Current Press Releases

Post on: 09/19/2014 - 2:17pm

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $152,000 to 61 individuals this year. This includes 44 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 17 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Ohio Technical College for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Post on: 09/18/2014 - 11:25am

SEMA, the trade organization representing the $33B automotive specialty equipment market, has been awarded part of a $2.2M federal grant to expand exports of automotive aftermarket products into foreign markets including Russia, the United Arab Emirates and China.

Post on: 08/15/2014 - 11:43am

For the first time, media attending the SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, can get a head start on their coverage before the Show's official opening.

Post on: 08/01/2014 - 3:15pm

The world's most unique and celebrated customized vehicles from the 2014 SEMA Show will gather and be accessible to the public on Friday, November 7, 4:00-10:00 pm, as the SEMA Cruise finds its way to a new event taking place immediately after the SEMA Show at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

Post on: 07/31/2014 - 3:11pm

The 2014 SEMA Show will feature two new transportation hubs that will help Showgoers easily and efficiently navigate the annual trade show taking place Tuesday-Friday, November 4-7, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Post on: 07/10/2014 - 9:03am

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has recruited three new staff members to fill critical roles as the organization grows. The focus for these new hires includes systems development, member recruitment and product data services.

Post on: 06/30/2014 - 12:41pm

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014 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 fifth 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: 06/24/2014 - 11:58am

An estimated 2,000 tons of salt were successfully deposited on the mud surface at the end of the access road to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It was graded and then dried to a hard concrete-like racing surface. Although modest in scope, the project demonstrates that it should be possible to deposit dry salt in targeted areas so as to help preserve our national treasure, the site where land speed records have been set over the past 100 years.

Post on: 06/23/2014 - 4:12pm

SCORE International is bringing the thrill and excitement of its legendary flagship event, the Baja 1000, to the 2014 SEMA Show. Offroad activities will take place in Las Vegas, Nev., throughout the week of the SEMA Show (Nov. 4-7, 2014), culminating with the 2014 SCORE Baja 1000 live race qualifying event

Post on: 06/19/2014 - 10:57am

Leaders and volunteers from the automotive accessories industry will be honored during the annual SEMA Installation Gala, Friday, July 18, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California.

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