Pinewood Drags and Installation Gala Return July 28

SEMA News—June 2017

Industry News

By Amanda Gubbins

The SEMA Pinewood Drag Races, held in conjunction with the association’s annual Installation Gala, benefit qualified SEMA Cares charities.

Pinewood Drags and Installation Gala Return July 28

Join friends and colleagues to celebrate the automotive specialty-equipment industry’s pioneers and volunteers at the 2017 SEMA Installation Gala, Friday, July 28, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California. The evening festivities will honor the 2017 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees as well as incoming and outgoing members of the association’s Board of Directors.

The Gala will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m., where the SEMA Pinewood Drag Races will take place. Dinner will follow at 7:00 p.m.

Each year, hundreds of SEMA-member companies generously sponsor cars in the Pinewood Drag Races, with 100% of the proceeds going to qualified SEMA Cares charities. Members can either sponsor child-built cars or build and enter their own SEMA-supplied stock cars. To learn more, visit

All member companies are invited to the Installation Gala, but seats are limited. Tickets can be purchased at

Toyota Hilux
The Toyota HiLux is the top-selling pickup in Australia. Complete make/model and sales data is available in SEMA’s international research reports, free to members.

What Sells Best and Where? Make/Model Data Available

Want to know which countries sell the most Mustangs? Interested in selling in a particular country and want to know which are the best-selling pickups in that market? Those and many more make/model sales statistics are available free of charge to SEMA members to assist them in analyzing overseas markets and their product’s export potential. The data focuses on individual markets around the world, such as countries in Europe, Asia, Africa or South America. There are also reports centering on the most popular markets for particular vehicle models.

The data is available at For more information about the reports or assistance with downloads, contact Khesayc Chu Yang at



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