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SEMA 2013 - Show Spectacular

Posted in Events on November 18, 2013
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Photographers: Rick Péwé

The annual SEMA trade show has been around for years- but as a consumer you can’t attend and salivate over the crazy stuff shown every year in Las Vegas. We are bringing you some of the hottest trends and mistakes we see this week, so comment away on what we have to show you.

Before we even got to Vegas this Box (google Donk, Box, and Bubble) was cruising down the road on some tall-ish tires. Sporting chrome testicles is one way of ensuring no one will steal them.

Super Dirty
We got the Ultimate Adventure Super Dirty project to the show, and parked it to menace all the coffee can exhaust imports in the same stable. Yes, we left the dirt on it-we won’t win any awards for show and shine!

We found the worst use for a Bogger on a lifted show truck. Yes, the size is a 35-12.50 x 22. Why would Interco even make a tire like this? Some ar hits, some are misses…

A true hit is any clean early Bronco, and this one looked like it was retored to perfect factory shap. Until you looked underneath at the full custom tube frame!

Check out the wood grain on the Range Rover and you’ll see it’s not any wrap or applique. It looks like body putty slathered on and textured like a real tree. This must have taken a bunch of time to do!

We only found one flattie at the show, and it had a nice Vortec V6 swapped in. Another variation on a theme with the builders unique signature modifications set this one apart.

Nope, we don’t get it so it must not be a Jeep thing. We couldn’t really tell what it was at first glance, but figured our viewers would let us know what they think about it.

Ford is even catering to the overlanding movement, even though it’s still just truck camping with expensive parts. They did a nice build on this one though.

The best bar in the Las Vegas Hotel at the Convention center was dubbed the Hooker bar 20 years ago by aspiring journalists that will go unnamed. It’s been unofficial ever since and grown in popularity as a after show meeting place. Finally Hooker Headers capitalized on the name and made it official. Because that’s what we meant originally, yeah that’s right.

Extreme Outback Products came out with a complete off road kit, something every 4x4 owner should carry. It’s got lots of trick stuff including a shovel, which should also be in every 4x4 that ventures off pavement.

We just don’t know what to say about this. Bling would not be giving it due credit. The tires are sure cool though and we’d take them to town on this ride.

Flex-a-lite introduced their new cooler protector which is cool-er than any others made. It covers up the cooling fins to protect from debris but still allows full air flow for proper cooling. Cool

Omix-Ada had their full complement of restored and working jeeps and Jeeps on display, and even had PR friends willing to pose in one. This is an original Bantam, father of the real jeep.

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