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SEMA News—January 2016


Breaking News About the 2015 SEMA Show

Nearly 160,000 individuals attended the 2015 SEMA Show, including thousands of journalists seeking news to share with readers and viewers. For many, the resulting coverage is essential for learning about hot products, trends and the future of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Reporters often scour every inch of the Show floor to report on the best of the best.

Below are a few must-read clips that showcase new trends from the SEMA Show.
USA Today

USA TodayThe nation’s daily newspaper reported on several trends from the SEMA Show, including a 3D printed car that is expected to go on sale to the public in 2016.

While the one on display at the SEMA Show was a lower-speed electric version, the article noted that a more robust highway version may be available soon.

Stay tuned to USA Today for updates!

The Detroit News

Detroit NewsThe Detroit News, daily newspaper of the motor city, noted that many readers look forward to the consumer auto shows at the beginning of the calendar year. “But for many of us, the cars … sold at new-car dealerships are just the starter kits…. We can’t wait to personalize, to customize them to our own specific tastes.” The Detroit News went on to explain the allure—and breadth—of vehicle customization.


Las Vegas Review-Journal

LV Review JournalThe local Las Vegas newspaper, Las Vegas Review-Journal, reported on the strength of the SEMA Show. The paper reported on the estimated 2,400 exhibitors who represent the $36 billion aftermarket industry. It further reported on the 49th edition of the SEMA Show and that SEMA Ignited returned for its second year.

 Heard in Social Media

“21 Trends From #SEMA2015 That You’ll Be Copying in 2016….”
—MSN Autos on Twitter (@MSNAutos)

“Each year Howell Autotmotive attends The SEMA Show to see the latest trends.” —Howell Automotive on Twitter (@HowellAutoWV)

“Six Major Trends at SEMA 2015: Colorful LEDs, FrankenDatsuns, wild campers, and other major trends….” —Derek Mau on Twitter (@rpmreports)

“2015 SEMA Show Cruise: Like the Running of the Bulls—Just More Powerful!” —Efrain A Rascon (@efrascon) on Twitter

“There should be a #SEMA2015 support group for those who couldn’t attend. Real talk.” —Erica Ortiz (@Horsepower Heels) on Twitter

“Until next year @SEMA SHOW—thanks for another great show! #SEMA2015” —C2C Fabrication (@c2cfabrication) on Twitter


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