WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 19, 2018) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) cautioned President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress that tariffs imposed by the U.S. government are harming American companies, workers, and consumers. SEMA member companies are now grappling with higher-priced steel and aluminum because of global tariffs. The U.S. government has also initiated questionable tariffs on Chinese products, and retaliatory tariffs levied by China and many American allies are in the works. Beyond that, the U.S. government is now threatening tariffs of up to 25% on imported automobiles and auto parts.
Current Press Releases
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 13, 2018) – Builders who have a car or truck displayed at the 2018 SEMA Show, held Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, can bring added exposure to their vehicles and the products that make their builds unique by entering the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition online at www.semashow.com/botb.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 5, 2018) – Automotive event organizers throughout the country now have a cost-effective, modern tool to reach consumers and promote events ranging from car shows, auto auctions, drifting or race competitions, free of charge. Created through a partnership between the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and ClassicCars.com, the new MOTORin’ app is a car and truck event finder designed to make it easy for auto enthusiasts to find events by date, location or categories, and to help event organizers reach more users.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif (May 25, 2018) -- Results of the 2018 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Donnie Eatherly from P&E Distributors Inc., Dan Kahn from Kahn Media Inc., Brian Lounsberry from Motovicity Distribution, Dr. Jamie Meyer from General Motors, and Steve Whipple from Edelbrock LLC elected to serve on the Board. While Kahn is a current SEMA Board member who was re-elected onto the group, Eatherly has served as a past Board member, and Lounsberry, Meyer, and Whipple will join as new SEMA Board Members.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2018) – More than 110 representatives from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) descended on the nation’s capital to participate in SEMA’s 2018 Washington Rally on Wednesday, May 16. Industry leaders stormed the halls of Congress to remind lawmakers of the cultural and economic importance of the automotive specialty equipment industry and motorsports.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 14, 2018) -- Registration for the 2018 SEMA Show is now open at www.semashow.com/register. The annual trade show for the automotive aftermarket is set for Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2018, in Las Vegas.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 2, 2018) – Donnie Eatherly, Ed Pink and Chris Thomson will receive the industry's highest honor and be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (April 20, 2018) — Young business owners and entrepreneurs in the automotive industry have a chance to boost their businesses by entering the SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the Young Executives Network (YEN), at www.sema.org/launchpad. Winners of the program will be able to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, with the top prize including $10,000 and exhibit space at the automotive aftermarket’s leading trade show.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (April 3, 2018) -- The 2018 SEMA Show, taking place Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, will have a new look this year featuring the artwork of Alex Carmona, who will become part of a tradition that was established by celebrated automotive artists Max Grundy and Ed Tillrock. Carmona’s art will be woven into marketing material and signage onsite and online (www.semashow.com) to help heighten the energy of the SEMA Show experience by striking a chord with Showgoers at the exclusive event.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 28, 2018) – Leading U.S. manufacturers will showcase their products to buyers in the lucrative Middle East market during the seventh annual SEMA Middle East Business Development Expo, April 5-7 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The 2018 SEMA delegation will include 70 executives from 32 companies throughout the U.S., including returning manufacturers Edelbrock, Borla Performance, COMP Performance, and Injen Technology and a dozen other companies that are attending the three-day UAE event with SEMA for the first time.