SEMA News

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Cover Story

SEMA launched the largest grassroots effort in its 46-year history earlier this year to keep a national “Cash for Clunkers” program out of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill. The campaign was a success. Nevertheless, some lawmakers remain committed to using a vehicle scrappage program as a means to spur new-car sales. They are now citing a flawed German program as a model for America. Read more...

The laws and regulations that govern how SEMA members do business have an increased and growing impact on the way automotive specialty-equipment products are made, distributed and marketed.

Chris Kersting

From The Hill

  • SEMA members responded to a comprehensive survey conducted in early
    2009 with a clear message that the nation’s health care system is
    broken.

  • In its daily efforts to promote and protect the auto hobby, SEMA continues to partner with state lawmakers from across the country through the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus.

  • You will find fans of the auto hobby and racing everywhere, even in the
    hallowed halls of Congress.

  • Having an active and vocal presence in Washington, D.C., is vital to
    protecting the livelihood of our industry. 

  • The laws and regulations that govern how SEMA members do business have an increased and growing impact on the way automotive specialty-equipment products are made, distributed and marketed.

Government Affairs

  • Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and
    state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact
    the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

  • Since its inception in 1997, the SEMA Action Network (SAN) has become a potent force in advocating on behalf of the automotive community.

  • SEMA launched the largest grassroots effort in its 46-year history earlier this year to keep a national “Cash for Clunkers” program out of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill. The campaign was a success. Nevertheless, some lawmakers remain committed to using a vehicle scrappage program as a means to spur new-car sales. They are now citing a flawed German program as a model for America. Read more...

  • Officials across the country are constantly working on legislative and
    regulatory proposals that have a direct impact on our industry and your
    customers.

Industry News

  • Hundreds of exhibitors have already signed up for the 2009 SEMA Show, November 3–6, in Las Vegas.

  • Service takes many forms. Every company in the specialty-equipment
    industry benefits from those who give their time, skill and energy to
    help SEMA businesses thrive and prosper.

Inside SEMA

  • SEMA News: Can you briefly explain your role and the role of your department at SEMA?

    Alise Miner: The role of my department is to assist in the day-to-day operations of the association.

International

Internet

  • With business communications moving at the speed of fiber-optic light
    for years now, it’s no wonder that the humble press release has finally
    caught up.

Required Reading

  • Each day, new laws are being considered that may significantly impact your business.

SEMA Heritage

  • Years before Bill France Sr. organized stock car racing on Florida’s
    most famous beach, stock cars of a different sort went wheel to wheel
    on tracks around the country.

SEMA Technology

  • In a recent SEMA survey of specialty-equipment manufacturers, 83% of
    respondents said that they use computer-aided design (CAD) software as
    part of their new-product design process.