The SEMA Garage Tech Transfer program recently added several new items to its computer-aided design (CAD) data offerings.
OEM CAD data for the ’19 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra is now available for crew cab models with 5-ft.-8-in. and 6-ft.-6-in. beds. OEM CAD data for the Cummins R2.8 crate engine is also available. The Cummins R2.8 turbodiesel is a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that currently makes 267 lb.-ft. of torque (1,500–3,000 rpm) and 161 hp at 3,600 rpm.
Additionally, the Tech Transfer program expanded to include an aftermarket product manufacturer for the first time. Dynacorn International LLC—manufacturer of replacement body shells—made two of its most popular models available: the Dynacorn ’67 Ford Mustang Fastback and the ’69 Chevy Camaro.
Tech Transfer members can browse the SEMA Garage Tech Transfer website repository to view available files. If the desired files are not listed, an OEM CAD request can be placed, and the SEMA Garage team will work to acquire the data.
Those who are not Tech Transfer members but would like to join should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Allen is morphing an 85hp ’63 Volvo 122S Amazon with a ’13 Grand Sport Corvette. The car will debut at the 2018 SEMA Show.
Automotive Celebrity Jeff Allen Building Car to Benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund
The build is underway at Allen’s Flat 12 Gallery shop in Dallas, Texas, where his team will transform the Volvo 122’s 85hp performance level into a 600hp beast utilizing, a Lingenfelter-built LS7, Pennzoil synthetics, Forgeline wheels and Baer brakes.
The end result will be what Allen considers the ultimate “enthusiast” car, capable of competing in a plethora of events from road rallies and airstrip attacks to autocross events, drag racing and drifting.
SEMA Show Education Announces Opening Keynote
Megan Alexander will kick off the 2018 SEMA Show education program on Monday, October 29, at 8:30 a.m. in Las Vegas Convention Center room N258. Alexander is a national news correspondent, author, speaker and actress. She can be seen every evening on the longest-running, top-rated syndicated national news magazine television show “Inside Edition.
In addition to covering a variety of topics since joining “Inside Edition” in 2007, Alexander is an actress and producer. Her film credits include roles in the movies Space Warriors, Redeemed and Heartbeats, and the TV dramas “Nashville” on ABC and “Still the King” on CMT. She hosts the nationally televised “Inspirational Country Music Awards” each year
In Alexander’s opening keynote, she will share insights from her personal journey that will focus on how to thrive in your career while staying true to your beliefs. Attendees will learn about plotting a career, coping with rejection, finding and being a mentor, and maintaining positive self-esteem.
Seating is limited, so register today at www.SEMAShow.com/education.
PRI Direct’s new, mobile-friendly platform instantly connects more than 2,400 industry suppliers to more than 90,000 racing businesses and high-volume buyers and features product photos, videos and intuitive search tools.
Performance Racing Industry Buyers Guide Goes Digital With PRI Direct
Motorsports professionals can now access the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Buyers Guide online, thanks to PRI Direct. This new, mobile-friendly platform instantly connects more than 2,400 industry suppliers to more than 90,000 racing businesses and high-volume buyers and features product photos, videos and intuitive search tools.
In addition to keeping buyers updated on the latest in race product information and sourcing, PRI Direct gives racing businesses added exposure through various online features and add-ons, including:
- Complimentary company listings for qualified motorsports suppliers.
- Complimentary enhanced listings for PRI Show exhibitors and qualified PRI magazine advertisers.
- Opportunities to maximize exposure through enhanced listings with photo, video and visitor statistics, product category sponsorships and product highlights.
Visit www.pridirect.com for more information.