Current Press Releases

Post on: 10/09/2017 - 4:32pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2017) -- The aftermarket industry for safety features known as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is currently valued at just under $1 billion, and is expected to grow to more than $1.5 billion by 2021, according to a SEMA-commissioned study conducted by Ducker Worldwide and the Center for Automotive Research.

Post on: 10/04/2017 - 1:00pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2017) -- 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 award will be presented in five categories, including Hottest Coupe, Hottest Sedan, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4/SUV and Hottest Hatch, on Tuesday, October 31 – the opening day of the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Post on: 09/27/2017 - 3:44pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2017) – SEMA Ignited, the official after-party of the trade-only SEMA Show, returns for the fourth consecutive year on Friday, November 3, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Gold Lot.

Post on: 09/20/2017 - 4:00pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2017) -- The 2017 SEMA Show will once again include the Performance Pavilion, one of four expansion areas that accommodates manufacturers of automotive parts and accessories and makes it possible for them to exhibit at the premier automotive trade event taking place Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV.

Post on: 09/19/2017 - 1:49pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2017) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced six regional Young Guns winners who will be awarded a trip to the 2017 SEMA Show and automatic entry into this year’s SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition.

Post on: 09/18/2017 - 11:04am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) – SEMA launched a new program designed to support and engage high school students in the automotive hobby. As part of the pilot program, high school students will oversee and execute an entire project vehicle, including tracking time, expenses and associated resources, using a used vehicle purchased and donated by SEMA. The project will create a self-sustaining program with the completed vehicle sold to raise money for the purchase of another vehicle that can be used for a similar project the following school year.

Post on: 09/13/2017 - 2:22pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2017) – As a four-day trade show, the SEMA Show has seen a trend in buyers attending the premier automotive event in Las Vegas, NV, for multiple days, with many participating the entire week of the SEMA Show. To accommodate the growing interest of buyers and provide the greatest return on investment, activities and special events are scheduled to take place each day of the 2017 SEMA Show, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

Post on: 09/12/2017 - 9:12am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2017) – As the No. 1 destination for attendees at the SEMA Show, the 2017 New Products Showcase will feature expanded operating hours, a Buyer Happy Hour and enhancements to make it easier than ever for buyers and media to visit. Located along the skybridge between Central and South Halls, the SEMA Show New Products Showcase will be open to Showgoers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the event – one hour before opening and one hour after closing – and will include a New Products Happy Hour on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Post on: 09/08/2017 - 8:39am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2017) – SEMA Show exhibitors enlist top vehicle builders to create custom cars and trucks that will generate worldwide attention and stand out at the premier automotive trade show each year. More than 250 of these builders will compete in the 4th annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, with the finalists announced during the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the winner announced during the nationwide television taping at SEMA Ignited on Friday, Nov. 3.

Post on: 09/06/2017 - 3:46pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2017) – As the automotive aftermarket industry continues to grow and business demand for qualified employees rises, the 2nd annual Student Career Day will bring SEMA Show exhibitors and students who are passionate about the automotive aftermarket industry together during the premier automotive trade show in the world. Held on Monday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the Student Career Day will include hundreds of high school and college students from across the country and more than 60 SEMA Show exhibitors.

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