SEMA Announces New Product Award Winners

LAS VEGAS, NV (11.06.2019) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2019 SEMA Show. These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be consumable in 2020.

SEMA’s annual New Product Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the automotive specialty-equipment market at the SEMA Show. Products are judged in 16 award categories, and each category has one winner and two runners-up.

SSV Works was named The SEMA New Product Award Winner for Powersports Product. SSV Works CEO Trevor Kaplan is pictured with the award in the Company’s SEMA booth. The winning product was the SSV Works overhead weatherproof audio solution for Polaris RZR 2 and 4 seat vehicles. See SSV Works at SEMA Booth S38011.

Nearly 3,000 products were entered into the 16 different Showcase categories to be considered for a SEMA New Product Awards this year. Winners were selected based on a variety of factors that included superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability, and more.

The New Product Award Winners are:

Collision Repair & Refinish Product
Winner: Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), SCRS Guide to Complete Repair Planning – Blueprint Optimization Tool
Runner-up: GUNIWHEEL, GUNIWHEEL
Runner-up: Spray Booth Services, AirFlow = CashFlow Remote Spray Booth Monitoring System

Engineered New Product
Winner: Modern Driveline, 1994-2004 Mustang Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder Conversion Kit
Runner-up: AutoMeter, InVision 1973-1987 Chevy C-10 Direct Fit Digital Dash System
Runner-up: GSI Machine & Fabrication, 1988-1998 Complete Air Ride Chassis

Exterior Accessory Product
Winner: CURT Group: CURT, ARIES, LUVERNE, UWS; BetterWeigh Mobile Towing Scale with TowSense™ Technology
Runner-up: Dee Zee, Jeep Wrangler/Gladiator Roof Rack
Runner-up: RSI SmartCap, SmartCap EVO

Interior Accessory Product
Winner: AutoMeter, InVision Digital Dash
Runner-up: Speed Dawg Shift Knobs, Jeep JL Shift Knobs and Adapters Set
Runner-up: Coverking, Topliner by Coverking

Merchandising Display
Winner: Dee Zee, Hex Series Counter Display
Runner-up: Stoner Car Care, Invisible Glass Clean & Repel Washer Fluid Additive
Runner-up: Hypertech, Hypertech PowerSports

Mobile Electronics Product
Winner: VAIS Technology, SEER (Smart Entry Exit Recognition)
Runner-up: AAMP Global, Ford Third Brake Light Camera with Cargo and Side Blind Spot Views
Runner-up: Sony Car Audio, XAV-AX8000

Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product
Winner: ICON Vehicle Dynamics, 2020-UP Jeep Gladiator (JT) 2.5″ Suspension System
Runner-up: Dana Incorporated, Ultimate Dana 60 Axles for the Jeep Gladiator JT
Runner-up: HaulGauge/Garage Smart, Garage Smart Lifter and Storage System

Packaging Design
Winner: Anest Iwata USA, Iwata Vault TH2
Runner-up: inurZONE, NEATO
Runner-up: Drake Automotive Group, Heavy Duty E-Coated Track Bar

Performance-Racing Product
Winner: Turbosmart, Gen-V eWG60 Power-Gate 60 Electronic
Runner-up: Nitrous Express, Boost Cooler Ring
Runner-up: Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, DI High Flow Check Valve

Performance-Street Product
Winner: Aeromotive Inc., Aeromotive Variable Speed 5.0gpm Brushless Fuel Pump
Runner-up: Tire Stickers, Cerebrum Smart Tire Sensor
Runner-up: US Gear, Ford 9″ Stealth Series Ring & Pinion

Powersports Product
Winner: SSV Works, Overhead Weatherproof Audio Solution for Polaris RZR 2 and 4 Seat Vehicles
Runner-up: Hypertech, Hypertech Harness/Seatbelt
Runner-up: TSI Products Inc., Stratos Climate 5″ Multi-Fit Under Dash Heater Kit

Street Rod/Custom Car Product
Winner: Dakota Digital, RTX-32F-X 1932 Ford Retrotech Instruments
Runner-up: Speedway Motors, Deluxe LS Swap Fuel Filter/Regulator
Runner-up: Lokar Inc., LS Classic LS Distributor and Plug Wire Set

Tire and Related Product
Winner: Yokohama Tire, GEOLANDAR X-AT
Runner-up: Yokohama Tire, ADVAN APEX
Runner-up: Yokohama Tire, GEOLANDAR X-CV

Tools & Equipment Product
Winner: TRAC Tire Rotation Assistance Cart, TRAC Tire Rotation Assistance Cart
Runner-up: Badass Workbench, 2BAY Badass Workbench
Runner-up: MAKEiT Inc., MAKEiT 2×4 Large Format 3D Printer

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product
Winner: RSI SmartCap SmartCap, EVO
Runner-up: Bestop Premium Accessories Group, Jeep Gladiator Bedside Storage Lockboxes
Runner-up: BuiltRight Industries, 2020 Jeep Gladiator Bedside Rack Storage System

Wheel and Related Product
Winner: Topline Products, VR16 – Raid
Runner-up: The Wheel Group/ Wheel-1, Cali Offroad Gemini Polished / Milled
Runner-up: The Wheel Group/ Wheel-1, Mayhem Wheels Voyager Dark Bronze

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Wet Sounds at the 2019 SEMA Show

LAS VEGAS, NV (11.06.2019) – Wet Sounds will have their new K5 Blazer build built by the guys at Sparks Motors for the TV Show Diesel Brothers which will air the new season soon. The blazer will feature our new Revo 12 Passive Enclosures and a TON of custom audio as well as a matching trailer/truck bed that will be the main attraction.

The new Wet Sounds K5 Blazer build built by the Team at Sparks Motors for the TV show Diesel Brothers is featured in the North Hall Booth 11651.

The company also will have the freshly debuted 2020 Malibu Boats M240 featuring a Premium Wet Sounds Audio System that will represent the pinnacle of a marine OEM audio system. Over 7,000 watts of digital tuned Sinister SDX amplifiers are the powerhouses behind the experience. Inside is 12- 6.5” Malibu REVO speakers behind exclusive Diamond Pattern mesh grilles, Dual 12” XXX subwoofers each in their own rotational molded ported enclosures engineered and tuned specifically for the M240. This boat also features an industry first Sound Stage Dash.

The dash system borrows technology from our patented Stealth Series sound bars to produce an amazing sound stage and driver experience. Up top are four 10” Malibu edition REV 10 tower speakers that extends the experience to riders behind the boat. The Wet Sounds audio experience in the new Malibu M240 is setting the bar for marine OEM sound systems, come check it out!

Wet Sounds will have celebrity appearances, November 5th from 2-4pm they will have UFC Fighter Derrick Lewis signing autographs and meeting the fans. November 6th from 2 – 3 pm, Wet Sounds will have Diesel Dave, Heavy D, and The Muscle from the hit show Diesel Brothers.

Visit www.wetsounds.com for more.

Where to Find the 26 Show Vehicles Equipped with Scosche​ Products at SEMA

LAS VEGAS, NV (11.06.2019) – SCOSCHE Industries will showcase their products in 26 show vehicles at this year’s SEMA Show, including three of their own show vehicles. Here’s where to find them, along with details of their newest Scosche / Rockstar Garage vehicle build.

It’s always exciting to watch a concept become a project and then for the project to become a reality. Below is the concept rendering for their new ​2020 Jeep​​ Gladiator​ built by the pros at ​Rockstar Garage of Southern California. ​To see the final Gladiator build in real life,.visit the ​Fox Suspension Booth (#30210​, Upper South Hall).

Scosche appreciates the support of the build by these top automotive aftermarket companies including:

Performance Enhancements​:​ 3” Cat back performance exhaust by ​MagnaFlow​; 5:13 Ring and Pinions by Y​ukon Gears​; 6 Piston/4 Piston Big Brake Kit by ​R1 Concepts​; Billet Cold Air Intake by ​K&N​.

Protection​:​ Aluminum bumpers and fenders by ​GenRight OffRoad​; Hi Performance Bedliner by ​Bullet Liner.

Suspension​:​ 3.0 Internal Bypass Finned Reservoir DSC Shocks by ​Fox Suspension​. Lights​:​ Squadron Sports/S8 40”/S2 amber and white work/scene by ​Baja Designs​.

Wheels and Tires​:​ 40”x14” 50R20 Baja MTZ Tires by ​Mickey Thompson​; 20”x10” Grenade Forged Beadlock by ​KMC Wheels​.

Recover​y:​ Zeon 10-s winch by ​Warn​; Closed recovery safety equipment by ​Factor 55​.

Sound​:​ DMX9065 Digital receiver with Bluetooth HD radio by ​Kenwood​; Amplifier, subwoofers and speakers by ​Kicker;​ custom installation fabrications by ​Agoura Autosounds​; ITC Kit, EFX wiring, Rogue RCAs and distribution blocks by​ Scosche Industries​.

Bikes, Racks and Mounts​: Two ​Turbo Levo Comps with Boomslang Platform Pedals and Fox Suspension by ​Specialized​; Custom Built Rack for Bikes and Tent by​ CBI​; Powersports and MagicMounts by ​Scosche industries.

Along with the Gladiator in the Fox booth (#30210) will be their ​2018 CanAm Maverick X3 rs Turbo R build, also by ​Rockstar Garage.

The CanAm features products by their amazing partner companies:

Performance​:​ Custom dual-muffler exhaust by ​MagnaFlow​; Cold air intake by ​K&N​;

Protection​:​ Hi Performance bedliner coating on body parts by ​Bullet Liner.

Suspension​:​ 2.5 Podium piggyback remote reservoir with iQS upgrade kit by ​Fox Suspension​; Full Chromoly build with Race Chassis, armor and suspension by ​Extreme Performance​.

Lights​:​ 50″ S8, 30″ RTL, 10″ S8, white dome light, amber rocks lights, S2 work Pro Scene by ​Baja Designs.

Wheels and Tires​:​ 15″ Machete Beadlocks by ​KMC Wheels​; 30″ All terrain race grooved by ​Mickey Thompson.

Misc:​ SE ​S​uspension seats and door bags with 2″ harnesses by​ PRP; ​Powersports mounts by​ Scosche Industries​.

“We’re excited to bring back to SEMA our classic ​1974 Ford Bronco​ which can be found in the Spyder Auto booth #21629. In addition to our four show vehicles, look for Scosche products that feature in the project vehicle builds of many of our automotive industry partners throughout SEMA.”

Stop by the Scosche Booth ​#11717, ​North Hall of the Convention Center and at ​AAPEX ​in Booth ​#3174, Level 2 at the Sands Expo Center, for demonstrations of all the new Scosche products.

Visit scosche.com for more.

SounDigital USA Announces New EVOX Line at SEMA 2019

DANIA BEACH, FL (11.05.2019) – SounDigital USA has announced its new EVOX line for 2020. Under the 2020 line up, all of SounDigital amplifiers will carry the EVOX banner. All models have been totally reformatted.  As with all SounDigital amplifiers these new amplifiers are designed, engineered and built in the SounDigital factory in Brazil.

Using proprietary patent pending technology that has been in development for the past several years, SounDigital engineers have been able to develop a significantly smaller footprint platform, while improving the quality and specifications of the amplifiers. The new platform will retain the same power rating as the current models in a much smaller package.

SounDigital’s 2020 amplifiers line up is currently showing at the SEMA show on November 5th thru the 8th in North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center booth 12031.

The EVOX branded amplifiers will begin shipping in Q1 2020.

For more information or to become an authorized SounDigital retailer, email SounDigital at info@soundigitalusa.com

SEMA 2019 Shaping Up to Be the Best Ever

LAS VEGAS, NV (11.04.2019) – The SEMA Show 2019 is shaping up to be the best ever. The event runs from Tuesday November 5th through Friday the 8th. There are reports that attendance may top 150,000.

On Sunday afternoon, 12volt exhibitors in the North Hall we’re working to get booths set up.

Construction around the Las Vegas Convention Center has eliminated some large parking lots.

If you are headed to SEMA 2019 be sure to ‘PACK YOUR PATIENCE!!’

The Badgerland Offroad Jeep Gladiator will be featured in the Race Sport Lighting North Hall booth.

The North Hall, Central Hall, both levels of the South Hall and the Pavilion will be wall to wall exhibitors from across the automotive aftermarket. Areas out front will be filled with exhibits to the monorail. The West Gate exhibit area will be max’ed s will be several Hotels Ballrooms. Hotel room rates have spiraled up 3 and 4 times the normal rates. Some exhibitors have been working on booth setup for the past week. Wonder how much those hotel bills will be.

Carl Huntington (R) just arrived in Las Vegas from London and PowerBass EU. Erik Harbour welcomed Carl on Sunday afternoon and then both got back to work setting up the North Hall Booth 11971.

The 12volt news will be covering SEMA 2019 from the 12volt Central Studios in Shreveport. Already we have made over 3 dozen SEMA posts on Instagram #12vnn_sema2019. This time next week the total posts will far exceed last years 104 posts.

SEMA Show updates from Vegas throughout the 2019 event. See Instagram #12vnn_sema2019

With today’s technology, and my bad back, covering the SEMA Show and showcasing the activities of exhibitors and friends this had to be the way. I will miss seeing friends, the one-on-one plus the excitement of the show atmosphere.

With the 12volt News STP we can be very quick to market. STP… Snap… Text… Presto. We can post your activities from the SEMA Show 2019.

Let’s have a safe and very productive SEMA Show 2019.

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Nakamichi Debuts DSP at SEMA 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV (11.04.2019) – Nakamichi Car Audio will unveil a stand alone DSP unit during next week’s SEMA tradeshow in Las Vegas. The NDS6120 is a 12-channel processor with state-of-the-art DSP technology sure to raise the bar in car audio. The one-piece extruded aluminum chassis houses the Texas Instruments DSP chipset and other premium quality components on a double sided 4-layer PCB.

Robin McNeal, Nakamichi National Sales Manager, is pictured with the new Nakamichi NDS6120 DSP during booth setup at SEMA 2019.

All functions including an individually configurable input and output assignment, high level mix, parametric 31-band EQ, time delay correction and filter settings can be set optimally via personal computer or smartphone with Nakamichi APP.

The NDS6120 also allows you to connect the optional Bluetooth plug-in outboard module for audio streaming. An optional wired remote controller (AC2) may be added to control basic functions once the system has been dialed in using Nakamichi’s proprietary software download.

12-Channel DSP with PC/APP Control Features

6 x High Level Inputs (switchable to Low Level)
12 x RCA Outputs
1 x Toslink Fiber Optic Input
Dual 32bit, 330 MIPS DSP technology controllable via PC software or APP
External Bluetooth USB-module for audio streaming and smartphone set up (optional NDS10B)
Digital remote control with OLED display for controlling select DP functions (optional AC2)

Be sure to visit Nakamichi at booth #11632 North Hall during the 2019 SEMA Show for this and more premium car audio products.

Visit nakamichicaraudio.com for more.

Custom Cars and Celebrities at the 2019 SEMA Show KICKER Booth

STILLWATER, OK (11.03.2019) – KICKER has announced a booth filled with custom vehicles and celebrity appearances at the 2019 SEMA Show, November 5-8. KICKER will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, booth #11861, and will play host to three groups of prominent racers from Discovery Channel’s “STREET OUTLAWS” hit television series.

To make KICKER’s SEMA experience even more exciting, the 46-year audio brand has packed the booth with several celebrity signings. On Tuesday from 11-12 p.m., True Fire airbrush artist Mike Lavallee stops by the KICKER booth to meet fans and show off his recent custom build.

KICKER’s Joe Gross outlines the 2019 GMC truck, KICKER audio system, including the popular MultiPro™ Tailgate System featuring KICKER audio.

On Wednesday from 1-3 p.m., the stars of “STREET OUTLAWS” and the “405” brandwill be at the KICKER booth. Chuck “Death Trap” Seitsinger, Ryan “Fireball” Martin and Jeff Lutz will meet fans and sign autographs.

On Thursday, more “STREET OUTLAWS” set up, beginning with Farmtruck and AZN from 10-11 a.m., followed at 1-3 p.m. by Justin “Big Chief” Shearer, Shawn “Murder Nova” Ellington and “Daddy Dave” Comstock signing autographs and meeting showgoers.

STREET OUTLAWS sign autographs in the KICKER booth.

KICKER’s hottest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) offering to date, the sound system in GMC’s MultiPro Tailgate is a GM exclusive and will be demonstrated, featuring a 100-watt amplifier, 4-inch weatherproof coaxial speakers, and Bluetooth streaming with 3.5mm audio jack and charging USB plug.

The MultiPro Tailgate System will be shown on a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD, which will also feature KICKER’s VSS (Vehicle-Specific Solutions) audio system inside the truck. The VSS system is a plug-and-play kit that includes a powered subwoofer, low power-draw amplifiers with digital signal processing (DSP) and a unique sound signature, all in factory mounting locations with no modifications to the vehicle’s interior.

Returning to the KICKER booth for 2019, Goodguys (Rod and Custom Association) Gold Award-winning shop SicChops will bring a 1951 Oldsmobile Club Coupe, dubbed “Silvia.” Wrapped in upholstery by legendary interior artist Ron Mangus, the ‘51 Olds has a full complement of KICKER’s premier Q-Class audio equipment including an L7QB8 loaded aluminum subwoofer enclosure.

Next to Silvia, Lavallee’s 1951 Mercury will be on display, also sporting a full KICKER Q-Class audio system. The “Dead Sled” will feature four 10-inch, Q-Class subs providing the bass, while four sets of Q-Class component speakers deliver the mid and high range.

Showcasing its powersports business, KICKER will also bring a 2017 Polaris GENERAL to the booth. Using a KICKER/SSV Works Phase 5 audio kit for the front stage, the GENERAL will also include a trio of KICKER TB10 tube subwoofers, four KMTC 9-inch Horn-Loaded Tower Systems, and 2,400 additional watts of KXM-Series all-weather amplification.

More than 30 elite builders throughout the show will use KICKER gear as their audio partner of choice. Classic Car Studio, RMD Garage and the Ring Brothers are among the world-class fabricators that feature KICKER audio products in their builds this year.

Full event details are available on the SEMA Show web page at www.semashow.com.

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