Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 12:00am

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 enable the employee to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 12:00am

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 to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 12:00am

New automotive technologies present specialty-equipment companies with both challenges and opportunities. According to SEMA research, 42% of SEMA members said that electronic control of engine and engine components have a "noticeable" or "extremely large" impact on the industry. Thirty-three percent cited clean diesel technology as having a similar impact, and 30% looking at hybrids as having a noticeable or extremely large impact on their businesses.

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:00am

During his Keynote Luncheon address to 2007 SEMA Show attendees, Toyota’s truck/SUV marketing chief outlined four ways that specialty-equipment businesses can join the automaker’s aggressive accessories strategy.

“There is significant opportunity for SEMA members to be part of our growth,” said Brian Smith, Toyota Corporate Marketing Manager, Toyota Trucks and SUVs, starting with becoming a supplier for Toyota, Lexus or Scion Genuine Accessories. Smith says Toyota has over 80 supplier partners.
 

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:00am

Each year the SEMA Show recognizes products that set new standards for innovation and imagination. Following are the winners of the SEMA New Product Awards:

Best New Interior Accessory Product
Winner: PLX Devices Inc. – OBD Organic LED Gauge
Runner Up: Spotlight
Runner Up: Plasmaglow

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:00am

Wade Kawasaki, president of Avanche Corporation and long-time SEMA member, was presented with the 2007 SEMA Person of the Year Award.

"I'm very honored to be recognized by SEMA and my peers," Kawasaki said. "This industry has been such a big part of my life and my involvement with SEMA has enabled me to advance important industry initiatives, help guide and develop the growth of the next generation of leaders, and build some great relationships along the way."

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:00am

Three new vehicles and one new Hybrid vehicle were recipients of the 2007 SEMA Vehicle Design Awards announced today at the SEMA Show. The awards honor the most accessory-friendly vehicles of the year in four separate categories: Car, Truck, SUV and Hybrid. The Nissan Titan took top honors in the Truck category, the Cadillac CTS won in the Car category and the Hummer H2 won in the SUV category. The newest award for the most accessory-friendly Hybrid vehicle went to the Chevrolet Tahoe.

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:00am

Below are the Ford and General Motors Design Award winners from the 2007 SEMA Show.

Ford

Ford Design Awards - Awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Design
Best of Show: DeBerti Designs, F-450
Best of Ford Show Stand: CDC, 1967 Mustang
Best Heritage Vehicle: Lakeside Rods & Rides/Doug Hoppe, 1935 Ford Coupe

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:00am

As a part of its partnership with the 2007 SEMA Show, Hot Wheels awarded four customized vehicles with the Hot Wheels Design Award, recognizing vehicles that embodied the essence of the Hot Wheels, including speed, power, performance and attitude.

Hot Wheels also presented the Best Custom Car and Best Custom Truck awards, both new to the Show, at the annual New Products breakfast. 

Winners of the awards included:

SEMA Best Custom Car: Mike Terzich’s '67 Mustang (Copperback) in the BASF booth

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:00am

The Performance Warehouse Association presented its awards for Person of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year awards during the Industry Awards Banquet at the 2007 SEMA Show.

 PWA Person of the Year - Dan Gresham


Dan Gresham

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