SEMA Show 2016 Coverage…Part 2…

By the time you’re reading this, I think I should be in Jakarta. Hopefully everything is going well and I am having a good time, haha. I was invited to go to Indonesia a couple months ago to attend their huge Hot Import Nights event. I’m very unfamiliar with the country and really probably have no idea what I am doing there so I really hope I get back safely. If you don’t hear from me in a week or see me pop up on social media, uhhh…look for me, haha. Thanksgiving is probably going on and I am also probably wishing I was stuffing my body with copious amounts of gravy and meat. I think everything should be okay though. It’s nice to travel and see new things, I just think I’m being paranoid about it…

Anyways, today, I have the rest of the photos that I shot during my week-long stay in Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual SEMA event. As stated in Part 1, I didn’t do a whole lot of shooting this time around. I spent much of my time doing video stuff and I had Tiffanie shooting the photos. Her laptop got stolen over the weekend so I currently do not even know what the status of those photos are. Some fucking asshole literally eyed-it, ran and grabbed it, and then ran off like a maniac down the street. Tiffanie and her friend ran after the guy, chasing him for 4 blocks but he eventually got away. It’s fucked up and now we have to figure out a way to get her another laptop since she needs it for work. If she actually has the photos still, I will try to get them up here for you guys to see. It is unfortunate that we live in a world where people can’t work hard to get their own things and would rather steal from people who are just trying to get by and work for their own…

Enough rambling from me. I think Tiffanie and I should be okay in Indonesia right now. If all goes well, I’ll be running around covering all the interesting things that I see in that country so that I can show you all when I get back. Until then, check out the rest of my SEMA 2016 photos below. Thanks for the support and I appreciate your patience…

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Liberty Walk R35 GTR parked by its lonesome out towards the front entrance of the SEMA Show. The livery is pretty interesting and it’s definitely eye-catching. I just snapped this, however, because I liked how the sun was setting…

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This Camaro consistently brought out a solid crowd of onlookers throughout the week. One reason being because of its incredibly low-height…

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…The other reason why was because everyone was wondering how it was possible that there was a GM LSx engine, normally a V8, that was 12-cylinders. Even crazier is that this Camaro is actually from Australia! The engine is possible because people have figured out a way to take a GM LS engine, separate it into sections and re-weld them together to create a V12 block. The company (V12LS.com) actually sells this entire set-up and you can get anything from a LS V12 longblock to a turn-key engine that is ready to be dropped into your car. The set-up you see above is an 8.55 liter V12 good for 717HP and 630LB-FT torque. Wild, right?…

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427ci-powered Ford Mustang Fastback re-imagined to look like the popular “Eleanor” Shelby GT500 from the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”…

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This Lexus LC500 assembled by Lexustuned and Evasive Motorsports looked amazing parked inside the Lexus booth at SEMA 2016…

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Autotuned’s Sprintex supercharged Scion FR-S wearing North America’s first Vlene widebody kit from Japan…

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FK2 Civic Type R on Rotiform wheels at the Injen booth…

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One of the most talked about debuts of the 2016 SEMA event was pro-drifter Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari 458-powered Scion FR-S…

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Crazy how they were able to fit the engine into an FR-S engine bay. You can tell by the lay-out of the motor that a lot of things had to be altered or manuevered to work. The intake for example, now runs into the cabin where it gets air from two air ducts on both front fenders…

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GReddy kept things nice and simple at their booth with this R32 Skyline sedan on Advan Racing wheels…

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1029whp legit Japanese RHD EK9 Civic Type R running a K24 block, S2000 crankshaft, and K20 head utilizing a massive Garrett turbocharger…

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Rocket Bunny R35 GTR on display at the Glasurit paint booth…

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Armando Flores Sr.’s Chevy Impala Lowrider build dubbed “City of Angels” from the famed LIFESTYLE C.C…

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Umbrella Auto Design came out of nowhere with this wild dry carbon widebody Audi R8 on Advan Racing GT wheels…

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The car runs JRZ suspension with U.A.D.’s bag over damper system for ride height adjustability. The R8 motor is also twin-turbocharged as well…

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A peek through the rear hatch at the boosted V10 engine…

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Close-up of the dry carbon rear quarters…

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Yokohama Wheels logo prominently placed on the doors of the widened R8…

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Aimgain GT widebody Mazda MX-5 on Rays Gram Lights wheels…

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Yet another great example of why Volk TEs look great on everything with this Ferrari 458 in white…

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Big Mike made his long-awaited return with his completely rebuilt BB4 Honda Prelude build. The exterior has been re-sprayed in a Nardo Gray hue with custom one-off front fenders which were widened with the original body lines in mind but with the ability to make each side 30mm wider than stock. The front is a Prelude front bumper with a rare JUN Auto front lip shaped and molded to the bumper for a one-off look…

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Under the hood is the same F20B engine he had run previously but that too has been overhauled. Now it features a turbocharged set-up and drive-by-wire throttle system…

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Custom valve cover that Big Mike had made for his build. The cam gear section has been cut out, the PCV breather has been eliminated, as has the oil filler hole…

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Another angle of the engine bay showing off cam gear side of the engine and the ASC front strut tower bar…

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Custom swirl-pots made specifically for his engine set-up….

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A different perspective of the motor. Here you can get a better look at his full-size radiator, as well as the custom coolant hardlines…

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It wouldn’t be a great build without Adel Wiggins clamps…

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Garrett turbocharger with some assistance from Vibrant to keep the intake arm and GReddy air filter in place…

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ASC Speed Metal always doing spectacular work on their stuff…

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The quirky Prelude interior has been revamped as well, now with only a digital AIM display and PDM switch panel…

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Here you can see the PDM unit lit up in the center of the dash…

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Custom Nuke Performance fuel set-up and surge tank mounted in the trunk of Big Mike’s Prelude… Congrats to him for finishing in the highly-coveted Top 10 of the 2016 SEMA Battle of the Builders competiton…

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Wrapping up this short SEMA 2016 coverage with some more shots of one of my favorite cars there, the U.A.D. Audi R8 twin-turbo…

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Always love seeing Japanese wheels on non-Japanese makes and models, especially Advans or other more classical Japanese wheels…

On that note, this is a wrap on the 2016 SEMA Show coverage. Thanks for looking!!…

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