SEMA 2016: Part Two

Words by Tim Wong

I’m just going to pick up from where I left off last time of the SEMA Show.

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While North Hall isn’t as exciting at Central with all of the performance oriented stuff, I always stop in to see what’s new there. Mazda was displaying a ND Miata Coupe and Roadster concept.

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It’s not often you see a Civic build at SEMA that’s not at Honda’s booth.

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GReddy brought out this 4 door R32 GTR.

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Accuair had this old Chevy Blazer restomod. The body was also shortened 22 inches along with a chopped top. Overall, I love seeing old cars modernized.

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I wasn’t expecting to see this, but this is my favorite BMW livery ever. It’s like a wrap of blueprint schematics of the car’s components on the outside.

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The new Ford Raptor

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Advan aka Yokohama Wheels has this crazy carbon fiber body Audi R8.

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1962 Chevy Bubbletop built by Ironworks Speed & Custom. It has a twin-turbo LS V8.

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Surprise, Honda finally brought out the new CTR (Civic Type R).

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After seeing it in person, I’m not really sold on it still. While there’s a lot of fancy Type R stuff on it, the aesthetics aren’t really that great. I’m sure it will be a great car as every Type R before has been, but we all like having a car that actually looks good.

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Also at Honda’s booth was the NSX GT3 being towed by a MDX.

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And a regular NSX.

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I really liked the Speedhunters “Project Yankee” at the Mopar booth. I hadn’t seen the car prior to the show and really liked the blend of American and Japanese styling.

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1967 Camaro built by Quality Custom Rides with the first 12-cylinder LS engine created by chopping and fusing two LS1 blocks.

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The Kymera built by Fab Fours and Vice Unlimited. It’s a Colorado with a rear-mounted twin-turbo Cummins 5.9L 6BT diesel engine, four-wheel steering, triangulated four-link suspension, Fox Racing shocks and coilovers. It always seems that Fab Fours always brings something interesting to SEMA.

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1970 Charger with the 1,650HP Mercury Racing engine is back again this year.

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Big Mike debuted his Prelude rebuild at SEMA and the Battle of the Builders competition. He has a way to keeping things quiet during the build and then makes the biggest impact when he finally reveals the finished product.

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And that wraps up my SEMA coverage for 2016. Thanks for reading.