The SEMA show has only just begun, yet the awards are already flowing. Officials for the Specialty Equipment Market Association show walked the floor before the crowds gathered and literally counted the number of new 2013 and 2014 vehicle makes and models present. The Ford Mustang and F-Series were the two top finishers, beating out the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado , Camaro , and other popular platforms chosen by aftermarket companies to show off their products.
We’ve already seen a ton of custom F-Series trucks, which includes the F-150 through F-550s and the iconic Mustang pony car in various forms. The award confirms our suspicions that the two breadwinners for Ford are quite a popular place to start a custom-vehicle project.
“Ford was the first automaker to share detailed vehicle specs with SEMA members,” said John Felice, Ford’s VP of U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Thirty years later, we’re proud that more aftermarket accessories and parts are created for Ford vehicles than for any other automaker.”
According to SEMA, the specialty parts market has grown into a $31 billion industry and employs more than 1 million U.S. workers.
Click past the jump for examples of Ford’s dominance at the 2013 SEMA show
Gallery Ford F-150 Tremor Pace Truck
Ford’s Dominance At SEMA for Sheer Number of Vehicles
2014 Ford Mustang Bad Penny by Classic Design Concepts
This sweet ‘Stang is simply called “Bad Penny,” because as we reported earlier , “in God we pay, all others pay cash.” The list of modifications to the pony car includes a black and copper paint scheme with a few aerodynamic pieces to style things up. A performance grille, lower front fascia and functional brake-cooling ducts combine with the 20-inch rims sporting 285/35R20s up front with 315/35R20 tires out back to create one sick concept.
2014 Ford F-150 By Skyjacker
The Skyjacker F-150 is a beast, complete with six-inch suspension lift and meaty off-road tires. Stout front and rear bumpers from Fab Fours Inc. protect the bodywork, and house a heavy-duty winch and LED light bar up front, and a receiver hitch out back. Built-in steel recovery points make it easy to attach D-ring shackles for pulling lesser trucks out of sticky situations.
2014 Ford Mustang GT Nitto Tire
Aggressive new looks highlighted by a brilliant red finish catch the eye while black racing stripes bisect this Mustang GT . Its claim to fame is what’s wrapping the 20-inch rims: performance Nitto tires. Upgrades under the hood are good for 500 horsepower, putting those sticky Nitto tires to the test. An aero kit gives the Mustang a look all its own, helping it stand out among the very large SEMA crowd.
FORD MUSTANG AND F-SERIES NAMED ‘HOTTEST CAR AND TRUCK’ OF 2013 SEMA SHOW
SEMA Award honors the most popular vehicles chosen by specialty equipment manufacturers as the best platforms for accessorizing and showcasing this year’s hottest cars and trucks
Ford Mustang officially recognized as “Hottest Car” at the 2013 SEMA show for the second consecutive year, while Ford F-Series recognized as “Hottest Truck” for fourth year in a row – a testament to the popularity of Mustang and F-Series with enthusiasts
More aftermarket accessories are available for Ford vehicles, including Mustang and F-Series, than for any other automaker
Ford Mustang and Ford F-Series are officially the “Hottest Car and Truck” at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association show. The SEMA Award – presented today – recognizes the most popular vehicles SEMA members feature in their displays at the organization’s weeklong trade show in Las Vegas.
Before this year’s show opened, SEMA officials walked the floor of the giant aftermarket expo and counted the number of new 2013 and 2014 cars and trucks exhibited in booths. More Ford Mustangs and F-Series are on display than any other car or truck – testament to the popularity and appeal of Ford vehicles.
“Ford was the first automaker to share detailed vehicle specs with SEMA members,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Thirty years later, we’re proud that more aftermarket accessories and parts are created for Ford vehicles than for any other automaker.”
The specialty parts market has grown to a $31 billion industry, which translates into more than 1 million U.S. jobs, according to SEMA.