SEMA Show Highlights

Next On SEMA360! Hot Rod Builders Panel, Brew Talks, and SEMA Industry Awards Celebration

By Jason Catullo

As SEMA360 rolls on through day 3, there is still more than enough time for attendees to sign up and enjoy access to the industry for the rest of the week. Attendees have already connected with hundreds of manufacturers, viewed and researched thousands of new products, and took advantage of exclusive seminars and special events.

One of the special events, the announcement of the Battle of the Builders Top 12, took place earlier today on the SEMA360 Builders Showcase page.

To see all that SEMA360 offers, check out the event's seminar lineup and activities schedule . For more, visit the SEMA360 Buyer website

Here’s a brief look at what you can take part in on day four of SEMA360.

More For Day Four! Hot Rod Builders Panel

You want to be a car builder, but there are so many questions. How do I develop my style? How do I learn from others without being a copycat? Who controls the vision—me or the customer? The Hot Rod Builders Panel features some of the industry’s top builders discussing how they answered these questions and more on their way to building a successful hot-rod business.

What: Hot-Rod Builders Panel—Powered by HRIA
When: 8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. (PST)

Moderator: Rick Love, Vintage Air Inc.
Speaker: Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop
Speaker: Kyle Tucker, Detroit Speed & Engineering Inc.
Speaker: Brian Brennan, In The Garage Media
Speaker: Jim Ring, Ringbrothers
Speaker: Mike Ring, Ringbrothers

Brew Talks: Sean Holman and Aaron Kaufman, Two Dudes Talking Cars

Kick off your SEMA360 day with a cup of joe, or your favorite beverage, and join SEMA for an entertaining conversation between industry leaders, innovators and personalities.

When: 9:00 a.m.–9:20 a.m. (PST)
Host: Aaron Kaufman, Arclight Fabrication Co.
Guest: Sean Holman, MotorTrend Group

Restomod and Hot-Rod Interior Fabrication—Incorporating Modern Electronics—Powered by ARMO and HRIA

All new for 2020, learn modern-style, upscale hot-rod and restomod interior fabrication techniques from the leaders in the category. Half the battle is designing something you can build and upholster, along with the serviceability of what's behind those panels. With modern electronics playing a larger role in restomod and hot-rod builds, the older styles of padding everything with foam and using screws to attach panels are obsolete. Attendees will hear about new and exciting interior fabrication techniques and tips to enhance any fabricator's palate of skills. This diversity can bring in clientele and make your shop the go-to place for interiors that have style and still accommodate electronics and the serviceability aspect.

When: 12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. (PST)
Speaker: Bryan Schmitt, Mobile Solutions USA
Speaker: Juan Torres, Automotive Entertainment HB

SEMA Industry Awards Celebration

Leaders, celebrities and icons gathered to create the first-ever online SEMA Industry Awards celebration, Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. (PST), on the SEMA Show YouTube Channel. Join the automotive specialty-equipment market in celebrating 2020's SEMA Hall of Fame inductees, SEMA Person of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, and Gen-III Innovator of the Year. The celebration, which is traditionally held at the in-person SEMA Show, No tickets or fee are required.

The event will be hosted by Kevin Oeste and Jerod DeAnda, with appearances by SEMA Chairman Tim Martin, SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting, and the four new SEMA Hall of Fame members: Jack Chisenhall, John Gaines, Joe St. Lawrence and Rich Barsamian.

What: SEMA Industry Awards Celebration
When: Begins 6:00 p.m. (PST)
Where: SEMA Show YouTube Channel