Alex Alfaro, winner of the 2022 ENEOS / Pit+Paddock SEMA Show Car Contest with Larry Chen

Dai Yoshihara Hosts 2023 ENEOS / Pit+Paddock SEMA Show Car Contest

SEMA 2023 is coming fast. And if you have an insane project that deserves to be at this year’s SEMA Show, we encourage you to enter the 2023 ENEOS / Pit+Paddock SEMA Show Car Contest. It’s a rare opportunity to score a prime spot at one of the world’s premiere automotive aftermarket events, which will be hosted and judged by ENEOS ambassador and Pit+Paddock athlete, Dai Yoshihara!

Here’s how it works: Beginning today (August 28, 2023), you simply need to create an Instagram post with either photos or a video that showcases your project car. In the caption, please include year/make/model along with your top five favorite mods and include the hashtag #SEMAShowCarContest. Don’t forget to ensure your profile is set to public so we can view your submission, and most importantly, follow and tag @eneosusa and @pitandpaddock to complete your entry. Submissions will be accepted until September 18, 2023.

The lucky grand prize winner will receive a coveted feature vehicle spot in the Silver Lot of the 2023 SEMA Show, along with two SEMA Show badges, $6000 towards travel and vehicle transportation, hotel accommodations, and some ENEOS motor oil.

Last year we selected Alex Alfaro as the winner, his pristine Integra Type R fully loaded with rare JDM parts received the most votes in our social media voting and was unanimously selected by the judging panel for a VIP spot inside the Pit+Paddock booth. A build that could stand tall at any Honda show was seen by thousands of SEMA attendees, and this year it could be you!

As you prepare your entry, follow @daiyoshihara because he’ll share key announcements and updates. You can also note of these important dates:

  • 9/18: Contest submissions close
  • 9/25: Top 5 Finalists announced; public voting begins
  • 10/2: Public vote ends; judges begin final selection
  • 10/9: Grand prize winner announced
  • 10/28: Winning vehicle arrives at SEMA for event load-in

For the official rules, please visit: