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2016 SEMA Battle of the Builders

The SEMA Battle of the Builders (BOTB) has become one of the top competitions in the custom-car builder community, with more high-quality entries than ever. Interest in this year’s edition was at an all-time high, with more than 250 vehicles entered from all market segments, including trucks, hot rods, street rods, off-road, motorsports, sport compacts, luxury exotics and more. New this year was the Young Guns distinction for builders who were 34 years old and under. The competition was open to any builder with a display, feature or booth vehicle at the SEMA Show.

Tips to Choosing the Right Booth for You

Knowing your goals for exhibiting at the SEMA Show is one of the first steps to identifying the correct booth size to choose for your company.

Video: Richard Petty on 50 Years of the SEMA Show

Dennis Pittsenbarger talks with industry legend Richard Petty and what 50 years of the SEMA Show means to him.

Reserve Your Booth for the 2017 SEMA Show

March 31 is the deadline to submit the Exhibit Space Rental Application and deposit to participate in the 2017 SEMA Show Priority Space Selection, taking place May 1–19.

In Case You Missed It: SEMA Battle of the Builders Re-Airs This Weekend

If you missed the recent airings of SEMA Battle of the Builders, you can catch it again Sunday, February 26, at 1:00 p.m. (EST) airing on Velocity.

SEMA Show New Product Award Winners Make Headlines

Nearly 3,000 products were entered in the New Products Showcase at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Building a Ford for 2017 SEMA Show? Vehicle Proposals Due March 1

All project vehicle requests must be submitted in two parts and meet Ford’s Aftermarket Project Vehicle Program criteria.

SEMA Show Issues Call for Speakers

DIAMOND BAR, CA (December 6, 2016) – Applications are now being accepted at www.sema.org/speakers for industry leaders to host a seminar at the 2017 SEMA Show taking place Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in marketing and sales, customer service, business management, automotive trends, social media, and vehicle customization.

SEMA Announces Hottest Coupe, Sedan, Truck, 4x4-Suv and Hatch at the 2016 SEMA Show

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 1, 2016) – The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced today at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors of the world’s premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Award winners are the Ford Mustang as the Hottest Coupe, the Dodge Charger as the Hottest Sedan, the Ford Focus as the Hottest Hatch, the Jeep Wrangler as the hottest 4x4-SUV, and the Ford F-Series as the Hottest Truck.

SEMA Announces the Best New Products at the 2016 SEMA Show

LAS VEGAS, NV. (Nov. 1, 2016) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the winners of the 2017 New Products Showcase Awards this morning at the 2016 SEMA Show. The awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be consumable in 2017.