Monday, November 23, 2009

Cool stuff that caught my attention at SEMA

If you aren't familiar, this is a Rolling Bones custom. They are well known by name for making fantastic customs

I've been hoping to photograph this Barris emblem for a couple years

One of the cooloest displayed vehicles, because it shows purpose captured, and brought into the diplay. Not the inferred power of the engine, or stopping ability of the brakes, but the mud that this takes on when playing outdoors in rough sloppy conditions.. awesome! My Compliments!

Love Moon eyes and pinstriping, had to share these

The pink and blue were great for photos

The lack of chrome, and the great contrasting colors nailed a terrific look here.

Best engine grill I've seen yet

Just put the skis on for snow, the tires for sand.

Great tool boxes!

Notice the flip up and flip down socket tray... awesome!

Pink Taco, a company that is using the free publicity of the phrase to grab attention. They couldn't get the naming rights to their local sports arena though.
Nice! I've posted a couple photos before about the radial engine chopper, but none I've taken.. so I had to get up close and admire this in person

Sorry about the lousy lighting and terrible colors.

I'd like to have seen this creation with 4 wheels, but I guess this gets those Dyna Pack boxes in front of people, even if no one was asking why they were there

ARP display booth, and they are putting about 60-80 pounds of boost to this mini engine, that's how strong the head bolts are!


Great product, wish I could do this to the garage walls!

Damn good idea
Above: Gorilla Lug Nuts display area

I'd love this if I were 4 or 5

Above: the phrase "runs like a raped ape" immediately came to mind

Love the grill and connected headlights

The Parnelli Jones, Bud Moore Boss 302

Above: Beautiful airbrushing

A tire standing dragster will stop all passers by.

Above: Useless and stupidly glam stuff to stick on the hoods of trucks and cars is becoming ghetto fabulous all over souther california, don't do it... just let this fad die already.

Battery powered freezers and fridges, and why couldn't a big solar array and battery bank power one of these for a hunting cabin off the electric grid?

Stunning truck, but lousy lighting that couldn't have been worse for taking photos in a dim area of the convention hall.

All very coppery

The DNA chain effect of the stand caught my attention, very well thought out.

Above: Has anyone figured out that no one is going to 4x4 into the great wilderness and then play the video games when they could have stayed home and enjoyed the livingroom they've lavishly furnished with high end video and audio? If they can waste the money on this vehicle, they've already blown 10-30 thou on the home theater and video games.

Two inch lift kit available for the Smart Car

The airbrushed cooler caught my attention, and then the black and white spare tire rim kept it

How much traction is a lightweight snowmobile going to have? The snow that gets pushed in front of a plow can get heavy enough to make the vehicle use traction.. that's why most all plow trucks are 4 wheel drive or dualies.

This tire design isn't entirely new, I've posted many photos of Model T's from the 1910's and 1920's with similar cross drilled solid rubber tires, these are certainly more advanced and softer, but will they corner at least as good as the lousy old bias ply tires of the 60's? Can they compare with a normal radial?

Above: What an unusual interior look, monochrome and hard floor... I don't think I've ever seen a finished plastic/fiberglass floor in a vehicle before

All these people were waiting to get an autograph from whoever drives the car int he center of the photo below.

1 comment:

  1. That topless MK1 corvette custom is a feature car in the new Hot Rod magazine. It's pretty amazing, the engine has some one-off carbon bits.