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THE Australian influence at SEMA extended to sharing accolades for the “hottest car” at the show. The Chevrolet Camaro — designed by GM Holden, but not sold here – was deemed by the 1900 exhibitors to be the standout vehicle at the aftermarket automotive display, while the Ford F-Series and Jeep Wranger were judged “hottest truck” and “hottest 4x4/SUV” respectively. Former Holden boss Alan Batey (above left), now with Chevrolet, accepted the award. All three vehicles are icons of the US motoring landscape, which contributed to their SEMA victories. “ With more exhibitors showcasing their new products and styling trends on the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler, the SEMA award winners are vehicles that consumers can confidently turn to for unlimited possibilities in personalisation,” SEMA spokesman Peter MacGillivray says.