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As a SEMA member, your membership renewal statement includes a request for support for SEMA’s California Political Action Committee.

For the past 14 years, a coalition of lawmakers who support the specialty-equipment aftermarket and recognize our industry’s positive economic impact has been growing on Capitol Hill.

As the mid-term election year heats up, it is critical that SEMA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) be well-equipped to help elect lawmakers who understand the economic importance 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.

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

The 2010 mid-term elections are around the corner, and at no time in recent history has Washington been so divided.

SEMA places a wealth of legislative/regulatory information at your fingertips to help your business succeed.

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is a nationwide partnership between enthusiasts, vehicle clubs and members of the automotive specialty-equipment industry who have joined forces to promote hobby-friendly legislation and oppose unfair legislation.

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.

Business

  • SEMA NEWS-MAY 2010-PROPLEDGESEMA News recently had the chance to catch up with long-time manufacturer and ProPledge participant Check Corporation. We spoke with Brian Champa, the company’s national sales manager, to learn a little more about its products and about ProPledge program benefits the business has realized over the years.

  • SEMA Show attendees visit the Business Services section of the Las Vegas Convention Center searching for tools to tune-up their day-to-day operations.

  • In an effort to better analyze the tastes and preferences of today’s
    auto enthusiasts, SEMA, in coordination with Ford, launched the
    Enthusiast Opinion Leader Research Program at the 2009 SEMA Show.

  • Money has been tight for more than two years. Small businesses were
    especially hard hit by the recession that began late in 2007, with some
    estimates indicating that companies suffered sales losses ranging from
    10% to 40% or more.

  • At the 2009 SEMA Show, 10,603 buyers filled the aisles looking for the latest mobile-electronics products and innovations.

  • Every modern vehicle is dependent upon electronics. From the engine’s
    ignition to sound systems, from safety sensors to climate controls,
    electronics have become integral to how vehicles operate and how their
    drivers perceive the on-road experience.

Chris Kersting

  • Evaluating the business environment becomes increasingly important when
    the economy goes through the kind of turbulence we’ve seen over the
    past two years.

Events

  • Whether it’s navigation, video entertainment, gaming, Internet connectivity or all of the above—the best place for customers to design their mobile-electronics shrine is by visiting a local retailer.

Government Affairs

  • As a SEMA member, your membership renewal statement includes a request for support for SEMA’s California Political Action Committee.

  • For the past 14 years, a coalition of lawmakers who support the specialty-equipment aftermarket and recognize our industry’s positive economic impact has been growing on Capitol Hill.

  • As the mid-term election year heats up, it is critical that SEMA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) be well-equipped to help elect lawmakers who understand the economic importance of our industry.

  • SEMA News - May 2010

    By Steve McDonald

  • 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.

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

  • The 2010 mid-term elections are around the corner, and at no time in recent history has Washington been so divided.

  • SEMA places a wealth of legislative/regulatory information at your fingertips to help your business succeed.

  • The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is a nationwide partnership between enthusiasts, vehicle clubs and members of the automotive specialty-equipment industry who have joined forces to promote hobby-friendly legislation and oppose unfair legislation.

  • 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.

Industry News

International

Internet

  • Hacking, once the province of teenage boys spreading graffiti for kicks and notoriety, is done today by organized, financially motivated gangs, said researchers of “Security Threat Report: 2010,”

Member News

  • YEN

    Many of us are familiar with the names given to our generations. Strong names like the Seniors (1946 and Older) or The Baby Boomers (1946 to 1966) and the ever-so-cool Generation X (1966 to 1980).

  • SEMA Scholarships Committee
    Over the past seven years, the association has hosted the SEMA Student Program to give students and educators the opportunity to attend the annual SEMA Show. Once again, SEMA is looking forward to partnering with schools to bring students to SEMA Show 2010.

  • SBN

    SEMA SBNWhat did more than 830 million people do last October? According to the March 2010 issue of National Geographic, that’s the number of people who visited social networking sites, which are popping up all over the Internet.

  • WTC

    SEMA MEMBER NEWS-MAY 2010-WTCThe Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) is comprised of roughly 150 motivated companies that span the tire, wheel and accessory markets. The council is governed by a 17-person Select Committee elected from the general membership.

  • SPC

    SPCHave you marked your calendar yet? The date is Friday, July 23, 2010. The 2010 SEMA Business Technology Symposium, organized and sponsored by the Street Performance Council (SPC), is fast approaching.

  • SPC

    SPCHave you marked your calendar yet? The date is Friday, July 23, 2010. The 2010 SEMA Business Technology Symposium, organized and sponsored by the Street Performance Council (SPC), is fast approaching.

  • SPC

    SPCHave you marked your calendar yet? The date is Friday, July 23, 2010. The 2010 SEMA Business Technology Symposium, organized and sponsored by the Street Performance Council (SPC), is fast approaching.

  • SPC

    SPCHave you marked your calendar yet? The date is Friday, July 23, 2010. The 2010 SEMA Business Technology Symposium, organized and sponsored by the Street Performance Council (SPC), is fast approaching.

  • SPC

    SPCHave you marked your calendar yet? The date is Friday, July 23, 2010. The 2010 SEMA Business Technology Symposium, organized and sponsored by the Street Performance Council (SPC), is fast approaching.

  • PRO

    PROThe restyling industry represents a unique yet diverse segment that is predicated upon personal choice. By nature, restyling allows a consumer to manifest his style or self-expression.

Products / Catalog

Required Reading

  • More than 1,700 manufacturers exhibited at the 2009 SEMA Show, where they showcased their newest products to more than 50,000 buyers.

SEMA Heritage

  • The cool dude in the hat and shades driving Jamie Musselman’s ’33 roadster is Boyd Coddington.