Tuesday, November 08, 2005

SEMA 2005

To understand anything about the SEMA show, you must first know that it is absolutely nuts. Manufactures of vehicle parts and accessories fill the entire Las Vegas Convention Center (and the nearby Sands Convention Center for the AAPEX Show) with wall to wall chrome, paint, models, and displays of everything from mufflers to "Lamborghini" doors to rims to uh, I don't know, wireless accessories.

50,000 buyers show up to look at what thousands of manufacturers have put on display. The whole city fills up, you can't get a hotel room, and I am not about to disclose how I get such good dinner reservations. Hundreds and hundreds of wildly customized cars fill the convention center. This year the new Dodge Charger was very hot, there were a lot of Pontiac Solstices, and the Chrysler 300, the Hummer H2, and the Ford Mustang stayed popular.

Ever watch "Pimp My Ride?" Here is a Dodge Charger that West Coast Customs converted to a 2-door, filled with A/V equipment, and painted like the "General Lee:"
















You might recognize the gentleman in the shirt as "Q," the manager for West Coast Customs. This is right across from our foneGEAR booth, and I think traffic might have been a little better than usual for us.

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