Las Vegas Convention Center, November 5-8, 2013 – It’s SEMA time again, when thousands of car enthusiasts flock to Sin City for one week to enjoy the sights and sounds of what the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show has to offer. This has got to be one of the biggest car shows held in the United States, with all halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center packed with cars, vendor booths, promo girls, and car aficionados alike. It’s like Disneyland but for car guys. Even the outdoor areas are packed with activity, with drifting cars and even more booths galore. Read on for more highlights of the event, as we try our best to show you what you missed of this year’s biggest car events.
Past the North Hall is the “LVH” where registration was held for this year’s event. Most of the booths in this area were smaller booths featuring smaller distributors from China, with their country of origin plastered on their banners.
Outside of the LVH, cars were being detailed. Cracker Jack even had a dunk tank outside as well.
Outside of the North Hall, heading to the Central Hall, various cars were on display like this sick GTR. Inside Central Hall were a lot of manufacturer booths. Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, and Toyota were at their usual spots, with Ford displaying their Fiesta and a chance to play with the Xbox One, while Chevrolet obviously had their new C7 Corvette on display. Toyota had the new Camry on display while Honda showcased the new Civic SI. Hyundai on the other hand had a Genesis in Hankook livery and a Turbo Veloster on display.
We noticed that a lot of tuners had a preference for the new C7 as their canvas to show of their work. Here’s one fine example.
Of course, the Scion FRS/Subaru BRZ was another favorite of tuners here at SEMA. Check out this FRS showing some 2JZ action. This car won Best Asian Import at the Gran Turismo Awards.
Dragging our feet outside, we saw that there were even more cars outside. Cars independent from specific booths were on display here. Some exhibitors even had duplicate booths outside. Meguiars, Forgiato and Toyo Tires were among the few of those.
I think everyone is in agreement when we say that South Hall is always the best hall. South Hall features mostly tire and aftermarket wheel exhibitors. Big names like Toyo tires, Nitto Tires, Hankook Tires were on display there, with Forgiato and Rohana wheels for wheel exhibitors to name a few.
You know you’re in the wheels section when this guy greets you inside the area. Big Daddy Abe from Kuya Protection.
Last but not the least, South Hall was home to, in our opinion, one of the most talked about cars at SEMA, the Liberty Walk Ferrari 458 Italia.
We could not get enough of this car, so we made a video montage of it.
Well that’s it for now. We know you’re here for the pics so click the button below for the full gallery. Here’s to next year’s Vegas adventure!