SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser
Pinewood vehicles, built by children from Childhelp and Victory Junction Camp, will race against the clock during the SEMA Pinewood Drag Races on July 29. With a donation of only $95, you can personally sponsor one of the childrens' vehicles and help these worthy charities.
SEMA members and professionals in the automotive specialty equipment market now
have access to more than 200 business courses through the recently revamped
SEMA Educational Institute (SEI) eLearning Center. Available at www.sema.org/elearning,
the online business resource gives users solutions to many of today's biggest
Recognizing that technology is a crucial element in many industries, the
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is helping automotive businesses
understand the trends and opportunities at the Business Technology Symposium on
July 27, 2011 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach,
All members of the association are invited to join the newly elected
Board volunteers and the entire 2011–2012 SEMA Board of Directors for
an evening of celebration and recognition at the SEMA Installation
Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, which takes place Friday, July 29, 2011,
at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California.
Hundreds of leaders and professionals from the specialty-equipment
industry will gather to honor noteworthy icons and volunteers during
the 2011 SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser on Friday,
July 29, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California.
The 2011 HRIA Builder's Challenge is beginning to take shape with an
incredible class of hot-rod builders. These builders will create and
race one-of-a-kind pinewood cars at the annual SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races, presented by eBay Motors,
on July 29, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California. All of
these pinewood cars will be on display at the HRIA booth during the 2011 SEMA Show
from November 1–4 in Las Vegas before being placed on eBay for public
auction. All of the proceeds from the auction will go to the Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp children’s charities.
Held in conjunction with the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races, presented by eBay Motors, will return July 29, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California.
The finals will take place during the cocktail reception shortly before the banquet begins.
Mike Spagnola, president of Street Scene Equipment and a key SEMA Show
‘N Shine car show organizer, is encouraging all members of the industry
to step up and answer SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting’s
head-shaving challenge. Following the example of several principals
from last year’s Show ‘N Shine and Pinewood Drag Races, including
Spagnola and SEMA Cares Committee Chairman Joel Ayres, Kersting has
agreed to shave his head to benefit the Childhelp and Victory Junction
Gang Camp children’s charities.