The 2003 SEMA Show, the huge automotive aftermarket manufacturers exhibition held in Las Vegas every year, is a massive showcase for products and services for modifying your vehicle. It seems all the manufacturers develop a theme vehicle for the show each year and put them on display. Its a perfect opportunity to see the hottest and newest trends and custom paint treatments.

In 2003, AutoArt Magazine co-sponsored the automotive art exhibit at SEMA, and for the first time it featured the work of pinstripers. Panels created by stripers from all over America were on display, drawing the attention of other painters and giving further legitimacy to the art of embellishment.