SEMA 2014 – Top 3 Dirty Diesels
The Few Who Dare to Keep it Real
Sometimes it’s not easy to be yourself. The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas is where everyone in the automotive aftermarket comes to show off products for the entire world to see. Companies build project trucks capable of doing amazing things both on- and off-road but you’ll be hard pressed to find a real-life dirty truck. They’ve all been detailed from top to bottom, including Armor-All on the tire treads.
Instead of finding a filthy diesel, you’re more likely to catch someone with a lint-free rag quickly wiping down a truck while muttering something like, “hurumpf … fingerprints … people can’t keep their hands to themselves … murmuruff.” Some exhibitors will prop cards between the tire treads and on the bumpers saying things like, “Please look, but don’t touch!” while others will leave hand written notes after they apparently get fed up with looky-loos getting too familiar with their work.
However, there is a contingent of truck enthusiasts who show off their trucks in as-is condition, Vegas desert dust and all. Here are the Top 3 Dirty Diesels we found at SEMA 2014 (including one that’s a ringer since it’s made entirely of dirt).
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