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    Sep 01 2014
    Were you to park a ’14 Chevy Malibu next to a ’56 Bel Air and open the hoods of each, the contrast would be remarkable. The Malibu’s short, wide engine bay is so full of plastic covers, tubes, hoses, wires, bottles and other equipment that the car’s four-cylinder engine is barely visible—if at all. The Bel Air’s Turbo-Fire V8, on the other hand, stands out in the ’56 Chevy’s spacious engine compartment, covered in bright orange paint and hooked to a canister air cleaner, a couple of radiator hoses and little else. Ask any shadetree mechanic why he prefers to work on old collector cars over today’s computer- and emissions-controlled vehicles and the answer usually comes down to: “They were so much simpler then.”
    SEMA News—September 2014

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    Sep 01 2014
    Each year, manufacturer members of the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) submit products to the Hot Product Showcase in order to gain exposure for their businesses. This year marked the 17th annual event at Spring Carlisle, one of the world’s largest gatherings of automotive restoration enthusiasts. The 2014 event was held April 23–26 and boasted more than 60 products from 24 ARMO-member companies.
    SEMA Member News—September/October 2014

    17th Annual Hot Product Showcase a Success

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    Sep 01 2014
    The recent running of the Triple Crown horse races reminded me of Secretariat, perhaps the most famous horse ever and winner of the Triple Crown back in 1973. If you haven’t seen the 2010 movie Secretariat, you need to. Both inspirational and motivational, the film provides us with some great sales and life lessons. Perhaps even more are found in the lives of the jockey, Ronnie Turcotte; the trainer, Lucien Laurin; and especially the owner, Penny Chenery.
    SEMA Member News—September/October 2014

    Sales Lessons From “Sec

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    Sep 01 2014
    For the first time, the Emerging Trends and Technology Network (ETTN) will partner with SEMA’s Young Executives Network (YEN) to host an after-hours reception for members at the SEMA Show. By holding the event in conjunction with YEN, ETTN hopes to provide its members with an opportunity to connect with others outside of the network. Since there is quite a bit of crossover in membership between the groups, a joint networking event is a natural fit.
    SEMA Member News—September/October 2014

    ETTN to Join Forces With YEN at the SEMA Show

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    Sep 01 2014
    On July 1, two freshman members were elected to the Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) select committee. SEMA Member News interviewed Gavin Horlick of Voxx Wheel and Cheralyn Hale of Achilles Tire to learn more about their industry backgrounds and goals for their terms. SEMA Member News: What is your history in the industry and in the council?
    SEMA Member News—September/October 2014

    Meet the New WTC Select Committee Members

  • Jim Moore Named SEMA Senior Director of OEM Relations
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    Aug 28 2014

    Jim Moore has been hired to fill the senior director, OEM relations, role at SEMA.

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    Aug 28 2014
    The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) launched its first iteration of the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series at the SEMA Show in 2010, and with annual adjustments to the format and content, it has become one of the most comprehensive programs of collision repair education being offered to the industry.
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    Aug 28 2014
    As the 2014 SEMA Show quickly approaches, attendees recently shared tips to help others get the most out of the annual event.
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    Aug 28 2014
    This year, Hot Rodders of Tomorrow will return to the SEMA Show (November 4–7), where 17 teams will compete in a semi-final championship, while another 17 teams will compete in a semi-final championship the following month at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show (December 11–13).
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    Aug 28 2014
    Among the 2,500-plus exhibiting companies will be more than 450 companies exhibiting at the SEMA Show for the very first time.