The 2013 SEMA Show Coverage…Part 4…

Here are the links to the previous three parts if you missed any of them…

The 2013 SEMA Show Coverage…Part 1…

The 2013 SEMA Show Coverage…Part 2…

The 2013 SEMA Show Coverage…Part 3…

Just one more part left after today and we’ll close out the series. Have a great weekend and enjoy Part 4 below. It’s a little shorter than the previous three posts since it is a weekend and time is fleeting…

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Starting off this set with a very unique build; Echert’s Rod & Customs’ Mach Forty build, which is an amalgamation of both a 1969 Ford Mach 1 and a 2006 Ford GT40 super car…

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How it works is that they used a modern GT40 chassis, and integrated the panels and styling of the classic Mach 1 Ford. This would essentially make it a modern day Mach 1 that still looks very much like the original, just with new technology and performance upgrades…

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Because it is still originally a GT40 super car, the layout of the car remains mid-engine rear wheel drive. The Mach Forty is powered by a 5.4L dual overhead cam Ford motor that is boosted via a Whipple supercharger that is drive-by-wire. The car has also been converted to a Flex Fuel system…

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One of the really cool features about this build is that its base horsepower can literally be controlled via a dial inside the cockpit. You can either start out at 600HP or turn the dial up to 850HP. Pretty crazy….

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Fat Chance 2.0, which I was first introduced to three years ago. The 300C is powered by a Mopar Gen. III 426 big block crate motor with an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger that puts the power numbers an upwards of 600. Very detailed and well-rounded build that really needs to be seen in person to really be appreciated…

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The GM LSx-powered Chrysler Conquest/Starion that you’ve seen numerous times on The Chronicles this year, particularly in our coverage of the Modified Magazine Ultimate Street Car Shootout….

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1966 Ford Mustang that, like the Mach Forty and Conquest, was competing in Optima Batteries’ Ultimate Street Car Invitational that took place after the SEMA Show… If you want to know more about the competition, CLICK HERE

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Speedconcepts’ widebody SLS AMG that is supercharged and makes just around 800HP. This creation is also a part of the Ultimate Street Car Invitational…

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Forgeline GA1R wheels on the SLS AMG….

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These aren’t anywhere near affordable or at all common so it was pretty interesting to encounter an SLS AMG with a custom widebody kit, supercharged, and caged…

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Damion Campbell’s 1963 Pontiac Tempest with a built 383 motor paired with a Tremec 5-speed transmission and 9-inch full-floater Moser rear end…

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Yet another Ultimate Street Car competitor was this 1981 Pontiac Trans Am, powered by a Wegner-built 416 LS3 engine with a Lysholm 3.3L twin-screw supercharger…

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Very odd-looking Forgiato wheels on this widebody E92 BMW coupe…

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One of the centerpieces of the Forgiato display was the 1963 Lincoln Continental bagged on some massive chrome Forgiato wheels…Check out the Jeep in the background also on Forgiato wheels. Very unique and somewhat bizarre-looking…

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Speaking of bizarre, check out these Forgiato steering wheels that were on display…Definitely not your typical aftermarket steering wheel…

The cars that you’re going to see in the section below, were all parked in an area that I did not know even existed up until the end of the third day of SEMA. Apparently, the SEMA Show was so big this year that they had to have another extra lot created to display the cars. That sounds all fine and dandy until you come to realize that this new section is not anywhere remotely near the rest of the show. Normally, the South Hall is the end of the line for the SEMA Show and this section located a little ways away from the South Hall, all the way at the end! I’m talking about a section that people would never even think to go to because you’d hit the South Hall and then turn around and go back the other way. I was talking to some friends and telling them how much of a bummer it would be if you spent all that time and money building a car for the SEMA Show and to meet their deadlines, only to end up stuck in this section that is almost equivalent to SEMA limbo. Nobody even knows you were there because you’re parked in a section that doesn’t even exist normally. That sucks… what made it worse is that I recognized a lot of these cars too and they definitely could have drawn some traffic had they been in a more populated area of the show…

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One of the first cars that you’d recognize in this section is Noel Barnum’s Rocket Bunny Scion FR-S, which he had wrapped in a completely different color specifically for display at SEMA….

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Brian Camacho’s H2B-swapped Civic on Sprint Hart CP-Rs. He’s recently made some changes to both the exterior and engine bay…

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The “Engraved EG” which is a Civic that features more than 5,000 hours of hand-engraved art using a dremel….

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TRA Kyoto Rocket Bunny S13 coupe. Not sure if the wheels really flow with the rest of the car or not, being that it is more of a luxury 3-piece wheel paired with a scheme that resembles that of an old fighter plane…

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Adam Luong’s 5-series BMW on Linea Corse wheels…

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JOB Design 2GS on concave Rohana wheels…

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Liberty Walk E92 M3 on HRE wheels. Luckily there were a fleet of other Liberty Walk BMWs in attendance because no one probably saw this one since it was parked in this random ass lot…

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JOB Design Lexus LS460L. If you’re wondering why you’ve been seeing so much JOB Design stuff lately, it’s because Platinum VIP recently became the official U.S. distributor of JOB Design so they’ve been really pushing the brand hard…

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JOB Design Lexus GS350 on Work Gnosis wheels…

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Of all the cars placed in this overflow lot, the car that I wished had been placed up front at the SEMA Show the most was this Aimgain GT Lexus LS460 from Revision Audio Hawaii. If you saw coverage of my YEAR//FIVE event, this car was placed right in the front of the VIP row because it deserved to be spotlighted. Not only is it a pretty sick VIP build, the car was actually built and prepped in Hawaii and transported over to the U.S. just for the SEMA Show. It just happened to arrive early enough for it to make an appearance at my event. I can’t even imagine how burned out I would be if I built a car for SEMA, had it transported via boat to California, then drove it to Las Vegas for SEMA, and ended up being an after thought in the overflow section… damn…

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Despite all that, the Revision Audio people still did a great job of setting it up at the show. Here is a shot of the Leon Hardiritt Frieden wheels and big Futura brakes in teal. The entire chassis lays out on the ground via Airrunner air suspension and Accuair digital management….

Well that ends Part 4. Hope you guys enjoyed it and make sure to come back for Part 5 of 5. Thanks for looking….

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