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

November 28, 2018  |  Download PDF

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SMP announces the winners of its Blue Streak® ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Automotive Scholarship Competition: Christopher Olds of Metropolitan Community College; Hunter Curry of NASCAR® Technical Institute; and Lucas Wilmore of Southern Illinois University.

All three winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply toward the pursuit or continuation of an education in automotive technology and repair at a technical school or college. The three winners were chosen from a pool of more than 900 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. Upon review, the competition’s judge believed that Mr. Olds, Mr. Curry, and Mr. Wilmore best exhibited the excellence that is synonymous with Blue Streak® by Standard.

Commenting on the announcement, Phil Hutchens, Vice President Engine Management Marketing, SMP, stated, “SMP has a long history of recognizing up-and-coming technicians, and all three of these participants exhibited qualities that let us know the future of the aftermarket is in good hands."

The competition was open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Entrants had to be between the ages of 18 and 34 and enrolled full-time in high school or an accredited college, university, or post-high school educational program.

Made to stand the test of time, Blue Streak® by Standard® has always been known for quality and durability. Today, Blue Streak’s expanded program now includes new heavier-duty ignition coils. Plus, every product in Blue Streak by Standard’s new expanded offering is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, contact an SMP® sales representative or visit

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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

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