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.
Current Press Releases
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.
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):
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.
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:
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:
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.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2018) – Does the generation that grew up with cell phones and connects with friends and celebrities from all over the world still have the need and desire to drive cars? What percentage of youth would rather give up their phone over their car? These questions and more are answered in the new 2018 SEMA Young Accessorizers Report. The research report was developed to help automotive parts companies understand how to connect with and provide products for this emerging consumer group.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2018) -- Showgoers can now download the official 2018 SEMA Show mobile app at www.semashow.com/app to begin creating a personalized plan to get the most of their time at the exclusive event. The free app provides users a comprehensive list of the 2,400 exhibiting companies, details on the more than 100 seminars, a complete schedule of all the events happening at the Show, and more.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2018) – Top vehicle builders from all over the world will help SEMA Show exhibitors showcase their products and stand out at the at the premier automotive aftermarket trade show by entering the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition. The fifth annual contest will generate worldwide attention for the exhibitors while spotlighting the amazing talents, products and craftsmanship of the builders.