A Night to Remember

SEMA Member News
January/February 2012

A Night to Remember

More than 500 hot-rodding enthusiasts crowded the Las Vegas Hilton’s ballroom to hear the distinguished voice of industry legend Dave McClelland announce the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) award honorees during the 2011 SEMA Show. The standing-room-only audience was treated to an amazing evening that featured the national anthem and presentation of the colors by Nellis Air Force Base, an invocation by Wade Kawasaki, premier networking, a lineup of world-class cars ranging from a ’31 Ford Model A Truck to a ’64 Corvette Coupe and, of course, an awards ceremony that recognized a who’s who of the hot-rodding world.

Bob Drake of Bob Drake
Reproductions received the
National Street Rod Association
Street Rodding Achievement Award.
Jim (left) and Mike Ring (right) of The
Ring Brothers were presented with the
Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Trendsetter Award by Goodguys’ Marc Meadors (center).
The HRIA Business of the Year award went
to Moon Eyes and was presented to Chico Kodama (center) by HRIA Chairman Rick
Love (left) and Chair-Elect Del Austin.

The HRIA festivities would not have been possible without the generous
support of the following reception sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

  • COMP Performance Group
  • Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
  • Lokar Performance Products
  • National Street Rod Association

Silver Sponsors

  • American Autowire
  • Borgeson Universal Steering Components
  • Championship Auto Shows/ISCA
  • Classic Instruments
  • Flaming River Industries
  • Hotrod & Restoration
  • Steele Rubber Products
  • Painless Performance Products
  • Source Interlink Media
  • SEIA Alliant Insurance

Save the Date

The HRIA’s Long-Range Planning meeting has
been scheduled for February 24, 2012, in Detroit, Michigan.

The event will be held in conjunction with
Championship Auto Shows Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall. 

 Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) - SEMA Council


SEMA and HRIA would like to thank the sponsoring companies for their support, vision and commitment to the industry.

Championship Auto Shows/ISCA Legends of Hot Rodding Award was presented to Darryl Starbird (center) by Bob Larivee Jr. (left) and Bob Millard (right).
The HRIA Industry Recognition of an
Individual went to Craig Morrison
(center) of Art Morrsion Enterprises.
The award was presented by Love (left) and Austin.
The induction of Ray Gollahon of Brookville Roadsters into the HRIA Hall of Fame was accepted by Gollahon’s son, Kenny (center). The presentation was made by Love (left) and Austin.