Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Motovicity Distribution, Warn Industries, Power Automedia and Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF).
It’s time to begin planning for the 2018 SEMA Show. Exhibitors can reserve booth space now at www.SEMAShow.com/buyabooth. The reservation deadline for priority space selection is March 30, with assignments taking place in May.
’19 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: GM is expected to make radical changes to its fullsize pickups in the form of aluminum-intensive construction to shed weight and improve efficiency.
’19 Ford Ranger XLT: It is now confirmed that the XLT will receive its own unique grille (following in the footsteps of the F-150 lineup).
’19 RAM: Continuing with the steel body for the RAM 1500 is a break from Ford’s pattern for weight savings on a fullsize truck.
’19 Jeep Scrambler Pickup: The truck is expected to be based on the long-wheelbase Wrangler Unlimited platform, with similar front-end styling and traditional Jeep styling toward the rear.
Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Lumileds, VP Racing Fuels, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels and Turn 14 Distribution.
SEMA will partner with the Collision Repair Education Foundation and the TechForce Foundation to host a transportation (collision, auto service, heavy duty, etc.) career fair on March 16, at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California. Hundreds of high-school and college students and industry employers are expected to attend the event
Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., Wilwood Disc Brakes, Howell EFI and Meyer Distributing.
SEMA is now accepting applications for awards from the 2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto-parts industries. New this year, high-school and part-time students can apply for scholarships. The change is part of an effort by SEMA’s Scholarship Committee to start students down the automotive path and support their efforts at an earlier stage.
RAM Power Wagon: The HD-based Power Wagon will get another facelift before it moves to the new platform introduced by the upcoming 1500.
Porsche 911 Turbo: The new 911 Turbo will get a straighter front skirt and front edge to the hood.
Chevy ZR2 Utility Truck: This appears to be an additional prototype for the Chevrolet Colorado utility truck.
’18 Roush Mustang Stage 2: The Mustang’s 5.0L V8 received a boost up to 460 hp, so it’s fair to assume that this Stage 2 Roush version will jump from ’17’s 435 and possibly approach 500.
’18 Nissan GT-R Nismo: The new Nismo is going to receive upgraded brakes and additional air outlets above the front wheels, which would improve aerodynamics.
Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Performance Business Media, Centric Parts, Summit Racing Equipment and Warn Industries.