As part of its ongoing video series surrounding the 2014 SEMA Show, Chevrolet’s Performance Division released a brief video highlighting vehicles that earned the various design awards that were handed out by its team of judges during the near week-long event. Indeed there was an extensive list of winners, and Chevrolet’s Performance Vehicle Program Manager for SEMA Tom Gardner revealed that judging for this year’s event was much more difficult than prior years thanks to the improved attention to detail, as well as the leaps in build quality that accompanied many of the entrants. The winners are listed below, and can be seen in the video as well.
Best New Chevrolet Exterior: RK Sport’s 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Best New Chevrolet Truck: Chuck Mallet’s 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
Best GM Hot Rod: J-Rod and Customs’ 1967 Nova
Best Chevrolet Sports Car: Detroit Speed and Engineering’s ’69 Camaro
Meanwhile two category winners in particular stole the show with the top honor for the event “Best of Show” going to the Ring brothers and their custom 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, named “Recoil.” Gardner was a big fan of this car in particular, and stated that a key reason why it won the award was because of its ability to “stop people in their tracks”, as well as the excellent level of detail and hard work that went into the creation of the car. Finally a new award, “Best GM G-Machine,” was given to the entrant that built a car that not only looked good, but also could go fast and carve corners. The winner of this year’s G-Machine award going to the 1970 “Rampage” Chevrolet Camaro fielded by the Roadster Shop. The custom body of the Rampage Camaro was designed to be at its element out on the race track, however Gardner felt that the car also had a split personality with the car’s track capabilities masterfully balanced out by its slick show car like styling which served as the key reason for the car nabbing the prestigious award. Anyway, have a look below.