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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

INTERNET

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.

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

HERITAGE

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

FAST FACTS

Alex Xydias Center Celebrates New Facility

An open-house event showcased the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC), now located at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, as part of the Robert E. Petersen Garage.

SEMA News—September 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

SPY PHOTOS

’16 Ford Mustang EcoboostFord has revived the Pony Package with the 2.3L Ecoboost engine.’17 Fiat 124 SpiderThe 124 Spider will be powered by the 1.4L turbo four-cylinder engine, and a six-speed manual is likely to be the standard transmission.Jeep CherokeeThe upcoming Jeep Cherokee will use the same nine-speed automatic transmission as the new Jeep Renegade.’16 California Special Ford Mustang GTAll California Special-equipped cars get 19-in. wheels with black-painted inserts. They also have a special faux gas cap in the trunk lid, reminiscent of the original Mustangs.

SEMA News—September 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Racing Roadsters

In the days of hot rodding’s infancy, there were a lot of ways—and places—to go fast if you lived in Southern California. Top-speed runs at the desert dry lakes had been going on since before World War II; drag racing was beginning to boom for those whose speed needs could be contained in a quarter-mile; and oval tracks flourished throughout the area, drawing everything from rough-and-tumble jalopies to nitro-fed midgets.

SEMA News—August 2015

HERITAGE

SPY PHOTOS

Porsche 911The Porsche 911 shows off its new facelift featuring a newly designed front bumper and updated daytime running lights. Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra HD DieselsGM is reportedly bumping the current 6.6L Duramax turbo diesel’s horsepower, torque and towing capacity to counter Ford’s recently upgraded 6.7L Powerstroke V8 turbo diesel.’17 Jeep Patriot MuleThe ’17 Jeep Patriot uses a stretched version of the FCA-derived “small” platform that currently underpins the new Jeep Renegade.Ford SVT TruckSpeculation is that that Ford’s testing a new-generation follow-up to its SVT Lightning.

SEMA News—August 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Fast Facts

Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Superlift, PRW Industries Inc., The Right Stuff Detailing, The Marx Group, Hella Inc. and more.

SEMA News—August 2015

FAST FACTS

2015 SEMA Show New Products Showcase Moves to Key Location

The SEMA Show New Products Showcase—one of the most sought-after attractions at the annual event—will be located on the bridge between the Central and South Halls at the west end of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2015 SEMA Show.

SEMA News—August 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

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