SEMA360 – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Mon, 10 May 2021 12:05:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.12 Oracle Lighting Features New Toyota Supra GR ColorSHIFT Headlight Upgrade During SEMA360 Online Event https://tiresandparts.net/news/oracle-lighting-features-new-toyota-supra-gr-colorshift-headlight-upgrade-during-sema360-online-event/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/oracle-lighting-features-new-toyota-supra-gr-colorshift-headlight-upgrade-during-sema360-online-event/#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:41:53 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=32803 The new type of installation process for this Supra ColorSHIFT DRL is incredibly simple,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “The installer does not need to dissemble the headlights because this type of DRL upgrade can be accessed from the back side of the headlamp. Simply remove the factory DRL circuit board and […]

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The new type of installation process for this Supra ColorSHIFT DRL is incredibly simple,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “The installer does not need to dissemble the headlights because this type of DRL upgrade can be accessed from the back side of the headlamp. Simply remove the factory DRL circuit board and install our ORACLE ColorSHIFT RGB+A circuit board using the original hardware and connect the boards to your ColorSHIFT controller and you are done. I wish that all of the headlight installations could be this easy.”

Oracle Lighting’s ColorSHIFT® RGBA DRL upgrade allows you to set the lights to be one single color, or use one of the ColorSHIFT® controllers to program hundreds of different colors and patterns. Then simply switch the lights back to white for legal on-road use. The RGB+A design includes turn signal functionality so that the DRL maintains an amber flasher feature like the factory turn signal.

According to the SEMA360 website, with the 2020 SEMA Show live event in Las Vegas not taking place and the industry recognizing the need for a viable marketplace during these challenging times, SEMA360 was created. As an online ecommerce solution taking place Nov. 2-6, 2020, SEMA360 focuses on manufacturer/attendee/media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education and unparalleled networking opportunities. SEMA360 will leverage the association’s exclusive manufacturer and attendee databases and media partnerships to provide participants with the best online experience and maximum value.

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, LA-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

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SEMA ANNOUNCES TOP 12 BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® AT SEMA360 https://tiresandparts.net/news/sema-announces-top-12-battle-of-the-builders-at-sema360/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/sema-announces-top-12-battle-of-the-builders-at-sema360/#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:23:57 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=32800 The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) today announced the Top 12 builders in the seventh annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition, the event that determines the builder the aftermarket community considers best. The 2020 Battle of the Builders Top 12 finalists are (by category): HOT ROD Andy Leach – 1971 Plymouth Cuda Brady Ranweiler […]

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The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) today announced the Top 12 builders in the seventh annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition, the event that determines the builder the aftermarket community considers best.

The 2020 Battle of the Builders Top 12 finalists are (by category):

HOT ROD
Andy Leach – 1971 Plymouth Cuda
Brady Ranweiler – 1963 Chevrolet two-door wagon
Kyle Kuhnhausen – 1964 Chevrolet Corvette

SPORT COMPACT
Chip Foose – 1974 Jaguar E-Type
Josh Croll – 2004 Subaru WRX STI
Todd Budde – 1993 Mazda RX7 FDS3

TRUCK/OFF-ROAD
Brad DeBerti – 2020 Toyota Tacoma
Mark Giambalvo 1965 Chevrolet C10 pickup
Randy Borcherding – 1971 Ford Ranchero

YOUNG GUNS
Austin Phipps – 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS
Cody Medeisis – 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Eli DeWitt – 1967 Pontiac LeMans

Judges and industry experts RJ DeVera (Meguiar’s), Cam Miller (HS Customs), Jeremiah Proffitt (Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers), and Mike and Jim Ring (Ringbrothers) narrowed the Top 40 competitors to these Top 12 finalists. The Top 12 finalists will judge one another with the winner named the Top Builder in the 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition on Friday, Nov. 6.

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SEMA BEST NEW PRODUCTS NAMED, FEATURED IN SEMA360 https://tiresandparts.net/news/sema-best-new-products-named-featured-in-sema360/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/sema-best-new-products-named-featured-in-sema360/#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2020 05:37:53 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=32735 The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the industry’s Best New Products Award winners, with the products featured this week in the inaugural SEMA360 online trade event. The winners, which are selected from more than 2,200 products in the SEMA360 New Products Showcase at www.sema360.com , Nov. 2-6, 2020, represent the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be […]

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The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the industry’s Best New Products Award winners, with the products featured this week in the inaugural SEMA360 online trade event. The winners, which are selected from more than 2,200 products in the SEMA360 New Products Showcase at www.sema360.com , Nov. 2-6, 2020, represent the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be consumable in 2021.

The annual awards, which are typically presented at the automotive industry’s leading trade event, the SEMA Show, recognize outstanding achievements in the development of products that enhance the performance, styling, comfort, convenience and safety of cars, trucks and SUVs. This year, the products and awards are presented online through SEMA360, the online event that is making it possible for auto parts manufacturers to connect with professional buyers from throughout the world.

Products are judged in 16 award categories, with one winner and two runners-up in each category. The top products are:

Collision Repair & Refinish Product
Winner: adasTHINK, adasTHINK
Runner Up: CollisionRepairTools.com, FAN™ 220 MIG / MAG / Brazing welder
Runner Up: P&S Detail Products, Iron Buster Wheel Decon

Engineered New Product
Winner: AEM Performance Electronics, VCU300 EV Control Unit
Runner Up: AFCO Performance Group, AFCO Air Adjustable Eyelet System
Runner Up: QA1, New 3″ MOD Series Shocks

Exterior Accessory Product
Winner: Curt Group, Tri-ball Universal Coupler Lock
Runner Up: Go Rhino Big Country Truck Accessories, SRM 500 Roof Rack
Runner Up: TrailFX, Roof Rack for JEEP(R) JL

Interior Accessory Product
Winner: Speedway Motors, Omega Avant 6 Gauge Set Electric
Runner Up: T.V.K. Industries, Inc., SURESHIFTER
Runner Up: Dometic, Dometic CCF-T Center Console Refrigerator

Merchandising Display
Winner: Go Rhino Big Country Truck Accessories, Go Rhino Point of Purchase Display Rack
Runner Up: Quadratec, Inc., Quadratec Merchandising Promo Kit
Runner Up: RaceDeck, RaceDeck Charred Oak Showroom & Garage Flooring

Mobile Electronics Product
Winner: Cedar Electronics – ESCORT/Cobra, ESCORT Redline 360c
Runner Up: AutoMeter, DashLink 2.0 with late model Ford enhanced PIDs
Runner Up: Energizer Holdings, Energizer Arc3 Lithium-iron Phosphate 300Wh, 350W Portable Power Station

Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product
Winner: Warn Industries, Inc., HUB Wireless Receiver & App
Runner Up: ARB 4×4 Accessories, Air Compressor – Pressure Control Unit
Runner Up: Westin/Superwinch, Overland Cargo Rack

Packaging Design
Winner: TS Booster, TS Booster
Runner Up: All-Fit Automotive, All-Fit Rim Trim – V2
Runner Up: AERO Detail Products, AERO SHIELD FLIGHT Ceramic 6 PACK

Performance-Racing Product
Winner: AEM Performance Electronics, PDU-8 Power Distribution Module
Runner Up: Performance Electronics, Dual Channel PE-Wideband O2 Kit
Runner Up: Performance Electronics, PE3-IG8 Ignition Controller

Performance-Street Product
Winner: DashLogic, SensorTap IAT / Baro Relocation Module
Runner Up: Red Roberts Inc. dba Driveline Component Co., ACCUVALVE
Runner Up: Edelbrock Group, Powerhouse® Retainer Degree Gauge Tool

Powersports Product
Winner: Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, Baja Pro X
Runner Up: Brandmotion, SummitView™ UTV Dual 1080p Camera System with High Definition 7″ DVR Monitor SUTV-2020
Runner Up: Wehrli Custom Fabrication, 2019-2020 Honda Talon  2 or 4 Seat X/R Front Bumper, without fair lead mount

Street Rod/Custom Car Product
Winner: FRI Exhibits/Flaming River Industries, MICROSTEER ELECTRIC POWER STEERING with speed sensor
Runner Up: Speedway Motors, LS Swap Radiator Hose Adapter
Runner Up: Vintage Air Inc., FrontRunner for the LT1 and LS

Tire and Related Product
Winner: Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, Baja Boss A/T
Runner Up: Bartec USA, Tech600Pro
Runner Up: ATEQ TPMS Tools, Quickset X Summer/Winter Tire Reset Tool

Tools & Equipment Product
Winner: Colourlock North America, Colourlock Scanner
Runner Up: Beta Tool USA, Beta Tools C27 S-Green Folding Tool Cart
Runner Up: CollisionRepairTools.com, ASTRA® PowerLift & Move

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product
Winner: Tire Stickers, Cerebrum Boost – Smart Tire Sensor Solution
Runner Up: Warn Industries, Inc., WARN Ascent XP Bumpers
Runner Up: AutoMeter, 95-98 Chevy Truck InVision Dash

Wheel and Related Product
Winner: Forgeline Motorsports, F01 Flow Formed Wheel
Runner Up: Design Infini, Drifz D09
Runner Up: BBS of America, BBS CI-R Bronze Anniversary Edition

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Oracle Lighting Features New Sidetrack™ LED Lighting System for Jeep Wrangler JK During SEMA360 Online Event https://tiresandparts.net/news/oracle-lighting-features-new-sidetrack-led-lighting-system-for-jeep-wrangler-jk-during-sema360-online-event/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/oracle-lighting-features-new-sidetrack-led-lighting-system-for-jeep-wrangler-jk-during-sema360-online-event/#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2020 05:09:35 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=32729 ORACLE Lighting’s new Sidetrack™ LED Lighting System is a stylish and functional upgrade for Jeep Wrangler JK models,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This tactical-inspired body cladding is equipped with multi-function integrated LED lights that provide benefits to both driver and passengers.” The light modules consist of a pair of injection-molded inserts […]

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ORACLE Lighting’s new Sidetrack™ LED Lighting System is a stylish and functional upgrade for Jeep Wrangler JK models,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This tactical-inspired body cladding is equipped with multi-function integrated LED lights that provide benefits to both driver and passengers.”

The light modules consist of a pair of injection-molded inserts that fit in the original body lines for a seamless look with an option to create a functional fender vent. Matte black panels provide an aggressive look that adds a rugged and tactical appearance to the Jeep. Installation requires no modification to the fender sheet metal…the cladding simply applies with included VHB adhesive.

The LED “Entry Light” features high-output white LEDs which is a side-light intended to illuminate the area outside of the vehicle for the driver and passengers approaching the vehicle at night. This convenient feature allows the driver and passengers to identify puddles, potholes, and other hazards when entering and exiting the vehicle. The entry lights are connected to the vehicle’s dome light circuit so the entry lights will activate when the vehicle is unlocked, when the doors open, and can be manually turned on with the factory control knob.

The LED “Turn Indicator” addresses a potential safety issue with the U.S.-spec Jeep Wrangler JK models which do not have a clear indicator on the side of the vehicle. This can be inconvenient when changing lanes with a vehicle is positioned in the Jeep’s blind spot…this blind spot is increased substantially on lifted vehicles. By adding a bright amber indicator in a clearly visible position, the Sidetrack™ provides a needed visibility benefit for lifted Jeeps.According to the SEMA360 website, with the 2020 SEMA Show live event in Las Vegas not taking place and the industry recognizing the need for a viable marketplace during these challenging times, SEMA360 was created. As an online ecommerce solution taking place Nov. 2-6, 2020, SEMA360 focuses on manufacturer/attendee/media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education and unparalleled networking opportunities. SEMA360 will leverage the association’s exclusive manufacturer and attendee databases and media partnerships to provide participants with the best online experience and maximum value.

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, LA-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

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SEMA360 UNITES GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY https://tiresandparts.net/news/sema360-unites-global-automotive-aftermarket-industry/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/sema360-unites-global-automotive-aftermarket-industry/#respond Tue, 27 Oct 2020 05:13:13 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=32625 The automotive specialty equipment industry typically gathers during the first week of November for the SEMA Show. Although the in-person event is not taking place this year, the industry will connect online through SEMA360. Taking place November 2-6, 2020, at  www.sema360.com, the trade-only online emarketplace is set to include more than 650 manufacturing companies and thousands of […]

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The automotive specialty equipment industry typically gathers during the first week of November for the SEMA Show. Although the in-person event is not taking place this year, the industry will connect online through SEMA360. Taking place November 2-6, 2020, at  www.sema360.com, the trade-only online emarketplace is set to include more than 650 manufacturing companies and thousands of attendees from throughout the world.

Like the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, SEMA360 will include live activities throughout the week, including a 24-hour vehicle build by Ryan Friedlinghaus and the West Coast Customs crew, a press conference from Toyota, appearances from celebrities and more. The stars of the week, however, have always been and continue to be the manufacturers and their new products, including 2,200 that will be included in the New Products Showcase and those that will be featured on the 330 project vehicles in the SEMA360 Builders Showcase.

Despite the consumer appeal of the SEMA Show, both the annual in-person event and the SEMA360 online event are trade-only and focus on helping businesses with new products and skills. Since the first SEMA Show in 1967 under the grandstands of Dodgers Stadium, small manufacturers have been able to launch their businesses to a worldwide audience of professional resellers, buyers and media. The SEMA Show has maintained its allure for small mom-and-pop shops exhibiting alongside established manufacturers and major automakers, and SEMA360 will continue that tradition. More than 100 participating manufacturers have never exhibited at the SEMA Show before. They help make up the 650-plus manufacturers representing every market segment of the automotive aftermarket.

From motorsports, hot rods and restoration, to off-road, restyling and collision repair, SEMA360 represents a $46.2 billion industry. Attendees include buyers, distributors and resellers from big box stores, as well as speed shops, installers, restylers, jobbers, and online retailers. Nearly 30% of the SEMA360 attendees are from outside of the United States, giving manufacturers greater opportunities to expand their markets.

“This will be the first time in more than 50 years that the SEMA Show will not take place in person,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “We’re pleased and excited to bring the industry together to connect and do business through SEMA360. The online platform is making it possible for the industry to celebrate SEMA Week during the first week of November. Manufacturers and buyers will be connecting and interacting, and they’ll be making history.”

The 650 Manufacturer Showcases, more than 2,200 new products and 30 education seminars are available only to those registered for SEMA360. Login credentials are required and will be sent to participants who are registered and approved. For more information or to sign up, visit www.sema360.com.

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VEHICLE BUILDERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMA360 BUILDER SHOWCASE https://tiresandparts.net/news/vehicle-builders-invited-to-participate-in-sema360-builder-showcase/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/vehicle-builders-invited-to-participate-in-sema360-builder-showcase/#respond Sat, 03 Oct 2020 06:59:30 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=32318 Applications for the SEMA360 Builder Showcase are now open at www.sema360.com. In the absence of the in-person SEMA Show, the new SEMA360 was created as a 100 percent online trade-only event that focuses on an ecommerce marketplace, new products, vehicle builds, and education for the automotive specialty equipment industry. Unlike the SEMA Show, where vehicle space is limited and vehicle […]

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Applications for the SEMA360 Builder Showcase are now open at www.sema360.com. In the absence of the in-person SEMA Show, the new SEMA360 was created as a 100 percent online trade-only event that focuses on an ecommerce marketplace, new products, vehicle builds, and education for the automotive specialty equipment industry.

Unlike the SEMA Show, where vehicle space is limited and vehicle applications must be submitted by a participating manufacturer, the SEMA360 Builder Showcase allows vehicle builders the opportunity to enter vehicles directly into the program.

“We’re excited to open up the SEMA360 Builder Showcase to all the talented builders across our industry,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “We wanted to put a spotlight on the trends and innovation that go into these vehicle builds every year while highlighting the people who bring the creations to life.”

The SEMA360 Builder Showcase will enable all builders, including seasoned and new builders, to reach an unlimited audience.

“This is truly a worldwide platform to show off the passion and creativity SEMA Week has become known for,” continued Gattuso. “The support we have had for SEMA360 has been tremendous, and we can’t wait to see what this new Showcase feature will bring.”

Applications to participate in the SEMA360 Builder Showcase must be submitted online here by Oct. 9, 2020. Builders must submit a complete application that includes vehicle information, up to 10 photos, and an optional 90-second builder highlight video. Builders may also apply through a SEMA360 participating manufacturer.

All entries in the SEMA360 Builder Showcase may also participate in SEMA Battle of the Builders. Now in its seventh year, SEMA Battle of the Builders is the foremost competition that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of SEMA vehicle builders. Select vehicles from the competition will be featured in the television special and in SEMA publications and websites, and plans are for the top vehicles and builders to be flown to Los Angeles for filming. Application and details for Battle of the Builders can be found at www.semabotb.com.

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