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SEMA eNews, January 21, 2021

NHTSA Issues Regulation Allowing Replica Car Sales to Begin
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 24, No. 3
January 21, 2021


NHTSA Issues Regulation Allowing Replica Car Sales to Begin


SEMA, industry, customers celebrate implementation of 2015 law.


 ‌ // Breaking News            

Essential SEMA Show Dates Set for 2021 Exhibitors
2021 SEMA Show deadlines for exhibit space reservation, space selection and full-refund cancellation have been established.
2021 SEMA Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open
Established in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame recognizes people who have contributed a significant body of work to the industry over a long period of time, and is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association.
Still Time to Register for '20 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Measuring Session
The SEMA Garage will host a Measuring Session for the '20 Chevrolet Corvette C8.
Ford Project Vehicle Applications Now Available
Submissions are now being accepted for SEMA-member companies to participate in the 2021 Ford Project Vehicle Program.

 ‌ // Business Tools            

PRI Accepting Speaker Proposals for 2021 Trade Show
The series of conferences and seminars provide thought-provoking, forward-thinking sessions that help participants take their businesses and careers to the next level.
SEMA Is Paying Off Student Loans!
The SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program issues thousands of dollars annually to industry members who are paying off student loans.
Why Ignoring Your Brand's Online Rep Can Break Your Business
Learn how to create a process to manage your brand's online reputation and develop a plan that enhances positive feedback.
SEMA Virtual Education Upcoming Events
SEMA Virtual Education includes a comprehensive library of on-demand sessions that members are invited to access anytime, anywhere.
HRIA Membership Meeting: What the Future Holds for the Hot Rod Industry
SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) members and those involved in the hot-rod segment of the industry are invited to join the council for its upcoming general membership meeting on February 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (PST).
Featured Products From Platinum SDC Members
Platinum status represents SDC manufacturers that have achieved the pinnacle of product data by putting in the extra effort to provide resellers with the most complete data sets available.
I-CAR Announces Updated Actions for Its 2021 Industry Relief Program
The program launched last March and is designed to ensure the health and safety of all, while also allowing individuals and businesses to maintain credentialing status in a viable manner and with program integrity.
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: '23 Ford Ranger Breaks Cover in Dearborn
Overall, the next-gen Ranger looks more substantial than the current model, with bolder proportions and stance.
New Products From Edge Products, BOLT Lock, Mac's Tie Downs and More
SEMA eNews highlights new products from industry companies each week.

 ‌ // Law & Order                 

Tell the U.S. Small Business Administration that Racetracks Are Performance Venues
A recently enacted federal law, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021," includes a provision to create a $15 billion program to provide grants to live entertainment and performing arts venues.
NHTSA Seeks Feedback on Providing ADAS Information to Consumers
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking comment on how to eventually develop a rating system for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and incorporate it within the Agency's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
New PPP Loans Now Available
The COVID-19 relief bill signed into law on December 27, 2020, provided $284 billion in new funding for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) for both first and second loans.
IRS Sets Standard Mileage Rate for 2021
The Internal Revenue Service has set the standard business-mileage deduction at 56 cents per mile for 2021, down 1.5 cents from the 2020 rate.
USTR Will Not Pursue Tariffs in Vietnamese Currency Investigation Case
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is not imposing tariffs or taking any other specific action at this time with respect to its Section 301 investigation of unfair currency valuation by Vietnam.
NHTSA Requests Comments on Updated Best Practices for Automotive Cybersecurity
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has invited public comment on the Agency's updated document titled "Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles" (Draft 2020 Update).
Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Approved
The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has issued a final rule to implement the "Alternative E" Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

Racing News: Formula DRIFT Link ECU PROSPEC Championship Announced for 2021 Season
News and updates from around the motorsports industry.
Movers & Shakers: Matt VanDyke to Lead FordDirect
News and updates from companies in the automotive specialty-equipment market.
Three New Board Members Join Austin Hatcher Foundation
The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is welcoming three new members to its board of directors in 2021.
PRO Volunteer Spotlight: Rod Bennett of Chrome Enhancements on Bettering the Industry for Future Generations
Bennett is a current PRO Select Committee volunteer and the general manager at Chrome Enhancements.
WTC Volunteer Spotlight: Ted Schlaak of RimTyme Talks Dominating the Rent to Own Segment
Schlaak is a WTC select committee volunteer, and franchise business consultant at RimTyme Custom Wheels.
SEMA "She is" Spotlight: Meet President of Torq-Masters Industries, Cora Jokinen
Jokinen is a volunteer on the SBN select committee, and the president of Torq-Masters Industries, a manufacturer in precision automatic locking differentials for the aftermarket automotive industry.

 ‌ // Shows & Events           

SEMA: Battle of the Builders Returns For Its Seventh Season
Every year the competition brings out the best in products, innovation, and builds.
Preparing for the MPMC Media Trade Conference
All meetings will be held within a virtual ballroom in an online platform next week, January 26–28.
Mark Your Calendars
Dates and locations have been scheduled for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, measuring sessions and activities.

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