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    Nov 01 2011

    The Fiat 500 was named the Hottest Sport Compact at the 2011 SEMA Show making it the first vehicle to take home honors in the newest SEMA Award category and beating out a dozen competitors. The SEMA Award recognizes outstanding vehicles that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorizing and that showcase this year’s coolest products.

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    Nov 01 2011

    The Chevrolet Camaro was named the Hottest Car at the 2011 SEMA Show making it the second consecutive year to receive such an honor. The SEMA Award recognizes outstanding vehicles that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorizing and that showcase this year’s coolest products.

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    Oct 12 2011

    You're invited to attend the opening press conference/breakfast of the 2011 SEMA Show, where the industry's hottest vehicle models will be announced as the 2011 SEMA Award Winners.

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    Oct 07 2011

    Among the many celebrities making special appearances at the 2011 SEMA Show will be Chip Foose, award-winning automotive designer and television celebrity. SEMA Show attendees will be able to meet Foose as he signs autographs in the Ideas Alive: Featuring the New Products Showcase area on several days during the week.

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    Oct 06 2011

    The U.S. Department of Commerce named SEMA as one of the five recipients of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) for 2011. As a result, SEMA will receive $500,000 in matching funds over the next three years to support U.S. manufacturers that export automotive specialty-equipment products to booming emerging international markets. The grant is intended to stimulate U.S. exports of specialty-equipment products as part of the Administration's National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by 2014 in support of several million U.S. jobs.

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    Oct 05 2011

    The 2011 SEMA Show will feature a one-day program specifically designed to teach car dealers best practices for integrating accessories at dealerships for increased revenue. Called Dealer Day, the program recognizes that accessories influence more than one million vehicle sales - a finding confirmed by a recent AutoPacific study.

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    Oct 04 2011

    The SEMA Education Institute (SEI) will once again host the SEMA Online Marketing Conference at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, October 31. The paid conference, sponsored by eBay Motors, will kick off the SEMA Show (November 1-4) by gathering top Internet marketing experts and educators from throughout the U.S. to share their knowledge and proven strategies for online marketing success.

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    Oct 03 2011

    The deadline to submit a product for the SEMA Show New Products Showcase and receive a discounted price is October 7. While the first product-category submission is still free after October 7, each additional product category submitted is $150 (as opposed to $75). Entries submitted onsite are accepted based on space availability.

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    Sep 28 2011

    The SEMA Board of Directors recently approved a motion to decrease the size of the Board. The initiative reflects their consensus that a smaller Board would improve the quality of discussion and reduce cost, and is now being voted upon by SEMA’s entire membership.

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    Sep 08 2011

    Among the more than 2,000 companies that will be exhibiting at the 2011 SEMA Show are 528 first-time exhibitors. While the new exhibitors can be found throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, the majority of the first-time exhibitors are from the restyling, racing & performance and truck sections of the Show.