Current Press Releases

Post on: 06/09/2011 - 3:12pm

With hundreds of SEMA Show exhibitors offering products for the powersports
market, SEMA Show organizers are expanding the Powersports & Utility
Vehicle section of the 2011 event. Through manufacturer kiosks that will be
placed in the Powersports & Utility Vehicle section, exhibitors with booths
in one of the Show's 11 other sections will be able to increase awareness,
market their products and effectively reach powersports buyers in the most
logical and appropriate area of the Show.

Post on: 06/08/2011 - 3:24pm

Hundreds of leaders and professionals from the SEMA industry will gather to
honor noteworthy icons and volunteers during the 2011 SEMA Installation Banquet
& Gala Fundraiser on Friday, July 29, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long
Beach, California. The annual event serves as the industry's premier
celebration where newly elected Board of Directors are sworn in and SEMA Hall
of Fame inductees are introduced for the first time.

Post on: 05/19/2011 - 11:09am

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is working with the Coalition
Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (CACP), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, labor
organizations, large employers, and small businesses to support legislation
introduced in the U.S. Senate to help shut down rogue websites that sell counterfeit
goods.   Entitled the "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic
Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act" (PROTECT IP), the bill would
authorize the Justice Department to obtain court orders requiring search
engines in the United States to stop displaying links to domain names.

Post on: 05/17/2011 - 11:16am

The growing collision repair section of the 2011 SEMA Show is now branded
"Collision Repair and Refinish." The area will be one of 12 floor
sections featured at the 2011 SEMA Show, Tuesday - Friday, November 1-4, 2011,
in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Post on: 04/28/2011 - 2:01pm

Gray Baskerville, Art
Chrisman, Chris Economaki and John Towle will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of
Fame, an honor that recognizes an elite group of individuals for raising the
stature or growth of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

Post on: 04/22/2011 - 12:13pm

A number of prominent
organizations have formed the "Save the Salt Coalition" to protect the
Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF) from continued deterioration due to salt brine
removal from potash mining.  The Coalition is now working with government
officials, mine operators and others to develop a permanent program to
replenish the salt.

Post on: 04/20/2011 - 8:59am

Washington joined the
growing list of states to enact SEMA model legislation to amend the vehicle
titling and registration classification for street rods and create a
classification for custom vehicles.. The bill was approved by the Washington
State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire. 
Under the new law, a street rod is defined as an altered vehicle manufactured
before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 30 years old and
manufactured after 1948.  Importantly, kit cars and replica vehicles will
be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as
the production vehicle they most closely resemble. 

Post on: 04/14/2011 - 4:16pm

After Congress acted last week to repeal the costly 1099 reporting
requirement included in last year's health care law, President Obama
today signed the legislation into law.  SEMA congratulates Congress and
the President for acting to eliminate this burdensome requirement.
Through this bipartisan agreement, small business owners can continue
to focus on economic growth and revitalization.

Post on: 04/06/2011 - 11:21am

Attendee and media
registration for the 2011 SEMA Show is now open at The annual trade-only event takes place Tuesday-Friday, November 1-4, 2011,
in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Post on: 03/30/2011 - 4:12pm

Candidates for the 2011
SEMA Board of Directors election have been announced. In addition to the 17
members vying for a seat on the Board, this year's election includes voting for
the Chairman-Elect. The Chairman-Elect plays a critical role in the industry,
serving as Chairman-Elect for two years before transitioning to the Chairman of
the Board position.