The SEMA organization is known for hosting its annual show in the land of excess, Las Vegas, Nevada, the most important aftermarket and tuner industry event of the year. Enthusiasts and companies from across the world await event coverage to get a preview of the latest and greatest from the aftermarket industry. As an industry only event, the tuners and fabricators present the best of what they build, manufacturers show off their innovation and latest products, while buyers from all over the world congregate, looking to promote the next best thing in their showrooms.
The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show is the epitome of the automotive aftermarket industry with exhibitors bringing only the best to show off their craft and design while giving the market a glimpse well into the future. With over 130,000 participants and 2,500 exhibitors from 130 countries, the show truly reaches all corners of the globe. The industry has been preparing and anxiously awaiting its arrival all year and the whole world is watching, business and enthusiasts alike. This is our day one coverage highlighting some of the more popular SEMA builds and platforms.
Our social channels this past week have been on fire with some technically savvy and artistically rich photographs. We selected these from a rather large pool and worked with the Team to narrow them down to what we present here. Please enjoy this week’s selection of the Top 10 Automotive Photos.
BMW enthusiasts around the world thought installing a large V8 into the E92 M3 would be sacrilegious, claiming it would soil the storied history of the M3, but the mad scientists inside BMW’s M Division did just that. Their new recipe spelled success, creating one of the most exciting M3’s that had enthusiasts everywhere drooling. This recipe swayed one individual’s mind toward it from other automakers, ending in a supercharged V8 fire breathing beast known on the streets of Denver as “PurpleDrank”.
Global Time Attack (GTA) teamed up with Shift-S3ctor to deliver the next two rounds of the Pro Am time attack event series at the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway during the forecasted blistering-hot weekend of June 7th. Located in the California desert east of Coachella, the track presents several logistical obstacles in addition to its challenging 2.68 mile, elevation-changing, 17 turn course.