SEMA Show: Mothers® Shine Award
Presented to 1932 Ford Fordor Sedan “Y’D Open”
The annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV is an unadulterated exercise in excess where the brightest stars of the automotive aftermarket industry come to show off their wares. The Mothers® Shine Award turns the spotlight on these stars as one of the brightest and most coveted achievements within the car builder community.
This year, the 14th annual edition of the Shine Award was selected from hundreds of the world’s premier cars on display at the most anticipated aftermarket industry event of the year. An international panel of respected members of the automotive world, including seasoned builders, paint specialists, journalists and previous Shine Award recipients, were tasked with selecting a winner. Judging is based on overall appearance, fit and finish, attention to detail, integration of custom and stock elements, creative vision and execution of concept.
Aftermarket industry veteran and Shine Award judge, John Naderi returned to host the ceremony this year, which was held at the Mothers Polish® booth.
After much deliberation, the judges awarded the 2014 Shine Award to Don and Carolyn Smith of Mansfield, TX for their 1932 Ford Fordor Sedan “Y’D Open.” Jeff Kinsey and his team at Hot Rods by JSK in Cumby, TX built the Deuce, which took more than three years to complete. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have a number of Deuce Fords in their collection and this Fordor seamlessly blends a traditional approach and appearance with the feel of a more contemporary bespoke build. This build also won the 2014 Goodguys Street Rod of the Year and was a Great 8 finalist for the Ridler Award at the 2014 Detroit Autorama. Other honors at SEMA included Ford’s Design of Excellence “Best of Show,” and it was a finalist in the Battle of the Builders competition as part of the SEMA Ignited event.
Mothers® 2014 Shine Award winner: 1932 Ford Fordor Sedan “Y’D Open,” owned by Don and Carolyn Smith, Mansfield, TX, and built by Jeff Kinsey at Hot Rods by JSK, Cumby, TX.
JSK started with their own custom chassis featuring Posies quarter elliptical springs and a Winters quick change rear end with a traditional rear wheel arch treatment. It’s been wedge-chopped two inches in front and one and a half inches out back with a one-inch channel. The suicide rear doors hide the B-pillar and open to reveal a postless design. JSK painted the ’32 using Axalta’s ChromaPremier® Single Stage Orange Crush 5146N and ChromaPremier® 72500S™ Premium Appearance Clearcoat.
JSK smoothed the 312 cubic inch Y-block from a ’57 Thunderbird adding chromed Lake style headers with shorty pipes and an EFI-converted Hilborn injection system. JSK added even more custom cues inside with subtle touches like a custom pedal assembly, steering column and gauge cluster as well as leather seats and trim by Paul Atkins.
The “Y’D Open” was on display at the Axalta Coating Systems booth #22391.
Left to right: Jim Holloway of Mothers®, builder Jeff Kinsey of Hot Rods by JSK and Dennis Holloway of Mothers®.
Mothers® Choice Award trophies were presented to the following finalists prior to announcing the Shine Award winner:
2014 Custom “Mariani Streamliner”
Owner: Dennis Mariani Sr., Winters, CA
Builder: Troy Trepanier, Rad Rides by Troy, Manteno, IL
Location: AM Hot Rod Glass Booth #23597
2014 Nissan GT-R Premium Edition
Owner/Builder: Paul Garcia, Apple Valley, CA
Location: Central Hall Main Entrance
1967 Ford Fairlane
Owner: Ed Chalupa, Dallas, TX
Builder: Steve Strope, Pure Vision Design, Simi Valley, CA
Location: Dynamic Control/Dynamat Booth #22593
2015 Kia Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV
Owner: Kia Motors America, Irvine, CA
Builder: Scott McKenna, Gallagher Designs, Portland, OR
Location: Kia Motors Booth #10809
1932 Ford Fordor Sedan “Y’D Open”
Owner: Don and Carolyn Smith, Mansfield, TX
Builder: Jeff Kinsey, Hot Rods by JSK, Cumby, TX
Location: Axalta Coating Systems Booth #22391
2014 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew “Extreme Sports”
Owner: A.R.E. Accessories, Massillon, OH
Builder: Trent Vanarsdalen, Trent’s Trick Upholstery, Baltimore, OH
Location: Ford Motor Company Booth #22200
1961 23 Window walk-through VW Microbus
Owner: AJ and Kate Bos, Bakersfield, CA
Builder: Scott Laitinen, SicChops, Lake Havasu, AZ
Location: North Hall Walkway
1947 Hudson Pickup
Owner: Jason McPike, Spring, TX
Builder: Randy Borcherding, Painthouse, Cypress, TX
Location: Mothers Polish Big Rig, Ford Out Front
2015 Ford Mustang GT
Owner: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
Builder: 3dCarbon – Air Design, Newport Beach, CA
Location: Ford Motor Company Booth #22200
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle “Recoil”
Owner: Chris McPhie, Akron, OH
Builder: Ringbrothers, Spring Green, WI
Location: Royal Purple Booth #23057
The full history and photo gallery of the Mothers® Shine Award and Mothers® Choice winners is available online at www.shineaward.com.
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