It is my pleasure to welcome exhibitors, attendees and enthusiasts to the 2017 SEMA Show. It’s here that more than 160,000 attendees with a common interest come together to see the latest trends in automotive innovation reflected in revolutionary new products and vehicles showcasing them in a highly effective marketplace. There’s no question about it: If you are looking for opportunity, you have come to the right place.
Sung Kang, most widely known for playing Han in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, talks with SEMA Chairman-elect Wade Kawasaki about the inspiration behind the actor's ’73 Datsun 240Z SEMA Show vehicle.
SEMA News: Why are you running for chair-elect on the SEMA Board of Directors (BOD)?
Wade Kawasaki: I was 10 years old and working at my father’s gas station in L.A., watching musclecars and hot rods drive in and out, when I realized that this is my passion. My passion is what drives me, and it has been a dream come true to work and learn about everything in our industry, from manufacturing to distribution. I have had the opportunity to travel the globe doing business, attending cool car shows and speaking on behalf of the aftermarket.