Posted On: 2014-08-15
Announcing The Bushwacker Founder’s Award
At the 2014 SEMA Show, Bushwacker will give the builder of the best truck or SUV our first-ever Bushwacker Founder’s Award. This award will be presented by our Founder, Jerry Logan, and will recognize a builder’s drive, creativity, dedication, and commitment to the automotive aftermarket as expressed through their truck or SUV build. The prize will be $1,500 and the trophy at the left. And if you’re building a rig for this show and it’ll have our products on it, you can also enter. More on that below.
The SEMA Show represents the pulse of the automotive aftermarket. It’s where trends are set, innovations are showcased, and where the world’s top builders come to show their vehicular masterpieces—and that includes amazing truck and SUV builds. We know builders put an incredible amount of time, energy, dedication, and passion into these trucks and SUVs, and beginning at this year’s show, we’re going to recognize that enthusiasm.
The idea behind the Founder’s Award is more than simply recognizing an outstanding truck/SUV at the SEMA Show—it recognizes a builder’s dedication and desire to drive industry passion in the automotive aftermarket. We know the incredible effort and commitment involved in building a SEMA vehicle. Months of hard work, determination, and drive get poured into these trucks and SUVs even though the vehicles are only on display for four days. Nevertheless, year after year builders from around the world present new, fresh, ground-breaking ideas that will set trends and further the automotive aftermarket.
The presenter of this award, our Founder, Jerry Logan, at left, is a lifelong car and truck enthusiast. He started Bushwacker in 1967 by selling fender flares for Jeep vehicles out of his garage with only a handful of employees. As his enthusiasm for the automotive aftermarket grew, so did Bushwacker. Currently Bushwacker has more than 460 product applications, a 125,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, and 300 employees here in Portland, Oregon. That passion Jerry has for the automotive industry—that unrelenting drive for ingenuity, quality, and style—has never ceased. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
“Bushwacker has always been a business fueled by automotive and industry enthusiasm. For more than 47 years, we have been taking that passion and putting it into the products we manufacture. We will recognize an individual that shares that enthusiasm and present them our Founder’s Award,” says Jerry.
If you’re building a truck or SUV for the 2014 SEMA Show and would like to enter to win the first ever Bushwacker Founder’s Award, visit Bushwacker.com/FoundersAward.