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GOING TO VEGAS? CREATE YOUR PERSONALIZED 2008 SEMA SHOW PLAN HERE

Make the most of your 2008 SEMA Show venture by using My Show Planner, an online tool that allows registered attendees to create and save a personalized itinerary for the Show. Through My Show Planner, you can personalize your Show experience by creating a day-by-day calendar with the seminars and special events that you plan to attend, map out the exhibitors that you need to meet and add any meetings or activities that you have planned throughout the week.

SPY SHOTS: FORD AIMING FOR 390 HP WITH NEW SCORPION DIESEL


Sources tell photographer Brenda Priddy that Ford continues to make good progress testing its upcoming 6.7L V8 diesel engine, designed and built in-house. The new engine, codenamed Scorpion, will replace the Navistar-sourced 6.4L V8 Power Stroke diesel engine in Ford's heavy-duty pickups by 2011.

RETAILERS—CLICK HERE FOR FREE STORE EVALUATION

Want to get the most from your retail storefront? SEMA News regularly offers jobber/retailers a free critique of its retail establishment as part of its “Retail Review” column. The column regularly illustrates how simple changes to a store’s layout can lead to increased sales and improved customer experiences.

STAY AHEAD OF AND PROFIT FROM OEM-AFTERMARKET COLLABORATION

Vehicle personalization and collaborative efforts between automakers, tiered suppliers and specialty equipment manufacturers present opportunities for growth and survival in today’s ever-changing market. The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and SEMA will offer a session entitled, “Profitable Personalization: OEM Aftermarket Collaboration,” on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The session is part of the 2008 Management Briefing Seminars which will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City, Michigan. 

IMPROVE YOUR COMPANY'S FINANCIAL RESULTS WITH PRODUCT INNOVATION

As part of SEMA’s Aftermarket Survival Webinar Series, last Thursday’s webinar, entitled “Leverage Your Company’s Strengths in a Difficult Market” presented by Mike Madden, demonstrated how members do not need to invest in new product development in order to overcome economic challenges and market shifts, but can instead use existing tools at hand.

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