2020 SEMA SHOW ON COVID-19 WATCH

It’s On, For Now

2020 AEV Prospector XL
Photo copyright MuscleCarsandTrucks.com

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen numerous event cancelations, with many impacting the automotive world. Most notably, auto shows have been hit especially hard, with the Geneva and Detroit Auto Show canceled, and New York still postponed. Upcoming auto shows don’t have it any easier. The annual SEMA Show in November is the most important aftermarket show of the year, and one of the biggest automotive events of the year, period. While we certainly hope the Coronavirus situation allows for a 2020 SEMA Show, its organizers are being cautious. Organizers recently sent an email to provide updates, stating:

“While some of SEMA’s more immediate events have been cancelled or postponed, the 2020 SEMA Show is set to take place as scheduled on Nov. 3-6. As the situation continues to evolve, we will monitor the landscape closely and will make decisions based on guidance from local, state, national and international health officials.” 

UNKL Mustang Mach 1
Ringbrothers UNKL Ford Mustang Mach 1. Photo copyright Muscle Cars & Trucks

So, for now, the 2020 SEMA Show is on. It’s good to see they’re taking a proactive approach to planning the show. Given the world has never gone through a pandemic of this scale in modern history, there are a lot of unknowns, and SEMA acknowledges that. But to the tuning and modification companies of the world, SEMA is their lifeline. While car manufacturers are well known enough to host online reveals, many modifications companies depend on SEMA to get the exposure they need to survive. SEMA also understands this, as said in the email.

2020 SEMA Show
The Valarra Corvette Body Kit on display at the 2019 SEMA Show. Photo copyright Muscle Cars & Trucks.

“The health and welfare of the industry is a top priority to SEMA, so the association has taken a proactive approach to supporting SEMA members and is working with lawmakers to ensure they are educated and informed about the auto and auto parts industry and how it’s affected by COVID-19.”

2020 SEMA Show organizers have a difficult road ahead for planning the show. By November, hopefully we will be out of the worst of this, but there is always a chance of a rumored rebound from the virus. Hopefully, by planning so far in advance, SEMA can make the best possible decision on how to hold everyone’s favorite tuning and modification show.

Ringbrothers Camaro
The Ringbrothers Valkyrja 1969 Camaro. Photo copyright MuscleCarsandTrucks.com

Written by Sam George

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What do you think?

Tesla Cybertruck

TESLA CYBERTRUCK TAKING AIM AT FORD F-150 RAPTOR?

UAW

DETROIT THREE WANTS TO RESTART PRODUCTION IN MAY, UAW HAS OTHER PLANS