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    Apr 23 2009

    Have you moved on? Up? Know someone who has? Let us know: editors@sema.org.

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    Apr 23 2009

    It’s no secret that specialty-equipment sales declined in 2008 as a result of our economy taking a turn for the worse during the latter half of last year. Despite this market contraction, 37% of SEMA members recently surveyed noted that their company’s sales actually increased in 2008 over 2007.

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    Apr 23 2009
     

      A limited number of Suzuki's Kizashi 3 Concept are available to SEMA members for project-vehicle builds.

    Suzuki is providing SEMA members exhibiting at the 2009 SEMA Show with an opportunity to build a Kizashi 3 project vehicle. As one of the newest models planned to join Suzuki’s lineup, the Concept Kizashi 3 sport sedan debuted at last year’s New York International Auto Show.

    The automaker is generating additional interest in this launch through the specialty-equipment industry by providing pre-production versions of the vehicle to companies for one year to create and promote accessories.

    Suzuki has plans to launch the sport sedan at the end of 2009 as a 2010 model.

    Click here for Kizashi 3 project vehicle program information, proposal guidelines and requirements in PDF format. Proposals must be received by Suzuki by Friday, May 1. Additional details on the vehicle are available at www.kizashi3.com.

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    Apr 23 2009

    While hobbyists and related businesses have worked diligently to defeat proposals in Washington, DC to create a national cash for clunkers program, a bill (H.B. 1207) has been introduced in the North Carolina State Legislature that would implement a state vehicle scrappage program for passenger vehicles that are at least 14-years old.

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    Apr 23 2009

    A selection of the finest BMWs from the 2008 SEMA Show.

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    Apr 23 2009

    Twenty-one industry professionals are vying for a position on the 2009-2010 SEMA Board of Directors, which provides strategic direction to the association and plays a critical role in shaping the future of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

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    Apr 23 2009

    While computers get smaller, phones become capable of sending email and iPods become personal entertainment centers, one aspect has remained relatively the same: the technology that fascinates us and simplifies our lives has been limited in its use within our vehicles.

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    Apr 23 2009

    John Hotchkis talks about the evolution of performance suspension.

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    Apr 23 2009

    At the urging of SEMA and the hobbyist community in the state, West Virginia legislation has been amended in committee. The bill originally sought to redefine “abandoned motor vehicles” to include vehicles or vehicle parts which are either unlicensed or inoperable, or both, are not in an enclosed building and have remained on private property for more than 30 days.

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    Apr 23 2009

    SEMA-member companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities (view all here). Working for a SEMA-member company has many advantages. In addition to working for a company that supports and contributes to the success of the overall industry, being employed by a SEMA-member company enables employees to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more.

    The newest classified listings posted under Positions Available include: