The 2012 SEMA Industry Awards Banquet pays tribute to the "Innovations of Generations."
SEMA announced the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards on the
opening day of the 2012 SEMA Show. Presented during the Show’s New
Products Awards Breakfast, the awards spotlight innovative and
cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to be
More than 150 companies were recognized by an international panel of
automotive experts participating in the 2012 SEMA Show Global Media
Awards Program. Marking the ninth consecutive year, the program consists
of a prestigious group of international journalists serving as judges.
The 2012 Shine Award was presented to Dave and Karen Leisinger of
Falls, South Dakota, for their ’71 Chevrolet Camaro named "ProfeSSor."
Six SEMA members were awarded the Export Achievement Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
David Eckert, with his ’69 Ford Mach 40, won Best of Show at the 10th annual Gran Turismo Awards during the 2012 SEMA Show at the Palms Casino and Resort's Rain nightclub in Las Vegas.
A small-block Chevrolet motor, to be custom-built to the needs of the
buyer by noted engine builder Ed “The Old Master” Pink, is currently
being auctioned on eBay.
Insider Tips for Taking Full Advantage of the 2012 Show
As a buyer, you realize that the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas is the world’s premier automotive aftermarket trade event—and you wouldn’t miss it for the world. Yet with so many business opportunities concentrated under one roof at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), how do you make the most of your Show experience? It’s not easy to cover more than 1 million sq. ft. of products, exhibits, display vehicles and special events in just a few, short days. With the Show rapidly approaching, now is the time to get organized and establish your game plan. Here are eight insider tips to get you started.
Rolling Art Loaded With Specialty Equipment
Industry professionals from across the country and around the world will gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 30 through November 2 to learn about the newest releases in automotive specialty equipment. There, they will make business connections that will bring innovative products to consumers during the coming year. Many of the products to be introduced by the approximately 2,000 exhibiting companies will be showcased on the vehicles for which they are intended. For the past few years, SEMA News has previewed dozens of these automotive artworks, and we’ve renewed the tradition once more for 2012. Enjoy a foretaste of the 2012 SEMA Show feature vehicles in the following pages, and get ready to see many more in Las Vegas!
Cadillac ELR Prototype, Buick Cabrio, Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.