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Living on the Edge

        Over the past 18 months, our nation has experienced what many have identified as a modern depression. Business owners from all industries have experienced lower earnings and a real threat toward their corporate survival. Those with strong capital are avoiding disaster, but often not until a major reduction in work force has to be implemented.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

Insuring Your Business Against Loss

By Franco Ganino


If you are reading the July issue of SEMA Member News, congratulations on maintaining your SEMA and council membership during the past two years of tough times. I am confident that the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) and the industry are now on the upswing.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

New Year, New Projects

A Message From the Chairman


RASR. You’ve heard of the acronym, but what does it stand for? Racers Against Street Racing. The program was created by a coalition of auto manufacturers, aftermarket parts companies, retailers, distributors, professional drag racers, sanctioning bodies, race tracks and automotive magazines.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

Welcome New SEMA Members

        The following listings are provided by the SEMA Membership Services Department. The data has been compiled and verified by member services. Should you have any questions regarding a listing, call the SEMA Membership Department at 909/396-0289.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

SEMA Member Logo | SEMA.orgFrom March 1 through April 30, 2010


Kyle Fickler, the incoming chairman of the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC), and Vic Wood, incoming chair-elect, are industry veterans. Each has been active in a variety of SEMA and MPMC positions, and SEMA Member News recently solicited their views about the future of the council and its membership.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

A Few Words With Kyle Fickler and Vic Wood

Incoming Council Leaders Discuss Their Goals


As with most associations, SEMA’s strength comes from its members. Too often, however, a person joins an association without a meaningful understanding of how he can best benefit from the services and programs provided.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

How to Get More Involved

Take Advantage of WTC Membership

Scholarship Committee

Over the past seven years, the association has hosted the SEMA Student Program to give students and educators the opportunity to attend the annual SEMA Show. Once again, SEMA is looking forward to partnering with schools to bring students to SEMA Show 2010.

SEMA Member News - May/June 2010


The SEMA Student Program gives students an unparalleled chance to fully experience all aspects and segments of the industry in a single place—the SEMA Show.  


A critical mission of the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) is to support and develop the hot rodders of today and tomorrow. The HRIA Youth Awareness Program was developed to promote activities that expose teenagers and young adults to both the hobby and industry of hot rodding.

SEMA Member News - May/June 2010

HRIA Youth Awareness

There Are Many Ways to Get Fresh Faces Into the Act

The next generation of automotive enthusiasts is needed to ensure the longevity of our hobby and the businesses that rely on it.


Have you marked your calendar yet? The date is Friday, July 23, 2010. The 2010 SEMA Business Technology Symposium, organized and sponsored by the Street Performance Council (SPC), is fast approaching.

SEMA Member News - May/June 2010


Many of us are familiar with the names given to our generations. Strong names like the Seniors (1946 and Older) or The Baby Boomers (1946 to 1966) and the ever-so-cool Generation X (1966 to 1980).

SEMA Member News - May/June 2010

SEMA YEN: Generation Next

Creating the Future of the Industry by Getting Involved

By Dan Dolan

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