Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

Below is this week’s list of SEMA Show 2007 exhibitors offering products to project-vehicle builders for free or at a discounted rate. To see previous submissions, click here.

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

 

INNOVATIONS DAY: Monday, October 29, 2007

SHOW DAYS: Tuesday, October 30—Friday, November 2, 2007

DEADLINES

September 27

  • Exhibitor Registration Due – To receive badges in mail – domestic online – Tab 4

September 28

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

Truck enthusiasts picked up the purchasing pace of brush guards during the last three months via online auction sales, pushing sales for the period of June 25-September up 27% compared to the previous three months, according to data from Terapeak, a developer of market-focused research software that monitors online sales and auctions.

The action in the mid- and late summer months couldn’t compare to sales during the winter months, however. For the period December 27-March 26, brush guard sales were up almost 10 percent over the current three-month period.

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

Manufacturer sales of specialty automotive products reached $12.94 billion in 2006, an 8.28% increase from the previous year, according to SEMA Research. This total represents just over a third of what the industry generated at the retail level—$36.7 million.

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

In the past decade, light truck owners have increased their purchases of accessory/appearance products, at the expense of performance and suspension/handling products, according to SEMA research. Sales of accessory/appearance products rose 9.1% between 1996-2006 to 62.6% of market segment share.

Performance products, meanwhile, dropped five percent over the decade to 10.1% in 2006, while suspension and handling products dipped six percent to 27.3% last year.

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

According to SEMA's 2007 Automotive Lifestyles enthusiast survey, 27% of those surveyed own a pickup, and 85% of these consumers say they have purchased specialty equipment for their trucks within the last year. The following is an excerpt from the 2006 SEMA Light Truck Personalization Report, which provides demographic information about owners of specific pickup models.

DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

Nearly one in five (18%) automotive enthusiasts say they have attended drifting events within the last year, according to SEMA's 2007 Automotive Lifestyles enthusiast survey. The following is a short excerpt from the 2006 SEMA Compact Performance Market Report, which delves further into the subject of drifting:

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