SEMA Show 2008, Las Vegas, U.S.A.


Published Saturday, November 8th 2008
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The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. As part of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from all the branches of the automotive industry from over 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, and RV markets.

SEMA Show 2008 was held from Tuesday to Friday (November 4th to 7th) and drew over 50,000 domestic and international buyers through two million square feet of exhibits. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 2,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components.

At General Motors the brand new Camaro took center stage. Among the various versions launched, the Camaro GS Racecar is our clear favorite. Painted in the Sunoco colors of the late 1960s Camaro TransAm racing car, it brings back fond memories of the partnership between driver Mark Donohue and team owner Roger Penske. With the Mustang and Challenger also revived, maybe it's time to bring back TransAm? Another exciting Camaro is the LS7 Concept, which as the name suggests boasts the 550 bhp LS7 crate engine.

At the Ford booth motorsport was also high on the agenda with the introduction of the Mustang Cobra Jet drag racer and the F-150 SVT Raptor R built for extreme off-road events like the Baja 1000 km. Also on display was the tamed down production version of the raptor.

The Asian brands also enjoy much success in the aftermarket world and have an ever stronger presence at SEMA. Toyota teamed up with five axis to create this wild Yaris Club in the style of the Toyota 7 Can-Am car of old. Hyundai celebrated the introduction of the rear wheel drive Genesis. The highlight of their display was this Genesis Coupe turned into a racing car by Rhys Millen.

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I just bought my nfab bars for my siaervldo, there was missing powder coating and bent up tubes . not very cool, and i don't like how much clearance i lost..

Posted by Seffy on Tuesday, November 30th 1999 @ 07:00am GMT | #22339

What's the point? I mean . . . really . . . the orniigal Camaro was a good-looking car. Why go to this much trouble (and no doubt spend a lot) to alter an existing car? Seems like a ridiculous waste of money!

Posted by Aijamal on Tuesday, November 30th 1999 @ 07:00am GMT | #22239

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