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SEMA Opens Phase Two of SoCal Innovation Facility to Serve $31 Billion Auto Accessory Market

The SEMA Garage is a one-of-a-kind, 15,000-square-foot facility featuring high-tech labs, tools and equipment. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the organization representing the $31 billion specialty automotive industry, opened phase two of its automotive innovation facility in Southern California, in conjunction with Collector Car Appreciation Day on June 12. Located at SEMA headquarters near

Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate Until 2015

From AAIA Capital Report In announcing the delay in the implementation of the regulation, Mark Mazur, assistant secretary for tax policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, both posted blogs that emphasized the ongoing “dialogue with businesses” and stated that, “We have heard concerns about the complexity

Carl Edwards Drives Historic 1901 Sweepstakes Race Car in Advance of Henry Ford’s 150th Birthday Celebration

One of the vehicles featured in the American Legends: Hot Rods and Customs exhibit is the three-window 1932 Ford that was pictured on the Beach Boys’ 1963 album, Little Deuce Coupe. When NASCAR superstar Carl Edwards hopped aboard Sweepstakes, the 1901 racecar built by Henry Ford, he wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from the ride. But much

Dart Offers Hot Summer Cash Rebate Program

Customers who buy a qualifying Dart short block or top-end kit may be eligible to receive a cash rebate of up to $450. Dart Machinery recently launched its Summer Savings Cash Rebate campaign that will run until September 30. Offer valid for the following products: • $250 Cash Rebate on Dart Short blocks: p/n 0311xxxx

SCCA National Championship Runoffs Return to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2016

Of the next three venues announced, Mid-Ohio has the most recent Runoffs records and the second most appearances in history. With 12 previous engagements, only Road Atlanta, with 24, has seen the Runoffs more. Sports Car Club of America has announced the host sites of the next three SCCA National Championship Runoffs, including a 2016

Federal-Mogul Announces Sale of its Connecting Rod and Camshaft Business

The sale involves Federal-Mogul’s sole connecting rod machining plant, located in Windsor, Canada, and only camshaft foundry, located in Lydney, United Kingdom. Federal-Mogul Corp.’s Powertrain Segment has entered a definitive agreement to sell its connecting rod and camshaft business to JD Norman Industries Inc., with an effective date of June 28, 2013. JD Norman Industries is a

Richard Petty to Join Despain’s ‘Wind Tunnel’ During 2013 PRI Show’s Grand Opening Breakfast

Known to many simply as “The King,” NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty is the most decorated driver in the history of NASCAR racing, winning a record 200 career races and seven NASCAR Cup championships during his illustrious career. Today, Petty is as busy as ever, and spends much of his time overseeing the operations

SBI Releases New 2013 Anniversary Catalog

In honor of its 30th anniversary, S. B. International, Inc. (SBI), of Nashville, TN, has released a 1,072-page 2013 valve train parts catalog. The catalog has an emphasis on the more than 200 additions to its comprehensive line of cylinder head parts since its previous catalog in 2010, as well as a 32-page supplemental catalog

MAHLE Names Douglas New GM For MAHLE Clevite Inc.

MAHLE recently promoted Jon Douglas to General Manager of MAHLE Clevite Inc., effective immediately. Douglas, who transitioned into the role upon the retirement of Dan Moody, will report to Arnd Franz, Director and General Manager for MAHLE Aftermarket. During his 20-year career with the MAHLE Group, Douglas has held a variety of roles, including production/quality

Speakers and Sponsors Announced for 24th Annual AETC

The 2013 edition of the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) will move to Indianapolis, Ind., and be held at the Indiana Convention Center on the three days prior to the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, Dec. 9-11. This year’s edition of AETC will once again provide engine builders, manufacturers, design engineers, business owners, racers and

Mobil 1, O’Reilly Auto Parts Present The 2013 Pit Crew Challenge

Mobil 1, the Official Motor Oil of NASCAR, is giving three fans a chance to test their pit lane skills. Mobil 1 and O’Reilly Auto Parts are giving three lucky Pit Crew Challenge Sweepstakes grand prize winners the opportunity to receive pit crew training at the 5 Off 5 On pit crew school in Mooresville,

Shelby American To Open New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Las Vegas

Facility to streamline production and performance for global expansion. Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., has announced plans to open new state-of-the-art global headquarters on Dec. 1, 2013, in Las Vegas. Located near the world famous “Strip” and McCarran International Airport, the 135,000-square-foot facility will house all operations under one