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’16 Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Ford has revived the Pony Package with the 2.3L Ecoboost engine.

’17 Fiat 124 Spider

The 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 Cherokee

The upcoming Jeep Cherokee will use the same nine-speed automatic transmission as the new Jeep Renegade.

’16 California Special Ford Mustang GT

All 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.

Racing Roadsters

SEMA Heritage Racing RoadstersIn 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.


Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 shows off its new facelift featuring a newly designed front bumper and updated daytime running lights.

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra HD Diesels

GM 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 Mule

The ’17 Jeep Patriot uses a stretched version of the FCA-derived “small” platform that currently underpins the new Jeep Renegade.

Ford SVT Truck

Speculation is that that Ford’s testing a new-generation follow-up to its SVT Lightning.

Fast Facts

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

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.

Fast Facts

Breaking news from SEMA-member companies, including AP Exhaust Technologies LLC, Meyer Distributing Inc., Holley Performance, WELD Racing and more.


GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado Facelifts

Fullsize 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 GT350R

This red Mustang Shelby GT350R prototype was seen testing on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan.

Ford GT Prototype

The Ford GT has hit public roads with an early, undisguised prototype revealing its carbon-fiber weave and a sleek, show-car shape.


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