Vehicle Technology: Racing & Performance Forum (VTC3)

November 4, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

Moderated by: John Waraniak, SEMA VP Vehicle Technology.

Panelists: Jim Campbell, Vice President of General Motors Performance Vehicles and Motorsports; David Wilson, President and General Manager at Toyota Racing Development USA; Alwin Springer, Former President of Porsche Motorsport North America; Colin Dyne, CEO and Chairman, Red Bull Global Rallycross; Julian Gill, CEO Eibach Group; Dennis Michelsen, American Motorsports Journalist and Host of RaceTalkRadio; Scott Atherton, President and Chief Operating Officer, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)

What is the future of racing and performance?  Where is it going? What is the next big thing in motorsports and performance vehicles?  Are today’s youth less interested in driving having an impact on motor racing and performance technologies, sponsorships and marketing trends? SEMA is the Gemba for cool cars and the automotive lifestyle. It is the intersection of cars and car culture and its roots are embedded in racing and the performance aftermarket. Racing and the performance lifestyle are critical to OEMs and the continued relevance and innovation within the SEMA community for both longtime members as well as next-generation racers, enthusiasts and fans. Ford’s Raptor and Toyota’s TRD Pro Series vehicles are excellent examples of OEM-AFT collaboration and technology transfer from the track to the street. SEMA members attending this forum will hear directly from a full grid of frontline leading experts on the direction, relevance and importance of motorsports and technology to the future of the racing and performance businesses.