In The Moment: SEMA-Mania

Well, it’s early November, so you know what that means. SEMA. This week, automotive industry members and car enthusiasts from around the world are gathering in Las Vegas for one of the planet’s largest and craziest car shows. Needless to say, the Speedhunters will be out in force.

You can expect all sorts of SEMA Show stories as the week goes on and we walk dozens of miles across the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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We’ll have event coverage, spotlights on our favorite vehicles and plenty of live updates on our Instagram channel so you can stay in the loop. The show doesn’t officially open until Tuesday, but we’ve already taken a peek inside and know there’s plenty of cool stuff being shown this year.

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It’s gonna be wild – as the SEMA Show always is. So stay tuned to these pages throughout the week as we make sure what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.

Mike Garrett
Instagram: japanifornia_media
mike@speedhunters.com

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1

That rocket bunny kit on the s14 looks like it would be at home on an offroad rally build.

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90nissanS13@my350z

johnbezt  I concur.

3

Rusty slammington is back!

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90nissanS13@my350z johnbezt  someone has done it.

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90nissanS13@my350z johnbezt  I personally like the twin headlight with Datsun grille, looks ace!

6

Wait, what where is that beloved shark nose !?!

7

We must have a feature on Rusty's resurrection!

8

PeterJ  the internet is currently breaking, have a google =D

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JakWhite PeterJ Personally I think it's gone a bit too far(or not far enough depending how you look at it). Something no longer gels for me....is it street with race feels, or is it race while still trying to retain street feels. I'll see if it grows on me.
The internet as whole isn't really breaking, maybe in the car world.

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Yikes!

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Spaghetti JakWhite PeterJ That's kind of the point.  The car doesn't fit in any "genre", it's a bizarre mix of all things automotive.

12

That car is a showcar and a half. Even though I'm an oldschool ride guy I wouldn't mind having that in my garage!

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It's certainly taken on the more is more thing pretty well. I'm more of a less is more person. No hate, just not feeling it as much as I used to.

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JakWhite 90nissanS13@my350z johnbezt Oh now that is something else!

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SnoozinRichy JakWhite 90nissanS13@my350z johnbezt I have no problems with this.

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Gianluca FairladyZ

That Rocket Bunny S14... I bet a lot of people will think it's a baby challenger.. Epic :D

17

Sema is not open to the public right? Only to the auto industry and builders?

18

Yah. You have to be in the industry and be a part of SEMA i.e. paying your yearly dues.

19

Spaghetti agreed. and the slant lips on the back wheels do not fit the style at all. oh well

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JakWhite PeterJ Spaghetti AceAndrew2 I'm a purist so I love when someone does this type of thing. This is no longer a street machine, because racecar. Is that multi point suspension, aluminum buckets, fancy stiffened a pillars? It looks like a CSL homage made out of a 5 series.

A+ would drool over again.

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If it gets tracked, and tracked hard, then I'm all for it. If it's been built to look like it'll go to the track, but doesn't, then I'll be let down. That'll make it a build purely for "likes" and attention, which would be sad IMO. And even though all Rusty incarnations have been about attention, at least all the previous builds saw the street, which I doubt this will. Hoping it sees hard track time, not just show/internet time.

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Wildcardfox Actually, you can go online and buy a ticket as a buyer for about $35 or so.  And the ticket is good for the whole week....

In order to quality as a "buyer" you need to own a business or be sent there on behalf of a business"...I cheated the system in 2003 and entered as a buyer of a shop that I "created".  Faked a business card and everything...as stated on their website (At the time of picking up your tickets at will call, you will need to present one of the following.....i.e. business card).  

Worked like a charm.  The show is amazing in person.

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Gianluca FairladyZ That one actually has a Bluebird grill on it. I Thought it was a "pro-street" 70s Datsun till i looked at the C-pillar.

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Gianluca FairladyZ

dadecode Gianluca FairladyZ  Yeah now that you say it. Didn't notice it. But personally prefer the Challenger grill. Fits the shape of the car a little it more.

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