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  • Posted on:
    Apr 01 2014
    Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2014 SEMA Show, set for November 4–7, 2014, in Las Vegas, may now submit applications for space. Manufacturers that apply before the April 11 deadline will participate in the Priority Booth Space Selection process, where exhibitors are assigned their booth location in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The SEMA Show typically attracts more than 130,000 individuals from more than 125 countries, making the show the world’s premier automotive trade event where buyers and sellers meet to do business.
    SEMA News—April 2014

    INDUSTRY NEWS

    2014 SEMA Show Booth Space Applications Available

     

    Booth space applications for the 2014 SEMA Show are available online
    Booth space applications for the 2014 SEMA Show are available online.

  • Posted on:
    Apr 01 2014
    Do you see increasing examples of trademark rip-offs and illegal knock-off products showing up in online marketing and catalogs? SEMA is hearing more often from members experiencing intellectual property (IP) infringement problems. Protecting IP is something that many industries have struggled with for some time, and our industry is clearly no exception.For a number of years now, SEMA has maintained policies and procedures to prevent the display of products, trademarks and trade dress that violate the IP rights of other SEMA exhibitors. Our goal has always been to ensure proper protection of the IP of industry members.
    SEMA News—April 2014

    CHRIS KERSTING

  • Posted on:
    Apr 01 2014
    Preview of a New Report on the Side-by-Side Accessory MarketplaceSpurred by the growth in the number of utility task vehicles (UTVs) over the last decade, SEMA recently released a new report examining the size, types of accessories and accessory purchasing processes involved in this burgeoning powersports segment. UTVs, also known as side-by-sides, evolved as an offshoot of the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) market. The earliest models were spawned by the need for greater cargo capacity for those who used three- and four-wheel cycles for work tasks on farms, job sites, golf courses and other areas where off-road performance was required but a fullsize pickup was unnecessary or too cumbersome.
    SEMA News—April 2014

    RESEARCH
    By Steve Campbell

    SEMA UTV Accessorization Survey

    Preview of a New Report on the Side-by-Side Accessory Marketplace

    Spurred by the growth in the number of utility task vehicles (UTVs) over the last decade, SEMA recently released a new report examining the size, types of accessories and accessory purchasing processes involved in this burgeoning powersports segment.

  • Posted on:
    Apr 01 2014
    The SEMA Show may be well known for project vehicles and special builds, but amazing new products are the stars of the event. In fact, 60,000 buyers and 3,000 media from all over the world traveled to the Las Vegas Convention Center primarily because of the all the new products on display. Reporters were able to find products in specific categories of interest to their audiences, such as truck, SUV and off-road in the case of Truck Trend and Truckin’, or restoration and racing and performance for Modified magazine. No matter the category, reporters had access to hundreds of amazing new products.  
    SEMA News—April 2014

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  • Posted on:
    Mar 27 2014
    The ’15 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 4WD Double Cab LB Measuring Session will be held at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, March 26, 2014–April 11, 2014, from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Posted on:
    Mar 27 2014
    The deadline for council and network Select Committee nominations has been extended to Tuesday, April 1, at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).
  • Posted on:
    Mar 27 2014
    With about two weeks to go before the 2014 SEMA Show exhibitor space selection deadline, more than 1,200 manufacturers have confirmed their participation in the upcoming event taking place Tuesday–Friday, November 4–7, 2014, in Las Vegas.
  • Posted on:
    Mar 27 2014
    Legislation to establish a pilot program administered by the Department of Transportation to impose a vehicle mileage user fee was introduced in Minnesota.
  • Posted on:
    Mar 27 2014
    Legislation to authorize the owner of a vintage vehicle to keep the permanent vintage tag, but pay regular license taxes and registration fees for the privilege of operating the vehicle for general transportation purposes has been introduced in the Alabama Senate.
  • Posted on:
    Mar 27 2014
    Legislation to provide for a program that will allow classic car status to be determined from nationally recognized standards and guides was approved by the Minnesota House Transportation Policy Committee.