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John Menzler Named 2011 SEMA Person of the Year

SEMA presented John Menzler of the COMP Performance Group with the 2011 Person of the Year Award at the SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet in Las Vegas. As a long-time SEMA member, HRIA Select Committee member and mentor to many in the industry, he received ringing applause as Banquet emcee Dave McClelland announced to a packed house, "Congratulations, John!"

Best New Products Named for 2012

The winners of the New Products Showcase Awards were announced during the New Products Breakfast held at the 2011 SEMA Show. The event recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market. Nearly 2,000 new products were submitted this year for consideration.

Prestigious Chairman's Service Award Presented to Dan Gresham

Each year, the SEMA Chairman of the Board has the opportunity to present the Chairman’s Service award to one outstanding individual. That prerogative, however, is not necessarily acted on annually, making the award especially prestigious.

Photo Gallery—2011 SEMA Show Vehicles on Display

The vehicle photo gallery on includes more than 2,000 photos of the vehicles on display at the 2010 SEMA Show. A new category, grouping or vehicle type is included in SEMA eNews each week.

HushMat Supports American Cancer Society

HushMat has partnered with RA Motorsports from Lee's Summit, Missouri, to support the American Cancer Society Mystical Build ’67 Shelby Mustang Fastback unveiled at the SEMA Show in the Dynacorn booth. The Mustang is being built by RA Motorsports through parts donated by a long list of companies, including HushMat, PPG, Dynacorn, Ford Motor Co., Mustangs Unlimited and many others.

2011 eBay Motors People's Picks Survey Favorites Announced at SEMA Show

eBay Motors has announced the winners of the 2011 People’s Picks survey—the annual poll inviting enthusiasts to weigh in on all things automotive, including best camshaft, favorite ignition and favorite musclecar—even the best movie car of all time. More than 3.4 million votes were cast in this year’s competition, 10 times the 2010 tally.

Team Moroso Wins Third Annual "Showdown at SEMA"

This year's Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge teams finished their builds in the fastest times ever recorded in the event's three-year history. All 10 teams competing at the 2011 SEMA Show, November 1–4, in Las Vegas, finished faster than the 2009 champion and the top six teams would have beaten the 2010 champion.

SEMA Show in the News

With more than 2,100 manufacturers exhibiting at the 2011 SEMA Show, the annual event attracted media from all over the world. About 3,000 editors and journalists came to the SEMA Show seeking to report on the new products and hot trends in the automotive specialty-equipment market.

Photo Highlights of the 2011 SEMA Show

The 2011 SEMA Show kicked-off on Tuesday, November 1, drawing more than 100,000 attendees and more than 2,000 exhibitors.

See All the Hot Entries From the 2011 SEMA Show New Products Showcase

The 2011 SEMA Show New Products Showcase provided the ultimate stage to highlight the latest trends and hottest gear in the specialty-equipment industry.
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