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A trade show for aftermarket automotive equipment hosted by the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers' Association.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's SEMA: SEMA Show page on 18 June 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The SEMA Show is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is among the largest conventions held in Vegas. The 2013 SEMA Show drew about 60,000 buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase features nearly 2,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

The first SEMA Show was held in 1967 in the basement of the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, before moving to the new Anaheim Stadium in 1974. In 1967 they had 98 manufacturers manning booths and an attendance of 3,000 people. In 1967 there were 5 cars on display, including a 1967 Ford GT40 in the Shelby America booth and a drag-race-prepped Dodge Dart. The early shows, held in Los Angeles and Anaheim, California, were exclusively card-table-and-masking-tape affairs, but by the early 1970s, sophisticated display and marketing techniques were visible throughout the show. At that time, a Show booth cost $375. The Show moved to a different location—the new and expansive Anaheim Convention Center (across from Disneyland). Booth sales and attendance kept increasing dramatically. The SEMA Show continued to cater to the needs of industry representatives rather than consumers and began to develop a reputation as a place where business was expected and completed. As part of the ’70s SEMA Shows, one of the must-attend events was Doris Herbert’s Drag News party, which was topped only by the SEMA Awards Banquet.


2011 Photographs

SEMA Show 2011 Spokesmodel Rides Magazine
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SEMA Show 2011 Spokesmodel Chevrolet Silverado HD
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SEMA Show 2011 Spokesmodel Monster Energy Truck
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SEMA Show 2011 Spokesmodel Chevrolet Camaro
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SEMA Show 2011 Spokesmodel Kia Rio
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SEMA Show 2011 Spokesmodel Zexx Wax
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
16 November 2003SEMA 2003 - Final ThoughtsMotorsports-Marketing.com
15 February 2011WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO THE 2011 SEMA SHOW IN LAS VEGAS TAKE PART IN THE SAN CHALLENGE!SEMA Action Network
2 March 2011SAN Members Powering Off the Starting Line in the Race to 2011 SEMA Show!SEMA Action Network
5 November 2013Carpenter, Dixon Appear At SONAX Booth in SEMA Show Tom Blattler


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