Current Press Releases

Post on: 07/14/2010 - 2:30pm

Television hosts and automotive icons Chip Foose and Dennis Gage will
be signing autographs at the Second Annual SEMA Show ‘N Shine,
Saturday, July 24, at the Pasadena Convention Center. Autographs will
be free of charge with admission to the event, which is free for kids
12 and under, $5 for all others.

Post on: 07/13/2010 - 1:56pm

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, urged the United States Senate to pass H.R. 5297, the “Small Business Jobs and Credit Act.” The House passed the bill in June. The legislation would create a $30 billion fund to provide banks with less than $10 billion in assets access to capital to lend to small businesses.

Post on: 07/07/2010 - 4:31pm

In an effort to move drag racing from the streets to the racetrack, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and the Street Performance Council (SPC) have launched an all-new “Racers Against Street Racing” (RASR) website, located at, that makes it easier for visitors to find a nationwide listing of sanctioned racetracks.

Post on: 07/01/2010 - 2:00pm

The Paint, Body & Equipment (PBE) section of the SEMA Show is the
fastest-growing area of the event, with nearly 45% more exhibitors
already confirmed to exhibit in just the specific PBE section during
the 2010 event compared to the previous year.

Post on: 06/30/2010 - 4:24pm

Marked by U.S. Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513), the first-ever Collector Car Appreciation Day is being celebrated on July 9, 2010 by car lovers and enthusiasts throughout the country. Thousands of individuals will join together at events scheduled in cities and towns across the U.S. and Canada.  A list of these events, updated daily, is available at

Post on: 06/29/2010 - 12:28pm

The 2010 SEMA Show Priority Booth Space Selection concluded last week with 1,541 companies securing nearly 800,000 square feet of exhibit space, up more than 100,000 square feet from the same time last year. A list of exhibitors and a floorplan showing each exhibitor’s location is available at

Post on: 06/28/2010 - 2:14pm

The SEMA Show New Products Showcase, one of the most popular attractions at the annual trade show, will expand to include two new categories, one focused on tires and related products, the other on wheels and related products.

Post on: 06/25/2010 - 4:20pm

To help SEMA Showgoers get the best hotel prices while at the 2010 SEMA Show, dozens of hotels in Las Vegas are offering considerable discounts, with rates as low as $39 per night and more than a dozen properties waiving the newly instituted “resort fees” currently implemented throughout the city.

Post on: 06/24/2010 - 3:05pm

Results of the 2010-2012 SEMA Board of Directors’ election are in, with five new members joining the group and six members re-elected onto the Board. The recently elected members will serve for two years, beginning July 2010 and concluding July 2012.

Post on: 06/23/2010 - 3:21pm

The 2010 SEMA Show will feature a targeted program specifically for auto dealers on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The program marks the third consecutive year that the “Dealer Day Conference” will be held at the annual trade show.