SEMA News spoke with SEMA’s council and network leaders to find out what’s in the pipeline for the coming year and to get their thoughts about the emerging trends and the challenges they can expect to face based on what their organizations are seeing in their respective marketplaces. Not surprisingly, many council and network chairs viewed the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act as essential to the continued viability of the automotive aftermarket industry.
Aaron Aldrich of Any Level Lift was named the 2016 SEMA Launch Pad winner with his all-adjustable suspension system for trucks and off-road vehicles.
Kris Horton on Next Gen Vehicle Design
Kris creates life-like computer renderings of custom vehicles. Combining state of the art technology with his creative inspirations. He’s a Ford Award winner and has contributed to numerous SEMA Show project builds. He took the time to tell us a little bit more about exactly what it is he does, and how SEMA has changed his business.
1) Can you tell us a little bit about the process you take when developing a rendering? Are there any rituals in your process you undertake to get inspired (ie listen to specific type of music, use a standing computer desk, etc)?
I always say that I’m not very “artsy-fartsy” as one of my favorite instructors used to put it. I don’t have a specific process for getting inspired and as clichéd as it may sound, I believe that an artist should be able to be inspired by anything and everything around them. Listening to music is probably one of the best ways I can clear my head and focus, but sometimes it takes going for a walk or a swim to get my head in the mood to work on a particular project.
SEMA councils and networks have announced awards winners from their 2016 SEMA Show industry receptions and events.
SEMA councils and networks have announced information regarding their 2016 SEMA Show industry receptions and events.
SEMA councils and networks have announced information regarding their 2016 SEMA Show industry receptions and awards.
SEMA councils and networks have announced information regarding their 2016 SEMA Show seminars and panel discussions.
Five SEMA councils and networks have announced information regarding their 2016 SEMA Show seminars and panel discussions.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) will host the fifth-annual Gear-up Girl event.
SEMA’s councils and networks have announced the dates and locations of their 2016 SEMA Show events.