Every year in the first week of November one of the single largest events in Las Vegas, Nevada, takes place. SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association is without a doubt the best car show in the country. It’s basically a meet and greet for a diverse group of distributors, manufacturers, and a gaggle of aftermarket parts vendors to showcase their latest and greatest new products. What better way to get your product noticed then to put it on the most outrageous creations on four wheels and then surround it by beautiful women? Its genius really, they draw you in with the chicks and then wow you with some cool aftermarket parts that you will surely have on your wish list by the end of the show.
Not only were there tons of booth babes at the 2013 SEMA show, but there are always celebrities from all walks of life at the show. Chip Foose, The Duck Dynasty guys, Walker Evans, and many others were milling around, as well as famous models signing posters. However, one celebrity we’ve not seen at SEMA before was someone every red-blooded American Jeep owner probably knows. The quintessential Marine drill instructor (remember Full Metal Jacket?), R. Lee Ermy, was signing posters for Omix-Ada. Better known simply as “Gunny,” he was kind enough to chew the fat with us for a while, pose for a few pictures, and sign a couple of our license plates. The show is closed to the public so our mission is to give you a little taste of what it’s all about, so enjoy a peek here and be sure to check our website at jpmagazine.com for lots more SEMA girls and cool products.