In 2007, specialty accessories and appearance products attained a volume of $21.995 billion at retail, which is more than half (58.5%) of the total $38.11 billion specialty-equipment market.
SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to eNews@sema.org. Note: make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.
SEMA-member companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities at www.sema.org/classifieds. Working for a SEMA-member company has many advantages. In addition to working for a company that supports and contributes to the success of the overall industry, being employed by a SEMA-member company enables employees to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more. The newest classified listings posted under Positions Available include:
Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:
SEMA Show exhibitors: Get some extra company exposure at the 2008 SEMA Show by offering your products to builders through the SEMA Products for Project-Vehicle Builders list. Included each week in SEMA eNews, the list is accessed by hundreds of builders seeking the pieces that add extra flair to their project vehicles. Product placement opportunities such as this are so beneficial that many exhibitors offer products for free or at a greatly reduced rate.
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Annual Project Planning Meeting
Make your reservations now for the annual PRO Project Planning meeting. The annual gathering is once again being held in Detroit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The hotel is airport adjacent for easy access, and SEMA has blocked rooms at only $123 per night.
SCCA Pro Racing hired Jeremy Thoennes as technical manager responsible for the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships. He joins the SCCA Pro Racing staff after serving as club racing technical services manager for Sports Car Club of America Inc. since 2002. Thoennes has been in motorsports his entire professional career, serving as car chief, crew chief, engine builder and fabricator for several racing teams in both oval and road racing.
FOR SALE?: If Marathon Partners, the largest outside shareholder in Dover Motorsports, has its way, Dover International Speedway could be sold to Speedway Motorsports Inc. or International Speedway Corp. Marathon Partners sent a letter to the Dover board of directors asking it to consider a sale.