1. Timely Guidance on Government Regulation of Emissions-Related Aftermarket Parts

    EPAIf you manufacture emissions-related aftermarket parts for highway vehicles, those parts will likely need to be tested to confirm that vehicles still meet applicable clean-air standards after the parts have been installed. Here is what you need to know:

  2. ADAS Q&A With John Waraniak

    ADASWhile identifying multiple growth opportunities for the specialty-equipment industry, the recently released “SEMA Advanced Vehicle Technology Opportunities Report” (see p. 90) predicts specific growth potential in the area of lateral-collision avoidance systems. To better understand this advanced driver assistance (ADAS) technology, SEMA News turned to SEMA Vice President of Vehicle Technology John Waraniak.

  3. Complying With California Proposition 65’s New Regulations

    Prop 65Proposition 65 is a California law that gives consumers and their attorneys the ability to sue businesses that do not include warning labels on products containing chemicals associated with cancer and birth defects. If you are already familiar with the labeling requirements of Prop. 65, you know that it can be difficult to comply with the law and that compliance can be costly. It’s about to become worse. Products manufactured after August 30, 2018, will be subjected to updated regulations with more onerous labeling requirements. This article outlines what you need to know about the new requirements.

  4. He With The Best Cataloging Will Win

    SDCLast year at the SEMA Show, I led a presentation with a few of my colleagues held during our SEMA Data Co-op Education Day. During my portion, I presented that data will continue to be at the heart of every organization. Data drives business decisions, operational improvements and sales. As a group, we tried to drive home the fact that high-quality product data is a critical component in successfully marketing to consumers. It is the ultimate competitive differentiator.

  5. The Mongoose Legacy

    MongoosePetersen Publishing Company photographer Eric Rickman was in the pits at Riverside International Raceway in June 1966 to catch this shot of Lou Baney, owner of the Brand Motors Special Top Fueler, buckling in Tom “Mongoose” McEwen before a pass at the Hot Rod Championships.

  6. Our Industry Heritage: Recognition and Preservation

    Chris Kersting

    SEMA is an industry collective representing all facets of the specialty aftermarket, and we are fortunate that our industry is also part of a rich American automotive culture. In this issue of SEMA News, we honor individuals who have made a distinct contribution to our industry through invention, innovative practices or conspicuously outstanding service. Their stories will be added to the trove of life stories we admire in the SEMA Hall of Fame. But the Hall of Fame is just one way in which the association seeks to gather and preserve our industry’s unique slice of automotive history and heritage. SEMA is working on other fronts as well.

  7. Movers & Shakers: Avery Dennison Accepting “Wrap Like a King” Challenge Submissions

    News and updates from across the specialty-equipment industry.

  8. Racing News: Jeff and Eric Fredette Win the 2018 Great Race

    Racing news and updates from around the industry.

  9. SCRS to Debut IDEAS Collide Showcase at SEMA Show

    Presentations must be submitted by July 31 for consideration.

  10. SEMA Show Press Conference Applications Due July 27

    Applications to be included on the official SEMA Show press conference schedule are available.