SEMA is a sea of custom vehicles. Some are fast, some are slower, some are tall some are low. Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road has, in recent years put function above form and the plan is to continue to do so. Many of the vehicles at SEMA (with the exception of new OEM vehicles and race cars/trucks) are more form than function. The result is that it’s harder and harder to find rigs we’d want to own. You know something that actually works off-road and would allow us to get out in the middle of nowhere without being a liability. The alternative, while nice (and you can bet we’d take just about any of them for free) either fall into the category of vehicular art, vehicular disasters, or rolling parts catalogs. Here are the 10 cars…or trucks we are most likely to want to drive home with from SEMA 2015.
Finding a JK that focuses on function over form at SEMA is tough. We love this JK pickup all ready for back woods adventuring.
The first off-roaders were the first people to drive cars. If you don’t believe that a model-T can wheel you don’t understand the early history of cars very well. These things were driven through conditions you wouldn’t believe. Do we want one for our very own to go wheeling in? You bet we do!
One of the “bells of the ball” from SEMA 2015 has to be the Nissan Titan with the 5 Liter Cummins Turbo diesel. We want this one!
Mud trucks are not very practical for commuting in the city, but add in some deep holes and you’re going to want a slinger like this truck. Mostly a monster truck, the vintage Chevy body adds a nice touch. We’d sure like to light this baby up!
There are lots of prerunners and desert race trucks we’d like to own at SEMA 2015, but this simple yet effective 1500 Ram caught our eye too. You could drive it to work and then hit some whoops in the dirt on the weekend.
Vintage sheetmetal is always awesome to see. Omix ADA has quite a collection of old Jeeps on hand at SEMA 2015. This 50s Willys Pickup sure would make for a nice parts runner, local car show mule, or mild off-road trail companion
Getting back to bombing through the desert, weve seen images of this F-100 from SEMAs past as well as pictures of the rig out in the dirt. So it’s not new? So what, it’s still beautiful and just the right combination of vintage looks and modern whoo-pow for us.
Lots of Americans love older Chevy trucks. This clean 67-72 Second generation Chevy K-20 in baby blue can come home with us whenever it wants too.
It’s totally impractical and we are not sure why we want it, but we do. This Ford Super Duty with 6 doors (super crew cab?) is sitting on some sort of 6 wheeled military chassis. Its huge, its obnoxious, we can’t imagine what we’d do with it, but we like!
Another vintage Chevy? It’s possible that we have some sort of crush on old GM trucks that we are just now realizing. Hey, there could be worse things to have an affinity for.