Another SEMA has come & gone…
A bunch of us from the magazine attended this years show. There was a plethora of new & exciting products, cars & companies to check out. In fact, there is so much to document, we could not put it all into one article! So, for the next short while, we will be uploading some of the things we saw at SEMA 2021. Today, I thought I’d put together my top 50 photos from the show and show you all just how cool this place really is. However, I will be taking suggestions on what articles you guys & gals would like to see about the show. In the meantime, enjoy scrolling through the photos – let us know your favorite!
As we walked into the main hall, we were greeted by our friends over at Turn 14 Distribution. This track ready Tesla sat right at home in their booth.
Universal Air brought out this gorgeous widebody C8 Corvette. One of the best looking Corvettes at the show.
TopRank was showing off one of their imports. Such an incredible vehicle.
Ford had an impressive showing, as always. Lots of collaborative efforts, like this Mach E GT built by the Austin Hatcher Foundation.
Tucci Hot Rods brought the heat with multiple amazing one-offs like this custom Maverick.
Toyo’s Treadpass was one of our absolute favorite places to be. Every single car on display was stunning.
One of the cars that caught everyone’s attention was this TCP Magic widebody RX-7. I spy a wild Larry Chen in the background!
However, the most talked about car around this area was definitely this DeLorean. LS swapped, bagged & widebody.
The turbos are just hanging there.
Wooley might not agree with me here, but once you throw on some aero, the new Civic Si looks infinitely better. I’d track it.
Fortune Auto had quite the display piece. Tons of super rare & incredible parts on this FD.
TJ Hunt had several cars on display throughout the week.
Along with his 350Z, his Huracan was on display over at the Meguiars booth. The overhead lighting really made the cars pop.
This was our first time seeing the new Z06 in person. The verdict… where do we sign up???
The name of the game at SEMA 2021 was definitely bodykits. This PURPLE R35 stuck out all week long.
B is for Build brought out their Jumpacan – an ex-Lamborghini Huracan now powered by an LS. Wild stuff.
One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of wild trucks at this show. This is just ONE example of many.
Brian Scotto unveiled his new Quattro here at SEMA 2021. Perfect in every aspect.
… and right next door was possibly the coolest art installation a gearhead could ask for.
We really dig this new Bronco. All of the old graphics on it give it the perfect blend of new and old.
This truck… probably the tallest truck I have ever seen in person. Unbelievably tall.
Jason brought his all carbon R34 for Optima’s Time Attack. Yes, all carbon. The car weighs something like 2,700lbs.
Tanner Foust took Mike Rowe (from Dirty Jobs) out for a ride in his drift taxi Passat. The car features his new livery for 2021.
The Stradman brought a couple of cool cars…
His Veyron is definitely killer to see.
Jamie Orr towed this harlequin across the USA to the show. There is also an Atlas painted in a similar scheme, but I did not see it… the irony.
The Hoonigans brought so many cool cars. This 2JZ swapped Gallardo was one of the most talked about cars at the show.
They even brought a Halo Warthog!
Over at the Pit & Paddock booth, this modified F40 was stunning.
Right behind the F40, you’ll see RyWire’s Tesla swapped S2000.
This photo represents the car culture at SEMA – a good mix of old and new.
Not every day you get to see one of these!
Wheel & Tire Hall
Some booth cars were just insane. These guys went all out with their vehicle choices.
I’m pretty sure you could sell me anything as long as you have this MNP R34 for a selling point.
Stradman wasn’t the only one that brought a Bugatti to SEMA 2o21.
My personal favorite Porsche color – Rubystone Red. Always a great day when you see this color.
Alex Choi’s custom Huracan is a contender for the best car of the show. See that coffin looking thing in the hood? – That’s a wireless charger.
To those that are not sold on the 400Z, you need to see it in person.
Tavarish showed off his McLaren. To be truthful, I had no idea the car was complete! Crazy to see where this car came from.
Ryan from West Coast Customs showed off his copper Rolls Royce. Definitely polarizing, but I dig it!
The new Hummer is big… like, BIG. All that weight & enough torque to move mountains. Future tech is wild, y’all.
On a different note, this bagged dually Jeep is all around amazing. All of the custom bodywork, paint & even the engine. Well thought out.
Tanner Foust most definitely is not the only one getting sideways in Vegas. Look at the AWD tire smoke. Crazy, absolutely crazy.
Ford just knows how to throw a proper party.
Well, check this one off my list of “cars I need to see”. Chip Foose’s Hemisfear.
Take a good look. Yes, those are twin turbos.
Hoonigan knows how to get down. This C5 Vette is destroyed – properly sent.
Lastly, this LFA made everyone jealous they weren’t sitting in traffic.
I hope you all enjoyed this portion of our SEMA 2021 coverage. As mentioned, I will be covering different aspects of the show here shortly, so stay tuned. If you enjoyed this article, you’ll probably enjoy this one. If you are not already subscribed to our magazine, click here!
Text & Photos by Ben Battles