Why Join SEMA?
SEMA offers its 6,500+ member companies a variety of business tools and resources to help their business succeed and prosper.
The SEMA Individual Membership is for the car lover, the overlander, the restorer, the adrenaline junky, the gearhead, the cars and coffee aficionado and even the weekend warrior… and every other kind of car and truck enthusiast.
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In addition to protecting your freedom to customize your vehicle, as a SEMA Individual Member you'll receive discounts from these partners:
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Your membership means a lot to SEMA and our industry, as we gather like-minded individuals all looking to expand their interest, involvement and love for all things automotive.BECOME A MEMBER TODAY
Exclusive Access to Tire Tracks Monthly Newsletter
Be the first to know about new laws and regulations that impact you directly, learn about new technologies, spy shots of new vehicles, industry insights, training / tips, new SEMA member benefits and more!
Participation in Exclusive SEMA Events & Programs
As the SEMA Individual Membership grows so will your list of benefits. If you have recommendations for additional benefits, please email IndividualMember@sema.org so that we can learn what our current and future members need from their industry trade association.
Legislative Alerts & Breaking Industry News
As an extension of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), your SEMA Individual Membership will ensure that you receive a quarterly newsletter highlighting the association’s legislative and regulatory accomplishments as well as challenges that are being made at the local, state and federal levels to infringe on your right to modify.
THE FREEDOM TO CUSTOMIZE
YOUR CAR OR TRUCK IS IN JEOPARDY.
Your support will help us defend your automotive rights whenever they are under attack! EPA overreach, electric-vehicle mandates, banning off-roading and your right to modify your vehicle are all on the agenda. It’s essential that you have a voice in each of these fights.BECOME A MEMBER TODAY
HERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF YOUR AUTOMOTIVE RIGHTS BEING THREATENED:
17 states, including California, want to ban new gas- powered vehicles.
Hundreds of thousands of acres for off-roading recreation trails have been eliminated.
Over a dozen states introduced bills in 2021 to crack down on your car's or truck's noise.
You are being locked out of your vehicles computer and prevented from customizing your new car or truck.
In parts of the country, you no longer have the freedom to change your oil in your own garage.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the difference between the SEMA Business Membership and the SEMA
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) was created to represent its “business members” or the manufacturers, retailers, installers, media and many other professionals who make up the aftermarket industry. The association will continue to develop benefits for the business members that drive the association's mission to help the industry succeed and prosper. For SEMA Individual Members, the association has created this new member designation for consumers, enthusiasts and others who have a strong passion for customizing their vehicles. Through this membership, individuals will be able to support the association’s local, state and federal legislative and regulatory efforts and ensure the future of the hobby. While SEMA Individual Members will not have access to all of the same benefits made available to the business members, they will be able to donate to the SEMA PAC, which is critical to ensuring the voice of the enthusiast is heard when we fight for your automotive freedoms.
- Does the SEMA Individual Membership grant me access to the annual SEMA Show?
SEMA Fest, taking place Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds (a short walk from the Las Vegas Convention Center), is open to everyone. With a limited opportunity to purchase the “SEMA Show Friday and Festival Experience” ticket package, you can enjoy access to the SEMA Show on Friday, November 3 as well as SEMA Fest on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4. Join thousands of enthusiast and industry insiders for a two-day celebration of music, motorsports & car culture! Visit www.semafest.com for more details.
- What are the benefits of joining SEMA as an Individual Member?
Each dues-paying member will receive a welcome letter from the SEMA CEO, Membership Card, and SEMA decals so you can proudly share your support for your automotive rights. Additionally, only SEMA members are eligible to donate to the SEMA PAC and help fight legislation and regulations that are harmful to the hobby.
- Can I contribute to the SEMA PAC without joining SEMA?
No. By law, only SEMA business and individual members are eligible to donate to the SEMA PAC.
- When should I expect my membership card, and decals to arrive?
Standard USPS shipping and handling will require 2-4 weeks for the new member packets. Although, we do expect for that time period to be shorter.
- Who should I contact about a new law, regulation or legislative activity that
could harm our automotive rights?
We want to hear from you! Please email SEMA at IndividualMember@sema.org.
- Who should I contact regarding further questions about SEMA or the SEMA
Email IndividualMember@sema.org for all inquiries.
- What is the difference between the SEMA and PRI individual memberships?
PRI, or Performance Racing Industry, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEMA that is focused primarily on the motorsports segment. SEMA and PRI are launching very similar initiatives that both target individual consumers and enthusiasts to join their respective associations.
The goal of both is to build an army of grassroots supporters who can join the fight against legislation and regulations that stand to negatively impact the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. We encourage active gearheads to join one or both so that your voice is heard. For more information on each, please visit SEMA’s Individual Membership at www.SEMA.org/IndividualMember and PRI’s Individual Membership at www.performanceracing.com/membership/individual.