SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 45, November 11, 2010

New Products Showcase Features More Than 2,000 Entries—Here Are the Winners

  Rogers Keynote
  Local Motors President, CEO and co-founder John B. Rogers was the keynote speaker at the New Products Awards Breakfast. Rogers spoke on the importance of an open, collaborative development environment and the need to share ideas.

Local Motors President, CEO and co-founder John B. Rogers helped to kick-off the 2010 SEMA Show as the Keynote speaker of the New Products Awards Breakfast. The annual breakfast gathering is where some of the hottest products the industry has to offer are recognized for expertise in design, craftsmanship and ingenuity. Two new categories were added to this year's award presentation: Best New Tire and Related Product and The Best New Wheel and Related Product.

Rogers launched Local Motors three years ago based on the concept of open-source co-creation and local manufacturing, a business practice and philosophy highlighted in the August issue of SEMA News. During the breakfast, Rogers explained how open sourcing would change the production of automobiles and the importance of a collaborative development environment to share ideas.

After his presentation, attendees enjoyed a first-hand look at the products the industry has deemed most innovative. Criteria that ranked high on the judges'
selection for the New Products Awards Showcase included superiority of
innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and
marketability.

The 2010 New Products Award winners are:

Best Engineered New
Product

 

lokar

Winner: LOKAR Performance Products,
Drive-by-Wire Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)

Runner Up: ISIS Power, ISIS inTOUCH Max Touch
Screen System

Runner Up: QA1 Motorsports, Wireless Remote
Adjust System

Best New Exterior
Accessory Product

 

m1

Winner: Pro Comp/Smittybilt, M1 Truck
Bumper

Runner Up: Stainless Showworks Inc., ’10-’11
Mustang V6 and GT Mirrored Polished Stainless Steel Engine Compartment Dress Up
Kit

Runner Up: MBRP Inc., Mega Tips

Best New Interior
Accessory Product

 

ridge

Winner: Omix-Ada/Rugged Ridge, Rugged Ridge
Interior Trim Kit for the ’07-’10 Jeep JK Wrangler

Runner Up: B&M Racing and Performance
Products, Hurst HardDrive Stick

Runner Up: Spectre Performance, ProFab Door
Panels

Best New
Merchandising Display

 

arp

Winner: ARP Inc., ARP Ultra Torque Counter Display

Runner Up: Husky Liners, Husky Mud Guard P.O.P.

Runner Up: Fastway Trailer Products, Fastway Flip Display

Best New Mobile
Electronics Product

 

prodigy

Winner: Directus, Prodigy One

Runner Up: Cobra Electronics, Cobra iRadar
Detection System

Runner Up: Dynojet Research, Power Vision

Best New
Off-Road/4-Wheel-Drive Product

 

timbren

Winner: Timbren Industries Inc., Axle-Less
Trailer Suspension

Runner Up: Omix-Ada/Rugged Ridge, Tire Carrier
Linkage for ’76-’11 Jeeps

Runner Up: Advance Adapters Inc., Deluxe TJ
Cable Shifter

Best New Packaging
Design

 

bubba

Winner: Bubba Rope, Bubba Rope

Runner Up: Meguiar's Inc., Brilliant Solutions
Wheel Polishing Kit

Runner Up: AMP Research, AMP Research Bed
X-Tender

Best New Performance-Racing
Product

 

comp

Winner: COMP Performance Group, COMP Cams
Phaser Adjustable Locks for the ’11 5.0L Mustang

Runner Up: Holley Performance Products, Holley
LS3/L92 Hi-Ram Modular Intake Manifold System, Carb & EFI

Runner Up: BD Diesel Performance, Big Daddy
Race Turbo/Diverter Valve

Best New
Performance-Street Product

 

mcleod

Winner: McLeod Racing, Mustang Master
Cylinder Retro Kit

Runner Up: Painless Performance Products, GM
Gen IV Tach Driver

Runner Up: COMP Performance Group, TCI 6X
Six-Speed Transmission Package for Ford, Chrysler and Pontiac Applications

Best New Powersports
Product

 

amsoil

Winner: AMSOIL, AMSOIL Quickshot SE

Runner Up: Axia Alloys, Modular Roll Cage
Clamping System

Runner Up: SSV Works, BM-175S/B

Best New Street
Rod/Custom Car Product

 

dakota

Winner: Dakota Digital Inc., VHX Hybrid
Analog/Digital Instrument Systems, GM Tri-Five Applications

Runner Up: Billet Specialties Inc., Billet Deck
Lid Hinge

Runner Up: Danchuk Manufacturing, ’57 Front
One-Piece OE-style Bumper

Best New Tire and
Related Product

 

continental

Winner: Continental Tire, Continental
ProContact With EcoPlus Technology

Runner Up: Continental Tire, General Grabber

Runner Up: Coker Tire, Excelsior Stahl Sport

Best New Tools &
Equipment Product

 

AAC

Winner: AAC, The Filler Detective

Runner Up: TecMate North America, OptiMate
6-TM-181

Runner Up: Auto Meter Products, BVA-260

Best New
Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product

 

fastway

Winner: Fastway Trailer Products, Fastway
Flip-Self-Retracting Jack Foot

Runner Up: Shin Shield, Shin Shield

Runner Up: RBP/Rolling Big Power-A Division of
Lexani, RBP Logo Mud Flap

Best New Wheel and
Related Product

 

ultimate

Winner: The
Ultimate Wheel & Tire Plus Sizing Guide
, Bolt Pattern Pro

Runner Up: Kyowa Designs/Concept One, Concept
One Executive RS-55

Runner Up: IForged Performance Alloys/Forgestar Wheels, Forgestar CF5

Photos of all the 2010 New Product Showcase
Winners are available online at: www.semaphotos.com.

 

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