Event Recap: SEMA Show 2022
November 09, 2022

Event Recap: SEMA Show 2022

Pedal Commander Team went to SEMA Show 2022 for you and gained information on the newest tech, innovative automotive ideas, and future equipment! Read on for the spotlight and the “surprise” award winner!


Blake Wilkey’s Class 11 and Death Boat

Wilkey decided to construct and race a Class 11 VW early in 2020. They started the Mint 400 thirty days after their arrival with a brand-new vehicle and finished second overall.


Blake and his best buddy Kevin Butts of Quixotic Motorsports developed the Jaws Trophy Truck with the same mindset and drive. 2019 saw them put pen to paper, and over the course of the following years, Kevin and Blake put in about three hundred hours simply designing on the computer. 


To finish this project and turn the Jaws Trophy Truck Baja Bug into a fierce competitor, Wilkey put together roughly $200,000 in complex parts. Blake Wilkey's easygoing demeanor makes it understandable why he has gained popularity as an A-list brand spokesperson. 


Remember when Blake got surprised with a Pedal Commander in his truck?


FuelTech USA, a pioneer in engine management systems for racing cars, has announced its exhibit at the SEMA Show 2022 in the Central Hall at booth 23229.


Anderson Dick, the founder and CEO of FuelTech said, "For the previous few years, we have focused on racing-only trade fairs, and we are happy to be expanding the FuelTech brand into the bigger market that visits the SEMA Show.”


King Shocks

King Shocks is a well-known shock manufacturer in the off-road market. They have been family owned and operated since 1996 and have produced all of their products in the United States. 


Top-tier race trucks from all over the world may be found with their high-performance shocks. King provides a wide selection of cost-effective, high-performance OEM fit shocks. These stunning shocks may be updated, rebuilt, and set to your specifications.

Pedal Commander Won, Again!

Sadly, we were unable to attend the SEMA Show this year, but that didn't stop us from winning another prize! Pedal Commander has received the renowned SDC Data Excellence Award for the fifth year running. Murat Yilmaz, CEO of Pedal Commander, said:  “At Pedal Commander, we aim to be the best at what we do. This extends to making our product data as accurate as possible because we know how important it is to our customers. We are pleased to be recognized by SEMA Data Corporation for the Data Excellence Award.”

What is the Purpose of the SEMA Show 2022?

Manufacturers of automotive accessories that improve the performance, styling, comfort, convenience, and safety of cars, trucks, and SUVs make up the 2,400 exhibiting firms. Major automakers and top aftermarket manufacturers are among the first-time exhibitors at the SEMA Show who are bringing new, creative goods to market. Still, most are tiny enterprises run and managed by auto enthusiasts passionate about and familiar with

sema-show-off-road-camper automobiles. 

What Happens at SEMA 2022?

The SEMA Show is the top trade show designed to support and promote small businesses. To present new, cutting-edge goods and network with global industry buyers, automotive specialized equipment makers can exhibit alongside automobile manufacturers at the trade-only exhibition. 


Over 161,000 people typically attend the four-day event, including 71,000 quality buyer firms looking for the latest products to sell in their stores; 3,300 media professionals from trade and consumer sources; 2,400 exhibiting companies; and representatives from more than 140 other nations. 


The SEMA Show connects manufacturers with buyers and offers educational seminars on business strategies and techniques like online marketing, customer service, product training, and new vehicle technology. 

The event also hosts networking events where people in particular market segments can interact with one another. Interaction is less common today, given today's technology features and attractions that emphasize current business trends with live drifting displays, practical training, and more.

Where Does SEMA 2022 Take Place?

The Las Vegas Convention Center, surrounding neighborhoods, and Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino offer an additional 1 million square feet of features and activities for the SEMA Show, which spans 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space. 

One thousand five hundred showcase cars are among the more than 3,000 products in the New Products Showcase shown in exhibitor booths and throughout the conference center.

What Does SEMA Stand For?

The $44.6 billion automobile aftermarket industry is represented by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a trade association. 

SEMA provides its members with research, training, education, manufacturing support services, advocacy for legislation, discounts on group purchases, networking opportunities, and more, in addition to hosting the world's largest automotive trade exhibition.