donderdag 11 april 2019

SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 15

SDC Offering $10,000 in SEMA Show Marketing Outreach to Platinum Suppliers
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 22, No. 15
April 11, 2019


SDC Offering $10,000 in SEMA Show Marketing Outreach to Platinum Suppliers


Participating Platinum-level SDC manufacturers exhibiting at the 2019 SEMA Show will receive $10,000 in marketing exposure.


 ‌ // Breaking News            

Don't Miss SEMA Launch Pad Deadline April 14

April 14 is the deadline for business leaders age 18–39 to apply for the 2019 SEMA Launch Pad program.

Warren Kosikov Named SEMA Vice President of Sales

Kosikov will lead the sales team and guide the day-to-day sales strategy for both the SEMA Show and PRI Trade Show.

Last Call! Meet Australian Distributors Who Want Your Products

Meet with pre-vetted trade buyers in this market identified as the second most important global export market for U.S.-based SEMA-member manufacturers.

SEMA ETTN Presents Live Chat Featuring Rob Simons and Luis Morales

Participants will have a chance to communicate directly with Simons and Morales as they answer questions about the Tech Transfer program.


 ‌ // Business Tools            

Join the SEMA Town Hall and Membership Meeting in Moab

There is no cost, and all SEMA members are invited to attend.

Help SEMA Honor the Industry's Top Young Talent

If you know a leader who is age 35 or younger as of September 1, 2019—whether they are in manufacturing and design, marketing, retail, events and media, or distribution—we would like to hear from you.

Online Voting for SEMA Board of Directors Opens in May

Voting will take place online between May 14–28 and is open to current SEMA-member companies.

Job-Hunting? Top Automotive Jobs Here!

The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country.


 ‌ // New Products & Technology

Spy Photo
Spy Shots—'22 Ranger Raptor Mule Caught Testing

This is a mule for the next-generation Ranger Raptor in Metro Detroit.

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 Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level.


 ‌ // Law & Order                 

California Introduces Legislation to Reduce Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals

Legislation (SB 460) was introduced in the California Senate to allow motor vehicle owners the option of moving to a biennial registration period.

Georgia Bill to Allow for Light Bars Failed to Be Enacted

Legislation (H.B. 410) introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives to allow for the installation and operation of bar-shaped auxiliary lighting on motor vehicles driven on public roads under certain conditions failed to be enacted before the legislature adjourned for the year.

Minnesota Introduces Bills to Allow Single License Plate on Special-Interest Vehicles

Companion legislation (S.F. 2694/H.F. 1817) has been introduced in Minnesota to allow for the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for special-interest vehicles.

Hawaii Bill To Allow Military Vehicle Titling Passes Committees; Moves to Senate Floor

Legislation (H.B. 323) allowing for the titling and registration of former military vehicles passed the Transportation and Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs Committees and now awaits consideration on the Senate floor.

Tennessee Bill to Exempt Historic Military Vehicles From Displaying License Plates Passes Legislature

Legislation (H.B. 149/S.B. 493) that would exempt historic military vehicles from the requirement to display license plates has passed the Tennessee legislature and now goes to Governor Bill Lee for enactment into law.

NHTSA Withdraws Proposed Changes to the Glazing Standard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has withdrawn a 2012 proposal to revise Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, "Glazing Materials" by incorporating Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 6, "Safety Glazing Materials for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment." 


 ‌ // Global Update             

Grow Your Overseas Business—Register for Biannual SEMA Export Fair

The 2019 SEMA Export Fair is designed to offer current exporters the opportunity to exchange best practices and discuss strategies for overcoming problems that cost them time and money.


 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

Racing News: 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Race Results

Racing news and updates from across the motorsports industry.

Movers & Shakers: 4 Wheel Parts Sponsors New Off-Road Radio Show With Motorsports Personality Jim Beaver

News and updates from 4 Wheel Parts, Daystar Products, LTA Manufacturing LLC and Mahindra.

Live Chat With 2018 SEMA Launch Pad Winner Matt Beenen

Beenen will be available for an open Q&A to talk about building and operating his business, competing in Launch Pad and what his company has experienced since winning the premiere automotive entrepreneurial competition.


 ‌ // Shows & Events           

Registration for 2019 SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit Still Open

Learn how to exhibit like a pro!

Last Call to Register Products for ARMO Hot Product Showcase

All products destined for the ARMO Hot Product Showcase must be registered by April 17 to ensure signage deliverables.

2019 SEMA Show Hotel Discounts Available

With the average SEMA Showgoer staying four nights in Vegas for the Show, booking through SEMA Show Travel & Lodging means a savings of more than $450.

PRO to Host Open Planning Meeting in Detroit

The meeting serves as an opportunity for council members to address restyling industry challenges, trends and opportunities, and weigh in on the needs of its member companies.

Airline Discounts to the 2019 SEMA Show

SEMA Show organizers have been working with major air carriers to secure discounted airfare for the 2019 SEMA Show.

LTAA to Celebrate TORA Rebranding at Moab Launch Party

The SEMA Board approved the council's proposal to be more inclusive and rebrand LTAA as the Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA).

Video—Interview With PRI Director of Marketing Rob Hiner

Rob Hiner elaborates on why the PRI Trade Show has a presence at the SEMA Show, and what PRI Direct is.

Register Now for the 2019 SEMA Show

Registration for the 2019 SEMA Show is open.

Mark Your Calendars

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


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