For those who will be attending, we hope to have at least 2 after-show get togethers. Wednesday evening we want to get together for dinner at the Macaroni Grill in Henderson. It is about 10 miles from the Convention Center, but away from the large crowds, too. If you want to join us, let me know, and I'll post some information here and to you individually. If transportation is an issue, speak up as soon as you can, and it should be possible to help you get in on the evening's activities. Thursday is a bit up in the air, but in the able hands of some of the local Las Vegas guys. We'll try to let everyone know what is happening then.
I hope everyone has gotten their credential paperwork in the mail. Remember that you have to take that document and go to check-in at one of the locations (airport, certain hotels, or the SEMA Show Registration office to get your credential holder, or you will not be able to get into the Convention Center or the Sand Expo Center.
PLEASE READ NOTE #2 below!!!!!! Tell all of those in your area you know who are attending SEMA about the mandatory 2-ID requirement as a security precaution.
I know I am really looking forward to seeing many of you there--should be a blast!
2001 SEMA SHOW*ITE UPDATE -- October 22, 2001
* GUIDE TO HELP ATTENDEES PLAN FOR THE SHOW MAILED LAST WEEK
The Show Guide -- a 20-page brochure filled with details on the SEMA
Show*ITE specialty areas, special events, schedule, exhibitor list,
educational opportunities and more -- was mailed last week to all
preregistered attendees. The brochure is designed to help attendees
plan their Show schedule.
* SHOW ATTENDEES MUST HAVE VALID IDENTIFICATION: As part of the
extensive security plan that has been put into place for the SEMA
Show*ITE, Show attendees will be required to have TWO FORMS of
identification (one of which must include a photograph) when
registering or obtaining a badge holder at the event.
* REGISTRATION FEE FOR SEMA CONFERENCE WAIVED FOR SEMA MEMBERS: The
registration fee for the SEMA Transportation Transformation
Conference has been waived for SEMA members. The all-day event at the
Hilton Hotel on Mon., Oct. 29, will mark the conclusion of the
Michelin Challenge Bibendum. Eduoard Michelin, Carroll Shelby and
other industry leaders will discuss the automotive industry's
developments and progress toward producing more environmentally
friendly vehicles. A $25 fee will be charged for those members
attending the luncheon. Tickets for non-SEMA members are $200 --
inclusive of the lunch fee.
* PROJECT VEHICLES TO BE FEATURED THROUGHOUT LVCC
Be sure to check out the nearly 1,000 vehicles on display at the 2001
SEMA Show*ITE. They can be found outside and throughout the Las Vegas
Convention Center -- decked out with specialty automotive accessories
* SAE AFTERMARKET SYSTEMS GROUP SCHEDULES MEETINGS
ASG committees will hold meetings during SEMA Show week, which are
open to all current committee members as well as manufacturers
interested in learning more about the ASG and the development of
material specifications in specific product categories: SAE
Powertrain/Drivetrain Committee (Wed., Oct. 31, 10-11 a.m., LVCC,
Room N214); SAE Body Exterior Components Committee (Wed., Oct. 31, 1-
3 p.m., LVCC, Room N214); SAE Aftermarket Systems Group (Wed., Oct.
31, 3-4 p.m., LVCC, Room N214); SAE Suspension & Brake Committee
(Thurs., Nov. 1, 8-10 a.m., LVCC, Room N214); SAE Communications
Committee (Thurs., Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-noon, LVCC, Room N214). For the
complete SAE meeting schedule, click on
* JOHN FORCE TO ATTEND NHRA BREAKFAST
John Force has confirmed that he will attend the NRHA Breakfast: 50
Years of Championship NHRA Drag Racing, Wed., Oct. 31, 8-9:30 a.m.
Space for the free event is limited. Reservation forms can be found
by clicking on the the "special events
registration form" link in the left column.
* QUESTIONS? For details on activities taking place during the Show
(including times and locations), visit <http://www.semashow.com/>