SEMA 2015 North Hall and Outdoor Exhibits
People who’ve never attended the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show usually assume that it’s filled wall-to-wall with custom cars and trucks, and in some respects, they’re right. However, the bread and butter of the association as a whole is helping aftermarket suppliers find each other and improve their products and businesses. To that end, paint-and-body professionals, tool manufacturers, and gadget makers of all kinds occupy many SEMA Show booths, not flashy custom diesels or laid-out minitrucks. It’s that kind of crowd that is drawn to SEMA’s North Hall.
But fear not, the North Hall is still rife with custom trucks, some built by local rodders and some built by OEMs, as you’ll see in the gallery below. And directly surrounding North Hall is an expansive showcase sponsored by Shell, featuring some of the most beautiful custom cars and trucks we’ve ever seen. And the Ford Out Front Exhibition featured some silly antics by Vaughn Gittin, Jr., in his Ultimate Fun Haver Ford F-150.
A few notable vehicles stood out, like the Kia PacWest Adventure Sorento and Photo Safari Sedona (a minivan-turned-pickup with a photo-friendly sliding seat). Kid KJ’s miniature monster truck was a sight to behold, as was the Short Bus. In addition, there were a variety of slammed minitrucks (including a new Chevrolet Colorado) and lifted pickups (the Ford F-150 seemed to be very popular).
Show coverage continues today, so stay tuned.