Current Press Releases

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.

Post on: 11/01/2016 - 7:56am

LAS VEGAS, NV. (Nov. 1, 2016) – Now in its third year, the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition today announced the Top 21 builders. Open only to vehicles displayed at the SEMA Show, the competition features the best builders in the country who come to SEMA to win the coveted title of the ultimate builder.

Post on: 10/31/2016 - 9:34am

Diamond Bar, CA (October 31, 2016) -- Partnering with Shell, featuring Pennzoil, and SEMA, actor Sung Kang has completed his Project Underdog vehicle scheduled to debut at the 50th Anniversary of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Post on: 10/29/2016 - 10:55am

DIAMOND BAR, CA (October 29, 2016) - The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced that the next "Collector Car Appreciation Day" will be celebrated on July 14, 2017. The date marks the eighth consecutive commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Post on: 10/24/2016 - 4:36pm

DIAMOND BAR, CA (October 24, 2016) - Transamerican Auto Parts has announced that the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) is now a preferred partner in the management and distribution of product data for their Pro Comp, Rubicon Express, Smittybilt, LRG, G2 Axle & Gear, and Poison Spyder brands.  Additionally, the SDC provides product data to power Transamerican Wholesale’s warehouse systems and to 4 Wheel Parts retail stores’ points of sale and web sites.

Post on: 10/10/2016 - 8:48am

DIAMOND BAR, CA (October 10, 2016) – Featuring top vehicle builders who have proven their talents and craftsmanship by having a car or truck displayed at the 2016 SEMA Show, the third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition includes 250 applications, including builds from 98 up-and-coming “Young Guns.” As the basis for a nationwide television special, the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition honors SEMA Show vehicle builders, their vehicles and the products on those vehicles.

Post on: 10/05/2016 - 9:12am

DIAMOND BAR, CA (October 5, 2016) – SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to the hottest trending and most accessory-friendly vehicles on the market. The winners will be revealed on Tuesday, November 1, the opening day of the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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