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Chevrolet Camaro Market—Mini Report Introduction

The Camaro has been one of the most popular enthusiast vehicles since its introduction as a 1967 model. This mini-report prepared by the SEMA Research and Information Center provides a snapshot look at Camaro enthusiasts.

Top of Mind Consumer Purchase Plan Trend—PADI Comparison

Trends from December 2008 to May 2009 show that more consumers are thinking about buying wheels, tires and suspension products then accessories or performance parts.

SEMA Manufacturers More Optimistic About Market

Specialty-equipment manufacturers are more optimistic about summer business than either retailers or distributors.

Reader Feedback: Compact Vehicle Article Revisited

Readers wanted to know more about the distribution of compact car registrations throughout the United States. SEMA Research has followed up with additional insight.

Electric Cars—The Next Big Thing for Specialty Equipment

Ready or not, electric cars are poised to take the automotive market by storm. The auto industry wants to have 1 million plug-ins on U.S. roads by 2015.

Top SUVs Sold and How Enthusiasts Modify Them

New SUV sales in 2008 were down 39% from 2007, but the sport-utility segment is still relevant to the specialty-equipmennt industry.

Modern Domestic Muscle: Highest in Consumer Interest

Consumer interest in the new Camaro, redesigned Mustang and Dodge Challenger indicate that buyers haven't given up on Detroit.

Pent-Up Demand? Americans' Savings Rate Highest Since 1959

Americans now have $620.2 billion put away in savings, the highest level since January 1959.

The Top Used Vehicles Enthusiasts Bought in 2008

For the third consecutive year, the percentage of enthusiasts who said that they originally purchased their vehicles used has grown.
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