SEMA Show 2015 Coverage…Day 4…

Here are the photos from the final day of SEMA, along with some shots during the “Battle of the Builders” finals that Ryan and his Integra were a part of. Hopefully you guys are all caught up on the Vlogs as we’ve wrapped up our SEMA footage already. Tomorrow is a look at the Autofashion VIP Festival that occurred that same weekend after SEMA ended. Enjoy… 

Photos: Stickydiljoe and Ryan Der

All Photos (Unless stated otherwise) Shot With: GoPro Hero 4+

Post-Processing: Stickydiljoe

Words: Stickydiljoe

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Above are a couple of shots of Ryan’s Integra Type R on the Meguiar’s main stage in the middle of the 2015 SEMA Show. It was a pretty epic moment for all of us, especially since we were allowed on the stage, so I took plenty of photos to capture the moment…

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The Integra with the Roadster Shop “Rampage Camaro”, another competitor in the Battle of the Builders competition…

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This was Der’s favorite of SEMA 2015 so he took every opportunity to take photos of it…

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Another really great car from this year’s SEMA event was actually an unfinished one; the Rings Brothers full carbon-bodied Mustang Fastback. This thing was insane…

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The rear of the car even had taillights with patterns that matched the carbon weave of the body and the taillight surrounds were custom billet pieces…

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Brand new NSX on display in the Honda/Acura section of the SEMA Show…

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It wasn’t until the last day of SEMA when we realized that we almost missed out on seeing Mad Mike Whiddett’s 26B Quad-Rotary engine with twin Garrett turbochargers. I’d seen this thing at various drifting events in action but never really had a chance to see it up close…

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The 26B twin-turbo is incredibly interesting, especially when mated to a new MX-5 Miata chassis. It was a tight fit but the engine just looks wild with the four dump pipes out of the top…

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The gutted, caged, interior of Whiddett’s MX-5…

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…and the rear end with the massive chassis-mounted rear spoiler….

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Airrex USA’s Mode Parfume widebody Toyota Prius project on SSR MK3 Neo wheels. Marshall from Airrex said that he was so busy finishing up this car that it actually missed the boat for the car to be shipped over to Las Vegas from Hawaii, where the car originates. To make the show, he actually had to air freight the entire car to the mainland…

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“Boosted Bela”, the much talked-about Chevy Bel Air build with Vortech-supercharged GM LS3 crate motor…

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After SEMA ended and the cruise left to SEMA Ignited, we walked across the street and saw the GReddy Fugu Z pull up…

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Volk TE37SL wheels and custom brakes with the Fugu Z logo…

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All the guys from the Battle of the Builders’ final ten received one of these cool custom embroidered letterman jackets. Sure to be a cool piece to hold on to for the future…

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Some of the guys that helped Ryan throughout the week at SEMA…

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More of the Roadster Shop Camaro including a look at the interior with the Motec components…

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As stated, Ryan ultimately did not finish in the Top Three of the competition but we never really expected to be in that position in the first place. It was amazing just to see the car do so well in a field with so many great builds. Honestly, it was a surreal moment for all of us. I can’t even imagine how Ryan felt the entire week. Top Ten is unheard of for a Honda/Acura build against guys like Chip Foose and the Ring Brothers. Just to see these legendary car builders look over the Integra and take a genuine interest in it was unreal…

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After we left SEMA Ignited, we stopped by at a local meet to hang out for a bit before driving back home to California. While we were there, Der snapped this photo of Tom Syhachack’s S2000 from Texas…

That was pretty much it from our GoPro cameras. Below are some shots that I captured of Ryan’s Integra with my dSLR that I really didn’t use much throughout the week. These are all from the final judging stages of the Battle of the Builders competiton. Foose and the rest of the guys who were in the top ten all gathered on stage to listen to Ryan tell them everything important about the build…

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Chip Foose, the Ring Brothers, Jeremy and Phil Gerber from Roadster Shop, and more on stage checking out the Integra…

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Also noteworthy was the JZA80 Supra that was in the final ten, built by the guys from Twins Turbo, who can be seen standing at the end of the Integra above…

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Again, it is wild to think that this car has taken over four years to get to this state and how it started out as a raw bare shell that was pretty much left for dead. Now in 2015, it was perhaps the most highly-regarded import build of the SEMA event…

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I don’t know if you guys watch the show “Overhaulin'” or not, but the hosts, Adrienne “AJ” Janic and Chris Jacobs were also on stage with Chip Foose and you can see them by the back of the Integra…

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Well, that’s wrap on SEMA 2015. I know it was a lot to go over, particularly with all the Vlogs and all but I appreciate everyone taking the time to check it out. If you haven’t seen all the videos yet, make sure to head over to my official YouTube page to watch them all. And make sure to subscribe! Thanks!!

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