What is SEMA?
By: Mike Kowdley Posted: 11-04-03 14:00 PT

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SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, puts on the SEMA show every year at this time in Las Vegas. It's a trade show for industry folks, where vehicle and aftermarket manufacturers show of there latest products and services. Here's some fast facts about the show:

  • Year the first SEMA Show was held: 1967
  • Location of the first Show: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
  • Number of SEMA Shows that have been held in Las Vegas: 27
  • Size of the first SEMA Show: 14,000 square feet
  • Size of the 2003 SEMA Show: 2,000,000 square feet
  • Number of booths at the SEMA Show in 1967: 98
  • Number of booths at the SEMA Show in 2003: 9,100
  • Number of vehicles displayed at the 1967 SEMA Show: 5
  • Number of vehicles displayed at the 2003 SEMA Show: Approx. 1,500
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