Posts Tagged ‘SEMA’

The New Products of the 2022 SEMA Show

Nov 9th, 2022

The 2022 SEMA Show wrapped up on Friday, November 4, serving up a new slate of products and services for window film industry professionals. Installers and business owners returned to their shops with future successes in mind. “We have some new products,” said Pierre Chraghchian, CEO of American Standard Window Film. “On the flat glass […]

A Sin City Slideshow

Nov 9th, 2022

The SEMA Show is home to an automotive industry propelled by restyling and car care accessories—namely window film, paint protection film (PPF) and ceramic coatings. The West Hall featured dozens of annual exhibitors, and it was a lot to take in. Let’s scroll through my event camera roll and re-live the event in full focus. […]

The Solutions of the 2022 SEMA Show

Nov 4th, 2022

As the sun sets on the 2022 SEMA Show, the film industry’s many suppliers prepare to showcase their products to current and prospective dealers during Friday’s finale. For Dr. Tim Gerasimov, Matt Phillips and the team at Legend Paint Protection Film, a brand new paint protection film (PPF) is in the cards. “The new product […]

Meeting in the Middle: Attendees and Exhibitors Align at SEMA

Nov 3rd, 2022

As attendees and exhibitors reflect on day two of the 2022 SEMA Show, day three dawns and delivers new opportunities for growth. 40-year industry veteran Mel Villalon of Paradise Tinting in Long Beach, Calif., has seized SEMA’s potential since the 1990s. Long-Term Attendance “I have been coming to SEMA since the early ‘90s—probably 15-plus times,” […]

Wrap of the Week: STEK’s Dyno Blue Chrome PPF

Nov 2nd, 2022

The Las Vegas convention center is home to a plethora of paint protection film (PPF) solutions. STEK made quite the splash by unveiling its brand new protective wrap on a BMW M4 Competition turned pickup truck. “This is a TPU-based PPF,” says Howard Goldberg, operations manager at STEK. “It’s nine-mil thick layered film with an […]

Avery Dennison Adds November Supreme Wrapping Film Training Class in Spanish; Announces 2023 Training Schedule

Nov 2nd, 2022

The Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Supreme Wrapping Film Training Class is back with a November 15-16 class specifically created for the wrap installer seeking training and instruction in Spanish. Avery Dennison also announced that it will be including Spanish-language classes as a regular part of its 2023 vehicle wrap training program. For the November 15 […]

Dodge Shows Banshee Concept Performance EV, Tips 455-670 hp

Nov 2nd, 2022

A new version of the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept is coming to the annual SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas from Nov. 1-4. It’s called the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept, and it previews a drag racing version of the car, as well as power upgrades to be offered through Dodge’s Direct Connection aftermarket […]

Welcome to My Tech Talk

Jan 12th, 2022

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop bridged the West Hall and North/Central/South Halls at the 2021 SEMA Show. Designed to transport more than 4,400 convention attendees per hour, the tunnels offer a glimpse into the future. Here are three forms of rising technology with possible industry implications. 1. Autonomous Vehicles A recent video from […]

Just a Click Away

Nov 24th, 2021

Today’s digital landscape has positives and negatives. It’s easy to fall into the black hole that is the smartphone. The daily scroll can be overwhelming, and there is so much to keep up with—social media, streaming platforms, video games, podcasts, music and distressing news. During the 2021 SEMA Show, I experienced a powerful byproduct of […]

Hitting the Jackpot

Nov 17th, 2021

I talked about my passion for car shows in June, sharing the memories I made with my dad at the 500,000 square-foot Atlanta International Auto Show. Year after year, I was up close and personal with the hottest cars of the year. I traveled to the 2021 SEMA Show for work this year, but I […]

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