By SEMA Editors
Presented during the 2013 SEMA Show’s New Products Awards Breakfast on opening day of the SEMA Show, the New Product Showcase Awards spotlight innovative and cutting-edge specialty-equipment products either on the market or about to be introduced.
The awards are presented in 16 categories, with the judging criteria encompassing quality and craftsmanship, technical achievement, marketability and consumer appeal. More than 2,200 products were submitted for consideration this year.
Best New Collision Repair & Refinish Product
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present 3M's Steven Widen with the award for Best New Collision Repair & Refinish Product.||3M Body Protection System (BPS)|
The 3M Body Protection System Textured Coatings and Undercoatings are used to quickly deliver coatings onto any rigid panels. The precise delivery of the HGP Spray Gun allows product to be sprayed at any angle to achieve a perfect OEM texture match, reducing over-spray, reducing masking applications and eliminating solvent used for clean up.
Best Engineered New Product
Viking Performance Inc.
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present Viking Performance's Chris King with the award for Best Engineered New Product.||Viking Berserker ASM (Active Shock Management)|
This Active Shock Management system automatically and intelligently adjusts up to 1,000 times per second per shock for the ultimate in performance handling and ride control.
Best New Exterior Accessory Product
Rigid Industries LED Lighting
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present Rigid Industries LED Lighting's Taylor Anderson with the award for Best New Exterior Accessory Product.||2008-2010 Ford F250/F350 FX4 Grille|
LED Grilles by Rigid Industries are made from two parts laser cut out of 304 Stainless Steel with Satin Black powder-coat treatment, then are bolted together with stainless steel button socket head bolts and nyloc nuts.
Best New Interior Accessory Product
Winner:Palmer Performance Engineering
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present Palmer Performance Engineering's Glen Palmer with the award for Best New Interior Accessory Product.||DashLogic|
DashLogic is the most advanced gauge system to date! Customize your factory instrument cluster display or head-up display. DashLogic is plug and play—no tuning or installation required, just plug it into your OBD-II port. View horsepower, torque, knock, air/fuel ratio, oil temp, boost, 0–60 time and much more right on your factory dash!
Best New Merchandising Display
Winner:BedRug Inc. & Advantage Truck Accessories
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present BedRug Inc. & Advantage Truck Accessories' Jason Hutchens with the award for Best New Merchandising Display.||BedRug and BedTred for Jeep|
Sold as a separate front and rear kit and installs without the need to remove any seat brackets or the center console. The material is 100% waterproof, dries quickly, resists all harsh chemicals, and will not stain, stink, mold or mildew. The 1/4-in. polypropylene foam insulates your interior from road noise and heat.
Best New Mobile Electronics Product
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present ESCORT's Dave Smidebush with the award for Best New Mobile Electronics Product.||ESCORT Inc.|
Introducing PASSPORT Max—the world's only high-definition radar detector. DSP technology and ultra-fast signal processing offer record setting range, benchmark performance and DNA signal analysis for ultimate threat clarity and radar ticket protection.
Best New Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product
Winner:Shenzhen Nova Technology Co. Ltd.
|NOVA LED HEAD LIGHT|
H series Head LightMold NO.: 9004/9005/9006/9007/H4/H7/H8/H13Input:9-36DCOutput Total:40W,3800LMAMP(Total):4.0A@12VColour Temp:3"
Best New Packaging Display
Winner:Edge Products/ Superchips
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present Edge Products /Superchips' Tom Bennett with the award for Best New Packaging Display.||Edge Evolution CTS|
Edge's CTS Evolution packaging enables retailers to simply plug in the unit to a USB for a live powered display. Recognized recently for award-winning packaging, Edge continues to produce retail friendly packaging to coincide with reduced SKUs.
Best New Performance-Racing Product
Winner:COMP Performance Group
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present COMP Performance Group's Ron Coleman and Brian Reese with the award for Best New Performance-Racing Product.||TCI Bolt-Together High Strength Steel Planetary for Powerglide Transmissions|
This re-engineered planetary features 9310 gears and a forged 4340 output shaft exclusive to TCI. The bolt together design allows for easy gear set changes. Offered in 1.69, 1.80, and 1.98 ratios with long or short output shaft. Features PTFE coated thrust washers and roller bearings on sun gear and input shaft for low friction and long life.
Best New Performance-Street Product
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present Auto Meter's Jeff King with the award for Best New Performance-Street Product.||Boost Controller|
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An innovative and advanced approach to boost control all housed within the familiar form factor of a 52mm Auto Meter gauge.
Best New Powersports Product
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present Titan Lifts' Brad Kinning with the award for Best New Powersports Product.||1500XLT Motorcycle/ATV Lift Table - 1,500-lb. Lifting Capacity|
1,500-lb. capacity perfect for servicing motorcycles and ATVsBuilt-in retractable castersAutomatic safety locksHeavy 12-gauge steel constructionDual function power unit – Air or hydraulic foot-pump operationPowder coat finish (Red or Black)Two rear-wheel drop-outs included (Solid & Roller)Optional – Deluxe padded wheel vise.
Best New Street Rod/Custom Car Product
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting congratulate Aeromotive Inc. with the award for Best New Street Rod/Custom Car Product.||Phantom 200 Stealth Fuel System|
This system is a complete drop-in, retro-fit fuel system that places a high-performance fuel pump and baffle system into almost any gas tank. Its modular design is cut-to-height for any fuel tank or cell from 5-20 in depth and provides proper fuel slosh control, venting and performance. A perfect solution for EFI conversions and engine swaps.
Best New Tire and Related Product
Winner:Coker Tire Co.
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present Coker Tire Co.'s Corky Coker with the award for Best New Tire and Related Product.||American Classic ""Bias-Look"" Radial Whitewall Tire|
The FIRST bias-look whitewall radial tire for American automobiles manufactured in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Fitments include 13-, 14- and 15-in. wheels.
Best New Tools & Equipment Product
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present Leap Innovations' Kevin McAllister with the award for Best New Tools & Equipment Product.||Leap Innovations|
Weigh Safe—Trailer Hitch Scale—Measures Tongue Weight
WeighSafe—trailer hitch scale that measures tongue weight
Best New Van/Pickup/ Sport-Utility Product
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present L AutoTrickz's Ness Tagle with the award for Best New Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product.||AutoTrickz|
Touch Activated Trigger for Keyless Entry and other Accessories
A stick-on numerical pad designed to be installed on the interior side of the glass windshield for use to lock or unlock door lock systems; or operate other accessories by touching your proprietary code on the numerical pad from the exterior side (outside) of the glass windshield/vehicle.
Best New Wheel and Related Product
Winner:Ultra Wheel Co.
|SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting present Ultra Wheel Co.'s Daryl Caliendo with the award for Best New Wheel and Related Product.||Ultra Wheel Co.|
WORX Triton is available in 17”, 18” and 20” with a range of offsets to fit todays modern Truck and SUV. Available finishes are; Full Satin Black, Gloss Black with Ball Milling and our State of the Art PVD finish. PVD is a super durable mirror like finish that will out performs any chrome wheel in the market today.