Poll: That Sema State Of Mind

In just a few short days, the 2012 SEMA Show will kick off in Las Vegas, beginning one of the busiest weeks of the year for the North American branch of the Speedhunters crew. As we soak up these last few moments of calm before the madness in Vegas begins, we thought we’d start a little pre-SEMA discussion.

What are YOU looking forward to seeing this year? Which car models will emerge as the stars of the show in 2012? More generally speaking, what do you enjoy most about the SEMA Show? Is it the OEM displays? The classics? Tuner cars? New products? Is it something else?

Vote and discuss below.

-Mike


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38 comments
Baljit Singh
Baljit Singh

Looking forward to a lot of new gen BMW's and GT86/FRS's.

LS1RX7_owen
LS1RX7_owen

Factory Five Racing is showing their newest lineup that includes the SpeedHunters audience oriented Project 818 in R and S trims, I cant wait to read more and get the chance to drive one asap as well as building my own! Sick world car idea and amazing performance for the price. Next to the FR-S this has to be the next big thing in "our scene" and I am stoked!

jkresty
jkresty

The white Merc? Looks like it was created by a 13yo NFS gamer, I just puked in my mouth a bit. Justin Kresty Cuyahoga County

SVT_Bryan
SVT_Bryan

Please PLEASE stop by the Factory Five Racing display and check out the Project 818.  It's a 2 seat, mid engine, rear drive, 1,800 lbs, sports/race car kit with WRX drivetrain.  Considering you can build it for less than 15,000 USD it's going to be a game changer for grassroots motorsports!

Coca Scola
Coca Scola

The Giovanna wheels section with the half naked strippers posing as models.

thermos
thermos

Chin up guys. Sema a few years back was frequently a grotesque display of what a shop could do summed up in one car, usually painted some horrific shade of green or orange. However, despite the lambo cover car for this article, I'd say a lot of shops are actually building tasteful cars with a sense of direction and attention to detail and ingenuity.

Corey K
Corey K

Seeing the crazy builds is amazing but I really get excited about the new products that push the industry forward!

JDMized
JDMized

A decade ago SEMA was THE show. Now it attracts the wrong crowd/ "tuners" that aren't even into cars....sad.

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

Pardon my French, but WTF are tuner cars?

kyle olason
kyle olason

I am going as an engineering student. I want to take it all in for my project car, but to me tuner cars also contains the pro-touring branch of muscle cars because most pro-touring cars are no longer the old classic muscle. I want to take in the exotics as well though because I have only seen 2 or 3 lamborghinis, audi R8s, and a gtr up in North Dakota. We don't see much in this agricultural part of the world. Going to be taking a lot of photos hopefully.

BlackJacket
BlackJacket

i wish i was going :(  maybe next year 

Sam
Sam

No all of the above option lol

Fearedisx
Fearedisx

I love seeing the tuners. Especially everyday cars pushed to the max.

I don't know if I'm the only nerd who plays GT5, but I'm also excited to see which cars Polyphony Digital will pick to be in GT6...haha.

Tegboy
Tegboy

Evasive motorsports frs will be THE car of SEMA this year.

EA
EA

New Products

JDMized
JDMized

You need to move to California if you wanna see more exotics and more tuned imports.

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@kyle olason I wish people would stop using the term "tuner" when describing cars. Tuners are the people who tune cars, not the cars itself.

Nikhil_P
Nikhil_P

 @Dekro i hope it makes all the right noises...if you get what i mean!!! check out gtplanet.net if your into your GT series btw!

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@Dekro Now, by "tuners" do you mean the people behind modified cars at SEMA?

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@EthanGuzzi @JDMized The term itself is "ricey", how's that?

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@King7two Imports to whom? I hate when SH uses "ricer" terminology.

robzor
robzor

@apex_DNA you are OCD about this man, let it go. Who cares? People like cars, shops that modify cars, and whatever else. Go teach English if you are so worried about a definition.

2bAUS
2bAUS

@apex_DNA think he was having a cheek dig there

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@h22wut And why is that, ignoramus?

robzor
robzor

 @Robo_No1  @apex_DNA  I really don't care, as long as everyone understands what you are trying to talk about. With an international audience I don't think SH is ever going to settle in on a single vocabulary. tuners is fine by me, modified cars, cars with not original parts, just plain old "cars", autos, anything.

Robo_No1
Robo_No1

 @apex_DNA  @robzor (serious question) How would you like them to be referred to?

 

The term was used to differentiate them from "normal" cars, I don't think it was an application for it to put into the Oxford dictionary. 

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

@robzor I'm just sick of people using the term improperly. It's like saying hot rodder cars, drifter cars, or racer cars...it's dumb.

JDMized
JDMized

 @MattClarke The car is VERY original, designed with lots of inspiration from GT cars in Japan as well as DTM cars.

Nakajima san knows what he's doing, and I bet you that with the right amount of power this FR-S is capable of some good timing!


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