Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

Light-truck product sales have grabbed an even bigger slice of the specialty-equipment industry pie in the last decade, rising 5.5% from 1996–2006, according to SEMA Market Research in its recent Light-Truck Market Update.

Even as the industry has grown, the light-truck market has increased its market share from 28.5% in 1996 to 33.9% last year. The actual sales figure more than doubled in that period, from $5.03 billion to $12.45 billion.

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

Automotive enthusiasts are most interested in musclecars, street rods, customs and restored vehicles, according to SEMA market research. So who are these enthusiasts? The following is a short excerpt from the 2006 Hot Rod Industry Report, which provides demographic data on this group:

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

The companies below represent the members that comprise the Select Committee of SEMA's Wheel & Tire Council (WTC). The council’s mission is to identify common problems and opportunities relating to the aftermarket wheel industry that the council, as an interested body of companies, can address for the common good. Information about the WTC is available online at www.sema.org/wtc, or by e-mailing Paul Moritz at paulm@sema.org.

The WTC Select Committee

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

 

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am
Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

Today's vehicles are more reliable and are remaining on the road longer than ever before. As a result, consumer demand for car care and related accessories is skyrocketing. Find out what's new in the car-care business.

 

The Car Care & Accessories section of the 2007 SEMA Show features more than 150 companies, and you'll discover what's new with waxes, paint prep, buffer, vacuums, coolants, grease, rust-proofing, tire sealants and more.

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

Online media registration is open for the 2008 Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Media Trade Conference. Taking place January 22–24, 2008, this event is where editors and reporters meet with leading manufacturers of motorsports parts and accessories. With 100 manufacturers exhibiting at the 2008 event, the conference will be the largest in its 11-year history.

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

The latest news from SEMA councils and committees:

Sport-Compact Council (SCC)

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

Dennis Overholser, executive vice president and co-founder of Painless Performance, was presented the Individual of the Year Award at the 38th National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Overholser has served as a volunteer for NSRA, served on the SEMA Board of Directors, the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Select Committee and is the current chair-elect of SEMA’s Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA).

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

CANCELLED: The Champ Car World Series round scheduled for the streets of Phoenix, Arizona, December 2 was officially cancelled after organizers could not generate enough corporate support to hold the event.

CHANGES: The Indy Car Series is planning several changes for its series and cars next year, including the introduction of a paddle-shift system and the possible implementation of power steering for road-racing events.

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