ARMO Hot Products Showcase at Carlisle

ARMO Immediate Past Chair Dennis Roberts (left) of Ecklers and longtime ARMO member Steve Ames of Ames Performance got together at the 2017 ARMO restoration industry mixer. The annual mixer is held on Thursday evening of Spring Carlisle, one of the largest collector car auctions and swap meets in the country, as part of the ARMO Hot Products Showcase.

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is once again hosting the Hot Products Showcase, taking place April 19–21 at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet, Corral & Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This event is an opportunity for ARMO members to display one or more products at one of the largest gatherings of automotive restoration enthusiasts in the world.

Companies may submit multiple products to highlight in the Hot Products Showcase tent. The event is expected to feature nearly 100 aftermarket auto parts from about 40–50 manufacturers and suppliers. Products displayed may be new or items that a company chooses to feature. Event participation is included with the annual ARMO membership dues.

People’s Choice Awards

Consumers who visit the tent will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite new restoration products in multiple categories. The winners of these People’s Choice awards will be recognized through SEMA publicity and will be honored at the ARMO industry reception at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The awards provide added value to the event and expand member companies’ marketing messages. At this time, only new products are eligible for awards; however, all products will receive exposure to consumers. The award categories are as follows:

  • Reproduction Original
    Replacement Engine
  • Non-Original Interior
  • Reproduction Original
    Replacement Drivetrain/
  • Accessory Item
  • Reproduction Original
    Replacement Interior
  • Non-Original Drivetrain/Brakes/Suspension/Wheels
  • Reproduction Original
    Replacement Exterior/Trim

On-Site Professional Photographer

ARMOJoin SBN for an evening of celebration and networking at its annual reception during the SEMA Show. There is no better way to close out the second day of the Show on November 1 than by mingling with fellow women of the industry while enjoying finger foods and beverages. (Location to be determined.)

SBN select committee members will be working the room, networking with members and those who are interested in joining. Such women are great resources for any questions the network attendees may have. They will also be able to tell you how you can become more involved in volunteering.

Hot Products Showcase Set in Prime Location

The Hot Products Showcase tent is located in a prime spot on the Spring Carlisle grounds across from the event stage, ensuring that virtually all of the nearly 100,000 attendees have the opportunity to pass through at some point.

ARMO Mixer Happening Thursday, April 20

If you’ll be at the Spring Carlisle event, be sure to attend the ARMO Mixer on Thursday, April 20, also taking place in the Hot Products Showcase tent. Mix and mingle with industry friends while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Select-committee members and SEMA staff will be on-site to discuss council initiatives and opportunities to get more involved in the industry.

About ARMO

ARMO is a SEMA council dedicated to addressing the many challenges facing the automotive restoration market. The council directs its efforts toward preserving and promoting that segment of the aftermarket industry. Its primary goals are to ensure the longevity and prosperity of the automotive restoration industry and to represent a unified voice on behalf of its members.To learn more about

ARMO and the Hot Products Showcase, visit



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