Being my 5th year attending the show and every year growing closer in relationship to my suppliers and vendors, I made this year a priority to learn as much about the companies who make the products I sell. Knowing first hand the feeling of struggles and big breaks and even the “I made it” moments, I felt it would be interesting and insightful to learn the stories of not only the companies but also the founders/owners/presidents of those companies. I also wanted this year to be about the new products, I pride myself on knowing every detail of every product I sell. So instead of re-familiarizing myself with the whole catalog all in a 5-minute visit to a SEMA booth, I wanted to spend that time or more learning solely about the new products that company is or will be coming out with. Lastly, I wanted to meet and talk to the LEGENDS, these aren’t your people of youtube, your reality TV stars, or even your winning SEMA builders… I’m talking about automotive legends of myth, people who literally changed the industry.
A few weeks ago I got an email from SEMA saying something like, “last day for registration!”
Typically I put this kind of email into the junk folder and don’t think anything of it. This year was different, my birthday and the SEMA show nearly coincided and I decided to see what I could get with my airline miles and hunt for a deal on a hotel. Within a few hours I had the flights booked, passes to the show bought and a hotel reservation.
Without further adieu here are the longly awaited SEMA 2017 Pictures
Pete Brock, Designer of the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette and Shelby Daytona Coupe^*Stares in Daytona Coupe*New AEM 5 and 7 inch display, works with ANY standalone ECU and has plug and play for 2008+ OBD2 PIDsAffordable Standalone for basic swaps and controls, total retail cost is $1100 NRG Innovations is NOW FIA CERTIFIED!
NRG FORGED STEERING WHEELNRG SFI CERT ON QUICK RELEASES!Our good friend and owner of NRG Innovations Steve showing us how comforable the FRP300 seat is.Our outside salesman, Sergio is loving meeting great people in the industryI LOVE THIS HAWAIIAN THEME FLORAL PATTERN WHEELGen 2 Quick Release Lock, spins freely on the hub once locked. MUST HAVEThis is the future, we have already been working with NRG and others in making this a plug and play way to keep important steering wheel functions while still allowing for quick releaseALL THE CARBONFord was giving out there small LeMans Style Build-your-own Lego charactersAJ Foyt and Dan Gurneys 1967 MKIV LeMans winning Ford GT40 RacecarRobert Downey Jr’s 1970 Bos 302 body built in Carbon Fiber by SpeedKore and has a Roush blown AluminatorMagnus Walker2018 Roush 729 with fender flares and finished in Grabber GreenI won a ride in both Vaughn Gitten Jrs Raptor and his S550 Mustang drift carFound Jonathan from Chicane 23Got invited to the Roush Afterparty