The sema show 2016
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the sema show
Earlier this month I recently traveled out to the West Coast for the first time ever to attend The SEMA Show. The SEMA Show was held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the massive Las Vegas Convention Center. I was there with my guys from Third World Society doing media coverage on the event for three day's.
I was so overwhelmed at all the amazing car builds, vendors, and how huge the convention center is. A lot of big names and models were in attendance at the event. Melissa Grace, Brooke Curtis, Magnus Walker, Sung Kang, Savanna Little, Jessica Kim, Sarir Karami, Yelinice, Rob Dahm, Bear Dellinger, and more. It was real treat to see my Zen Garage boss and best friend Justin Fox. We met up at the Toyo Tires Treadpass to sit down and catch up verses using Facebook Messenger all of the time. We shared so many laughs and excellent conversation even became fascinated by his Zeiss 35mm 1.4 lens that was attached to his Sony a7s. Creamy bokeh! Another friend of mine from Sydney, Australia was at the Turbosmart booth in South Hall upper level, I caught up with Melissa Grace. This woman is so fucking RAD! Super gorgeous and full of spunk! We spent nearly two hours talking and catching up on many different things.
Brooke Curtis (@brookecurtis4) at the American Force Wheels booth
Zen Garage owner and founder Justin Fox (@justinfoxau @zengarage) with Motor Mavens, Antonio Alvendia
Melissa Grace (@officialmelissagrace) at the Turbosmart booth
There were so many awesome booths with amazing builds. South Hall was jammed packed with epic booths and cars. Seibon Carbon had the new Civic Type R sedan with some very nice carbon fiber accents. Turbo By Garrett booth had the lovely Bear Dellinger signing posters for her fans (Bear cubs), taking selfies, and modeling the cars at the booth. Rob Dahm debuted his 4 rotor AWD Mazda RX-7. Quite a remarkable car! K&N had Chris Forsberg's new RB25DET swapped S30. I don't think I have seen a Z classic this well built before. This car is one of my favorite builds there! The car puts down 400-500hp also! Other booths such as AccuAir, Spec-D Tuning, Spyder, Dsport Magazine, Nascar, Ford, Lexus, and more. Outside of the South Hall there was American Force Wheels, ADT Wheels, Masscani Wheels, Forgiato Wheels. At the Toyo Tires booth outside of South Hall, Ken Block's twin-turbocharged Mustang is absolutely stunning! At the DUB Magazine booth, Kato-San and the rest of the Liberty Walk guys were there with their cars. Taking photos with fans, signing bought shirts, and even I got Kato-San to sign my SEMA badge. The Liberty Walk cars are a real work of art. Every build there is tastefully done proper.
The SEMA Show is an experience that I will never ever forget. I could go on and on about the event, cars, booths, and more. It's one hell of a car show! I can't wait to return next to cover and enjoy the euphoric atmosphere of SEMA.
Kori West at the Forgiato Wheels booth
Jessica Sunok and Alexis Cortez at the F1R Wheels booth
Liberty Walk's very own Kato-San signing a fan's cellphone
Shelby Dayton (@shelbyraedayton) at the Rolloface (@rollofaceusa) booth
Bear Dellinger (@beardellinger) at the Turbo By Garrett booth