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  • Posted on:
    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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    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.

  • 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.

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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.

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    Jul 13 2010

    SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, urged the United States Senate to pass H.R. 5297, the “Small Business Jobs and Credit Act.” The House passed the bill in June. The legislation would create a $30 billion fund to provide banks with less than $10 billion in assets access to capital to lend to small businesses.

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    Jul 07 2010

    In an effort to move drag racing from the streets to the racetrack, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and the Street Performance Council (SPC) have launched an all-new “Racers Against Street Racing” (RASR) website, located at www.rasr.org, that makes it easier for visitors to find a nationwide listing of sanctioned racetracks.

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    Jul 01 2010

    The Paint, Body & Equipment (PBE) section of the SEMA Show is the fastest-growing area of the event, with nearly 45% more exhibitors already confirmed to exhibit in just the specific PBE section during the 2010 event compared to the previous year.

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    Jun 30 2010

    Marked by U.S. Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513), the first-ever Collector Car Appreciation Day is being celebrated on July 9, 2010 by car lovers and enthusiasts throughout the country. Thousands of individuals will join together at events scheduled in cities and towns across the U.S. and Canada.  A list of these events, updated daily, is available at http://www.sema.org/sema-enews/2010/21/collector-car-appreciation-day-grows.

  • Posted on:
    Jun 29 2010

    The 2010 SEMA Show Priority Booth Space Selection concluded last week with 1,541 companies securing nearly 800,000 square feet of exhibit space, up more than 100,000 square feet from the same time last year. A list of exhibitors and a floorplan showing each exhibitor’s location is available at http://www.expocad.com/host/fx/convexx/sema10/default.html.

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    Jun 28 2010

    The SEMA Show New Products Showcase, one of the most popular attractions at the annual trade show, will expand to include two new categories, one focused on tires and related products, the other on wheels and related products.

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    Jun 25 2010

    To help SEMA Showgoers get the best hotel prices while at the 2010 SEMA Show, dozens of hotels in Las Vegas are offering considerable discounts, with rates as low as $39 per night and more than a dozen properties waiving the newly instituted “resort fees” currently implemented throughout the city.

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    Jun 24 2010

    Results of the 2010-2012 SEMA Board of Directors’ election are in, with five new members joining the group and six members re-elected onto the Board. The recently elected members will serve for two years, beginning July 2010 and concluding July 2012.