Award-Winning Products From the ARMO Hot Products Showcase

SEMA Member News—July 2017

By Katie Carson

Award-Winning Products From the ARMO Hot Products Showcase

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) held its annual Hot Products Showcase at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet in April. ARMO members displayed their products in the Hot Products Showcase tent, attracting thousands of restoration enthusiasts eager to view the latest trends for their restoration projects.

Products that are new to the market were entered into one of nine new-product award categories. Event attendees were asked to vote for their favorite restoration products as they walked the tent. The winners were announced during a mixer that took place Thursday evening inside the tent.

Award-Winning Products

Reproduction Original Replacement Interior

Company: PUI
Product: Bucket-Seat Tracks for ’68–’71 Novas

New bucket-seat tracks for ’68–’71 Chevy Novas. Ideal when switching from bench to buckets.

Bucket-Seat Tracks

Non-Original Interior

Company: Classic Instruments
Product: Bel Era III Direct-Fit Package for ’55–’56 Chevys

All-electric technology. Nostalgic look of stock ’55–’56 Chevys. Four colors to match the dash, including black, white, gray and tan. Injection-molded housing and dual-layer design. Speedo, fuel, oil, temp and volt gauges in one easy-to-install cluster. Fuel-sender selector switch to choose correct resistance range.

Bel Era III Direct-Fit Package

Reproduction Original Replacement Exterior/Trim

Company: Trim Parts Inc.
Product: Fender-Hood Molding Kit for ’68–’72 Novas

Correct, polished, anodized-aluminum finish. Fits just like the originals.


Non-Original Exterior/Trim

Company: Camaro Central
Product: Electric Rally Sport Conversion Kit for ’69 Camaro

Complete electric Rally Sport conversion kit. Includes ’69 RS grille, center chrome, upper grille stiffener, R/S capsules, door chromes, outer plates, inner door covers, headlamps, headlight mount rings, adjust kits with springs, headlight bowls, electric motors.

Electric Rally Sport Conversion Kit for ’69 Camaro

Reproduction Original Replacement Drivetrain/Brakes/Suspension/Wheels

Company: Jae Enterprises Inc.
Product: Wheel Cap for ’73–’82 Corvettes

’73–’82 Corvette wheel cap. Derby center. GMSPO licensed with “Chevrolet Motor Division."

Wheel Cap for ’73–’82 Corvettes

Non-Original Drivetrain/Brakes/Suspension/Wheels

Company: Ingenuity Fab & Speed LLC
Product: Chassis Bracket for LS Engine Swap

’72 BBC chassis bracket. One-year-only bracket. Allows use of larger clamshell-style rubber mount when doing an LS engine swap.

Chassis Bracket for LS Engine Swap

Reproduction Original Replacement Engine

Company: REM Automotive Inc.
Product: Molded Hood Insulation for ’81–’88 Monte Carlos

Original-style molded hood insulation. Preformed to fit hood recesses and engine components like the original.

Molded Hood Insulation for ’81–’88 Monte Carlos

Non-Original Engine

Company: Performance Plus Connection
Product: Heat Shield for LS Starter

Reflective Mylar heat-shield wrap. Made in the U.S.A. Fits the LS starter. Prevents starter and solenoid failure from heat. Protects up to 2,000°F (1,093.3°C). Held by hook-and-loop fastener (no stainless wrap needed).

Heat Shield for LS Starter

Accessory Item

Company: Custom Autosound
Product: Backseat Driver

Add bottom-end power to system by opening the trunk. Panel mounts to back of rear seat. 8-in. subwoofers; 800-watt amp. Installation kit and all necessary wiring. Kits for ’67–’69 Camaros, ’68–’72 Chevelles, ’55–’57 Chevys, ’64 Impala and ’65–’69 Mustangs.

Backseat Driver

ARMO Digital Matters

ARMO has introduced a new business resource for members entitled Digital Matters—a series of articles housed at covering various aspects of data, digital marketing and e-commerce. The council recognizes the importance of businesses adapting and integrating digital tools in their everyday business operations. Digital Matters will help define, clarify and introduce ways in which businesses can improve their online presence in regard to standardized product data, social media, interactive websites and more.

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