Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:10

By SEMA Editors

SEMA360
With more than 650 manufacturers, 2,200 products featured in the New Products Showcase, 300-plus custom vehicle builds showcased, exclusive education seminars and special announcements made throughout the five-day event, SEMA360 provides attendees a complete and immersive online event experience.

A resilient specialty-equipment industry continues to converge at www.sema360.com to conduct much-needed business in preparation for a successful 2021. Held online November 2-6, SEMA360 enables attendees all over the world to connect with top manufactures who are showcasing their latest products and technology.

The trade-only event was created as an alternative when uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the in-person SEMA Show in Las Vegas in 2020. The online platform makes it possible for manufacturers and buyers to connect in an effective and efficient manner.

"SEMA360 is a fantastic opportunity to digitally see new products, vendors and services that we would have missed due to the pandemic situation," said Donnie Eatherly, president of P&E Distributors. "Our goal at SEMA360 is to find those new vendors and new products from our current vendors that will help us continue the growth curve that we are experiencing now through 2021."

With more than 650 manufacturers, 2,200 products featured in the New Products Showcase, 300-plus custom vehicle builds showcased, exclusive education seminars and special announcements made throughout the five-day event, SEMA360 provides attendees a complete and immersive online event experience.

“The SEMA Show has always been the best way to see new products before they hit the market, and SEMA360 continues that tradition alive,” said Barry Kellerman, owner of Truck Stuff And More. “This year I will miss the hands-on experience that the SEMA Show offers, but SEMA360 is the next best thing. Attending SEMA360 keeps us informed about the innovations and new products so we can better-serve our customers.”

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:10

By SEMA Editors

SEMA360
With more than 650 manufacturers, 2,200 products featured in the New Products Showcase, 300-plus custom vehicle builds showcased, exclusive education seminars and special announcements made throughout the five-day event, SEMA360 provides attendees a complete and immersive online event experience.

A resilient specialty-equipment industry continues to converge at www.sema360.com to conduct much-needed business in preparation for a successful 2021. Held online November 2-6, SEMA360 enables attendees all over the world to connect with top manufactures who are showcasing their latest products and technology.

The trade-only event was created as an alternative when uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the in-person SEMA Show in Las Vegas in 2020. The online platform makes it possible for manufacturers and buyers to connect in an effective and efficient manner.

"SEMA360 is a fantastic opportunity to digitally see new products, vendors and services that we would have missed due to the pandemic situation," said Donnie Eatherly, president of P&E Distributors. "Our goal at SEMA360 is to find those new vendors and new products from our current vendors that will help us continue the growth curve that we are experiencing now through 2021."

With more than 650 manufacturers, 2,200 products featured in the New Products Showcase, 300-plus custom vehicle builds showcased, exclusive education seminars and special announcements made throughout the five-day event, SEMA360 provides attendees a complete and immersive online event experience.

“The SEMA Show has always been the best way to see new products before they hit the market, and SEMA360 continues that tradition alive,” said Barry Kellerman, owner of Truck Stuff And More. “This year I will miss the hands-on experience that the SEMA Show offers, but SEMA360 is the next best thing. Attending SEMA360 keeps us informed about the innovations and new products so we can better-serve our customers.”

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:58

By SEMA Editors

It's the last day of SEMA360, and attendees have already connected with hundreds of top manufacturers that have introduced new products and highlighting signature brands throughout the week.

Here is a small sample of some of the products announced on SEMA360.


Baxter Performance
BaxterBaxter Performance Toyota Cartridge to Spin-On Oil Filter Adapter

Engineers agree that most engine wear occurs at engine startup. Engine oil delivery and pressure is the single most important component to mitigate this wear condition.

With the advent of automotive manufactures reverting to cartridge style filters, Baxter Performance has discovered a significant delay in oil delivery and pressure to critical wear components and systems that require oil pressure to function, such as cam chain tensioners and variable valve timing mechanisms.

Using Baxter Performance adapters solve these issues by converting the cartridge style oil filter to a spin-on oil filter that contains an anti-drain back valve for immediate oil delivery at startup.

Visit the Baxter Performance Showcase.


NRG Innovations
PrismaPrisma Bucket Seat

Our first full Alcantara seats with micro fiber materials that last longer and are easy to clean.

The back of the seat is covered with multi-color sparkled flakes which completes the look in the car.

Each seat is compatible with a full six-point safety harnesses and HANS devices, providing maximum safety capability.

Visit the NRG Innovations Showcase.

 

 


Performance Distributors
PentastarPentastar V6 SOS Coils

Performance Distributors newest SOS Coils are now available for the 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6. Our new Pentastar SOS (Sultans Of Spark) Coils are designed with updated technology and enhanced windings. This has allowed us to increase voltage for each coil from 25,000 (stock voltage) to 35,000 volts under load. That’s 10,000 more volts per coil! The extra voltage under load, also known as the acceleration phase, increases spark intensity for a more complete burn of the fuel mixture.

Plug gaps can be opened to .065″ and this improves throttle response, horsepower and fuel mileage. Additional benefits include quicker starting and smoother idle.

Pentastar SOS Coils feature brass terminals for corrosion resistance and improved conduction. SOS Coils mount in the OEM location with no modifications.

Visit the Performance Distributors Showcase.


Saveshwari Engineers
SaveshwariTubeless Tyre MountDemount Tool Kit for 17.5" Tyre - 220905

Tubeless Tyre Mount/Demount Tool Kit for 17.5-inch tire is specifically designed to mount/demount 17.5-inch tires without damaging the tire bead and rim.

Visit the Saveshwari Engineers Showcase.

 

 

 

 

 


RIPP Superchargers
RIPP Superchargers2013-2018 3.6L V6 RAM 1500 Supercharger Kit

According to RIPP Superchargers, the new kit offers bolt on 450whp right out of the box with 200whp over stock. The kit includes: Vortech V3 Si trim self-contained centrifugal supercharger.

The company's largest air-to-air front mounted intercooler, mandrel bent piping, with Vortech max flow blow-off valve FIC primary injectors, and HPtuners cable with credits to license ECU modified PCM along with the RIPP proprietary MAP sensor.

Visit the RIPP Superchargers Showcase.


EMM Specialties Launches the Colad UV Fast Curing System

EMMEMM Specialties is launching the Colad UV Fast Curing System, which will be the most powerful UV light on the market. The system is easy to use, lightweight, and will have a suite of associated products from body filler putties, to PPE (gloves, goggles, etc.).

For SEMA360, the company is utilizing an open studio space next to our offices and building a full booth to live stream demos of this product on the Social27 platform, and also through Instagram Live posts.

Visit the EMM Specialties SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 


CTEK Offers New PRO25S 25-amp Battery Charge

CTEKThe new PRO25S, an innovative, versatile, and highly efficient battery charger and power supply is for the professional workshop or those who want to charge like the pros. The PRO25S combines power and advanced technology with safety, portability, and flexibility to work with any 12V vehicle battery, including lithium (LiFePO4, Li-Fe, Li-iron, LFP).

The PRO25S supports the battery and protects sensitive electronics during vehicle service and diagnostic work. The advanced technology of the PRO25S ensures a safe, fast charge is delivered to exactly meet the needs of the individual battery. The PRO25S has a dedicated lead-acid battery reconditioning program to restore battery life and recondition flat batteries.

A supply mode supports the battery during diagnostic or fault-finding work, which means you can do the necessary repairs, modifications, or upgrades without worrying about costly or time-consuming ECU repair or reprogramming. A built-in temperature sensor ensures maximum charger efficiency.

The PRO25S has low voltage and current ripple. It’s safe for the battery and the vehicle’s delicate and crucial electronic systems. Fully automatic and easy to use, it’s also simple to connect, spark proof and reverse-polarity protected for the safety of the user and the battery.

The PRO25S is lightweight and portable, but the rugged, impact-resistant case means it can also handle the toughest workshop environment.

Visit the CTEK SEMA360 Showcase.


Classic Instruments Releases New Direct-fit for the 1966-67 Nova

Classic InstrumentsClassic Instruments offers an all-new, direct-fit package for the 1966-’67 Nova. The package features a speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, temperature, oil pressure, and volt gauges; along with indicator lights. All the gauges are electronic operation.

The fuel gauge is programmable for any ohm range with a selector switch on the back of the cluster. This means the fuel gauge will work with the stock sending unit (0-90 ohm), any other factory sending units, or any Classic Instruments fuel sending unit. The cluster mounts in the original factory bezel and uses the original diffuser plate, both of which will need to be re-used from the customers’ original cluster.

A new, laser-cut plastic lens is provided with the cluster. Wiring is handled with a single wire harness connection on the back of the cluster and there is a separate connection and harness for an external shift light on the back of the cluster as well. The cluster is available in five different colors/series.


Goodyear Custom-Fit Rubber Floor Mats

GoodyearSpark Lines is introducing new Goodyear, custom-fit rubber floor mats with patent pending dirt-trapping design.

The mats are light weight and easy to clean—they just need a slap on the back and all dirt and liquids fall out of the diamond-shaped design.

Rugged and impervious to road chemicals used to melt snow and ice.

Visit the Goodyear SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 


Mopar Offers 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye Supercharged HEMI Crate Engine

MoparMopar has revealed the most powerful production muscle-car engine ever available to builders and enthusiasts with the launch of its newest crate engine – the 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V-8 engine. Mopar now offers five HEMI crate engines with a range of 375 to 1,000 horsepower. All Mopar crate engines are quality-tested and factory-backed to deliver proven performance.

Rated at 807 horsepower and 717 lb.-ft. of torque on 91-octane pump gas, the new Hellcrate Redeye crate engine is engineered with proven, factory-backed hardware first seen in the limited-edition 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the world’s quickest and most powerful muscle car ever. This same supercharged HEMI engine powers the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and the high-horsepower halo of the lineup in 2021, the new 807-horsepower Challenger SRT Super Stock.

The new Hellcrate Redeye powerplant features significant upgrades versus the standard Hellcrate engine, including a larger supercharger, increased boost pressure, higher rpm limit, revised valve-spring design, and manu upgraded internals. Each engine is dyno-tested for 42 minutes before being shipped. This complete engine assembly includes a supercharger with throttle body, fuel injectors, coil packs, water pump, front sump oil pan and flexplate.

Visit the Mopar SEMA360 Showcase.


AFCO Performance Group PRO Shocks A2 Double Adjustable

AFCOThe new A2/ACF2 Series offers independent high- and low-speed adjustability. By having a low-speed adjuster through the rod end, the user is given the ability to make easier and faster valve changes. By separating the high and low speed in the system, the A2/ACF2 shock gives multiple rebound valving options while maintaining little to no hysteresis.

Visit the AFCO Performance Group SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 

 


PWR Advanced Cooling Technology Polaris Pro XP ’20+ Rear Mount Radiator and LTR Module

PWRPWR has engineered and developed an all-aluminum Radiator and Heat Exchanger for the Polaris Pro XP to be mounted in the rear of the chassis. The kit is designed to keep intake air temps low and giving full power all the time.

Visit the PWR SEMA360 Showcase.

 


S&S Cycle High-Performance Exhaust for UTV Models

S&SS&S’ latest efforts are focused on the UTV space with a fresh line of 50-state-legal, stainless construction exhaust incorporating adjustable sound inserts designed to allow users to optimize the system.

Visit the S&S SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 


BD Diesel Ford 6.7L PowerStroke Screamer Turbos

BD DieselThe drop-in, stock-appearing Screamer turbo for Ford 6.7L Powerstrokes utilizes modern turbo technology that are engineered to deliver increased airflow without compromising on low-end response. The turbo is designed with adjustable boost pressure to improve horsepower potential.

Visit the BD Diesel SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 

 

 


Baer Inc. Classic 13-in. Early Mustang Front Brake System

BD DieselThe Classic Series features an aluminum two-piston front caliper, mounted to a 13-in. rotor that is a direct bolt-on for early Mustang drum brake spindles. Classic Series features aluminum red powder coated calipers, braided brake hoses, integral hub slot, drill and zinc finish rotors.

Visit the Baer Inc. SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:58

By SEMA Editors

It's the last day of SEMA360, and attendees have already connected with hundreds of top manufacturers that have introduced new products and highlighting signature brands throughout the week.

Here is a small sample of some of the products announced on SEMA360.


Baxter Performance
BaxterBaxter Performance Toyota Cartridge to Spin-On Oil Filter Adapter

Engineers agree that most engine wear occurs at engine startup. Engine oil delivery and pressure is the single most important component to mitigate this wear condition.

With the advent of automotive manufactures reverting to cartridge style filters, Baxter Performance has discovered a significant delay in oil delivery and pressure to critical wear components and systems that require oil pressure to function, such as cam chain tensioners and variable valve timing mechanisms.

Using Baxter Performance adapters solve these issues by converting the cartridge style oil filter to a spin-on oil filter that contains an anti-drain back valve for immediate oil delivery at startup.

Visit the Baxter Performance Showcase.


NRG Innovations
PrismaPrisma Bucket Seat

Our first full Alcantara seats with micro fiber materials that last longer and are easy to clean.

The back of the seat is covered with multi-color sparkled flakes which completes the look in the car.

Each seat is compatible with a full six-point safety harnesses and HANS devices, providing maximum safety capability.

Visit the NRG Innovations Showcase.

 

 


Performance Distributors
PentastarPentastar V6 SOS Coils

Performance Distributors newest SOS Coils are now available for the 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6. Our new Pentastar SOS (Sultans Of Spark) Coils are designed with updated technology and enhanced windings. This has allowed us to increase voltage for each coil from 25,000 (stock voltage) to 35,000 volts under load. That’s 10,000 more volts per coil! The extra voltage under load, also known as the acceleration phase, increases spark intensity for a more complete burn of the fuel mixture.

Plug gaps can be opened to .065″ and this improves throttle response, horsepower and fuel mileage. Additional benefits include quicker starting and smoother idle.

Pentastar SOS Coils feature brass terminals for corrosion resistance and improved conduction. SOS Coils mount in the OEM location with no modifications.

Visit the Performance Distributors Showcase.


Saveshwari Engineers
SaveshwariTubeless Tyre MountDemount Tool Kit for 17.5" Tyre - 220905

Tubeless Tyre Mount/Demount Tool Kit for 17.5-inch tire is specifically designed to mount/demount 17.5-inch tires without damaging the tire bead and rim.

Visit the Saveshwari Engineers Showcase.

 

 

 

 

 


RIPP Superchargers
RIPP Superchargers2013-2018 3.6L V6 RAM 1500 Supercharger Kit

According to RIPP Superchargers, the new kit offers bolt on 450whp right out of the box with 200whp over stock. The kit includes: Vortech V3 Si trim self-contained centrifugal supercharger.

The company's largest air-to-air front mounted intercooler, mandrel bent piping, with Vortech max flow blow-off valve FIC primary injectors, and HPtuners cable with credits to license ECU modified PCM along with the RIPP proprietary MAP sensor.

Visit the RIPP Superchargers Showcase.


EMM Specialties Launches the Colad UV Fast Curing System

EMMEMM Specialties is launching the Colad UV Fast Curing System, which will be the most powerful UV light on the market. The system is easy to use, lightweight, and will have a suite of associated products from body filler putties, to PPE (gloves, goggles, etc.).

For SEMA360, the company is utilizing an open studio space next to our offices and building a full booth to live stream demos of this product on the Social27 platform, and also through Instagram Live posts.

Visit the EMM Specialties SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 


CTEK Offers New PRO25S 25-amp Battery Charge

CTEKThe new PRO25S, an innovative, versatile, and highly efficient battery charger and power supply is for the professional workshop or those who want to charge like the pros. The PRO25S combines power and advanced technology with safety, portability, and flexibility to work with any 12V vehicle battery, including lithium (LiFePO4, Li-Fe, Li-iron, LFP).

The PRO25S supports the battery and protects sensitive electronics during vehicle service and diagnostic work. The advanced technology of the PRO25S ensures a safe, fast charge is delivered to exactly meet the needs of the individual battery. The PRO25S has a dedicated lead-acid battery reconditioning program to restore battery life and recondition flat batteries.

A supply mode supports the battery during diagnostic or fault-finding work, which means you can do the necessary repairs, modifications, or upgrades without worrying about costly or time-consuming ECU repair or reprogramming. A built-in temperature sensor ensures maximum charger efficiency.

The PRO25S has low voltage and current ripple. It’s safe for the battery and the vehicle’s delicate and crucial electronic systems. Fully automatic and easy to use, it’s also simple to connect, spark proof and reverse-polarity protected for the safety of the user and the battery.

The PRO25S is lightweight and portable, but the rugged, impact-resistant case means it can also handle the toughest workshop environment.

Visit the CTEK SEMA360 Showcase.


Classic Instruments Releases New Direct-fit for the 1966-67 Nova

Classic InstrumentsClassic Instruments offers an all-new, direct-fit package for the 1966-’67 Nova. The package features a speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, temperature, oil pressure, and volt gauges; along with indicator lights. All the gauges are electronic operation.

The fuel gauge is programmable for any ohm range with a selector switch on the back of the cluster. This means the fuel gauge will work with the stock sending unit (0-90 ohm), any other factory sending units, or any Classic Instruments fuel sending unit. The cluster mounts in the original factory bezel and uses the original diffuser plate, both of which will need to be re-used from the customers’ original cluster.

A new, laser-cut plastic lens is provided with the cluster. Wiring is handled with a single wire harness connection on the back of the cluster and there is a separate connection and harness for an external shift light on the back of the cluster as well. The cluster is available in five different colors/series.


Goodyear Custom-Fit Rubber Floor Mats

GoodyearSpark Lines is introducing new Goodyear, custom-fit rubber floor mats with patent pending dirt-trapping design.

The mats are light weight and easy to clean—they just need a slap on the back and all dirt and liquids fall out of the diamond-shaped design.

Rugged and impervious to road chemicals used to melt snow and ice.

Visit the Goodyear SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 


Mopar Offers 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye Supercharged HEMI Crate Engine

MoparMopar has revealed the most powerful production muscle-car engine ever available to builders and enthusiasts with the launch of its newest crate engine – the 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V-8 engine. Mopar now offers five HEMI crate engines with a range of 375 to 1,000 horsepower. All Mopar crate engines are quality-tested and factory-backed to deliver proven performance.

Rated at 807 horsepower and 717 lb.-ft. of torque on 91-octane pump gas, the new Hellcrate Redeye crate engine is engineered with proven, factory-backed hardware first seen in the limited-edition 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the world’s quickest and most powerful muscle car ever. This same supercharged HEMI engine powers the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and the high-horsepower halo of the lineup in 2021, the new 807-horsepower Challenger SRT Super Stock.

The new Hellcrate Redeye powerplant features significant upgrades versus the standard Hellcrate engine, including a larger supercharger, increased boost pressure, higher rpm limit, revised valve-spring design, and manu upgraded internals. Each engine is dyno-tested for 42 minutes before being shipped. This complete engine assembly includes a supercharger with throttle body, fuel injectors, coil packs, water pump, front sump oil pan and flexplate.

Visit the Mopar SEMA360 Showcase.


AFCO Performance Group PRO Shocks A2 Double Adjustable

AFCOThe new A2/ACF2 Series offers independent high- and low-speed adjustability. By having a low-speed adjuster through the rod end, the user is given the ability to make easier and faster valve changes. By separating the high and low speed in the system, the A2/ACF2 shock gives multiple rebound valving options while maintaining little to no hysteresis.

Visit the AFCO Performance Group SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 

 


PWR Advanced Cooling Technology Polaris Pro XP ’20+ Rear Mount Radiator and LTR Module

PWRPWR has engineered and developed an all-aluminum Radiator and Heat Exchanger for the Polaris Pro XP to be mounted in the rear of the chassis. The kit is designed to keep intake air temps low and giving full power all the time.

Visit the PWR SEMA360 Showcase.

 


S&S Cycle High-Performance Exhaust for UTV Models

S&SS&S’ latest efforts are focused on the UTV space with a fresh line of 50-state-legal, stainless construction exhaust incorporating adjustable sound inserts designed to allow users to optimize the system.

Visit the S&S SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 


BD Diesel Ford 6.7L PowerStroke Screamer Turbos

BD DieselThe drop-in, stock-appearing Screamer turbo for Ford 6.7L Powerstrokes utilizes modern turbo technology that are engineered to deliver increased airflow without compromising on low-end response. The turbo is designed with adjustable boost pressure to improve horsepower potential.

Visit the BD Diesel SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 

 

 


Baer Inc. Classic 13-in. Early Mustang Front Brake System

BD DieselThe Classic Series features an aluminum two-piston front caliper, mounted to a 13-in. rotor that is a direct bolt-on for early Mustang drum brake spindles. Classic Series features aluminum red powder coated calipers, braided brake hoses, integral hub slot, drill and zinc finish rotors.

Visit the Baer Inc. SEMA360 Showcase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:48

By SEMA Editors

Myles Kovacs
Myles Kovacs
Brendan McGrath
Brendan McGrath

SEMA presented its top honors during a special SEMA Awards Celebration held Thursday night during the week of SEMA360.

Winners of the prestigious awards are:

  • SEMA Person of the Year: Myles Kovacs, DUB Publishing Inc.
  • SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year: Brendan McGrath, Dyme Performance Systems Inc.
  • SEMA Manufacturer of the Year: Redline Detection

Although unable to celebrate in-person in Las Vegas, hundreds of viewers watched on the SEMA Show YouTube Channel as the SEMA Awards Celebration took place online. The 50-minute program provided the industry, honorees and friends and family with an opportunity to celebrate top leaders in the industry.

“Through these extraordinary times, we are honored to recognize individuals and companies that have met the challenges of this year and embody the spirit of our industry,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “Now more than ever, it is important for our community to come together and celebrate our successes.”

Redline Detection
Redline Detection

The evening began by recognizing new SEMA Hall of Fame inductees Rich Barsamian, Advanced Clutch Technology; Jack Chisenhall, Vintage Air; John Gaines, G&M Performance Parts; and Joe St. Lawrence, RTM Productions.

Myles Kovacs, cofounder of automotive magazine DUB, received the association’s most prestigious award for SEMA Person of the Year. Kovacs founded DUB in 2000 and through “DUB Revolution” has transformed the way businesses approach and succeed in reaching the youth market. Kovacs is an avid supporter of SEMA and uses his influence to promote the industry. He has volunteered for and served on several SEMA task forces, including the chair of the Gen-III Innovator of the Year task force, the SEMA Show committee and as a SEMA Scholarship judge.

“I am just so thrilled; it’s emotional and overwhelming,” said Kovacs. “I’m being recognized by my peers, and this is such a great industry to be a part of. And, they praise you for being different. That’s what I love about SEMA.”

The SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year award was presented to Brendan McGrath, CEO of Dyme Performance Systems Inc. As founder of Dyme PSI, McGrath developed an industry world first product and has the opportunity to play a role in the disruption of supplying this multi-billion dollar commodity around the world in every industry, including medical, food, aerospace, oil/gas and, of course, automotive.

Along with the Person of the Year and Gen-III Innovator of the Year, Redline Detection was selected SEMA Manufacturer of the Year. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global customer base for its professional-grade diagnostic solutions, as well as its ability to increase the bottom line for its clients. Redline's SpeedSmoke is just one SKU in its product lineup designed to pinpoint leaks in sealed systems within vehicles from naturally aspirated to turbocharged, diesel and even boosted engines.

The awards recognize outstanding commitment to the industry and a high level of involvement with SEMA committees, task forces, councils or board of directors’ participation.

If you missed the SEMA Awards Celebration, you can watch it on the SEMA YouTube Channel.

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:48

By SEMA Editors

Myles Kovacs
Myles Kovacs
Brendan McGrath
Brendan McGrath

SEMA presented its top honors during a special SEMA Awards Celebration held Thursday night during the week of SEMA360.

Winners of the prestigious awards are:

  • SEMA Person of the Year: Myles Kovacs, DUB Publishing Inc.
  • SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year: Brendan McGrath, Dyme Performance Systems Inc.
  • SEMA Manufacturer of the Year: Redline Detection

Although unable to celebrate in-person in Las Vegas, hundreds of viewers watched on the SEMA Show YouTube Channel as the SEMA Awards Celebration took place online. The 50-minute program provided the industry, honorees and friends and family with an opportunity to celebrate top leaders in the industry.

“Through these extraordinary times, we are honored to recognize individuals and companies that have met the challenges of this year and embody the spirit of our industry,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “Now more than ever, it is important for our community to come together and celebrate our successes.”

Redline Detection
Redline Detection

The evening began by recognizing new SEMA Hall of Fame inductees Rich Barsamian, Advanced Clutch Technology; Jack Chisenhall, Vintage Air; John Gaines, G&M Performance Parts; and Joe St. Lawrence, RTM Productions.

Myles Kovacs, cofounder of automotive magazine DUB, received the association’s most prestigious award for SEMA Person of the Year. Kovacs founded DUB in 2000 and through “DUB Revolution” has transformed the way businesses approach and succeed in reaching the youth market. Kovacs is an avid supporter of SEMA and uses his influence to promote the industry. He has volunteered for and served on several SEMA task forces, including the chair of the Gen-III Innovator of the Year task force, the SEMA Show committee and as a SEMA Scholarship judge.

“I am just so thrilled; it’s emotional and overwhelming,” said Kovacs. “I’m being recognized by my peers, and this is such a great industry to be a part of. And, they praise you for being different. That’s what I love about SEMA.”

The SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year award was presented to Brendan McGrath, CEO of Dyme Performance Systems Inc. As founder of Dyme PSI, McGrath developed an industry world first product and has the opportunity to play a role in the disruption of supplying this multi-billion dollar commodity around the world in every industry, including medical, food, aerospace, oil/gas and, of course, automotive.

Along with the Person of the Year and Gen-III Innovator of the Year, Redline Detection was selected SEMA Manufacturer of the Year. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global customer base for its professional-grade diagnostic solutions, as well as its ability to increase the bottom line for its clients. Redline's SpeedSmoke is just one SKU in its product lineup designed to pinpoint leaks in sealed systems within vehicles from naturally aspirated to turbocharged, diesel and even boosted engines.

The awards recognize outstanding commitment to the industry and a high level of involvement with SEMA committees, task forces, councils or board of directors’ participation.

If you missed the SEMA Awards Celebration, you can watch it on the SEMA YouTube Channel.

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:48

By SEMA Editors

Myles Kovacs
Myles Kovacs
Brendan McGrath
Brendan McGrath

SEMA presented its top honors during a special SEMA Awards Celebration held Thursday night during the week of SEMA360.

Winners of the prestigious awards are:

  • SEMA Person of the Year: Myles Kovacs, DUB Publishing Inc.
  • SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year: Brendan McGrath, Dyme Performance Systems Inc.
  • SEMA Manufacturer of the Year: Redline Detection

Although unable to celebrate in-person in Las Vegas, hundreds of viewers watched on the SEMA Show YouTube Channel as the SEMA Awards Celebration took place online. The 50-minute program provided the industry, honorees and friends and family with an opportunity to celebrate top leaders in the industry.

“Through these extraordinary times, we are honored to recognize individuals and companies that have met the challenges of this year and embody the spirit of our industry,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “Now more than ever, it is important for our community to come together and celebrate our successes.”

Redline Detection
Redline Detection

The evening began by recognizing new SEMA Hall of Fame inductees Rich Barsamian, Advanced Clutch Technology; Jack Chisenhall, Vintage Air; John Gaines, G&M Performance Parts; and Joe St. Lawrence, RTM Productions.

Myles Kovacs, cofounder of automotive magazine DUB, received the association’s most prestigious award for SEMA Person of the Year. Kovacs founded DUB in 2000 and through “DUB Revolution” has transformed the way businesses approach and succeed in reaching the youth market. Kovacs is an avid supporter of SEMA and uses his influence to promote the industry. He has volunteered for and served on several SEMA task forces, including the chair of the Gen-III Innovator of the Year task force, the SEMA Show committee and as a SEMA Scholarship judge.

“I am just so thrilled; it’s emotional and overwhelming,” said Kovacs. “I’m being recognized by my peers, and this is such a great industry to be a part of. And, they praise you for being different. That’s what I love about SEMA.”

The SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year award was presented to Brendan McGrath, CEO of Dyme Performance Systems Inc. As founder of Dyme PSI, McGrath developed an industry world first product and has the opportunity to play a role in the disruption of supplying this multi-billion dollar commodity around the world in every industry, including medical, food, aerospace, oil/gas and, of course, automotive.

Along with the Person of the Year and Gen-III Innovator of the Year, Redline Detection was selected SEMA Manufacturer of the Year. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global customer base for its professional-grade diagnostic solutions, as well as its ability to increase the bottom line for its clients. Redline's SpeedSmoke is just one SKU in its product lineup designed to pinpoint leaks in sealed systems within vehicles from naturally aspirated to turbocharged, diesel and even boosted engines.

The awards recognize outstanding commitment to the industry and a high level of involvement with SEMA committees, task forces, councils or board of directors’ participation.

If you missed the SEMA Awards Celebration, you can watch it on the SEMA YouTube Channel.

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2020

For media inquiries, contact: Juan Torres 909-978-6722 | juant@sema.org

 

Editor's note: An image for this press release is available here.
Suggested caption: Brady Ranweiler and his 1963 Chevrolet Full Custom 2 Door Wagon won the prestigious 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition.


2020 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® NAMES BRADY RANWEILER AS TOP BUILDER

-- 1963 Custom Chevrolet Wagon Takes Home Top Prize --


DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2020) -- The SEMA Battle of the Builders® concluded Friday, Nov. 6, during SEMA360, where Brady Ranweiler was named the winner of the annual competition. As per competition rules, the Top 12 finalists performed the judging duties and rated their peers on the quality of their builds.

The Top 4 finalists for 2020 were narrowed down just prior to the winner announcement. Top 4 finalists were Brady Ranweiler and his 1963 Chevrolet Full Custom 2 Door Wagon (Hot Rod), Mark Giambalvo and his 1965 Chevrolet C10 (Truck/Off-Road), Chip Foose and his 1974 Jaguar E-Type (Sport Compact), and Young Guns winner Cody Medeisis with his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. This marks the first time in the seven-year history of the competition that a wagon has taken home the title.

The four finalists of this year’s competition will be highlighted along with other featured builders in a nationwide television special airing in 2021. The TV special, SEMA: Battle of the Builders, is scheduled to air on A+E Networks’ FYI and HISTORY’s DRIVE block in January 2021 (time and date to be announced).

The 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition included more than 330 submissions from a talented pool of builders from around the globe. These individuals are the best of the best, showcasing their extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks, and SUVs. The Young Guns (builders 27 years and younger) category remains a fan favorite, culminating the next generation of builders who are eager to show off their creations.

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, founded in 1963, represents the $46.2 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com, or www.performanceracing.com.
 

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Fri, 11/06/2020 - 00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2020

For media inquiries, contact: Juan Torres 909-978-6722 | juant@sema.org

 

Editor's note: An image for this press release is available here.
Suggested caption: Brady Ranweiler and his 1963 Chevrolet Full Custom 2 Door Wagon won the prestigious 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition.


2020 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® NAMES BRADY RANWEILER AS TOP BUILDER

-- 1963 Custom Chevrolet Wagon Takes Home Top Prize --


DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2020) -- The SEMA Battle of the Builders® concluded Friday, Nov. 6, during SEMA360, where Brady Ranweiler was named the winner of the annual competition. As per competition rules, the Top 12 finalists performed the judging duties and rated their peers on the quality of their builds.

The Top 4 finalists for 2020 were narrowed down just prior to the winner announcement. Top 4 finalists were Brady Ranweiler and his 1963 Chevrolet Full Custom 2 Door Wagon (Hot Rod), Mark Giambalvo and his 1965 Chevrolet C10 (Truck/Off-Road), Chip Foose and his 1974 Jaguar E-Type (Sport Compact), and Young Guns winner Cody Medeisis with his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. This marks the first time in the seven-year history of the competition that a wagon has taken home the title.

The four finalists of this year’s competition will be highlighted along with other featured builders in a nationwide television special airing in 2021. The TV special, SEMA: Battle of the Builders, is scheduled to air on A+E Networks’ FYI and HISTORY’s DRIVE block in January 2021 (time and date to be announced).

The 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition included more than 330 submissions from a talented pool of builders from around the globe. These individuals are the best of the best, showcasing their extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks, and SUVs. The Young Guns (builders 27 years and younger) category remains a fan favorite, culminating the next generation of builders who are eager to show off their creations.

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, founded in 1963, represents the $46.2 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com, or www.performanceracing.com.
 

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Fri, 11/06/2020 - 00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2020

For media inquiries, contact: Juan Torres 909-978-6722 | juant@sema.org

 

Editor's note: An image for this press release is available here.
Suggested caption: Brady Ranweiler and his 1963 Chevrolet Full Custom 2 Door Wagon won the prestigious 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition.


2020 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® NAMES BRADY RANWEILER AS TOP BUILDER

-- 1963 Custom Chevrolet Wagon Takes Home Top Prize --


DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2020) -- The SEMA Battle of the Builders® concluded Friday, Nov. 6, during SEMA360, where Brady Ranweiler was named the winner of the annual competition. As per competition rules, the Top 12 finalists performed the judging duties and rated their peers on the quality of their builds.

The Top 4 finalists for 2020 were narrowed down just prior to the winner announcement. Top 4 finalists were Brady Ranweiler and his 1963 Chevrolet Full Custom 2 Door Wagon (Hot Rod), Mark Giambalvo and his 1965 Chevrolet C10 (Truck/Off-Road), Chip Foose and his 1974 Jaguar E-Type (Sport Compact), and Young Guns winner Cody Medeisis with his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. This marks the first time in the seven-year history of the competition that a wagon has taken home the title.

The four finalists of this year’s competition will be highlighted along with other featured builders in a nationwide television special airing in 2021. The TV special, SEMA: Battle of the Builders, is scheduled to air on A+E Networks’ FYI and HISTORY’s DRIVE block in January 2021 (time and date to be announced).

The 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition included more than 330 submissions from a talented pool of builders from around the globe. These individuals are the best of the best, showcasing their extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks, and SUVs. The Young Guns (builders 27 years and younger) category remains a fan favorite, culminating the next generation of builders who are eager to show off their creations.

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, founded in 1963, represents the $46.2 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com, or www.performanceracing.com.
 

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