Event Coverage: Sema 2012 Part 2.


The Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational is an event that happens every year right after SEMA so it’s only fitting that most (if not all) of the competing cars are on display at the show.

With a field consisting largely of classic American vehicles modified to go fast and handle pretty well every car with the OUSCI sticker on the door was right up my alley.

Since I had a manageable number of  OUSCI photos to edit  here from Vegas I’ve decided to dedicate part 2 of the 2012 SEMA coverage to a few note worthy vehicles.

Sunbeam Tiger built by Dale’s Resotrations
V8 pounds out 405hp to the wheels
Smokey and the Bandit styled Trans Am with Hotchkis goodies and Willwoods all around to keep it between the cones. Love the Year One Snowflakes too
Camaro with a Trans Am conversion, saw a couple of these throughout the show
A lot of these cars were on performance air from Ridetech
One of the later model Mustangs I quite liked
Reppin’ for Ontario!
Never seen a Lucra before, this one was all CF with a tube frame under it
LS3 under hood backed by a Tremec TKO 600RR transmisson
Taking a C5 to a road course sounds crazy but it’s got custom coils under it (yes it’s static) and 495 hp under the hood should do it alright
Don’t have a lot of info on this one but no doubt it’s as stout as the rest
This C10 was inside the show and absolutely gorgeous
Speaking of C10s, this and the one following it are simply incredible
Check out the wheel and brake setup, nutty
There’s a 500 horse LS2 under the hood
This truck is beautiful and sits on air and huge Forgeline wheels
I spent a solid 15 – 20 circling this truck
700hp 434 inside of a show worth engine bay
God how I would have loved to hear this thing run, also worth noting the Ridetech external reservoir there

There’s a notable Ring Brothers car missing from this post but it should show up later along with a few others…

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