Current Press Releases

Post on: 08/29/2013 - 2:04pm

To showcase the industry's top trend-setting vehicle models, the SEMA Awards will be announced and presented to winning automakers during the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, held Nov. 5-8, 2013. Through the program, SEMA exhibitors that make the products and accessories for today's popular models, will identify the vehicle platforms they believe are best for accessorizing, and ideal for showcasing the coolest new products.

Post on: 08/19/2013 - 2:10pm

West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell has been named vice chairman of the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus.  The Caucus is supported by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and is chaired by New York Assemblyman Bill Reilich.

Post on: 08/15/2013 - 2:07pm

In addition to 11 designated floor sections, the 2013 SEMA Show includes three different areas where First-Time and Featured Exhibitors can be found.

Post on: 08/09/2013 - 3:04pm

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $137,000 to 52 individuals. The awards include 39 SEMA scholarships which are presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to Ohio Technical College.

Post on: 08/08/2013 - 10:23am

As exhibit space reaches capacity at the Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA Show organizers are focused on educating exhibitors and buyers on how to get the most out of the annual event taking place Tuesday-Friday, November 5-8, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Post on: 08/05/2013 - 12:35pm

Among the new attractions at the 2013 SEMA Show will be Cars & Coffee - SEMA Edition. Taking place in the outdoor patio on the south side of the LVH (adjacent to the LVCC North Hall) from 8:00 - 9:00 am each morning of the Show, Cars & Coffee gives attendees a great place to start their day.

Post on: 07/25/2013 - 12:31pm

The SEMA Education Institute (SEI) will host a webinar on August 1, 2013 to provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act, including recent changes to key deadlines for its implementation.

Post on: 07/22/2013 - 11:37am

The SEMA Show Exhibitor Services Manual (ESM), considered by many to be the ultimate guidebook for preparing for the SEMA Show, has been redesigned to feature a new look and easy navigation. Available online at, the resource includes general information about exhibiting at the upcoming event, a list of cost-saving deadlines (, and all the online forms an exhibitor needs to secure booth items at the Show taking place Tues.-Fri., Nov. 5-8, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Post on: 07/12/2013 - 1:55pm

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the organization representing the $31 billion specialty automotive industry, opened phase two of its automotive innovation facility in Southern California today, in conjunction with Collector Car Appreciation Day.

Post on: 07/08/2013 - 9:54am

The annual SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Education Day will be held, for the first time, in conjunction with the Detroit Autorama – the 60-year old custom cars show taking place at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, in March. The program will consist of 24 sessions, each led by a hot rod parts manufacturer educating attendees about the products’ features, benefits and installation guidelines.