By Chad Simon
SEMA Custom Car Camp will be held July 18–22, at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California.
SEMA is hosting a summer camp designed to give kids ages 10–13 a hands-on competitive experience by customizing and racing Traxxas RC cars. Campers will learn basic vehicle mechanics by taking them apart and putting them back together. Using the SEMA Garage’s 3D printer, campers will then create parts to customize their vehicles for performance, aesthetics and speed.
At the end of the week, there will be a car show with local customized vehicles, and the campers will race the vehicles they have worked on all week.
“As SEMA looks to the future and how we can help the hobby continue to grow, we believe it’s critical that we engage some of the youngest consumers and help infect them with the car bug,” said Nathan Ridnouer, SEMA vice president of councils and membership. “Through this summer camp pilot program, we test drive one of many ways that the industry can reach and influence the next generation.”
Campers will also attend a field trip to the NHRA Museum and enjoy celebrity appearances by Sung Kang from “The Fast and the Furious” films and nationally recognized vehicle builder Steve Strope.
SEMA Custom Car Camp will be held July 18–22 at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California. Drop off is at 9:00 a.m., and pickup at 4:00 p.m. The cost is $95 per camper. For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit the SEMA Custom Car Camp website.