The SEMA Show –
Mid-year, the buzz starts to hum throughout the automotive industry in preparation for the big SEMA show in November. Planning and tons of hard work go into readying some of the most enticing rides you’ll ever see, all in one place – SEMA. For newcomers, you might be asking yourself what SEMA stands for and what it’s about. SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Marketing Association. The organization was founded in 1963 and each year a trade-only event for the automotive industry is held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event showcases and highlights the newest vehicle trends, reveals, products, tech and cutting-edge equipment for a week-long member-only experience.
Outside the convention center, hundreds of custom built vehicles and trucks are displayed, where onlookers can admire, photograph and chat about the process of the sponsored build with the vehicle owner. Inside each of the convention center’s four halls is a gathering of exhibitors ranging from industry giants such as Dodge, Chevrolet and Ford, to smaller businesses focusing on automotive products right alongside some of the top manufacturers and warehouse distributors in the industry.
SEMA is More Than Just a Car Show
SEMA offers a range of resources and entertainment available to all members and showgoers. Participants can register for any of the 70+ SEMA education classes, attend various product demos, watch the Battle of the Builder’s competition, have a good time at SEMA Ignited (the after show entertainment), and enjoy the food, drink, and highly anticipated reveals.
After last year’s virtual show, the return of this year’s in-person SEMA show was a breath of fresh air. The world took a hard hit this past year and half and we couldn’t have been more grateful to reconnect with old customers and meet new ones face to face. Factory Reproductions has been a long-time member of SEMA and we enjoy nothing more than being a part of the exciting automotive community. With our industry leading replica wheels on display at the show, we always look forward to meeting and catching up with business partners, distributors, auto enthusiasts and hobbyists.
Thank you for taking the time to check out our blog and thank you to those who stopped by the Factory Reproductions booth this year. It was a pleasure reconnecting! With that said, let the countdown to SEMA 2022 begin!
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