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SEMA Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline Approaching

SEMA Hall of Fame inductee Bob Chandler (right) addresses the audience at the 2019 SEMA Industry Awards Banquet.

By Lindsay Bianco

SEMA Hall of Fame inductees have inspired innovation, fostered collaboration and, most importantly, created opportunities for others. The association is seeking your help in identifying nominees for this year’s class. Members have until March 16, to submit their nominations for the 2020 SEMA Hall of Fame at

Established as SEMA’s highest recognition, the award is reserved exclusively to those whose leadership and dedication have benefited the industry through their professionalism, innovation and success through creating opportunities for others.

“SEMA is proud to celebrate automotive professionals who make up our industry while highlighting their unique paths to success,” said SEMA Senior Manager, Membership Projects Lindsay Bianco. “Nominees should represent industry icons who, through their passion and contributions, will continue to benefit the industry for a long time to come.”  

Nomination criteria include having been involved in the industry or SEMA for a minimum of 10 years, having achieved national or international industry significance beyond the local level, and being at least 50 years or age prior to the SEMA Show during the year of induction.

Members should provide a brief statement that explains why the individual deserves the prestigious honor to help the Hall of Fame Nomination Committee choose the most deserving nominees.

Learn more about SEMA Hall of Fame and previous inductees at