SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is inviting car buffs and collectors to join in raising money for two children's charities by registering their vehicle(s) in the inaugural SEMA Show N' Shine car show in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

"From hot rods to racing tuned torque monsters and everything in between, our goal is to bring together some amazing vehicles and create a spectacular event. We're encouraging all enthusiasts to register their vehicles," said Mike Spagnola, chairman of the SEMA Show N' Shine car show. "There will also be food, live music and plenty of activities for the kids - so it will be a great family affair. We'd really like this enthusiast car show to become the showcase event of the summer and grow each year so we can raise more money for two deserving children's charities."

Chip Foose, award-winning automotive designer and fabricator, and host of TLC's Overhaulin' is Grand Marshall of the show. All vehicle registrants will receive a free T-shirt designed and autographed by Foose. Trophies will be awarded for Best Engine, Best Interior, Best in Show and People's Choice. The winner of the People's Choice Award will have an opportunity to attend the trade-only SEMA Show in November, with free hotel accommodations in Las Vegas.

The cost to enter a vehicle into the Car Show is $75 per vehicle. Pre-registration to enter a vehicle(s) is available online at: www.sema.org/carshow. Space is limited and will be assigned as available up until 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 31. Vehicle move-in to the show hall will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1.

For spectators and car fans who want to attend the car show, tickets will be available at the event. Cost to attend is $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds from the SEMA Show N' Shine Car Show will benefit SEMA's two chosen charities, Childhelp www.childhelp.org and Victory Junction Gang Camp www.victoryjunction.org.

Additional details are available from SEMA at 909/396-0289, ext. 132.