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    Apr 02 2009

    SEMA co-hosts conference to address high-performance motorsports and today’s advancements in green automotive applications.

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    Apr 02 2009

    General Motors encourages manufacturers, designers and restylers to design a Camaro or Pontiac G8 for the 2009 SEMA Show.

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    Apr 02 2009


    SEMA Chairman Jim Cozzie predicts his first-place finish in the Unlimited class before the flag drops.


    This year’s SEMA Pinewood Drag Race, presented by eBay Motors, will be an intense one for Jim Cozzie, defending champ in the Unlimited class.

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    Apr 02 2009

    More Americans are keeping their cars longer, according to a recent report from R.L. Polk & Company. The automotive research firm found that the median age of passenger cars in operation increased to 9.4 years in 2008, breaking the previous two-year record high of 9.2 years.

    Trucks are also aging, the median age rising to 7.6 years from 7.3 years in 2007.

    This trend spells bad news for both new- and used-car dealers, but opportunity for specialty-equipment businesses.

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    Apr 02 2009


    K Sport exhibited this Honda Integra Type R (Acura RSX) at the 2008 SEMA Show with some of the most current products and styles indicative of the Honda tuning market.

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    Apr 02 2009

    Above all other products attributes enthusiasts overwhelmingly prefer quality.

    SEMA research has undertaken a study to determine what matters most to enthusiasts. In recent surveys consumers were given the opportunity to weigh in on the features they prefer from manufacturers. In two different scenarios—one in which the characteristics of the products were listed and another when the question was left open for respondents to fill in—the results ended the same. In both cases, quality was more important than name brand, performance and even price.

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    Apr 02 2009

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) raised the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for Model Year 2011 vehicles by about 2 miles per gallon (mpg) above the 2010 standards. The NHTSA will use an attribute-based system which sets CAFE standards for individual fleets of vehicles based on size, taking into account the differences between cars and light trucks (SUVs, pickups and vans).

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    Apr 02 2009

    Members of the Manufacturers Rep Council (MRC) realize that hours can be spent simply talking about how bad the economy is. But, now is the time to do something about it. We all need to come together to share experiences, ideas and strategies to do things differently and to grow.

    Make plans now to attend MANAfest May 31–June 3, 2009 at Green Valley Ranch.

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    Apr 02 2009

    Podcasts merge the inevitable evolution of technology with our 1st Amendment rights. While it sounds high-tech, it is actually quite simple; any person who has an IPod or any MP3 playing device can download a podcast, an audio or video file made available for syndicated download on the internet.

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    Apr 02 2009

    SEMA certification is a voluntary process through which custom wheel and tire technicians may prove their abilities to themselves, their employers and their customers.