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Vehicle Builders Submit 250 Entries Into SEMA Builder Competition

DIAMOND BAR, CA (October 10, 2016) – Featuring top vehicle builders who have proven their talents and craftsmanship by having a car or truck displayed at the 2016 SEMA Show, the third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition includes 250 applications, including builds from 98 up-and-coming “Young Guns.” As the basis for a nationwide television special, the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition honors SEMA Show vehicle builders, their vehicles and the products on those vehicles.

Finalists for SEMA Award Announced

DIAMOND BAR, CA (October 5, 2016) – SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to the hottest trending and most accessory-friendly vehicles on the market. The winners will be revealed on Tuesday, November 1, the opening day of the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Newest Virtual Experiential Demonstrations to be Featured at SEMA Show

Diamond Bar, CA (August 24, 2016) - The hottest trends in Virtual Reality (VR) video and Augmented Reality (AR) video will take center stage at the 2016 SEMA Show, where Showgoers can view a series of automotive-themed experiential demonstrations and learn how the technology can be applied to all areas of automotive aftermarket product sales, marketing and development. Featuring live VR broadcasting, 360-degree video, and fully immersive VR and AR experiences, the SEMA VR Experience will be located in SEMA Central, one of the top locations of the SEMA Show found in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

SEMA Show Vehicle Builders Invited to Apply for Top Competition

Diamond Bar, CA (August 23, 2016) – Builders of SEMA Show vehicles will take center stage in the third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition. Introduced in 2014 to recognize and celebrate proven vehicle builders in all market segments, including hot rod, offroad and sport compact, the SEMA Battle of the Builders is considered to be the ultimate builder competition and is open at

SEMA Data Co-op Releases New Streamlined Data Management Tools

Diamond Bar, CA (August 17, 2016) – New, improved tools are now available to suppliers in the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC), the automotive aftermarket’s premiere data management repository. The new tools, which simplify the data loading process while supporting the SDC’s top-rated score carding process, allow suppliers to submit data in all the popular formats, convert and validate the data to industry standards, and store it in an ACES- and PIES-compliant repository with little or no manual intervention.


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