The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is once again hosting the Hot Products Showcase, taking place April 19–21 at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet, Corral & Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This event is an opportunity for ARMO members to display one or more products at one of the largest gatherings of automotive restoration enthusiasts in the world.
In any market, trends usually come and go with the primary purpose of altering outward appearances. Some fads, like fuel, burn out fast. But some stay for the long run. When it comes to current trends in restyling, members of the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) know what’s hot in the aftermarket world right now.
The SEMA Garage underwent a renovation that has expanded the one-of-a-kind space. The expansion allows for additional square footage to service more SEMA-member companies at any given time. But perhaps, most importantly, the renovation has made room for an improved emissions lab, which now tests for particulate matter.
Weeks after the 2017 SEMA Show, members of the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) packed their bags and headed to Indianapolis for a week full of exhibiting, client meetings and networking at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show. MPMC hosted several events and educational seminars at the show so that MPMC members as well as non-members experienced the valuable benefits the council offers.
The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) will make its presence known at the much-anticipated Easter Jeep Safari (EJS) in Moab, Utah. Although avid off-roaders and LTAA members already attend this annual four-wheeling event, LTAA members are getting together this year for the first time to celebrate all things off-road at an LTAA-hosted reception.
The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Feature Vehicle Program is designed to bring attention to and highlight the works of builders in the hot-rod industry. Each year, 10 builders are selected to have their one-of-a-kind projects featured at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Three vehicles are displayed in the shared ARMO/HRIA booth located in Hot Rod Alley within Central Hall, and six are displayed at the banquet hall where the well-attended HRIA reception is held. One final vehicle is stationed in an alternate position that also gets plenty of foot traffic.
Each year, SEMA helps students from across the nation pay their way through college with awards from the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. As this year’s application period comes to an end, we highlight last year’s scholarship winners.
The mission of the Young Executives Network (YEN) is to cultivate young talent in the automotive aftermarket industry by implementing educational seminars and networking events. YEN does this by taking advantage of the resources available through social-media networking as well as in-person networking at industry trade events.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) set out on a mission to inspire and encourage women in the automotive industry by creating a social-media campaign aimed at raising awareness of the critical roles women lead within SEMA-member companies. First launched at the 2016 SEMA Show, the “She Is…” program provides peer-to-peer recognition, which SBN in turn considers for its monthly member spotlights and the network’s annual awards.
One of the key goals of the Manufacturers Representatives Network (MRN) is to address industry issues and develop strategies and programs designed to meet the special needs of manufacturers’ reps. One issue that has directly affected MRN is the challenge manufacturers face when looking for quick and easy representation in a select region. To solve that issue, MRN launched RepMatch.