For the second consecutive year, the 2016 Pinewood Builders Challenge—previously held during SEMA’s Installation Gala—featured head-to-head racing last summer at the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to the Builders Challenge, a Manufacturers’ Shootout was staged for the second time ever for participating members of the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA).
SEMA Pinewood Drag Races
Nearly 400 members of the automotive specialty-parts industry attended the 2016 SEMA Installation and Gala to pay tribute to the industry’s pioneers and dedicated volunteers.
Childhelp is one of several notable charities supported each year by the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races fundraiser.
Join friends and colleagues for the 2016 SEMA Installation Gala, an evening dedicated to the specialty-equipment industry’s pioneers and dedicated volunteers and honoring the 2016 SEMA Hall of Fame honorees as well as the association’s incoming and outgoing Board members.
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.
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.