Attending SEMA 2017, an automotive accessories extravaganza

The SEMA show is an annual extravaganza in Las Vegas, Nevada showcasing the latest in automotive accessories. SEMA is more than just cool car accessories, it’s a place where vendors show off their products in flashy fashion. Because the show is so massive in scale, it’s imperative for vendors to stand out from the crowd—so many, who have the budget, deck out cars, bikes and truck like nothing you’ve seen before.

The average car junkie or gear guy would salivate attending the SEMA show, but unfortunately, it is only open to those within the industry… and, to the media. That’s how I got to attend, because I was on the look-out for some of the coolest new gadgets that could be used on a road trip, which I will share in an upcoming post. In the meantime, I thought I would share a few photos from the SEMA event, with a link below to a photo gallery of my favorite horsepower eye-candy.

One of the coolest cars at the 2017 SEMA show

This hot rod had one of the prettiest paint jobs of any vehicle at the show, it was meticulous.

Grave Digger truck at SEMA by

This massive truck is known as The Grave Digger, it houses a 540 cubic inch Merlin motor with an output of 1450hp.

Artwork on wheels at the SEMA show

Some of the creations at the show looked like works of art on wheels. This had to be the sexiest car at the show.

Rat Rod at SEMA show by

If you watch the Discovery Channel, you may have seen “Las Vegas Rat Rods,” about the crazy shop that makes vehicles that transcends even the limits of the rat rod culture. I ran across several of these creations throughout the show. This might have been the coolest one of the bunch. The Cummins twin-turbo diesel puts out 1,250hp, and 1,600hp  if you switch on the nitrous.

If you’ve ever been to the SEMA show, please leave a comment below and share your experience. Click here to see more amazing photos from the 2017 SEMA show.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


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