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The SEMA Awards

Each year at the SEMA Show, a handful of vehicles are dominant amid the thousands on display. There is always one car, one truck, one sport compact and one SUV or off-road vehicle whose greater numbers make them the most visible in the huge exhibit spaces. To celebrate these standouts, SEMA exhibitors honored four vehicles with the SEMA Awards for the Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4-SUV and—new this year—Hottest Sport Compact at the 2011 SEMA Show.

SEMA News—January 2012

EVENTS

SEMA Market Update

To navigate an up-and-down economy, your business needs sound, ongoing reports and analysis of the major economic and market trends affecting the $28 billion automotive specialty-equipment industry. Thankfully, you can now find that information via the SEMA Market Update, a completely new report series developed by SEMA’s marketing research department.

SEMA News—December 2011

BUSINESS
By Mike Imlay

SEMA Market Update

A New Research Report Drills Into Industry Economic and Market Trends

9 Current and Emerging Trends and Tools

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SEMA Board Launches Unprecedented Member Outreach

All SEMA members should be aware that the SEMA Board recently approved a motion to decrease the size of the Board of Directors. This initiative reflects their consensus that a smaller Board would improve the quality of discussion, and reduce cost.

Vehicles of the 2011 SEMA Show

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The SEMA Show is the industry’s premier trade event, where exhibitors and buyers come together to prepare for the coming year’s commerce. But it is also one of the greatest custom and collector car shows in the world, where the latest creations by master craftsmen are put on display. In some cases, these rolling sculptures are being revealed for the first time anywhere.

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Hot-Rod Builders Race for the Children

The custom-designed pinewood cars featured in the Builder’s Challenge, which is part of the annual Pinewood Drag Races sponsored by the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA), will be autographed by the builders and displayed at the 2011 SEMA Show’s HRIA booth. The drags were held in conjunction with SEMA’s Leadership Days, July 29, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California.
 


Hopperstad Customs

   
 


Fatman Fabrications

2011 SEMA Award

One of the exciting things about the SEMA Show is that there always seem to be a few select vehicle models that stand out among all the others. The SEMA Award recognizes this phenomenon and is presented to the top trending vehicles in four categories: Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4-SUV, and Hottest Sport Compact.
One of the exciting things about the SEMA Show is that there always seem to be a few select vehicle models that stand out among all the others. The SEMA Award recognizes this phenomenon and is presented to the top trending vehicles in four categories: Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4-SUV, and Hottest Sport Compact.

National Collector Car Appreciation Day - July 8, 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.”

National Collector Car Appreciation Day - July 8, 2011The 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 t

New Study Examines Pickup Truck Market

The U.S. light-truck market is incredibly broad. Used for general transportation, commercial applications and recreation, light trucks comprise the single largest category for businesses in the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Indeed, trucks and the accessories built for them are so popular that they have laid claim to their own exhibit hall at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. While the light-truck market encompasses vans, crossovers, SUVs and some specially constructed vehicles, pickups make up the lion’s share of the market for SEMA members. The nation’s first and second top-selling vehicles are—and have been for years—the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado pickup lines.

SEMA News—June 2011

2011 Report Examines Truck Ownership and Accessory Purchases

United Arab Emirates Seek to Create Pro-Business System

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is less than 40 years old and known as one of the most vibrant and passionate car-enthusiast markets in the world. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the five other Emirates that make up the UAE offer exciting vehicle customizing markets by many measures. Per capita, the country boasts the largest number of motorsports facilities in the world, and a quick drive in Dubai or Abu Dhabi will delight any gearhead with the wide variety of customized vehicles plying its modern roads.

SEMA News—May 2011

SEMA Asked to Assist in Developing Regulations for Specialty Automotive Market

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