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SEMA Research Shows Growth in Aftermarket Auto Industry

A total of 48% of manufacturers reported an increase in company sales over the past year—an 8% increase compared to Fall 2023.

SEMA Names Ryan Stutzman as New CFO

Stutzman replaces current Vice President and CFO George Afremow, who will retire in June after 12 years with SEMA.

SEMA Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees

SEMA’s newest Hall of Fame members are Chris Kersting, Jack Priegel, Les Rudd, and Jon Wyly.

SEMA Show 2024 Registration is Open

Enthusiasm for this year’s SEMA Show continues to build.

Candidates Announced for SEMA Board of Directors 2024 Election

Voting will take place online beginning May 28 and is open to current SEMA-member companies.

Fight Against ICE Bans Continue Amid New Emission Laws

The EPA has taken a small step in the right direction by providing automakers and specialty aftermarket businesses additional time to develop innovative solutions to reduce emissions.

SEMA Advocacy Delays EPA Tailpipe Emissions Reduction Requirements

After advocacy from small businesses across the country that represent the specialty automotive aftermarket and other key stakeholders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying its most aggressive tailpipe emissions reduction requirements from model year 2027 to model year 2030. The EPA’s final rule also slightly increased the average tailpipe emissions for light-duty vehicles,

Thousands Oppose California’s Mandate Banning New Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales

SEMA members and industry consumers send EPA over 5,000 letters in opposition to ACC II Waiver

SEMA Accepting Nominations for Hall of Fame 2024 Class

The Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional individuals who have significantly enhanced the automotive aftermarket industry.

SEMA-Supported Bills Filed to Repeal Virigina ICE Ban

Virginia legislators have introduced companion bills (H.B. 3 and S.B. 3) to repeal the Commonwealth’s zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandates. The legislation, filed by Delegate Tony Wilt and Senator Richard Stuart, follows SEMA’s first-ever independent expenditure effort in Virginia’s November elections around the state’s attachment to California’s emissions standards, including its impending zero-emissions vehicle mandates. The mandates would

ARP Named HRIA Business of the Year

The Hot Rod Industry Alliance council of SEMA named Automotive Racing Products, Inc. (ARP) as its 2023 Business of the Year at the HRIA reception held in conjunction with the SEMA Show. ARP was recognized not only for manufacturing the premium grade fasteners employed by many leading engine builders, car builders and race teams, but for

Risk and Reward to Highlight the SEMA Show Kickoff Breakfast

English TV presenter Ant Anstead and American professional racer Tanner Foust will take the stage at the annual SEMA Show Kickoff Breakfast, Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Paradise Event Center in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino to recount their odyssey to engineer and build Foust’s Pikes Peak car in only 100 days, securing