April 20, 2019

He said, “You aren’t going to change anything..”

“Why would you run for SEMA Chairman..? You know that you aren’t going to change anything…” Yesterday in a conversation with a SEMA member, that’s what I was told… Which was followed closely by, “Why would you want to deal with all of that..” …” followed by a short rant about SEMA politics. True, SEMA’s not perfect. And if anyone …

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April 20, 2019

Politics – Talk vs. Action

A recent post I made on Facebook opened up a fair share of commentary and private messages about politics within our industry and SEMA – both supportive and with people asking questions. Rather than hide from this issue, I think it’s best to hit it head on. As you may have heard by now, now I’m running for SEMA Chairman …

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April 18, 2019

Why I’m Running for SEMA Chairman

My name is James Lawrence, and I’m running for SEMA Chairman because I believe it’s time for change. I believe in the magic of the automobile, and I’ve been blessed with an amazing career, professionally and as a racer, for over 20 years. I want to take some time to introduce myself so that you get a better idea of who I am, what I stand for, and how I can help lead SEMA.

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April 6, 2019

Who am I?

I’ve been asked this quite a few times in the last 6 weeks since my nomination for SEMA Chairman, and I’ve realized… I don’t know everyone! So here are some basics.. I have been involved with the automotive performance industry for 25 years in a number of senior leadership roles, but the role I’m most proud of is my kids …

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