This year’s SEMA show was in a league of its own. From November 1st-4th, spectacular machines from around the world flooded the Las Vegas Convention Center for a week like none other.
Walking through the front doors of the Convention Center is a visual overload. Lights flash, paint jobs glimmer and people look on in awe. With bags slung over shoulders and cell phones in hands, every car is someone’s favorite. How about the Corvette here? Or the Mustang there?
The cars have names like “ShoBird,” “Monik,” and the “Mullet Missile.” Some took months to build, others took years. They shine under the lights. The candies. The pearls. The pinstriping and the airbrush work so intricate, it’s hard to believe it was done by hand.
That’s the thing about SEMA. These cars are built by folks who live and breathe this stuff. The vehicles are the art, and their builders are the artists. They showcase the latest and greatest in automotive technology, whether it’s suspension and driveline or paint and upholstery.
By the numbers, the show is nothing short of staggering. There are 160,000 attendees from 140 countries. More than 70,000 of them are buyers, and everyone has ties to the automotive aftermarket.
Hot Rod Alley
Just like in years past, we set up our booth in Hot Rod Alley. We showcased our new F-100 system, as well as our Fox Mustang front suspension and other favorites. We enjoyed catching up with builders and dealers all week, and we’re excited to see what everyone is working on.
The four-day show was over in the blink of an eye. From tire-frying action in the Hoonigan Burnyard to after-hours hot rod movie premiers on Fremont Street, we never stopped moving.
Here’s an inside look at the places, faces and, of course, the cars from SEMA 2022. We’re already looking forward to next year.