sema-challenger.jpgOwners of select vehicle models may be able to have their cars or trucks featured at the 2011 SEMA Show, taking place Tuesday-Friday, November 1-4, 2011, in Las Vegas. Through the SEMA Award Contender Contest, owners of a SEMA Award contender vehicle are invited to submit a video clip highlighting the vehicle’s modifications for a chance to have the vehicle featured at the SEMA Show. Vehicle owners will also receive credentials and amenities to attend the annual trade-only event, where they will be among the first to learn which vehicle platforms win the actual SEMA Award.

    A total of 39 vehicle models have been named as SEMA Award
    contenders. While the actual SEMA Award winners will be selected by
    exhibitors based on the vehicles that exhibitors choose to display in
    their booths at the SEMA Show, the contenders are vehicle models that
    are most likely to have a significant presence at the 2011 SEMA Show.
    Contenders were determined based on several key factors, including
    support from the automakers, interest from the media and enthusiasts and
    SEMA-member program participation.

    Owners of any of the
    contender vehicles are invited to submit a 60-90-second video showcasing
    the vehicle and explaining why their registered, street-legal vehicle
    deserves to be on display at the SEMA Show. Winning videos will include a
    walk around pointing out and describing the type, brand and benefits of
    products installed.

    Select vehicle featured in the videos will
    receive a featured vehicle spot at the 2011 SEMA Show, along with two
    credentials to attend the event, two-nights hotel accommodations and
    allowance for food and gas. Vehicles will be selected by October 1,
    2011. Complete details are available at www.sema.org/semaaward.

    The 2011 SEMA Award contenders are:

    Hottest Car

    - Chevrolet Camaro
    - Chevrolet Malibu
    - Chrysler 300
    - Dodge Challenger
    - Ford Mustang
    - Kia Soul
    - Lexus CT 200h
    - Mazda5

    Hottest Truck

    - Chevrolet Silverado
    - Chevrolet Tahoe
    - Ford Transit Connect
    - Ford F-Series
    - GMC Canyon
    - GMC Sierra
    - RAM
    - Toyota Tacoma
    - Toyota Tundra

    Hottest 4×4-SUV

    - Dodge Durango
    - Dodge Journey
    - Ford Explorer
    - Hyundai Santa Fe
    - Jeep Grand Cherokee
    - Jeep Wrangler
    - Kia Sportage
    - Toyota RAV4
    - Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Hottest Sport Compact

    - Chevrolet Cruze
    - Chevrolet Sonic
    - Ford Fiesta
    - Ford Focus
    - FIAT 500
    - Honda Civic
    - Honda CRZ
    - Hyundai Veloster
    - Lexus IS
    - Mazda2
    - Scion iQ
    - Scion tC
    - Subaru Impreza

    Complete details about the SEMA Award and the SEMA Award Contender Contest are available at www.sema.org/semaaward.

    About SEMA and the SEMA Show
    SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market
    Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since
    the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the
    leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the
    automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA
    Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort,
    convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are
    available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/978-6723.