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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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Check Presentation Photo ID - left to right:

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.

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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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www.carshownationals.com is honored to be a media partner with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and his foundations fight to end childhood cancer.




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.

About Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo
Learn more about Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Here
See press release:Life at Full Speed Extended Press Release FINAL

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.

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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.

Watch it here: www.americanmuscle.com/hotlap-dec2018.htm

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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.