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Hit the Throttle on the 2013 SEMA Show

HIT THE THROTTLE ON THE 2013 SEMA SHOW

 

This week, we’re in the vast halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2013 SEMA Show. After months of planning and preparation, we’re ready to make some noise at the greatest automotive trade show in the world.

 

The show doors have been opened and thousands of attendees are taking in the innovative rides and products greeting them at every turn. This “fashion show” for the automotive aftermarket has attracted a worldwide audience looking for the newest products and…

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Hit the Throttle on the 2013 SEMA Show

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

Scratching the Surface

Scratching the Surface

 

My earliest memories are loaded with inquisitive adventures. I was one of those kids who would take everything apart to examine and explore all of the inner workings of virtually anything I could get my hands on, just to see what made it function. Occasionally, I’d manage to put everything back in some semblance of working order, as well, which had the effect of encouraging my seek-and-dismantle missions. Oh, certainly, there were misadventures, and the Frankenstein-ing of a few less than fortunate items into, well, objects whose end…

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Scratching the Surface