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SEMA Show Attendees: Check Out These Products

Advanced Clutch TechnologyYear after year, surveys indicate that one of buyers’ top objectives for the SEMA Show is to discover new products. The easiest way to meet that goal is to visit the New Products Showcase—buyers’ number-one destination at the Show. Located in the Skybridge between Central and South Halls, the Showcase is adjacent to the Media Center, making it convenient for members of the press as well.

Strategize for Success

SEMA ShowEach year, the SEMA Show brings together upward of 170,000 specialty-equipment professionals in Las Vegas to network, sharpen their skills and discover new products. The 2018 event is guaranteed to offer new opportunities for attendees to accomplish those same goals. SEMA Trade Shows Director Tom Gattuso offered a preview of what attendees can expect this year, along with his pro tips for a successful week of business.

Motorin’ App Now Available

MotorinWith the introduction of the MOTORin’ mobile app, automotive event organizers throughout the country now have a cost-effective, modern tool to reach consumers and promote events ranging from car shows and auto auctions to drifting or race competitions free of charge. Created through a partnership between SEMA and ClassicCars.com, the new MOTORin’ app is a car and truck event finder designed to make it easy for auto enthusiasts to find events by date, location or category and to help event organizers get the word out about their shows. Fans of automotive events can simply log on to the mobile app and find upcoming events near them based on their GPS location, or they can search for events by date, location, distance, keywords or category.

Breaking Free

InternetBusinesses fed up with overly aggressive spam filters that block their ability to reach out to customers are turning to a new solution: bringing their own email server in-house. It’s a move that offers four major advantages.

Spy Photos

’19 Dodge Charger: Dodge is expected to give the Charger one more refresh before a redesigned version appears early next decade.

’20 RAM HD Regular Cab: Current power is delivered from three engines: a 383hp 5.7L V8 with a compressed natural gas option; a 410hp 6.4L V8; and a 6.7L turbodiesel inline six. 

McLaren 600LT: McLaren unveiled the 600LT and confirmed that it has “increased power, minimized weight, optimized aerodynamics and track-focused dynamics.”

2018 SEMA Hall of Fame

Success looks different for everyone—and that is certainly true for this year’s SEMA Hall of Fame inductees. Donnie Eatherly, Ed Pink and Chris Thomson have distinct backgrounds, aptitudes and professional paths, but they have each built a flourishing career doing something that makes them happy.

 

Complying With California Proposition 65’s New Regulations

Prop 65Proposition 65 is a California law that gives consumers and their attorneys the ability to sue businesses that do not include warning labels on products containing chemicals associated with cancer and birth defects. If you are already familiar with the labeling requirements of Prop. 65, you know that it can be difficult to comply with the law and that compliance can be costly. It’s about to become worse. Products manufactured after August 30, 2018, will be subjected to updated regulations with more onerous labeling requirements. This article outlines what you need to know about the new requirements.

2018 SEMA Board of Directors Announced

Donnie EatherlyThe results of the 2018 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Donnie Eatherly from P&E Distributors Inc., Dan Kahn from Kahn Media Inc., Brian Lounsberry from Motovicity Distribution, Dr. Jamie Meyer from General Motors, and Steve Whipple from Edelbrock LLC elected to serve. Kahn is a current SEMA Board member who was re-elected to the group; Eatherly has served as a past Board member; and Lounsberry, Meyer and Whipple will join as new SEMA Board members.

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