SMP Invests in Future of Automotive Import Industry


The future of the automotive industry brings to mind high-tech gadgetry such as computerized engines and self-piloted cars. But there’s another component to the industry’s future that Standard Motor Products wants to invest in: the people.

That’s why SMP launched the Intermotor Import Leader Automotive Scholarship Contest. After the contest ends on July 31, 2015, two deserving students currently enrolled full-time in high school or an accredited two- or four-year college, university or post-high school educational program will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply toward their studies. Entries will be evaluated based on relevance, creativity and thoughtfulness relating to the automotive import industry. Complete rules and contest information can be found at

Commenting on the contest, Phil Hutchens, Vice President Engine Management Marketing, SMP, said, "At SMP, we are dedicated to investing in the future of our industry. Our Intermotor Import Leader Automotive Scholarship is an exciting opportunity to recognize and support student technicians who share Intermotor's quest for import excellence.

Intermotor is a trusted manufacturer of import engine management parts and has long been recognized as a leader in the import market abroad. The Intermotor brand has built its reputation by engineering and distributing a full line of genuine import parts that are unrivaled for quality, original look, fit, form & function, as well as coverage. For more information, visit