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SEMA Heritage: The Snake, "TV" Tommy and the Four-Engine Dragster

Don "The Snake" Prudhomme announced his retirement in January, closing
the book on a stellar drag-racing career that spanned nearly five
decades. In his 32 seasons as a driver, Prudhomme earned four
consecutive Funny Car championships, 49 Top Fuel victories and two
nearly undefeated seasons with his U.S. Army-sponsored Monza Funny Cars
in 1975 and 1976. After getting out from behind the wheel in 1994,
Prudhomme went on to spend nearly 15 years as a race team owner,
bringing his total championship tally to six and his national event win
count to 112. [Read more]

Lasting Shine: DIY Enthusiasts, Stagnant Auto Sales Reshape Car Care Market

Barry Meguiar’s family has been in the car-care business for 109 years,
and he’s personally headed up the company that carries the family name
for more than four decades. As the president of Meguiar’s Inc., he’s
seen the economic roller coaster trundle up and down many times before,
but he’s never seen anything like the past couple of years. Despite the
fact that his company not only weathered the storm but actually
prospered, posting a double-digit gain in 2009 alone, he said that the
recession has battered the car-care industry like none other in his
lifetime. [Read more]

Downloadable Vehicle Upgrades and Other Technologies That Will Affect Your Business

Every modern vehicle is dependent upon electronics. From the engine's
ignition to sound systems, from safety sensors to climate controls,
electronics have become integral to how vehicle operate and how their
drivers perceive the on-road experience. And now electronics from
outside the vehicle are resulting in a whole new wave of connectivity.

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