Ford and General Motors presented their design awards at the 2009 SEMA Show to recognize and celebrate the innovation and ingenuity of the specialty-equipment industry. With nearly 1,400 vehicles on display, the Show's shinning stars came in many forms, from work trucks, trail riders and urban cruisers to hand-built hot rods, green machines and meaty musclecars.
While all of the vehicles brightening up the Show floor are standouts, each automaker designates several award categories and scours the entries seeking the best of the best.
Below are photos of the winning entries for each award category. For more information on the design award programs, contact Bill Wolf.
Ford Corporate Design Award Winners
GM Design Award Winners
|Best of Show: Ring Brothers, ’64 Fairlane||Best GM Vehicle: 2010 Light Green Camaro, Neil Tjin, Tjin Edition|
|Best of Ford Show Stand: Detroit Street Rod, ’34 Ford Ecoboost||Best GM Midsize Car: '65 Black Pontiac GTO, Josiah Coy, Coybilt|
|Best Heritage Vehicle: Brodie Stoud, ’60 Starliner||Best GM Sports Car: 2010 Silver Camaro, Ken Lingenfelter, Lingenfelter Performance|
|Special Achievement: 3dCarbon, Mustang||Best GM Restored Vehicle: '67 Burgundy Buick GS, Gus Stewart, Original Parts Group Inc.|
|Special Achievement: Street Scene, Mustang||Best GM Hot Rod: '58 Black Corvette, Phil and Jeremy Gerber, Roadster Shop|
|Special Achievement: Steeda, Mustang||Best GM Truck: '59 Black Chevy Pickup, Rodger Lee, Ironworks Speed & Custom|
|Special Achievement: Falken, Flex||Best New GM Interior: 2010 Black Camaro, Chris Magnum, D.S.O. Eyewear|
|Special Achievement: Mobsteel, Taurus SHO||Best New GM Exterior: 2010 Red Camaro, Rich Stokes, Status Customs|
|Special Achievement: MRT, Fusion I-4||Best New Product: 2010 Orange Camaro, Rick Bottom, Rick Bottom Designs|
|Special Achievement: K-Daddyz Kustomz, F-250||Best High-Performance Product: 2010, White, Orange and Black Drift Camaro, Conrad Grunewald and Luke Lonberger, Grunewald Racing|
|Special Achievement: Creation N Chrome, Focus||Most Innovative Product: 2010 Black Camaro, Nic Ashby Leadership Design|
|Special Achievement: Raceskinz, MKS||Best New Accessory, Carbon Fiber Hood, Decklid, Fenders, Doors, GFX Kit and Spoiler, Michael Macare, Seibon Carbon|