The SEMA Show 2018 Post Coverage

SEMA, one of the world’s largest aftermarket car shows in the world, was held October 30, 2018 – November 2, 2018 with more than 160,000 individuals attending. The four-day event attracted representatives from more than 140 countries outside the United States, including 70,000 quality buyer companies. Car manufacturers, such as Ford, Jeep, and Chevrolet kicked off the show this year, showcasing a variety of custom cars. In addition, there were more than 3,000 products in the New Products Showcase and 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space.

SEMA Vehicles of The Year
-Car of the Year: Ford Mustang
-Truck of the Year: Ford F-Series
-4×4/SUV of the Year: Jeep Wrangler
-Sport Compact of the Year: Ford Focus
-Powersports Vehicle of the Year: Polaris RZR Turbo S

SEMA Industry Awards
-Person of the Year: Melanie Hellwig-White – President,
Hellwig Suspension Products
-Gen-III Innovator Winner: Jon Pulli – CEO, Turn 14
-SEMA Rep Agency of the Year: Bob Cook Sales
-SEMA Distributor of the Year: Turn 14 Distribution
-SEMA Manufacturer of the Year: Aeromotive Inc.


Notable Vehicles
-1968 Dodge “Super Charger Concept”
-2019 GT Carbon Series
-The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
-Shaquille O’Neal’s heavily modified Polaris Slingshot
-Chevrolet ECOPO Camaro Concept and 2019 Chevrolet
Camaro SS Shock

Battle of the Builders
-Overall Winner, Battle of the Builders: Kyle Tucker, 1969
Chevy Camaro
-Hot Rod: Kyle Tucker, 1969 Chevy Camaro
-Truck/Off-Road: Eddie Pettus, 1932 Willys Aircraft
Refueling Truck
-Sport Compact: Rod Nielsen, 1972 Mazda R100
-Young Guns: Kyle Kuhnhausen, 1972 Nissan 240z

Best New Products
-Collision Repair & Refinish Product Winner: ITW Evercoat,
OPTEX Color Changing Body Filler and Putty
-Exterior Accessory Product Winner: Lund International,
AVS Aeroskin LightShield Hood Protector
-Interior Accessory Product Winner: Speed Dawg Shift
Knobs, Dodge Drag Pack 1320 Racing Stripe Shift Knob
-Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product Winner: Rancho/
DynoMax, Rancho JL Wrangler Sport Suspension System
-Performance-Racing Product Winner: ProCharger
Supercharger Systems, ProCharger CrankDrive™
Supercharger Gear Drive
-Performance-Street Product Winner: Turbosmart,
Kompact-EM Universal Blow Off Valve
-Street Rod/Custom Car Product Winner: Flaming River
Industries Inc., VDOG variable angle gear
-Wheel and Related Product Winner: Wheel Pros, Asanti
Wheels AB-816