Friday, 04 November 2011 16:54

SEMA Announces New Product Showcase Award Winners

Written by Staff

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced on November 1 the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards held at the 2011 SEMA Show. The event recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market. This year, nearly 2,000 new products were submitted for consideration.

Criteria that ranked high on the judges' selection for the New Product Showcase Awards included superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability.

The 2011 New Product Award Winners include:

Best Engineered New Product 

Winner: Baer Brake Systems, Full Floating Rear End Conversion
Runner Up: Aeromotive Inc., Camaro Stealth Fuel System
Runner Up: Fuelab, Electronic Fuel Pressure Regulator

Best New Exterior Accessory Product 

Winner: Cargo Ease Inc., Cargo Ramp / Brake System
Runner Up: Bestop Inc., TrekStep Side Mounted Step
Runner Up: Rhino-Rack USA, Roof Mounted Cargo Basket

Best New Interior Accessory Product 

Winner: Auto Meter Products, Universal 3 Gauge Mounting Solution
Runner Up: LOKAR Performance Products, Billet Aluminum Tremec Shifter Levers For TKO 500 and TKO 600
Runner Up: Bully Dog Technologies, RAM Mounting Systems for Bully Dog GTs and WatchDogs

Best New Merchandising Display 

Winner: MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd., TechFloor™ Retail Display
Runner Up: Flex-a-lite Consolidated, Flex-a-chill - Radiator Coolant Additive (POP)
Runner Up: Access Roll-Up Covers, Access Truck Bed LED Light Display

Best New Mobile Electronics Product 

Winner: Escort/Beltronics Radar Detectors, ESCORT Live!
Runner Up: Del City, Sealed Window Crimp Connector
Runner Up: Metra Electronics Corp., ASWC

Best New Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product 

Winner: MSD Ignition, Atomic EFI
Runner Up: Daystar Products International, Can Cam Fuel and Water System
Runner Up: ProRYDE Suspension Systems, SuperBLOK 3-in-1 Leaf Spring Blocks

Best New Packaging Display 

Winner: MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd., TechCare™
Runner Up: Auto Meter Products, Auto Meter Custom Shop Gauge Set
Runner Up: Preval, vFan Portable Airbrush System

Best New Collision Repair & Refinish Product 

Winner: Eagle Abrasives Inc., Super Assilex
Runner Up: Plio Grip by Valvoline, Like90 Turbo Pad for Bumpers
Runner Up: Gema, OptiFlex®2

Best New Performance-Racing Product 

Winner: COMP Performance Group, COMP Cams Sprint Car Front Drive Kit For LS Applications
Runner Up: Auto Meter Products, Ultimate DL Playback Tach System
Runner Up: Ace Fuel Systems, Adjustable Fuel Injector

Best New Performance-Street Product 

Winner: SCT Performance, SCT iTSX for iPhone
Runner Up: COMP Performance Group, Inglese EFI Throttle Body Insert Hidden Metal Screen Filters
Runner Up: COMP Performance Group, FAST EZ-EFI Jeep 4.2L/6 Cylinder Kit

Best New Powersports Product 

Winner: Auto Meter Products, Universal GPS Speedometer Interface
Runner Up: Skyjacker Suspensions, 10-12 Polaris Ranger Crew Rear Winch Mount Kit
Runner Up: Warn Industries Inc., 1700 XT Portable Winch

Best NewStreet Rod/Custom Car Product 

Winner: Classic Instruments Inc., SkyDrive
Runner Up: Billet Specialties Inc., Billet LS Valve Covers
Runner Up: Eddie Motorsports, Billet aluminum Under-hood kit for 1955-1957 Chevys

Best New Tire and Related Product 

Winner: Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Continental Cross Contact LX20
Runner Up: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Discoverer A/T3
Runner Up: Continental Tire the Americas LLC, General Tire G-MAX AS-03

Best New Tools & Equipment Product 

Winner: PH2 Solutions Inc., PH2 Validator
Runner Up: Las Vegas Tool LLC, EASYPULLER by Las Vegas Tool LLC
Runner Up: Schley Products/SP TOOLS, Air Hammer Ball Joint R&R Tool

Best New Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product 

Winner: EZ Connector Inc., EZS7-02
Runner Up: Daystar Products International, Shock and Steering Stabilizer Armor
Runner Up: Specialty Products Co., Leaf Spring Silencer™

Best New Wheel and Related Product 

Winner: Topline Products, Verde Custom Wheels | V39 - Parallax
Runner Up: iForged Performance Alloys/Forgestar Wheels, CF10 Rotary Forged Carbon Fiber Edition
Runner Up: MGP Caliper Covers, MGP Caliper Covers


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