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Hottest SEMA Show Products Featured on One-Hour TV Special

Tune in to SPEED TV on Saturday, December 17, at 1:00 p.m. (EST) for coverage from the 2011 SEMA Show. Hosts Matt Steele, Bruno Massel, Jared Zimmerman and Kevin Byrd scope out more than a million square feet of exhibit space to find the hottest, most amazing products about to hit the market. The one-hour special is packed filled with coverage that you won’t want to miss. Details: www.speedtv.com.

Photo Gallery—The 2011 SEMA Show Award Winner for Hottest Sport Compact Car: Fiat 500

The second annual SEMA Award was presented to the Fiat 500 for the Hottest Sport Compact Car, Chevrolet Camaro for Hottest Car, Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4x4-SUV. The winners were announced on the opening day of the 2011 SEMA Show. View the the Fiat 500s on display at the 2011 SEMA Show.

Photo Gallery—The 2011 SEMA Show Award Winner for Hottest Truck: Ford F-Series

The second annual SEMA Award was presented to the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck, the Chevrolet Camaro for Hottest Car, Fiat 500 for the Hottest Sport Compact Car and the Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4x4-SUV. The winners were announced on the opening day of the 2011 SEMA Show. View the the Ford F-150s on display at the 2011 SEMA Show.

Aftermarket Foundation and Don Schumacher Racing Fuel Awareness, Dollars at High-Octane Vegas Charity Golf Tournament

Aftermarket industry leaders hit the links at the 2011 Aftermarket Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament—held on the eve of AAPEX/SEMA 2011—to raise awareness of the Aftermarket Foundation. The event, which took place at the Las Vegas Country Club and was attended by more than 144 golfers, set a new fundraising record by bringing in more than $350,000.

Photo Gallery—The 2011 SEMA Show Award Winner for Hottest Car: Chevrolet Camaro

The second annual SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the Hottest Car, the Fiat 500 for the Hottest Sport Compact Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4x4-SUV. The winners were announced on the opening day of the 2011 SEMA Show. View the the Chevrolet Camaros on display at the 2011 SEMA Show.

1973 Custom Chevy Camaro Takes 2011 Gran Turismo Award

On Thursday, November 3, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC hosted its ninth annual Gran Turismo Awards at the 2011 SEMA Show at the Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas. Each year, the Gran Turismo Awards offer SEMA Show exhibitors the opportunity to join the ranks of the famed Gran Turismo video game racing fleet, awarding one car the honor of being added to the Gran Turismo franchise as a playable car in the game and driven virtually by millions across the globe.

SEMA Heritage: SEMA Showmanship, Circa 1971

How do you get your share of attention at the SEMA Show when foot traffic is shoulder-to-shoulder thick? Some gimmicks these days have gotten pretty outrageous but—as you can see in this photo from the 1971 Show—SEMA showmanship is a decades-long tradition.

Global Media Awards: Industry Products With International Appeal

More than 150 companies were recognized by an international panel of automotive experts participating in the 2011 SEMA Show Global Media Awards Program. Marking the eighth consecutive year, the unique program consists of a prestigious group of international journalists serving as judges.

The SEMA Cruise Closing Vehicle Parade Becomes an Official Event

For more than a decade, 4:00 p.m. on Friday has marked “magic time,” with the Show’s numerous display vehicles forming an unofficial parade exiting the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). This year, that procession was made official. At a time when people are traditionally leaving the SEMA Show, thousands of spectators gathered at Show close last Friday to view the inaugural SEMA Cruise. Even unseasonably cold rain and gridlocked traffic couldn’t faze spectators who witnessed the best rolling car show on the planet. 
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