SEMA is one of those magical places, like a myth it exists for a limited number of car guys to attend. I was fortunate enough to sneak in this year with some press credentials, and to say ‘a kid in a candy store’ is the understatement of a lifetime. The second largest trade show in Las Vegas, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show brings media, manufacturers, buyers, and exhibitors together early every November.
I won’t lie, I was a bit overwhelmed. It’s worth mentioning that I was sicker than I’d been in years and almost bailed on the trip at the last minute. I waited too long to not go! Below are some of my favorite cars from the event. I trimmed these photos down from about 200 to be my absolute favorites from what I was able to see. Enjoy!
I was really lucky that my client just happened to work closely with Vaughn Gitten Jr. and was able to line me up with a ride with him in his drift car. I’ve never really been a fan of drifting, admittedly never actually been in a drift car. Great way to start ha.
Words can’t really express just how awesome this pickup is. I don’t know much about it other that what you can see. Very memorable though.
One of my favorite Civic’s ever, the 9th generation European Type R hatchback. Not available in the USA, this was still a left hand drive model and the first time I had seen this model Type R in person. Literally have this Hotwheel on my desk now.