News and information from SEMA's councils and committees.
Brian Offenberger, owner of the Aftermarketer Club, recently provided the five elements every website needs to increase profits and achieve maximum results. According to Offenberger, the five elements presented in the SEMA Webinar, “Basics of Website Design and Content,” are not just suggestions; they are ways to gear your website so that it’s providing you with the results that you expect.
Tim Dietz, who has assumed the leadership position of the Wheel & Tire Council (WTC), has been a test engineer at Standards Testing Laboratories Inc. for 20 years. The company uses scientific methods to develop testing programs to verify that new and existing products meet current regulations for safety and performance.
Dietz was a member of the WTC when it was still known as the Wheel Industry Council more than six years ago, and he has been a WTC Select Committee member for two years, serving as chair-elect.
SEMA Member News recently talked with Dietz about what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure as WTC Chairman.
For the 2009 Show, not only is the Showcase 25% larger (at
25,000 sq.-ft.), but it will also, for the first time, feature videography
of new products. In previous years, SEMA has professionally
photographed new products and posted the photos for media and
exhibitors to download.
The sixth annual SEMA International Happy Hour provides an excellent
opportunity to network with buyers and distributors from around the
Good news for 2009 SEMA Show attendees who prefer flying Continental
Airlines. The carrier is offering discounts ranging between two and 10
percent off of published or Zone fares for travel dates between October 28-November 9, 2009—right in the 2009 SEMA Show window.
SEMA Show attendees are invited to a seminar on Monday, November 2,
from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., in room N258 of the Las Vegas Convention
Center, to hear from two experienced SEMA members who have been selling
specialty products in key overseas markets.
Watch the action unfold as students race against the clock to
disassemble and rebuild a Chevy 350 engine using only hand tools during
the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National Championship, Thursday, November 5, at the 2009 SEMA Show.
Visit the SEMA Cares Booth at the SEMA Show
(in the Las Vegas Convention Center on the Skywalk at the entrance to
the South Hall) to learn about the important charities SEMA has teamed
up with to help improve the lives of vulnerable children. On hand will
be volunteers from Childhelp, an organization which provides service for neglected and abused children, as well as Victory Junction Gang Camp, which provides life-changing camping experiences for disabled and chronically ill children.
Sony PlayStation and Polyphony Digital will host the seventh-annual Gran Turismo Awards at
the 2009 SEMA Show. Judges picked from the industry’s
leading publications will look for vehicles at the Show that best capture today’s automotive