Record Year for Hot Products Showcase

Extreme rain and wind events reduced the normally 3-day long ARMO Hot Products Showcase at Spring Carlisle to virtually a one-day affair this year. But that one day was enough for a record number of Showcase visitors to participate in voting for the 2019 ARMO New Product Awards. “We only had one day to work with as things turned out,” said ARMO Chair-elect Ben Tucker of Camaro Central. “But, between the huge number of products on display and several select committee volunteers who actively engaged the attendees we gathered over 230 ballots for the New Product Awards. That’s more than 5 times the previous year. In just one day!”

ARMO Chair Tray Smith of H&H Classic Parts added “We’ve been upping our goal metrics with this event for the last couple of years. To see such strong participation this year with only one day’s activity is rewarding. Thank you to all the member companies who participated in the Showcase and the New Product Award competition. And a special shout out to our select committee volunteers who killed it with onsite activation.”

Almost 90 total products from 36 member companies were on display in the 2019 Hot Product Showcase, with 68 of those products competing for a New Product Award in any of five categories. The New Product Awards will be officially presented during the ARMO Awards Reception on Tuesday evening of the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Congratulations to the following winners:

Engine Category:

Pypes Exhaust, Dual Electric Cutout Kit

Drivetrain/Brakes/Suspension Category:

The Right Stuff Detailing, 4-Wheel Disc Conversion Kit for 63-70 Chevy Pickup.

Interior Category:

Dakota Digital, RTX Gauge System for Chevy Trucks

Exterior/Trim Category:

Metro Molded Parts, Softcapz Molded Fastener Blackout Covers

Accessory Category:

RetroSound, Daytona Retrofit Radio for GM A and F-Body