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  • Posted on:
    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.

  • Posted on:
    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.

  • Posted on:
    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.

  • Posted on:
    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.

  • Posted on:
    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.

  • Posted on:
    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.

  • Posted on:
    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.