In 2008, Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) first received funding as an educational competition for high-school students across the country. The motivation remains just as relevant today: provide a platform for students to gain interest and access into the automotive industry through a team-building challenge. SEMA News spoke with Rodney Bingham, HROT president, among others, to learn more about how the program has grown over the last eight years and how it remains a key point for youth engagement in the automotive industry.
Hear from the pioneers of the very first SEMA Show as they share how the Show and industry has evolved through the past 50 years.
Over the past decade, Ringbrothers in Spring Green, Wisconsin, has rocketed into the top ranks of American car builders, thanks to numerous design awards.
The 2016 SEMA Show was a beacon to top vehicle builders, bringing together the rarest collection of one-of-a-kind creations for one week only.
The Goodguys Trendsetter Award is presented annually at the SEMA Show to recognize rising talents in the hot-rod and custom-car scene.
The 2016 Mothers Shine Award was presented to Billy and Debbie Thomas of Corpus Christi, Texas, for their ’39 Oldsmobile Series 60 Convertible, aptly named “Olds Cool.”
Leo Kagan drives an antique car onto the floor of the SEMA Show in just its second year in Las Vegas.
Pioneering companies that helped shape today’s $39 billion specialty-equipment industry.
SEMA News had the cameras rolling to catch the industry in action at the 2016 SEMA Show.