It was another great year at SEMA 2015 – the automotive aftermarket industry’s annual trade show extravaganza in Las Vegas! For four days (November 3-6, 2015) the convention center was packed with over 2,000 custom vehicles and more than 120,000 attendees.
Our editors will be bringing you detailed coverage of the show in the coming weeks, but for now, here are some photos of some of my favorite cars I saw at the 2015 SEMA Show!
Outside of the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas
The show was as busy as ever!
NASCAR racing legend Richard Petty was signing autographs
We saw rally driver and co-host of Top Gear USA, Tanner Foust at SEMA 2015
The lovely Jessi Combs signing autographs
We saw Rich Evans from Speed TV’s Car Warriors taking some time to meet fans at SEMA
The “General Mayhem” is a 1968 Dodge Charger with a 707 horsepower, 6.2L V8 from a 2015 Dodge SRT Hellcat. The car was featured on RoadKill with Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger.
1970 Chevrolet Camaro performance concept with the all-new 650 HP LT4 crate engine (from the 2015 Corvette Z06) and T56 6-speed manual trans
1967 Nova with a Chevrolet LTG 2.0L Ecotec Turbo crate engine making 272 HP
The latest Ringbrothers creation: a 1965 Mustang with a complete carbon fiber body
1967 Camaro “Snowblind” by East Bay Muscle Cars features an LS motor and twin turbos
This 1968 Impala body has been dropped onto a 2008 Corvette chassis by Foose Design. It won a prestigious Ridler Award at the 2015 Detroit Autorama
I got a free ice cream bar from these guys! Thanks Axalta!
Ron Pfisterer’s 1955 Chevrolet Nomad “SunMad” wearing Corvette C4 wheels
Tyler Scarfe’s 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner by HPI Customs. Twin turbo 6.1L HEMI V8 engine.
1972 Camaro built by Miranda’s Custom Cars in Phoenix, AZ
Aaron Hagar’s 1946 GMC Rat Rod was getting a lot of attention!
Wow! This 1971 Cuda nicknamed “Medusa” was built by All Speed Customs and yes, that is a Dodge Viper V10 engine under the hood!
This clean 1965 Chevrolet C10 pickup was built by Delmo’s Speed & Kustom and features a Magnuson-supercharged LS3 engine under the hood.
Gil Losi’s stunning 1956 Plymouth Belvedere convertible on display at the Axalta booth. Car was built and painted by Steve Cook Creations.
This 1970 Chevy Nova features a 572 big block with twin F-2 series prochargers making 1500 horsepower. Built by: Rides by Kam.
I loved this 1961 Ford Sunliner convertible built by Hollywood Hot Rods; spotted at the Custom Autosound booth.
1970 Plymouth Cuda built by The 401k Club in Anaheim, CA. Because you can’t drive a portfolio.
Something different: this matte green Ford pickup by Capt. Insano’s Garage
Bud and Sara’s 1969 Chevrolet K/10 pickup with LS swap and air ride could be a show truck or a clean daily driver
SpeedKore’s 1970 Dodge Charger “Tantrum” features a 9.0L twin turbo engine making 1,650 HP and carbon fiber fenders, hood, and front bumper. Don’t even ask about the cost!
Chris Ryan of Ryan’s Rod & Kustom in South Carolina built this ’49 Cadillac Convertible for his wife, Lori
Goolsby Customs took home the Mother’s Shine Award for their insanely customized 5.0L Coyote-powered 1969 Mustang
This ’65 Dodge Dart SL was built by Big Oak Garage in Alabama and features a Gen3 HEMI V8 swap – plus a supercharger!
1952 Chevy Kustom “Desert Sunset” built by Eastwood, Wheels Unlimited, and Gene Winfield.
One of my personal favorite cars of the show was “Thunderstruck,” a 1970 Thunderbird (with a ’67 front end) built by Eddie’s Rods and Customs of Pueblo, Colorado. Love the purple with whitewalls!
This 1967 Pontiac Acadian (Canadian version of the Chevy Nova) was built by JF Kustoms and sports a 550 HP LS3 engine, among other customizations. The nickname “Andiamo” means “Let’s go!” in Spanish.
This one-of-a-kind custom car was commissioned by James Hetfield (of Metallica) and built by Rick Dore. Nicknamed “Aquarius,” it is inspired by a 1938 Delahaye.
Watching the cars slowly move through the SEMA Cruise on Friday, November 6th, 2015.
Some of the free swag I scored at the show.