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An 8-Year Journey To SEMA

“When are you going to grow up and start taking this seriously? You’re never going to make a living photographing cars.” These words from my head lecturer in college are the most inspiring words that

The Über 911: Gunther Werks’ 400R

It takes something special to stop you in your tracks at a show like SEMA. Everything here is turned up to 11, with countless companies competing for your attention. The builds I’m walking past while

Welcome To The SEMA Show Floor

Over the course of the next few days I’m going to be doing a lot of walking around the Las Vegas Convention Center, but to kick things off (and give my feet a break), I thought I’d share some of the

Ballin’ & Haulin': The Unexpected SEMA Find

Sometimes, it’s impossible to put into words the impression that something leaves on you. One of the very first vehicles I encountered at the SEMA Show was also one of the most unexpected. Parked

Stopping Time In Las Vegas

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” While I think he was definitely onto something, unlike Ferris Bueller, there’s not quite the time to

The ‘What-If’ Shelby GT350 Mustang

There has been plenty of time now to reflect on various design elements of the 52-year-old model, and three of the original designers at Shelby have teamed up again to make their dreams a reality —

V8 Swapping An FC3S RX-7 The Right Way

Plus, I’m a sucker for any RX-7, and this will be the second V8-swapped one that we’ve taken a look at in Las Vegas this week. Is it a trend, a consequence of people being tired of rebuilding

550hp & A Wide-Body That Works

When Pandem announced its overfender kit for the Mk7 Golf chassis way back when, I was excited to see how – or even if – the Volkswagen scene would embrace it. In the time since, I can only recall two

White Or Red? Pick Your Poison

One follows a more traditional formula while the other seems to throw the rulebook out almost entirely. Instead of depriving you of either car, I thought I’d show you both of them. While both RX-7s

Boost Boost Baby: The Turbos Of SEMA

While I’ve learned the answer by now, there were still plenty of cars at the SEMA Show this year to which I had the exact same reaction. Some head-scratchers, some mind-blowers; here are a handful of

Gas Monkey Garage Goes JDM

Their creation made its way to the 2017 SEMA Show. I think it’s safe to say that many of us here at Speedhunters are fans of Nissans. Dino’s BNR34, Paddy’s work with the Worthouse S15s, and of course

The JDM Hunt At SEMA

It’s something you could possibly answer at a smaller event, but when it comes to the SEMA Show, it’s a futile question. The sheer number of cars on display and the ultra high quality makes it near on

Back To Reality: A Las Vegas Lexus LS400

I was presented with the prospect of either missing my flight or not delivering exactly what I wanted for my final assignment from the 2017 SEMA Show. The answer was obvious. I’d been searching my

Carbon Everything: A Time Attack WRX

It’s no secret that time attack builders are willing to go to great lengths when crafting their cars. The ingenuity behind the machinery and how swiftly they evolve over the years is just as

A Taste Of Group C In Okinawa

There were plenty to choose from at the Koza event too, including this SA22C Mazda RX-7 race car. The creator of this particular car obviously took their inspiration from Australia’s Group C racing

The Ultimate Fox Body Street Machine?

With so many cars on show at SEMA, it’s an extremely tough ask to see them all, let alone go back for a second look. But every time I walked past the ‘Goodguys Pace Car’ on my travels (it had prime

The SEMA Show Roll-Out

It may only be four days long, but the SEMA Show feels like so many more considering just how large it is. Even after the first day, you’re sore, tired and ready to take a nap, so by the end of the

Under The Las Vegas Lights With RAUH-Welt Begriff

If this year’s coverage is any indication, you’ll know that the 2017 SEMA Show was as crazy as ever. This time around though, the little RAUH-Welt Begriff meet which is held annually in Las Vegas at

Keeping The JGTC Dream Alive

As much as I enjoy watching modern motorsport push the boundaries of what’s possible on a race track, the nostalgic part of me still gets very excited by the good old days. Last month, the spectacle

The Custom Interiors Of SEMA

I’ve always been of the opinion that anyone into cars should respect and admire what people are doing irrespective of the scene. This is especially true for the US, a place where the practice of