Event Coverage: Sema 2013 – Part. 4

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The finish line is just around with corner with this years SEMA coverage provided by Performance Improvements, and today we’ve got photos  from Rob’s last day at the show before he and his brother mashed the loud pedal back to Ontario.

There is a diverse collection of vehicles and displays today including two cars representing Ontario well in Vegas which is always awesome to see.

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Car Crazy Canada’s Best Winner Joey Dube’s 1970 Ford Torino
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Congrats once again to him on his win, must have been an awesome expirence
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This 65 GTO was also part of the Meguair’s  Car Crazy Showcase
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With each day that passes I fall further in love with 50’s era Chevy pickups
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The latest look for Air Lifts’s bagged Beetle
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The beautiful Impala wagon from Part 1
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This Ontario truck has received a lot of love in 2013 and for damn good reason, it’s really an outstanding build
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I love the IRS setup and custom bed

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Jame’s Shipka’s 68 Camaro, finished 27 of 50+ cars in this years Ultimate Street Car Challenge
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Tried to find more info on this car but came up with nothing… anyone?

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Love this ’59 series 62 Caddy from Sic Chops
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Meanwhile indoors someone got a hold of a bedazzler…
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Nice to see Zingers still getting carted around
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This is a Turbonetics Industrial turbo, designed to run at 75psi for hours at a time
That's a Nexus 10 for size comparison
That’s a Nexus 10 for size comparison….
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Badger Air Bus Co’s very peculiar Bus

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Can’t say they didn’t follow through on a theme
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As a Mustang owner I’m sure Rob spent plenty of time looking at this one
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Beauty foxbody….
I bet this sounds incredible
…that I’ll bet this sounds amazing
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More motor porn, fairly sure those headers could also sing a nice tune
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Had one shot of this Oldsmobile in part 2 of the coverage, but Rob got a few closer snaps on day 4

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I almost mistook this K5 Blazer with c10 of a similar color scheme

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Sixth generation Suburbans are not exactly my favorite, but this one in the Accel booth is awesome
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I have serious engine bay envy.
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More accustom to 64’s done this way but this 68 looks pretty damn good

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Interesting that two years in a row there have been Impalas at SEMA with phantom grills
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Can’t even begin to imagine the number of hours in this engine bay

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Ring Brothers Pantera

I had originally earmarked the Ring Brothers 71 Pantera build for  a SEMA show stopper but to keep this year’s SEMA coverage from dragging on too long I’ve decided to include it here.

Dubbed ADRNLN this Pantera has ditched the Windsor in favor of a supercharged LS3 and features an incredible interior design by Nike. Yes Nike shoes Nike.

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The interior was designed by Nike’s ‘skunkworks’ design team and just might be one of my favorite features of the build

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Of course I am also quite fond of the 600hp LS3
Of course I am also quite fond of the 600hp LS3
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Problem Child Kustoms helped with a lot of the visual changes on this car
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I can’t decide on the headlights…
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…I really like pop ups but if they had to go this isn’t a bad compromise
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19″ HRE’s hide Baer brakes
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Pretty cool they had a photo of a standard Pantera so people would know just how far this car had come

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4 COMMENTS

  1. The Badger Air Bus was built on that ridiculous History Channel show with Counts Kustoms. (cant remember the name) But it was Horny Mikes (or something like that) bus

    • Stephanie thanks for stopping by. I actually had no idea that was your car not being at the show personally myself.

      Both you and your husbands work is inspiring! Sorry to hear about your loss but happy to see that you Jae lives on through you, your work, and the love of lowriders!

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