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Las Vegas, NV (Nov 15) The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association convention was held from November 5th through November 8th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s convention spotlighted the celebration of the accomplishments of the past, and advances and innovations by the younger industry members.
SEMA recognizes vehicle models with the hottest trends and products designed for performance and safety. Here are this year’s winners:
The 2012 SEMA Award winners in four categories for the top trending vehicle models: Hottest Car: Ford Mustang, Hottest Sport-Compact: Scion FR-S, Hottest 4×4-SUV: Jeep Wrangler, Hottest Truck: Ford F-Series.
2012 New Product Award Winners: Collision Repair & Refinish Product: Matrix Wand 3-D Blueprinting System, Matrix Wand 3-D Blueprinting and Discovery System Engineered New Product: Mastershift, Magnum Paddle and Sequential Type Shifter Exterior Accessory Product: Husky Liners, Husky 5th-Wheel Tailgate with Backup Camera Mount Interior Accessory Product: Edge Products/Superchips, TrailDash Merchandising Display: Extang/Truxedo/UnderCover, UnderCover Flex Mobile Electronics Product: INTRAPHEX, Smartphone Integration Device (SID) Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product: BedRug Inc., BedRug and BedTred for Jeep Packaging Display: Edge Products/Superchips, TrailDash Performance-Racing Product: ATI Performance Products, ATI Cast Aluminum T-400 SuperCase Performance-Street Product: COMP Performance Group, COMP Cams 4-Pattern Camshafts Powersports Product: K&N Engineering Inc., K&N Street Metal Intake System Street Rod/Custom Car Product: MSD Performance, MSD Atomic LSTM, EFI for LS Engines Tire and Related Product: Pirelli Tire North America, Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season Tools & Equipment Product: Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., MultimaticTM 200 TIG/MIG/Stick Welder Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product: CURT Manufacturing LLC, Easy Mount Electrical Brackets Wheel and Related Product: Hotchkis Sport Suspension, Hotchkis Performance Wheels Model – H Sport
SEMA 2012 with over 2,000 exhibiting companies and hundreds of new products, proved again to be the number one association in the automotive world. Due to the digital age, future sales growth will depend on product information available online. SEMA DATA Co-0p (SDC) is available for reliable access to updated product information. SEMA is staying current with members’ needs and understands where the industry is headed. SEMA is a nonprofit trade association with more information available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org.
Brenda Hyatt – WorldNewsVine Las Vegas
Photography by: Donald Scelzo – WorldNewsVine Las Vegas