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SEMA 360: Top 10 Street and Race Trucks

Even in a virtual setting, SEMA’s truck display is as awesome as it always is.

Nov 4, 2020
The 2020 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show is now up and running, virtually, through the all-new SEMA360 web site. In August, the organization was forced to cancel its long-running confab in Las Vegas because of myriad uncertainties and concerns about health and safety, as well as the unavailability of event facilities and services in Las Vegas caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although it is online, SEMA360 is not open to the public. The trade show provides qualified attendees, buyers, and media with access to 2,200 products—many of which are in the always popular New Products section—and more than 650 manufacturers who are available in virtual booths for consultation about their parts, accessories, and equipment.
For years, a magnificent display of modified motorcycles, cars, and of course trucks has been a mainstay of the SEMA Show. For 2020, in the absence of the many halls, corridors, and vast grounds of the Las Vegas Convention Center, custom creations are found in a Builders' Showcase category of SEMA360.
The section is broken down into 13 subcategories, two of which are dedicated to the street trucks, race trucks, SUVs, and off-road rigs that we love. For this report, we've selected 10 slick road and track rigs that stand out in a very impressive crowd.
Similar to some displays we see at the live show, and sadly, with the exception of all-important sponsor shout outs, many of the virtual presentations are also short on hardcore details about the trucks that we are always interested in knowing. However, the short video clips that are included in a few presentations provide a bit of consolation, and you can probably find them outside SEMA360, through a builders' social media or web sites.
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As per usual for the last several years, Chevrolet C10 pickups ranging from the 1960s through 1970s clearly are the most popular trucks for "SEMA builds." Galih Laksono's right-hand-drive, big-block-powered (502ci) 1970 model is outstanding, and it has been selected as one of the top five feature vehicles in the Builders' Showcase.
Here are eight badass streeters and a couple of rigs that see track action, just a sampling of the virtual truck hotness that's happening at SEMA360.
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Adan Ibarra, 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Adan took a brand-new, plain-white truck, shortened it (yes, cut the frame), added a Belltech Suspension lowering kit, and shot it with several coats of a beautiful PPG silver paint. A Pirelli Tires/Lexani Wheels rolling-gear setup finishes this truck off nicely.
 
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Team Cutters, 1941 Other KS5

We wish there was more info on this big rig. Team Cutters shared that it has lizard-skin insulation. That's about it.
 
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Graham Adams, 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Although a slew of supporting companies are listed in the information for this one (HornBlasters, Kicker, Black Rhino wheels, Jamo Performance Exhaust, Road Armor, Warn Industries, and more), we think one quality speaks volumes about how cool Graham's rig really is (beyond the fact that it's a six-wheeled Gladiator): There's a supercharged hemi under the hood!
 
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Lavon Miller, 2000 Chevrolet S10

The Outlaw Diesel Super Series' Suncoast Performance Pro Mod champion for two years straight, this Cummins-powered rocket ship is a collective build. Lavon, his brothers, the entire Firepunk Diesel team (including D&J Precision Machine), and Hot Shot's Secret collaborated to create the quickest, fastest diesel-powered vehicle with doors in the world.
 
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Gregory Martin, 1929 Ford Model A

Props are given to Holley, Hankook Tires, and PPG, but unfortunately there's no information about the two small-block Chevrolet engines that propel this one. It's cool nonetheless.
 
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Mitchell Stapleton, 2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Mitchell shouts out Aeromotive, Woolf Aircraft, Frankenstein Cylinder Heads, Dart, CP Carrillo Weld Wheels Redhorse Performance and QA1, but fails to mention (in writing at least; his feature does include a 20-minute video about the engine) a pair of Precision 76/75 turbochargers feeding boost to a Mark Vincent-built, 427-cubic-inch GM LS-3 engine. Find the video. The powerplant in this Caddy is amazing.
 
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Leobardo Polina, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado SS

Info is severely limited, but it's a really nice truck.
 
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Jacob Griffin, 2000 Ford F-350

Same goes for this one. There's no detail provided.
 
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Randy Borcherding, 1971 Ford Ranchero

Ford's Ranchero isn't immediately thought about when trucks are being discussed. As hot-rodding goes, some enthusiasts will argue they're actually cars. SEMA knows well enough to categorize Randy's brilliant 'Chero in the Street Trucks/SUVs group, and it was announced on Tuesday that it is among 39 other rad rides that make up the Battle of the Builders Top 40 at SEMA360. A host of sponsors are noted in the bio information. All we can say is, congratulations to everyone included in that rundown for an outstanding job.

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