With last year’s SEMA Show just being a virtual event last year, there was a lot of competition on the floors in the Las Vegas Convention Center for 2021. A lot of car builders and visionaries, showing off their new creations to the automotive world on the biggest of automotive stages. And reps from Chevrolet Performance combed every nook and cranny of the Las Vegas Convention Center to reward builders showcasing the most remarkable projects on the SEMA Show floor that sported the iconic bowtie logo. And the trophy these builders earned (pictured above) is quite the sight.
2021 SEMA Show Chevrolet Performance Design Award Winners
Designer’s Choice Winner
Vehicle: 1963 Chevy Impala Two-Door Wagon
Builder: Show Cars Automotive, Inc. — New Ulm, MN
Engine: Original Iron Block 409 Engine, Bored and Stroked to 509
Chevrolet SEMA Car of the Year:
Vehicle: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
Builder: Mike Goldman Customs—Meridian, MS
Chevrolet SEMA Truck of the Year:
Vehicle: 1955 Chevrolet Cameo
Builder: Mike Goldman Customs – Meridian, MS
Innovative Use of Technology:
Vehicle: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa
Builder: Lonnie’s Place – Milwaukie, Oregon
Engine: LS3 from 2009 Corvette
Per The Block, each winning vehicle of was hand-selected by Chevrolet designers on hand for the 2021 SEMA Show. The awards go to builders who showcase Chevrolet aftermarket parts in the most extreme creative fashion. To take home a Chevrolet SEMA design award, your vehicle would have to show out-of-the-thinking, innovation, and master craftsmanship.
While there were plenty of personal project vehicles scattered across the SEMA Show floor, Chevrolet Performance personally displayed the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06, The Beast off-road concept, the 2022 Silverado ZR2, the now-electric Project X 1957 Chevy, the 1,004 hp Hoonigan ZZ632 Camaro Z/28, and much more.