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Automotive Restoration Market Organization Gears Up for a Successful SEMA Show

By Ashley Reyes

ARMO
At the ARMO Industry Reception, the council will recognize
the contributions of individuals and companies in the
restoration segment, with awards presented to the winners of
the 2021 ARMO Person of the Year, Business of the Year and
ARMO Hall of Fame Inductee(s).

With a focus on new products and innovations, the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas will provide the restoration industry a chance to strengthen existing business relationships, develop new contacts and learn about trends and opportunities in the restoration market. In addition to exhibitors on the Show floor, education sessions and display vehicles, the November 2–5 trade show will include networking events specifically for the restoration market.

On the Show floor, attendees will be able to check out the latest products and meet face-to-face with more than 40 exhibitors in the restoration segment. Members are also invited and encouraged to join ARMO at the following events:

ARMO Industry Reception
When: Tuesday, November 2, 5:15 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Where: Westgate Ballroom A

Join ARMO for an evening of celebration and networking. Highly anticipated among Showgoers in the restoration market, this event has moved into a larger space for 2021 and will feature a ’60s/’70s musclecar theme. The council will recognize the contributions of individuals and companies in the restoration segment, with awards presented to the winners of the 2021 ARMO Person of the Year, Business of the Year and ARMO Hall of Fame Inductee(s). In addition, new-product award winners from the ARMO Hot Products Showcase who were announced earlier this year will also be formally recognized. The ARMO Hot Products Showcase award winners are:

  • Drivetrain/Brakes/Suspension: Midnight Oil Muscle Car Parts, ’64–’74 GM Upper Ball Joint Rivet Installation and Removal Tool
  • Accessory Item: Retro Manufacturing, Redondo RS/RT Radio
  • Interior (includes trunk interior): Dakota Digital, RTX-Gauge Set, ’67 Mustang
  • Engine/Engine Compartment: Cold Case Radiators, Radiator Core, Support Module, ’67–’69 Camaro
  • Exterior/Trim: Auto Metal Direct, 3-in. Wider Inner Wheelhouse, ’66–’70 Dodge Plymouth B-Body
  • People’s Choice: Mr. Mustang, MM350 Wheel 18x8, ’79–’04 Mustang

There is still limited availability to sponsor a table at the ARMO Reception. Table sponsorships support the Jeff Moses Scholarship fund and provide your company with prime seating during the banquet. Book yours today by contacting ARMO Chair-Elect Randall Bates at rbates@accmats.com

Breakfast with ARMO  
When: Wednesday, November 3, 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Where: Westgate Conference Rooms 7-9

Start off the day with complimentary coffee and light breakfast, as ARMO members and fellow restoration industry colleagues engage in energizing conversations. Attendees will participate in casual roundtable discussions aimed at getting their day focused before venturing out onto the Show floor.

ARMO
On the Show floor, attendees will be able to check out the
latest products and meet face-to-face with more than 40
exhibitors in the restoration segment.

ARMO/HRIA Booth and Feature Vehicles  
When: Tuesday, November 2 – Friday, November 5
Location: LVCC Central Hall, Booth #23295

ARMO select committee members will be available to discuss the benefits of council membership throughout the week inside the ARMO booth. Shared with the SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA), the booth will also showcase one-of-a-kind ARMO feature vehicles.  

SEMA Education: Restorations to Restomods Builder Panel, Powered by ARMO
When: Wednesday, November 3, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Location: LVCC N255

Numbers matching is still important to some, but now, so is having the convenience, performance and technology found in modern vehicles. In this SEMA Education session, top restorers and builders will take the stage to discuss how this aftermarket segment has evolved and where it’s heading. Add this session to your Show planner when registering for the SEMA Show.

There is still limited availability to sponsor a table at the ARMO Reception. Table sponsorships support the Jeff Moses Scholarship fund as well as provide your company with prime seating during the banquet. Book yours today by contacting ARMO Chair-Elect Randall Bates at rbates@accmats.com.