Nile Cornelison, Jim Cozzie, John Menzler and Fred Offenhauser will receive the industry's highest honor and be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame-an elite group of leaders who shaped and inspired the $31 billion automotive specialty-equipment market.
SEMA Hall of Fame
Last chance to submit nominations for the SEMA Hall of Fame. Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious honor presented to an individual by the association. As a SEMA member, you have the opportunity to nominate a person for the 2014 SEMA Hall of Fame.
As a SEMA member, you have the opportunity to nominate an individual for the 2014 SEMA Hall of Fame.
Racing icon Andy Granatelli passed away Sunday, December 29, at the age of 90. He was a pivotal force in the earliest days of the specialty-equipment industry, building a business out of selling speed equipment to new automotive enthusiasts who wanted to modify their cars.
Eric Grant, SEMA's first executive director and member of the SEMA Hall of Fame, passed away on December 23. Grant's contributions to and impact on the specialty-equipment industry are not based on producing performance parts or increasing vehicle speed, but his importance to the growth of the automotive aftermarket and SEMA's early years cannot be disputed.
The 2013 SEMA Show is history and has left no doubt that the automotive specialty-equipment industry is stronger than ever. While final attendance figures are being audited, organizers report that more than 126,000 credentials were issued prior to the event, with thousands more processed onsite. The numbers represented a 7% increase over the previous year, and the highest in SEMA Show history.