SEMA News—June 2012
Attendee and Media Registration Open for the 2012 SEMA Show
Attendee and media registration for the 2012 SEMA Show—October 30–November 2, in Las Vegas—is open
Attendee and media registration for the 2012 SEMA Show is now open at www.SEMAShow.com/register. The annual trade-only event takes place Tuesday–Friday, October 30–November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Buyers registering before the early registration deadline pay just $25. They will also be sent their badges in the mail in advance of the event, allowing them to hit the Show floor immediately when the SEMA Show opens October 30.
While media credentials will be available for pickup onsite in the Media Center, preregistering will avoid delays and ensure that media are able to maximize their time at the Show. Preregistered media will also ensure that media receive updates and press releases in the days leading up to the Show.
Hundreds to Honor Industry Leaders and Volunteers at SEMA Gala
The SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser shines the spotlight on the volunteers and icons who help make the specialty-equipment industry a success.
Hundreds of leaders and professionals from the specialty-equipment industry will gather to honor noteworthy icons and volunteers during the 2012 SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, Friday, July 27, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, California. The annual event serves as the industry’s premier celebration where newly elected Board of Directors are sworn in and SEMA Hall of Fame inductees are introduced for the first time.
“While the products and customizing trends take center stage at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the SEMA Installation Banquet is a time to shine the light on the people and volunteers who make this industry a success,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “This is truly a unique event where we honor and thank our industry’s leaders.”
All industry professionals are invited to attend the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser. The event begins with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., where attendees are able to mix and mingle with industry icons and celebrities. During the sit-down dinner that follows, the 2012 SEMA Hall of Fame members are introduced, and the newly elected SEMA Board of Directors are sworn in. Both the new Hall of Fame members and the new Board members will be announced in the near future.
SEMA Award Consumer Challenge Winner Announced
Featuring an intensely detailed paint job provided by the Custom Shop in Flanagan, Illinois, Jerry Calder’s 2011 SS Camaro was named a winner in the 2011 SEMA Award Consumer Challenge.
A stunning tribal graphic paint job, with matching Foose wheels and custom flip-forward hood, was enough to make Jerry Calder’s 2011 SS Camaro a winner in the 2011 SEMA Award Consumer Challenge. Calder’s Camaro was chosen based on those and other modifications, as outlined in his web video, which has thousands of views.
Calder was one of several dozen contestants who submitted videos of their current-generation vehicles in order to be considered for prizes that included credentials and amenities to attend the trade-only SEMA Show.
The contest was open to registered, street-legal customized current-generation vehicles, as outlined in the SEMA Award contender list.
The Calder Camaro’s paint job, by John Wargo at the Custom Shop in Flanagan, Illinois, has more than 28 colors, including pearl and candy colors, with snakeskin effects.
The interlinked tribal graphics, which extend from exterior to the interior, took more than 189 hours to apply. Smooth to the touch, the layers of paint were clear-coated, sanded and then cleared again.
A Ground Effects custom wing, Foose wheels painted to match and billet grilles are other custom touches gracing the exterior. The hood mounts were re-engineered so the hood flips forward. A Chevy bowtie and skull are among the design elements visible among flames airbrushed onto the hood surface.
Street-legal performance has been added through the use of a ZEX nitrous system, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust and Brembo Brake system with drilled and slotted rotors.
The interior has received custom suede seat coverings that match the copper paint elements, which extend into the interior through the doorjambs and flow across the dash panels.
Inside the trunk are two Sony 1200 amps powering a custom sound system.
The car will be in full view at the 2012 SEMA Show when it starts October 30, 2012, and owner Jerry Calder, of Lexington, South Carolina, will be in attendance.