Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2013 SEMA Show New Products and SEMA Awards
The 2013 SEMA New Products and SEMA Vehicle Awards launched the 2013 SEMA Show at Las Vegas, Nevada with a Tuesday morning breakfast ceremony. 4WD Mechanix HD Video Network captured the excitement and newest product achievements!
The annual SEMA Award is prized by vehicle manufacturers. Nate Shelton, Chairman of SEMA (left in group) and Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO, share a 2013 SEMA New Product Award with TCI for their Powerglide upgrades! (Photo courtesy of SEMA.) For the complete winners list from SEMA with product details, click here.
Companies large and small have products selected by the SEMA judges. When all the booths are set up, the judges tour the nearly 2,400 SEMA exhibits to select new and innovative products that reach out in the automotive aftermarket. At left, the nominees included the winner in the Powersports Products, Titan Lifts, a first time exhibitor. At right, Leap Innovations won for its safety-oriented Trailer Hitch Scale.
At left, Aeromotive receives a 2013 SEMA New Product Award. At right, Peter MacGillivray, the Vice President of Communications for SEMA, shares the new vehicle SEMA Awards for each vehicle class. This highly valued and noteworthy new vehicle recognition reflects design platforms and suitability for accessories and upgrades. The Jeep Wrangler once again won the ‘Hottest 4×4 SUV’ award. Ford F-truck won the ‘Hottest Truck Award’.
Ford Motor Company and Chrysler/Jeep® took the top honors in these classes. Each winning vehicle must lend itself to aftermarket accessorizing and performance upgrades. The Jeep Wrangler is clearly a winner in its category, the 2013 SEMA Show had JK Wrangler retrofit products from one end to the other—including the huge Mopar® display with Jeep® Off-Road Performance Products!