BASF Builds Win Awards at SEMA

BASF Builds Win Awards at SEMA
Mike and Jim Ring pose with the 1969 Camaro “Valkyrja,” that won several awards at the 2019 SEMA Show. (Photo: BASF)

The BASF team and several had plenty to celebrate at the 2019 SEMA Show as the around 100 vehicles that were finished in the company’s Glasurit and R-M coatings brands were honoured for demonstrating “flawless finishes, creativity and outstanding craftsmanship”.

BASF-coated vehicles were presented with the following awards and recognitions at the event:

BASF Brilliance Award: KC’s Paint Shop 1968 Ford F100

Battle of the Builders Winner: The Ringbrothers for the 1969 Camaro named “Valkyrja,” featuring Glasurit 55 Line TOTOPKG Green and finished with Glasurit 923-210 clear.

Battle of the Builders Top 12 Finalists:

  • Ringbrothers – 1969 Camaro
  • One Off Rod & Customs – 1932 Ford Phantom

Battle of the Builders Top 40 Finalists:

  • Dutchboys Hot Rods – 1969 Camaro
  • Roadster Shop – 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2
  • JF Kustoms – 1964 Pontiac Acadian
  • BBT – 1969 Camaro
  • JH Restorations – 1973 Toyota Celica
  • Eddie’s Rod and Customs – 1956 Volvo TP21
  • Roadster Shop – 1969 Ford Bronco
  • Ringbrothers – 1969 Camaro
  • One Off Rod & Customs – 1932 Ford Phantom

Best on RS Finalist: Cruzer’s Customs 1964 Buick Riviera

Best on Rest Winner: Ringbrothers 1969 Camaro

Best on Rest Finalists:

  • Dutchboys Hot Rods 1969 Camaro
  • JH Restorations 1980 Toyota Celica

Ford Best of Show Heritage Award: Ringbrothers 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Glasurit Best Paint Award: Chip Foose of Foose Designs was the celebrity judge for this award. With this award, BASF honours outstanding excellence in vehicle painting:

  • Winner: Goolsby Customs – 1932 Ford Sedan
  • Finalist: Revision Rods & Rides – 1956 Chevrolet Truck
  • Finalist: Roadster Shop – 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2

GM Design Award: Dutchboys Hot Rods 1969 Camaro

GM SEMA Car of the Year: Ringbrothers 1969 Camaro

Goodguys Gold Award: According to BASF, four out of five vehicles presented with this award were painted with Glasurit.

  • Ringbrothers – 1969 Camaro
  • Cruzer’s Customs – 1964 Buick Riviera
  • Goolsby Customs – 1932 Ford Sedan
  • Dutchboys Hot Rods – 1969 Camaro

Mothers Shine Award Finalists:

  • Goolsby Customs – 1932 Ford Sedan
  • Ringbrothers – 1969 Camaro

Business of the Year: JH Restorations

“We feel humbled and truly honoured to receive these awards,” said Jim Ring from The Ringbrothers. “My brother and I are blessed to be able to live our dreams, and partnering with BASF makes those dreams a reality. The product they deliver is what takes a car’s status from impressive to winning.”

The 1969 Camaro “Valkyrja” built by the Ringbrothers was recognized with several awards this year, and was even declared as the winner of the Battle of the Builders.

BASF’s Marketing Services Manager for North America Tina Nelles was presented with the Roadster Shop Industry Partner of the Year award during the 2nd annual RS After Hours Industry Appreciation Event. Nelles received this honour for BASF’s commitment towards excellence in customer service and support, as well as her efforts in supporting BASF in creating its position as a market leader in the custom automotive market. A surprised Nelles accepted the award as the more than 750 attendees of the event cheered her on.

“It is such an honour to be recognized by the industry for doing what I love,” she said. “The builders truly make my job easy and it is a pleasure to work with each and every one of them. We share a passion for creating cars that beautifully show off the richness and shine of BASF paint.”

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