SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 33, August 16, 2018

SEMA Launch Pad Announces Live Event Host

By Kristopher Porter

  James Pumphrey
James Pumphrey

The SEMA Launch Pad—a live event taking place Monday, October 29, in the Westgate Hotel and Casino Theater—will be hosted by James Pumphrey, head writer at Donut Media. Pumphrey will interact with the crowd, introduce the contestants and facilitate the entire event with an entertaining and a comedic spin.

Donut Media is one of the fastest-growing online automotive networks. Pumphrey hosts “Up to Speed,” “The New Car Show,” “Hot Laps,” “Car Boys” and he had one line in the TV show “Two Broke Girls” in 2008—a fact he likes to make known on a regular basis. He’s deceivingly tall, knowingly loud and he is dedicating this hosting gig to all the children around the world.

Launch Pad has partnered with the SEMA Education student program, which brings hundreds of automotive-driven high school students to Las Vegas to experience the SEMA Show, network with industry professionals and discover all the industry has to offer. The students will kick off their week by attending the live event.

Voting is Now Live

Voting for the SEMA Launch Pad competition is now open, and will help competitors to secure a spot in the top 10 and advance to the live competition at the 2018 SEMA Show. In front of a live audience, the finalists will pitch their products to a panel of industry judges, who will determine the ultimate winner. Catch your favorite finalist at the live event, taking place Monday, October 29, in the Westgate Theater at 11:30 a.m.

Get to know the semi-finalists, learn about their products and vote today!

To learn more about the program, visit the SEMA Launch Pad website.

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