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Domestic Diesel Cars—Here Now, More on the Way

Despite efforts from manufacturers to make diesel vehicles more understood, uncertainties remain about their availability, even about what vehicles are produced.

SEMA Member Visit—Danchuk Manufacturing

Dan and Art Danchuk went into business together in the 1960s, but did not make their first Chevrolet part, a parking light lens for a 1957 Chevrolet, until 1976. Danchuk Manufacturing, Inc. was born.

New Customers Entered Market in 2008, Survey Says

New customers and orders from existing customers increased in 2008, according to a recent survey of SEMA members.

Off-Road Enthusiasts Purchase Different Products, Have Different Hobbies

Not only do off-road enthusiasts prefer to take their hobby off the beaten path, they also take a less-traveled course when making specialty-equipment purchases.

Toyota Owners Reveal Hottest, Most Current Trends

SEMA regularly visits consumer car shows in order to keep abreast of the latest trends in vehicle customization and attended Toyotafest to pick the brains of consumers.

SEMA Members Lead With Passion—Roush Performance Products Member Visit

Members of SEMA staff take a tour of Detroit-based ROUSH Performance Products.

Is the Market Beginning to Rebound? SEMA Members Say Yes

Retailers and distributors have a more optimistic sales outlook for the next three months than manufacturers.

SEMA Members Lead With Experience—Eaton Detroit Spring Member Visit

Eaton Detroit Spring facility highlights the heritage and history of SEMA manufacturing members.

Manufacturers Plan to Sell Directly to More Consumers in 2009

SEMA manufacturing members report that the portion of their products sold directly to consumers has grown compared to last year—from 24% in 2008 to 34% in 2009.

Enthusiasts Unsure of What Vehicle to Purchase Next

Consumers know they want or need a new vehicle soon, but they do not have a strong feeling about what that new purchase will be.
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