SEMA Member News—October 2021
By Ellen McKoy
MPMC Returns to Trade Venues
The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) is excited to reprise its role at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show and have a presence at the SEMA Show. MPMC has typically maintained a low profile at the SEMA Show. This year, however, there’s a new “Motorsports Builders Panel,” powered by MPMC.
The session will feature elite builders sharing insights into how they survived the pandemic, what they’ve learned, and what lies ahead in 2022. It is scheduled for Wednesday, November 3, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m., in room N254 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Mix, Mingle, Get Smart
With the PRI Trade Show returning to Indianapolis, Indiana, over December 9–11, MPMC is already gearing up.
“We’re excited to have a Show this year,” said Melissa Scoles, council chair. “PRI is the place to bring all motorsports together. MPMC uses PRI as a forum to gather our members and let others know what MPMC is all about.”
The council’s Happy Hour kicks off on setup day, Wednesday, December 8, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., in the Featured Products Section. The networking mixer affords members and newcomers a chance to unwind and enjoy refreshments.
“We started the Happy Hour in 2019,” Scoles said. “It was well attended and well received. It’s a great opportunity for members and potential members to connect with one another and the select committee. Everyone’s invited.”
Education is another component at the event, and MPMC has presented seminars at prior shows. Topics included “Crafting a Sponsorship Proposal,” “Opportunities for Women in Motorsports,” and “Rules of the Road for Motorsports Haulers.” Stay tuned for details on this year’s seminars.
Hat’s Off to Hall of Famers
MPMC wraps up the events at the PRI Trade Show with the Performance Industry Reception, to be held Friday, December 10, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. The festive occasion honors Hall of Fame inductees.
The MPMC Hall of Fame Award was established in 2010. The roster of honorees reads like a who’s who of motorsports—individuals who’ve made significant contributions to the growth and progress of the council and the industry.
“We love to acknowledge those who give back to the industry and to our MPMC community specifically,” Scoles said. “This is an opportunity to recognize and interact with seasoned individuals who’ve had a substantial impact on our industry and who’ve been instrumental in steering the direction of motorsports.”