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As you read this, automotive industry professionals across the spectrum are making plans to join the world’s most comprehensive showcase of new products, innovative ideas and emerging technologies. It’s an industry event that happens only once a year, undeniably unique in many ways.
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When Dick Erickson was building his business, Sun Tire, in northern Florida, he took a different approach than many other entrepreneurs. Of course, he wanted to be successful, but that wasn’t all about profit margins and moving the most product.
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This month, a change of pace as we spotlight a newcomer to the world of custom car building. Meet Frances Farnam, age 13, who explains the origins of her upcoming project. “It started with me saving up money for my first car. I picked grapefruit and veggies from our garden and sold them through a...
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In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Congress did not grant the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to devise carbon emissions caps for power plants that would shift the way they generate energy away from coal.
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Once the province of outback adventurers in Australia and southern Africa, overlanding has gone global since the birth of the 21st century. The term may mean many things to many people, but it’s generally a form of vehicular adventure travel where the journey, not the destination, is the ultimate...
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Celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2022, the annual SEMA Show has evolved to fit the times, reflecting and responding to changes in the specialty automotive industry, and this year’s Show should be no different. With an extra 600,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space courtesy of the new West Hall, last...
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Industry icons, SEMA leadership and volunteers gathered July 29 in Anaheim, California, to honor the association's new Hall of Fame inductees at the 2022 SEMA Awards Gala. The celebration took place at the Westin Anaheim Resort, not far from the Anaheim Convention Center, a place of historical...
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For the first time ever, specialty-equipment retail sales in the United States have topped $50 billion. Overall consumer spending on parts and accessories jumped 6.3% last year, pushing our industry’s market size to a record $50.9 billion in 2021. Consumers continue to show that they love their cars...
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The products featured below are from SEMA Data member companies that have attained Gold- or Platinum-level data, which means that their product data is robust and complete—likely to drive customer purchase decisions. SEMA Data members meeting data scorecard requirements are invited to submit product...
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If we’re not already at it, we’re likely near the cusp of an electric vehicle (EV) tipping point. Two years ago, the state of California mandated 35% EV sales by 2025 and banned all new non-EV sales by 2035; Washington state’s mandate is even more ambitious: by 2030 it will refuse to license any...