Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:26am

Tom Madigan, an award-winning automotive author and journalist who documented more than 50 years of automobile racing, died peacefully in his Sonora, California, home, March 28. He was 80 years old.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:23am

The 2019 SEMA Show Exhibitor Services Manual includes all of the resources and deadlines pertinent to having a successful exhibit at the SEMA Show.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:20am
On June 21, 2018, the South Dakota vs Wayfair case changed the tax landscape for internet sales tax. The U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of South Dakota in giving states the option of requiring sales tax collection by remote retailers (internet, mail order, phone, etc.) when the seller doesn’t otherwise have a physical presence in the state (property, employees, sales representatives, etc.). The Court recognized companies could establish a sufficient economic presence in a state to create nexus, in addition to a physical presence. In this case, the Court recognized South Dakota’s law setting economic nexus at $100,000 or 200 in yearly sales transactions into that state as being reasonable. In so doing, the Court overturned its 1992 Quill Corp vs North Dakota ruling that required a physical presence when taxing interstate commerce. 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 2:50pm

Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Lubrication Specialties Inc., AudioControl, Covercraft and more.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 2:11pm

2020 Toyota Tundra: Toyota is giving the Tundra a major refreshing for 2020 while preserving the 11-year-old cab from 2008.

2020 Ford Fiesta CUV: The new model will share the platform and the mechanics of the Fiesta hatch and will have to do battle with strong competition, including the Kia Stonic, the Seat Arona and the VW T-Cross.

2020 Ford Escape: The Escape should get power from Ford’s 1.5L Ecoboost three-cylinder as the volume engine, while the 2.0L Ecoboost four-cylinder will likely continue as the upscale engine offering.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 1:43pm

What vehicle can be more American than a truck? Ever since Henry Ford introduced his first Model T in 1908, light trucks have been the vehicles of the masses, both at home and abroad. Powerful, sturdy, versatile and capable of almost anything, wherever they go, we work with them, play with them and return to them again and again when times are good. And right now, it seems, times are very good indeed.


Monday, April 1, 2019 - 1:16pm

ExhaustLegislation has been introduced in the Colorado Senate to create a process for the titling and registration of demilitarized motor vehicles. The bill defines a demilitarized motor vehicle as a vehicle purchased for nonmilitary use that was commonly used by the U.S. Armed Forces to transport persons or property over the highway. Currently, such vehicles are not allowed to be registered or titled for on-road use in the state. The bill awaits consideration in the State, Veterans, and Military 
Affairs Committee.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 12:31pm

Tom Gattuso has been named SEMA vice president of events and will have primary management responsibilities for the SEMA Show and other association events.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:17am


The SEMA Show New Products Showcase—rated as the top feature at the premier automotive trade show—makes it easy and affordable for exhibitors to promote their products. With thousands of entries displayed in a central location, it’s a great way for buyers to keep up with new products and emerging technology. It also makes it easy for media outlets, like those below, to report on them.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:13am

SDC LogoThe SEMA Data Co-op has become “data central” for hundreds of specialty parts brands, representing millions of part numbers, and tens of millions of vehicle applications. This directory is designed to guide data users to brands that have successfully undertaken the challenge to manage their product data, and to continue to expand reference as more brands are added to the SDC repository.


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