Racing & Performance continues to be the largest section at the SEMA Show, increasing steadily in net square footage from year to year. In 2015, exhibitors also entered nearly 1,000 racing and performance products into the New Products Showcase—growth of more than 25% over 2014. LED lights and EFI solutions were among the most-scanned products that piqued buyer interest. Other standouts included Brembo’s B-M8 monobloc caliper, winner of the Best Engineered New Product award; C&R Performance’s drag race barrel intercooler, winner of the Best Performance-Racing Product award; and aFe Power’s DFS780 series diesel fuel system, winner of the Performance-Street Product award.
At the 2015 SEMA Show, exhibitors entered nearly 1,000 racing and performance products into the Show’s New Products Showcase—growth of more than 25% compared to 2014.
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge’s first event of the 2016 season was held at the 9th Annual Race & Performance Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois, February 20–21.
Members of the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) showcase their vehicles throughout the SEMA Show each year to promote their products and expertise. LTAA recognizes a handful of amazing vehicles from member companies that have supported SEMA Cares charities during the year by featuring them either in the LTAA booth, on the Show floor or on the outdoor promenade between the South Hall and the Performance Pavilion. Here is an inside look at the LTAA feature vehicles that were at the 2015 SEMA Show, from the owners and builders.
The SEMA Show Student Program offers educators the opportunity to invite qualified and motivated students to attend the annual SEMA Show. The primary objective is to provide students with unique learning experiences that integrate their fields of study with actual business and tradeshow opportunities in the automotive specialty-equipment market.
SEMA’s Young Executives Network (YEN) is gearing up for its annual participation in the Hot Rod Power Tour. For the past two years, 10 YEN members have embarked on the Hot Rod Power Tour—an epic, week-long, cross-country journey that generates awareness of the hobby and industry.
With thousands of innovative manufacturers showcasing new products at the SEMA Show, the annual trade-only event is where reporters from around the world go to obtain valuable editorial content. In fact, reporters from more than 130 countries travel thousands of miles each year to spend nearly an entire week in Las Vegas, knowing that they will leave the SEMA Show with an abundance of content that they can share with their readers.
Ford project vehicle proposals are due March 1, 2016.
The 2016 SEMA Show is scheduled for Tuesday–Friday, November 1–4.