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SLOTS FILLING FAST FOR 2008 HONDA ACCORD MEASURING SESSION

SEMA Manufacturing members are invited to get a look at the new, redesigned-for-2008 Honda Accord coupe and sedan at an upcoming measuring session, Friday, Sept. 7, in Torrance, California. Cameras are permitted at the session, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

The deadline to register is Friday, August 31. E-mail responses with name(s), company name, address, phone number and e-mail address to: measuringsession@sema.org

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR NEW G-SERIES VAN PREVIEW IS THIS FRIDAY

Upfitter Integration, on behalf of General Motors Vehicle Engineering and GM Fleet & Commercial Operations, is extending an invitation to SEMA Manufacturer members to attend a product review for the 2008 Express/Savana vans and cut chassis, August 21 and 22, at the Wentzville Assembly Center in Wentzville, Missouri.

Discussions on product changes for the 2008 model year G van and G cutaway chassis, as well as the introduction of the 2009 model year G Cutaway Commercial Chassis (14,050 GVW; gas and diesel), will anchor the session agenda.

TURN ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL CHALLENGES INTO SOLUTIONS

SEMA’s upcoming Technical Briefing Seminar on Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems will provide members with an overview of the impact of ESC implementation on the specialty-equipment industry. Representatives from Toyota, Bosch and Mechanical Simulation Corporation will be on hand to offer attendees a basic technical understanding of ESC, as well as practical approaches for determining compatibility and system integration of a given aftermarket product with ESC.

INDUSTRY GATHERS TO CELEBRATE HALL OF FAME HONOREES, SUPPORT CHARITY

More than 600 members of the industry joined the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser in Irvine, California, July 27, to honor 2007 inductees Russ Deane, Ron Funfar and Nate Shelton, and to raise nearly $200,000 for children's charities Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp. They also came to thank nine members for their service to the SEMA Board of Directors, as well as welcome 10 new members to the Board.

NEXT FRIDAY IS DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR MPMC MEDIA CONFERENCE

Next Friday, August 10, is the deadline for members of the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) to register as exhibitors of the 2008 MPMC Media Trade Conference. Complete event information, a schedule and a registration form are available for download by clicking here.

Due to the popularity of the conference and its annual sold-out status, members are encouraged to reserve space now. Space is limited to 100 exhibitors. The event is set for Tuesday, January 22–Thursday, January 24.

CONTINENTAL TIRE SIGNS ON AS 2007 SEMA SHOW MEDIA CENTER SPONSOR

Continental Tire has signed on to sponsor the 2007 SEMA Show media center, which will be called the Continental Tire Media Experience.

Located near the show floor and specifically designated for qualified journalists covering the event, the Continental Tire Media Experience provides access to exhibitor publicity and media materials, complete with newsroom equipment for those who file stories during the show. The Continental Tire Media Experience features:

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