What an incredible day it was at SEMA here in Las Vegas. I have not seen the attendance figures for the day but it was wall to wall people. Trying to get around the show floor was so difficult but at the end of the day rewarding!
I have just been talking to Mark Pulham (Gadget Man) and he agreed. He has found so many products that he can see would be great for his business but he would need a small container to get them back! Watch out for some news from him in the next issue.
The education program was once again well attended and I was lucky enough to spend some time at Mike Anderson’s workshop and what a dynamic presenter he is. He spends some 300+ days on the road in the US and Canada delivering his message to body shop owners and staff plus OEMs and suppliers. If you have an opportunity to see him you should take it – he is the guru of the industry over here.
There were of course a lot of auto personalities on various booths and stages throughout the show, both inside and out. In fact on the Axalta booth Candy Clark – Debbie from American Graffiti was on hand signing autographs and talking about her career and one of the cars from the movie was also on display which is owned by Ray Evernham-also signing autographs.
My feet have now recovered and I am ready to head out the door for Day three-stay tuned.