Current Press Releases

Post on: 05/23/2012 - 3:45pm

Voting is now open to help select the final concept for the first-ever SEMA
Mustang Build Powered by Women. From today to June 3, 2012, the public is
invited to visit,,
to view three different design concepts and vote on the one they would like to
see used for the build. Voters will be entered into drawings to win several

Post on: 05/22/2012 - 2:48pm

The Repairer Driven Education
(RDE) series, presented by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS),
is returning to the SEMA Show for the third consecutive year. Complete details,
including course descriptions and a registration link, are available at

Post on: 05/21/2012 - 8:18am

Ford Motor Co. and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) teamed up
to present the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Under the direction of the
SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) and built entirely by SBN members, the
project is designed to shine the light on women working in the automotive
aftermarket and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry.

Post on: 05/14/2012 - 11:00am

Wheel manufacturers, perhaps more than any other segment, are showing strong
signs of confidence in the economy by securing booth space for the 2012 SEMA
Show taking place Tuesday-Friday, October 30, November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas,

Post on: 05/14/2012 - 10:47am

Election materials for the SEMA Board of Directors election have been mailed to
the primary contact at all eligible SEMA-member companies. Voting takes place
May 14-June 12, 2012.

Post on: 05/11/2012 - 11:05am

After debuting at last year's SEMA Show, the Collision Repair & Refinish
section will return to provide buyers with a dedicated area on the Show floor
where they can quickly and easily meet with major refinish companies, paint
booth manufacturers, parts suppliers and manufacturers, estimating and
management software companies, manufacturers of structural repair and welding
equipment, safety equipment and other related products. The section has been
identified as one of the fastest growing areas of the show, and is on track to
surpass last years' numbers for the 2012 SEMA Show taking place Tuesday -
Friday, October 30 - November 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Post on: 05/11/2012 - 8:41am

The U.S.
Senate passed Senate Resolution 452 (S. Res. 452) at the request of the SEMA
Action Network (SAN) designating July 13, 2012 as "Collector Car Appreciation
Day." The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual
event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration
and collection plays in American society.

Post on: 05/09/2012 - 10:24am

More than 1,700 exhibitors have demonstrated confidence in the 2012 SEMA Show
by confirming booth space for the world's premier automotive trade show, taking
place October 30-November 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada. These exhibitors will select
their locations on the Show floor through the Priority Space Selection process
beginning the end of May.

Post on: 05/03/2012 - 3:23pm

Nick Arias Jr., Bill France Sr., Mark Heffington and Bob Larivee Sr.
will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame, an honor that recognizes an elite
group of individuals for raising the stature or growth or the automotive
specialty-equipment industry.

Post on: 04/23/2012 - 2:04pm

Hundreds of leaders and professionals from the SEMA industry will gather
to honor noteworthy icons and volunteers during the 2012 SEMA Installation
Banquet & Gala Fundraiser on Friday, July 27, at the Sheraton Fairplex
Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, 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.