SEMA 2013 wrapup

SEMA 2013: Wrapup

by Sarah Forst

SEMA 2013 rode into the Las Vegas Convention Center last week bringing us the hottest trends, products, and vehicles to drooling gearheads. To put it mildly, SEMA is insanity. 4 short days and 4 long nights leave show goers exhausted (bad pun?) but there's no better car wet dream on the planet! Grab your box of tissues and check out our coverage. I’ve photobombed the OEM booths to bring you this year’s factory certified trends.  But first, the Hottest awards go to…. Drum roll or clerical error?  I'm having a serious case of déjà vu!

Hottest Car: Ford Mustang

Hottest Sport Compact: Scion FR-S

MIQ FR-S

MIQ can't afford booth models…

Hottest Truck: Ford F-Series

Hottest 4×4: Jeep Wrangler

SEMA awardsSEMA award winners: SEMA Pres/CEO Chris Kersting; SEMA’s past chairman Scooter Brothers; Steve Hatanaka, Scion events manager; John Felice, Ford VP; Pietro Gorlier, MOPAR Pres/CEO; SEMA Chairman Nate Shelton; and SEMA Chair-elect Doug Evans.
 
SEMA crowdSEMA crowd
 
 
Liberty Walk GT-RLiberty Walk Nissan GT-R. The 600+ horsepower GT-R gets its buff appearance courtesy of Toyo Proxes R888 R-compound DOT competition tires on 20-inch Forgiato wheels and an LB Performance Works wide body kit. To help with the lowered stance, the Liberty Walk GT-R is also equipped with a CSD- adjustable suspension with Platinum VIP coilovers.
 
Pioneer displayStrangest shrinky-dink display of audio equipment…

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