Current Press Releases

Post on: 03/19/2012 - 10:11am

Eleven individuals will be running for seats on the SEMA Board of Directors election, taking place in May. The candidates are vying for five open seats within three categories.

Post on: 03/07/2012 - 9:21am

Bringing 30 years of specialty parts aftermarket experience to the table, Jon Wyly has been hired to launch and manage the new SEMA Data Cooperative.

Post on: 03/06/2012 - 10:31am

SEMA News, the official publication of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), is extending the content of the monthly magazine to include in-depth coverage of industry suppliers on a regular basis.

Post on: 02/22/2012 - 1:26pm

Applications are now available to exhibit at the 2012 SEMA Show, the premier
automotive trade event where manufacturers of specialty parts and accessories
connect face-to-face with more than 60,000 quality buyers from throughout the
world. The application, also called the Exhibitor Space Rental Agreement
(ESRA), is available at

Post on: 02/15/2012 - 1:52pm

Manufacturers may now sign up at
to attend the third annual SEMA Show Exhibitor Education Summit, taking place
April 2-4, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presented by Show staff who know
first-hand how to best navigate the SEMA Show, the Exhibitor Education Summit
is an intensive program designed to connect exhibitors with key individuals and
provide participants with up-to-the-minute insights into the Show.

Post on: 01/25/2012 - 10:34am

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor outstanding persons in the industry who have enhanced the stature of, or significantly contributed to, the industry and/or association's growth.

Post on: 01/09/2012 - 12:02pm

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils this year announced July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  SEMA and its councils are again working to secure a Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.  The industry endeavors to preserve our nation’s automotive heritage while providing well-paying, high-skilled jobs nationwide.  Collector Car Appreciation Day is a singular tribute to the collector car industry and the millions of hobbyists it supports.

Post on: 01/03/2012 - 4:45pm

With vehicle technologies accelerating at an increasingly rapid pace and terms such as vehicle electrification, hybrids, gas direct injection (GDI) and clean diesels becoming synonymous with auto racing, SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), will host a conference dedicated to connecting members with some of the world’s leading innovators in next generation racing and performance.

Post on: 01/03/2012 - 9:57am

Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2012
SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) at
Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries may be
eligible for cash awards ranging from $1,000-$4,000.

Post on: 11/01/2011 - 3:36pm

The vehicles have been tallied and the exhibitors have spoken. The second annual SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the Hottest Car, the Fiat 500 for the Hottest Sport Compact Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4x4-SUV. The winners were announced this morning at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.