donderdag 17 oktober 2019

SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 42

SEMA Sues U.S. Department of Transportation for Failing to Implement Replica Car Law
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 22, No. 42
October 17, 2019


SEMA Sues U.S. Department of Transportation for Failing to Implement Replica Car Law


SEMA filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production.


 ‌ // Breaking News            

SEMA Industry Awards Banquet to Feature Blue Man Group

The annual banquet is the industry's premier celebration, taking place Thursday, November 7, at the nearby Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

Enter Ford's Design Awards, Prove You Have the Best Build

Ford is now accepting submissions for its Design Awards presented at the SEMA Show.

3 International Builds You Won't Want to Miss

SEMA is gearing up for the 2019 Battle of the Builders (BOTB) competition, set to take place during the SEMA Show, and the list of competitors keeps growing longer as November approaches.

Informational Session: Learn More About Exporting Opportunities and Grants

To find out about the upcoming export opportunities and accessing funds to defray the cost to participate, join SEMA for a one-hour discussion and Q&A, Monday October 21.


 ‌ // Business Tools            

CUVs Represent Fastest-Growing Vehicle Segment, Untapped Market for Accessorization

The "SEMA Accessory Opportunity Report" provides an overview of the top vehicles for accessorization and outlines emerging segments within the $44.6 billion industry.  

SEMA Show Mobile App: New Products, Feature Vehicle Scanning and More

The 2019 SEMA Show Mobile app helps attendees navigate the Show like a pro. Enjoy turn-by-turn directions, Show updates, New Product Showcase and Feature Vehicle scanning and more.

Have Coffee and Conversation With Wheel Industry Pros

One of the events held by SEMA's councils and networks is Coffee and Conversation Presented by the Wheel & Tire Council, Thursday morning, November 7, from 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Latest News From SEMA Show Exhibitors: Racing Tires, Custom Car Covers, Audio Products and More

Exhibitors are busy preparing for the SEMA Show, and they share their latest updates for the event taking place November 5–8, in Las Vegas.

Take Advantage of Reduced Rates—Book Your SEMA Show Hotels Now

Showgoers are guaranteed low rates with no hidden fees when booking through the official SEMA Show housing partner, OnPeak.

SEMA Show Education: Google to Discuss Digital Marketing Pitfalls

Join Google and (un)Commen Logic on Monday, November 4, for a SEMA Show exclusive on "How to Avoid the 5 Worst Pitfalls in in Digital Marketing."

SEMA High School Program Expands From One to 10 in Just Two Years

The self-sustaining program engages youth and provides hands-on learning.

SEMA Show Education Introduces New Retailer Track

No matter the size of your retail business, SEMA Show Education offers practical information and keys to running it successfully.

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

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Spy Shots—Is This a Jeep Wrangler Stormtrooper Edition?

FCA continues to leverage its Disney/Star Wars sponsorship with a new vehicle that reflects the film franchise like, in this case, a Jeep Wrangler.

New Products: Top End Kits, Manifolds, Side Mirrors and More

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) is "data central" for hundreds of specialty parts brands, representing millions of part numbers and tens of millions of vehicle applications.


 ‌ // Law & Order                 

North Carolina Bill to Expand Eligibility for Antique Vehicle Registration Sent to Governor

Legislation (H.B. 100) in North Carolina to lower the age of vehicles eligible for an antique license plate to 30 years old passed the legislature and now goes to Governor Roy Cooper for approval.

Increased Chinese Tariffs Placed on Hold

The United States agreed to postpone a tariff increase from 25% to 30% on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports that was scheduled to take effect on October 15.


 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

Final Young Guns Challenger Chosen by Fans for Sixth Annual SEMA Battle of the Builders

The coveted 10th spot goes to a female builder for the first time in fan-vote competition.

Video—Sneak Peek at Young Guns' Keenen LaCour's '03 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO

SEMA stopped and talked to Keenen LaCour at the TX2K in Houston—one of the regional qualifier stops for the SEMA Young Guns competition.

Industry Award Winners to Be Announced at the SEMA Show

The finalists have been selected for three of SEMA's prestigious industry awards—SEMA Rep Agency of the Year, SEMA WD of the Year and SEMA Manufacturer of the Year.

Racing News: Torrence, Hight, Kramer and Hines Emerge Victorious at NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals

Racing news and results from across the motorsports industry.

Movers & Shakers: Todd Sanders Joins Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees

News and updates from the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation, Meyer Distributing, Aeromotive Inc. and more.


 ‌ // Shows & Events           

Las Vegas Monorail Extends Hours, Offers Discounted Tickets for Showgoers

When traveling to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center, Showgoers have several transportation options, such as the Las Vegas Monorail.

Exhibitors: Have Lunch Delivered to Your Booth

The deadline for all food and catering orders is Monday, October 21.

Get Your Free Data-Management Consultation at SEMA Show

Get you free data-management consultation in booth #20679, located upstairs in Central hall.

Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates: 19 Days Until the 2019 SEMA Show

The exhibitor update provides exhibitors with the latest news and key deadlines, including early-bird and advance rates available for several booth services.

Exhibitors Offering Products to SEMA Show Builders

SEMA Show exhibitors can expand their reach and product exposure by offering products to builders through the SEMA Show's Products for Project-Vehicle Builders list.

Register for the 2019 SEMA Show

SEMA Show registration is available at

Exhibit at the 2019 SEMA Show

Booth space is still available for the 2019 SEMA Show, November 5–8, in Las Vegas.

Mark Your Calendars

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


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