SEMA Kicks Off Auto Show With Explosive Appeal and Winners!

Certainly SEMA is recognized as the leading auto and accessories show in the world. It also adds to the economy of Las Vegas. Peter MacGillvray, the Vice President of Events and Communications invited media and attendees to get the scoop on new products with the industry’s hottest car, truck sport compact and 4×4 SUV.

More than 2,000 SEMA Showgoers were in attendance to hear the latest news from SEMA executives who also presented the SEMA Awards.

Jesse Combs, the fastest woman on the planet gave an inspiring speech, welcoming SEMA show attendees and exhibitors on opening breakfast of the New Product Awards Breakfast. She said to never let anything stop you from what you want to do. Combs had a broken back when a drill press fell on her during a taping of her Off Road Show.


The 2013 New Product Award Winners are

Collision Repair & Refinish Product

Winner: 3M, 3MTMBody Protection System (BPS)

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Jessi Combs speaking at The SEMA New Product Breakfast in Las Vegas

Engineered New Product

Winner: Viking Performance Inc., Viking Berserker ASM (Active Shock Management)

Exterior Accessory Product

Winner: Rigid Industries LED Lighting, 2008-2010 Ford F250/F350 FX4 Grille

Interior Accessory Product

Winner: Palmer Performance Engineering, DashLogic

Merchandising Display

Winner: BedRug Inc. & Advantage Truck Accessories, BedRug and BedTred for Jeep

Mobile Electronics Product

Winner: ESCORT Inc., Passport Max

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Gene Simmons at The Ford Press Conference, at The SEMA show in Las Vegas

Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product

Winner: Shenzhen Nova Technology Co. Ltd., NOVA LED HEAD LIGHT

Packaging Display

Winner: Edge Products Inc./Superchips, Edge Evolution CTS

Performance-Racing Product

Winner: COMP Performance Group, TCI Bolt-Together High Strength Steel Planetary for Powerglide Transmissions

Performance-Street Product

Winner: Auto Meter, Boost Controller

Powersports Product

Winner: Titan Lifts, 1500XLT Motorcycle/ATV Lift Table – 1,500-lb. Lifting Capacity

Street Rod/Custom Car Product

Winner: Aeromotive Inc., Phantom 200 Stealth Fuel System

Tire and Related Product

Winner: Coker Tire Co., American Classic “Bias-Look” Radial Whitewall Tire

Tools & Equipment Product

Winner: Leap Innovations, Weigh Safe – Trailer Hitch Scale – Measures Tongue Weight

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product

Winner: AutoTrickz, Touch Activated Trigger for Keyless Entry and other Accessories

Wheel and Related Product

Winner: Ultra Wheel Co., WORX SERIES 806

The Vice President of Events and Communications Director for SEMA presented the SEMA Awards for Hottest 4×4 SUV to Jeep Wrangler, Hottest Truck to Ford F Series, with the Hottest Car going to Ford Mustang, and Hottest Sport Car going to SCION FRS.

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