SEMA’s Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) announced that Carl Robinson and George Finch will be inducted into the WTC Hall of Fame during the 2017 SEMA Show.
Wheel & Tire Council (WTC)
The Wheel and Tire Council (WTC) held its annual industry reception, Tuesday evening, at the Renaissance Hotel Pool Deck.
The annual SEMA Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) long-range planning meeting (LRP) was held in February at SEMA’s headquarters in Diamond Bar, California. The council gathered to clarify and discuss current projects and initiatives and to explore new possibilities.
Replacing wheels can create an enormous change in the appearance of any vehicle, and properly selected wheels are also performance parts that reduce unsprung weight and improve handling.
From the influence of Internet sales to the integration of new materials and advanced manufacturing processes, the tire and wheel industries remain in flux. A tire tariff that threatened significant upheaval seems to have been overstated, but brick-and-mortar retailers are seeing the unmistakable effect of online sales. On the wheel side, flow forming, carbon fiber, concave designs and translucent colors are emerging trends.
A Show floor look at just a few styles of wheels and tires on display at the 2015 SEMA Show.
SEMA's Vehicle Technology department has been working with the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) on advanced-vehicle technology and a performance aftermarket education program for several years.