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Highlights From the 2017 SEMA Show

Here's a look at just a few highlights from the 2017 SEMA Show.

SEMA Honors Trailblazers Paving the Future at Industry Awards Banquet

The 2017 SEMA Industry Awards Banquet paid tribute to the innovators helping to shape the future of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

U.S. Department of Commerce Presented Export Achievement Awards to Four SEMA-Member Companies

The four SEMA-member companies that received Export Achievement Awards participated in at least one of SEMA’s business development trips this year in Australia, the Middle East and/or China.

aFe Power’s Kevin Floody Honored With SEMA International Ambassador Award

Kevin Floody, director of international sales for aFe Power, was the recipient of the SEMA International Ambassador Award.

Trepanier Crowned 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders Winner

The 2017 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders will be featured in a one-hour TV special on Velocity Network, January 2, 2018.

Video: Jay Leno Visits the 2017 SEMA Show

SEMA News talked with Jay Leno about his experience at the 2017 SEMA Show.

Video: Kyle Tucker Shows Off A 1967 Chevy II at the SEMA Show Reveal

Kyle Tucker drove a 1967 Chevy II on stage at the SEMA Show Reveal. SEMA News spoke to Tucker about the experience and the build.

2017 Mothers Shine Award Presented to 1930 Ford Model A

“Afterthought”—a ’30 Ford Model A, owned by Ted and Colleen Hubbard of South Bend, Nebraska, and built by CAL Automotive Creations of Bennington, Nebraska—was the recipient of the 2017 Mothers Shine Award.

SEMA Council and Network Award Winners Honored at SEMA Show

Nine of SEMA's councils and networks honored individuals and companies with awards and recognition during the 2017 SEMA Show.

New SEMA Battle of the Builders TV Special Airing January 2, 2018

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) -- A new episode of the TV special, “SEMA: Battle of the Builders,” will premiere on the Velocity Channel on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Since 2015, the unique one-hour program has aired on the network, giving viewers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the SEMA Show, up-close footage of the vehicles and exclusive interviews with builders as they share their personal stories and journey to the premier automotive trade show in the world. For many of the builders, SEMA Battle of the Builders is their chance to prove that they are among the elite. Hundreds enter, but only one builder can be crowned the winner of this illustrious competition.