If you love hot Chevys, you’d love the SEMA Show. SEMA, which stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association, puts on its annual trade show this time every year and everyone from aftermarket companies, show owners and OE manufacturers invade Las Vegas. How big are SEMA and the SEMA Show? The automotive aftermarket is a $33 billion a year industry and this event is the second largest trade show in the country after Consumer Electronics.
While walking the 1.5 million square feet of show floor, you are bound to find insane creations from all over North America (the original Batmobile is on display this year). SEMA is also famous for debuts of the hottest new builds. This can be anything from a street rod to a ’55 Chevy to a new special-edition Camaro from Chevrolet. Yesterday, Pro Touring legend (and Chevrolet engineer) Mark Stielow debuted his latest and most ambitious build yet, a mind-blowing ’69 Camaro. This vehicle pushes the boundaries of what can be done to a classic car. It’s got electronic anti-lock brakes, a 953-horsepower supercharged Lingenfelter 427 LS, a full Detroit Speed suspension, but that only tells part of the story. Every piece that went on this car—every sub-system, no matter how big or small—has been modified, altered or somehow perfected. Look for a feature in Super Chevy ASAP.
En route to our first meeting today, we started snapping photos of some of the incredible Chevys we spotted. Here are eight standouts. Stay tuned for more web-exclusive stories today and all week.