2001 Mothers Polish® Shine Award Winner; 1955 “NewMad” Street Rod.
Owned by Dave Hall and built by Steve Frisbie of Steve's Auto Restorations.
2001 Mothers Polish Shine Award winners.
Left to right: Steve Frisbie of Steve's Auto Restorations, builder of "NewMad," and Dave Hall, owner.
Mothers® Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners, known the world over for its premium-quality
car care products, will once again bestow the company’s standard of excellence with its annual Shine Award, a Best-of-Show trophy to be presented at
the automotive Specialty Equipment Market Association Show 2002 in Las Vegas. With so many car-builders vying for this prestigious “Academy Award” of the
automotive world, the question on everyone s minds is: “Who will win this year?”
In its inaugural year, the 2001 Shine Award went to the “NewMad,” a spectacular street rod designed by
Chris Ito, built by Steve Frisbie, and owned by Dave Hall. This pinnacle of the car-builder’s craft melded
the classic features of a 1955 Nomad with truly inspired vision, artistry, design,
detail and craftsmanship.
“Planning last year’s Shine Award was a monumental task,” adds Ken Holland, Marketing Director for
Mothers®. We wanted to make sure that it was special – an award that truly defined quality and craftsmanship in the art
of custom car design. We even televised the Shine Award ceremony on ESPN2 as part of the Mothers® Car Show.
The winner was selected by panel of three independent judges, all respected experts from the automotive aftermarket industry.
They walked nearly 12 miles of aisles crisscrossing 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space at the SEMA Show 2001 to carefully evaluate nearly 350 entries,
more than one-third of the total 900 vehicles on display. Judging criteria includes overall appearance, attention to detail, integration of custom and stock
elements, paint finish, vision and execution of the initial concept.
“The presentation of the Shine Award from the Primedia Publishing booth at the SEMA Show is of vital importance,” adds
Holland. “Primedia produces many of today s respected automotive enthusiast magazines. Their support of our award takes the event to a much
higher level. It is both a confirmation of Mothers® grassroots, car enthusiast heritage, as well as an endorsement of the
Shine Award as a prestigious automotive industry event.”
Adding to the challenge and significance of the award, Mothers® expects far more cars and trucks to be
evaluated to win the 2002 Shine. The winner will be announced at the SEMA Show, and the deserving vehicle featured on the Mothers® web site (www.mothers.com).
The Shine, artfully crafted in shape of a detailer’s towel swirling upward like a curling flame, is 20 pounds of magnificent
hand-forged bronze sculpted by renowned automotive artist Steve Posson.
For all those untimely messes, keep one the garage and one in the glovebox. For other great paint protection products, check
Mothers® website at www.mothers.com
A full background on the Mothers® Shine Award is available online at http://www.shineaward.com.