The 2013 SEMA Show Coverage…Part 3…

What’s up all. Welcome back to our continuing coverage of the 2013 SEMA Show. Today is going to be a little different than the previous two posts. Instead of perusing the halls for great builds, I turn my attention to the outside area to see some of the cars on display out front. The cars out front are typically cars that weren’t reserved for booths within the halls of the show but that doesn’t make them any less impressive. There is a great variety of vehicles out front and I usually will wait until towards the end of the show or early in the mornings to check these cars out. The lighting is a little harsh during the middle of the days anyway so I have a much easier time getting good shots of the cars during those times. As always, I’ll try to give you guys as much insight as I can about the cars posted…

If you missed the first two SEMA ’13 posts, please click the links below…

The 2013 SEMA Show Coverage…Part 1…

The 2013 SEMA Show Coverage…Part 2…

Once you’re all caught up, take a look below at some of the SEMA display vehicles outside…

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I enjoy lowrider builds, I really do. Normally I would have covered more of them during my visit to the SEMA show but this year, I didn’t find myself shooting a whole lot of lowrider content. I snapped a photo of this ’62 Impala Wagon because it belongs to the late, great, Jae Bueno. Jae was a photographer for Lowrider magazine along with his wife and they made great strides for the Lowrider community here on the West Coast. We met a couple years back and became friends. He was a follower of my work and I was a great fan of his. As many of you know, Bueno passed away just five months ago and the world lost a great talent and human being. It was great to see his Impala on display in front of the show for all to admire…

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Not too far away from Bueno’s Impala was this nice, clean, Civic hatchback on Work Emotion CRs. The exterior was a bit plain jane but a closer look at the engine bay revealed much more…

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Under the hood (or lack thereof), was a K20 swap that was further motivated by the help of a Jackson Racing supercharger…

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Also interesting was the DC5 RSX dashboard that had been retrofitted into the Civic interior. It’s kind of hard to see here in the photo but it also had door panels and all that had all been redone. Really cool build that is much more than meets the naked eye…

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Bagged Subaru BRZ from Team 16Niss on SSR Professor SP1. Love the SSR graphic along the sides…

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R35 Nissan GTR on HRE wheels…

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Widebody EVO X on white Volk Racing TE37SL….

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Sid Tracy’s “Encore” 1969 Pontiac Firebird by BBT Fabrications seated on Forgeline ZX3P wheels…

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Love the engine bay on Tracy’s Firebird that features a Mast Motorsports GM LSx motor…

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Another SEMA favorite of mine was this ’69 Plymouth Valiant built by Greening Auto Company and owned by Don Montgomery. The outside has a very rugged appearance thanks to natural junkyard patina that’s been protected using a Glasurit satin clear…

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Contrasting the raw appearance of the exterior is a much more refined engine bay that holds a 6.4L Hemi engine with eight-stack injection controlled by Holley electronic management…

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The interior is also highly detailed with fully customized interior trim and panels. The dash is also completely custom, filled with a plethora of aftermarket gauges and a LCD head unit…

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Ryan Venturine’s 1965 Ford Mustang built by Scott’s Hotrods and Customs. It was built on a custom Scott’s chassis and has over 100 individual body modifications. The motor is a Roush Racing engine with an American Autowire engine harness…

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Widebody Infiniti M on new AME Shallen wheels in a raw metal finish…

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CLS 55 AMG on Rotiform WRW…

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Nissan GTR from Jotech Racing featuring HKS’ GT1000 package. The kit is a 4.1L stroker motor that has HKS cams, HKS Hi-Flow surge tanks, twin injector kit, fuel pump upgrade, and GT1000 turbine…

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Jotech Racing twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo…

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Interesting interior on this bagged Chevy pick-up…

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Another of those highly-modified Ford Transit Connect Wagons that I talked about in Part 2…

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Absolutely loved this custom Mobsteel FedEx freight delivery truck. As I stated in an Instagram post during that week, “Now your packages can come even slower and more damaged”, haha. In all seriousness though, this is pretty awesome and one of the hit builds of the SEMA ’13 show….

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1967 Chevy Chevelle coupe built by Goolsby Customs…

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Under the hood of the Chevelle is Kenne Bell-supercharged LS3 engine done in a black/wrinkle red motif…

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The black/red theme is also carried into the interior of the Chevelle…

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Hasport/Circuit Monster K-turbocharged Honda Prelude race car with Moton suspension, custom aero, and bronze Work Emotion wheels…

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Spoon CR-Z that was shipped over here directly from Spoon Sports Japan. Go-Tuning currently has the race car and I plan to go over there very soon to check it out and to get some more detailed shots of it….

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Jordan Innovations’ Vortech supercharged, GM LSx-swapped, widebody FD3S RX-7…

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Eurostop USA’s wild widebody turbocharged E30 BMW sedan….

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Job Design-equipped Lexus GS on Work Zistance W10M wheels…

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VeilSide Ver.III widebody 350Z from Croll’s Customs on display for Rohana wheels…

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Elvis Skender from Stance:Nation’s VIP LS400 build on white-faced step-lip Work VS-XX wheels with gold hardware. Definitely one of my favorite U.S. VIP builds at the moment. I do have to admit that I preferred the car on the Work Meister S1 wheels though. It spotlighted the Futura brakes much better and gave the car a much more aggressive appearance…

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One of the most unique builds of the 2013 SEMA Show was this custom 2000 Ford Ranger. Everything just comes together so well with the build and shows the execution is key when modding such a uncommon format. It was built by “Little Shop of Horrors” from Nashville, Tenn. and tucks 22/24-inch staggered wheels….

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The completely shaved and customized engine bay houses a small block Ford 5.0L engine…

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The interior is unlike any interior you’ve ever seen in a Ranger and encompasses both retro and modern elements…

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Nice touch in the back of the Ranger which uses a tailgate from an older generation Ranger that has been integrated seamlessly into the body…

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Closing out Part three for today with some detailed shots of one of the most wicked builds of the 2013 SEMA Show, which is this 1954 turbo-diesel GMC truck that was built in just 10 days time…

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The truck, dubbed “Fermented Fruit”, was built by Welder Up Fabrications for John Stearns Fruit Farm and will be featured on a new Discovery Channel TV show in 2014…

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Fermented Fruit is bagged on 20-inch wheels with dual rear end…

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Love all the great details touches on the truck. One of my favorite modifications were the taillights that are actually Mason jars complete with dead beetles inside and all. Mason jars, if you don’t know, are used to preserve fruits which carries on the theme of the entire build…

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The powerplant of the GMC Fermented Fruit is a 6 BT Cummins turbo diesel built by Industrial Injection capable of 450HP…

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Awesome to think that it was just built in 10 days. After seeing this thing in person, I’m honestly excited to check out the show it’ll be on next year so I can see it all come together….

That’s all for today. Hope you guys enjoyed all the randomness of the SEMA Show. Thanks for looking. Part 4 of 5 coming tomorrow…

3 thoughts

  1. The Stranger is awesome I got to see it at the Detroit Autorama and was blown away by the interior.

    Fermented Fruit is probably my fav vehicle of the entire show though…

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