SEMA 2013: Day 1 Coverage

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Article by Dmitriy Orlov. Photography by Corey Davis and Ryan Randels.

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.
The SEMA show originally started in 1967 with 98 manufactures and just five cars on display. Today, the 2013 SEMA show features over 1,500 vehicles built with the utmost care and attention to detail. Many have been meticulously prepared with well over a year of work and some turned around in a little under a week. Walking the floor you see it all; from the latest models to hit the showrooms to fully prepared race cars, monster trucks and show cars.
Immaculate resto-mods and tastefully modified street cars are scattered throughout all the exhibitor’s booths and lots.
As the 2013 SEMA show unfolds, different industry trends become increasingly apparent as new platforms, new designs and certain builds take the spotlight. Revvolution is picking out the best of the best of what is in this year at SEMA, highlighting popular vehicles, mods and styles.


Liberty Walk has been teasing enthusiasts with its widebody kits for the Nissan R35 GT-R and Ferrari 458 Italia through social media platforms long before the event. The photos simply don’t do these vehicles justice. Showcased in the Toyo and Nitto tire booths, the cars drew some serious crowds.

The Liberty Walk 600+ horsepower Nissan GT-R is decked-out with Forgiato wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes. The widebody kit adds an aggressive look to the already wild car.

The Ferrari 458 is beautiful in itself. Accentuating the curvature and giving the car a meaner stance, Liberty Walk does it again with their widebody rendition of the Italia. The rear spoiler integrates with the deck lid, perfectly finishing off the profile of the car. The contrasting Rotiform wheels are wrapped in Nitto INVO tires, providing a fitting stance for the build.

The Liberty Walk look is represented by quite a few BMW M3 vehicles across the whole show.

Vorsteiner Lamborghini

The much anticipated Lamborghini "Aventador V” is decked out in a full outfit from Vorstenier, including the active aero spoiler.

There are many classics and resto-mods represented at SEMA this year. This exceptional build, based on a ‘71 Camaro is absolute perfection. With smoothed out contours, composite and CNC’d aluminum details and an 800 horsepower motor, no detail is overlooked.

The Toyota FT-86 (Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S) continues to be a popular platform and is back in full force this year. With market support, new, updated and progressive components continue to WOW enthusiasts. Showcased in the Nitto tire booth, this World Rally Blue Subaru BRZ features the new V2 Rocket Bunny widebody kit, KW Coilovers and a Vortech supercharger.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo

No SEMA show is complete without the "booth professionals”. These beautiful girls complement the cars and are part of the SEMA Show experience.

We will be covering all four days of the event, providing in-depth coverage on the exhibitors, the builds, the culture and the tech. Check back regularly and be sure to follow #TeamRevv on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the #SEMASHOW coverage you can handle.


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Tom C.11/6/2013

Nice pics... of course Ryan gets to take the pics of the models. I hope Cory is representing Movember well out there!