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Vehicles of the 2014 SEMA Show

In addition to being one of the world’s largest trade events, the SEMA Show is a car show like no other. Automotive specialty-equipment manufacturers from throughout the world exhibit their wares on some of the most finely crafted vehicles in existence, and many are on display for the first time anywhere.The feature vehicles shown in this listing and online at www.sema.org/featurevehicles will appear in exhibitor booths and in display areas throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center and the adjacent outdoor grounds. Check them out in person—and, in many cases, see how they turned out—when you get to the SEMA Show!
SEMA News—November 2014

EVENTS

Installers Compete in Inaugural Wrap2Wrap Battle at the 2014 SEMA Show

3M has challenged all graphics experts to showcase their talents using 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 and face off in the Wrap2Wrap Battle. Installers began competing in online knockout rounds in August, and two finalists will go head-to-head, Thursday, November 6, at the 2014 SEMA Show.
SEMA News—October 2014

INDUSTRY NEWS

Making the Old New and Bringing Out the Luster

Car-Care and Restyling Products From the 2013 SEMA ShowFrom classic cars to today’s modern muscle, every automobile requires care, and each can also benefit from components that may subtly or outrageously change a vehicle’s appearance. At the 2013 SEMA Show, dozens of products were displayed under the car-care and restyling classifications in the New Products Showcase. The range of innovation ran from spoiler sunroofs and body side moldings to polishes, waxes and protective films. We’ve gathered the full contingent for your perusal here, along with comments on industry trends from a few executives who represent some of the industry’s leading car-care companies.
SEMA News—July 2014

RESTYLING & CAR CARE ACCESSORIES NEW PRODUCTS
By Steve Campbell

West Coast Customs Experience at the 2013 SEMA Show

The West Coast Customs Experience (Booth #11293) will include master classes, live performances, guest appearances and prize giveaways.

How Restylers Push Accessorization When Car Sales Slump

With new-car sales growing and the economy slowly ticking upward, SEMA News checked in with restylers and restyling experts to find out what to expect in that segment for 2012.

Message From the Chair

        Serving on the Select Committee or as chairman of a council is a huge honor. It signifies that you’ve earned the confidence and respect of your peers. It also gives you an opportunity to be closely involved in the issues affecting your industry and to have a part in shaping how those issues are addressed. I’ve been privileged to serve as a member of the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) Select Committee since 2000. I’ve also joined the ranks of the few who have become the chairman of PRO. As I’ve worked for the council for the last few months of my term as chairman, I wanted to share some thoughts on volunteer leadership.

SEMA Member News—March/April 2011

Message From the Chair

105 Ways to Boost Profit Through New Restyling and Car Care Products

The SEMA Show is the premier destination for buyers in the specialty-equipment industry looking to find new products and services for their customers. In 2009, 25,086 buyers went to Las Vegas specifically to bring the newest restyling and car care offerings from the SEMA Show floor into their own retail shops. Exhibitors in the Restyling & Car Care section registered 105 products in the New Products Showcase, and buyers scanned those entries more than 4,874 times.

Train by Doing: Give Your Accessory Installers the Hands-On Edge

The Technical Skills & Training Conference (TSTC) offers 12 seminars/workshops to help sharpen the skills of accessory installers.

Need Fresh Ideas From Fellow Restylers?

Help shape the future of the restyling industry by joining the Professional Restylers Organization's annual Long-Range Planning (LRP) meeting, held in conjunction with the Technical Skills & Training Conference.

Restylers Use Nontraditional Avenues During Bumpy Times

With the major slowdown of the new-car market, some restylers are finding additional revenue through opportunities they may have overlooked during more fruitful times.
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