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Airdesign celebrated a successful 2017 SEMA Show, with nearly a dozen collaborative custom builds and three special recognitions.
Ford Motor Co. presented Billy Longfellow, Airdesign vice president of design and engineering USA, with the prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Design award for the company’s 2018 Ford F-150 and Mustang Ground Effects kit.
The F-150 in the Ford booth introduced Airdesign USA’s new Street Series lowered body kit, which includes front air dam with splitter, sheel flares, side skirts, rear lower warp with tow hitch cover, hood scoop and fender vents. The truck also showcased Leer’s new tonneau cover.
The 2018 Mustang in the Ford booth featured Airdesign USA’s Ford-license accessories, including front splitter, air curtains, hood vents, side scoops, window louvers and a rear spoiler.
The F-150, Mustang and Aluma trailer that the Mustang was being towed atop, were all painted with Sherwin Williams custom silver, and featured 12 matching Forgiato rims wrapped with Pirelli tires.
The team also was a recipient of the SEMA Global Media Award for its over-molding technology present in the 2018+ Ford Mustang carbon fiver rear deck spoiler. Airdesign, along with fellow aftermarket powerhouses Eibach, TSW Wheels, Borla Exhaust and K&N, joined forces for a one-off 2018 Kia Stinger GT with a custom bright orange paint job. The vehicle, which featured Air Design’s Aerokit, was named Best in Show by Cars.com at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.
Longfellow promised to unveil never-before-seen products and high-end custom builds at the SEMA Show, and he delivered.
“Attendees were able to see the true DNA of our California designs,” Longfellow said.
For President and CEO, Miguel Avalos, it was the best SEMA show to date—from industry press and award recognition to new product releases and interaction with OE and aftermarket partners.
“The SEMA Show is the most important specialty equipment and vehicle personalization event in the world, providing a unique opportunity to interact with other market leaders from around the globe,” Avalos said. “We have an unparalleled level of innovation and combined with our precision engineering and state-of-the-art composite technologies, we’ve created a great lasting impression of quality and value for our customers.”
The company’s new U.S. division, operating independently but in collaboration with its parent company in Mexico, is exclusively distributing its product line through Keystone Automotive Operations Inc.