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The 2010 SEMA Show, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center November 2–5, provides thousands of opportunities for exhibitors and buyers to identify the latest technologies, trends, new products and ideas in an effort to increase revenue and remain ahead of the competition.

Celebrity Appearances at the 2010 SEMA Show. The following personalities are scheduled to appear at the 2010 SEMA Show.

Beat the clock. You have exactly four days to visit the 12 different sections of the 2010 SEMA Show. Do you have a wish list of exhibitors you want to meet with during the Show?

While the SEMA Show is the industry’s premier trade event, it is also
one of the most fascinating displays of automotive excellence to be
found anywhere.

Business

  • Many SEMA-member companies use collector cars and exotics for
    promotional purposes, a fact that is borne out year after year at the
    SEMA Show.

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Events

  • All of the custom-designed pinewood cars from the Builder’s Race—part
    of the annual HRIA-sponsored Pinewood Drag Races that were held in
    conjunction with SEMA’s Leadership Days on Saturday, July 24, 2010, in
    Pasadena, California—will be autographed by the builders and displayed
    at the 2010 SEMA Show.

  • The 2010 SEMA Show, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center November 2–5, provides thousands of opportunities for exhibitors and buyers to identify the latest technologies, trends, new products and ideas in an effort to increase revenue and remain ahead of the competition.

  • Celebrity Appearances at the 2010 SEMA Show. The following personalities are scheduled to appear at the 2010 SEMA Show.

  • Beat the clock. You have exactly four days to visit the 12 different sections of the 2010 SEMA Show. Do you have a wish list of exhibitors you want to meet with during the Show?

  • While the SEMA Show is the industry’s premier trade event, it is also
    one of the most fascinating displays of automotive excellence to be
    found anywhere.

Government Affairs

  • Members of Congress leave Washington in August to spend time in their home districts. This “district work period” provides a chance for elected officials to meet with their constituents and discuss issues of local importance.

  • 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. These include issues affecting
    small-business owners and their employees.

Industry News

  • Rick Rollins, owner of Rollins Performance and current SEMA Chairman of the Board, purchased the assets of Ramco Performance Manufacturing, a manufacturer of extreme-performance fuel filters for diesel, gasoline, ethanol and methanol alcohol fuels.

  • 2012 Acura TL, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, 2012 BMW 1-Series, Subaru FT-86 STI Coupe

Internet

  • Google’s recent move to forsake Net Neutrality—the premise that all
    content on the web should be distributed even-handedly—threatens to
    have serious consequences for specialty-equipment industry websites,
    especially if other titans of the Internet follow suit.

Member News

  • SEMA Member News-SEMA AmbassadorsEach year, a group of dedicated employees of SEMA-member companies recruits new SEMA and council members. Through the SEMA Ambassador Program, members have an ideal way to develop relationships within the industry and to recruit new members.

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    Editor’s Note: The following listings are provided by the SEMA Membership Services Department. The data has been compiled and verified by member services. Should you have any questions regarding a listing, call the SEMA Membership Department at 909/396-0289.

  • Official Armo LogoAutomotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) member companies were once again given the opportunity to show their newest and hottest products to buyers at Spring Carlisle, held April 21–25, 2010, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

  • Official HRIA LogoJeff Major is the founder and owner of Bed Wood & Parts in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. His involvement in SEMA and the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) is a great example of the value and assets that the association and its councils can bring to each member.

  • Official LTAA LogoThe Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) will have an expanded presence in South Hall for the 2010 SEMA Show, with five trucks on display to showcase more LTAA member products than ever before.

  • Official MPMC LogoEstablished in 1995, the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) was one of the first SEMA councils. Not so coincidentally, many of today’s MPMC-member companies were also original SEMA members when the association was formed in 1963 as the Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association.

  • MRC

    Official MRC LogoThe Manufacturers’ Rep Council (MRC) has announced that the ninth-annual MRC Rep Conference, previously held in conjunction with the Performance Warehouse Association Conference, will be moved to the SEMA Show for 2010.

  • PRO

    Official PRO LogoAs summer ebbs and autumn fast approaches, thoughts quickly turn to Las Vegas and the 2010 SEMA Show. And Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) members can once again expect to find activities of particular interest.

  • SBN

    Official SBN LogoEvery year, the SEMA trade show convenes at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the first week of November with thousands of booths and project vehicles as well as hundreds of industry notables to meet and greet.

  • Official Yen LogoJoel Ayres is the sales manager of the Truck Accessories Group (TAG), parent company of such well-known brands as Leer, Century, Pace Edwards, Raider and State Wide Aluminum.

Required Reading

SEMA Heritage

  • Dean Moon; The whole world went a little lunar crazy in the second half of 1969, and for good reason: NASA’s Apollo program sent astronauts to the moon—twice.