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ONLINE ACCESSORY SALES FOR TOYOTA'S ADVENTURE UTES NEARLY $450K LAST MONTH

The polished, curvaceous styling of Toyota’s FJ Cruiser belies its competence as an off-road machine with ample clearance and agility in the rough. Its popularity on the American highways is arguably due to its styling, power and interior quality. But many buyers, especially younger car shoppers, may be unaware of Toyota’s reputation for building, even breaking wide open, the adventure-ute segment, a segment that could best be described as hardy off-road vehicles in medium-size packages.

CLICK HERE TO OFFER YOUR PRODUCTS TO SEMA SHOW PROJECT-VEHICLE BUILDERS

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2007 SEMA Show Products for Project Vehicle Builders list. SEMA Show exhibitors that would like to make products available to project vehicle builders for free or at a discount are invited to send an e-mail to eNews@sema.org. The e-mail should include company name, booth number, the products being offered and contact information.

THE HOTTEST PARTS FOR PORSCHE AND AUDI

Audi’s million-dollar prototype RS8 may have crashed and burned at the Nurburgring, but that won’t diminish the appetite that Audi – and Porsche – enthusiasts have for performance parts and accessories.

Between May 4-June 2, fans of the German performance marques spent a combined $2,323,774 on parts and accessories via online auction, according to data from Terapeak, a developer of market-focused research software that monitors online sales and auctions.

THE HOTTEST PARTS FOR OLD-SCHOOL DOMESTIC LIGHT TRUCKS

What constituted a light truck 15 or 20 years ago might qualify as an ultra-light truck today. Little haulers like the '80–'86 Nissan 720 (and the Hardbody successor) seem positively featherweight compared to the Rams and Silverados of today. As the definition of light truck continues to shift, we wanted to look at the specialty parts market for some of the quintessentially American “light” trucks, the ones that gave rise to the name and category.

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