SEMA AWARDS TO RECOGNIZE INDUSTRY'S HOTTEST
-- Awards recognize trend-setting vehicles and the accessories that make
them cool --
Diamond Bar, CA
(August 22, 2012) - Recognizing the top trend-setting vehicle models, the SEMA Awards
will be announced and presented to winning automakers during the 2012 SEMA Show
in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the program, SEMA exhibitors that make products
for those trend-setting vehicles will identify the vehicle platforms that they
believe are best for accessorizing, and best for showcasing the industry's
"Each year, automakers come
out with new and amazing models," said Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO.
"SEMA Show exhibitors invest significant resources and time in developing
products for the most promising new models. The SEMA Award is a one-of-a-kind
award that recognizes the vehicle models that SEMA exhibitors expect will be
the major trend-setters for the year ahead."
Show organizers will take a
tally of every booth vehicle at the Show to identify the most prominent vehicle
models in four categories (Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4-SUV, and
Hottest Sport Compact). With each booth vehicle representing one vote, the most
prominent models will be named the SEMA Award winners for the year.
"SEMA Show exhibitors
are among the true visionaries of the industry," said Kersting. "The
decision to display their newest products on a particular new model is a
statement about what they see as the year's hottest new cars and trucks."
The SEMA Show typically
includes more than 700 qualified booth vehicles. Last year's SEMA Award winners
were the Chevrolet Camaro as the Hottest Car, the Ford F-Series as the Hottest
Truck, the Jeep Wrangler as the Hottest 4x4-SUV, and the Fiat 500 as the
Hottest Sport Compact. The 2012 winners will be announced and presented during
a press conference at the SEMA Show. For additional information about the SEMA
Award program, visit www.sema.org/semaaward.
The 2012 SEMA Show takes
place Tuesday-Friday, October 30-November 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the
largest automotive trade gathering in the world, the annual event features
nearly 2,000 manufacturers, 100,000 industry professionals, dozens of
educational seminars and several networking opportunities. To learn more about
the event, visit www.SEMAShow.com.
About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment
Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since
the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading
venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive
specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those
that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of
cars and trucks. Additional details are available at