The Specialty Equipment Marker Association recently announced the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards, which were held the opening morning of the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The event recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market. SEMA tells us that there were more than 2,000 new products submitted for consideration for this year’s event. We’re glad we didn’t to be the judge of who gets in and who doesn’t.
According to SEMA, the criteria that ranked high on the judges’ selection for New Product Showcase Awards included superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability. Although there are a great number of categories, we’ll focus on the ones related in any way to the off-road world.
Off-Road/4Wheel Drive Product
Winner: Shenzen Nova Technology Co. Ltd., Nova LED Headlight
Runner Up: Palmer Performance Engineering, DashLogic
Runner Up: Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge, X-Clamp Mounting System for 2-3″ Tubes
Exterior Accessory Product
Winner: Rigid Industries LED Lighting, 2008-2010 Ford F250/F350 FX4 Grille
Runner Up: Shark Kage, Shark Kage Multi-Use 6 in 1 Ramp
Runner Up: Kleinn Air Horns, TimeBlaster Train Horn Kit
Interior Accessory ProductWinner: Palmer Performance Engineering, DashLogic
Runner Up: Palmer Performance Engineering, DashCommand
Runner Up: Rampage Products, Jeep Wrangler Door Stay/Catch
Winner: Titan Lifts, 1500XLT Motorcycle/ATV Lift Table 1500 lbs.
Runner Up: Bully Dog Technologies, Powersports GT for Skidoo Applications
Runner Up: Extreme Max Products, Motorcycle RampXtender
Wheel and Related Product
Winner: Ultra Wheel Co., WORX Series 806
Runner Up: Voxx Wheel, Voxx Asti
Runner Up: Ultra Wheel Co., Platinum Wheel – Wraith