“TODAY I STAND, AND I KNOW I DON’T STAND ALONE WHEN I SAY THIS > “REMEMBER YOUR ROOTS”
MONEY CAN MAKE PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS SOMETHING THEY ARE NOT, THE FACT THAT 52 YEARS LATER, TO FORGET THE REASON WHY SUCH ORGANIZATION WAS FORMED, HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN, MAKES ME SICK.
THERE IS A REASON WHY WE HAVE NEVER SEEN EYE TO EYE WITH SEMA, SIMPLE REASON THAT OUR VIEWS OF GRASSROOTS MARKETING IS SOMETHING OF THEIR ORIGIN AND TO SEE OTHER LIKE US RISE WITH A METHOD THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN, PUSHES THEM TO PUT STOPS ON OUR PATH THAT MAKE THEM FEEL AS THEY ARE THE GREAT.
I MAYBE HAVE ONLY BEEN A MEMBER OF THIS NOW CORRUPT ORGANIZATION FOR 4 YEARS BUT TO KNOW OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN SUCH FOR OVER 25 YEARS TO BE TREATED THIS WAY IS JUST SIMPLY MORALLY WRONG!” –
“Please note this is the only car that was confirmed to fill an ****** feature spot from your group. I am not sure why, but SEMA changed the rules this year without really informing anyone. This is not the first change they’ve implemented and not communicated. And if they did, it was poorly done.” – SEMA Exhibitor
“i spent over $15k to build this car and i get this email? that was my life savings right there…..is SEMA going to pay that back? they should’ve closed registration if they was oversold…..this is not fair” – SEMA Builder
JUST SOME OF THE COMMENTS WE GOT TODAY…. STAND AGAINST THIS DECISION.
TO The SEMA Show < to take away the one thing that pushes YOUR PAYING EXHIBITORS to participate in your show away is WRONG. I hope that who ever made this decision was properly instructed because you just caused for 40-60% of your exhibitors to take a double look at who they are really dealing with now.
**** THE DAY IS NOW! WE NEED TO STAND UP AND LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD! MANY HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIFES TO BUILDING FOR THIS SHOW IN WHICH LIFE SAVINGS, DIVORCES, FUTURES AND HONOR HAS BEEN LEFT ON THE TABLE TO LIVE A DAY LIKE TODAY****
#REMEMBERYOURROOTS > if you forgot here is a reminder.
JEFF MALDONADO / CEO & PRESIDENT OF 742 MARKETING
SEMA MEMBER SINCE 2012
It all began in 1963 when a group of small manufacturers who were suppliers of performance equipment for early hot rods organized their fledgling industry and called it “Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association” (SEMA).
The mission was practical and straightforward: develop uniform standards for certain products used in motorsports competition; promote the industry as a supplier to consumers involved in constructive activities of recreational and hobbyist value; develop programs to encourage improved business practices among member companies; and hold regular meetings to achieve unity as a business organization. In those days, all of the members were founders of companies that produced speed equipment exclusively (hence, the organization’s title).
At the outset, the pioneering companies operated free of the constraints that come from governmental regulations and their attending restrictions. They were as aggressive and progressive as their imaginations would allow, and the mostly small businesses flourished. Today, many of the original companies are very large, successful corporations, and some, such as Edelbrock, Ansen, B&M and Offenhauser, are known internationally for their product lines. Today, more than 40 years later, the small group of entrepreneurial operations has been joined by thousands of companies, designers, producers and suppliers of specialty products that span the gamut. From performance products for street and race applications to appearance accessories for late-model automobiles and light-duty trucks, SEMA-member companies contribute to the vitality and strength of a $29.9-billion-a-year retail industry.
SEMA eventually became the Specialty Equipment Market Association, embracing within its ranks all businesses in the distribution chain: manufacturers, warehouse distributors, jobbers, independent retailers, volume retailers, specialty stores (speed shops), sales agents, subcontractors and publishing companies. The membership categories even include racing teams, car clubs and special service organizations. The SEMA membership roster has steadily grown and continues its upward climb. Today there are more than 6,382 corporate members. Products supplied by the industry are in demand not only in the United States, but also throughout the world.
In the recent past, membership in SEMA has been increasingly important to businesses active in producing and/or marketing specialty and performance products. The founders in 1963 could not have imagined the eventual scope of SEMA as a guardian and leader in industry affairs. Since the introduction of California regulations in the ’60s, federal and state governments and regulatory agencies have proposed, introduced and promulgated a variety of restrictive measures. Although they were sometimes introduced in the name of clean air and improved safety standards, the laws and regulations are too often overly broad in scope and fail to consider less obvious repercussions and detrimental effects on businesses.
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All those that pre-register before tomorrow’s closing registration time, will get 1 of these #SSTIV Decal in the gift bag along with some other sponsors swag.
Parts of the proceeds of the event are to benefit THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – BREAST CANCER ASSOCIATION.
742 has been donating to this organization for over 7 years and we wont stop now. With over $15k in donations and with a long way to go to reach our $50k in 10yrs goal we know we can break that before the time is up.
THESE DECALS WILL BE SOLD THE DAY OF EVENT AND FOR EVERY DECAL SOLD WE WILL DONATE $2 TO THE FUNDRAISER.
Help us bring awareness while enjoying a free car show for you and your family. YES it’s free to spectate, FREE to park and very low cost to participate in the car show which will consist of some of today’s baddest Enthusiast built rides, SEMA builds and some local vendors.
Special thanks to @pep boys speed shop santa clarita for joining the tour and we hope to see you all there saturday!
CAR SHOW COMPETITORS ROLL IN INFORMATION:
Vehicle Roll in: 9am-10am
Event Start Time: 11am
Event End Time: 4pm
PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS TOMORROW $25
DAY OFF REGISTRATION $30
#SSTIV SANTA CLARITA 2015 > The final stop of the tour.
THESE TEE’S WILL BE SOLD THE DAY OF EVENT AND FOR EVERY SHIRT SOLD WE WILL DONATE $5 TO THE FUNDRAISER.
theCOLLABO > Koncrete Jungle X Sevenforty2 Clothing
Here is a sneak preview of what we have in stored for SEMA 2015.
Stay tuned…….. #742RIDES
Special thanks to Mishimoto for giving #tiffanyFRS it’s proper farewell marketing respect by using several of its final shoot and look before we parted ways with the SCION FRS.
It’s crazy how life is…..one day am making a decision to take 742 to the next level so i quite my 9 to 5, then am asked, to bring in to our network 2 of the most talked about builds from Japan and the next day am having a conversation with a FORD Corporate rep about a SEMA Project that was presented to 742 Marketing by Extreme Dimensions that consist of a 2015/16 Ford Mustang Convertible for their client Covercraft who’s exhibit space is located in the heart of the SEMA show floor in Central Hall.
742 Marketing has been working hard every year to be able to get recognized and potentially land an opportunity to build show vehicles for not just a company but a car Manufacturer like Ford and to finally get recognized for what we do in our industry.
This milestone comes as a stepping stone to our company’s long term goals, of being called as one of the leading sources for manufacturers world wide, for our fleet of show vehicles that expand the entire U.S. and with enough efforts and dedication, of the world.
A special thanks goes to Tony Madrigal of Savini Wheels who we have been affiliated with for several years while still at DUB, for giving us the lead and opportunity to take our company to the next level.
Well, Now with SEMA fast approaching, the 742 Marketing team will work around the clock to make sure that our first debut of a corporate build is the best we can ever give.
So stay tuned as we take on #theSTANG Project by #742RIDES and make sure to follow our other 35 builds as they debut at this years show.