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’17 Chevy Bolt EVThe ’17 Chevrolet Bolt is the all-electric, high-roofed car previewed in January at the Detroit Auto Show.’17 Sierra/Silverado 3500 HD DuallyVersions 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 PonyFord revived the Pony Package for the ’16 Mustang with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine.

SEMA News—October 2015


Retail Spotlight

A longtime passion for off-roading helped motivate the Richmond family to launch Southern Off-Road Specialists (SORS) in 2000.

SEMA News—September 2015

By Chad Simon

Got Old Credit Card Terminals?

Auto-parts businesses will be on the hook for credit card fraud if they don’t migrate to new chip card terminals by October 1, 2015, according to the major credit card companies.

SEMA News—September 2015


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.

SEMA News—September 2015


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

Each 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.

SEMA News—September 2015


First-Time Exhibitor Case Study

.auto-style1 { margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px; } Every year, hundreds of first-time exhibitors venture to the SEMA Show and, for those who work the Show properly, the payoff can be huge. Luma III founder Kirk Lucas and his team put it all on the line to attend last year’s Show and walked away with two Best New Products Showcase awards, a stronger brand identity and new deals in the works.

Is Your Product Data Up to Speed?

It’s been about eight months since the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) rolled out the Data Quality and Completeness Program, which is designed specifically to help suppliers increase their data quality level in an easy, step-by-step process. In that time, we have seen more than 250 “steps” made by participating suppliers as they have moved up through the quality ratings of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, making their data more valuable to their customer base and creating more sales.

SEMA News—September 2015


Fast Facts

Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including the NHRA, Red Kap, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., The Marx Group, Yokohama Tire Corp.’s and more.

SEMA News—September 2015


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