Event Coverage: Sema 2013 – Part. 1

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I’m sure by now most of your social media feeds are flooded with content from the 2013 SEMA show, which is justifiable because as usual this years show looks awesome.

Like yourselves I am not in Vegas this year but rather at home in Toronto wishing I’d have gone.

However this doesn’t mean I don’t have any original coverage for the site. Rob McJannett (@pispeedshops) and his brother Andy McJannett (@ehmcj) of Performance Improvements embarked on a journey of epic proportions that concluded in Vegas for SEMA.

With Andy at the wheel, Rob behind the camera, and me turning the knobs back here in Toronto, there will be no shortage of photos on Stance Is Everything from both SEMA and the Texas Mile.

Like years previous today’s coverage will start outside the convention centre on the day which some have deemed the storm before the storm.

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Since Rob and Andy were there before the show officially kicked off they caught a few people putting that last coat of wax on their cars before the show
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Knowing where this is parked I am curious if the owner managed to get a hose to this beautiful Impala
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Looks like this car has changed some since I saw it in 2010
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I feel like this isn’t the first zombie ready Veloster I’ve seen…
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I beleive this Challenger is part of the annual ‘Dub’ Show at SEMA
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Damn near half the rim tucked on this truck…
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Looks like a great looking build and those tails almost look like microphones…
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Very interesting looking Thunderbird
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Wide e92 on equally wide Rotiforms
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Nice to see this generation of Prelude still kicking around at events
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Dave Carapetyan’s Pikes Peak EVO
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I love everything about this Garett Turbocharged Beetle
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Once again there looks to be no shortage of BR-Z/86/FR-S models…
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If I am not mistaken this is the second Rocket Bunny Kit for this car
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Bagged BRZ with a cool frost blue wrap(?)
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As always some awesome trucks were sitting outside the convention centre

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Sema always seems to have an abundance of great C10s
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LS powered of course
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…and suddenly I want a brand new truck
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God damn I love a good looking van
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This Corvair would have made a great addition to the Corvair Theme Tuesday
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A look at what lurks within
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Awesome looking y50, love the purple and nice to see a restrained use of camber
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Elvis from Stance Nation drove his LS400 from Cali for the show
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Fitment calculated pefectly
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The Hot Rods at SEMA are always so interesting, looks like I could have spent a lot of time pouring over the details of this
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Speaking of details this bike looks to be chock full of them
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Awesome looking Valiant, not something I see too often at shows
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It’s nice to see that though the engine bay is fresh it doesn’t clash with the exterior
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…which retains a fair bit of patina
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I’ve been following this Cutworm Specialities build for awhile now so missing it at SEMA this year is a bit of a bummer for me

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Looks like a lot of other people dig it as well
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Beautiful sled!
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Curious how much ‘Genesis’ is left in this build
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Year after year the Optima Ultimate Street Car challenge vehicles are some of the most interesting

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This 54 Cab Over is AWESOME

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Tail lights filled with goo and bugs to match the ‘Fermented Fruit’ theme
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Boosted powerplant
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Thing of beauty really

Lots more coverage to come stay tuned!


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6 COMMENTS

  1. Great update and I concur the “Fermented Fruit” truck is particularly awesome. Those tail lights!

    Thanks for your site

  2. fermented fruit very cool detals! also that garret setup is the best looking turbo kit for a bug ive ever seen

  3. fermented fruit very cool detals! also that garret setup is the best looking turbo kit for a bug ive ever seen

  4. Thanks for a new desktop background, love that cutworm specialties rod.
    Also that fermented fruit truck is so badass. But don’t be fooled, it’s not real rust/patina, just well done paint. And is it a COE still? Haha.

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