Cargo solutions, cosmetic applications and a genuine train airhorn were among the new exterior accessories most
popular with buyers at the 2008 SEMA
Show. SEMA used a new digital tracking method at the 2008 New Products
Showcase, allowing buyers to scan product barcodes and receive product
details via printout or e-mail.
Manufacturers entered 201 new products in the Best New Exterior Accessory category, and buyers made more than 3,000 scans requesting additional product information. Who was doing all that scanning? Retailers logged more than 9,400 scans; warehouse distributors, 3,900; repair/service/installers, 3,900; and builders/fabricators, 3,500.
Following are the top 10 exterior accessory products that were of most interest to buyers:
1: Big Time Auto Parts/Austin Int'l 4-Channel Vehicle Monitor System
Compact four-channel camera system plays and records real-time images. Profile allows for easy concealment.
Big Time Auto Parts/Austin Int'l: 310-513-8222
2: Tricplate Switchable License Plate Film
Switchable transparent/privacy film technology for car, truck, and motorcycle license plates. Conceals any license plate via remote fob.
Mounts anywhere on truck bed or cargo trailer to secure cargo. Each loop holds 1,000 pounds.
Chrome color with sticker-type letter for sticking on license plate frame and front, side and rear areas.
5: PlasmaGlow LED Headlight Strobes
Shown here in countertop display, demonstrating the brightness and intensity of LED headlight strobes.
Available for several different makes and models, Add-A-Vent parts install on numerous vehicle body parts.
7: Nathan Airchime Over the Road K5LA
An authentic train horn for over-the-road truck usage, made of cast aluminum.
8: AnchorTrax 6-Foot Truck Kit
Mounts on the side bed-rails in pickup bed for securing cargo. Working load of 1,000 lbs. each loop.
9: Lund Int'l Seamless Vent Visors
New generation of luxury vent visors.
10: Applied Coatings Int'l PaintFilm
Automotive paint that applies like vinyl. Durability and gloss of paint with the ease of application of vinyl.