SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 45, November 9, 2017

Highlights From the 2017 SEMA Show

By SEMA Editors

Here's a look at just a few highlights from the 2017 SEMA Show.

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Although the 2017 SEMA Show is over and the exhibitors have gone back to work, attendees are still buzzing over the Show’s excitement. Here the SEMA Cruise, highlighted by the Show’s Battle of the Builders Top 12, helps celebrate the climax of a busy Show week.
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More than the world’s number-one car show, the annual SEMA Show is the premiere specialty-equipment trade event where the industry comes to do business—and from everywhere you looked you could see business getting done.
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Performance and the continued interplay between OEMs and the aftermarket was also on display through crowd-pleasing exhibits, demos and drive-alongs like this one at Ford Out Front.
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Youth engagement is a major SEMA priority, and there were more opportunities than ever for young enthusiasts and career aspirants to familiarize themselves with the industry at the 2017 SEMA Show.
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Each year the SEMA Show introduces attendees to the latest in emerging technology and innovation, like this specialized collision-repair and welding system for aluminum-bodied vehicles.
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Amid all the serious business, there were also timeouts for celebration and top-notch entertainment. The Show’s annual Industry Awards Banquet rocked out to music legends (L-R): Billy F Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan and Michael Anthony.
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Education designed to help aftermarket businesses innovate, grow and succeed is also a hallmark of the SEMA Show, and 2017 seminars and learning events presented insights into everything from best business practices to future vehicle technologies.
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The 2017 SEMA Show included a major focus on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), active and passive technologies designed to automate vehicles for safer driving. Poised to leverage this rapidly emerging field for the aftermarket, companies offering ADAS and connected vehicle solutions were evident throughout the Show.
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Let’s be honest: while the SEMA Show remains the number-one place the industry does business, it’s still also the world’s coolest car show, overflowing with surprising vehicle reveals, amazing builder cars and stunning automotive art.
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