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The SEMA Award—Showcasing the Industry's Coolest Cars, Parts and Companies

Each year, SEMA recognizes four vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year’s coolest products.

The Hottest Vehicles of the SEMA Show

The Hottest Vehicles of the SEMA ShowDuring the 2013 SEMA Show, the SEMA Award for Hottest 4x4-SUV went to the Jeep Wrangler. This well-deserved honor was the result of the Wrangler's dominant presence throughout the Show. Here now are some examples of builders turning stock Wranglers into rolling, rugged masterpieces. Take time to scroll through each entry and notice that in every writeup, there are direct links to manufacturers with 2013-2014 Jeep Wrangler accessories.“The SEMA Show has always been the annual event where the newest and most innovative products are seen first,” said Chris J. Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “The SEMA Award celebrates the industry’s unique ability to identify and set the trends that influence consumers worldwide. It also underscores the cooperative relationship between the automakers and SEMA-member companies.”
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By Steve Campbell

Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler Named 2013 SEMA Award Winners

This year's SEMA Award for the top trending vehicle models in four categories were revealed at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car, the Scion FR-S took the Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4x4-SUV award.

Industry Experts Make Early Predictions on 2013 SEMA Award Winners

Automotive experts are speculating on what the top vehicle models will be at the upcoming SEMA Show taking place November 5–8, 2013, in Las Vegas.

Industry Experts Make Early Predictions on 2012 SEMA Award Winners

Automotive experts are speculating on what the top vehicle models will be at the upcoming SEMA Show taking place Tuesday–Friday, October 30–November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas.

SEMA Award Consumer Challenge Winner Announced

A stunning tribal graphic paint job, with matching Foose wheels and custom flip-forward hood, was enough to make Jerry Calder’s 2011 SS Camaro a winner in the 2011 SEMA Award Consumer Challenge.

Fiat 500 Abarth Designed for Enthusiasts

Taking dead aim at the driving enthusiast community, Fiat trotted out a sport version of the recently introduced Fiat 500. Legitimately tuned for the track, the Abarth (pronounced “ah-bart”) edition has 59% more horsepower and 70% more torque than the standard model.   

2011 SEMA Award

One of the exciting things about the SEMA Show is that there always seem to be a few select vehicle models that stand out among all the others. The SEMA Award recognizes this phenomenon and is presented to the top trending vehicles in four categories: Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4-SUV, and Hottest Sport Compact.
One of the exciting things about the SEMA Show is that there always seem to be a few select vehicle models that stand out among all the others. The SEMA Award recognizes this phenomenon and is presented to the top trending vehicles in four categories: Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4-SUV, and Hottest Sport Compact.

SEMA Award Contender Contest

Enter for a chance to have your vehicle featured at the 2011 SEMA Show

Owners of a SEMA Award contender vehicle are invited to submit a video clip highlighting the vehicle’s modifications for a chance to have the vehicle featured at the SEMA Show, along with credentials and amenities to attend the annual trade-only event.

Hottest Vehicles to be Announced at 2011 SEMA Show

Exhibitors Select Outstanding Vehicles in Four Categories

SEMA Show exhibitors will identify the hottest vehicle platforms during the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winning models will be presented with the coveted SEMA Award in four categories: Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4-SUV, and – for the first time – Hottest Sport Compact.

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