Over 40 Aftermarket Companies Donate to Student Jeep and 4Runner Builds

Over 40 leading aftermarket parts manufacturers and retailers are making it possible for the hundreds of students participating in the SEMA High School Vehicle Build Program to gain valuable hands-on educational automotive experiences.

Program sponsors are donating over 280 different aftermarket products and serving as mentors, so that more than 600 automotive students from 10 schools can customize five Jeep TJ’s and five Third Generation Toyota 4Runners as part of their auto shop curriculum this Spring. After completion, the vehicles will be auctioned off with program partner, Bring a Trailer with 100 percent of the proceeds being reinvested back into the program to expand its reach and to fund another round of builds for the 2020-2021 school year.

“It's our vision that the expansion of this program will inspire automotive shop class students nationwide,” said Katie Hurst, SEMA Manager of Youth Engagement Programs. “We thank our sponsors who have supported this program through product donations to help foster the next generation of aftermarket leaders and innovators.”

Aftermarket companies may still participate by filling out the product donation form. Submissions will be reviewed and accepted individually based on program alignment and need.

Those interested in mentoring a school should contact SEMA Youth Engagement Programs Manager Katie Hurst at katieh@sema.org.  

Dawson Druesedow of 4 Wheel Performance and TORA select committee member delivered a Jeep Wrangler TJ to Wichita Falls Career Education Center on behalf of SEMA in January.


Thank you to our sponsors:

  • 4 Wheel Performance
  • Absolute Solutions – TRULERS
  • Airaid Inc.
  • Alloy USA
  • Amazon Automotive
  • Atturo Tire Corp.
  • Auto Custom Carpets, Inc.
  • AVS
  • Azzy's Design Works LTD
  • BOLT Lock
  • Bushwacker
  • Champion Seat Systems
  • Diode Dynamics
  • Doug Thorley Headers
  • DriV - Rancho Suspension
  • Function and Form
  • Haynes North America
  • Horizon Global
  • ICON Vehicle Dynamics
  • K&N Engineering
  • Katzkin Automotive Leather
  • Kleinn Air Horns
  • MEK Magnet
  • Omix-ADA
  • OPTIMA Batteries
  • ORACLE Lighting
  • Patriot Fastbacks
  • Pilot Automotive/ Rolling Big Power
  • PRP Seats
  • Rampage Products
  • Rugged Ridge
  • ScanGauge - Linear Logic
  • Scosche
  • Scorpion Protective Coatings, Inc.
  • Skyjacker Suspensions
  • Solo Motorsports Inc.
  • Steele Rubber
  • Superlift Suspension
  • Thermo-Tec High Performance
  • T-Rex Truck Products
  • Tuffy Security Products
  • Voodoo Ride
  • WARN Industries