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Vehicles of the 2010 SEMA Show

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While the SEMA Show is the industry’s premier trade event, it is also one of the most fascinating displays of automotive excellence to be found anywhere. Some of the best and most creative designers and builders in the world craft rolling works of art for the Las Vegas gathering, and the cars and trucks they bring to town are a show all their own.

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Car Enthusiasts Celebrate Inaugural Collector Car Appreciation Day

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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. Car clubs, enthusiast organizations and affiliated businesses hosted more than 100 events in more than 40 states to commemorate this special day.

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Business Technology Symposium

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As a part of SEMA’s Leadership Days, the 2010 Business Technology Symposium (BTS), sponsored by SEMA’s Street Performance Council (SPC) and held Friday, July 23, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, drew 113 specialty-equipment industry attendees, from business owners to IT professionals. A host of industry experts presented eight sessions, including panel discussions that provided attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to move their businesses forward in the Internet age.

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Accessory Sales Opportunities

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Recently SEMA News caught up with National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Chairman Ed Tonkin. Tonkin, a multifranchise dealer in Portland, Oregon, discussed the opportunities specialty-equipment sales represent for dealerships as well as the SEMA Dealer Day taking place at this year’s SEMA Show.

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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

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Car Enthusiasts Celebrate Inaugural Collector Car Appreciation Day

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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

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SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser

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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. 

View a PDF of more than 100 New Products.

 

Pinewood Drag Races

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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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