United States. The Special Equipment Market Association ( SEMA) has announced a new special award that will recognize a vehicle featured at the 2023 SEMA Show that showcases exceptional engineering.
The SEMA Vehicle of the Year Award will honor and celebrate construction that demonstrates quality engineering throughout the vehicle, or an aspect of the vehicle that goes beyond mere physical appearance.
The award aims to inspire more engineers to enter the automotive aftermarket by highlighting its impact on the automotive specialty equipment industry and highlights the symbiotic relationship between a vehicle's design and engineering.
"While vehicle aesthetics have always played a crucial role in the automotive aftermarket, this award recognizes the complex engineering that transforms a vehicle into a masterpiece of design and functionality," said Chris Standifer, SEMA Recognition Program Manager.
"It also sheds light on the technical brilliance behind the construction and provides a platform for engineers to showcase their transformative innovations," he added.
To be considered for the award, builders must upload to their submission a photo, video, description of the engineering content included in the construction, and the location of the vehicle displayed at the SEMA Show.
Registrations are accepted until October 25 at this link.
The winner of the SEMA Vehicle of the Year award will be announced on Thursday, November 2 at the 2023 SEMA Show.