Just like Las Vegas itself, the SEMA show is designed to overwhelm the senses. There are literally thousands of vendors competing for your attention, and they will use any tactic they can to draw you over to their booth.
Some booths have flashing lights or sexy girls or celebrity appearances, but most vendors recognize that the way to get your attention at a car expo is to have a wicked hot rod on display. In the North Hall, I spotted this 1969 Camaro convertible at the GPSTrackIt booth and came in for a closer look.
Unlike the big-budget builds in the Central Hall, this car did not have a $6,000 paint job or a 700hp race engine, nor was it covered with one-off billet parts. It was just a humble blue car with white stripes and a white interior.
The car actually began with a 100% steel reproduction body from Dynacorn International, which you can buy for just $13,500 bucks. It has a modern ride and handling thanks to the Chris Alston Chassis and upgraded disc brakes from Baer.
Under the hood is a 400 hp LS2 engine mated to a 4L65E automatic transmission and a Dana 60 rear end. The car has all of the standard goodies including AutoMeter gauges, Vintage Air, and a set of black 18″ front and 20″ rear Fuelie wheels from Billet Specialties.
Here we have a car that combines the look of a classic Camaro with modern amenities. Compared to some of the show queens, this car with just 400 hp is downright practical by comparison. It’s a well-done build that could easily be a daily driver, and yet no one else was even stopping to check it out. I searched online and could find no published articles about this car or TEZAK Design or the owner, John Stull of Murrieta, CA.
While it was far from the most extreme car at the show, I think it deserves some recognition anyway.
Suspension, Brake, and Wheels
Chris Alston Chassis
Billet Specialties Fuelie 18″ and 20″ wheels
Body and Exterior
100% Steel reproduction body from Dynacorn International
Custom center console
7″ in-dash screen