you remember what
it felt like when you were a kid, the
last day of school before summer vacation, Christmas morning opening
going to Disneyland for the first
time?To put it
mildly the SEMA event in Vegas is
will make you feel like a kid again.This years SEMA show was the best in recent history.The
show is held in the three million square
foot La Vegas convention center.Every
inch of that space is filled with automotive gadgetry and custom iron
around the world.
Getting to the SEMA
show from one of the many hotels on the
Vegas strip was handled by the SEMA sponsored buses that left from most
hotel entrances. The last bus left for the show at ;
unfortunately we never got up early enough to
take advantage of the free transportation.The Vegas monorail only set us back $5 dollars and was an
There is a definite “wow” factor
when entering the show
gates for the first time. The sheer
enormity of the SEMA landscape hits you in the face.
From the vantage point of the monorail station
one is met
with the roar of two separate road tracks that feature all day off road
halls when seen from the station fill both the east and west horizons.
event starts on Tuesday and ends on Friday afternoon.This is just not enough time to see
everything that is displayed.Unfortunately we were only able to be at the show for
three days and
missed out on a lot.Everyone
automotive universe is represented at the show.The major car manufacturer had an array of new products
and concept cars
after market and
performance parts company in the world was showing off their latest
show is an industry event
invitation only. The list of vendors and exhibits is too long to list.
The vehicles that represent
exhibitors company's are way beyond what you will see at any other
Craft's outstanding ZR1
1964 coupe completely restored and customized by Mid America
Motorworks. This gem was previously owned by Chevrolet's
Manager, Semon Knudson.
The original 327 ci small block,
the engine that stared it all.
doors inc. custom C6
The Build and Search
big block 68
Carbon at GM's Corvette extravagaza
ZO6 and ZR1
Aluminum space frame
C6R racing engine
GM had a road
course that gave show goers a chance to feel what it is like to flog a
ZR1 to the limit!
The GM drivers showed no mercy and gave the lucky
passengers a thrill ride to remember
The word of the day was ride
at your own risk!!
B- Rod Customs outstanding
retro-mod 64 nicely equipped with an LS3.
will be doing a feature on this car in the next edition.
The weather in Vegas is
perfect for this
type of show. The
outdoor show area was a virtual hot
rod carnival. Las Vegas is the only place to really
appreciate this event. Warm,
dry and sunny early November days make this an amazing
perfect place for a car show. The weather this year
was a bit cooler
than normal but very acceptable. A freak rainstorm at the end of
closing day ruined a planned parade of custom cars that was scheduled
to roll down the strip. The bottom line is, we can't wait for
next years show.