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Looking Through the Rear View Mirror at the SEMA Show

SEMA Show History

 

As we prepare to hit the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center for this year’s SEMA show, we wanted to look back on how this organization (originally known as the Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association) grew to become the biggest automotive trade show in the world. Formed in 1963, the SEMA organization consisted of pioneers in the high-performance parts business. To make SEMA more inclusive to accessory manufacturers and also to improve its image, SEMA changed its name in 1970 to the Specialty Equipment Market Association.
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Looking Through the Rear View Mirror at the SEMA Show

When the Hive was Alive – Looking Back at the Dodge Scat Pack

Original Scat Pack

It was the height of the swinging ’60s, when rock music, fashion and styles were being pushed to the limits. Women cut their hair short, while men grew their hair out. Astronauts orbited the planet in the tranquility of the peaceful heavens, while back on terra firma civil unrest ruled daily headlines.

 

The era also marked the ramping up of the muscle car wars. Soon, the design and engineering offices of Detroit’s Big Three were buzzing with the development of their own mid-priced hot cars to do battle with…

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When the Hive was Alive – Looking Back at the Dodge Scat Pack

1969 Coronet Super Bee

1969 Coronet Super Bee

 

As a member of the Dodge Scat Pack lineup, the Coronet Super Bee was a perfect fit: The bumblebee tail stripes and cartoon bee mascot were standard equipment. The concept was wildly popular—in fact, you can still buy a Super Bee today.

 

The Super Bee was introduced in mid-1968, and to tell the whole story, it wasn’t a Dodge original. At the start of the model year, Dodge’s sister brand Plymouth launched a new kind of muscle car called the Road Runner. This model took the lightest, lowest-price…

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1969 Coronet Super Bee