Washington, DC (June 23, 2016) – The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 507 (S. Res. 507) designating July 8, 2016 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils. The date marks the seventh 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.
Current Press Releases
WASHINGTON (June 14, 2016) - With a recently remodeled training/conference center, an upgraded emissions lab and new state-of-the-art equipment, the SEMA Garage is hosting an industry Open House on July 28, 2016, from 5:00-9:00 pm, with details at www.sema.org/openhouse. Located adjacent to the association’s headquarters in Diamond Bar, CA, the product develop center is an industry resource that helps manufacturers of automotive parts and accessories develop products quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
DIAMOND BAR, CA (May 31, 2016) - Results of the 2016 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Chris Douglas from COMP Performance Group, Kyle Fickler of Aeromotive Inc. and Les Rudd from Bob Cook Sales elected to serve on the board. While Fickler is a current SEMA Board member who was re-elected onto the group, Douglas and Rudd will join as the newest members of the group.
WASHINGTON (April 18, 2016) – A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision has done little to protect the future of American motorsports and the racing industry. Despite Friday’s announcement, the EPA continues to claim that it has the authority to regulate street cars modified exclusively for the track. The racing industry cannot live with this doubt and uncertainty. The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act is the only solution that would make it clear now and in the future that the law allows emissions-certified street vehicles to be modified and converted for competition use.
WASHINGTON (April 15, 2016) – Today, SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting released the following reaction to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it would withdraw its proposed regulation on modified racecars:
DIAMOND BAR, CA (April 14, 2016) – Matt Agosta, Chip Foose and Gary Hooker will receive the industry's highest honor and be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame.
WASHINGTON (April 12, 2016) – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfeld (R-KY), and Committee Member Richard Hudson (R-NC) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy calling for more information on the agency’s proposed regulation that threatens the racing community and industry, and tens of thousands of American jobs.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (April 1, 2016) – Today, seven state attorneys general sent a letter urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw a proposed rule that threatens the racing industry, as well as tens of thousands of jobs throughout the United States.
Diamond Bar, CA (March 30, 2016)—The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) is now accepting applications for its annual Launch Pad competition at www.sema.org/launch-pad. The program, now in its fourth year, is a competition that offers young and emerging entrepreneurs in the automotive aftermarket the opportunity to jumpstart their businesses.
LENEXA, Kansas (March 23, 2016) - The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) introduced a new feature that gives receivers instant data updates and makes it possible for manufacturers to get their products to market faster than ever before. Receivers will now automatically and instantly receive updated data formatted to their individual requirements, anytime a supplier publishes new information. With more than 1,200 manufacturers included in the repository, the SDC is the largest openly accessible industry product data repository.