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Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award 2019 Presented by Meguiar's - Top Contenders #MTSEMA19

5 heavyweight builds you couldn't ignore from SEMA 2019

Sam Du
Dec 3, 2019
Editor: Renz Dimaandal Photographer: Jonathan Carassco

With over 1,500 registered cars and trucks to sift through and 160,000 people to dodge at SEMA, you can imagine how difficult it is to weigh in the competition and pick our top three winners for the Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award with Meguiar's. After four days of looking for the best of the best, we attempt to narrow the field down to our favorites followed by our top three. Here are five other cars that we looked at for our award. They deserve the recognition, and in fact, we plan to feature each and everyone one of these in the coming new year!

2019 SS SEMA Ultimate Awards Patrick Briand helmet Photo 56/56   |   Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award 2019 Presented by Meguiar's - Top Contenders #MTSEMA19

Special thank you to Renz Dimaandal, Samuel Rojas and Jonathan Carrasco for the media support.

Here's a look at this year's trophies for the Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award presented by Meguiar's. Each winner receives a one-of-a-kind trophy helmet painted by Patrick Briand (@pbkreation) and a crushproof and weather-resistant car care case from Pelican Cases (@pelican) customized with Super Street and Meguiar's logos.

RIKOS WAY TOYOTA AE86

Shining like gold, the Rikos Way AE86 was absolutely stunning to see in the Toyo Tires Treadpass, with a complete restoration inside and out, not to mention a BEAMS motor with ITBs that'll make any JDM fan drool. The owner also owns a matching gold RWB Porsche and S13 to boot. How sweet!

Z1 MOTORSPORTS NISSAN 370Z

Designed specifically for time attack with a 750hp twin-turbo engine, six-speed sequential, Brembo brakes, multiple cooling systems, and custom suspension and steering, we honestly can't wait for this beast built by Z1 Motorsports to take on events like Super Lap Battle next year!

JOSH CROLLS SUBARU STI

Josh Crolls STI front bumper Photo 56/56   |   Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award 2019 Presented by Meguiar's - Top Contenders #MTSEMA19
Josh Crolls STI Rear Bumper Photo 56/56   |   Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award 2019 Presented by Meguiar's - Top Contenders #MTSEMA19

A household name on the East Coast, Josh Croll of Crolls Customs used this 2004 Subaru STI to showcase his paint, body and custom fab expertise. The fit and finish of this car was simply above and beyond, and it's easily one of the finest show cars we've witness from the Crolls camp based in PA.

CAR STYLE JAPAN SUZUKI JIMNY

Car Style Japan Suzuki Jimny Front Bumper Photo 56/56   |   Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award 2019 Presented by Meguiar's - Top Contenders #MTSEMA19
Car Style Japan Suzuki Jimny GReddy turbo Photo 56/56   |   Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award 2019 Presented by Meguiar's - Top Contenders #MTSEMA19

Undoubtedly, modified trucks and SUVs are the largest growing segment of SEMA, which is why it was frickin' cool to see something that fit in the category but represent Japanese tuning. Meet the Suzuki Jimny built by Car Style Japan. The widebody SUV was imported and pieced together at GReddy which include a custom exhaust, rollcage, turbo kit, and much more!

GEORGE DALMAKIS BMW 2002

George Dalmakis BMW 2002 Custom Widebody Conversion Photo 56/56   |   Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award 2019 Presented by Meguiar's - Top Contenders #MTSEMA19
George Dalmakis BMW 2002 engine bay Photo 56/56   |   Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award 2019 Presented by Meguiar's - Top Contenders #MTSEMA19

Perhaps the wildest Euro of all of SEMA belonged to George Dalmakis, this 1973 BMW 2002. A steel widebody inspired by the Kyza is all one-off, plus there's a tube chassis, BBS centerlock wheels, massive brakes, Recaro interior with an M Performance steering wheel, plus within the engine bay is the turbocharged S55 borrowed from the M4. While it wasn't running at SEMA yet, George expects his BMW to be in the range of 800hp.

SUPER STREET TOYOTA SUPRA

Last but not least, here's a shameless plug for my Supra! It definitely wasn't the best of the best but we are still thrilled to have debuted the car at SEMA with a non-widebody and functional styling that's geared towards the street and weekend time attack with the help of Evasive Motorsports. We'll have more on our Supra soon!

By Sam Du
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