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Project Vehicles: How to Present a Winning SEMA Project-Vehicle Proposal

Each year, the SEMA Show features more than 1,000 project vehicles. Original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs)such as Ford, Chevy, Toyota and Honda regularly work with project-vehicle builders to create SEMA-Show-worthy customs that highlight their newest models and entice enthusiast buyers by showing how they can be customized.

SEMA News—June 2011

Project Vehicles: How to Present a Winning SEMA Project-Vehicle Proposal

By Mark Williams

Take Advantage of SEMA Show Early-Bird Hotel Rates Now!

Booking your hotel rooms through Travel Planners, the official SEMA Show Housing Bureau, will ensure you the best rates possible, and booking early is more important than ever with many hotels offering special “early-bird” rates to SEMA exhibitors and attendees, many of which expire in August.

Need a Business Resource That Understands Your Market? SEMA Show Delivers Specialized Solutions

The Business Services category at the SEMA Show is experiencing significant growth, and more companies are committing to the Show earlier than ever. According to Show Management, the number of exhibitors in the section year-to-date, as of May 23, has increased 37% compared to the 2010 Show.

2010 SEMA Show Photo Gallery—Five Decades of Custom Mustangs

The vehicle photo gallery on includes more than 2,000 pictures of the vehicles on display at the 2010 SEMA Show. The database is searchable by vehicle make, model, year and more.

A selection of vehicles is included in SEMA eNews each week. This week's highlighted vehicles are all of the Ford Mustangs, past and present.

Media: Get Your Show Credentials in Advance

Members of the media are encouraged to secure credentials now for the 2011 SEMA Show by applying online at Not only does early registration ensure that you hit the Show floor qualified and prepared, but you'll receive important news and updates, helping you to stay informed about new features, attractions and how the Show is shaping up overall.

Photo Gallery—Off-Road-Ready Machines From the 2010 SEMA Show

The vehicle photo gallery on features more than 2,000 vehicles on display at the 2010 SEMA Show. Each week, certain segments and groupings of pictures are included in SEMA eNews. This week's category highlights all of the vehicles entered into the off-road category.

Chevy Sonic Project Proposals Due Next Week

Chevrolet will add a special program to its 2011 SEMA Show strategy. This program will highlight its new small-car entry—the Sonic—seeking accessory-based projects from the specialty-equipment market.

7 Tips for a Successful Show

Depending on your budget, there are many options when it comes to booth design at the 2011 SEMA Show, said Jeff Pressman, CEM, ConvExx president, in his “Best Practices in Booth Design” seminar at the recent SEMA Exhibitor Summit in Las Vegas.

Support of Manufacturers Skyrockets for Global Tire Expo—Powered by TIA

With just over five months to go until Show time, already 190 exhibitors have registered for a booth at the 2011 SEMA Show’s Global Tire Expo—Powered by the Tire Industry Association (TIA), which was the total number of exhibitors registered for this section last year. The Expo serves as a focal point for buyers searching for the hottest tire-related trends and products. 

2011 SEMA Show Shatters Records—Register Today

The 2011 SEMA Show is shattering records—looking at year-to-date comparisons, total exhibitors are up 18%, buyer registration is up 54% and media registration is up 75%.
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