SEMA eNews Vol. 10, No. 45, November 8, 2007

CARBS, HITCHES, GAUGES—THE TOP PRODUCTS FOR 2008

Each year the SEMA Show recognizes products that set new standards for innovation and imagination. Following are the winners of the SEMA New Product Awards:

Best New Interior Accessory Product
Winner: PLX Devices Inc. – OBD Organic LED Gauge
Runner Up: Spotlight
Runner Up: Plasmaglow


PLX Devices representative Paul Lowchareonkul accepts the Best New Interior Accessory Product Award from SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting (left) SEMA Vice President of Communications and Events Peter MacGillivray (second from right) and SEMA Chairman Jim Cozzie (right).


PLX Devices OBD Organic LED Gauge

Best New Exterior Accessory Product
Winner: Go Rhino! Products/Xtreme Racks – Step-N-Tow
Runner Up: MacNeil Automotive Products
Runner Up: Cruiser Accessories


Chris Kersting, Trucking Times & Sport Utility News editor Dave Herrmeyer (second from right) and SEMA Chairman Jim Cozzie present Best New Exterior Product Award to Go Rhino!'s Ron Storer.


Go Rhino! Step-N-Tow

Best Engineered New Product
Winner: JME Enterprises Inc. – Pro Series Mustang Suspension
Runner Up: Professional Products
Runner Up: KW Automotive North America


Julio Mayen of JME Enterprises accepts the Best Engineered New Product Award from Chris Kersting, Hot Rod magazine's Rob Kinnan, and Jim Cozzie. 


JME Enterprises Pro Series Mustang Suspension

Best New Merchandising Display
Winner: Truck Accessories Group Inc. – Gear-it-up Counter Display
Runner Up: PIAA Corp.
Runner Up: HushMat


Chris Kersting, Gary Light from Speed Warehouse, Inc. (second from right) and Jim Cozzie present Joel Ayres of Truck Accessories Group/Leer (second from left) with the award for Best New Merchandising Display.


Leer Gear-it-up Counter Display

Best New Off-Road/4-Wheel-Drive Product
Winner: Rancho – MyRide
Runner Up: Wade Automotive
Runner Up: Innovate Motorsports


Rancho MyRide

Best New Packaging Design
Winner: Auto Meter Products – Street Rod InterAct Display Rack
Runner Up: Cruiser Accessories
Runner Up: Shell Lubricants


Auto Meter's Jeffrey King accepts the award for Best New Packaging Design from Chris Kersting, SEMA News Editorial Director Matt Pearson (second from right) and Jim Cozzie.


Auto Meter Street Rod InterAct Display Rack

Best New Performance-Street Product
Winner: Nitrous Express – “V” Gauge
Runner Up: Tesla Electronics Inc.
Runner Up: Stainless Steel Brake Corp.


Chris Kersting, Styling & Performance magazine publisher Allison Lombardo (second from right), and Jim Cozzie present a Nitrous Express representative with the award for Best New Street Performance Product.


Nitrous Express “V” Gauge

Best New Performance-Racing Product
Winner: Comp Performance Group – Drag Race Torque Converter
Runner Up: Race Pumps
Runner Up: Vortech/Paxton


Chris Kersting, Precision Engine magazine group publisher Travis Weeks (second from right) and Jim Cozzie present Comp Performance Group's Paul "Scooter" Brothers and another representative (center) with the award for Best New Performance Racing Product.


Comp Performance Group Drag Race Torque Converter

Best New Pickup/Van/SUV Product
Winner: Go Rhino! Products/Xtreme Racks – Step-N-Tow
Runner Up: Net Shape International LLC
Runner Up: Pilot Automotive Inc.


Ron Storer from Go Rhino! accepts the award for Best New Pickup/Van/SUV Product from Chris Kersting, Sam Memmolo from Two Guys Garage (second from left) and Jim Cozzie.


Go Rhino! Step-N-Tow

Best New Street Rod/Custom Car Product
Winner: Barry Grant Inc. – Demon 98 Carburetor
Runner Up: Experi-Metal Inc.
Runner Up: American Speed Co.


Barry Grant Demon 98 Carburetor

Best New Mobile Electronics Product
Winner: PLX Devices Inc. – OBD Organic LED Gauge
Runner Up: Audiovox Corp.
Runner Up: David Instruments Corp.


Paul Lowchareonkul from PLX Devices accepts the Best New Mobile Electronics Product award from Chris Kersting, Mobile Electronics magazine's Travis Weeks (second from right) and Jim Cozzie.


PLX Devices OBD Organic LED Gauge

Best New Tools and Equipment Product
Winner: Warn Industries – Warn Works PullzAll
Runner Up: Cam Logic Technologies
Runner Up: Specialty Autoparts USA


Chris Kersting presents the Best New Tools and Equipment Product award to Ken Scuito of Warn Industries, along with AdvanStar's Jim Savas and Jim Cozzie.


Warn Works PullzAll

To view photos of more than 1,500 new products, visit www.semaphotos.com.

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