The SEMA Town Hall Meeting program—a series of informal gatherings where members and potential members can network with local industry leaders and SEMA staff to share the challenges and opportunities facing their businesses—will return for 2012.
Mustang GT500, BMW M3, VW GTI, Camaro ZL1
UPS—the official logistics provider of NASCAR—will feature its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan at this year’s SEMA Show. Kicking off the day speaking at the New Products Breakfast, Ragan will also be at the UPS booth the morning of Tuesday, November 1, to sign autographs.
Honda Ridgeline, Volkswagen CrossPassat, Honda CR-V, Corvette C7
After two successful years, the Opinion Leaders Program will once again expand at the 2011 SEMA Show. Through the research project, some of the nation’s most active and influential automotive enthusiasts are called upon to help industry professionals identify future trends by attending the Show and providing first-hand feedback on the products and vehicles that debut.
Mustang GT500, BMW 1-Series GT, Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Tesla Model S
A new book tells the story of the Chrisman family and their contributions to the early Southern California hot-rod movement. Written by Tom Madigan and published by Ed Justice Jr. (EJJE Publishing Group), The Chrisman Legacy—Always Faster covers how Evert “Pops” Chrisman and his sons, Art and Lloyd, earned reputations for being honest and fair while constructing high-quality hot rods.
Toyota FT-86. Ford Escape, Chevrolet Sonic MPV, Dodge FIAT Compact
Nate Shelton of B&M Automotive Group was elected chairman-elect of SEMA and will join five newly elected Board of Directors members to help lead the association in the 2011–2012 term. Shelton fills the position that was held for the past two years by Scooter Brothers of Comp Performance Group. Brothers begins serving as chairman at the association’s summer Board meeting in July. The newly elected Board volunteers include Tim Martin of K&N Engineering; Steve Wolcott of ProMedia LLC; Jim Chick of Bestop Inc.; J.R. Moore of Performance Warehouse; and Greg Adler of Transamerican Auto Parts.