Blue Streak named Daniel McMahon (left) and Hayden Anderson as the recipients of its $5,000 scholarships

Standard Motor Products Announces Winners of Blue Streak ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Scholarship

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 7, 2017 - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the winners of its inaugural Standard Blue Streak® ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Scholarship Competition: Daniel McMahon of Universal Technical Institute Sacramento, CA, and Hayden Anderson of Lake Area Tech in Watertown, SD.
Mr. McMahon and Mr. Anderson will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply toward the pursuit or continuation of their education in automotive technology and repair at a technical school or college. Mr. McMahon and Mr. Anderson were chosen from a pool of nearly 400 students who entered the competition.

Students were asked to complete an online questionnaire and submit a current photo of themselves. Entries were evaluated based on relevance, creativity, and thoughtfulness in regards to the automotive industry. The competition's judge, Ken Elzinga, Master Technician and Owner at Hilltop Auto, determined that Mr. McMahon and Mr. Anderson best exhibited the drive and dedication that is representative of Standard Blue Streak®.

Commenting on the announcement, Phil Hutchens, Vice President Engine Management Marketing, SMP, stated, "SMP is proud to recognize up-and-coming technicians, and we believe that Mr. McMahon and Mr. Anderson both possess the qualities that will be required to ensure the future of the automotive aftermarket."

Blue Streak® has a long history of providing professional automotive technicians with premium-quality replacement parts. Today, Blue Streak® is stronger and more durable than ever. With parts that are made to stand the test of time, Blue Streak® gives today's technicians durability for miles.

About SMP:
SMP® supplies independent professional auto technicians and automotive do-it-yourselfers with high quality replacement parts for engine management ignition, emission and fuel systems as well as temperature control products for domestic and import cars and light trucks. SMP® products are sold through both traditional and non-traditional distribution channels. For more information, download the SMP® Parts App 2.0 or visit www.smpcorp.com.

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