SEMA’s councils and networks have announced the dates and locations of their 2016 SEMA Show events.
The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) select-committee election results are in, and the council welcomes back three incumbents as well as three new industry professionals. These individuals will serve two-year terms and will aid the council in its progression toward key initiatives. The three re-elected incumbents are Dave McKelvey, Ed Capen and Joe Petlick.
The Media Trade Conference brings together editorial staff from all over the world with racing and high-performance parts manufacturers for three days of face-to-face, 30-minute meetings.
HRIA will be hosting their annual industry awards reception at the 2016 SEMA Show. The event is highly anticipated by hot rod professionals and is the second most attended event at the show. Join the council for a cocktail hour followed by a banquet style dinner as you catch up with old friends and network with industry professionals. The awards ceremony will be moderated by Rick Love of Vintage Air. Top companies and individuals in the hot rod segment will be recognized and awarded for their outstanding contributions to the industry.
Be sure to check out the 6 feature vehicle hot rods that will be on display throughout the event. The HRIA Builder’s Challenge Pinewood cars will also be on display. These one of a kind miniature hot rods will be auctioned off benefitting SEMA Cares children’s charity. Sponsored tables are also available for purchase benefitting the SEMA Scholarship Fund. To sponsor a table, contact Director of Councils Jim Skelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The reception will be held on Wednesday, November 2 from 5:15pm-8:00pm in the Westgate Paradise Center.
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Are TV builds a reality? What does it take to be a successful vehicle builder? How do you differentiate yourself? How do you grow your reputation as a top-tier builder? What are the pitfalls? Who do you partner with? Get answers to these questions and more from some of the industries most respected builders in this panel discussion moderated by Rick Love of Vintage Air.
This educational event will take place Thursday, November 3, 11:00am-12:00pm in LVCC N258.
The Hot Rod Industry Alliance will once again share a booth with the Automotive Restoration Market Association at the 2016 SEMA Show. The two councils share common initiatives and have crossover in members between the two councils. Select committee members will be at the booth throughout the show to discuss the benefits of a HRIA membership and opportunities to get involved and volunteer.
In the heart of Hot Rod Alley, the HRIA booth has been commonly referred to as “Central Park” because the booth creates an inviting atmosphere for hot rod industry professionals to meet and network. Six feature vehicles will be on display in the shared booth, three representing the restoration market and three representing the hot rod market. The Builders Challenge pinewood cars will also be on display in the booth which will be auctioned off at the HRIA reception.
The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Builder’s Challenge is designed to showcase the talents of builders by giving them the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind pinewood hot rods.
There is still time to register for the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) annual Education Day, August 4, at the NSRA Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky.
From nearly 80 competitors, the top 13 young automotive entrepreneurs have been named in the fourth annual SEMA Launch Pad Presented by YEN competition.
The Young Executives Network (YEN) sent 10 young automotive aftermarket professionals on the Hot Rod Power Tour the week of June 10–17.