, a popular part of car culture, can be any street legal vehicle that has been altered by the submitter, either an individual or a group. This could be anything from an old classic restored by a father and son duo to an automotive class car project to a brand new “blinged-out” ride with cool accessories, wrap, and a swapped motor.

Entries are now being accepted online at www.twincitiesautoshow.com/show-info/show-features/projectcar.
Here, the entrant will be asked for details on the vehicle and its transformation, current photos and the story behind their creation. The deadline for entry is February 1, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
creativity;
fit, finish and quality of the work;
mechanical enhancements to the vehicle; and
the story behind the build.

Three finalists will get to display their Project Car at the 2019 Twin Cities Auto Show to be held March 9 – 17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Auto Show attendees will vote to determine the winner which will be announced on March 15.

In addition to big-time bragging rights, the grand prize winner will receive a trip for two of their choice to either the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction or a 2019 NASCAR event.

The 46th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by Speedway, the largest consumer show in the upper Midwest, is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA).

The Twin Cities Auto Show is your chance to compare more than 600 vehicles from 35+ domestic and imported brands side by side - without driving all over town. This year’s display of vehicles will be the largest in years featuring an estimated $21 million in new vehicles and exhibits.

For information on the Twin Cities Auto Show as well as Project Car Contest rules and regulations, please visit www.TwinCitiesAutoShow.com


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10th Annual “Collector Car Appreciation Day” to be Celebrated on July 12, 2019

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated on July 12, 2019. The date will mark the tenth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.