Current Press Releases

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.

Post on: 01/05/2011 - 10:20am

John Stewart has
joined SEMA as editorial director. In this role, he will supervise the monthly
News magazine, the Show publications and
SEMA eNews. His
responsibilities include managing the
SEMA News staff and collaborating
with SEMA executive staff to promote and effectively communicate the
association's news with members, while also serving as a voice for SEMA member

Post on: 12/06/2010 - 4:03pm

Students preparing for careers in the automotive industry may be
eligible to receive financial awards ranging from $1,000-$4,000 through
the 2011 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF). The scholarship
application, which is due April 1, 2011 and requires college
transcripts and letters of recommendation, is now available at

Post on: 11/02/2010 - 5:00pm

The inaugural SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the
Hottest Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep
Wrangler for the Hottest 4x4-SUV, during the 2010 SEMA Show in Las

Post on: 11/02/2010 - 4:30pm

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards at the New Products Awards Breakfast held this week at the 2010 SEMA Show. The event serves as a kickoff just prior to the official opening of the show, and it recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market. This year, there were more than 2,000 new products submitted for consideration.