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AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET MAGAZINE PERFORMANCE GUIDE 2013 9
FORD MUSTANG NAMED HOTTEST
CAR AT 2012 SEMA SHOW
The Scion FR-S, known locally as the
Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86, took the Hottest
Sport Compact honours.
The SEMA Award recognises vehicle
models that specialty equipment
manufacturers believes are the best
platforms for accessorising and that
showcase the year's coolest products.
It also underscores the co-operative
relationship between the automakers and
SEMA's member companies.
SEMA president and CEO, Chris Kersting,
said the SEMA Show has always been about
innovative products and trends.
"The SEMA Award amplifies the
industry's special ability to identify and set
trends that consumers follow," he said.
"The SEMA Award helps guide
consumers toward the hottest-trending and
most accessory friendly vehicles on the
"Our SEMA Show exhibitors are industry
visionaries who determine the winners of the
SEMA Award based on the vehicles they
showcase in their booths.
"Each booth vehicle represents a 'vote'
and the most prominent models in each
category are the winners."
Ford also took out the Hottest Truck
award for its F-Series while the Jeep
Wrangler rounded out the awards with the
Hottest 4x4-SUV award.
"We're pleased and proud SEMA
members agree with what our customers
have been saying -- that Ford Mustang and F-
Series are the industry's hottest car and
truck respectively," Ford U.S. Marketing,
Sales and Service Vice-President Ken
The launch of the 2013 Mustang was
strong, with Mustang sales up 18 percent.
Aftermarket exhibitors were not the only
ones featuring the Mustang at their booths,
with Ford featuring the model on its stand
to showing off the extreme versatility of the
iconic Ford vehicles.
The 2012 SEMA Show features more
than 2000 exhibiting companies that
manufacture thousands of products
designed to improve performance, safety and
convenience, as well as those that enhance
appearance and comfort.
While products are available for every
make and model, exhibitors invested more
in the Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Ford F-
Series, and Jeep Wrangler than any other
Consumers, therefore, can expect to find
great specialty products for accessorising
Ford's Mustang was named the Hottest Car at the 2012 SEMA show held in Las
Vegas, breaking the Chevrolet Camaro's two-year winning streak for the award.
Xtreme Clutch manufacturer Australian Clutch Services (ACS) recently provided significantly improved access to a wide
range of its products when it opened its Melbourne warehouse.
Only months later, ACS has raised the bar
further by opening the doors of its new Perth
ACS Managing Director Brenton Jordan
explained why the range of products included
in the Perth warehouse needed to be the
largest combined range outside of ACS'
"Because of its location, our Perth facility
has to serve the dual purpose of warehouse
and distribution centre for Western Australia
in its entirety," he said.
"With the assortment of products available
there, we can service 99 percent of all
enquiries from Perth and cut down Western
Australian delivery times across the state by
as much as week.
"This is fantastic news for Western
Australian customers who have grown used to
enduring extended periods of downtime or
paying exorbitant freight prices, but at
Australian Clutch Services we knew we could
do better for our valued clients in the West."
ACS develops clutch systems and
components for street performance and
motorsport cars under the Xtreme Clutch
The range continually increases to suit the
rapidly growing performance market while new
facing materials and continually tested and
developed to obtain the optimum performance.
Xtreme Clutch has more than 2200
performance clutch kits and also offers a
variety of single and multi-plate racing
clutches for highpower street, drift, race, rally
and drag cars.
Besides Xtreme Clutch, ACS's Perth stock
range extends to ClutchPro products,
ClutchPro Commercial, Xtreme Outback and
Visit www.australianclutch.com.au or call
1800 CLUTCH (1800 258 824) for more
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