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2019 SEMA Export Fair

Meet one on one with international buyers and learn top tips and best practices to grow your export sales at the 2019 SEMA Export Fair. The July 23-24 event, held at the SEMA Garage, 1575 S. Valley Vista Drive in Diamond Bar, California, includes seminars featuring seasoned exporters, overseas buyers and other key stakeholders. The biannual event, co-sponsored with the US Department of Commerce, is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Mini Designer Hot Rods Take to the Track

Pinewood Race CarThe 2015 Pinewood Builders Challenge, previously held every summer during SEMA’s Installation Gala, featured two major changes. Five of the nation’s premier custom-car builders crafted miniature pinewood hot rods that raced head to head last August at the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to the Builders Challenge, a Manufacturers Shootout was held for the first time ever for eight participating members of the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA).

YEN Power Tour Participants Share Their Career Stories

YEN Hot Rod Power TourEight Young Executives Network (YEN) members rode along on the YEN Power Tour in June, a journey of more than 1,500 miles from Madison, Wisconsin, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In addition to visiting each of the seven stops scheduled for the Hot Rod Power Tour, the YEN program added a twist of its own: Josh Backes, Tim Brueggeman, Jared Chavez, Cathy Clark, Matthew Davis, Keith McWilliams, Troy Spackman and Tyler Wesely each became advocates for the network and the industry, highlighting the variety of career choices available in the automotive specialty-equipment market. By the end of the week, the participants had become good friends.

Show Vehicles

Show Vehicles SEMA NewsWhile trade events and large automotive gatherings such as the upcoming SEMA Show in November offer manufacturers unparalleled opportunities to introduce products to hungry buyers, they also present a challenge. How does a company break out and get noticed amid a sea of competitors and busy floor activity? For many companies, the answer is a show or project vehicle—which can not only grab attention at the Show but continue holding it long after if done right.

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