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In the days of hot rodding’s infancy, there were a lot of ways—and places—to go fast if you lived in Southern California. Top-speed runs at the desert dry lakes had been going on since before World War II; drag racing was beginning to boom for those whose speed needs could be contained in a quarter-mile; and oval tracks flourished throughout the area, drawing everything from rough-and-tumble jalopies to nitro-fed midgets.

SEMA News—August 2015

HERITAGE

SPY PHOTOS

Porsche 911The Porsche 911 shows off its new facelift featuring a newly designed front bumper and updated daytime running lights. Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra HD DieselsGM is reportedly bumping the current 6.6L Duramax turbo diesel’s horsepower, torque and towing capacity to counter Ford’s recently upgraded 6.7L Powerstroke V8 turbo diesel.’17 Jeep Patriot MuleThe ’17 Jeep Patriot uses a stretched version of the FCA-derived “small” platform that currently underpins the new Jeep Renegade.Ford SVT TruckSpeculation is that that Ford’s testing a new-generation follow-up to its SVT Lightning.

SEMA News—August 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Fast Facts

Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Superlift, PRW Industries Inc., The Right Stuff Detailing, The Marx Group, Hella Inc. and more.

SEMA News—August 2015

FAST FACTS

2015 SEMA Show New Products Showcase Moves to Key Location

The SEMA Show New Products Showcase—one of the most sought-after attractions at the annual event—will be located on the bridge between the Central and South Halls at the west end of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2015 SEMA Show.

SEMA News—August 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Jared Chavez, YEN Member Insights, July 2015

YEN Member Insight – Jared ChavezBeing part of SEMA is truly amazing because the organization provides its members with a number of opportunities to network. This comes in the form of traditional networking mixers, the SEMA Show itself and many of the membership programs aimed to connect us all together. I highly recommend that everyone put themselves out there and meet their fellow SEMA members because it will truly help them engage within the community.

With all of the opportunity to connect, I have seen one common mistake repeatedly made by those new to networking. It probably will surprise you—you may even disagree with me—but from my experience, I can tell you that if you can accept this one philosophy, your ability to network will grow exponentially.

Networking is not about what people can do for you.

Let’s think about this for a moment and really try to gain a deeper understanding, as I am sure the basic motivation for many people in networking is to meet others who can help them with their business.

Casting Call for SEMA Battle of the Builders

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders, the association’s build competition that debuted last year and was the focus of a Velocity TV special viewed by more than one million fans.
SEMA News—July 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Fast Facts

Breaking news from SEMA member companies, includingAP Exhaust Technologies LLC, Meyer Distributing Inc., Holley Performance, WELD Racing and more.
SEMA News—July 2015

FAST FACTS

SPY PHOTOS

GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado FaceliftsFullsize prototypes for the Silverado and Sierra were caught running on the streets of Milford, Michigan, sporting new facelifts and additional visual changes.’16 Mustang Shelby GT350RThis red Mustang Shelby GT350R prototype was seen testing on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan.Ford GT PrototypeThe Ford GT has hit public roads with an early, undisguised prototype revealing its carbon-fiber weave and a sleek, show-car shape.
SEMA News—July 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Score One for the Little Guy

As of June 2015, telecommunications and cable companies were knocked back on their heels when new government regulations took effect prohibiting those companies from allowing some company websites to download faster than others. The move restores what has commonly become known as net neutrality—or equal access to the Internet.

SEMA News—July 2015

INTERNET

Motorama Milk Truck

Not content with launching just a publishing empire, Robert E. Petersen put on a series of car shows in the early ’50s that he called Motorama. The first one was held in 1950 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, but later shows were staged at the art deco palace that was the Pan Pacific Auditorium. Hot rods, Bonneville race cars, drag racers and custom cars straight from the pages of Petersen’s magazines made up a big portion of these Motorama shows, but they also included new cars, antiques, motorcycles and classics from the ’30s and ’40s.

SEMA News—July 2015

HERITAGE

Motorama Milk Truck

By Drew Hardin

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