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New Features in Store for the 2014 Hot Product Showcase—Register Your Products Now

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) Hot Product Showcase will take place April 24–26, once again at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet, Corral & Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This event is an opportunity for ARMO members to display one or more products in front of one of the single largest gatherings of automotive restoration enthusiasts in the world.In addition to the products being placed on display in the Hot Products tent, a professional photographer will shoot each one. The photos will be available to the manufacturers and will also be used in a slideshow at the...
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

New Features in Store for the 2014 Hot Product Showcase—Register Your Products Now

 

The ARMO Hot Products Showcase will take place April 24–26 at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet, Corral & Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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Celebrating 2013 and Looking Ahead to 2014

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) industry awards reception took place on Tuesday evening, November 5, during the SEMA Show. According to Chair Alex Tainsh, the decision to make networking the central focus of the evening was an important step in facilitating connections among council members. Tainsh knows that many individuals join ARMO to network with others, and the annual reception is one of the best venues for interaction.
SEMA Member News—January/February 2014

Celebrating 2013 and Looking Ahead to 2014

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) industry awards reception took place on Tuesday evening, November 5, during the SEMA Show. According to Chair Alex Tainsh, the decision to make networking the central focus of the evening was an important step in facilitating connections among council members. Tainsh knows that many individuals join ARMO to network with others, and the annual reception is one of the best venues for interaction.

ARMO at the 2013 SEMA Show

ARMO Industry Awards Reception ARMO leads off the week with its annual industry awards reception on Tuesday evening, November 5. The event will take place in Ballrooms D–E of the Las Vegas Hotel from 5:15 p.m.–7:30 p.m. In addition to networking opportunities, the council will take time to honor some of the individuals whose lives and work have made significant impacts on the industry. “We intentionally keep the reception about networking,” said ARMO Chair Alex Tainsh. “We really simplified the program a couple of years ago. We want to keep the program short and allow attendees the chance to meet and greet others in the industry.”

SEMA Member News—November/December 2013

ARMO at the 2013 SEMA Show

 

Chair-Elect Dennis Roberts addressed ARMO members at the 2012 industry awards reception.
Chair-Elect Dennis Roberts addressed ARMO members at the 2012 industry awards reception. 

ARMO Select Committee Welcomes Two

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) welcomes two new volunteers to the Select Committee as a result of this year’s election cycle. Ben Tucker is vice president of Camaro Central and Muscle Car Industries, two companies that specialize in Camaro and Firebird restoration parts. Mark Cotter is in charge of sales and new-product development at Repops, a manufacturer of reproduction parts for classic musclecars. SEMA Member News recently asked both of them what they are looking forward to in their “freshman” terms on the Select Committee. Cotter was literally on the run and had to be brief with his responses. Nonetheless, he assured us that he is anxious to see how to best serve the restoration market through the ARMO council.

SEMA Member News—September/October 2013  

ARMO Select Committee Welcomes Two

 

ARMO Select Committee member Sal Perez, center, spoke with restoration and hot-rod shop owners about protecting their brands and producing quality restorations at the 2013 ARMO Small-Business Bootcamp. Perez is the owner of American Muscle Cars, a premier restoration shop located in Southern California.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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2013 ARMO New HOT Product Showcase

The ARMO New Product Showcase became the ARMO “Hot” Product Showcase for 2013, and the simple name change paid immediate dividends in terms of participation. A record 71 products from 32 ARMO companies were on display at the event, which was held at Spring Carlisle April 25–27.“Everyone likes to see new products,” said ARMO Chairman Alex Tainsh. “But our overall participation from year to year was always dependent on which companies actually had a ‘new’ product. So we decided to change the name for 2013 to ‘Hot’ products. Instead of restricting a company to new stuff, we basically said: ‘Send us whatever it is you want to push; whatever is hot.’ It appears that the plan worked because we had record participation, and the products were as cool as ever.”

SEMA Member News—July/August 2013

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2012 ARMO Industry Awards

“The presentation of the awards is still the focal point of the evening,” said ARMO Chairman Alex Tainsh of Parts Unlimited Interiors. “However, we are getting great feedback on our increased emphasis on networking and socializing. Being on Tuesday night, the first night of the Show, it’s the perfect time for folks to sit down, catch up with each other and just relax. We ran out of food, shut the bars down at 7:30 p.m., and folks were still there after we packed up and left. I think they like the new format!”

SEMA Member News—January/February 2013  

2012 ARMO Industry Awards

 

Matt Agosta (right) of Steele Rubber Products received the ARMO Person of the Year Award from ARMO Chair-Elect Dennis Roberts of Distinctive Industries at the 2012 ARMO Industry Reception held in conjunction with the SEMA Show.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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Fourth Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day to Be Celebrated July 12, 2013

SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day will be celebrated July 12, 2013. The date marks the fourth consecutive commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

SEMA News—December 2012 

EVENTS

Fourth Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day to Be Celebrated July 12, 2013

Annual Event Acknowledges Importance of Collection and Restoration of Classic Cars

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2013

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2013 is still several months away, but there may be no better time to remind everyone in the restoration and other automotive specialty-equipment segments of this important celebration. In this issue of SEMA Member News, two Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) members explain in their own words how they use Collector Car Appreciation Day to not only celebrate with other enthusiasts, but also educate the non-enthusiast public about the importance of preserving our automotive heritage.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2012 

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2013

It’s Not Too Early to Begin Preparations!

New Members Join ARMO Select Committee

Along with incumbents Lenny Schaeffer of Chop Shop Customs and Matt Agosta of Steele Rubber Products, the Automotive Restoration Manufacturers Organization (ARMO) welcomed three new members to its Select Committee as a result of elections in the spring. Tray Smith is the vice president and co-owner of H&H Classic Parts, a large retailer of restoration parts specializing in Chevrolet products. Erika Woody is the owner of Hydro-E-Lectric, a manufacturing company that produces parts to keep convertible tops and power windows functioning on all types of cars from ’46–present. Jim Pennekamp is the national sales manager at TrimParts, one of the original ARMO manufacturer members.

SEMA Member News—September/October 2012

New Members Join ARMO Select Committee

  The ARMO Select Committee oversees projects that raise awareness of the restoration hobby. 
  The ARMO Select Committee oversees projects that raise awareness of the restoration hobb

U.S. Senate Approves Resolution Designating July 13 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

At the request of SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA), the U.S. Senate passed Resolution 452 (S. Res. 452) designating July 13, 2012, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

SEMA News—July 2012

FROM THE HILL 

U.S. Senate Approves Resolution Designating July 13 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

A Day to Celebrate the Hobby

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