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Mercedes-Benz Accepting SEMA Show Project Proposals for New Midsize Van Concept

Mercedes-Benz is accepting project proposals for the automaker’s new midsize van concept. Mercedes will select the most innovative and exciting vehicles to display in its booth at the 2014 SEMA Show. Each of the approved exhibitor proposals will receive a pre-production van and a budget of up to $50,000 to make vehicle modifications based on their design.

Dodge Announces 2015 Challenger Project Vehicle Program

Dodge has announced its project vehicle program for 2014. This program offers companies the opportunity to get a jump start on the competition by securing one of the new ’15-MY Challengers in advance of market availability.

Honor the Industry's Freshest Minds—Nominate Your Gen-III Innovator

SEMA is seeking nominations to identify youthful innovators whose work is substantially changing the way the automotive aftermarket is doing business. These nominations will be used to select the third-annual SEMA Gen-III Innovator Award. SEMA will honor the award winner at the 2014 SEMA Show Banquet.

Last Chance to RSVP for SEMA Garage Open House

Join hundreds in the industry at the first-ever SEMA Garage Open House taking place Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at SEMA Headquarters in Diamond Bar, California.

SEMA Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 11 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils. The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

RSVP Deadline Approaching for SEMA Garage Open House

Join hundreds in the industry at the first-ever SEMA Garage Open House taking place Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at SEMA Headquarters in Diamond Bar, California.

SEMA Installation Gala—Celebrate the Industry's "Leaders and Legends"

Leaders and volunteers from the automotive accessories industry will be honored during the annual SEMA Installation Gala, Friday, July 18, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California.

SEMA Garage to Host 2015 Ford Mustang, F-150 Measuring Session

The ’15 Ford Mustang and F-150 Measuring Session will be held at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, July 15, 2014.

Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton Challenges You to a Race in Pomona

Each year, generous individuals around the United States step up to sponsor cars for SEMA's Pinewood Drag Races, and SEMA councils challenge each other for the Council Cup. This is all done in support of SEMA Cares charities, such as Childhelp and Victory Junction, which both support children in need. This year's event will take place near the historic Pomona Raceway—the perfect setting for a drag race—at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, California, July 18, 2014.

Portion of Bonneville Salt Flats Resurfaced

An estimated 2,000 tons of salt were successfully deposited on the mud surface at the end of the access road to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It was graded and then dried to a hard concrete-like racing surface. Although modest in scope, the project demonstrates that it should be possible to deposit dry salt in targeted areas so as to help preserve our national treasure—the site where land-speed records have been set over the past 100 years.
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