Words by Tim Wong
I’m just going to pick up from where I left off last time of the SEMA Show.
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.
It’s not often you see a Civic build at SEMA that’s not at Honda’s booth.
GReddy brought out this 4 door R32 GTR.
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.
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.
The new Ford Raptor
Advan aka Yokohama Wheels has this crazy carbon fiber body Audi R8.
1962 Chevy Bubbletop built by Ironworks Speed & Custom. It has a twin-turbo LS V8.
Surprise, Honda finally brought out the new CTR (Civic Type R).
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.
Also at Honda’s booth was the NSX GT3 being towed by a MDX.
And a regular NSX.
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.
1967 Camaro built by Quality Custom Rides with the first 12-cylinder LS engine created by chopping and fusing two LS1 blocks.
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.
1970 Charger with the 1,650HP Mercury Racing engine is back again this year.
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.
And that wraps up my SEMA coverage for 2016. Thanks for reading.