1. SDC User Forum Is Live and Waiting for You

    SDC LogoEvery year, the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) conducts a user group meeting at the SEMA Show. This face-to-face meeting serves as a great opportunity for our team to ask the following questions.

  2. Jeeps and Side-by-Sides

    JeepIt’s no secret that off-roading—especially Jeeping—drives one of the specialty-equipment industry’s largest segments. With roots to the post-World-War-II era when returning servicemen began discovering American backroads with their trusted surplus Jeeps, the off-road category remains a wildly diverse playground for specialty-equipment parts, accessories and lifestyle products. What’s more, Jeeping and recreational off-roading have spread to emerging international markets in the last decade, notably China and the Middle East. The mainstreaming of off-road motorsports is in part responsible for this vigorous segment’s growth, but the real race nowadays is among OEMs to win the attention of consumers who have never blazed a trail but would like to.

  3. Jack’d Off-Road

    Jack'd Off-RoadAaron Gable and James Herring began their careers in the automotive industry like so many pioneers: with genuine passion. Bitten by the off-roading bug early, their enthusiasm for the hobby dates back to their childhoods. Growing up just a few miles apart in rural Georgia, the duo spent years with wrenches in their hands, learning every nook and cranny of what’s under the hood. Ultimately, their fun weekend activities created the foundation for Gable and Herring to become co-owners and operators of Jack’d Off-Road.

  4. Gurney 500

    GurneyThe entry list for the 1966 running of the Motor Trend 500 NASCAR race at Riverside International Raceway read like a who’s who of iconic stock-car stars, as well as talented wheelmen from other racing disciplines: Richard Petty, A.J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough, Mario Andretti, David Pearson, Tiny Lund, Bobby Allison, Dick Guldstrand and many, many more.

  5. Keeping Up With Technology

    Chris Kersting

    As many members know, SEMA opened the SEMA Garage a little less than five years ago. The facility and its staff exist to help our manufacturer members with product development. Member utilization of the Garage makes clear that the industry is becoming more tech savvy, with wide use of SEMA’s library of OEM CAD data (Tech Transfer), sophisticated scanning devices and rapid prototyping technologies. That’s a positive outcome, and now we want to encourage more members to turn to the Garage to capture opportunities—and overcome challenges—as the industry addresses increasingly complex vehicle technology.

  6. Reserve Your Show Hotel Room Now, Receive a Guaranteed Low Rate

    Take advantage of the hotel and travel discounts negotiated by SEMA Show management.

  7. SEMA Data Co-op’s Video Library—No Card Required

    The SDC’s free video library covers everything from how to begin the data standardization process through advanced training on the nuts and bolts of application data and product information.

  8. West Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Establish a State Trail Authority

    A bill to establish a State Trail Authority within the West Virginia Development Office has been passed by the Senate and sent to the House Rules Committee.

  9. Virginia Bill to Title Military Surplus Off-Road Vehicles Passes Senate; Goes to Governor for Approval

    The Virginia Senate approved a bill that would allow qualifying military vehicles to be registered and operated on public roadways.

  10. Utah Bill to Ease Window Tinting Restrictions Dies as Legislature Adjourns

    A bill allowing window tinting that met the minimum standard of 25% light transmittance died as the Utah legislature adjourned.