Stereo Depot in San Diego and El Cajon offers a preview of what to expect at the 2015 Las Vegas SEMA show.

It’s that time of year again, when the automotive aftermarket industry gathers to talk shop, demonstrate new products, and learn about innovations happening all over the globe. If you haven’t been in to see us at Stereo Depot for a while, you may not realize how amped we are for the SEMA Show. It’s an event we look forward to every year. We’re talking tons of new product displays and education sessions, all kinds of celebrity sightings, industry personalities, and iconic vehicles all assembled in one place. When you love cars as much as we do, it’s a magical thing to see more than 2,300 exhibiting companies filling a million square feet in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

It’s like… Christmas for Car People.

The event is getting underway as we speak. Here are some of the SEMA Show 2015 highlights we’re most excited about.

Tuesday, November 3

New Products Breakfast and SEMA Award Presentation

This breakfast event recognizes outstanding achievement in 16 categories for new products introduced to the automotive specialty equipment market. This is just the kick-off, though. The New Products Showcase features 2500-plus products – all the newest, hottest stuff out there.

Automotive Electronics: Installing High Fidelity Audio in Cars

Andy Wehmeyer, CEO of Audiofrog, Inc, talks audio principles, speaker placement, equalization, and power management for enthusiast-appropriate high fidelity listening pleasure.

Wednesday, November 4

Recoveri Microdots: An Advanced Anti-Theft Technology

Recoveri demonstrates how to apply the microdots (etched with a unique set of numbers registered to the owner and the vehicle) and upload the information onto a secure online database that allows the asset to be traced worldwide.

Automotive Electronics: Electronic Enhancements in Powersports Vehicles

Skilled industry veterans Jeff Meece of Meece Car Audio, and Trevor Kaplan and Nathan Perkins of SSV address vehicle specific integration options, Bluetooth for audio system expansion, and other upgraded lighting and audio electronics for UTVs.

Thursday, November 5

Vehicle Electronics Forum: Fast, Smart, Cool, and Connected

Leading Motor City and Silicon Valley experts talk software-based customization and digital technologies for automotive applications.

Automotive Electronics: Top 5 Automotive Electronics Fabrication Trends

Bryan Schmitt, founder and president of Mobile Solutions USA, shares info on fabrication techniques, specialized tools, and the paradigm shift away from one-size-fits-all in the replacement of factory equipment with aftermarket electronics.

SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet

Along with all the SEMA Show awards and announcements of SEMA Hall of Fame inductees, the event also features comedian Billy Gardell and the band Rebel Soul. (It’s Vegas, people. Not just a work thing.)

Friday, November 6

SEMA Ignited

This is when SEMA opens its doors to the general public, allowing them to check out the world’s most unique and celebrated customized vehicles from the 2015 show. It’s a huge party, so of course, there’s food, entertainment, celebrities, music, and displays of all kinds.

Battle of the Builders Competition

SEMA highlights car customizers and their extraordinary vehicles. This is the car show of the year, and definitely the one event we’re most excited about.

Because we’re serious car people

At Stereo Depot in San Diego and El Cajon, we make it a point to stay informed about the innovations, technologies, and just plain cool stuff emerging in the automotive industry. That’s why we know what we’re talking about when people come to us for their navigation systems, audio systems, alarm and security systems, tires and wheels, HID and LED lights, window tinting and all kinds of customization.

They come to us because we know what we’re talking about.

And we know what we’re talking about because we’re serious car people.