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SEMA eNews, Vol. 20, No. 22

Industry/Racer Efforts Continue RPM Act Momentum
Industry/Racer Efforts Continue RPM Act Momentum

Watch lawmakers discuss why they want to save our racecars!

  // Breaking News     
New SEMA Chair-Elect, Board Members Announced

Tim Martin from K&N Engineering has been elected SEMA's chairman-elect, and will help the SEMA Board of Directors lead the association for the 2017–2019 term.

Casting Call Issued for SEMA Show Builders

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

Councils, Networks Announce New and Returning Leaders

The SEMA Council and Network Select Committees election results are in with several new individuals to welcome.

Limited Space Available for 2018 F-150, Mustang and Expedition Measuring Sessions

Measuring sessions featuring the '18 Ford F-150, '18 Mustang and '18 Expedition will be held at the Ford Motor Co. Conference & Event Center in Dearborn, Michigan, July 13, 2017.

WD-40 Announces 2017 SEMA Show Project Car Build

WD-40 Co. is once again commissioning a vehicle build to showcase WD-40 brand products, be displayed at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, October 31–November 3, and ultimately be auctioned off through Barrett-Jackson to benefit SEMA Cares and ChildHelp.

The Most Concise, Cost-Effective Way to Plan for the SEMA Show

Time is running out to register for the eighth-annual SEMA Exhibitor Summit, Monday–Tuesday, June 19–20, in Las Vegas.

Register Now for 2017 Mazda CX-5 Measuring Session

In partnership with Mazda, the SEMA Garage has announced the '17 Mazda CX-5 measuring session.

The Advantage of Brick and Mortar Storefronts

Although life for the local retail outlet has become tougher in the digital age, the traditional brick-and-mortar store is far from dead.

New App Creates Social Network for Your Business

Workplace by Facebook uses the familiar features that have made Facebook the world's most popular digital meeting place.

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.

Spy Shots—Subaru BRZ STI Undisguised

This is the Subaru BRZ STI for the United States, caught testing on Subaru's doorsteps in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  // LAW AND ORDER     
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Gives "Home Court" Advantage to Patent Troll Defendants

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that patent troll suits are to be filed in the state in which the alleged infringer is incorporated or has its place of business.

Supply of Nitrous Oxide Still a Problem in Certain Areas of the Country

According to reports, deliveries of nitrous oxide are still not back to normal in some parts of the country following a fatal explosion last August at an Airgas plant in Cantonment, Florida.

Coleman Wins SEMA Battle of the Builders Young Guns Regional Award at AutoCon Los Angeles

Dylan Coleman became the first beneficiary of SEMA's efforts this year to promote younger car builders through its 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders Young Guns initiative when he won the Young Guns category at AutoCon Los Angeles on March 26.

Racing News: Ranch Hand Sponsors Spencer Boyd Racing; NMCA Bluegrass Nationals Race Wrap

Spencer Boyd Racing announced that Ranch Hand Truck Accessories has joined the No. 12 Grunt Style Chevrolet Silverado as an associate sponsor for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

SEMA Heritage—Rod & Custom Launches Rod Test Series

In its March 1962 issue, Rod & Custom launched a series of Rod Tests, which put custom cars through the same driving evaluations as new cars.

Movers & Shakers: Avery Dennison Promotes Nick Tucci; Champion Oil to Display 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake at 2017 SEMA Show

News and updates from across the specialty-equipment industry.

Planning Tips for Show Attendees

Beginning the planning process for the 2017 SEMA Show now will help attendees save money and be prepared to connect with more business during the week.

Celebrate With the Industry, Honor Hall of Fame Members at SEMA 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.

Video—SEMA's Gavin Knapp on the Industry's Growth

SEMA's Director of Market Research Gavin Knapp talks with Dennis Pittsenbarger on how to incorporate market reports into your business.

The 2017 SEMA Show—Register Here!

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

Watch—NHRA's Cameras Capture Action From the 50th SEMA Show

Video highlights and NHRA-driver soundbites from the 50th SEMA Show.

Mark Your Calendars

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