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A couple of years ago, some peers of mine thought that “The Car Girl” would make for a great nickname for me. And that’s how I became Alex “the car girl” Rogeo. But I wasn’t given this nickname simply because I love cars, I got it because my life revolves completely around the automotive industry. All of my interests, my day-to-day activities, hobbies and friends share the same passion that I do. As you know I write for this awesome magazine, I am the official driver of the MoparMax Drag race team, and I am co-founder of a performance car care products company. I am also co-host of the fastest show on the Internet, Speed Scene Live, and get to talk about a huge variety of car related topics with the other hosts. I get to attend trade shows, car shows, seminars and training schools to further my knowledge in this business. I am very grateful to have found this passion in my life, and I want to share it with as many people as I can.
Just as I have that passion, many others do too. That’s why organizations like SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) and SAN (SEMA Action Network) were formed. The SEMA website gives a great description of what the organization is and what they do.
SEMA, is a non-profit trade association composed of more than 6,800 member companies including manufacturers and distributors, representing the specialty equipment automotive industry. On behalf of our industry, we are fighting to preserve the rights of enthusiasts to use and enjoy their vehicles.
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. SEMA members make, buy, sell and use all kinds of specialty parts and accessories to make vehicles more attractive, more unique, more convenient, faster, safer, more fun and even like-new again.
Today, the nearly 46-year-old organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers’ rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. SEMA keeps close tabs on legislators in Washington, DC, and also in each state within the U.S., so SEMA members and anyone who loves cars and trucks can protest pending legislation that might harm our hobby, as well as endorse legislation that’s good for car lovers.