In addition to the eJudged app being in action and gaining exposure at The SEMA Show thanks to the Mothers Shine Award competition, we also had the privilege of unveiling a project of our very own to the showfloor. We partnered with Ford Motor Company this year to create a mobile command center - and debuted the vehicle along with nine other customized Ford Transits as part of #FordSEMA's Vandemonium. Our seven passenger Ford Transit Connect Wagon has been turned into a mobile hotspot, and has been customized inside and out. This vehicle will be on display and in action at select events in 2014 - so stay tuned or get in touch with us for availability.
On Day 1 and 2, our Transit was on display front and center at the Las Vegas Convention Center - representing Ford Out Front, along with the Hoonigan Racing madness - just ahead of the big Gymkhana Six release.
By Day 3 and 4 however, we were living it up front and center inside Ford's massive booth within the Central Hall. Our vehicle was put on display right next to the cool custom t-shirt station where show-goers could design their very own custom Transit Connect and have it printed on a t-shirt. Spectators stood on line for hours waiting to create their shirt, which gave them plenty of time to get acquainted with our project.
SEMA 2013 was certainly a sign of some big things to come for eJudged. We're proud to have been a part of all the action and extremely thankful to those that gave us the opportunity. Stay tuned as things continue to keep moving forward - and expect to see more updates in the near future - from both events that use the eJudged app and appearances made by our eJudged Ford Transit Connect Wagon. Together this collaboration has sparked the tagline, #GetConnected. So if you've got an event that could use paperless iOS smartphone technology, then feel free to contact us and #GetConnected.
Las Vegas, NV – We’ve just touched down back home on the east coast after a very rewarding trip to the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. We celebrated our first year as SEMA members by not only attending the event, but also by meeting with potential clients, exhibiting a vehicle of our very own, and most importantly by getting involved behind the scenes in one of the event’s most elite award competitions. A few months ago, we received an email from a friend who wanted to bring eJudged to the table to the fine people at Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners. Each year at SEMA, they present the Mothers Shine Award. The competition recognizes SEMA’s best finishes. This year’s winners list read like a car builder’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as some truly legendary designers and fabricators were considered for the award – including this year’s Ridler Award winner.
When the dust settled, it was George Poteet’s 1969 Ford Talladega GPT Special built by Rad Rides by Troy, Inc. that came out victorious with the overall Best of Show bronze trophy famously depicting a car detailer’s towel. A well deserved win for an amazing vehicle.
The Mothers team reported that this was the fastest and most convenient judging and deliberation that they’ve ever experienced since they’ve been hosting this competition. With their feedback, together we will continue to streamline the process and hope to enjoy an even more successful partnership for the 2014 Mothers Shine Award.
Las Vegas, NV – As we roll into November, big things are happening within the eJudged camp! This week we travel to Las Vegas for the biggest automotive spectacle in the nation. The SEMA Show is where all the automotive brands (both OEM and aftermarket) release all of their new upcoming products for the following year. This year we are honored and excited to have multiple reasons to attend the SEMA Show.
The elite Mothers Shine Award will be powered by eJudged. We met with the Mothers team already and as the week progresses, they will be selecting the top cars in their categories. This is an exciting step for the eJudged team.
In addition, we will be unveiling a project that we partnered with Ford Motor Company on. Our 2014 eJudged Ford Transit Connect Wagon will make its official debut on November 5th in the Ford SEMA booth. The vehicle has been equipped with iPhone/iPad charging stations, several iPad mounts throughout, tv monitors to view real-time event scoring, as well as a host of show stopping products that will make the car a great display piece for our own booth at events in the future. The vehicle will be on display at select eJudged affiliated events, starting in 2014, and will be an additional tool that we can provide for our events.
Special thanks to our partners, without whom we could have never made this vehicle possible.
R Miller Autobody
AAMP of America
TruVIP Line / Squeaky Clean
BK Rodz – Pennell Edition
The Joy Factory
Ocean City, MD – For 16 years and counting, Ocean City, MD has been the destination for the most anticipated event in the Volkswagen/Audi car scene. This year was no different nearly 700 cars registered for the biggest and baddest “laid back 2 day watercooled VW & Audi event” in the nation. We were honored and excited to have eJudged be the official judging software for H2Ointernational. We had a great time being a part of this wild weekend and are proud to report that our portion of the show performed well, without a hitch! This outdoor event, held at Fort Whaley Campground, gave us a great opportunity to see how well our app performed in an environment where WiFi coverage was spotty at best. The iPhone’s 3G connection was sufficient and a simple WiFi hotspot enabled judges using our loaner iPods to get in on the action in areas where the venue’s WiFi connection did not reach. Another huge success! We look forward to expanding the reach of our product into the VW/Audi community now as well.
Chicago, IL – This past weekend, the CREWS Car Show became the first peer judged car show to collaborate with eJudged. We thought the idea of an event where your own crew was being judged by peer crews was quite unique. We were able to push the limits of standard judging as 10 teams took part in judging one another. CREWS Car Show brought a very cool concept to the table, and we are extremely pleased that we were able to help that vision come to life.