The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and the industry it represents were front and center throughout the 2019 SEMA Show, from the Restoration Marketplace and the ARMO vintage-vehicle display in Central Hall—the latter jointly shared with the Hot Rod Industry Alliance—to the council’s annual awards reception, membership meeting and Restoration Builder’s Panel.
ARMO Member News
In the summer of 1993, three SEMA committees became the first niche-market councils: the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA, known then as the Street Rod Market Alliance), the Professional Restylers Organization, and the Automotive Restoration Market Alliance (ARMO). In the decades since, ARMO has earned a reputation for delivering programs and resources to help advance the restoration industry.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is eagerly anticipating the 2019 Spring Carlisle Swap Meet, Corral and Auction, where the council will once again present its Hot Products Showcase at the 150-acre facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
For restoration professionals, the SEMA Show is a proven forum in which to buy and sell the products and services that drive the restoration market.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is set to host engaging events throughout the week of the SEMA Show, October 31–November 3, in Las Vegas. ARMO serves the automotive restoration aftermarket industry through programs and resources to advance the industry and improve how member companies operate daily. There will be plenty of opportunities for ARMO members to connect and for those looking to become members of the council to engage with council leadership and learn more about the organization.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) featured its annual Hot Products Showcase at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet in April.
The Hot Products Showcase will take place April 20–22, once again at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet Corral & Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This event is an opportunity for members of the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) to display one or more products in front of one of the largest gatherings of automotive restoration enthusiasts in the world.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) kicked off the SEMA Show in Las Vegas with its annual industry awards reception, held at the Westgate Resort & Casino. With the first day of the Show in the books, ARMO members headed to the reception to enjoy drinks, dinner and networking with fellow restoration professionals.
For more than a year, the select committee of the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) has been discussing how to best address council members’ need for data access and organization. Quite a bit of vehicle data from the ’80s and ’90s is unavailable—information that manufacturers could use for product research.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) has been hard at work behind the scenes over the past few months. Quite a few exciting changes are in store for the group, as the leadership has solicited feedback from members to determine the future focus and goals of the council.
The council’s goal-setting process began more than a year ago when members met to discuss the group’s priorities at a general membership meeting during the 2013 SEMA Show. Taking attendees’ concerns into careful consideration, the select committee met again this past fall to discuss the question, “Who is ARMO?” The committee also took a survey designed to illuminate the strengths of the group