SEMA News - August 2010
RESTORATION MARKETPLACE NEW PRODUCTS
SEMA Show Buyers Come Face-to-Face With 68 Ways to Find Profit in the Restoration Market
In 2009, 14,573 buyers went to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas specifically to identify the newest trends and products available in the automotive restoration market. In pursuit of new and original equipment replacement parts, buyers had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with 65 exhibitors in the Restoration Marketplace section of the Show, who registered 68 products in the New Products Showcase. Buyers took advantage of the showcase and scanned those entries more than 2,867 times. Larry Atkisson from TCS Inc. in Hansville, Washington, was one of those attendees, and this was his first trip to the SEMA Show.
“This is my first SEMA Show, and it’s overwhelming. I’m sure I’m going to find plenty of products here that I’ll be able to use in my business,” said Atkisson. “I’m looking for everything from performance parts to suspensions. I’m starting with the New Products Showcase and looking for restoration and new/old/stock parts.”