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    Jan 24 2011

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced July 8, 2011 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  SEMA and its councils are now working to secure a Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance. 

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    Jan 24 2011

    A dedicated Aftermarket Zone and a rare presentation from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will provide attendees at the 2011 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo with a chance to discover how relevant and profitable the aftermarket can be for new-car and -truck dealerships.

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    Jan 21 2011

    Several weeks ago, SEMA requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspend its partial waiver to permit the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for model year 2007 and newer vehicles.  

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    Jan 20 2011

    SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor outstanding persons in the industry who have enhanced the stature of, or significantly contributed to, the industry and/or association's growth.

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    Jan 05 2011

    John Stewart has joined SEMA as editorial director. In this role, he will supervise the monthly SEMA News magazine, the Show publications and SEMA eNews. His responsibilities include managing the SEMA News staff and collaborating with SEMA executive staff to promote and effectively communicate the association's news with members, while also serving as a voice for SEMA member companies.

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    Dec 06 2010

    Students preparing for careers in the automotive industry may be eligible to receive financial awards ranging from $1,000-$4,000 through the 2011 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF). The scholarship application, which is due April 1, 2011 and requires college transcripts and letters of recommendation, is now available at www.sema.org/scholarships.

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    Dec 01 2010
    Every year there are a handful of vehicles that become the stars of the SEMA Show. To celebrate these standouts, SEMA officials will announce three SEMA Awards, Hottest Car, Hottest Truck and Hottest 4x4-SUV for the very first time ever.
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    Nov 02 2010

    The inaugural SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the Hottest Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4x4-SUV, during the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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    Nov 02 2010

    SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards at the New Products Awards Breakfast held this week at the 2010 SEMA Show. The event serves as a kickoff just prior to the official opening of the show, and it recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market. This year, there were more than 2,000 new products submitted for consideration.

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    Oct 20 2010

    See what products and accessories are available for today's hottest cars, trucks and SUVs by visiting www.sema.org/semaaward. The website includes a list of SEMA Show exhibitors that make products for the vehicle models most likely to be named the "hottest car," "hottest truck" and "hottest 4x4-SUV" at the 2010 SEMA Show.

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    Oct 13 2010

    Organizers of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and the SEMA Show report a 7 percent increase in attendee registrations compared to the same time last year. More than 84,500 registrations have been received to date, an increase of 5,800.

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    Oct 07 2010

    In just a few weeks, the SEMA Show will roll into Las Vegas and exhibitors will introduce their latest innovations including thousands of new products and customized vehicles. But this year, the trade-only event is offering auto enthusiasts an opportunity to test their auto savvy against SEMA Show exhibitors. Consumers are challenged to make their best predictions on which vehicle models will emerge as the industry's hottest vehicles by winning the inaugural SEMA Award.

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    Sep 27 2010

    SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, applauded the signing into law of the “Small Business Jobs and Credit Act” (H.R. 5297), including $12 billion in tax incentives for small businesses and creating a $30 billion resource to activate greater lending to small businesses by community banks.

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    Sep 16 2010

    SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, praised the United States Senate for passing the “Small Business Jobs and Credit Act” (HR 5297). SEMA urged quick ratification by the House of Representatives so that it could then be signed into law by President Obama.

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    Sep 07 2010

    SEMA Show exhibitors will choose three outstanding vehicles as the winners of an all-new award, simply called the “SEMA Award.” Presented in three categories – “Hottest Car,” “Hottest Truck,” and “Hottest 4x4-SUV” – the SEMA Award marks the first time ever that the “exhibitor’s choice” will be tallied, recognizing the year’s top trend-setting vehicles.

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    Aug 24 2010

    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a version of SEMA model legislation to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods, custom vehicles, replicas and specially constructed vehicles. 

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    Aug 05 2010

    SEMA Showgoers will be able to unwind after a busy week in Las Vegas, as comedian James Gregory entertains those at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:30 pm at the Las Vegas Hilton. Tickets to the annual celebration are available to those registered for the 2010 SEMA Show at https://www.semashow.com/forms/EventReservations.aspx.

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    Aug 02 2010

    A total of $111,000 is being distributed to 67 individuals through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF), a program administered by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) to foster leadership opportunities in the automotive specialty-equipment marketplace and to support educational goals for students.

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    Jul 29 2010

    SEMA Show organizers are seeking the nation’s most active and influential automotive enthusiasts to help identify future trends in the market. As part of the SEMA Enthusiast Opinion Leader Research Project, auto enthusiasts can apply to attend the 2010 SEMA Show and participate in a market research project by visiting http://www.sema.org/?q=node/6156.

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    Jul 21 2010

    John B. Rogers, Jr., President, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors, will inspire 2010 SEMA Showgoers as Keynote Speaker for the event’s New Products Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. All exhibitors and attendees are invited to hear how Rogers’ auto manufacturing company is changing the way cars are designed and built, by visiting https://www.semashow.com/forms/EventReservations.aspx to obtain tickets.

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    Jul 15 2010

    On Friday, July 9, 2010, collector car enthusiast organizations across the country gathered to celebrate the first ever “Collector Car Appreciation Day,” as designated by U.S. Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513).  Events ranging from car cruises and shows to small business open houses and special offers were held to honor the cultural and educational importance of collector cars.  Car clubs, enthusiast organizations, and affiliated businesses hosted over 100 events in more than 40 states to commemorate this special day.

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    Jul 15 2010

    An exclusive SEMA Hall of Fame VIP Area sponsored by Source Interlink is bringing several members of the esteemed group together during the 2010 SEMA Show ‘N Shine, Saturday, July 24, 10 am – 4 pm, at the Pasadena Convention Center.

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    Jul 14 2010

    Television hosts and automotive icons Chip Foose and Dennis Gage will be signing autographs at the Second Annual SEMA Show ‘N Shine, Saturday, July 24, at the Pasadena Convention Center. Autographs will be free of charge with admission to the event, which is free for kids 12 and under, $5 for all others.