AutomotiveAddicts senior editor, Harvey Schwartz, goes to this years 2008 SEMA Auto Show – ‘EYE CANDY FOR THE ENTHUSIAST’
Las Vegas, NV: November 4, 2006: Las Vegas Convention Center-
Customized cars, hotrods, exotics, trucks, anything on four-wheels, is on display for the next four days at the SEMA Show. SEMA (Specialty Automotive Manufacturers Association) is the trade organization for the world-wide automotive aftermarket industry. Everything that you buy for your vehicle after your initial purchase is part of the automotive aftermarket.
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About 1,900 automotive aftermarket manufacturers meet in Las Vegas every year around this time to show their new and innovative product line to the tens of thousands of retail buyers and customizers from around the world. Last year’s sales figures exceeded $30-Billion.
Unfortunately, with the dramatic slowdown in the auto retail sector, sales for the aftermarket should also decrease, but no one knows by how much.
Nonetheless, this year’s show was spectacular, eye-candy for the enthusiast who enjoys seeing a vehicle taken to the extreme in paint color, exterior styling, horsepower, performance and interior enhancements to make the ride even more fun and enjoyable.
The SEMA Show is the world’s largest automotive show with more than 1,800 custom cars and trucks on display, inside and outside of the giant Las Vegas Convention Center for all to see.