SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 45, November 5, 2015

Latest SEMA Show Exhibitor Announcements

By SEMA News

Dickies Debuts Shop Collection, Booth #15021

Dickies introduced a new automotive garment line at this week’s SEMA Show. The company—which also serves as the official apparel sponsor of the Show—said the Dickies Shop Collection features new innovations while maintaining the advanced level of quality, durability and comfort that working professionals have come to appreciate from Dickies. The line features a variety of products for men and women, including shirts, knits, pants, shorts, denim, coveralls, jackets and accessories, such as safety footwear and non-scratch belts. Products offer added functional details and optimized comfort allowing workers to focus on getting the job done.

Shell Pioneering Performance, Booth #60005 and #60006

Vehicles on display at the Shell Pioneering Performance Experience have been stopping SEMA Show traffic since the doors opened. The 18 vehicle lineup includes the ’15 Hennessey Venom GT, ’89 Vintage Yellow Submarine, ’56 “Trifecta” Chevy Bel Air, Bryce Menzies’ Trophy Truck, Tommy Pike Customs’ ’69 Quaker State Ford F-100 and more. It was the unveiling of the ’64 Shelby Cobra Coupe that stole the show. Piloted to set 23 individual records during a tire test day in 1965 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Cobra was reunited on the 50th anniversary of the famed day for the first time with driver Craig Breedlove and designer Peter Brock. See the Shell Pioneering Performance Experience on Twitter at @ShellSEMA2015.

Lexus Partners With F Performance Racing for 2016 and Beyond, Booth #21601

Lexus announced its motorsports partnership with Paul Gentilozzi and newly formed F Performance Racing to field the RC F GT3 in a soon-to-be-announced sports car series. This new racing venture is part of the Lexus’ global motorsports effort that will see the Japanese luxury brand competing on tracks in the United States beginning in 2016. The new race vehicle is based upon the production Lexus RC F high-performance coupe that went on sale at the end of 2014. Veteran driver and road-racing legend Scott Pruett will pilot the RCF GT3, bringing a wealth of  experience during the vehicle development phase. F Performance Racing will campaign a limited schedule in 2016. In its inaugural year, the team’s primary focus will involve developing the race organization while gathering data and track experience to further propel vehicle development.

Gentex to Showcase Its New Full Display Mirror Technology on Nissan’s GT-R LM Nismo Race Car at SEMA, Booth #11679

Gentex Corporation’s booth features one of Nissan’s GT-R LM NISMO race cars equipped with a complete rear-vision package comprised of glare-eliminating exterior mirrors and an all-new Full Display Mirror (FDM). Gentex’s display showcases the OEM production version of its FDM technology and demonstrates potential future FDM functionality. The FDM system consists of a custom, high-dynamic range imager that captures video of the vehicle’s rear view and streams it to a unique mirror-integrated display. The Gentex FDM offers bi-modal performance. In mirror mode, the product functions as a standard automatic-dimming rearview mirror. With the flip of a switch, the mirror enters display mode, and a clear, bright display appears through the mirror’s reflective surface, providing a wide, unobstructed rearward view.

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