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SEMA eNews, Vol. 20, No. 27

2017 SEMA Market Report Introduces New Data to Better Track the Industry
 
2017 SEMA Market Report Introduces New Data to Better Track the Industry

Change seems to be coming faster and faster to the automotive specialty-equipment market, so SEMA Market Research decided to change the way this information is tracked.

 
  //  Breaking News     
 
Last Call for SEMA Industry Awards Nominations

This is the last call to submit nominations for SEMA's prestigious annual industry awards.

 
MGM Hotel Rates Set to Increase July 13

For a limited time, OnPeak—the SEMA Show's official hotel partner—is holding hotel rooms at discounted rates.

 
Federal Tire Returns With SEMA Show Feature Vehicle Sponsorship Promotion

Federal Tire North America has announced the return of its SEMA Show feature vehicle sponsorship promotion, which will offer free tire product sponsorships to the world's best custom car and truck builders leading up to the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

 
HRIA Education Days Return to NSRA Nationals

The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Education Days will once again be held at the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky.

 
  //  BUSINESS TOOLS     
 
SEMA Export Fair—Learn How to Successfully Export, Promote and Protect Your Products

Learn from the experts and meet with a panel of international buyers from Australia, the Middle East and China, through the SEMA Export Fair.

 
Network With Industry Peers and Local Leaders at SEMA's Seattle Town Hall Meeting

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

 
10 Reasons Why Email Marketing Is Still the Killer App

Email marketing remains the killer app when it comes to return on investment (ROI) for businesses.

 
Restyling and Car Care Market Trends

Since the Great Recession, the restyling market has seen steady growth, according to the "2016 SEMA Market Report," and annual retail sales in the segment are now more than $5.22 billion.

 
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—2019 GT500 With Supercharged 5.2 FPC Engine

This is an early build prototype for the '19 Ford GT500.

 
  //  LAW AND ORDER     
 
Stay Up-to-Date on the RPM Act

Get the latest video, news clips and information on the motorsports bill here.

 
New Jersey Bill to Require Warranty Disclosure Approved by Assembly; Moves to Senate

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 approved by the full assembly.

 
Indiana Bill to Require Factory Installed or Equivalent Mufflers Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to require all motor vehicles to be equipped with a factory-installed or equivalent aftermarket muffler died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

 
New York Bill to Provide Single Plate for Historic Motor Vehicles Approved by Senate; Moves to Assembly

Legislation to provide that a historical motor vehicle which was not manufactured with a license plate display area on the front of the vehicle may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle was approved by the New York Senate.

 
Provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan Proclaim July 2017 as Automotive Heritage Month

Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan have each issued a proclamation designating July 2017 as Automotive Heritage Month.

 
Texas Single License Plate Bill Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to require the issuance of a single motor-vehicle license plate for attachment at the rear of the vehicle died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

 
  //  PEOPLE, PLACES AND RACING     
 
Racing News: Bonneville Racers Launch Clean-Up Campaign

The Save the Salt Coalition and Utah Alliance have begun a volunteer salt clean-up program called "Saving Bonneville One Wheel at a Time."

 
Movers & Shakers: Luken Names Joel Wertman as New President; Jiffy-tite Co. Inc. is Now Oetiker NY Inc.

News and updates from across the specialty-equipment industry.

 
  //  SHOWS AND EVENTS     
 
SEMA Installation and Gala, July 28—Tickets Available Here

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.

 
Apply Online for 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders Competition

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

 
SEMA Show Feature Vehicle Application Deadline August 1

Exhibitors planning a feature vehicle for the Show are encouraged to mark their calendars now to allow ample time to choose the best car to represent their brand and promote its appearance appropriately.

 
Exhibitors Offering Products to SEMA Show Builders

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

 
Video—BOOSTane's Ian Lehn on How Winning SEMA's Launch Pad Competition Transformed His Business

Ian Lehn, winner of the 2014 SEMA Launch Pad Competition and YEN select committee member, shares how winning the competition has transformed his business.

 
The 2017 SEMA Show—Register Here!

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

 
Mark Your Calendars

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