Industry/Racer Efforts Continue RPM Act Momentum

Thanks to your support and enthusiasm, the 2017 RPM Act continues to add key congressional supporters! During a recent trip to Washington, D.C., the industry found that many friends in Congress are committed to passing the bill this year and protecting motorsports for future generations. Details: https://youtu.be/k3_PwdxmSlk



Courtney Hansen

July 15 & 16: Courtney Hansen to Help Support Motorsports in St. Paul, Minnesota

Automotive media personality and SEMA Action Network (SAN) member Courtney Hansen is set to appear as part of the Street Machine Summer Nationals at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, MN. Hansen will meet and greet fans on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 - 16, between the hours of 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the SAN display.

Hansen, known for her hosting roles on several automotive television programs including Overhaulin' and PowerNation is also a dedicated advocate for the SAN. Hansen will appear at the event to help encourage fans to support the 2017 Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act. Full details: www.streetmachinenationals.net



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For his 68th birthday, Artie “E.Z.” Sedmont embarked on a road trip in the 1951 Frazer Manhattan pictured here. He departed from the Caribou Time Farm in Smyrna, Delaware and concluded in Matamoras, Pennsylvania. At journey’s end, Frazer was presented with a Silver Award during the KFOCI International Convention.

Retired Air Force Captain Artie “E.Z.” Sedmont has a deep passion for vehicles of the past, especially the long-defunct Kaiser and Frazer brands. He is a member of the Kaiser Frazer Owners Club, International (KFOCI). “At age eighteen, I saw an ad for the club in Motor Trend magazine back,” recalls E.Z. “My favorite car is still the 1954 Kaiser and I’ve had a number of them over the years. I’ve been able to hold onto four of them. I’ve also had three 1951 Frazers, including the very rare 4-door convertible.” Although 50,000 Frazers were ordered by dealers in 1951, no new vehicles had been produced. The 10,000 remaining from the previous model year were sold as new and marked the end of the line for the name.

Sedmont’s 1951 Frazer Manhattan is about as unique as a car can be. Limited production aside, this car is believed to be the only example of the model to have factory roof pillars included. The Chevy 283 c.i.-equipped Frazer was transported from Arizona to its current home in Smyrna, Delaware. A cruise control unit was installed to allow the disabled Vietnam veteran to joyride proudly. In 2009, he drove it to the KFOCI International Convention in Matamoras, Pennsylvania. The ‘51 proudly resides in Sedmont’s Brenford Auto Museum and is a highlight of the collection.

National Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) is recognized each year at the Brenford Auto Museum. A private collection, the museum is open to the public in observance of CCAD on the second Friday of July. The museum contains collector vehicles from 1940-2002, including 170 cars and two motorcycles. In fact, there are dozens of cars from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Some are original and unrestored, some are customized and a few are modified. Admission is free but reservations are required. All prospective visitors must call the day before to schedule times for the escorted, narrated tours and to obtain additional information. This year’s celebration, as well as all other official events, can be found on the CCAD website: semasan.com/CCAD

Congrats on your successes, E.Z., and may you continue to enjoy sharing four-wheeled fun with others.



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