The SEMA Installation Gala honors the specialty-equipment industry’s pioneers and dedicated volunteers, 2016 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees and the association’s incoming and outgoing SEMA Board members.
SEMA Pinewood Drag Races
Each year, generous individuals around the United States step up to sponsor cars for SEMA's Pinewood Drag Races, and SEMA councils challenge each other for the Council Cup. This is all done in support of SEMA Cares charities, such as Childhelp and Victory Junction, which both support children in need. This year's event will take place near the historic Pomona Raceway—the perfect setting for a drag race—at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, California, July 18, 2014.
Ten of the nation’s best custom-car and hot-rod builders created miniature pinewood hot rods that lit up the track this past summer at the fourth-annual Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Pinewood Builder’s Challenge during SEMA’s Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser.
Some of the nation’s best hot-rod and custom-car builders are set to
create fabulous pinewood race cars as they participate in the annual
SEMA Pinewood Drag Races presented by eBay Motors.
The vehicles featured in the Hot Rod Industry Alliance
(HRIA) Builder's Challenge during July's SEMA Pinewood Drag Races will
soon be made available for auction through eBay. Proceeds raised through
the auction will benefit Childhelp and the Victory Junction Camp. But
before these carefully crafted masters of the metal dragstrip find new
homes, SEMA eNews talked to builders to uncover their motivation for
making these pinewood cars special.
The SEMA Pinewood Drag Races moved to a new location for 2011—the
Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California—bringing new challengers and
former champions together to race against the clock for a good cause.
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.