Current Press Releases

Post on: 01/08/2020 - 12:00am

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has announced the 10 participating high schools for the 2019-2020 SEMA High School Vehicle Build Program, a project that reaches, inspires and supports high school students to learn about the automotive aftermarket industry and debuted less than three years ago with just one participating school.

Post on: 12/17/2019 - 12:00am

SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting today commended U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) for introducing H.R. 5434, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019 (RPM Act). The RPM Act of 2019 includes five other original sponsors: Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Bill Posey (R-FL), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), and Michael Burgess (R-TX). This bipartisan bill protects Americans’ right to convert street vehicles into dedicated racecars and the motorsports-parts industry’s ability to sell products that enable racers to compete.  

Post on: 12/02/2019 - 7:00am

The SEMA Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA) Council announced the winners of their third annual TORA Awards during the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. The awards are given to members who positively influence the market and to the best new products in the truck industry.

Post on: 11/19/2019 - 3:24pm

Roxanne Amiot, auto technology instructor at Bullard-Havens Technical High School in Bridgeport, CT, received the 2019 SEMA-NACAT Education Award during the Education Partners Breakfast at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Post on: 11/15/2019 - 3:52pm

Mike and Jim Ring of Ringbrothers in Spring Green, WI, took the top prize in the sixth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition, which concluded at SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party designed to celebrate the builders and showcase products from the trade-only Show.

Post on: 11/13/2019 - 3:35pm

SEMA is now accepting applications for the 2020 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the automotive aftermarket industry.

Post on: 11/08/2019 - 12:40pm

SEMA, the trade association representing the $44.6 billion automotive specialty equipment industry, presented its top honors during the annual SEMA Industry Awards Banquet last night at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Post on: 11/06/2019 - 3:24pm

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) today announced the Top 12 finalists in the sixth annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition, the event that determines the builder the aftermarket community considers best.

Post on: 11/06/2019 - 12:39pm

Open exclusively to builders with vehicles displayed at the world’s leading automotive trade event, the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition includes nearly 300 vehicle builders vying for the top title in the prestigious competition. With the competition unfolding annually at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., the SEMA Battle of the Builders serves as the focal point for a nationwide television special and provides builders and exhibitors with increased brand awareness.

Post on: 11/05/2019 - 2:52pm

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 40 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. Battle of the Builders is a competition to honor and recognize builders at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show.

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