SEMA Show New Product Awards

SEMA News—January 2013

EVENTS
Compiled by Steve Campbell

SEMA Show New Product Awards

Winners in 16 Categories From Among More Than 2,000 Entries

The New Products Showcase at the 2012 SEMA Show included more than 2,000 parts, tools, assemblies and packages. The displays encompassed must-see items for every segment of the industry, and each was examined by a panel of expert judges who ranked them for superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability. The judges then awarded “best in class” honors to products in 16 categories, along with two runners up in each division. We congratulate not only the winners, but also those who conceive and create all of the innovations that drive the industry.


Best New Collision, Repair and Refinish Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsMatrix Wand 3-D Blueprinting System
Matrix Wand 3-D Blueprinting and Discovery System

The Matrix Wand 3-D Blueprinting & Discovery System is a vehicle measurement device that reveals hidden damage to a vehicle’s structure. It provides body and suspension tolerances in XYZ coordinates and can be used to fully document custom vehicles.

Information: 785-826-8800
www.matrixelectronicmeasuring.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsGoliath Carts
D1-A “Mobile Detailer” Detail Cart

The D1 Mobile Detailer is a complete mobile solution with storage for all of the tools and materials needed in the detailing of vehicles. This closed system ensures security and inventory control, and it reduces contaminants on materials.

Information: 866-694-2278
www.goliathcarts.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsPRO-TECH-IT
PRO-TECH-IT Reusable Covers

Pro-Tech-It covers provide reusable vehicle protection for collision repairers. The covers protect vehicles both during repairs and while they are stored either inside
or outdoors.

Information: 651-335-7354
www.pro-tech-it.com

Best New Exterior Accessory Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Husky Liners
Husky 5th Wheel Tailgate With Backup Camera Mount

The Husky Liners 5th Wheel Tailgate with Backup Camera Mount offers a durable, weather-resistant backup camera mount and housing unit attached. Information: 800-344-8759
www.huskyliners.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Rampage Products LLC Self-Contained Electric Mirror and Power Supply

These individual reproduction mirror housings are upgraded to include internal low-voltage mirror drive motors powered by AA batteries and an interior control panel.

Information: 951-277-4949 www.rampageproducts.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

HornBlasters Inc. HornBlasters Jackass 228VX

The Jackass horn just got louder. This kit bumps up the pressure, delivering even more powerful honks. A 2-gallon air tank lets users honk to their hearts’ delight.

Information: 877-209-8179 www.hornblasters.com

Best New Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product Winner:

Winner: Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

BedRug Inc. BedRug and BedTred for Jeep

These BedRug and BedTred kits for Jeep are 100% waterproof, custom-molded kits that provide convenience and comfort and are easy to install, remove and clean.

Information: 800-462-8435
www.bedrug.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Fuel-Tool Fuel-Tool PT500 Fuel Transfer System

Once installed in the bed of a truck, the PT500 accesses fuel from the truck’s gas tank and transfers it to any gas-powered equipment.

Information: 201-956-2350
www.fueltool.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Hi-Lift Jack Co. Hi-Lift Off-Road Base

The newly designed Off-Road Base has serrated teeth along one complete side. The teeth allow the user to scrape at hard dirt or gravel to make a clear, flat spot for the Off-Road Base to sit while being used in the lifting process. Information: 800-233-2051
www.hi-lift.com

Best New Mobile-Electronics Product Winner:

Winner

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsINTRAPHEX Smartphone Integration Device (S.I.D.)

This universal smartphone mirroring interface device redisplays smartphone applications, video and audio onto a larger monitor or multiple monitors.

Information: 810-355-2266 www.intraphex.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Auto-i (Canada) Corp. Special OE Fit Camera for Commercial Van

The integrated night-vision camera provides an original-equipment fit of a third brake light LED kit designed for light-duty and fleet commercial van applications. It replaces the existing third brake light with a built-in night-vision camera.

Information: 416-727-8699
www.auto-i.ca

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Brandmotion Loftlite LED Interior Lighting Kit

Brandmotion introduces its new authentic OEM interior LED lighting option to the aftermarket. It offers simple push-push operation and clean, cool, high-intensity LED lighting for any vehicle interior.

Information: 734-619-1250 www.brandmotion.com

Best New Performance-Racing Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsATI Performance Products ATI Cast Aluminum T-400 SuperCase

The ATI Cast-Aluminum T-400 SuperCase is 100% cast in the U.S.A., is machined at ATI in only two setups and accepts 99% of OEM parts, pans and extension housings. It is a 100% new 356-T6 sand-cast aluminum 400 case with no internal or external shields for SFI 4.1/30.1.

Information: 410-298-4343 www.atiracing.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering CTAP-001 Clutch and Throttle
Activation Position Switch

This programmable clutch pedal and throttle position sensor activation switch works with rising or falling signals to control nitrous, two-steps and other devices on newer vehicles.

Information: 260-724-2552 www.lingenfelter.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Zeitronix Inc. Ethanol Content Analyzer with Flow Through Sensor

Displays fuel ethanol content from 0% to 100%; displays fuel temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius; and provides two analog outputs, ethanol percentage and fuel temperature for the user’s favorite engine-management system. Elegant aluminum enclosure and bright LED display visible in direct sunlight.

Information: 310-328-1234 www.zeitronix.com.

Best New Performance-Street Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsCOMP Performance Group COMP Cams Four-
Pattern Camshafts

These cams utilize four unique lobe designs to tune each cylinder based on runner lengths. This is the first-ever use of this race technology on the street.

Information: 800-999-0853 www.compcams.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

ProCharger ProCharger i-1 Supercharger

High-efficiency centrifugal supercharger with programmable ratio, intelligent control system, dry hybrid drive and optional touchscreen display. Available as a complete air-to-air intercooled supercharger system.

Information: 913-338-2886 www.procharger.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

COMP Performance Group Inglese Sidedraft EFI System

This system offers unique sidedraft styling, modern EFI benefits and bolt-on fitment for engines using a single- or dual-plane 4150 flange four-barrel intake.

Information: 866-450-8089 www.compcams.com

Best New Tire and Related Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsPirelli Tire North America Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season

The Cinturato P7 All-Season is the new all-season version of the Green Performance Cinturato P7 tire, bringing performance and efficiency to all-season driving. It is the original-equipment tire on the Fiat 500, the BMW X3 and the
MINI Countryman.

Information: 800-PIRELLI
www.us.pirelli.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
ET Street Radial Pro

Mickey Thompson’s legendary race-tire technology comes to the street with the ET Street Radial Pro. Built using the latest in high-tech radial construction techniques and years of drag-racing experience and compound development, this is a purpose-built race tire for classes requiring a P275/60R15 (material # 90000001536) tire.

Information: 330-928-9092
www.mickeythompsontires.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
Street Comp

The Mickey Thompson Street Comp tire is an ultra-high-performance tire designed for the street. Providing incredible traction, crisp handling and high-speed cornering ability, it is compounded for traction and responsive handling in both dry and wet conditions. The Street Comp is also said to be the perfect tire for American musclecars.

Information: 330-928-9092 www.mickeythompsontires.com

Best New Tools and Equipment Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsMiller Electric Manufacturing Co.,
Multimatic 200 TIG/MIG/Stick Welder

Miller Electric says that this all-in-one, portable, multiprocess power source is the company’s most versatile machine to date. Weighing only 29 lbs. (13.2 kg) and running on either 120 or 230 volts, the Multimatic 200 can go anywhere.

Information: 800-426-4553 www.millerwelds.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Del City Brake Line Wrench Kits

Del City’s metric and SAE brake line wrench kits are available in eight sizes and are conveniently packaged in a carrying pouch to keep tools organized. Each wrench features a patented double-ended ratcheting system, allowing for fast movement and easy removal. Their 180° flex heads are said to be ideal for accessing hard-to-reach areas.

Information: 800-645-4757 www.delcity.net

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Wray Products The Stand Hand Plus

Wray Products says that the Stand Hand Plus is the perfect tool organizer for any home mechanic. Simply place it over any jackstand before placing the jackstand under a vehicle so there is no more looking for sockets that have rolled away or nuts and bolts that have gotten lost. It may be the simplest tool organizer you will ever buy.

Information: 805-501-4666 www.wrayproducts.com

Best New Street-Rod/Custom-Car Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsMSD Performance MSD Atomic LS, EFI for LS Engines

MSD says that its Atomic LS is a breakthrough EFI system for LS engines. Integrated fuel rails and ECU with patent-pending Wiredless technology eliminates the wiring harness. The system self-tunes and auto-senses reluctor wheels. Supports sequential fuel/spark, variable valve timing, superchargers and single/dual e-throttle and is customizable with popular injectors, cams, etc.

Information: 915-857-5200 www.msdperformance.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Powertrain Control Solutions (PCS) Six-Speed Valve Body

Converts the GM 4L80E into a five- or six-speed transmission. The 100% new valve-body kit also allows electronically controlled engine braking. Said to offer better fuel economy, better performance and better shift control for smoother shifts. Easy to install, so the change can be made with the transmission already in the vehicle.

Information: 804-227-3023 www.powertraincontrolsolutions.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Circle Racing Wheels Inc. Original-Equipment-Style Billet Wheel

Two-piece billet wheel for street rods and musclecars. Available in 15- through 20-in.diameters. Also available in polished, satin or powdercoated finishes.

Information: 559-251-1127 www.billetvintiquesinc.com

Best New Merchandising Display Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Extang/TruXedo/
UnderCover
UnderCover Flex

The new Flex point-of-purchase display features a video screen that plays three different videos on command. The display also includes a functional product example, full-color graphics and a floor stand. It achieves a sleek look with a low-profile design and easy removability.

Information: 866-900-8800
www.extang.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

AMP Research PowerStep POP

The PowerStep motorized retail point-of-purchase display is battery-powered and offers an interactive consumer experience.

Information: 888-983-2204
www.amp-research.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Extang/TruXedo
UnderCover UnderCover SwingCase

This convenient, secure and out-of-the-way storage swings out for easy access without a difficult reach. Its 2-in. clearance allows space for sheet materials.

Information: 417-753-8000 www.extang.com

Best New Wheel and Related Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Hotchkis Performance Wheels Model-H Sport

Hotchkis Performance Wheels are manufactured to be lighter than stock, great looking and perfect fitting for modern musclecars at realistic prices.

Information: 888-735-6425 www.hotchkis.net

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Concept One/Klutch Wheels
Concept One Executive CSL5.5

Concept One Executive Wheels is now offering a chrome stainless-steel step lip that is unique in the industry. The chrome stainless-steel step lip sizes for the 19x9 are 2 in., and the 19x10.5 is a 3.5-in. lip.

Information: 626-968-8913
www.kyowa-racing.com.tw

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Enkei Wheels
Compe

Enkei Wheels is bringing back its Compe (short for Competition), reviving a classic wheel associated with the heyday of import car racing. The true old-school, eight-spoke wheel is the latest addition from Enkei. Available in 15 and 16 in., with offsets ranging from 0 to 38.

Information: 800-875-3100
www.enkei.com

Best Engineered New Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

MasterShift Magnum Paddle and Sequential Type Shifter

MasterShift in conjunction with Pratt & Miller and GM Racing Team provides hands-on-the-wheel shifting or a sequential-style bump shifter for the Tremec T56 Magnum transmission.

Information: 888-658-2727
www.mastershift.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Detroit Speed ’64.5–’70 Mustang Aluma-Frame

This all-aluminum front suspension for ’64.5–’70 Mustangs features DSE’s unique suspension geometry with 6 in. of suspension travel for what DSE calls the ultimate ride and performance.

Information: 704-662-3272 www.detroitspeed.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

MSD Performance MSD Atomic LS,
EFI for LS Engines

MSD says that its Atomic LS is a breakthrough EFI system for LS engines. It features integrated fuel rails and ECU with patent-pending Wiredless technology that eliminates the wiring harness.

Information: 915-857-5200 www.msdperformance.com

Best New Packaging Design Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Edge Products Superchips TrailDash

TrailDash offers one part number for all Jeep coverage. The 4.3-in. color touchscreen display provides information about transmission performance (shift-point adjustment), inclinometer pitch and roll gauges as well as performance tuning and crawl tuning to enhance
on-pavement and off-road drivability.

Information: 888-227-2447 www.powerteq.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

MSD Performance MSD Atomic EFI, Master Kit Packaging

MSD’s Atomic EFI throttle body was designed to be easy to install. A unique feature to support this concept is the ability to install the unit with a returnless fuel system using a pulse-width modulated fuel pump. The Atomic EFI Master Kit bundles a PWM Fuel Pump Kit with the Throttle Body Kit into one package.

Information: 915-857-5200 www.msdperformance.com

 

Runner Up:

Solution Finish Trim Restorer
Solution Finish, Rich Evans DIY Kit

Solution Finish trim restorer.

Information: 714-423-2370 www.solutionfinish.com

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Best New Powersports Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

K&N Engineering Inc. K&N Street Metal Intake System

Designed to provide a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque, this system is a complete performance air-intake system for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This system was said to deliver an estimated 9.84 hp to the rear wheel on a ’10 HD Fat Bob 96ci motorcycle.

Information: 800-858-3333 www.knfilters.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

Warn Industries Inc. Warn Vantage 3000-S Powersports Winch

3,000-lb. pulling capacity and includes synthetic rope—ideal for larger ATVs and sport side-by-sides. This affordably priced winch has a host of features, such as fast line speed, a roller disc brake for control while winching, a powdercoated hawse fairlead and full sealing to keep the elements out.

Information: 503-722-1200
www.warn.com

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsAMSOIL Inc. AMSOIL Dominator Octane Boost

Said to significantly increase engine response and power in all two- and four-cycle gasoline-fueled engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and helps fuel burn cleaner.

Information: 715-392-7101
www.amsoil.com

 

Best New Van/Pickup/ Sport-Utility Product Winner:

Winner:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

CURT Manufacturing LLC
Easy Mount Electrical Brackets

A simple, elegant solution for mounting tow wiring to a vehicle. No drilling. No clamps. Stainless-steel hardware won’t rust. Steel body won’t break like plastic. Seven SKUs available.

Information: 800-738-7213 www.curtmfg.com.

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade Shows

AnzoUSA ’07 and Up Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra Five-Function LED
Tailgate Spoiler

This ’07-and-up OEM replacement tailgate spoiler with built-in five-function LED for running, brake, reverse and left/right turn signal lighting.

Information: 888-360-3696 www.anzousa.com.

 

Runner Up:

Automobile Events, Automobile Trade Show, Auto Show, Automotive Trade Show, Automotive Trade ShowsElephant Stand Elephant Stand Swivel Hitch

The patented Elephant Stand Swivel Hitch allows a pickup’s bed to be just a quick swivel and step away. No more crawling into or jumping out. Best of all, it requires no special assembly or drilling into the truck bed or chassis. Just slide it into the existing hitch assembly, and you are ready to step up into a whole new direction.

Information: 651-271-5062 www.elephantstand.com