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The New Products Showcase

Connecting Buyers, Sellers and Media at the SEMA ShowIf you’re a SEMA Show exhibitor, product exposure is the name of the game. Your number-one goal is attracting buyers and media to your booth, where you can discuss and demonstrate your new and featured products in person. If, on the other hand, you’re a buyer or media attendee, your priority is saving time and legwork in discovering the latest and greatest product innovations amid more than a million square feet of booths and exhibits vying for your attention. Fortunately, there’s an efficient solution for everyone: The SEMA Show’s New Products Showcase.

SEMA News—October 2013

EVENTS
By Mike Imlay

The New Products Showcase

Connecting Buyers, Sellers and Media at the SEMA Show

35 Under 35

Young and Rising Industry StarsWho’s who among young industry entrepreneurs and up-and-comers? That was the question SEMA News set out to answer a full year ago with its inaugural “35 Under 35” feature article. Looking to the future SEMA News editors asked the industry to help identify 35 people age 35 and younger who were already making an impressive mark on the specialty-equipment industry and taking it in exciting new directions. The article drew a lot of attention and praise from aftermarket newcomers and veterans alike—so much so that nominations immediately began flowing in for a second year’s class of young go-getters. In the following pages, we are pleased to present a fresh slate of 35 honorees for 2013.

SEMA News—September 2013

PEOPLE
Compiled by SEMA News Editors

35 Under 35

Young and Rising Industry Stars

Four Who Made a Difference

George Barris, Eric Grant, Wade Kawasaki and Joe Schubeck Enter SEMA’s Hall of FameOften, those who truly make a difference never really set out to do so. They’re simply pursuing a dream, a passion. And yet, through sheer perseverance, innovation, dedication and a high dose of excellence, they somehow suddenly find themselves changing everything, revolutionizing an industry and inspiring a legion of followers. 

 George Barris
George Barris
 Wade Kawasaki (right)

Car-Care 101

Evolving Trends and Modern Technology Keep Product Manufacturers on Their ToesAnyone who has ever walked into a retail store knows that the number of car-care options available can be overwhelming, even to the most hardcore car guy. It’s not much easier for the product manufacturer, either. Paints are getting harder and more durable, so car-care developers have to reformulate their products to keep up with constantly evolving technology.Car care encompasses a wide range of surfaces, from paint to wheels and tires. Each offers several material options, such as clear coat vs. matte and chrome vs. aluminum. There are literally hundreds of products specifically designed for each type

SEMA News—July 2013

BUSINESS
By Chad Simon

Car-Care 101

Evolving Trends and Modern Technology Keep Product Manufacturers on Their Toes

The 2013–2016 SEMA Board of Directors Candidates

Eight candidates entered this year’s election, each vying for a position on the 2013–2016 SEMA Board of Directors.

SEMA News—June 2013

The 2013–2016 SEMA Board of Directors Candidates

Get to Know the Nominees

 

The 2013–2016 SEMA Board of Directors Candidates

Chairman-Elect Category

  • Doug Evans–Source Interlink Media
  • Tim Martin–K&N Engineering

Manufacturers Category (two open seats)

Q&A With Doug Evans

SEMA News: Why are you running for the chair-elect position on the SEMA Board of Directors?Doug Evans: I am honored to be running! I feel we are at a critical juncture with our industry, and my three decades of experience can help ensure a bright future for SEMA and future generations of enthusiasts. 

SEMA News—June 2013

Q&A With Doug Evans

Doug EvansSEMA News: Why are you running for the chair-elect position on the SEMA Board of Directors?

Q&A With Tim Martin

SEMA News: Why are you running for the Chair-Elect position on the SEMA Board of Directors?Tim Martin: SEMA plays an important role in protecting and growing our industry and our lifestyle of vehicle customization, restoration and motorsports. These areas are threatened by change. 

SEMA News—June 2013

Q&A With Tim Martin

Tim MartinSEMA News: Why are you running for the Chair-Elect position on the SEMA Board of Directors?

2013 SEMA Membership Directory Printed and Online

The May issue of SEMA News magazine doubles as the annual SEMA Membership Directory, and SEMA encourages you to keep this copy on your desk throughout the year to use as your reference tool in locating SEMA-member companies.The membership directory is also available online. The online membership directory is continually updated to include new SEMA members. In addition, the online version of the membership directory lists members’ staff personnel, and you can contact them via e-mail through your MySEMA account. For those who prefer a hard copy, the membership directory can be downloaded as a PDF file.

SEMA Member News—May/June 2013

2013 SEMA Membership Directory Printed and Online

 Member News, Aftermarket News, Automotive Industry News, Car Stereo Retailes, Off Road Retailers, Powersports Distributors, Tire Dealers

Does Our Industry Have Five Years Left?

A Few Words With John Waraniak John Waraniak, SEMA’s vice president of vehicle technology, has tinkered with machines and building fast toys since he was a kid growing up in Detroit. Waraniak is equally at home in an aerospace skunkworks in Pico Rivera, California, a boardroom in Mumbai, India, on a motocross track in Buchanan, Michigan, or on the Vehicle Technology Center stage at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. His love for racing, performance and systems engineering have led him to master’s degrees at the University of Illinois and Caltech as well as executive careers in the stealth aircraft, automotive racing and action sports industries. He was eventually recruited as SEMA’s “chief engineer” in May 2006.

SEMA News—April 2013 

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
By SEMA News Staff

Does Our Industry Have Five Years Left?

A Few Words With John Waraniak

Accelerate Your Business

The Racing & Performance section of the SEMA Show is the largest on the floorplan, completely taking over the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center each year. In 2012, a total of 507 exhibitors set up booths, entering a vast array of their latest offerings into the Ideas Alive, featuring the New Products Showcase. The following pages represent more than 500 of the new and featured products that exhibitors registered in the Showcase. Along with the products, journalist Steve Campbell interviewed industry executives to get their thoughts about the trends they perceive and some words of advice about what might lie ahead.

SEMA News—March 2013

Accelerate Your Business

More than 500 Racing & Performance Products from the 2012 SEMA Show

The Racing & Performance section of the SEMA Show is the largest on the floorplan, completely taking over the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center each year.

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