Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 12:00am

SEMA Show exhibitors: Discover how you may be able to save costs by scheduling a personal analysis of your SEMA Show program. Experts from Freeman will review your costs and create a plan that will streamline your spending. You’ll learn proven trade show “best practices” and receive a customized “exhibitor report card” that will outline a variety of cost-saving options. Some of the things you may learn are:

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 12:00am

SEMA member companies and friends are invited to take part in the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum’s “SEMA Night,” on July 2, in Pomona, California.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 12:00am

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 12:00am


Maximize your SEMA Show return on investment by utilizing the tips presented in the SEMA Webinar, "SEMA Show: Money Well Spent for Your Business."

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 12:00am

New European legislation on the use of chemicals, known as REACH—an abbreviation of Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals—calls for the registration of approximately 30,000 existing chemicals by manufacturer or user of any of the 30,000 chemicals in products sold in Europe. Pre-registration of existing substances began June 1, 2008, and must be completed by December 1, 2008.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 12:00am

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Thailand are the top markets for pickups outside the United States, with sales of these light trucks making up between 7%–20% of the overall passenger vehicle markets. In Thailand, where more than 158,000 Hilux Vigo’s were sold, pickups make up 65% of all car and light-truck sales. In Australia, the best-selling pickup was the Toyota Hilux. Other best sellers are the Ford F-Series in Canada, the Fiat Strada in Brazil and the Nissan pickup in Mexico.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 12:00am

On the cover of the China Market Report (www.sema.org/international) is a photo of a Chrysler 300C with a fireball flame custom paint job on the hood and fenders. This picture was taken at the 2007 edition of the China International Automotive Aftermarket Industry Show, aka CIAAI, and it was the only car at the show that had this kind of custom paint.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 12:00am

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Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 12:00am

The specialty-equipment market is not always directly affected by new-car sales as evidenced by the latest SEMA survey. SEMA’s monthly Performance Parts and Accessories Demand Index (PADI) showed a one percent increase in the three-month moving average for consumers who are planning to modify a pickup. This means that even after a 32% drop in new-pickup sales in May 2008 compared to one year ago, pickups still dominate the specialty-equipment market share.

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