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.
INNOVATIONS DAY: MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007
SHOW DAYS: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30–FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
- Show Directory Advertising Space Reservations – Tab 6
- Exhibit Design Notification – Tab 3
- Hanging Sign Design Notification – Tab 3
- International Buyers Guide Complimentary Listing – Tab 5
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SEMA members and SEMA Show exhibitors are entitled to a free listing in the SEMA International Buyers Directory 2007–2008. This annual buyer’s guide is distributed to every international buyer at the SEMA Show, shipped to every U.S. Embassy and distributed at automotive trade shows throughout the world. The deadline to take advantage of this free listing is Wednesday, Sept. 5. A copy of the form is available online at www.SEMAShow.com/ibg. Questions? Contact Linda Spencer at email@example.com.
While online auction sales of many individual engine components are down from the first and second quarter of 2007, one item has steadily risen throughout the year: complete engine packages.
In the first quarter, online auction sales of complete engine packages averaged $2,514,000, according to data from Terapeak, a developer of market-focused research software that monitors online sales and auctions. Sales then rose 3.6% in the second quarter thanks to a strong April that helped offset softer sales in May and June.
GM’s plan to trim production at half a dozen North American plants—announced earlier this week—has heightened fears that the auto industry is in for a longer U.S. downturn than many had expected, according to report from The Wall Street Journal. The slowdown is intended to minimize excess supply in the third and fourth quarter and stave off the rebates and incentives that Detroit’s automakers traditionally have used to boost sales the past six years.
After years of ceding ground to its Japanese rivals, GM plans an aggressive offensive back into the midsize sedan segment with its new, redesigned Chevrolet Malibu. The automaker plans a $100 million marketing blitz in an effort to re-awaken interest in its midsize offering and chip away at Toyota Camry and Honda Accord dominance.
How has the sport-compact industry changed over the year? To help answer this question, SEMA turned to its Sport-Compact Council (SCC). The following is a short excerpt from the 2006 SEMA Compact Performance Market Report, which posts the results to this question.
Pickup sales reached 1,576,875 units during the first seven months of this year, 80% of these being fullsize models. Each one of these new pickup owners represents a potentially new, or possibly repeat, customer for specialty-equipment companies that sell products for these trucks. With that in mind, it helps to know what pickup owners have purchased for their trucks in order to make an educated guess as to what new pickup owners will purchase.
The companies below represent the members that comprise the Select Committee of SEMA’s Sport-Compact Council (SCC). The council is dedicated to providing information, education and support to members in new and emerging markets. Its goals are to act as a bridge for members of the established, traditional industry to understand and participate in the new youth movement, and to address legislative/regulatory issues.