Current Press Releases

Post on: 11/02/2018 - 9:40am

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2018) – SEMA, the trade association representing the $43 billion automotive specialty equipment industry, presented its top honors during the annual SEMA Awards Banquet last night at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Post on: 11/01/2018 - 3:27pm

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. 

Post on: 10/31/2018 - 4:26pm

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.

Post on: 10/30/2018 - 5:57pm

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):

Post on: 10/30/2018 - 5:46pm

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.

Post on: 10/29/2018 - 7:11pm

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:

Post on: 10/29/2018 - 7:05pm

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:

Post on: 10/26/2018 - 7:56am

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.

Post on: 10/22/2018 - 4:37pm

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.

Post on: 10/19/2018 - 4:09pm

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2018) -- Showgoers can now download the official 2018 SEMA Show mobile app at 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.