Cars for the show might not get built on time.
Love it or loathe it, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is a huge deal to the automotive industry. It's not just the independent market that turns out in full, it's also a showcase for large automakers to show off its aftermarket parts and tricked out models.
According to Muscle Cars & Trucks' (MC&T) sources though, Chevrolet may find itself with incomplete concept cars and pickup trucks due to the ongoing United Automobile Workers (UAW) strike. We've already had word that the strike action is going to delay production of Chevrolet's new Corvette, but now MC&T has sources saying that the strike is "affecting everything."
"It's too early to speculate on production timing impacts of any of our SEMA builds due to the UAW work stoppage," a GM spokesperson told MC&T, but the reality is that the strike is four weeks old now and the SEMA show is just a few weeks away with the doors opening on November 5.
Chevy traditionally has a big presence at the show, and as well as planning to show off the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and make several performance car and truck announcements, the American automaker likely has plans for several show-stopping and headline-grabbing special editions.
On top of that, Chevy will be bringing new performance parts and accessories to display at the show and hosts its own SEMA Design Award contest each year to showcase the best of Chevy-based builds. The problem there is that SEMA builds are often being created right up to the last minute and some of those builds for the competition will be featuring Chevrolet Performance parts, accessories, and even crate engines. On top of that, the winner of the contest is set to win a 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray. Once they actually start being built of course.