The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced July 10, 2015 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The SAN is again working to secure a congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.
Name: Lori Huisman Company: Classic Design Concepts Address: 28266 Beck Rd., Wixom, MI 48393
What does your company do? Automotive styling and performance enhancements, primarily Mustang, Camaro and Challenger. We design and manufacture cold-air induction systems, aero packages, chin spoilers, deck spoilers, hoods and rockers. We also do show car builds, low- to medium-volume limited-edition vehicles, packages and components.
What is your position? President.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job? The variety I encounter and manage on a daily basis.
SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) had a rewarding 2014. With the annual SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast as the backdrop, SBN presented its Athena Awards to three deserving individuals who have significantly contributed to the support and advancement of women in the specialty-equipment industry.
What does your company do? We do full-service automotive repair catered specifically to higher-end customer needs. Topline can repair, modify and rebuild anything from a ’20s Buick to a ’14 Ferrari FF, and we use our in-house showroom to showcase our customers’ cars and our hard work. Our efforts are world renowned, with customer builds having been featured in multiple magazines and multiple trophies in concourse class exhibitions. Bodywork, maintenance, warranty development and sales—Topline is equipped to handle it all.
What is your position? Service manager.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job? Solving problems and making people happy.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) would like to remind you to sign up for the following key events taking place at this year’s SEMA Show. The annual Speed Networking Breakfast is open to all SEMA members and is one of the best opportunities to meet peers, prospects, vendor associates and valuable contacts in one setting. Meet more than a dozen new contacts in a fast-paced environment that is structured to keep the introductions flowing.
Name: Andrea Nicholson Company: MyClassicGarage.com Address: 2125 Southend Drive, Suite 453, Charlotte, NC 28203
What does your company do? Our larger company, SpeedDigital, provides digital solutions for enthusiast and associated brands. This includes software, ecommerce solutions, web development and digital advertising/marketing. MyClassicGarage.com is an enthusiast website with all digital aspects of the automotive enthusiast's online experience in one destination.
What is your position? In business development, my main goal outside of selling services has been to build lasting relationships with brands and individuals in the aftermarket industry. What is the most satisfying aspect of your job? I'm an automotive enthusiast myself, so the subject matter of the job itself doesn't feel like work. The fact that my job allows me to interact with top names in the industry on a daily basis is amazing.