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donderdag 28 februari 2019

SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 9

How the Industry Expects 2019 to Unfold
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 22, No. 9
February 28, 2019


How the Industry Expects 2019 to Unfold


How is your business feeling so far about 2019?


 ‌ // Breaking News            

Last Chance: Submit SEMA Council and Network Leadership Nominations!

Nominations are being accepted through March 3 for select committee positions for councils and networks.

Select Your SEMA Show Location—Space Applications Due March 29

The 2019 SEMA Show Priority Space Selection Process takes place April 29–May 14.

Access the 2020 Toyota Supra Before Its Summer Release

The SEMA Garage, in partnership with Toyota, will hold a Measuring Session for the 2020 Toyota Supra.

Hall of Fame Nominations Close March 8

As a SEMA member, you have the chance to nominate an exceptional candidate for the 2019 SEMA Hall of Fame.


 ‌ // Business Tools            

Present Your Product to the Pros, Win Business Building Prizes

The SEMA Launch Pad presented by YEN is accepting applications for new, innovative automotive products/services from business entrepreneurs under age 40.

2019 SEMA Show Exhibitor Brochures Now Available

Downloadable brochures are available that provide details on each section and what exhibitors can expect from the 2019 SEMA Show.

Save More Than $450 on SEMA Show Hotel Reservations

Currently, the prevailing average rate is $174 per night for Showgoers making SEMA Show hotel reservations through the SEMA Show Tavel & Lodging Page.

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 jobs posted to the website.


 ‌ // New Products & Technology

Spy Photo
Spy Shots—2020 Mid-Engine Corvette

Here is the latest prototype of the mid-engine Corvette, with photos of the production headlights, taillights, "Batwing" and other details that we haven't seen before.

New Products From Members of the SEMA Data Co-op

The product releases featured were submitted by SEMA members who are also part of the SDC at the the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level.


 ‌ // Law & Order                 

President Delays Tariff Hike, Cites Positive U.S./China Trade Negotiations

President Trump has delayed a scheduled increase in tariffs on certain Chinese products, noting that U.S. and Chinese negotiators had made substantial progress in resolving trade disputes. 

U.S. Congress Passes Comprehensive Public Lands Bill

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a comprehensive public lands bill that packaged over 100 public lands, natural resources, and water bills into a single measure.

Maine Bills to Limit Ethanol Sales Introduced

Legislation (L.D. 822/H.P. 596) has been introduced in Maine to prohibit the sale of motor fuel with greater than 10% ethanol.

Maine Introduces Bills to Further Exempt Older Vehicles From Titling Requirements

Legislation (L.D. 821/H.P. 587) has been introduced in the Maine State Legislature to allow vehicles at least 15 model years old to be exempt from needing a certificate of title or certificate of salvage to register the vehicle.

Minnesota Bill to Aid the Registration of Decommissioned Military Vehicles Passes Committee; Moves to Senate Floor

Legislation (S.F. 179) in Minnesota to aid the registration of certain decommissioned military vehicles as standard motor vehicles passed the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division and now awaits consideration on the Senate Floor.

Ohio Introduces Legislation to Ease Titling and Registration of Replica Cars

A version of SEMA model legislation (H.B. 39) to ease the process by which replica cars are titled and registered has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Rhode Island Introduces Bill to Extend Emissions Inspection Waiver

Legislation (H.B. 5391) has been introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives to extend inspection exemptions to motor vehicles for their first five model years.

West Virginia Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Property Tax Passes Senate; Moves to House

Legislation (S.B. 333) in West Virginia to exempt antique vehicles and classic cars from personal property taxes passed the Senate and now awaits consideration in the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee.

West Virginia Bill to Preserve Antique Military Vehicles Passes House; Moves to Senate

Legislation (S.B. 2338) in West Virginia to provide antique military vehicles an exemption from the requirement to display license plates passed the House and is currently awaiting consideration in the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 


 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

Tom Ameduri Named SDC West Coast Sales Manager

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) is an industry-owned and -operated centralized data repository, complete with a comprehensive set of online data management tools.

Racing News: Myers Named Irwindale's Dragstrip Manager, NASCAR Technical Director; Trans Am Series Extends Partnership With AEM

Racing news and updates from across the motorsports industry.

Movers & Shakers: Power Automedia Hires Art Michalik as Editorial Director

News and updates from across the specialty-equipment market.


 ‌ // Shows & Events           

SBN Meetup at the Keystone BIG Show

The SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) is hosting an inaugural meetup at the Keystone BIG Show being held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.

SEMA Seeks Young Vehicle Builders at TX2K19 Houston Event

The SEMA Youngs Guns Regional Program kicks off at TX2K19 at Houston Raceway Park, just outside of Houston, Texas.

Mark Your Calendars

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


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