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Jared Chavez, YEN Member Insights, July 2015

YEN Member Insight – Jared ChavezBeing part of SEMA is truly amazing because the organization provides its members with a number of opportunities to network. This comes in the form of traditional networking mixers, the SEMA Show itself and many of the membership programs aimed to connect us all together. I highly recommend that everyone put themselves out there and meet their fellow SEMA members because it will truly help them engage within the community.

With all of the opportunity to connect, I have seen one common mistake repeatedly made by those new to networking. It probably will surprise you—you may even disagree with me—but from my experience, I can tell you that if you can accept this one philosophy, your ability to network will grow exponentially.

Networking is not about what people can do for you.

Let’s think about this for a moment and really try to gain a deeper understanding, as I am sure the basic motivation for many people in networking is to meet others who can help them with their business.

Casting Call for SEMA Battle of the Builders

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders, the association’s build competition that debuted last year and was the focus of a Velocity TV special viewed by more than one million fans.
SEMA News—July 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Fast Facts

Breaking news from SEMA member companies, includingAP Exhaust Technologies LLC, Meyer Distributing Inc., Holley Performance, WELD Racing and more.
SEMA News—July 2015

FAST FACTS

SPY PHOTOS

GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado FaceliftsFullsize prototypes for the Silverado and Sierra were caught running on the streets of Milford, Michigan, sporting new facelifts and additional visual changes.’16 Mustang Shelby GT350RThis red Mustang Shelby GT350R prototype was seen testing on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan.Ford GT PrototypeThe Ford GT has hit public roads with an early, undisguised prototype revealing its carbon-fiber weave and a sleek, show-car shape.
SEMA News—July 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Score One for the Little Guy

As of June 2015, telecommunications and cable companies were knocked back on their heels when new government regulations took effect prohibiting those companies from allowing some company websites to download faster than others. The move restores what has commonly become known as net neutrality—or equal access to the Internet.

SEMA News—July 2015

INTERNET

Motorama Milk Truck

Not content with launching just a publishing empire, Robert E. Petersen put on a series of car shows in the early ’50s that he called Motorama. The first one was held in 1950 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, but later shows were staged at the art deco palace that was the Pan Pacific Auditorium. Hot rods, Bonneville race cars, drag racers and custom cars straight from the pages of Petersen’s magazines made up a big portion of these Motorama shows, but they also included new cars, antiques, motorcycles and classics from the ’30s and ’40s.

SEMA News—July 2015

HERITAGE

Motorama Milk Truck

By Drew Hardin

Growing UAE Market Captures Media Attention

As global interest in and demand for automotive customization grows, so does the opportunity for increased business for SEMA-member companies. That is the reason why SEMA sponsors international business-development programs and connects SEMA members with potential buyers in emerging markets such as China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
SEMA News—June 2015

REQUIRED READING

SPY PHOTOS

’16 Ford FusionThis less-disguised prototype ’16 Ford Fusion provides a good look at what’s in store for the model’s facelift. ’16 Chevrolet CamaroThese photos of a ’16 Camaro prototype—caught while Chevrolet’s famous musclecar was slowed by construction traffic—offer a peek at some of the styling nuances in store for the all-new pony car.Porsche PanameraThe Porsche Panamera hit the Nürburgring for some hot laps and showed off some new details for this next-generation model.
SEMA News—June 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Q&A With Wade Kawasaki

SEMA News: Why are you running for chair-elect on the SEMA Board of Directors (BOD)?Wade Kawasaki: I was 10 years old and working at my father’s gas station in L.A., watching musclecars and hot rods drive in and out, when I realized that this is my passion. My passion is what drives me, and it has been a dream come true to work and learn about everything in our industry, from manufacturing to distribution. I have had the opportunity to travel the globe doing business, attending cool car shows and speaking on behalf of the aftermarket.
SEMA News—June 2015

Q&A With Wade Kawasaki

Fast Facts

Breaking news from SEMA member companies, including Tulsa Technology Center, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. VIPAR Heavy Duty and more.
SEMA News—June 2015

Fast Facts

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