SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor outstanding persons in the industry who have enhanced the stature of, or significantly contributed to, the industry and/or association's growth.
John Stewart has
joined SEMA as editorial director. In this role, he will supervise the monthly SEMA
News magazine, the Show publications and SEMA eNews. His
responsibilities include managing the SEMA News staff and collaborating
with SEMA executive staff to promote and effectively communicate the
association's news with members, while also serving as a voice for SEMA member
Electronic cataloging and inventory controls have revolutionized the
way business partners communicate with one another and how they provide
information to consumers. The Internet is an incredibly efficient way
for end users to find products, educate themselves about product
benefits and specifications and find the best retail option available.
If properly managed and maintained, electronic product information
systems can reduce ordering errors and returns and increase bottom-line
profits. The key is to put product data into an industry-standard
format that allows the computer systems of all
participants—manufacturers, distributors and jobber/retailers—to read
and recognize product information. That includes everything from part
numbers and pricing to descriptions and dimensions. [Read more]
While technology has been an undeniable force in the evolution of the automobile, it has determined how cars and car parts are sold. From the first handbills to newspaper and magazine advertising to broadcast media and now the Internet, technology inevitably changes the way manufacturers, distributors and retailers sell their wares. As electronic cataloging has evolved over the past decade, the availability of parts suppliers, sellers and end users to source and find parts has gone from tedious to instantaneous—so long as sufficient and correct product information is available. Simply put, ample and easily understood information helps sell products. [Read more]
Students preparing for careers in the automotive industry may be
eligible to receive financial awards ranging from $1,000-$4,000 through
the 2011 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF). The scholarship
application, which is due April 1, 2011 and requires college
transcripts and letters of recommendation, is now available at
Every year there are a handful of vehicles that become the stars of the SEMA Show. To celebrate these standouts, SEMA officials will announce three SEMA Awards, Hottest Car, Hottest Truck and Hottest 4x4-SUV for the very first time ever.
The inaugural SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the
Hottest Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep
Wrangler for the Hottest 4x4-SUV, during the 2010 SEMA Show in Las
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards at the New Products Awards Breakfast held this week at the 2010 SEMA Show. The event serves as a kickoff just prior to the official opening of the show, and it recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market. This year, there were more than 2,000 new products submitted for consideration.
See what products and
accessories are available for today's hottest cars, trucks and SUVs by visiting
The website includes a list of SEMA Show exhibitors that make products for the
vehicle models most likely to be named the "hottest car," "hottest truck" and
"hottest 4x4-SUV" at the 2010 SEMA Show.
of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and the SEMA Show report a
7 percent increase in attendee registrations compared to the same time last
year. More than 84,500 registrations have been received to date, an increase of