Friday, November 03, 2006

Highlights from SEMA Show 2006.

By Brian Vermette,

Wow, for a lot of car enthusiants and beyond, this week marks one of the biggest shows for the aftermarket, the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. I am always amazed with just what some of these manufacturers, designers, and builders can come up with in how to transform a stock vehicle or plain sheet metal into something of a work of art. Some of the vehicles photos that I saw on alot of blogs and websites that covered this huge event were out there and for the most part I was impressed.

The two of these vehicles that most impressed me was Chip Foose's Hemisfear, a hotrod that Chip has been working on for years and what a combination of colors - black and what looks to be gray/carbin fiber look and the other, oldly enough, its the Edelbrock 1932 Ford Roadster, simply put, the TV Show "RIDES" had an episode dedicated to the building and unveiling of this read and if you look really close on the photo, under the hood is an image of the american flag and I believe it says the words "Made in America".

Photo Gallary:
Click on photos for a bigger image.

Chip Foose's Hemisfear

Edelbrock's 1932 Ford Roadster, this roadster "Made in America" was featured on TLC's show "RIDES".

A diesel-powered 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited

2006 Cadillac EcoJet Concept - Jay Leno, GM Advanced Design Studio Create a Bio-Diesel Supercar.

(Credit: Cardomain Blog)
A deep metallic green 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback with a ROUSH 427 IR crate engine putting out 552 horsepower. Previous Post with Press Release.

(Credit: Autoblog)
Inspiration by Dale Earnhardt Jr's own "Big Red", all-new "Big Red Silverado with an off-road package, an #8 in the front grill and Dale Jr. signature on the both sides of the truck.

Here are a couple of blogs and sites that are covering this years SEMA Show with posting photos, check them out.
- CarDomain Blog

See Yeah!


Anonymous Gary said...

i had a supplier went to sema and promised to be my photog...except the pics never showed up!

4:55 PM  
Blogger theodor said...

I just love that Mustang ! It looks awesome. I'm so sorry that I wasn't able to make it to SEMA this year...

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Anonymous Gerry said...

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11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last years show was great, I wonder waht's in store for this year.

It's such a rush to see these beauty up close and personal.

Sonny Rider

10:33 AM  
Anonymous mcqueen said...

Like Silverado's grill ... complements the car well.. very stylish

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of these offenders are timid and tentative, some are completely oblivious to what’s going on around them, and some are self-appointed ‘hall monitors’ regulating what they alone have determined to be proper driving speeds.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous jim said...

I just love that honda ! It looks awesome. I'm so sorry that I wasn't able to make it to SEMA this year...

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

The cars are really neat looking- I'd have to agree with Jim and say that the Honda is by far my favorite :)

7:54 AM  
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Anonymous Franklin TN said...

Any tricked out Nissan vehicles? No one ever seems to have any Nissan cars all done up.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous vicky said...

the girls were hot in SEMA

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