Top Ten Finalists in SEMA Battle of the Builders® Announced

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced today the Top Ten builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® Competition. They now advance to the next round where showgowers and the public watch as they evaluate and judge one another’s vehicle before the ultimate winner is announced at SEMA Ignited on Friday, November 6.  The Top Ten builders will judge each other on Friday, November 6 from 11:00am to 2:30pm and the Top Three Finalists will be announced at 3:30pm at the SEMA Show Car Crazy Stage. The winner will be announced later that evening at SEMA Ignited.

SEMA Reveals Battle of the Builders® Top 21

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has announced the Top 21 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. These 21 builders have a passion for modifying cars, trucks and SUVs and inspire the aftermarket community with their ingenuity and expertise. Introduced at the SEMA Show last year, the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition recognizes the builders the aftermarket community considers best.

SEMA Announces Hottest Car, Sport Compact, Truck and 4x4-SUV at the 2015 SEMA Show

The top trending vehicle models in four categories were announced today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This year’s SEMA Award for the Hottest Car was awarded to Ford Mustang, the Ford Focus took the Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series was named Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4x4-SUV award.

Copyright Office Grants Exemption to Allow for Vehicle Modification

The U.S. Copyright Office today issued a ruling to allow vehicle owners to perform vehicle diagnosis, repair and modification without fear of prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  However, the Copyright Office declined to provide the exemption to third parties who diagnose, repair or modify a vehicle on behalf of the vehicle owner. The Copyright Office concluded that extending the reach of an exemption to cover third-parties requires a legislative amendment undertaken by Congress.  Access to a vehicle’s telematics or entertainment system was also specifically excluded from the exemption.

New SEMA Show Mobile App Includes Ability to Create Custom Product Lists

The 2015 SEMA Show Mobile App is making it easier than ever for Showgoers to navigate the four-day trade show, as well as obtain exhibitor and product information. The SEMA Show Mobile App features custom turn-by-turn navigating directions, the most up-to-date exhibitor list, and - new this year - the ability to scan products in the New Products Showcase to create a customized list that buyers and media can use during and after the Show.


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