SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) is the trade show of all trade shows in the automotive world. The halls are filled with the latest and oftentimes greatest aftermarket parts in the industry. The show takes place in Las Vegas and continues to grow every year: in size, in the number of cars attending, and, most notably, the number of people walking the many aisles. It’s just insane … in a good way.
At the SEMA show you’ll come across just about every brand of car ranging from vintage, modern, concept, and even some we have no clue as to what they are. Wild trucks, immaculately restored and top-notch muscle cars, vintage drag cars brought back from the dead, and a smattering of European supercars are all part of the SEMA gig.
Fortunately for us Bowtie faithful, SEMA is an oasis of the hottest Chevy muscle cars appearing on the automotive world’s grandest stage. It’s where builders fuss with hood and door gaps until they are precise and perfect. After all, these guys are here to impress and one skipped step can break their reputation. Word travels fast these days, and these folks want to be on the good side of the social media world.
Builders put their best foot forward to show their paint, fabrication, and ingenuity skills. Some are home runs while others completely miss the ball. With that said, we came across some brilliant builds and are excited to share our favorite cars from the 2018 SEMA Show. CHP
Photos by Nick Licata