2012 Chevrolet SEMA Design Award Winners
Thu, 2012-11-01 20:00
This morning, TheBLOCK.com had the distinct pleasure of covering the 2012 Chevrolet SEMA Design Awards. Given out each year, the SEMA Design Awards recognize the best Chevrolet partner car builds of the show. Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, underscored this premise when he told the crowd just how "intense" a process each builder goes through just to be selected for SEMA, and that those builders and their teams in attendance were truly the "top of the class."
Echoing many of these same sentiments was David Ross, Design Manager Styling at GM, who noted just how inspirational and important these designers were in "connecting Chevrolet to the enthusiasts of the world."
With so many phenomenal Chevrolet builds dotting the halls of SEMA, we can imagine that the selection process was no easy task. That said, the award winners, each of them, displayed something wholly unique with their builds. From Chip Foose's "Best GM Vehicle of Show" Award for his gorgeous 1948 Cadillac "Eldo Rod" to Neil Tjin's "Best Chevrolet Sports Car" Award for his Tjin Edition 2013 Camaro 1LE, and on down the line to Caleb Clark who took home the "Most Innovative Chevrolet Product" for his Enemy To Fashion 2013 Chevrolet Spark, each of the award winners exhibited innovation and creativity of the highest caliber.
Below, you can find the rundown of all the 2012 Chevrolet SEMA Design Award winners as well as a great photo gallery with some of the highlights from the event. A hearty, spirited congratulations goes out to each of the winners from TheBLOCK.com and we can't wait to see what next year's SEMA Design Awards has in store!
Best GM Vehicle of Show - Chip Foose/Foose Design - 1948 Blue Cadillac "Eldo Rod"
Best Chevrolet Corvette - Troy Trepanier/ Rad Rides Design - 1958 Black Corvette
Best Chevrolet Sports Car - Neil Tjin/ Tjin Edition - 2013 Brown Camaro 1LE
Best New Chevrolet Mini Car (Spark) - Chris Mangum/DSO Eyewear - 2013 Pearl White Spark
Best Chevrolet Small Car (Sonic) - Roger Tessman/Fear One Customs - 2013 Gray/Teal Sonic
Best New Chevrolet Compact Car (Cruze) - Chris Mangum/DSO Eyewear - 2013 Black Cruze
Best New Chevrolet Exterior - Nic Ashby/ Rockstar Garage - 2013 Yellow/Black Camaro Convertible
Best New Chevrolet Interior - Rick Bottom/ Rick Bottom Designs - 2013 Yellow Pearl Camaro Convertible
Best GM Resto-Mod Vehicle - Mac Bernd - 1969 Orange Camaro
Best New Chevrolet Product - Vortech Superchargers/ Randolph Riley - 2013 Camaro 1LE V-8 Supercharger System
Best New Chevrolet Accessory - 3d Carbon- Air Design - 2013 Spark Body Kit - Ernie Bunnell/ Billy Longfellow
Best New High-Performance Chevrolet Product- Pedders Suspension/Peter Basica - 2013 Spark Suspension
Most Innovative Chevrolet Product - Enemy to Fashion/ Caleb Clark - 2013 Spark
To see each of the winners with their winning rides or products, check out our SEMA Forum!