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9th Annual Gran Turismo Awards at SEMA SHOW in Las Vegas on November 3rd

Alex Armour's Avatar + Posted by Alex Armour on Nov 02, 2011 // Senior Manager, Public Relations

Back for its 9th year, the Gran Turismo Awards is ready to crown a new performance vehicle with the honor of being digitally recreated in a future edition of the Gran Turismo franchise. The awards ceremony will be held this Thursday evening, November 3rd at 9:00pm (PST) at Marquee Nightclub, located in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel. In addition to the awards presentation, guests will be treated to a musical performance by Stone Temple Pilots to celebrate the evening in style.

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The Gran Turismo Awards recognizes the best vehicles at the SEMA SHOW (Specialty Equipment Market Association) in five different categories: Best Hot Rod, Best Asian Import, Best European Import, Best Domestic Automobile, and Best Truck/SUV. After the five category winners are judged, one winner from each category is selected on performance and style by leading automotive media. From there, it falls to Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi to select the overall GT Awards “Best in Show” winner. Walking the show floor, Kazunori-san views each of the category winners and selects a vehicle that best represents the Gran Turismo brand; one that will be immortalized as a fully playable part of the Gran Turismo franchise for millions of fans around the world.

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In addition to the music acts following the awards ceremony, guests will have a chance to check out the latest new features and content for Gran Turismo 5, including our recently released GT5 DLC.

For those who didn’t attend last year, here’s a look at our 2010 GT Awards “Best in Show” car, Mark Stielow’s red 1969 Chevy Camaro…

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For those of you in town to attend SEMA this week, come on by with your badge to check out the awards event and a great concert. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

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10 Comments

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+ KingDubin on November 2nd, 2011 at 6:39 am said:

Is the winning car going to be in GT5? B/C there are conflicting reports from you guys on that. Just looking for some confirmation, that’s all.


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+ EagerSnake on November 2nd, 2011 at 7:21 am said:

@ KingDubin: Well, you have a point on that, but I think it will be available as a DLC.


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+ JNM-CIM on November 2nd, 2011 at 7:36 am said:

@EagerSnake: Let’s hope so. I don’t think I could wait until GT6!


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+ driftersgonewild on November 2nd, 2011 at 7:48 am said:

I saw the original picture of that Silver Infintiy G35 in a import car magazine years back, twin turbo set-up, sick car!


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+ polo155 on November 2nd, 2011 at 8:43 am said:

PD & Sony should have had a contest to attend the SEMS show!

This Also should be aired on GT5 TV and speaking of GTTV they really need up to date shows, not 2&3 year old tv shows tho I do enjoy them I rather have the latest news.


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+ EJayDub on November 2nd, 2011 at 8:49 am said:

PD making a NEW car for GT5?? bahahahahaha good one! The next batch of DLC will be more premium Skylines already in the game and maybe a new paint chip to download! yay


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+ ChaseHammerJ on November 2nd, 2011 at 9:04 am said:

if 2010s car isnt in the game why would 2011s?


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+ Sgt_0951 on November 2nd, 2011 at 11:42 am said:

Can’t wait to see the winner. The past winners have all been sweet cars, both in the game and in real life.


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+ grumer211 on November 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 am said:

I just got back from SEMA… I know it goes till Friday, but I have to work. It was sick this year. Whomever the winner(s) are/is, it will be awesome.


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+ jecs90 on November 3rd, 2011 at 5:52 pm said:

wow great news!!!!! thank u kazunori-san for a great game!!!! i just love GT5!!! but how about of create our own car!!! that would be awesome!!!…maybe.


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