SEMA Ignited Rocks Las Vegas!
The SEMA Show is something that millions car enthusiasts want to attend, but since it is not open to the public. This trade only event gets a lot of attention from the media, allowing enthusiasts to get a taste of what the event is about, but the SEMA organization put together a mixed bag of aweseomeness when they created SEMA Ignited--a public event tacked onto the end of the SEMA Show. Last year was the inaugural SEMA Ignited event, and while it was a success, this year's new location and format was WAY better and offered some exciting attractions. First, was the SEMA Cruise, where all of the display vehicles paraded out of the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than one thousands cars and trucks participated in the cruise, which landed just across the street. What was a vacant parking lot turned into the epicenter for car guy activity at around 4pm on Friday afternoon. SEMA Ignited participants could watch professional drifting, listen live music, and see the ultimate car show unfold right in front of them. Additional activities included the SEMA Battle of the Builders showcase, where the winner was announced (Tennessee boy, Bobby Alloway won it!). We particularly liked the "cackle fest", where four nitro-burning Top Fuel dragsters from the '60s fired off and lit up the night sky. It was an epic event that had everyone excited. We had a Coker Tire display at SEMA Ignited, with Wade Kawasaki's customized Jeep and '70 GTO Judge on display, along with the Street Rodder Road Tour '51 Ford and a very special Porsche Speedster. You need to check out our favorite pictures from SEMA Ignited below, and stay tuned for videos from this incredible event.