A Message From Wade Kawasaki

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      I t 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. For many of us, the SEMA Show has become a long-standing annual tradition—a gathering place to renew old friendships and create new ones. As your chairman, I’d like to extend a special welcome this year to the younger generations of SEMA Show attendees. We have a tremendous opportunity for our association to set in motion new programs designed to attract the interest of today’s most creative youth. Through these initiatives, we are supporting industry growth and fostering the...
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Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation Asking for Donations for California Wildfire Victims

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By SEMA Editors       The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) is asking for donations for those who have been impacted by the wildfires spreading across Northern California. The foundation works with people in the industry to alleviate financial stress associated with significant loss or tragedy. Tax-deductible donations to AACF can be made online , by mail at P.O. Box 864520, Orlando, FL, 32886, or by calling 772-286-5500. Those in need are asked to complete the new, simple application on the AACF website. One SEMA member, DP Brands/Flowmaster, has reported that several employees were affected by the fires. They have raised more than $22,000 via their GoFundMe page . Organizations that have already contributed generously to AACF include SEMA, Auto Care Association, MEMA, XL Parts, National Pronto/Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), CAWA, Mighty Auto Parts, Custom Automotive Network (formerly PWA), Engine Performance Warehouse, The Shop, Standard Motor Products, Race...
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SEMA Show Layout—What’s Happening, Where to Park

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By SEMA Editors Gold Lot   SEMA Ignited features Drifting demonstrations, a cacklefest, hundreds of custom vehicles, the announcement of the Battle of the Builders® winner and more.     Head to the Gold Lot for Kia Stinger Demonstrations Kia Motors America will show off its new Stinger GT at the SEMA Show. Located in the Show’s Gold Lot across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the automaker will have two courses to entice Showgoers—a high-performance drifting deomnstration drive, and a 0-60 mph-0 ride and drive where attendees can get behind the wheel of Kia’s 2018 Stinger. Unwind at SEMA Ignited—The Show’s Official Afterparty SEMA Show week culminates at SEMA Ignited, the official after-party across the street in the Gold Lot, just a short walk from the LVCC. Open to the public and starting immediately after the Show closes, the annual event gives consumers the opportunity to...
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SCRS to Host Two SEMA Show Events About the $42 Million Texas Verdict

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By SEMA Editors   Todd Tracy     The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has created two events that will put SEMA Show attendees in the room with Todd Tracy, lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Seebachan vs. John Eagle Collision. The first session, “The Anatomy of a Lawsuit: The Crucial Details of the $42 Million Verdict,” has been newly added to the agenda as a result of the trial’s results. It will be held Wednesday, November 1, from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., in Ballrooms D–E in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. A registration link will soon be announced for this session. For those in the collision-repair industry, there is perhaps no bigger news story right now than the October 1 verdict, when a Texas jury found a Dallas-based collision-repair center liable for incorrect repairs that led to increased severity in the crash of a ’10 Honda Fit....
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