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Industry Experts Make Early Predictions on 2012 SEMA Award Winners

Automotive experts are speculating on what the top vehicle models will be at the upcoming SEMA Show taking place Tuesday-Friday, October 30-November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

INDUSTRY EXPERTS MAKE EARLY PREDICTIONS ON 2012 SEMA AWARD WINNERS
-- Sneak Peek: Scion FR-S Leads as Frontrunner for a SEMA Award --

Jim Graven Joins SEMA Data Co-Op

Jim Graven has been named as Director of Membership for the SEMA Data Co-op. Graven, who has more than 15 years of experience in the specialty parts aftermarket, will play a key role in growing the industry-owned and operated data management solution - particularly as it transitions into a full system launch in January.

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(September 5, 2012)

Contact: Della Domingo
909/978-6723
dellad@sema.org

JIM GRAVEN JOINS SEMA DATA CO-OP

SEMA Awards to Recognize Industry's Hottest Vehicle Platforms

Recognizing the top trend-setting vehicle models, the SEMA Awards will be announced and presented to winning automakers during the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the program, SEMA exhibitors that make products for those trend-setting vehicles will identify the vehicle platforms that they believe are best for accessorizing, and best for showcasing the industry's coolest products.

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Contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

SEMA AWARDS TO RECOGNIZE INDUSTRY'S HOTTEST VEHICLE PLATFORMS
-- Awards recognize trend-setting vehicles and the accessories that make them cool --

Court's Ethanol Decision Jeopardizes Historic Vehicles, Specialty Parts

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a lawsuit which challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to grant a partial waiver for 15% ethanol (E15) content in gasoline for 2001 and newer model year cars and light trucks.  The court found that the groups bringing the lawsuit, which included trade associations representing manufacturers of cars, boats and power equipment, along with the petroleum and food industries, lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.

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August 17, 2012

Contact: Della Domingo
909/978-6723
dellad@sema.org

Court's Ethanol Decision Jeopardizes Historic Vehicles, Specialty Parts
SEMA Urges Congress to Ban E15

Thirty SEMA Member Companies Supply Products for the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

The all-female vehicle customization project known as the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women, featuring a 2013 Ford Mustang GT donated by Ford Motor Company, is on target for the unveiling of winning design "High Gear" at this year's SEMA Show on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The customized vehicle, which was built at Source Interlink Media's headquarters in El Segundo, CA, will be auctioned on eBay immediately following the reveal with proceeds slated for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket leaders and innovators.

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Media Contacts:
Della Domingo, SEMA: 909/978-6723, dellad@sema.org
Elizabeth Weigandt, Ford: 313/845-4147, eweigand@ford.com

Thirty SEMA Member Companies Supply Products for the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

Vehicle to be unveiled at 2012 SEMA Show then auction off to raise funds for SEMA Scholarship Fund

SEMA Show to Include Auto Dealer Conference

For the fifth consecutive year, the SEMA Show will include an exclusive program designed specifically for franchise and independent automotive dealers. Taking place during the SEMA Show on Tuesday, October 30-Friday, November 2, 2012, the program focuses on critical areas of accessory integration and how they impact operations in all key dealership departments.

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Contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

SEMA Show to Include Auto Dealer Conference

-- Exclusive program seeks to demonstrate how accessory integration can benefit dealers --

Co-Op Members Lead the Way to Industry Standards

A limited number of spots are still available for companies to become Founding Members of the SEMA Data Co-Op. Through the program's beta phase which launched earlier this year, suppliers and receivers have the opportunity to become Founding Members of a program that will change the way product data is used and managed.

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(Aug. 8, 2012)

Contact: Della Domingo
909/978-6723
dellad@sema.org

CO-OP MEMBERS LEAD THE WAY TO INDUSTRY STANDARDS
-- Over 100 suppliers and receivers signed up for SEMA Data Co-op Beta Phase; Limited Space Still Available --

SEMA Exhibitors Leverage Powersports Market Opportunities

SEMA Show exhibitors that manufacture powersports products will be able to quickly, easily and affordably connect with thousands of buyers who are specifically seeking products for motorcycles, dirt bikes, UTVs, ATVs or side-by-sides. Through the Manufacturer Kiosk Program, an exhibitor with a booth in another area of the SEMA Show is eligible to host a kiosk that will be located in the Powersports & Utility Vehicle section of the show.

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Contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

SEMA Exhibitors Leverage Powersports Market Opportunities

-- Low-Cost Kiosk Program Effectively Connects Exhibitors With Powersports Buyers --

OMIX/Rugged Ridge Announces Off-Road Business Center at 2012 SEMA Show

Dealers, jobbers, installers and other specialty-equipment industry enthusiasts attending the 2012 SEMA Show will be able to learn all about the dynamic Jeep and off-road lifestyle market through the new Off-Road Success Center, presented by OMIX-Rugged Ridge. Located in within the Trucks/SUV section in booth 30147 at the 2012 SEMA Show, the center provides those interested in learning about the off-road market with a place to exchange ideas, learn new concepts for success and network with other like-minded people.

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Contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

OMIX/Rugged Ridge Announces Off-Road Business Center at 2012 SEMA Show

First-Time and Featured Exhibitors Section Returns to SEMA Show

Located alongside the New Products Showcase in the upper level of South Hall, the First-Time and Featured Exhibitors Section that debuted at last year's SEMA Show will return in 2012. With nearly 2,000 manufacturers exhibiting throughout the SEMA Show, the First-Time and Featured Exhibitors section serves as an easy and convenient location for buyers to hone in on hundreds of new and emerging manufacturers who are exhibiting at the Show for the first time.

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Contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

 

FIRST-TIME AND FEATURED EXHIBITORS SECTION RETURNS TO SEMA SHOW
-- Area adjacent to New Products Showcase debuted in 2011, featured hundreds of first-time exhibitors --

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