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For 2009, more than 450 companies experienced exhibiting for the first time at what is the specialty-equipment industry’s hottest showcase for new products and technology—the SEMA Show.

A total of 1,745 companies exhibited at the mecca
of automotive trade shows, and they were joined by more than 120,000
retailers, warehouse distributors, members of the media and other
attendees, with about 24% of the registered buyers coming from outside
the United States.

More than 200 innovations from companies new to the SEMA Show.

When AE Distributing designed the packaging for the Contour HD 1080p
camera, it kept in mind one of the challenges that customers often

This is my first time to the SEMA Show, and the New Products Showcase
is very cool. I like the way it’s laid out by categories, and I’m
amazed at all the things that I didn’t know about.

The 2009 SEMA Show kicked off with the annual New Product Awards
Breakfast, where 36 of the hottest new products for 2010 received their
first of many accolades.

Admittedly, we couldn't fit everything in this 16 page PDF, but we came pretty darn close.


Chris Kersting

  • Quality is our mantra. It is the theme underlying everything we do at
    the association, and it was our goal for the 2009 SEMA Show.

Industry News

Member News

  • SEMA’s Ambassador Program continues to grow and expand as member
    companies and their representatives take the lead in reaching out to
    and recruiting new members.

SEMA Heritage

  • The old familiar sight of several roadsters at a Southern California
    drive-in is fast fading away,” wrote Tex Smith in the July 1959 Hot Rod magazine.