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SEMA Show, Day One: Coker, Continental and Cooper win awards

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Coker Tire Co. has won the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) New Products Showcase award in the Tire and Related Product category with its American Classic "Bias-Look" Radial Whitewall Tire. Runners up were Continental Tire the Americas LLC for its ContiForceContact ultra-high performance tire, and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. for its UHP Cooper Zeon RS3-S.

Winners were announced at the 2013 SEMA Show going on now in Las Vegas.

The event recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market, says the association. This year, more than 2,000 new products were submitted for consideration. 

Criteria that ranked high on the judges' selection for the New Product Showcase Awards included superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability.   

The other 2013 New Product Award winners are:   

Collision Repair & Refinish Product   
Winner: 3M, 3M Body Protection System (BPS)
Runner Up: Creative Autobody Solutions, ABS plastic spray out cards
Runner Up: Shelwes Tools & Body, ShelWes Automatic Contour Sander

Engineered New Product   
Winner: Viking Performance Inc., Viking Berserker ASM (Active Shock Management)
Runner Up: Aeromotive Inc., Aeromotive A3000 Fuel Pump
Runner Up: McHitch Automatic Trailer Couplers, McHitch Automatic Trailer Coupler

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, Kleinn TimeBlaster™ Train Horn Kit – 15 Minute Installation

Interior Accessory Product   
Winner: Palmer Performance Engineering, DashLogic
Runner Up: Palmer Performance Engineering, DashCommand
Runner Up: Rampage Products, Jeep Wrangler Door Stay/Catch

Merchandising Display   
Winner: BedRug Inc. & Advantage Truck Accessories, BedRug and BedTred for Jeep®
Runner Up: WeatherTech, WeatherTech TechLiner Countertop Display
Runner Up: Innovative Creations Inc., ICI Bumper Display

Mobile Electronics Product   
Winner: ESCORT Inc., Passport Max
Runner Up: Retro Manufacturing LLC, RetroSound RetroPod Multipurpose Surface-Mount Speaker Modules
Runner Up: Retro Manufacturing LLC, RetroSound Newport 1.5 DIN Direct-fit Bluetooth Radio

Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product   
Winner: Shenzhen Nova Technology Co. Ltd., NOVA LED HEAD LIGHT
Runner Up: Palmer Performance Engineering, DashLogic
Runner Up: Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge, Rugged Ridge X-Clamp Mounting System For 2-3” Tubes (Black or Silver)

Packaging Display   
Winner: Edge Products Inc./Superchips, Edge Evolution CTS
Runner Up: Mantic Engineering, Mantic Track Series 2 Clutch Packaging
Runner Up: COMP Performance Group, FAST EZ-EFI 2.0 Engine Control System, Base Kit Packaging

Performance-Racing Product   
Winner: COMP Performance Group, TCI Bolt-Together High Strength Steel Planetary for Powerglide Transmissions
Runner Up: QA1, Preassembled Extended Length Ball Joints
Runner Up: COMP Performance Group, Electronic Fuel Pressure Sensor Kit

Performance-Street Product   
Winner: Auto Meter, Boost Controller
Runner Up: Auto Meter, LS Plug-n-Play Tach Adapter Kit
Runner Up: Dakota Digital, ECD-100 Electronic Cable Drive Unit

Powersports Product   
Winner: Titan Lifts, 1500XLT Motorcycle/ATV Lift Table - 1,500-lb. Lifting Capacity
Runner Up: Bully Dog Technologies, Powersports GT for Skidoo Applications
Runner Up: Extreme Max Products, Motorcycle RampXtender

Street Rod/Custom Car Product   
Winner: Aeromotive Inc., Phantom 200 Stealth Fuel System
Runner Up: Del City, Del City's Mini Fuse Panels
Runner Up: Classic Instruments Inc., ZST - Zeus Speedometer Technology

Tools & Equipment Product   
Winner: Leap Innovations, Weigh Safe  - Trailer Hitch Scale - Measures Tongue Weight
Runner Up: ShelWes Tools & Body, ShelWes Automatic Contour Sander
Runner Up: Schley Products/SP Tools, Mobile Hydraulic Press Extender Arm #11015

Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product   
Winner: AutoTrickz, Touch Activated Trigger for Keyless Entry and other Accessories
Runner Up: McHitch Automatic Trailer Couplers, McHitch Automatic Trailer Coupler
Runner Up: Antigravity Batteries, Antigravity Batteries MICRO-START

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

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