Current Press Releases

Post on: 03/09/2011 - 3:41pm

Nominations are now being accepted for the SEMA 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: 03/08/2011 - 8:46am

Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2011) - Along with defending the rights of hobbyists across the United States and Canada, the SAN is now making dreams come true with a chance to attend the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Known as the SAN Challenge, SAN members will have the opportunity to compete for the grand prize, two entry passes to the Show, lodging and airfare to Las Vegas for this otherwise industry-only event.

Post on: 03/07/2011 - 8:32am

The Specialty
Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the authoritative source for research,
data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts
industry, released the results of a new study entitled "Influence of
Accessories on New Vehicle Sales." Key findings are that accessories influence
more than 1 million new vehicle sales each year, help reinforce customer
satisfaction, and can substantially increase sales at the dealership
level.  In addition, the study shows that accessorization can influence
new car shoppers to choose vehicle platforms that are accessory-friendly, even
influencing those who do not actually accessorize their vehicle.

Post on: 03/03/2011 - 3:49pm

Officials with the Emirates Authority
for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) have signed a memo of understanding
with SEMA that recognizes the growing importance of the specialty equipment
market in the United Arab Emirates.

Post on: 02/22/2011 - 4:06pm

The Professional
Restylers Organization (PRO), a council of the Specialty Equipment Market
Association (SEMA), will host the 2nd annual Technical Skills & Training
Conference (TSTC), a one-day training program where installers and restylers
will be able to learn about new products, sharpen installation skills and
directly engage with industry manufacturers.

Post on: 02/16/2011 - 2:42pm

A one-of-a-kind
customized vehicle, better known as the WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang, helped raise
more than $200,000 for two children's charities, Childhelp and Victory Junction
Gang Camp.

Post on: 01/24/2011 - 3:22pm

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced July 8, 2011 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  SEMA and its councils are now working to secure a Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance. 

Post on: 01/24/2011 - 1:38pm

A dedicated Aftermarket Zone and a rare presentation from the Specialty
Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will provide attendees at the 2011
National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo
with a chance to discover how relevant and profitable the aftermarket
can be for new-car and -truck dealerships.

Post on: 01/21/2011 - 10:12am

Several weeks ago, SEMA requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspend its partial waiver to permit the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for model year 2007 and newer vehicles.  

Post on: 01/20/2011 - 3:14pm

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.

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