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Typically more than 200 businesses join the association during the SEMA Show. Special Show incentives and discounts make SEMA membership a no-brainer for many companies. But even though the SEMA Show and the deadline for Show-only incentives to join have passed, SEMA wants to extend the SEMA Show satisfaction guaranteed offer to you. Join SEMA today, and if you are not completely satisfied with your membership, simply let us know within three months and SEMA will refund your membership dues in full.*

Poolside With the WTC at the SEMA Show

Leaders in the wheel and tire industry met poolside at the Renaissance Hotel for their annual reception and networking mixer during the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) Select Committee, adorned in Hawaiian shirts, greeted guests with leis and invited them to enjoy libations, hors d’oeuvres and the company of their peers.

The evening also served to honor the 2012 WTC Hall of Fame inductee. The SEMA WTC Hall of Fame was founded to honor and recognize those outstanding individuals in the wheel and tire industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments on a national basis have enhanced the status of the industry while significantly contributing to its growth, progress and professionalism.

60 Years

It has been 60 years since the first Corvette rolled off its assembly line in Flint, Michigan. A month before that first Vette was built, a Belgian-born engineer named Zora Arkus-Duntov joined Chevrolet.

International Vehicle Measuring Program Puts Global Vehicles in the Hands of U.S. Manufacturers

Despite talk about vehicles becoming uniform from market to market, some of the hottest global vehicles are currently not sold in the United States. Examples include the HiLux, new Ford Ranger T6, Chevy Trailblazer and VW Amarok, which are all widely available on every continent but are not sold in the United States or Canada.

Marla Moore Named 2012 SEMA Person of the Year

The SEMA Person of the Year Award ranks among the association’s most prestigious honors. For 2012, it was bestowed upon Marla Moore of Hypertech during the recent SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet, held Thursday, November 1, in Las Vegas. Moore, who is currently the chair of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN), has been involved with the specialty-equipment industry for more than three decades.

Information Equals Sales

A Conversation With Bob Moore, Chairman of the SEMA Business Technology Committee

Bob Moore is the co-founder and current chairman of SEMA’s Business
Technology Committee (BTC) and an unflagging advocate for the use of
standardized data and the SEMA Data Co-Op, the industry’s newest
sales-generation system. He has been working in the automotive
aftermarket since 1976 and is a partner with Jerry McCabe in J&B
Service, a consulting company that specializes in the aftermarket.

Ready for Launch

Now It’s All About the Data SALES

It’s been quite a journey. Some 10 years ago, the simple but now prophetic words of good friend and visionary Jerry McCabe launched a tenacious group of volunteers in pursuit of an industry solution for product data creation, storage and distribution: “It’s all about the data.” Now, after years of planning, adjusting and adapting—and a nine-month “test drive” in the beta phase—the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) is readying for launch of the live production system in January.

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