Current Press Releases

Post on: 08/24/2010 - 12:04pm

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a version of SEMA model legislation to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods, custom vehicles, replicas and specially constructed vehicles. 

Post on: 08/05/2010 - 11:38am

SEMA Showgoers will be able to unwind after a busy week in Las Vegas, as comedian James Gregory entertains those at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:30 pm at the Las Vegas Hilton. Tickets to the annual celebration are available to those registered for the 2010 SEMA Show at

Post on: 08/02/2010 - 12:06pm

A total of $111,000 is being distributed to 67 individuals through the
SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF), a program administered by the
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) to foster leadership
opportunities in the automotive specialty-equipment marketplace and to
support educational goals for students.

Post on: 07/29/2010 - 11:37am

SEMA Show organizers are seeking the nation’s most active and
influential automotive enthusiasts to help identify future trends in
the market. As part of the SEMA Enthusiast Opinion Leader Research
Project, auto enthusiasts can apply to attend the 2010 SEMA Show and
participate in a market research project by visiting

Post on: 07/21/2010 - 9:11am

John B. Rogers, Jr., President, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors, will inspire 2010 SEMA Showgoers as Keynote Speaker for the event’s New Products Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. All exhibitors and attendees are invited to hear how Rogers’ auto manufacturing company is changing the way cars are designed and built, by visiting to obtain tickets.

Post on: 07/15/2010 - 2:27pm

On Friday, July 9, 2010, collector car enthusiast organizations across
the country gathered to celebrate the first ever “Collector Car
Appreciation Day,” as designated by U.S. Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res.
513).  Events ranging from car cruises and shows to small business open
houses and special offers were held to honor the cultural and
educational importance of collector cars.  Car clubs, enthusiast
organizations, and affiliated businesses hosted over 100 events in more
than 40 states to commemorate this special day.

Post on: 07/15/2010 - 1:34pm

An exclusive SEMA Hall of Fame VIP Area sponsored by Source Interlink
is bringing several members of the esteemed group together during the
2010 SEMA Show ‘N Shine, Saturday, July 24, 10 am – 4 pm, at the
Pasadena Convention Center.

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.