#MTSEMA18 - Cool 4x4 Rigs From SEMA, Part 1

    More Than Just Show Cars

    Ken BrubakerPhotographerVerne SimonsPhotographer, WriterAshley HillPhotographer

    There are many kinds of show cars. Some are all show and no go. Others could go but are too expensive or too pretty to scratch and get dirty. And lastly, the best kind of show cars are those that are ready to be raced, crawled, rallied, and railed on. Here are eight off-road rigs we saw at SEMA 2018 that fit in to the latter category. At the very least they are well built enough to actually see some dirt; that is, if they haven’t already. Many are Jeeps just because there happened to be several Jeeps ready for the trail, race track, or other adventures, but trust us when we say we want to see more domestic fullsize rigs—Toyotas, Nissans, Isuzus (see Part 2 for that), or whatever!

    To start off, we have this super-clean and well-constructed CJ-8 that was in the Rugged Ridge/Omix-ADA booth. Followed by our pal Eric Walton’s unique Alaskan Postal Scrambler. A rare and utilitarian CJ-8. Next, we got some more detailed shots of a super-clean MJ Comanche that is ready for darn near anything. Finally, a quick look at a cherry old 1946 CJ-2a formerly owned by Jeeping legend Mark A. Smith. For more details on the rigs check out the pics.