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SEMA Announces New Product Award Winners

October 30, 2018 GMT

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2018--The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2018 SEMA Show. These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be consumable in 2019.

SEMA’s annual New Product Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the automotive specialty-equipment market at the SEMA Show. Products are judged in 16 award categories, and each category has one winner and two runners-up.


Nearly 3,000 products were entered into the 16 different Showcase categories to be considered for a SEMA New Product Awards this year. Winners were selected based on a variety of factors that included superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability, and more.

The New Product Award Winners are:

Collision Repair & Refinish Product Winner: ITW Evercoat, OPTEX Color Changing Body Filler and Putty Runner Up: Bonding Solutions, Like90 Gun Cleaner Runner Up: Scangrip, NOVA-UV S

Engineered New Product Winner: Flaming River Industries Inc., VDOG variable angle gear Runner Up: Holley/MSD, Racepak CL2 OBD2 & EFI Cloud/Mobile Based Data System Runner Up: QA1, MOD Series Shock

Exterior Accessory Product Winner: Lund International, AVS Aeroskin LightShield Hood Protector Runner Up: ORACLE Lighting, ORACLE Lighting Vector Series Grill for the Jeep Wrangler JL Runner Up: Steelcraft, Stubby Jeep Bumper

Interior Accessory Product Winner: Speed Dawg Shift Knobs, Dodge Drag Pack 1320 Racing Stripe Shift Knob Runner Up: Lock’er Down Security Products, EXxtreme Console Safe Runner Up: Intellitronix, 1967-1972 Chevy Truck Direct Replacement Analog Gauge Cluster

Merchandising Display Winner: Dee Zee Inc., Rotary Running Board Display Runner Up: Putco, Tec Rail POP Display Runner Up: Cooper Tire, Discoverer AT3 360 Interactive Display

Mobile Electronics Product Winner: AAC, Trigger 4 Plus Runner Up: Kicker, KEY 180.4 Runner Up: Daystar Products, Daystar GMRS Radio Kit for JK Wrangler


Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product Winner: Rancho/DynoMax, Rancho JL Wrangler Sport Suspension System Runner Up: Rock-Slide Engineering, Next Generation Step Slider Runner Up: BODYGUARD, 18+ Jeep JL Full Width Front Bumper

Packaging Design Winner: Pedal Commander, Pedal Commander Performance Throttle Response Controller Runner Up: Mishimoto, Carbon Fiber Baffled Catch Can Packaging Runner Up: Surly Soap, Soap Infused Hand Cleaner

Performance-Racing Product Winner: ProCharger Supercharger Systems, ProCharger CrankDrive™ Supercharger Gear Drive Runner Up: QA1, MOD Series Shock Runner Up: QA1, Carbon Fiber Sway Bar

Performance-Street Product Winner: Turbosmart, Kompact-EM Universal Blow Off Valve Runner Up: Dakota Digital, HDX Universal Competition Analog Instruments Runner Up: Livernois Motorsports & Engineering, DOD/AFM system failure prevention kit for Gen4 GM LS series engines

Powersports Product Winner: Warn Industries Inc., VRX 45-S Runner Up: Race Sport Lighting, Race Sport Lighting Voltage Gauge Display Runner Up: Dynojet Research, Power Vision

Street Rod/Custom Car Product Winner: Flaming River Industries Inc., VDOG variable angle gear Runner Up: Wilwood Disc Brakes, Compact Tandem Master Cylinder Runner Up: Dakota Digital, RTX 55-57 Chevy Car Instruments

Tire and Related Product Winner: Cooper Tire, Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S Runner Up: Continental Tire, Continental VikingContact 7 Runner Up: Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, Baja Pro X

Tools & Equipment Product Winner: Newarc Tech LLC, NewArc SRS-3 Portable Wheel Straightening System Runner Up: Towtector/AaLadin, UNDERCARRIAGE CLEANER Runner Up: Rhino Metals Inc., IWTC6534D

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product Winner: Brandmotion, Radar Blind Spot System with Cross Traffic Detection Runner Up: Air Lift Co., Wireless One EZ mount Runner Up: TITAN Fuel Tanks, XXL Direct Replacement Fuel Tank

Wheel and Related Product Winner: Wheel Pros, Asanti Wheels AB-816 Runner Up: The Wheel Group/Wheel-1, TR75 (Style No. 3275) 20x9 Brushed/Dark Tint Runner Up: APR, B&M Racing, Dinan, Flowmaster & Hurst Performance, APR S01 Forged Wheels (20x9 - Silver/Machined)

About SEMA and the SEMA Show

The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at  www.SEMAShow.com  or  www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

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