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10 November 2017

SEMA is the greatest car show on earth

By Iain KellyIain Kelly
  • 'MURICA! (image credit: Iain Kelly) 'MURICA! (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • How low can you go? (image credit: Iain Kelly) How low can you go? (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • A slammed Rolls-Royce Phantom is something you don't see everyday. (image credit: Iain Kelly)  A slammed Rolls-Royce Phantom is something you don't see everyday. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • A V8 powered Golf, what could be more dangerous? (image credit: Iain Kelly) A V8 powered Golf, what could be more dangerous? (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • The old with the new. (image credit: Iain Kelly) The old with the new. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Possibly the world's most famous Mustang. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Possibly the world's most famous Mustang. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Nothing to see here, just a hanging Mustang shell. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Nothing to see here, just a hanging Mustang shell. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Try and get that over a speed bump. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Try and get that over a speed bump. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • That's one tough Camaro. (image credit: Iain Kelly) That's one tough Camaro. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • A V8 powered Starion? I'm not even mad. (image credit: Iain Kelly) A V8 powered Starion? I'm not even mad. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Another Ken Block Ford, this one in the form of an Escort Cosworth. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Another Ken Block Ford, this one in the form of an Escort Cosworth. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Sigh, we're going to miss the Viper. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Sigh, we're going to miss the Viper. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • This is what pure speed looks like. (image credit: Iain Kelly) This is what pure speed looks like. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Those fat drag tyres though. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Those fat drag tyres though. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Three headlights because why not? (image credit: Iain Kelly) Three headlights because why not? (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • It also has suicide doors! (image credit: Iain Kelly) It also has suicide doors! (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Money to anyone who can guess the car. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Money to anyone who can guess the car. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • You have to love a clean hot rod. (image credit: Iain Kelly) You have to love a clean hot rod. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Elegant styling. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Elegant styling. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Those sweeping body lines are to die for. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Those sweeping body lines are to die for. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Open throttle bodies are a thing of beauty. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Open throttle bodies are a thing of beauty. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Hot rod or custom? (image credit: Iain Kelly) Hot rod or custom? (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • You can smell the burning rubber through the screen. (image credit: Iain Kelly) You can smell the burning rubber through the screen. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • A hot rod off-roader? (image credit: Iain Kelly) A hot rod off-roader? (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • Crossing old school with new school. (image credit: Iain Kelly) Crossing old school with new school. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • A V8 powered BMW flyer. (image credit: Iain Kelly) A V8 powered BMW flyer. (image credit: Iain Kelly)
  • That's one clean looking Datsun. (image credit: Iain Kelly) That's one clean looking Datsun. (image credit: Iain Kelly)

The SEMA Show is an annual convention in Las Vegas put on by the Specialty Equipment Market Association - an industry body for the automotive aftermarket. It is also heaven for anyone into cars, with thousands of displays, the latest cool parts and technology, and awesome cars, 4x4s, and bikes.

I could spend days writing about the scale and size of SEMA, celebrities I saw, or how you need to walk minimum 10km per day or you won't see half the show... but i'll let my pics do the talking.

Iain Kelly is a 3-SEMA veteran from The Creators Online

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