It’s about time SEMA inducts an auto trimmer into its Hall of Fame — don’t you think?
The association just opened up nominations for the 2020 SEMA Hall of Fame, “which honors outstanding individuals in the automotive specialty-equipment industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity and accomplishments have significantly contributed to the industry’s growth.”
“Our industry is fortunate to be filled with thousands of hard-working men and women who are passionate in their support of the association’s various activities,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO. “While there is no way to truly express the full breadth of our admiration and thanks to those hard-working people, the election of select individuals to the SEMA Hall of Fame is the one time each year when we can hold up their accomplishments for the entire industry to celebrate.”
The honor has been bestowed on individuals since 1969. However, a cursory search of inductees revealed that not a single one has been an auto trimmer. Let’s change that!
SEMA members can nominate anyone they like for consideration into the Hall of Fame, so long as they meet certain criteria. Among the criteria: Nominees must be at least 50 years old, have worked in the automotive aftermarket for a minimum of 10 years, and contributed to the industry on a national or international level.
To nominate someone, simply visit SEMA’s website and complete an online application by March 16, 2020.