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donderdag 15 juni 2017

SEMA eNews, Vol. 20, No. 24

SEMA Chairman-Elect Tim Martin Speaks Out About the RPM Act
 
SEMA Chairman-Elect Tim Martin Speaks Out About the RPM Act

Martin discusses the bipartisan bill and the industry's ongoing congressional outreach efforts.

 
  //  Breaking News     
 
SEMA Charter Member and Hall of Famer Vic Edelbrock Jr. Passes Away

Vic Edelbrock Jr., 80, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at his home in Rolling Hills, California, due to complications from a recent cold.

 
SEMA Industry Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for SEMA's prestigious industry awards: Manufacturer of the Year, Person of the Year, Representative Agency of the Year, Warehouse Distributor of the Year and GEN-III Innovator of the Year.

 
Manufacturers: Preview Ford's 2018 Expedition, F-150, Mustang

Measuring sessions featuring the '18 Ford F-150, '18 Mustang and '18 Expedition will be held at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, July 24–25, 2017.

 
Builders and Customizers: Participate in SEMA's 2017 Build Competition

The fourth annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition gives top vehicle builders and aftermarket products increased media exposure.

 
  //  BUSINESS TOOLS     
 
Find Top Talent: National Career Fair 2017 Listing Alert

In addition to the recruitment tips periodically found in SEMA eNews, watch for a monthly listing of five career fairs focused specifically on the automotive aftermarket industry.

 
Join SEMA's Seattle Town Hall Meeting

SEMA invites industry professionals to its last Town Hall Meeting of the year in Seattle at Competition Specialties.

 
New ARMO "Digital Matters" Article Released

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) has introduced "Digital Matters"—an automotive update and summary of relevant business topics.

 
How Vehicle Systems Engineering Can Improve Product Development

The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) and the SEMA Garage are offering another Vehicle Technology Resource Alert explaining the approach of Vehicle Systems Engineering (VSE) and Vehicle Systems Engineering Management (VSEM).

 
Job-Hunting? Top Automotive Jobs Here

The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country. Here are some of the latest classifieds posted to the website.

 
  //  NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY     
 
Spy Shots—GMC Sierra Denali 1500, Sierra/Silverado 1500 Double Cab

This is the next-generation GMC Sierra 1500, caught for the first time in Denali trim, and also a double-cab variant (Sierra/Silverado).

 
The Evolution of Mobile Electronics and Technology

An entire generation of aftermarket pioneers may remember cruising the boulevard and blaring Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" from their recently invented stereo-cassette radios in the '60s.

 
  //  LAW AND ORDER     
 
New Jersey Bill to Require Warranty Disclosure Approved by Committee; Moves to Assembly Floor

Legislation to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed was amended and approved by the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee.

 
Nevada Bill to Extend Vintage Plates Eligibility Signed Into Law

Legislation to extend the model year vehicles eligible to receive vintage license plates from not later than 1942 to not later than 1961 has been signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval.

 
  //  GLOBAL UPDATE     
 
Want More Customers? Attend the SEMA China Business Development Program

The first 12 companies to register will receive free booth graphics from Freeman.

 
Make Products for the Vehicles Your International Customers Want

If you haven't yet signed up to measure two globally popular vehicles, now is the time to do so.

 
  //  PEOPLE, PLACES AND RACING     
 
Racing News: 7th Annual Lucas Oil NMCA West Coast Shootout Race Wrap

The 7th Annual Lucas Oil NMCA West Coast Shootout presented by JE Pistons, June 2–4, lured racers from near and far with a great weather forecast and hot competition on track.

 
Movers & Shakers: Tom Marx to Present at University of the Aftermarket Leadership Program; Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation Appoints New Board Trustee

News and updates from across the specialty-equipment industry.

 
  //  SHOWS AND EVENTS     
 
FOX Sports, High Impact Television to Produce 2017 SEMA Show TV Special

The 2016 FOX Sports SEMA Show television special was a huge success and has aired 16 times to date.

 
Honor Industry Leaders and Sponsor a SEMA Cares Pinewood Car at Installation Gala

Join friends and colleagues for the SEMA Installation Gala, Friday, July 28, from 6:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California.

 
Exhibitors Offering Products to SEMA Show Builders

Here is a list 2017 SEMA Show exhibitors that are offering products for SEMA Show vehicle builds.

 
Catch Up With HRIA at Upcoming Industry Events

The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) is hosting a series of general membership meetings at Goodguys Rod & Custom Association events.

 
The 2017 SEMA Show—Register Here!

Register here for the 2017 SEMA Show, taking place in Las Vegas, October 31–November 3.

 
Video—Brian Lohnes on Announcing in the Auto Industry

Dennis Pittsenbarger catches up with Brian Lohnes from Bangshift.

 
Mark Your Calendars

Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, measuring sessions and activities have been announced.

 



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