A total of 45 teams competed at the SEMA Show and PRI Trade Show to qualify for the Elite Eight competition, which pitted the top four SEMA Show seeds against the top four PRI Trade Show seeds.
Nearly 500 members of the automotive specialty-equipment industry attended the 2017 SEMA Installation and Gala, themed “Leaders & Legends,” at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona, California, July 28, to pay tribute to the specialty-equipment industry’s pioneers and dedicated volunteers.
Here's a look at just a few highlights from the 2017 SEMA Show.
The 2017 SEMA Industry Awards Banquet paid tribute to the innovators helping to shape the future of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.
The four SEMA-member companies that received Export Achievement Awards participated in at least one of SEMA’s business development trips this year in Australia, the Middle East and/or China.
Kevin Floody, director of international sales for aFe Power, was the recipient of the SEMA International Ambassador Award.
SEMA News talked with Jay Leno about his experience at the 2017 SEMA Show.
Kyle Tucker drove a 1967 Chevy II on stage at the SEMA Show Reveal. SEMA News spoke to Tucker about the experience and the build.
“Afterthought”—a ’30 Ford Model A, owned by Ted and Colleen Hubbard of South Bend, Nebraska, and built by CAL Automotive Creations of Bennington, Nebraska—was the recipient of the 2017 Mothers Shine Award.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) -- A new episode of the TV special, “SEMA: Battle of the Builders,” will premiere on the Velocity Channel on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Since 2015, the unique one-hour program has aired on the network, giving viewers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the SEMA Show, up-close footage of the vehicles and exclusive interviews with builders as they share their personal stories and journey to the premier automotive trade show in the world. For many of the builders, SEMA Battle of the Builders is their chance to prove that they are among the elite. Hundreds enter, but only one builder can be crowned the winner of this illustrious competition.