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Ford, GM Celebrate SEMA Industry With 2009 SEMA Show

Ford booth at SEMA Show
Ford and GM will be looking for the best automotive design talent at the 2009 SEMA Show. Jesse and Jeff Greening's '71 Camaro, shown below in the Baer Brakes booth at the 2008 SEMA Show, won the 2008 GM Design Award for Best Vehicle.
Camaro Baer Brakes

Ford Motor Company and GM will again recognize significant design achievements at the 2009 SEMA Show with their annual design awards.

The Ford Motor Company Corporate Design Awards are given annually to those vehicles that make significant contributions to vehicle design and stand apart from others at the SEMA Show. Awards will be presented for the most significant accomplishments in the following vehicle categories:

  • Best of Show
  • Best of Show on Ford Corporate Display Stand
  • Best Ford Heritage Vehicle
  • Outstanding Achievement(s)

Ford's formal award presentation will be Tuesday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Ford Motor Company Show stand, located in the Racing & Performance section of the Center Hall (the Ford Motor Company press conference will follow at 11:40 a.m.).

Ford's Corporate Design judging team will review all Show vehicles on display during setup on Sunday and Monday.

General Motors will present its design awards to the builders of inspired versions of various GM models. Categories will be divided into two groups:

A) Vehicles: cars, SUVs, trucks, hot rods, restored vehicles
B) Component/system designs

You can copy the application form and apply for more than one vehicle or component award. You can also forward the form to any suppliers with a new/innovative component design that contributed to your GM Show vehicle.

Click here for more information on the GM Design Awards.