The WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Challenger is used to raising eyebrows, but
by the time it rolled off the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson
Collector Car Auction January 20, in Scottsdale, Arizona, it also raised
big money for charity to the tune of $115,000.
The WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Challenger,
last seen parked inside the 2011 SEMA Show’s Grand Lobby in front of a
life-size banner that simulated a live auction, is now less than two
months away from being auctioned to benefit children’s charities at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 15–22, 2012.
Excitement continues to build around the WD-40/SEMA Cares project vehicle’s introduction at the 2011 SEMA Show,
and the build is finally complete. The custom car made recent stops at
Street Scene Equipment, Lanzini Body Works and, of course, Foose Design
for the final touches.
The WD-40 brand has a new interactive webpage
to promote its partnership with legendary hot-rod designer Chip Foose.
On the site, visitors can view “Chip’s Tips,” a series of how-to online
videos that show Foose using the WD-40 multi-use product to help build,
restore and maintain vehicles.
eBay Motors will return for the third consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of
the Pinewood Drag Races in support of the SEMA Cares children's charities. Held in conjunction with the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser,
the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races will take place July 29, 2011, at
12:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California. The
finals will occur during the cocktail reception shortly before the
banquet begins. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit two
worthwhile children’s charities—Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.
Held in conjunction with the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races, presented by eBay Motors, will return July 29, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California.
The finals will take place during the cocktail reception shortly before the banquet begins.
SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils announced July 8, 2011, as Collector Car Appreciation Day. The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. SEMA and its councils are now working to secure a congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.
Restylers Organization (PRO), a council of the Specialty Equipment Market
Association (SEMA), will host the 2nd annual Technical Skills & Training
Conference (TSTC), a one-day training program where installers and restylers
will be able to learn about new products, sharpen installation skills and
directly engage with industry manufacturers.