Joined by Congressional leaders and industry experts, members of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) participated in the “Fuel for Thought” Rally on Capitol Hill. The event raised awareness of the corrosive effects of ethanol-blended gasoline on automobile engines and the dangers of consumer misfueling. Hosted by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in partnership with the SAN, the event drew car enthusiasts and motorcycle riders from across the nation.
Doug Evans of Source Interlink Media has been elected the Chairman-elect of SEMA and joins two newly elected Board members to help lead the association for the 2013-2015 term.
The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) is seeking the industry's brightest and most promising young entrepreneurs to compete in the first-ever "SEMA Launch Pad" competition.
Election materials for this year's SEMA Board of Directors election have been mailed to the primary contacts at all eligible SEMA-member companies. The voting period is May 15-June 11, 2013.
SEMA will host its annual Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser on Friday, July 26, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona, California. The annual event is well attended by automotive professionals and serves as a swearing-in ceremony for the incoming Board of Directors, while honoring the newest SEMA Hall of Fame inductees.
U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today presented the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) with the President's "E" Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The "E" Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
George Barris, Eric Grant, Wade Kawasaki and Joe Schubeck will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame, an honor that recognizes an elite group of individuals for raising the stature or growth or the automotive specialty-equipment industry.
The SEMA Garage-Industry Innovations Center is now open to provide manufacturers with access to a full emissions-testing EO certification lab and dyno services. Located directly across the parking lot of the SEMA headquarters in Diamond Bar, CA, the 15,000-square-feet facility will include a full mechanics garage and tech center.
The annual SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races at the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser features more than 200 cars in three vehicle classes - Stock, Modified and Unlimited - or, if you're not able to build your own car, you can choose "Build It For Me/Sponsor A Child" and a child from Childhelp or Victory Junction will build one for you and you can race it on the child's behalf.
The annual Installation Banquet serves as the venue where we thank our association's outgoing board members and welcome those who have been newly elected.