Current Press Releases

Post on: 12/12/2018 - 1:40pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. & SILVER SPRING, Md. (Dec. 12, 2018) – Get a rare inside look at SEMA Show 2018, the world’s leading automotive event, in the all new SEMA: Battle of the Builders premiering Monday, January 7, 2019, at 10 PM ET/PT exclusively on the MotorTrend TV Network and MotorTrend App. Hosted by Tanner Foust and Adrienne “AJ” Janic, the one-hour special takes audiences behind-the-scenes of SEMA Show, provides an up-close look at some of the top vehicles on site, and delivers exclusive interviews with the automotive industry’s leading experts and builders as they share personal stories about their journey to SEMA Show 2018.

Post on: 11/09/2018 - 11:20am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2018) -- Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party designed to celebrate the builders and showcase products from the trade-only Show.

Post on: 11/02/2018 - 9:40am

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2018) – SEMA, the trade association representing the $43 billion automotive specialty equipment industry, presented its top honors during the annual SEMA Awards Banquet last night at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Post on: 11/01/2018 - 3:27pm

WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2018) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is prepared to challenge the agency in court if it fails to take immediate action to implement the low volume replica car law. Under the 2015 law spearheaded by SEMA, small automakers (5,000 or fewer vehicles produced globally) may sell up to 325 turn-key replica cars a year in the U.S., vehicles that resemble classic cars produced at least 25 years ago. 

Post on: 10/31/2018 - 4:26pm

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 31, 2018) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) today announced the Top 12 finalists in the fifth annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition, the event that determines the builder the aftermarket community considers best.

Post on: 10/30/2018 - 5:57pm

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 30, 2018) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 40 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. Battle of the Builders is a competition to honor and recognize builders at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show. The 2018 Battle of the Builders Top 40 are (by category):

Post on: 10/30/2018 - 5:46pm

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 30, 2018) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2018 SEMA Show. These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be consumable in 2019.

Post on: 10/29/2018 - 7:11pm

LAS VEGAS (October 29, 2018) – The SEMA Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) Council today announced the winners of their second annual LTAA Awards. The awards are given to members who positively influence the market and to the best new products in the truck market. Selected by the LTAA Council, the LTAA SEMA Award winners are:

Post on: 10/29/2018 - 7:05pm

LAS VEGAS (October 29, 2018) – The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced today at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors of the world’s premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Vehicle of the Year award winners are:

Post on: 10/26/2018 - 7:56am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2018) -- SEMA Showgoers have several time-saving and efficient options for getting to the SEMA Show each day. While construction at the Las Vegas Convention Center has resulted in limited parking, alternative options such as the Las Vegas Monorail, hotel shuttles, taxis and Uber/Lyft are all readily available and easy to use.

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