SEMA Show Layout—What’s Happening, Where to Park

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By SEMA Editors Gold Lot   SEMA Ignited features Drifting demonstrations, a cacklefest, hundreds of custom vehicles, the announcement of the Battle of the Builders® winner and more.     Head to the Gold Lot for Kia Stinger Demonstrations Kia Motors America will show off its new Stinger GT at the SEMA Show. Located in the Show’s Gold Lot across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the automaker will have two courses to entice Showgoers—a high-performance drifting deomnstration drive, and a 0-60 mph-0 ride and drive where attendees can get behind the wheel of Kia’s 2018 Stinger. Unwind at SEMA Ignited—The Show’s Official Afterparty SEMA Show week culminates at SEMA Ignited, the official after-party across the street in the Gold Lot, just a short walk from the LVCC. Open to the public and starting immediately after the Show closes, the annual event gives consumers the opportunity to see...
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SCRS to Host Two SEMA Show Events About the $42 Million Texas Verdict

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By SEMA Editors   Todd Tracy     The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has created two events that will put SEMA Show attendees in the room with Todd Tracy, lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Seebachan vs. John Eagle Collision. The first session, “The Anatomy of a Lawsuit: The Crucial Details of the $42 Million Verdict,” has been newly added to the agenda as a result of the trial’s results. It will be held Wednesday, November 1, from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., in Ballrooms D–E in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. A registration link will soon be announced for this session. For those in the collision-repair industry, there is perhaps no bigger news story right now than the October 1 verdict, when a Texas jury found a Dallas-based collision-repair center liable for incorrect repairs that led to increased severity in the crash of a ’10 Honda Fit. The...
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SEMA Hall of Fame Member Bob Cook Passes Away

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By SEMA Editors   Bob Cook     Robert (Bob) F. Cook Sr. has passed away. A 2008 SEMA Hall of Fame inductee, Cook founded Bob Cook Sales in June 1979. His résumé included three consecutive terms on the SEMA Board of Directors and chairmanships of the WD of the Year Committee, Rep Committee and Dues Review Committee.  Cook grew up in west Georgia and moved to Atlanta when he was 8 years old. His mother raised four children on her own, and he found a mentor and surrogate father in his older brother, who shared his fondness for cars and racing. “I’d always liked cars,” Cook recalled, “and when my brother got out of the Navy, he came home with a primered ’51 Mercury that we took to the drag races. Of course, a Flathead Ford engine with a two-barrel carburetor was not very fast, but it got us started....
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5 Reasons to Attend Advanced Engineering Technology Conference

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By Douglas McColloch Alan Reinhart Jon Kaase Ray Evernham Keith Dorton The Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) was established to provide a forum for performance engine builders and engineers to exchange information, review tech trends and share best practices with their colleagues. The knowledge attendees will gain and the networking opportunities that are available during the show can help them to grow their businesses far into the future. Featured speakers include Alan Reinhart, the voice of the NHRA; Jon Kaase, Kaase Racing Engines; Ray Evernham, NASCAR Hall of Fame 2018 inductee; and Keith Dorton, Automotive Specialists. Make plans now to register for AETC 2017 , which takes place December 5–6, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. It’s the only event that brings together the leading experts from all disciplines of high-performance engine building and design to share the latest technologies and applications. Here are are five more reasons to attend:...
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