SEMA Show Highlights

Watch Now: MotorTrend Celebrity Showcase and Willy T. Ribbs Fireside Chat SEMA Show Education Sessions

By Ashley Reyes

The 2023 SEMA Show Education Program featured an array of captivating seminars, including a MotorTrend Celebrity Showcase and a fireside chat with racing legend, Willy T. Ribbs. 

SEMA members can now access the video recordings of both seminars online at Tune in and hear from industry experts and legends as they share inspiring stories about their backgrounds and experiences.   


Join the hosts from MotorTrend's most popular shows as they discuss their expertise and experiences in the hot rod, restoration, and restyling markets. Featuring Lucky Costa and Alex Taylor from HOT ROD Garage, Dave Kindig and Kevin "KevDogg" Schiele from Bitchin' Rides, and Amir Bentatou and John "Nads" Naderi from Super Street Garage, this session gives you an inside look at what drives their passion and success.  


Hear from Willy T. Ribbs, American racecar champion and living legend, as he joins Beth Paretta, of Paretta Autosport, for a fireside chat. Among Ribb's many accomplishments, he competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, the IndyCar Series and the IMSA GT Championship. He is the first African American to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, win a major professional race in the United States and drive a Formula 1 car. In 2022, he was named Formula 1 Ambassador for Diversity and Inclusion. Get to know his incredible life story as a pioneer in motorsports who shattered barriers and paved the way for generations of racecar drivers. 

Both sessions were part of a new SEMA initiative to create a robust career and professional development program for aftermarket professionals. Watch the recordings now and stay tuned for additional seminar highlights from the 2023 SEMA Show as they are released throughout the coming weeks at