Current Press Releases

Post on: 06/26/2017 - 2:33am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 26, 2017) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will honor the 2017 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees and the incoming and outgoing members of the SEMA Board of Directors during the 2017 SEMA Installation & Gala on Friday, July 28, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, Calif.    

Post on: 06/23/2017 - 2:52am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 23, 2017) – Nominations for the prestigious SEMA Industry Awards are being accepted now through July 14, 2017, at

Post on: 06/01/2017 - 11:05am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 31, 2017) – Builders with a car or truck on display at the 2017 SEMA Show, held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Las Vegas, may now enter the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition by applying online at  The program recognizes and brings increased media exposure to top vehicle builders, their vehicles and the products that make the vehicles unique.

Post on: 05/30/2017 - 10:25am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 30, 2017) -- Tim Martin from K&N Engineering has been elected the chairman-elect of SEMA and will help the SEMA Board of Directors lead the association for the 2017-2019 term. Martin fills the position held for the past two years by Wade Kawasaki of The Coker Group. Kawasaki will begin serving his term as chairman in July. James Lawrence from Power Automedia was also voted onto the SEMA Board of Directors, and Greg Adler from Transamerican Auto Parts was re-elected and will serve another term.

Post on: 05/23/2017 - 11:51am

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2017) – More than 115 representatives from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) gathered in the nation’s capital to participate in SEMA’s 2017 Washington Rally on Wednesday, May 17. Racing business owners and industry leaders took to the halls of Congress to remind lawmakers of the cultural and economic importance of motorsports and the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

Post on: 05/08/2017 - 8:51am

DIAMOND BAR, CA (May 8, 2017) – Following a successful inaugural event last year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will host a second SEMA Australia & New Zealand Business Development Expo in Melbourne, Australia, on May 24, 2017.

Post on: 05/05/2017 - 5:04pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 5, 2017) – GiGi Carleton, Doug Evans and Barry Meguiar will receive the industry's highest honor and be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame.

Post on: 04/26/2017 - 2:34pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (April 26, 2017) -- Registration to attend the 2017 SEMA Show is now open at The annual trade show for the automotive aftermarket is set for Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Post on: 04/11/2017 - 10:37am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (April 11, 2017) – Filling a job opening and finding a job in the $39 billion automotive specialty equipment market is about to get easier with the introduction of the SEMA Virtual Career Fair, taking place June 1, 2017, from noon to 5 p.m. EST.

Post on: 03/22/2017 - 10:03am

Diamond Bar, CA (March 22, 2017) — The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) is now accepting applications for its annual Launch Pad competition at The program, now in its fifth year, has helped young and emerging entrepreneurs in the automotive aftermarket launch their new products or services into the marketplace through expert guidance and increased brand awareness that has resulted in business growth of up to 300% for participants.