Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 12:00am

For the fifth consecutive year, "Car Crazy Central" will host SEMA TV, a series of live interviews featuring the best and most interesting industry pros, people, cars and trucks appearing at the 2008 SEMA Show. Barry Meguiar, founder and CEO of Meguiar’s and "Car Crazy Central," will once again take his post as the official host of SEMA TV. 

SEMA TV reports will run live on screens throughout the Show halls, reaching more than 100,000 Show attendees daily. Broadcasts will also run every night in more than 50,000 hotel rooms.

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 12:00am

The Ford Motor Company will once again recognize the most significant design achievements at the SEMA Show with its 2008 Ford Motor Company Corporate Design Awards. These prestigious awards are given annually to those vehicles that make a significant contribution to vehicle design and stand apart from all others at the Show.

Awards will be presented for the most significant accomplishments in the following vehicle categories:

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 12:00am

The following are some of the cars that will be on display at the 2008 SEMA Show. Where known, we've included location information. If you're in the final stages of building a car for the Show, visit CarDomain.com and create a page to document the build.

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 12:00am

Rising health insurance premiums, fluctuating fuel prices and the ongoing economic crisis. These issues, and more, have a direct effect your ability to do business. The new Congress will be responsible for finding solutions to these critical issues. It is not an understatement to say that who gets elected this November will have a lasting impact on your business.

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 12:00am

As previously reported, SEMA has been involved in an ongoing effort to accommodate the tightened budgets of our member companies and has continued to negotiate reduced rates and other incentives for attendees of the 2008 SEMA Show.

“We have worked with all our service providers throughout the year to create the best rates possible,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “Given the current economic climate, it has become increasingly important to ensure that the Show delivers the best value possible."

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 12:00am

SEMA Show exhibitors: Generate more buzz for your company and products by announcing your SEMA Show incentives and specials in SEMA eNews.

Exhibitors with special pricing, promotions, two-for-one offers and other incentives are encouraged to let SEMA know so that the information can be included. To announce your company’s special offers, send information to Adrienne Bailey at adrienneb@sema.org.  

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 12:00am

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.

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 12:00am

SHOW DAYS:  Tuesday, November 4–Friday, November 7

Election Day: The SEMA Show opens on Election Day. Be sure to get your absentee ballot and vote!

DEADLINES

October 3

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 12:00am


Chrysler's lineup of secretly-developed electric cars: Town  & Country minivan, Jeep Wrangler and two-seat Dodge EV.

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 12:00am

In September, the SEMA Performance Parts and Accessories Demand Index (PADI) gained some much needed momentum. The PADI improved by five points, or 12%, going from 43 in August to 48 in September.

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