Mesquite Motor Mania: Fun in the Sun in the Warm of Winter




​ It's good to be back for another year. This is the second year of the Random Roddin' blog and I am glad to be able to share with you more stories and happenings in the world of internal combustion. Like many of you winter is a time to do upgrades, fixes, or replace parts. Not to mention any other nagging automotive issues on our rides so we can c...
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Yuletide Ramblings, Christmas Trees and the Legend of Big Red



​ First of all I owe all of you an apology for my distance of late. Usually when the season of car shows and cruise nights begins to wind down so does my timeframe but apparently that's not been the case so far this year. To say vehicles are "getting the goods" is going to be an understatement…and mostly by fate. Maybe I should stay home more. But ...
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A Message From Wade Kawasaki

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      I t is my pleasure to welcome exhibitors, attendees and enthusiasts to the 2017 SEMA Show. It’s here that more than 160,000 attendees with a common interest come together to see the latest trends in automotive innovation reflected in revolutionary new products and vehicles showcasing them in a highly effective marketplace. There’s no question about it: If you are looking for opportunity, you have come to the right place. For many of us, the SEMA Show has become a long-standing annual tradition—a gathering place to renew old friendships and create new ones. As your chairman, I’d like to extend a special welcome this year to the younger generations of SEMA Show attendees. We have a tremendous opportunity for our association to set in motion new programs designed to attract the interest of today’s most creative youth. Through these initiatives, we are supporting industry growth and fostering the enthusiasm,...
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Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation Asking for Donations for California Wildfire Victims

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By SEMA Editors       The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) is asking for donations for those who have been impacted by the wildfires spreading across Northern California. The foundation works with people in the industry to alleviate financial stress associated with significant loss or tragedy. Tax-deductible donations to AACF can be made online , by mail at P.O. Box 864520, Orlando, FL, 32886, or by calling 772-286-5500. Those in need are asked to complete the new, simple application on the AACF website. One SEMA member, DP Brands/Flowmaster, has reported that several employees were affected by the fires. They have raised more than $22,000 via their GoFundMe page . Organizations that have already contributed generously to AACF include SEMA, Auto Care Association, MEMA, XL Parts, National Pronto/Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), CAWA, Mighty Auto Parts, Custom Automotive Network (formerly PWA), Engine Performance Warehouse, The Shop, Standard Motor Products, Race Winning...
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