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    Aug 01 2014
    Executives from eight SEMA-member companies traveled with SEMA staff to explore the automotive specialty-equipment market in Russia and determine the potential for products in that country of 142 million. There was some trepidation, given the current political tensions between the U.S. and Russia, but once in Moscow, the group was impressed with what they saw. “What a country,” said Ed Rossi, vice president of sales for Injen Technology. “It’s full of rich culture, history and majestic sights. Injen Technology ventured to Russia with a bit of skepticism due to the Crimea takeover. We had reservations about how Americans would be treated in light of our contradictory political stances, but the people of Russia were...
    SEMA News—August 2014

    INTERNATIONAL

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    Aug 01 2014
    New Introductions and Featured Parts From the 2013 SEMA ShowThe restoration marketplace includes not only matching-number renovations of classic cars and trucks but also original-appearing vehicles that have been updated with modern running gear and comfort features. The restomod projects encompass a large portion of the vehicles that many shops now build, but there is also an abundance of nostalgia and traditional projects that call for period- and OE-correct components. On the following pages, we’ve assembled a listing of the restoration parts that were featured in the New Products Showcase at the 2013 SEMA Show. Also included are comments about restoration market trends by professionals who manufacture, distribute or use many of the products found on these pages.
    SEMA News—August 2014

    West Virginia Legislators Turn Out to Greet Hot Rod Power Tour

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    Aug 01 2014
    Many lawmakers are big fans of collector cars, vehicle exhibitions and auto racing. One of the biggest is West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell. As a SEMA member and owner of Howell Automotive in Keyser, West Virginia, Howell has consistently demonstrated his desire to keep the laws in his state hobby-friendly while representing his constituents in the state legislature. He has worked extensively in the motorsports industry, raced both stock cars and drag cars, built winning race cars and award-winning show cars and designed racing parts. He has also hosted a syndicated radio show, written automotive magazine articles and served as a technical expert on automotive TV shows.
    SEMA News—August 2014

    LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS

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    Jul 31 2014
    SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.
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    Jul 31 2014
    The Dodge project vehicle program for 2014 offers companies the opportunity to get a jump start on the competition by securing one of the new ’15-MY Challengers in advance of market availability. Proposals are due August 1.
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    Jul 31 2014
    Are you hunting for a new job? The “Positions Available” section in the SEMA Member Classifieds lists more than 50 job openings around the country. Here are some of the latest classifieds posted to the website.
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    Jul 31 2014
    From a large pool of competitors, the top 10 young automotive entrepreneurs have been named in the second annual SEMA Launch Pad Presented by YEN competition.
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    Jul 31 2014

    Tomorrow, August 1, is the deadline for exhibitors to submit an application to host a press conference at the SEMA Show. Applications received after the deadline will be considered as space allows.

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    Jul 31 2014
    SEMA Show exhibitors are invited to generate more opportunities and awareness for their company and products by announcing SEMA Show incentives in SEMA eNews.
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    Jul 31 2014
    Exhibitors of the 2014 SEMA Show are expanding their reach at the 2014 SEMA Show by offering products to builders through the list below. The information in the list is supplied by this year’s exhibitors.