Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 31 2012

Photo Gallery: Halloween Tricks & Treats at SEMA

Halloween day at SEMA offered trick parts and treated us to some radical custom rides. We’ll share more of each over the duration of the show, but here’s a taste of what we found on Wednesday.

Oct 31 2012

Mopar Announces New Performance and Customization Options at SEMA

Mopar officials were joined on stage by comedian Jeff Dunham, but the company proved it’s not joking around about performance and customization options for its vehicles. Dunham was at Mopar’s SEMA press conference to unveil his custom 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 project vehicle and helped close out an eventful press conference which included new engine …

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Oct 31 2012

Photo Gallery: The Halloween Edition

Engine Skull Art on Mopar

Happy Halloween! Celebrate All Hallows Eve with us by perusing our latest photo gallery. Some are frightening because of the imagery. Some are frightening because of the design. But all of them, to us, simply scream: Halloween. So, grab a fun size Nestle Crunch and some Skittles, and check out our Halloween gallery:  

Oct 31 2012

SEMA 2012: Day One News and Notes

Odds and ends from a busy first day of SEMA 2012: Toyota Crowns Dream Build Challenge Winner, Unveils Avalon Concepts Kyle Busch won the Toyota Dream Build Challenge with his “Rowdy Edition” 2012 Toyota Camry SE, beating entries by fellow professional racers Alexis DeJoria, Clint Bowyer, and Antron Brown. Busch’s dream build features a custom-made …

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Oct 30 2012

Ford Debuts Cobra-Jet Twin-Turbo Concept, SEMA Powered by Women Mustang & More

Ford Motor Company held its annual SEMA press conference on Tuesday — and they brought a few friends with them. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top helped kick off the event and introduce Ford’s SoCal Speed Shop 1933 Ford roadster. Representatives from the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network debuted their SEMA Powered by Women Mustang project. And famed automotive …

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Oct 30 2012

New Hot Wheels-Based Camaros, COPO Convertible Unveiled at SEMA

Although General Motors was heavily focused on economical vehicles at this year’s SEMA show–including a seemingly endless lineup of Cruze, Sonic, and Spark concept cars — the company also made news that should make high performance die-hards happy, too. Among the highlights: The company unveiled a one-of-a-kind COPO convertible that will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson …

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Oct 30 2012

New Aftermarket Products Debut at SEMA

And the winners are… SEMA announced the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards Tuesday morning. The awards go to the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market. This year, more than 2,000 new products were submitted for consideration. You can see the list of winners below, but …

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Oct 30 2012

Our Favorite Scary Vehicles From Movies and TV

Halloween is tomorrow. And that means, more candy, more It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and more really scary TV shows and movies. It also means tonight is Devil’s Night—a night mostly associated with mayhem and Detroit, MI. And since Detroit is the automotive motherland, a list of our favorite scary cars and trucks from …

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Oct 30 2012

SEMA Show Photo Gallery: Gettin’ Ready!

SEMA 2012 isn’t officially open for business yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get an early glimpse of what the show is all about. In recent years, the show has overflowed to the outside areas surrounding the Las Vegas Convention Center. That means we can give you a sneak peek of some of the custom …

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Oct 29 2012

SEMA Prelude: Exhibitors Ramp up for Huge Show in 2012

The Las Vegas Convention Center (and its 3.2 million square feet) isn’t large enough to contain everything the SEMA Show has to offer. For the “Big Three” auto manufacturers, the show excitement will spill out from their display booths to outside the Convention Center. Ford Out Front In addition to its huge exhibition space inside the …

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