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Webinar: How Companies Can Utilize Financing to Close More Sales

Feb 21 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Starting off 2013 with your sales idling instead of driving forward? A third-party financing program can jumpstart your automotive equipment sales through an easy-to-use leasing solution customized to fit your customers’ budgetary constraints and growing needs.

SEMA Webinar, Speaker, Bill Purcell

Presenter: Bill Purcell, TIP Capital

SEMA Conference Showcases New Technology For Product Manufacturers

Dozens of SEMA manufacturing members will gather in Diamond Bar, CA, on February 7, 2013, to learn first-hand how new software, surface scanning tools and related technology are being used to improve the product development process. During the SEMA Product Development Conference: Race to Innovate event, participants will meet with suppliers who will explain how technologies and tools are rapidly changing the way products are conceived and delivered to market. Participants will also have an opportunity to measure the 2013 Ford Ranger T6 and the 2013 Toyota Hilux during the event.


 (Jan. 30, 2013)

Contact: Della Domingo, 909/978-6723


- Ford Ranger T6 and Toyota HiLux Measuring Sessions Included -

Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available

Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2013 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) at Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries may be eligible for financial awards of up to $5,000.

 (Jan. 3, 2013)

Contact: Della Domingo

Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available

Hot Rodders Give Back and Honor the Industry

The 2012 SEMA Show featured a night to remember for hot-rodding professionals. The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) kicked off its annual industry reception in dramatic fashion, as Mike Kinney of Moonlight Auctioneering Services led the way through the council’s first-ever live auction to benefit the two charities supported by SEMA Cares: Childhelp and Victory Junction Camp. The live auction featured three participants from HRIA’s Pinewood Builder’s Challenge and got the crowd of nearly 700 into a bidding frenzy.

SEMA Member News—January/February 2013

Hot Rodders Give Back and Honor the Industry


 On hand for the HRIA Business of the Year presentation to Classic Instruments were (from left) Love, John McLeod, Austin, Bill Mullins, Devin Butterbrodt and Ron Hanna.

Industry Trends to Look for in 2013

A Look to the Future With SEMA Council Leaders

For its December issue each year, SEMA News puts out a call to the leaders of the association’s councils and networks to seek their views about what might be in store in the near term. These industry professionals provide responses based on what their organizations and their companies are seeing within their marketplaces. Their responses are instructive and should provide helpful insights for businesses in every segment of the marketplace.

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