SEMA Show 2011 Coverage…Part 4…

Let’s jump right back into the ongoing SEMA 2011 coverage by your’s truly, Stickydiljoe and The Chronicles. I’m glad you guys have enjoyed it so far and even liked the photos from the first industry party we attended. There’s so much more and photos from two more parties as well, along with some photos from a local meet we went to where I met the Tactical Art guys. I finally finished going through all of the actual show coverage from the memory card today and there isn’t that much more. I think maybe we are looking at 3 more parts possibly? I’ll have to double check. As far as the show pics go, it’s only a couple more sets but when I throw the party and other random stuff in there, the number of photos grows a bit…

When we last left off, we had started day 2 of the SEMA show, which was a Wednesday. May and stayed behind to get some work done for her job and it was just DPK David and Jared that cruised back to the show with me. There were a couple more sections that we missed along the way and two of the things that we wanted to make sure and see was Bisimoto’s 997-swappped Porsche and the Scion booth. The Scion section is always good because they select a couple of individuals in the industry every year to participate in their Scion Tuner Challenge. For 2011, Scion rolled out their new 2012 Scion iQ and wanted to see what tuners like Jon Sibal and Evasive Motorsports could do with them…I want to mention in advance that I had more photos of Jon Sibal’s iQ, which ultimately won the competition, but they came out shitty and blurry so I didn’t want to post them up. Jon’s and the Evasive iQ, in my opinion, were the only ones that were notable in the competition anyway so if you want to see the other competitors, you’re going to have to look elsewhere. One of them had like, low offset XXR wheels or some shit and an exhaust coming out of the trunk, it wasn’t a good look at all so I didn’t even bother with it…sorry if I sound like an asshole for saying that but realistically, I knew I would have close to a 1000 photos to go through and if it didn’t peak my interest, I wasn’t going to try and fuck with it…Anyways, on with the photos…

This is the Scion “iQ-RS” that was built by Evasive Motorsports. It was completely race-inspired and had a lot of cool parts on it. Jon Sibal’s was more catered to a broader audience and that’s why I felt like it deserved to win the challenge, but it didn’t mean that the Evasive car wasn’t equally as deserving of recognition…

Voltex aero and the newly released Advan Racing RT wheels…

Interior even had a six-point cage and a number of custom interior pieces…

Love the custom Stack tachometer….

The Scion “iQ-RX” by Jon Sibal…Jon’s iQ featured HRE wheels, VeilSide aero, and Airrunner suspension…

Scion FR-S Concept…I was pretty excited to see this thing in person finally…

The “Pit Boss Cartel iQ”…

After checking out the Scion section, we headed back to the North Hall, which was the hall that I wasn’t really all that excited about because there normally isn’t anything to look at. It’s the hall that has all the new tools, seat covers and shit, just a bunch of random stuff and sometimes they will have a nice car here and there…We decided to head in with low expectations. I remember from previous years that I usually only go to the North Hall to see the Mazda sections. I don’t know why they are stuck in that hall every year but it never fails, I walked inside and instantly found them…

Mazdaspeed Turbo2…

Mazdaspeed MX-5 Spyder… really like what they did with the fabric convertible top…

Original Mazda Cosmo Sport…The Cosmo Sport is actually the first 2-rotor rotary-engine powered vehicle to be produced in Mazda’s family lineage… The last generation Eunos Cosmo from the 90s was the first Mazda to be powered by the 3-rotor 20B rotary engine that you see now being swapped into RX-7s…

Models from the Mazdaspeed booth…I realized later that the girl on the right is Amanda Gift, who has been in a couple issues of Super Street magazine in the past. You might recognize her more for looking like this…

Jared, hungover still from the night before and wearing sunglasses indoors, posing with a model from some booth I’ve never heard of…

After realizing that we were correct in our assumption that there was nothing to look at in this hall, we decided to hop back to the other hall to check out some more cars…

This lime green widebody R35 GT-R from Jotech Motorsports was pretty sick…It was stuffed in the corner and was probably over looked by many because I haven’t really seen any other photos of it floating around online…

Liked this E-Class Benzo that was inside the Injen booth…

Teal-wrapped Lancer Sportback also in the Injen booth….

A lovely model from the Spyder Auto booth…This booth was stocked with models the entire week and up until this very moment in time, I am still unaware of what they do or what products they sell…

Another great build from Ringbrothers…

Nice chop top action on this street rod…

A heavily-modified ’69 Plymouth Roadrunner built by Spitzer Concepts dubbed “The Roadrattler”… SEMA 2011 served as the grand unveiling for this build and the 528 cubic inch motor makes 790HP with a 500HP nitrous assist…

It took us awhile to find but we finally stumbled upon the NGK booth where the Bisimotowerks 997-swapped Porsche 911 was parked…

Custom sheet metal widebody and Bisimotowerks Eins Gramm wheels…

It was crazy to even see this car in this nearly-completed state considering how the build finished in the 11th hour before departing to SEMA….

Walked over to the Mackin Industries booth to see what was new from Volk Racing/Rays Engineering… The wheel above is the new Volk Racing G16 wheel…

The new Volk Racing TE37 Tokyo Time Attack wheel…

Volk Racing TE37Vs coming soon in sizes other than 15′s…

New Project Mu brakes available in other colors than their signature teal hue….

Over at the Advan Racing area, I stopped to take a look at one of my favorite wheels of all time, which coincidentally, were also one of the most copied wheels of the early 2000s; Advan AVS Model 5s, which I guess are being released as the AVS Model T5….

’56 Cadillac aka “Badillac”, owned by Pete Pettenon…

Anyone notice anything different about the Eibach Springs Honda CR-Z?…

A lot of casual passerby’s glanced and kept walking without even noticing that the CR-Z is now K24-swapped thanks to Brian from Hasport… It was also supposed to be supercharged but time just didn’t permit that from happening…

….And the winner for “Best of Show” at the 2011 SEMA show goes to…

The Ringbrothers 1965 Ford Mustang “Producer”….

Keith Craft 351/427 stroker V8 making 740HP…

Full custom interior featuring a one-off dashboard and chromoly roll cage…

A glimpse of the cage and it’s hard to tell from this photo but the entire body has also been widened 4-inches….

Sorry for the crappy shot of the rear…

Another one of my favorites from the 2011 SEMA show….Kevin Byrd’s GM LS-swapped 1990 BMW M3….

GM Performance Products LS3 motor making around 500HP…

Love the “LSM3″ represented on the valve covers…

E30 M3s have to be one of the best-looking cars ever built…boxy in design, yes, but the flared body of the M3 chassis has a timeless, always recognizable look…The BBS wheels, swap, and everything come together for a amazing build. The chassis has seen all sorts of reinforcement too from what we saw when the owner was detailing the car to another onlooker….

Hennessey Venom GT….1200HP via a twin-turbo GM LSx engine…

Chrome green painted Chevy Camaro sitting at the GM booth, representing Hot Wheels….

This year, GM was busy spotlighting their new Chevy Sonic, which looks a lot like a mini toy version of a Mitsubishi Evo X…

Tjin Edition Chevy Sonic…

Fatlace Chevy Sonic hatchback built by Mark Arcenal….

Really liked the chameleon color-shifting paint…

I didn’t even know that this Sonic was Fatlace’s until Gene Tjin told me…apparently the car is not even on air, and sits hammered to the floor on coilovers…The Rotiform wheels are nice and the center almost matches the interior, which I’m sure was intentional…

This year for SEMA, GM was celebrating “100 years of Chevrolet” so to commemorate that event, they had two 50-year old men laying on the floor next to an old Chevelle…

David was busy talking to Sunny over at the Airrex booth about his Honda Insight, so I walked over to the K-Sport section and snapped a photo of this model at their booth just as she was headed to the restroom….

She probably had to go pee real bad but it didn’t stop us from making Jared take a picture with her….

Another shot of Sunny’s Honda Insight from Franklin Autobody….

These two guys were taking the whole “human tripod” thing to a whole new level…If the dude on the bottom was laying down face up, I wouldn’t have take this photo and ran away quickly…

We stopped by the Honda area and ran into the Tjin brothers, so we chatted with them for a bit along with Preston from Function & Form…

We hung out there for a little bit before heading back to the hotel…it was the end to day two of the SEMA show and it was time to party once again…

Oh I also snapped this photo of this Imola Red E39 M5 aka “LoLa” on the way out…

That’s all for today…thanks for looking, back with more tomorrow….

 

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3 thoughts on “SEMA Show 2011 Coverage…Part 4…

  1. Wow, great coverage as always! Is there a build thread of the Bisimotowerks 911 anywhere? I would love to see more pics of that thing!

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