Current Press Releases

Post on: 03/03/2017 - 9:35am

DIAMOND BAR, CA (March 9, 2017) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will host the sixth annual SEMA Middle East Business Development Expo in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on March 30-April 1, 2017.

Post on: 02/10/2017 - 2:17pm

DIAMOND BAR, CA (February 10, 2017) – Speaking proposals are now being accepted for the 2017 Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC), the leading engineering conference for the performance automotive industry that gives attendees a firsthand look at some of latest technological advances in engine design and performance.

Post on: 01/27/2017 - 4:41pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (January 27, 2017) -- SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame at www.sema.org/hof

Post on: 01/24/2017 - 1:35pm

Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives in reintroducing the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 (RPM Act). The bipartisan bill (S.203), introduced by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), protects Americans’ right to modify street cars and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles and industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete.

Post on: 01/20/2017 - 8:40am

Diamond Bar, CA (January 20, 2017) – The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has been updated with Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) version 6.7, making it possible for SDC members to have data that is compatible with the newest format in the industry.

Post on: 01/17/2017 - 4:39pm

DIAMOND BAR, CA (January 17, 2017) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will showcase its third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition in a one-hour TV special premiering February 6 at 10 p.m. (PT/ET) on the Velocity Network. This unique program makes it possible for consumers to connect with manufacturers and see the great new products and trends that debut at the leading automotive trade show in the world—the SEMA Show.

Post on: 01/09/2017 - 9:51am

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2017) – SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting today praised U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and his colleagues for reintroducing H.R. 350, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 (RPM Act).  The bipartisan bill, which was submitted for reintroduction on the first day of the new Congress, protects Americans’ right to modify street cars and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles and industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete.

Post on: 12/06/2016 - 10:46am

DIAMOND BAR, CA (December 6, 2016) – Applications are now being accepted at www.sema.org/speakers for industry leaders to host a seminar at the 2017 SEMA Show taking place Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in marketing and sales, customer service, business management, automotive trends, social media, and vehicle customization.

Post on: 11/01/2016 - 11:06am

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 1, 2016) – The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced today at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors of the world’s premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Award winners are the Ford Mustang as the Hottest Coupe, the Dodge Charger as the Hottest Sedan, the Ford Focus as the Hottest Hatch, the Jeep Wrangler as the hottest 4x4-SUV, and the Ford F-Series as the Hottest Truck.

Post on: 11/01/2016 - 11:03am

LAS VEGAS, NV. (Nov. 1, 2016) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the winners of the 2017 New Products Showcase Awards this morning at the 2016 SEMA Show. The awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be consumable in 2017.

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