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SEMA Pays Tribute to the Hobby

Collector Car Appreciation DayOn July 10, 2015, SEMA members joined with car clubs and thousands of enthusiasts to celebrate the sixth annual Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). A wide range of official events was held in the United States, Canada and France to commemorate the day, designated by SEMA-requested U.S. Senate Resolution 196 (S. Res. 196), sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).

Fast Facts

Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Mitchell 1, Kahn Media Inc., Meyer Distributing, RTM Productions, Premier Performance Products and more.

Spy Photos

’17 Chevy Bolt EV

The ’17 Chevrolet Bolt is the all-electric, high-roofed car previewed in January at the Detroit Auto Show.

’17 Sierra/Silverado 3500 HD Dually

Versions of the ’17 Sierra and Silverado 3500 HD Dually feature revised exterior styling with LED running lights and revised grilles lifted from some passenger-car models.

’16 Mustang Convertible Eco Pony

Ford revived the Pony Package for the ’16 Mustang with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine.

Required Reading

As the 2015 SEMA Show approaches, the industry is clamoring to learn what exhibitors have planned. Among the best resources for SEMA Show information are SEMA publications, including this magazine, the SEMA Show Daily and the weekly electronic newsletter SEMA eNews.

35 Under 35

Now in its fourth year, the SEMA News 35 Under 35 roster has become a much-anticipated annual feature. In the following pages, we are again pleased to present 35 young trendsetters who are bringing exciting new ideas and renewed enthusiasm to every segment of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

Pouring through the nominations, SEMA News looks for candidates who are already making a significant industry impact through their leadership within their organization or business. Entrepreneurship, commitment, insight, innovation, integrity, responsibility, demonstrated skill, involvement and success within the marketplace weigh heavily in our decision-making.

First-Time Exhibitors

First-Time and Featured ExhibitorsEach year, the SEMA Show provides hundreds of new leads to buyers looking for innovative new product lines. The 2015 Show will be no exception: As of July 20, 2015, the number of registered first-time exhibitors was more than 295, and the number continues to rise.

Go-Cart Cavalcade

Some 10 years after its founding, Hot Rod was branching out, looking for new trends to appeal to its speed-hungry readers. Late ’50s and early ’60s issues continued to cover the traditional hot-rodding venues—Bonneville, Indianapolis, Pikes Peak and NHRA-sanctioned dragstrips across the country—but other forms of motorsport were appearing regularly, too.


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