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SEMA Mustang Build Powered By Women

Ford Motor Co. and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) teamed up to present the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Under the direction of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) and built entirely by SBN members, the project is designed to shine the light on women working in the automotive aftermarket and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry. The vehicle will be auctioned with proceeds going towards the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund to help foster our next generation of industry leaders.

Hot-Rod Products and Trends

    The hot-rod market—the granddaddy of the automotive specialty-equipment industry—has seen some significant changes over the last few years based on both demographic and economic factors. The desire for modern amenities and advanced technology has increased with the aging of the Baby Boom generation. Styles and equipment have evolved to match those desires. From air suspension to classic gauges fitted with modern movements, and from keyless ignition to drive-by-wire throttle controls, the hot-rod world is keeping pace with developments in the rest of the automotive universe.

SEMA News—June 2011

Nostalgia Meets Technology…and Likes It

 
The hot-rod market—the granddaddy of the automotive specialty-equipment industry—has seen some significant changes over the last few years based on both demographic and economic fact

Did You Know: SEMA Hot Rod Bill

      There may be nothing more American than a hot rod! As the rest of the world continues to adopt elements of our unique cultural identity, there are few things left that are truly American. Classic hot rods and musclecars are 100% American made. Unfortunately, these vehicles have long struggled to find their place in the law. Too often, a lack of knowledge and experience on the part of legislators has led to bad laws that negatively impact our industry and the hobby. However, the staff and membership of SEMA and the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) can have a direct impact on safeguarding the tradition of hot rodding in America.

SEMA Member News—March/April 2011

  SEMA’s government affairs team has developed a model bill to protect hot rodding for current and future generations

12 Trendsetting Builders Forecast the Future of Hot Rodding

When word got out that SEMA News was looking to identify future industry trends, our friends at Popular Hot Rodding presented us with the opportunity to feature their "What's Next?" hot-rod builder story. The forecast on the future of hot rodding originally ran in the September issue of Popular Hot Rodding and will no doubt be of interest to SEMA News readers. Special thanks to the folks at Popular Hot Rodding for allowing us to reprint the article in its entirety.

SEMA News Highlights Newest Hot Rodding Trends Heading Into 2011

The December issue of SEMA News is dedicated to business technology, future hot-rodding trends and business opportunities in China.

Hot Rod Alley

During the last SEMA Show, 14,879 buyers went into the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the latest innovations in the hot-rod market. More than 70 exhibitors set-up booths in the Hot Rod Alley section, registering 90 products in the New Products Showcase.  

SEMA News - June 2010

  SEMA News-June 2010-Hot Rod Alley 
Exhibitors Showcase Passion With Innovative Products

During the last SEMA Show, 14,879 buyers went into the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the latest innovations in the hot-rod market.

Shifting Gears - Hot Rod Market Update

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Each of us may have different definitions of what constitutes a “hot rod,” but we all know one when we see it. The classification can encompass anything from a ’27 T-bucket roadster to a current-model Mustang, from a ’67 Camaro to a ’92 pickup, from a four-door station wagon to an early-‘80s Malibu.

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SEMA Heritage: L.A. Roadsters Make a Hollywood Rod Run Circa '59

"The old familiar sight of several roadsters at a Southern California drive-in is fast fading away," wrote Tex Smith in the July 1959 issue of Hot Rod magazine. Even 50 years ago, rodders were concerned about the changes in their hobby.

Hot Rodders Unite to Confront Industry Challenges

Find out the current direction and focus of the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) during the council's Long-Range Planning meeting, Saturday, February 6, at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

SEMA and California Agencies Solve Titling Dilemma for Hobbyist Vehicles

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Working on behalf of California enthusiasts of specialty vehicles (street rods, custom vehicles, kit cars and replicas) and in cooperation with the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Bureau of Automotive Repair, the Air Resources Board and the attorney general’s office, SEMA has resolved a complex and threatening issue to this market segment and the industry it serves. “This breakthrough procedure allows owners of certain specially constructed vehicles (SCVs) to avoid the pitfalls of a previously muddy process for legally registering and titling such vehicles in California,” said Steve McDonald, SEMA vice president of government affairs. “Under this process, vehicle owners can avoid a situation that could have led to confiscated SCVs and law enforcement action.

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