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Car Enthusiasts Celebrate Inaugural Collector Car Appreciation Day

On July 9, 2010, collector-car enthusiast organizations across the nation gathered to celebrate the first-ever Collector Car Appreciation Day, as designated by U.S. Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513). Events ranging from car cruises and shows to small-business open houses and special offers were held to honor the cultural and educational importance of collector cars.

SEMA News - October 2010

Hobbyist Organizations, Businesses Host Events Nationwide

By Stuart Gosswein

SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser

More than 500 members of the industry attended the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser in Pasadena, California, July 23, to honor 2010 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees Van Woodell, Chuck Schwartz and Richard “Dick” McMullen and to raise money for children’s charities Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.

SEMA News - October 2010

Industry Celebrates New Hall of Famers, Board Members

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SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting (left) and Chairman-Elect Paul “Scooter” Brothers (right) welcome first-time SEMA Board member John Hotchkis of Hotchkis Performance.   <

New Products Showcase Preview

The SEMA Show is all about innovation and creativity. For a taste of what’s coming at the 2010 event, check out the more than 100 new products previewed here.

SEMA News - October 2010

100+ Products to Be Unveiled at the 2010 SEMA Show

The SEMA Show is all about innovation and creativity. For a taste of what’s coming at the 2010 event, check out the more than 100 new products previewed here. To see more than 1,500 on display, head to the New Products Showcase at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 2–5, 2010. 

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Pinewood Drag Races

Returning champions were vanquished, former challengers made strong showings and the industry’s leading ladies brought home two inaugural trophies at the third-annual SEMA Pinewood Drag Races.

SEMA News - October 2010

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New and Improved at the SEMA Show

The 2010 SEMA Show is mere weeks away, but the Show organizers have been working diligently since the Las Vegas Convention Center’s doors closed last year to bring even more value to attendees. In addition to the traditional offerings—more than 1,800 exhibitors, 1,500 industry-changing product innovations and dazzling vehicle displays—this year’s SEMA Show boasts more than a dozen new or improved features.

SEMA News - October 2010

Mapping Out Some of the Don’t-Miss Features at the 2010 Gathering

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Show ’N Shine

Collectors, enthusiasts and gearheads of all stripes came out for the second annual SEMA Show ’N Shine car show, July 24, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. 

SEMA News - October 2010

Foose and Gage Headline SEMA’s Annual Summer Car Show Featuring Classic Muscle and Custom Rods

SEMA News-October 2010-Events

2010 Vehicle Technology Briefing Seminar Program

The 2010 SEMA Show will once again offer a trio of Technology Briefing SuperSessions designed to provide attendees insights and information into the current and future evolution of the automobile and the myriad new business and product-development opportunities advanced vehicle technologies offer specialty-equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers and installers.

SEMA News - September 2010

By Steve Campbell

A 2010 SEMA Show Preview

Less than two months are left before automotive specialty-equipment industry exhibitors and buyers flock to Las Vegas for the 2010 SEMA Show, to be held Tuesday, November 2, through Friday, November 5.

SEMA News - September 2010

By Chad Simon

SEMA Show Tips and Freebies for Exhibitors

Boost your SEMA Show experience by utilizing the tips outlined below. Whether it’s your first SEMA Show or your twenty-first, taking advantage of this collection of programs and freebies will have you hitting the Show floor in stride. 

SEMA News - September 2010

By Jason Catullo

Make the Most of Your SEMA Show Investment


SEMA News-September 2010-Events

Exhibitor Profile: American Eagle Wheel Corp.

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A Conversation With Margo Furcolow

American Eagle Wheel Corp. (AEWC) was a first-time exhibitor at the 2009 SEMA Show. SEMA News spent some time with AEWC President Margo Furcolow at the company’s facility in Chino, California. Ms. Furcolow discussed the company’s experience as a first-time exhibitor and offered advice for other first-timers.

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