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    Jul 01 2014
    The 2013 SEMA Show featured literally thousands of cars. All kinds of cars. No matter what type you prefer, chances are it was on display at the SEMA Show. Whether it was Mustangs, Camaros, Porsches, Toyotas, Corvettes or something else, you were guaranteed to see the latest and greatest. These cars provide a canvas for the best in wheels, mobile-electronics products and LED headlights, just to name a few. These custom builds were a great way for the Show’s almost 2,500 exhibitors to showcase and display their aftermarket products. SEMA Show vehicles provided aftermarket product manufacturers with the ability...
    SEMA News—July 2014

    REQUIRED READING

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    Jul 01 2014
    As always, summer is a busy time in the automotive industry, and members of the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) council will be making the most of the sunshine and warm temperatures to accomplish projects and strengthen their businesses.
    SEMA Member News—July/August 2014  

    LTAA: Connect and Engage

    As always, summer is a busy time in the automotive industry, and members of the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) council will be making the most of the sunshine and warm temperatures to accomplish projects and strengthen their businesses.

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    Jul 01 2014
    The hot-rod market is reminiscent of a time gone by, but it’s really an industry committed to giving new life to time-tested vehicles. The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) continues to break new ground for the niche in the resources it offers and approaches it tries. While 2014 has already been a year of fresh ideas, there’s more excitement in store.
    SEMA Member News—July/August 2014

    A Year of New and Improved Programsfor HRIA

    2014 Education Day a Success
     

    Education Day presenters share their knowledge about products, installations and vehicle systems in a relaxed environment.Getting to Know the ARMO Chair and Chair-Elect

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    Jul 01 2014
    The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) will install new leadership following its most recent election cycle. Dennis Roberts, vice president of Distinctive Industries, will take over the chair position, and Erika Wiesman, the owner of Hydro-E-Lectric Inc., was selected as chair-elect. They laid out their backgrounds and plans in recent interviews with SEMA Member News.Roberts has been involved in the restoration industry for more than 30 years after having been introduced to musclecars in 1970 through a ’70 Trans Am owned by a friend of his older sister. He bought a ’67 GTO as his first car in 1974 at the height of the gas shortage and became a hands-on restoration enthusiast for life.
    SEMA Member News—July/August 2014

    Getting to Know the ARMO Chair and Chair-Elect

     

    Dennis Roberts, vice president of Distinctive Industries and ARMO chair.
    Dennis Roberts, vice president of Distinctive Industries and ARMO chair. 

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    Jul 01 2014
    Quality Components for Fun MachinesMotorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles and personal watercraft—small on size, big on entertainment value. And the New Products Showcase at the 2013 SEMA Show was brimming with powersports accessories designed to boost performance, add functionality and enhance appearance. The next few pages highlight the new and featured products displayed in the powersports category of the Showcase.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    POWERSPORTS & UTILITY VEHICLES NEW PRODUCTSPOWERSPORTS & UTILITY VEHICLES NEW PRODUCTS
    By Steve Campbell

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    Jul 01 2014
    Aeromotive Hosts Kansas Representative Kevin YoderLike many other leaders in the automotive specialty-equipment industry, Steve Matusek started small. He formed Aeromotive Inc. in 1994 in Lenexa, Kansas, with dreams of applying aerospace techniques and processes to high-performance automotive fuel systems. The company blossomed by relying on three generations of engineering and racing experience. It is now a leading designer and manufacturer of fuel-delivery systems for racing, street and marine applications.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    FROM THE HILL
    By Stuart Gosswein

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    Jul 01 2014
    The Innovations Center Opens for BusinessThe photo you see on the cover of this month’s SEMA News was taken in the newly completed SEMA Garage photo studio. It’s a shot of rock guitarist Billy Gibbons, who was kind enough to pose with his project car, which SO-CAL Speed Shop is preparing for the 2014 SEMA Show. Gibbons was on hand to view progress on the car, confer with SO-CAL designer/builders Pete Chapouris and Jimmy Shine, and to tour the SEMA Garage, which is now officially open for business.
    SEMA News—July 2014

    BUSINESS
    By Mike Imlay

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    Jun 30 2014
    The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day." The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils. The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 30, 2014

    Contact: Della Domingo 
    909-978-6723 
    dellad@sema.org

    Editor's Note: Images are available for this release. Please contact Monika Earle at monikae@sema.org

     

  • Posted on:
    Jun 26 2014
    If you are a SEMA Show exhibitor and have questions regarding any and all things about this year's Show, the Exhibitor Manual can help! This resource was designed specifically for you to make your SEMA Show experience run as smooth as possible.
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    Jun 26 2014

    SEMA's International department has worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to gain approval for another a year-long waiver for members to measure and test fit products for the Toyota HiLux.