SEMA to Expand Grassroots Hobbyist Network at Country Music Association’s 40th Annual CMA Music Fest

The SEMA Action Network (SAN)
will be on hand at the 40th Annual Country Music Association (CMA)
Music Festival Power Zone to inform attendees about how they can get
involved in the group’s legislative advocacy efforts. The Power Zone is
designed as a new outreach endeavor aimed at the country music fan base,
many of whom share a passion for automobiles.

SAN Challenge Offers Enthusiasts the Chance to Win a Trip for Two to the 2011 SEMA Show

Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2011) - Along with defending the rights of hobbyists across the United States and Canada, the SAN is now making dreams come true with a chance to attend the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Known as the SAN Challenge, SAN members will have the opportunity to compete for the grand prize, two entry passes to the Show, lodging and airfare to Las Vegas for this otherwise industry-only event.

SEMA Opposes EPA Expansion of E15 Waiver to MY 2001 and Newer Cars

Several weeks ago, SEMA requested that the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) suspend its partial waiver to permit the sale
of gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) for model-year (MY) ’07 and newer
vehicles. Instead, the EPA has taken another step in the wrong
direction by expanding the waiver to include MY ’01-’06 vehicles. The
decision seems to conflict with President Obama’s Executive Order from
earlier this week that requires government agencies to balance social
and economic costs.

SEMA Sets July 8 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

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

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