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2017 MPMC Media Trade Conference Press Registration Open

Journalists are invited to sit down in private, uninterrupted meetings with representatives from top motorsports parts producers during the 2017 Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Media Trade Conference. The conference, taking place Tuesday–Thursday, January 24–26, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North in Santa Ana, California, features companies that are members of SEMA’s MPMC.

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2018 Ford Mustang Convertible: The Mustang will get some minor changes for 2018 to keep it fresh after its comprehensive redo in 2015.

’18 RAM 1500 Mega Cab: FCA is working overtime to get the next-generation RAM out.

Dodge Challenger ADR Prototype: Adding more derivatives to the Challenger family, Dodge is set to introduce a wide-body Hellcat next year.

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’18 Corvette ZR1: The new ZR1 is expected to return with more performance than the last iteration.

’19 Toyota Supra: Toyota is reintroducing its Supra sports car through collaboration with BMW and its Z4 roadster replacement, the Z5.

’18 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk: Jeep’s performance-oriented Grand Cherokee will undergo a number of changes to get it ready for the track.

Fast Facts

Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Vipar Heavy Duty, Hypertherm, RealTruck.com, Truck Hero Inc., Champion Brands LLC and more.

SEMA Data Co-op Releases Streamlined Data Management Tools

SEMA Data Co-opNew tools are now available to suppliers in the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC). The new tools, which simplify the data-loading process while supporting the SDC’s top-rated score-carding process, allow suppliers to submit data in all the popular formats, convert and validate the data to industry standards, and store it in an ACES- and PIES-compliant repository with little or no manual intervention.

Larry the Cable Guy to Entertain SEMA Show Banquet Guests

Larry Cable GuyComedian Larry the Cable Guy is bringing his standup comedy routine to the 2016 SEMA Show as the featured entertainer at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, to be held on Thursday, November 3. Known for his signature catchphrase “Git-R-Done,” Larry is a multiplatinum recording artist, a Grammy nominee, a Billboard award winner and the voice of Mater in the animated feature films Cars and Cars 2.

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’18 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Diesel

The biggest news is this prototype’s DEF tank for the diesel’s emissions system, which even has its own skidplate.

’18 RAM 4500 HD Facelift

The basis for tow trucks and other heavy hauling trucks, the Ram 4500 will get some cosmetic upgrades to fall in line with the latest Ram trucks.

Special-Edition Viper ACR?

Dodge has released a number of Viper ACR special editors to commemorate the Viper’s last year of production, and this appears to feature a color scheme of matte black and stripes, different from other editions currently planned.

’17 F-150 Diesel “Lion”

Spy photographers bring further proof of a ’17 Ford F-150 with a turbodiesel engine destined for sale.

Bumblebee Camaro and Barricade Mustang

These are shots of Bumblebee and Barricade from the upcoming Transformers film.

Drift and Lone Sniper Filming Together

Here’s a look at more vehicles from the upcoming Transformers film.

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’18 Range Rover Sport Coupe

The new model, code named L560, could be named Range Rover Sport Coupe.

’17 RAM 2500 Power Wagon Laramie

Expect to see the Laramie Power Wagon later this year.

’18 Jeep Wrangler

Rumors circulating about the Wrangler point to an eight-speed automatic as the only transmission choice.

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