SEMA Show Exhibitor News: TMI Products TRIM Awards Returns for 2023

By SEMA News Editors

See the latest news from exhibitors of the SEMA Show, October 31-November 3 in Las Vegas. 

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TMI Products TRIM Awards Returns to the SEMA Show

The TMI TRIM Awards will return to the SEMA Show following its successful inaugural launch at the 2022 event when the Best of Show Champ title went to Wes and Vivian Rhydell for their impressive '41 Chevy two-door Fleetline, a creation by Rad Rides by Troy. 

The TRIM Awards gained significant momentum after its partnership with Barrett-Jackson, which culminated in the TRIM Awards Road Tour--a nationwide search for the best TMI-equipped vehicles. The judges selected Dana Estes' C10 as the Road Show Champ, earning him a coveted spotlight at the SEMA Show, where his vehicle will be in the TMI Products Booth #V196 in the Central Hall. 

TMI is not just awarding custom trophies to winners. Each recipient will also receive fantastic prizes from esteemed industry partners, including an invitation to the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup in Scottsdale, Arizona, courtesy of Barrett-Jackson, as well as prizes from Mothers Polish, FiTech and Optima Batteries. Individual category winners will also be presented with a TMI $500 voucher, while the Best of Show Champion will receive a certificate for a complete TMI interior for their next build, valued at $10,000.   

Expert Panel of Judges 

The TRIM Awards will be presented by a distinguished panel of industry insiders, including:   

  • Kevin Oeste: Host of V8 Speed & Resto Shop and the voice of the 2023 SEMA Show.
  • Sean Holman: Owner of Use For Adventure Agency and co-host of "The Truck Show Podcast." 
  • Sara Morosan: The 2021 SEMA Person of the Year, multi-Ford Design award winner, and owner of LGE/CTS Motorsports. 
  • Theresa Contreras: PPG Brand ambassador, Multi Ford Design award winner and owner of Baja Forged. 
  • Marcel Venable and Jason Mulligan: Co-owners of Auto Revolution and "Car Guy Confessions," representing the custom automotive video team. 

How to Enter 

To enter your vehicle in this year's TMI TRIM Awards, it must first be on display at the 2023TMI TRIM SEMA Show. Having a TMI Interior in the vehicle is not a requirement as many of the awards are a celebration of creativity and design. Winners must be present during the awards ceremony, 

The awards ceremony will take place at the second TMI Products Booth #24477 in Central Hall at 12:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, November 1. Winners must be present during the ceremony to receive their trophies and bask in their well-deserved recognition. Interested applicants can enter at

TRIM Awards Categories 

  1. Best Car: Open to any car featuring TMI seats. 
  2. Best Truck: Open to any truck featuring TMI seats. 
  3. Best Custom SUV or Wagon: Open to any SUV or wagon, whether two-door or four-door. 
  4. Best Full Interior: Open to any vehicle running a full TMI interior, including all available components from that model line. 
  5. Most Creative: Awarded for the best use of patterns, colors, and overall execution. 
  6. Best Color-Matching: Recognizing the best use of patterns, colors, and stitching that matches the vehicle's exterior. 
  7. Best Custom Car Interior (open to all Cars at the show): This can be any vehicle with any type of custom interior. 
  8. Best Custom Truck Interior (open to all Trucks at the show): This can be any vehicle with any type of custom interior. 
  9. Fan Favorite (Chosen on Social Media): Finalists chosen by TRIM Award Judges will be displayed on TMI Social Media channels for audience voting. 
  10. Best of Show Champion: Judges will vote on their favorite vehicle at the 2023 SEMA Show, crowning it with the TRIM Award's highest honor. 

The TRIM Awards Rules 

To compete for the TRIM awards, entrants must have their vehicles already registered for display at the SEMA Show before registering for the TMI TRIM Awards here. Judging will begin on Tuesday afternoon, October 31, with the announcement of the top 20 vehicles from TMI's SEMA booth. 

The crowning of the TRIM Champion will take place at TMI Products Booth #24477, on Wednesday, November 1, 12:15 p.m. PDT.

Get the complete details and enter here.