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Sep 22, 2010

SEMA Releases State-by-State Voting & Absentee Info

The SEMA Action Network has built a web page to help those who plan to attend the SEMA Show to be able to vote in the upcoming Nov. 2 election. The page provides links to voter registration applications, as well as absentee ballot requests. It also provides the deadlines to request absentee ballots for each state. The SEMA Show will take place during the national election, so those who will be attending the show will need to request an absentee ballot. Click here to access the web page for more information.

Jay Leno’s “Blastolene Special” Roadster on Display at NHRA Museum

Jay Leno’s “Blastolene Special,” a 22.5-foot-long, 8,500-pound, open-wheeled roadster, is currently on display at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California. The roadster features a military tank engine, custom aluminum body, fuel injection and twin turbochargers that are estimated to produce 1,600 horsepower and 3,000 ft./lbs. of torque, courtesy of Gale Banks Engineering. The car will be on display at the museum during the Los Angeles County Fair, which runs until Oct. 3.

Annual Chip Foose Event Raises Over $100,000 For Charity

The 2010 Chip Foose Braselton Bash, put on by YearOne and the Hot Rodders Children’s Charity, raised $104,000 on Sept. 18 for The Progeria Research Foundation. The event, which was held in Braselton, Georgia, raised money for the charity by hosting a car show that was divided into two classes: general and the Foose Select Group. This group was limited to 100 cars, and all Select Group participants received an autographed photo with Chip Foose. The participant whose car was voted ‘Best in Show’ received a sketch of their vehicle personally drawn by Foose, along with a special dinner with Foose and YearOne President Kevin King.