Archive Sema July 2011

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

2011 Proposed State Laws That Could Hinder the Hobby  

 

Breaking News  

WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang Generates More Than $200K for Charity at
Barrett-Jackson

Media Gets First Look at the Latest Motorsports Products

SEMA Seeks Nominations for Hall of Fame  

SEMA Show & Events  

SEMA Show Vehicles Put to the Test on the SPEED Channel

2010 SEMA Show Photo Gallery: Mazda's Lineup With the
Specialty-Equipment Touch

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

10 Steps to Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and Sales Departments

Keep Your Customers Coming Back: Use These Great Unexpected Customer Service Tips

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—F-150 Raptor: New LED Lighting, More Off-Road Capability  

Law & Order  

Pro-Hobbyist Specially Constructed Vehicle Bill Introduced in Maryland

North Dakota Introduces Bill to Restrict Vehicle Modifications

Iowa Reintroduces Bill to Reduce Registration Fee for Limited-Mileage Antique Motor Vehicles

New York Reconsiders Taxing "Gas Guzzlers"

New York Reintroduces Bill to Provide for One-Time Historic Vehicle
Registration Fee

West Virginia Reintroduces Bill to Penalize Some Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

Maine Working Group Recommends Delays to Further Restrictions on Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

U.S. Department of Transportation Encourages SEMA Members to
Enter V2V Competition
 

Global Update  

Australian "Cash for Clunkers" Proposal Canceled Amid Strong Opposition  

People, Places & Racing News  

Racing News: Mike Conway Returns to Racing With Andretti Autosport

NHRA Unveils Its 60 Greatest Moments; Fans to Determine No. 1

SEMA Heritage—Paul Schiefer: A Look Back at SEMA's First Hall of
Fame Inductee

Movers & Shakers: Marty Furman Hired as Toyo Tire COO; AAIA's Lee Kadrich Retires

SEMA Council & Committee News: Inaugural WTC Conference and Product Showcase to Be Held Next Week at SEMA's Headquarters

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

Last week, SEMA member-companies and members of the media got together for the MPMC Media Trade Conference. The annual three-day event brings together motorsports parts producers with members of the working press for 30-minute, one-on-one meetings. The meetings provide manufacturers with the opportunity to introduce and discuss their new products while building working relationships with members of the media. All of the manufacturers participating in the event are also members of the association's Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC).

Listed below are the manufacturing companies (A–H) that participated in the event in 2011.
Read a recap of the event in this issue of SEMA eNews.

 

To access all of this week's eNews headlines, visit
http://www.sema.org/sema-enews/2011/4  

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

Two Court Cases Emphasize State Oversight of Resale Price
Maintenance Agreements
 

 

Breaking News  

SEMA Members: Last Chance to Update Your Membership Directory Profile

President Obama Asks Congress to Repeal Costly 1099 Reporting Requirement

SEMA's Zane Clark to Present Session on Maximizing Aftermarket Sales at
NADA Convention
 

SEMA Show & Events  

Technical Skills & Training Conference Delivers Tools to Boost Installer Skills

Photo Gallery—CRZ, S2000 and More Custom Hondas From the 2010 SEMA Show

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

Why Social Media Is Vital to Your Company's Brand, Image and Sales

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—Ford's Ranger Going Global: Bigger Size, Better Payload  

Law & Order  

Washington State Bill to Increase Fees for Collector Cars and Horseless Carriages Defeated

West Virginia Introduces Bill to Protect Hobbyists From Unfair
Exhaust-Noise Citations

West Virginia Bills to Lower Personal Property Tax Assessments on Antique Motor Vehicles

Pro-Hobbyist Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Reintroduced in New York

SEMA Opposes EPA Expansion of E15 Waiver to MY 2001 and Newer Cars

OSHA Abandons Noise Proposal  

People, Places & Racing News  

SICE USA/Teco Automotive Equipment Supports SEMA Cares

NHRA: Force Hood Expecting Child; Neff Steps Back Into Driver's Seat; Hight Named President of John Force Racing

Racing News: Kurt Busch to Make Drag-Racing Debut at Gatornationals

Movers & Shakers: Hun Oloi Earns WyoTech Dream Award Scholarship; HRE Opens European Division

NHRA Creates New Program for 2011 Super Stock and Stock Class Eliminations; National Class Performer Awards Up for Grabs

SEMA Council & Committee News: Twelve PRO-Member Manufacturers to Present Training Workshops at TSTC 2011  

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

SEMA Sets July 8 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day"  

 

Breaking News  

SEMA Members and Air Force Academy Can Collaborate

SEMA Seeks Nominations for Hall of Fame

Connect With Your Market Through SEMA News Magazine

Update Your 2011 SEMA Membership Directory Profile by February 2  

SEMA Show & Events  

Photo Gallery—TTs, R8s and More From Audi at the 2010 SEMA Show

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

K&N Engineering to Co-Host the 2011 "How to Build Horsepower" Seminar by David Vizard

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—Hyundai Genesis: New Styling, Naturally Aspirated 5.0L V8  

Law & Order  

White House and Congress Pledge Regulatory Review

Government Increases Employer I-9 Audits, Updates Compliance Manual

EPA Spray Paint Requirements Take Effect for Auto Body Shops  

People, Places & Racing News  

Movers & Shakers: Campbell Named Interim President for SCCA Pro Racing; Roush Yates to Supply Engines for Jeremy McGrath

Racing News: Lucas Oil Products Acquires Naming Rights for NHRA-Owned O'Reilly Raceway Park

NHRA: Johnny Gray Moves Over to Funny Car and Don Schumacher Racing

SEMA Council & Committee News: WTC Announces Exhibitor Line-Up for the Inaugural Learn & Show

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include "Hot Links" in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

 

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

SEMA Updates State Laws and Regulations Impacting Specialty Vehicles  

 

Breaking News  

Update Your SEMA Membership Directory Profile By February 2, 2011

Street Scene's Spagnola and SEMA's MacGillivray Discuss the Future of the Specialty-Parts Market on Public Radio Show  

SEMA Shows & Events  

SEMA Show Photo Highlights: The Industry in Action

Photo Gallery: Scion's Lineup From the 2010 SEMA Show

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

2011 SEMA Scholarship Application Available

21 Great Customer Service Tips—How Many Do You Use?

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—Chrysler's 200 Soft Top Spotted Camo-Free  

Law & Order  

Government Moves to Limit Debit-Card Swipe Fees

Former Auto Dealer Turned Lawmaker Covers Alt Fuels and Powertrain Issues  

People, Places & Racing News  

NHRA: Lucas Oil Acquires Naming Rights to Historic NHRA-Owned Facility
in Indianapolis

Movers & Shakers: Michalski Named Perfect Equipment Inc. CEO; Foose to Speak at NHRA Museum's Axes & Axles Workshop

SEMA Council & Committee News: Amy Faulk Inducted Into MPMC Hall of Fame  

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include "Hot Links" in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

Learn ACES Terminology to Maximize Sales Opportunities  

 

Breaking News  

WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang Ready for Barrett-Jackson Auction; Proceeds Benefit Children's Charities

FTC Validates Right to Install Aftermarket Parts
Consumer Alert Confirms Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Protections

Industry Veteran John Stewart Joins SEMA as Editorial Director

Ford Project-Vehicle Program Open; Submit Your Proposals Now

SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting Answers the Question, "How'd the
Show Go?"

Media: Register for MPMC Conference Here
Register Online, Pick Up Your Schedule On-Site

SEMA Show & Events  

Photo Gallery—Camaros, Chevelles, Silverados and More Chevys From the 2010 SEMA Show

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

Manufacturer Directory: All of the Exhibitors From the 2010 SEMA Show

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—Production-Ready 2012 Chevy Malibu Takes Winter Drive  

Law & Order  

SEMA Opposes E15 Waiver and Proposed Rule to Prevent Misfueling

Consumer Rebates Available for Installation of Running Boards

Help Protect the Industry From Unfair Government Regulation

Federal Agency Seeks More Wilderness Lands and Off-Roading Restrictions  

People, Places & Racing News  

Movers & Shakers: Jill Canuso Joins S&W Race Cars; Steve Jones Named PowerHouse Manager for Gale Banks

SEMA Council & Committee News: Russ Fuller of Revolution Supply Inc. Named a Featured Speaker for WTC Conference  

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

Offset Shipping Rate Increases With SEMA Member Benefit  

 

Breaking News  

Submit Your Nominations for SEMA Board of Directors, Chairman-Elect  

SEMA Show & Events  

2010 SEMA Show Photo Gallery—Cube, GTR, Titan and More From Nissan

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—Audi's A4 All-Road Heading Stateside?  

Law & Order  

Law & Order 2010: The Year in Review  

People, Places & Racing News  

Movers & Shakers: Jeffries to Retire from Federated Auto Parts; Vantage Awarded Patent for Rear Suspension on Wheelchair Minivan

SEMA Council & Committee News: PRO Releases Preliminary List of Speakers for Technical Skills & Training Conference  

Hot Links to Cool Sites  


SEMA councils and committees represent groups of SEMA members who share a common business purpose, member group or market segment. The group's members collaborate to identify common business goals, issues and challenges that require a special focus by the association. Council members work collectively to direct their energies toward achieving the group's goals.


All of the association's councils and committees are listed below. To learn more about the particular group, and to obtain contact information on how companies can get involved, click on the appropriate link.

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)
Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)
Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA)
Manufacturers' Rep Council (MRC)
Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC)
Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)
Street Performance Council (SPC)
Wheel & Tire Council (WTC)
Young Executives Network (YEN)
SEMA Business Technology Committee (BTC)
SEMA Scholarship Committee

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

Sales Strategies for Staying a Step Ahead of the Competition  

 

Breaking News  

Holiday Challenge: Fund a Set of Wheels for Severely Injured SEMA Member

Proposals Now Being Accepted for Ford's 2011 Project-Vehicle Program

Submit Your Nominations for SEMA Board of Directors, Chairman-Elect  

SEMA Show & Events  

SEMA Show Vehicle Photos at Your Fingertips

Photo Gallery—Toyota's Tundra, FJ, Camry and More From the 2010 SEMA Show

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

Identify Opportunities, Produce Parts Faster With SEMA Measuring Sessions

Reduce Order Errors, Increase Profits With Product Standards—Here's How

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—Snow Day Fun Run for the Camaro Z/28  

Law & Order  

IRS Releases 2011 Payroll Tax Withholding Tables for Tax Extenders Law  

People, Places & Racing News  

Movers & Shakers: Xydias Named Chairman of NHRA Museum Board; Driver Keith Rocco Honored for Record-Breaking Season

SEMA Council & Committee News: HRIA Releases Education & Training Day Workshop Schedule  

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include "Hot Links" in the subject line of the e-mail

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

New Conference Helps Wheel and Tire Companies Increase Sales, Drive Traffic  

 

Breaking News  

Submit Your Nominations for SEMA Board of Directors, Chairman-Elect

Media: Still Time to Register for Media Trade Conference

Manufacturers: Craft Parts for the 2012 Focus to Ford's Specs  

SEMA Show & Events  

SEMA Show Special Premieres on SPEED TV This Weekend

Photo Gallery—Mustang, Fiesta, F-150 and More From Ford at the 2010
SEMA Show

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here

Five Tips to Improve Your Company's Website  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—Ford Preps 2012 Grand C-Max for the States

"Ample and Easily Understood Product Information Helps Sell Products"—Business Technology Chairman Bob Moore  

Law & Order  

Senate Approves Tax Cut Compromise

U.S. Government Identifies Intellectual Property Rights Violations in China

IRS Standard Mileage-Rate Deduction for 2011  

People, Places & Racing News  

Racing News: Chip Ganassi Selected 2010 Economaki Champion of Champions

NHRA: Full Throttle Champs Pick Their BCS Bowl Favorites

Movers & Shakers: Tom Campbell Named Chairman of SCCA Pro Racing Board; Pioneer Releases List of Top 10 Road Trip Songs

NHRA Museum Celebrates Cars and Guitars

SEMA Council & Committee News: Shape the Future of the Motorsports-Parts Market With Your Peers  

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include "Hot Links" in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

Industry Trends for 2011: SEMA Council Leaders Preview the Coming Year  

 

Breaking News  

Nominations Open for SEMA Board of Directors and Chairman-Elect

Technical Skills & Training Conference Exhibitor Registration
Deadline Approaching

Manufacturers: Get the Specs You Need First-Hand for the Mazda5  

SEMA Shows & Events  

Photo Gallery—GMC People-Movers and Dirt-Haulers From the 2010 SEMA Show

Mark Your Calendars  

Market Snapshot  

12 Trendsetting Builders Forecast the Future of Hot Rodding  

Business Tools  

Leveraging Social Media Tools for Your Next Career Move

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here  

Law & Order  

Tax Cut Compromise Includes Payroll Tax Cut, R&D Credit Extension

Fenders No Longer Required on Iowa Hobby Cars

NHTSA to Mandate Rearview Cameras as Standard Equipment

IRS Issues Final Guidance on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

WTO Upholds Duties on Chinese Tires  

People, Places & Racing News  

Racing News: MasterCraft Safety Purchases Impact! Racing

NHRA: Force, Dixon, Manzo Lead NHRA Drivers Selected for AARWBA
All-America Team

Movers & Shakers: Ken Clapp and Michael Cohen Elected to NHRA Board; New Headquarters for Roush Performance

SEMA Council & Committee News: WTC Releases Preliminary Speaker Lineup for Its Inaugural Conference  

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include "Hot Links" in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

Get Involved, Join the Discussion at MySEMA  

 

Breaking News  

Submit Your Nominations Now for SEMA Board of Directors and Chairman-Elect

Industry Mourns the Loss of Bob DeYoung

Media: Register for the 2011 MPMC Conference by December 3 for the Best Schedule Possible

Scholarships Aid Students Preparing for Automotive Careers
2011 SEMA Scholarship Application Now Available

Last Chance to Preview Nissan's New Juke—Manufacturers Sign Up Here

SEMA News Highlights Newest Hot Rodding Trends Heading Into 2011  

SEMA Shows & Events  

Manufacturers Report: Impact of SEMA Show on Business

Photo Gallery—Dodge Challenger Stampede at the 2010 SEMA Show

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

Learn the Product Standards Essential to Selling More Parts

SEMA Webinar: Profit-Boosting Sales Strategies That Customers Love, Competitors Envy

Understand Competitive and Collaborative Tactics to Conduct Successful Business Negotiations

Job-Hunting? Top Industry Gigs Here  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—Ford's Fiesta-Based CUV Shows Some Metal Stateside  

Law & Order  

Senate Disagreement Stalls Repeal of 1099 Reporting Rule

SEMA Supports Redesigned Mileage Labels for New Cars  

Global Update  

21 Manufacturers Explore Market Opportunities in China—Here's What
They Found
 

People, Places & Racing News  

Racing News: Andretti Autosport and AFS Racing End Three-Year Partnership

NHRA: Massey Joins DSR for 2011 Season

Movers & Shakers: William Niedzwiecki, S. Kellie Colf, Michael Cardone Jr.,
Bill Stevenson

SEMA Heritage: NHRA U.S. Nationals Hit Detroit in 1959

SEMA Council & Committee News: MRC Partners With TeleNotes to Help Businesses Drive Sales  

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include "Hot Links" in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?  

Optimism High Among Buyers and Exhibitors  

 

Breaking News  

The SEMA Award: Hottest Car, Truck and 4X4-SUV Announced at the SEMA Show

Mike Spagnola Named 2010 SEMA Person of the Year

Prestigious Chairman's Service Award Presented to Bob Moore

Source Interlink Media Honored With President's Service Award

Industry Honors Michael Kunzman & Associates, Meyer Distributing, Painless Performance, Rick Sparks

Photo Highlights of the 2010 SEMA Show

New Products Showcase Features More Than 2,000 Entries—Here Are the Winners

It's Never Too Early to Start Planning for the 2011 SEMA Show

RTM Productions Announces Plans to "Search and Restore" Rides Nationwide

Manufacturers: Get the Specs You Need for the Honda Odyssey  

SEMA Show & Events  

Racing Legends Support PROJECT 1320 at the SEMA Show

What the National Media Is Saying About the 2010 SEMA Show

Click Here to See All of the Entries in the 2010 New Products Showcase

SEMA Councils Honor Industry Contributions at the 2010 SEMA Show

Ford and GM Recognize Design Excellence at the 2010 SEMA Show

Mark Your Calendars  

Business Tools  

Retail Setups That Draw Customers, Promote Sales

Tips for Managing Your Reputation Online

Improve Your Vehicle-Application Data, Improve Your Bottom Line  

New Products and Technology  

Spy Shots—0-62 MPH in 3.9 Seconds: Roding Roadster 23 Runs the Ring  

Law & Order  

SEMA and Industry Well-Positioned Following Historic 2010 Election

Californians Approve Prop. 26, Reject Prop. 23  

Global Update  

SEMA Show Exhibitors Recognized by International Journalists  

People, Places & Racing News  

Racing News: General Motors May Return to the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012

NHRA: Hagan and Force Battle for the World Title at Auto Club NHRA Finals

Movers & Shakers: Ohio Technical College Creates Edelbrock Academy; Curt Ukasik Named Goodguys Trendsetter

SEMA Council & Committee News: WTC Announces Date for Inaugural Conference and Product Showcase  

Hot Links to Cool Sites  

SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

 

 

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