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    Feb 02 2010
    SEMA News is interviewing top distributors/retailers in China in a series of monthly articles to introduce the larger players in the evolving specialty-equipment market in China to the magazine’s readers.

    SEMA News - February 2010

    By Yvonne Wang

    The Chinese Specialty-Equipment Market

      SEMA NEWS-FEBRUARY 2010-INTERNATIONAL INSIGHT
     

    Liu Yan, CEO/founder of V-Man Tuning (left) poses with Ben Mizban, CEO of California-based T-Rex Grille at a networking session during the 2009 SEMA Familiarization trip to China. 

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    Feb 02 2010
    Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

    SEMA News - February 2010

    By Steve McDonald

      SEMA NEWS-FEBRUARY 2010-LAW AND ORDER 
       
    Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

     

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    Feb 02 2010
    Every year, the Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) announces its Manufacturer and Person of the Year awards at the SEMA Show.

    SEMA News - February 2010


      SEMA NEWS-FEBRUARY 2010-INDUSTRY NEWS
     

    SEMA Chairman Rick Rollins (left) and PWA President Donnie Eatherly (right) recognize PWA Persons of the Year Chris Thomson (second from left) and Adrian Murray.

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    Feb 02 2010
    Thousands of buyers from the tire and wheel market spent a portion of their 2009 SEMA Show week scanning bar codes from the New Products Showcase and visiting exhibitor booths to identify the next must-have tire and wheel gear for their local markets.

    SEMA News - February 2010

    SEMA NEWS-FEBRUARY 2010-BUSINESSWheel and Tire Retailers Take the 2009 SEMA Show by Storm

    Thousands of buyers from the tire and wheel market spent a portion of their 2009 SEMA Show week scanning bar codes from the New Products Showcase and visiting exhibitor booths to identify the next must-have tire and wheel gear for their local markets.

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    Feb 02 2010
    For the 2009 SEMA Show, the association not only strove to deliver on its proven traditions but also aimed to introduce new avenues for success.

    SEMA News - February 2010

    By Annie Kang

    New Association Benefit Uses Social Media to Deliver Best of SEMA Show to Specialty-Equipment Community

    SEMA NEWS-FEBRUARY 2010-EVENTS

    More than 100 exhibitors agreed to participate in the program by agreeing to have opinion leaders visit their booths.

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    Feb 02 2010
    Being knowledgeable on issues that affect your customers is good business. On that topic, one of the biggest challenges impacting off-road enthusiasts is the closure of public lands to motorized recreation.

    SEMA News - February 2010


    SEMA Publishes Guide on How Land-Use Laws Can Limit Off-Roading

    SEMA NEWS-FEBRUARY 2010-FROM THE HILLBeing knowledgeable on issues that affect your customers is good business. On that topic, one of the biggest challenges impacting off-road enthusiasts is the closure of public lands to motorized recreation.

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    Feb 02 2010
    Land Rover LRX, Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Volkswagen Jetta

    SEMA News - February 2010

    The images and information provided in “Spy Photos” are supplied by the spy shooters at Brenda Priddy & Co. “Spy Photos” are included each week in SEMA eNews, the association’s electronic newsletter. To receive your copy of SEMA eNews, e-mail enews@sema.org.

     

     

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    Feb 02 2010
    The SEMA Person of the Year award was established in 1969 to honor an individual for outstanding contributions to the industry reaching beyond the person’s normal job functions.

    SEMA News - February 2010

    By Steve Campbell

    Activist, Hobbyist, Enthusiastic Supporter of the Industry

      SEMA NEWS-FEBRUARY 2010-BUSINESS-DOUG EVANS
     

    Doug Evans of Source Interlink Media is the 2009 SEMA Person of the Year. The award recognizes the honoree’s contributions to the industry.

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    Feb 02 2010
    Roger Penske gave up a successful racing career to open his first car dealership in 1965, but that didn’t keep him away from the track.

    SEMA News - February 2010

    By Drew Hardin

    Photo Courtesy Source Interlink Media Archives

     

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    Feb 02 2010
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a stern warning for businesses secretly using bloggers and others in social media to endorse products and services: We’re coming after you.

    SEMA News - February 2010

    By Joe Dysart

    Protecting Your Business From the FTC Crackdown on Social Media

      SEMA NEWS-FEBRUARY 2010-INTERNET
     

    The FTC is cracking down on clandestine blogger endorsements.