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SCORE Brings Top Desert Racers to 2014 SEMA Show

SCORE International will bring the excitement of its legendary Baja 1000 to the 2014 SEMA Show, November 4–7, through its signature off-road activities and attractions. The outdoor, 70,000-sq.-ft. SCORE Baja 1000 Experience will feature a desert-racing exhibit with dozens of Baja 1000 Trophy Truck and Class 1 race vehicles. An interactive pit competition area, exhibits from leading off-road companies, video streams of SCORE Dirt Live through SCOREvision and autograph sessions are just some of the attractions visitors can expect come Show time.
SEMA News—August 2014

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Retail Spotlight

Morris 4x4 Center Has Maintained a 30% Average Annual Growth Rate Since 2005Morris 4x4 Center is a pure-play Jeep parts and accessories Internet retailer—which accounts for 98% of all sales—and is housed in a 32,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pompano Beach, Florida, with 70 employees. It started as a 6,500-sq.-ft. warehouse complex with six units. Every few years, the company expanded into another unit. In November of this year, Morris will move again, this time into a 60,000-sq.-ft. facility.
SEMA News—July 2014

BUSINESS
By Chad Simon

Utility Task Vehicles By the Numbers

A Powersports Category SnapshotSEMA research indicates that more than a third of automotive accessory enthusiasts are likely to own a powersports vehicle. That means the powersports market offers great crossover potential for aftermarket businesses catering to other specialty-equipment segments. So what’s one of the hottest trends in the powersports arena?The SEMA-commissioned report notes that approximately 670,000 UTV models were sold from 2010 to 2012. This is consistent with other market analyses that have predicted continued healthy growth of the segment through 2015.
SEMA News—July 2014

BUSINESS
By Mike Imlay

New Products Are the Stars

The SEMA Show may be well known for project vehicles and special builds, but amazing new products are the stars of the event. In fact, 60,000 buyers and 3,000 media from all over the world traveled to the Las Vegas Convention Center primarily because of the all the new products on display. Reporters were able to find products in specific categories of interest to their audiences, such as truck, SUV and off-road in the case of Truck Trend and Truckin’, or restoration and racing and performance for Modified magazine. No matter the category, reporters had access to hundreds of amazing new products.  
SEMA News—April 2014

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Persistence Pays Off For Off-Road Enthusiasts

After six years of back-and-forth and negotiations that spanned not only the U.S. Congress but also the U.S. military (the Marine Corps, to be precise), a compromise has been negotiated to keep 96,000 acres of land open to off-road enthusiasts in the Johnson Valley OHV area near Twentynine Palms, California. SEMA and the SEMA Action Network (SAN) worked closely with a number of organizations related to the off-road community to support this provision, which keeps a large portion of the area open to off-road and outdoor enthusiasts while at the same time providing for the needs of the U.S. military. One of SAN’s initiatives is to look for practical solutions to off-road use questions to preserve the rights of the nation’s enthusiast communities. SEMA is gratified that, after six years, a win-win compromise could be enacted to the benefit of all parties involved.

SEMA News—March 2014

REQUIRED READING

Persistence Pays Off For Off-Road Enthusiasts

After six years of back-and-forth and negotiations that spanned not only the U.S. Congress but also the U.S. military (the Marine Corps, to be precise), a compromise has been negotiated to keep 96,000 acres of land open to off-road enthusiasts in the Johnson Valley OHV area near Twentynine Palms, California.

SEMA Show Product Data Education Track

Hourly Sessions All Day Monday, Sponsored by the SEMA Data Co-opFrom beginner to expert, the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) education track is sure to provide insight into better managing your product data and making use of the new SDC Product Information Management System. Join the SDC team for training and ideas presented through interactive discussions, questions and answers and demonstrations on the following topics:

SEMA News—November 2013

EVENTS
By Jon Wyly

SEMA Show Product Data Education Track

Hourly Sessions All Day Monday, Sponsored by the SEMA Data Co-op

Considering Mexico

Strong Growth and Fatter Pocketbooks Warrant a Closer Look at the Potential in Latin America’s Second-Largest Economy Automotive specialty-equipment manufacturers might want to take a look at selling into Mexico, the second-largest export market for the United States. According to the International Monetary Fund, 85% of the world’s growth—and new customers—over the next five years are located outside the United States, and our neighbor to the South is an increasingly interesting market.

SEMA News—March 2013

INTERNATIONAL
By Linda Spencer

Considering Mexico

Strong Growth and Fatter Pocketbooks Warrant a Closer Look at the Potential in Latin America’s Second-Largest Economy

Emerging Trend in China

Pickups Are the Latest Craze on the Chinese Off-Road Scene SEMA News recently traveled to Beijing, China, the center of the Chinese off-road market, to talk to some key players about evolving trends. All of the sources we consulted widely credited the Jeep Wrangler as one of the most exciting and important developments in recent years in growing the off-road market, but they said that pickups are the fastest-growing segment.

SEMA News—September 2012

INTERNATIONAL
By Linda Spencer

Emerging Trend in China

Pickups Are the Latest Craze on the Chinese Off-Road Scene

Data Is the Engine

The Science of Standardized Product Data Management for Manufacturers and Re-sellers With SEMA Data Co-op

SEMA News—September 2012

From the Off-Road Success Center:

 
 

Speaker: Jon Wyly, CEO

Data Is the Engine

The Science of Standardized Product Data Management for Manufacturers and Re-sellers With SEMA Data Co-op

Are you frustrated with missing, inconsistent or ineffective product data? Imagine having a process that reduces the time spent cleaning and loading product information. Learn how to simplify your team’s understanding of data, implement seamless load processes and grow sales through clear product communications for your consumers.

Facilitator: Gonzalo Manotas, OMIX Director of Purchasing

By attending this session, manufacturers will to learn how to:

  • Reduce cost by eliminating custom data configuration work
  • Sell more products by making your data readily available to your trading partners
  • Understand the importance of being “visible” on the Internet
  • Use our Help Desk to configure data to industry PIES and ACES standards
  • Gain complete control over your own parts data—you build it, you own it, you control who sees it

OMIX/Rugged Ridge Announces New Off-Road Success Center at the 2012 SEMA Show

Dealers, jobbers, installers and other specialty-equipment industry enthusiasts attending the 2012 SEMA Show will be able to visit the educational display in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where other truck, SUV and off-road equipment is showcased.

SEMA News—September 2012

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