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WTC Ride Guide

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SEMA and the Clemson University International Center for Automotiv

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Big Wheel

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Given the importance of wheels in today’s automotive aftermarket, it’s hard to imagine a time when they weren’t a driving force (no pun intended) in vehicle modification and personalization. But that’s exactly what LeRoi “Tex” Smith said to open his November 1963 Hot Rod magazine article about custom and racing wheels.

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Market Trends in Tires and Wheels

Tires and wheels are one of the most favored modifications that car and truck owners make to their vehicles, since a single, relatively simple change can entirely alter the appearance and character of a vehicle.

Rolling Stock Options

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More than 230 exhibitors attended the 2011 Global Tire Expo—Powered by TIA (Tire Industry Association). Now in its second year (see p. 20), the special section within the 2011 SEMA Show is dedicated exclusively to tire industry products and has quickly become the hot destination for buyers thirsting for the latest and greatest trends.

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Spotlight on New Products

This issue of SEMA News continues our tradition of highlighting the great new products our manufacturers unleashed at the SEMA Show. Through SEMA News, the SEMA website and a variety of other media outlets, we amplify and carry forward one of the Show’s primary value propositions: creating high-level awareness for the industry’s innovative and trendsetting new products.

SEMA News - February 2011

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This issue of SEMA News continues our tradition of highlighting the great new produ

Federal Government Seeks Fuel-Efficiency Ratings for Most Replacement Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) moved closer to establishing a consumer information system to rate the fuel economy, safety and durability characteristics of most replacement tires.

TIA Leadership Talks Strategy for Keeping Tires at the SEMA Show

TIA President Wayne Croswell and Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield outline the challenges of making tires and wheels a "show with a show" and raising the profile of tire manufacturers at the SEMA Show. Here they address several issues voiced by their member companies.

Top Tire and Wheel Industry Trends for 2010

No single element can change a car or truck's look like a set of wheels and tires, which makes it the first purchase for many enthusiasts. Learn more about changing trends in rolling stock for this year.

More Than 80 New Tire and Wheel Products From the SEMA Show

With more than 290 exhibitors showcasing and 110 new product registrations within the Tires, Wheels & Equipment section of the 2009 SEMA Show, it's apparent that this section of the specialty-equipment industry remains one of the most popular with vehicle enthusiasts. It is no wonder, as new tires and wheels can instantly change the look and feel of a vehicle. Exhibitors at the Show offered products for small to large passenger cars, trucks and even racing applications.

Here is a collection of the some of the new products from the Tires, Wheels & and Equipment section of the 2009 SEMA Show.

Trends on a Roll: Tire & Wheel Market

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No single element can change the look of a car or truck like a set of tires and wheels. Thin or thick sidewalls, tall or small, chrome or painted, steel or aluminum—the combinations are endless, and each can thoroughly alter the appearance and the functionality of the vehicle. At last November’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, a group of enthusiasts who were taking part in a marketing study confirmed the popularity of tire and wheel modifications.

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