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SEMA eNews, May 6, 2021

SEMA and PRI Seek Aid for Racetracks Hurt by COVID-19 Attendance Restrictions
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 24, No. 18
May 6, 2021


SEMA and PRI Seek Aid for Racetracks Hurt by COVID-19 Attendance Restrictions


SEMA, the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) and 17 other organizations representing live recreation and amusement venues sent a letter asking the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to expand the Shuttered Venues Operator Grant (SVOG) program to include motorsports, horse racing, recreation events and mobile amusement.


 ‌ // Breaking News            

SEMA Leadership Focuses on Plans for 2021 In-Person Trade Shows, Resources for Emissions Compliance During Recent Town Hall Meeting
Hundreds of SEMA members joined the SEMA Virtual Town Hall Meeting earlier this week, which provided updated information from SEMA leadership on top industry programs.
Be There to Reconnect! Reserve Your Show Booth Space by May 7
Access SEMA's worldwide network and create more opportunities to sell, Tuesday-Friday, November 2-5, Las Vegas.
2021 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Jessi Combs, Rick Love, Bob Moore and Carl Schiefer join elite group of pioneers and legends.
SEMA Show Registration Now Open
The automotive aftermarket industry will reconnect in person at the 2021 SEMA Show, November 2–5 in Las Vegas.
Voting for 2021 SEMA Board of Directors Election Opens Next Week
Details on the upcoming election will be sent to the member company's designated primary contact beginning April 30. Winners will be announced by May 28.
Check out the full line of Westin Automotive Products

 ‌ // Business Tools            

SEMA Garage to Host All-New '22 Nissan Frontier Measuring Session
In partnership with Nissan, the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, will host a Measuring Session for the all-new '22 Nissan Frontier, May 17–21.
Product-Pitching Competition Offers Prize Package Valued Up to $92,000
Applications for the SEMA Launch Pad—a program designed to help emerging entrepreneurs and inventors launch new automotive products—are now available.
SEMA News 35 Under 35: Three Weeks Left to Submit Nominations
If you know a leader who is 35 or younger—whether they are in manufacturing and design, marketing, retail, events and media, or distribution—we would like to hear from you.
Training Programs That Will Lead to Career Advancements
The third session of the "Sharpen Your Soft Skills" webinar series will help entry- to mid-level professionals learn how to secure the training and education needed to earn proper wages and secure advancements.
New Sessions Added to SEMA Virtual Education On-Demand Library: Here's How to Watch
The library includes comprehensive presentations, insightful discussions and short videos that teach, inform, inspire and entertain automotive specialty-equipment professionals.
Featured Products From SDC Data Excellence Members
The SDC Data Excellence recognizes the companies that have worked with SDC to recreate and relaunch industry-leading product data sets.
SEMA Virtual Education Adds Two New Sessions to May Calendar
SEMA Virtual Education remains committed to empowering industry professionals by sharing innovative strategies, information and learning through new and engaging webinars.
How Tire Members Can Support National Tire Safety Week
National Tire Safety Week provides tire industry businesses with an opportunity to educate motorists about proper tire care and maintenance, while increasing brand awareness and generating positive PR.
Important Updates for Hot Rod Industry Alliance Members
This event will provide HRIA members with details on new and existing programs, including those that will help members connect with other businesses and promote their brands to consumers.
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: '21 Ford F-150 AV (NextDroid) Prototype Spotted
This is a '21 Ford F-150 with an intricate AV ( setup on the roof of its cab.
New Products From E3 Spark Plugs, KBS Coatings, Metra Electronics and More
SEMA eNews highlights new products from industry companies each week. To have your product considered for upcoming issues, send product press releases to [email protected]

 ‌ // Law & Order                 

Trump Administration's "Independent Contractor" Rule Officially Withdrawn
The Biden Administration finalized a new rule to withdraw the independent contractor regulation issued in the closing days of the Trump Administration.

 ‌ // Global Update             

Grants Available to Defray Costs for SEMA Nordic and SEMA Reverse Trade Mission
U.S. government funds are available to defray the cost for participating in two upcoming SEMA programs designed to increase participants' export sales.

 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

Tesla Performance Expert Ben Schaffer to Answer Questions on EV Tuning and the Future of Performance Car Culture
Take part in the upcoming Facebook Live Chat featuring Ben Schaffer, founder of Bulletproof Automotive and Unplugged Performance.
Industry Mourns Passing of Bobby Unser
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser, one of the most colorful, outspoken and popular drivers in the history of IndyCar racing, died on Sunday, May 2, at his New Mexico home.
Movers & Shakers: Maxxsonics USA Welcomes Mark Lieber; Holley Appoints New CFO
News and updates from companies in the automotive specialty-equipment market.
Racing News: Dayco Sponsors Five Extreme Drift Teams
News and updates from around the motorsports industry.
ETTN Member Insight: Nikolas Wolgamott of PMAS Technologies Talks SEMA Garage Benefits and Grassroots Marketing
Nikolas Wolgamott of PMAS Technologies is the latest SEMA Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) member to share his insight on how his company has pivoted during the pandemic and utilized technology to keep business moving forward.
YEN Member Spotlight: Will Brock White of Bob Cook Sales Take Money From His Friends?
White is a manufacturer's representative at Bob Cook Sales—a sales, marketing and consulting company for automotive aftermarket manufacturers and resellers.

 ‌ // Shows & Events           

SEMA Show Exhibitor Service Manual Now Live
The digital SEMA Show Exhibitor Service Manual was developed to highlight links to all of the resources pertinent to having a successful exhibit at the Show.
Mark Your Calendars
Dates and locations have been scheduled for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, measuring sessions and activities.

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