Thousands of buyers in the automotive industry are already registered to attend the 2009 SEMA Show.
SEMA Continues to Promote Options to Short-Sighted Scrappage Program
Key lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives announced a “Cash for Guzzlers” agreement that would pay consumers to scrap cars and trucks that get less than 18 miles per gallon in exchange for a cash voucher to buy a new car. The consumer would receive either $3,500 or $4,500 depending on the fuel economy improvement of the new vehicle. Legislation is expected to be introduced in the near future.
Exhibit sales increased by more than 20% in one week as SEMA Show
exhibitors contract for booth space before the pending space selection.
Bill Perry, Rolan “Jeep” Worthan and Henry “Smokey” Yunick will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame.
Elections for a seat on the ARMO Select Committee will take place the week of May 18, 2009.
Classic Corvettes. Vintage pickups. Tricked-out Hondas.
Detroit has long been regarded as the car production capital of the world. The historic metropolis is nicknamed “Motor City” for a reason. It's the place where Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors established an industrial epicenter and where they are still headquartered to this day. Recently, however, the news coming out of Detroit has been more a continual flow of doom and gloom.
|SEMA Vice President of Operations Bill Miller helps the kids of Childhelp build derby cars to be sponsored and raced at the SEMA Pinewood Drag Race.|
The message delivered at “The Race Goes Green” conference in April was that green power and horsepower can coexist, and that there is opportunity for companies that can make green cool.
SEMA’s Business Technology Committee (BTC) has completed Phase II of its Data Pool Pilot Program, which involves SEMA manufacturers and their warehouse distributor trading partners. The findings confirm that non-standardized and vital missing product data between suppliers and distributors results in lost sales opportunities, ordering delays, excess inventory and expensive order-processing errors.