SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 31, July 31, 2014

SEMA Garage Open House Attracts More Than 700 Industry Pros

By Jason Catullo

  SEMA Garage Front Welcome
Guests of the recent SEMA Garage Open House took tours of the facility, while being treated to music, complimentary food and beverages and an environment filled with automotive excitement.
   

More than 700 professionals from around the specialty-equipment industry gathered July 17 at SEMA Headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, for the SEMA Garage Open House. Guests received an insider’s look at the Garage’s many capabilities and ways in which it can be of great use to members for product R&D, marketing, educational sessions and more. Open House guests took tours of the facility throughout the evening, while being treated to music, complimentary food and beverages and an environment filled with automotive excitement.

Here is a look at the special evening through the Facebook SEMA Garage Open House photo album.

The state-of-the-art Garage contains an emissions lab, installation center, photo cove and training center. The comprehensive facilities are available for SEMA members to use for product development and marketing, installations, emissions testing and training.

All of the services available through the SEMA Garage are intended to help members bring their products to market faster and for a fraction of the cost of similar facilities. SEMA’s hope is that members will utilize the Garage to its full potential and be able to see a product come to fruition all the way from early concept to a finished, photographed state.

The Open House is the first of many events to showcase the incredible capabilities of the Garage and to familiarize members with its use.

Read more about the tools and equipment available to members through “The New SEMA Garage” in the July issue of SEMA News.

SEMA members are encouraged to take advantage to the industry-owned SEMA Garage for product development, fitment, research and more. For additional information about the garage, including upcoming events and availability, contact Mike Spagnola at mikes@sema.org.

Garage Crowd
Members received their first look at the SEMA Garage and learned about many capabilities to help create and market products.
  SEMA Garage Batmobile
The iconic George Barris Batmobile was one of the stars of the night and spent most of the evening under the lights of the Garage’s photo cove.
Garage Emissions
Another valuable asset in the SEMA Garage is the certified Executive Order aftermarket-part certification lab.
  Garage Lifts
The vehicle lifts in the Garage provide an additional level of functionality and can accommodate nearly any project vehicle.
Garage Scanning
The Garage is packed with state-of-the-art tools, including 3D scanning equipment, available to members.
  Garage Cackle
The SEMA Garage Open House was brought to a roaring close, thanks to the impressive power provided by a special cacklefest.
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