Posts Tagged ‘SEMA’

Ford Mustang is the hottest car at SEMA 2012

Nov
01

Ford Mustang is hottest car at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogHOTTEST CAR, SPORT COMPACT, TRUCK AND 4×4-SUV ANNOUNCED AT THE 2012 SEMA SHOW
— Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler Named 2012 SEMA Award Winners –

This year’s SEMA Award for the top trending vehicle models in four categories were announced today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car, the Scion FR-S took the Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4×4-SUV award.

“The SEMA Show has always been about innovative products and trends,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “The SEMA Award amplifies the industry’s special ability to identify and set trends that consumers follow.”

The SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year’s coolest products. It also underscores the cooperative relationship between the automakers and SEMA-member companies. Read more!

Mopar and SRT Presents Jeff Dunham’s Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012

Oct
31

Mopar and SRT Reveal Comedian Jeff Dunham's Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogAs part of Mopar’s 75th anniversary celebration and the 2012 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Mopar and the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team collaborated with comedian Jeff Dunham and his crew from Palmer’s Customs of Camarillo, Calif., to create a custom 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Mopar, SRT, and Dunham revealed the modern-day hot rod, dubbed Project UltraViolet, today at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Dunham is a lifelong car enthusiast and well-known comedian who premiered his fifth special, “Minding the Monsters” on Comedy Central earlier this month and will launch his new “Disorderly Conduct” tour next month in Canada.

“It’s a major understatement to say that I’ve been looking forward to the SEMA show this year, as we’ve had an awesome time creating this one-of-a-kind Challenger,” said Dunham, who touts the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda “as my favorite muscle car of all time” and recently purchased a 1970 numbers-matching four-speed convertible ‘Cuda as proof. Click on Read more for more!

Jeff Dunham: SEMA Project Ultraviolet – Challenger SRT – EP.1

Oct
17

Jeff Dunham: SEMA Project Ultraviolet - Challenger SRT - EP.1 - Muscle Cars BlogJeff has teamed up with Chrysler Groups Mopar and SRT brands to design and build a project vehicle that will be unveiled at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas on October 30th. The SEMA show is the premiere custom vehicle and aftermarket parts show in the world. Stay tuned for the next two episodes! Click on Read more for video!

Called Project Ultraviolet, it starts with a Dodge Challenger SRT8 purchased in downtown LA. The muscle car is being built to show off new technology and a brand new engine – declared “an amazing thing” in the video – that Chrysler will be unveiling in Las Vegas.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Lingenfelter LS7 800 HP

Jul
17

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Lingenfelter LS7 800 HP - Muscle Cars BlogThe original ZL1 Camaro is one of the most coveted cars ever produced by General Motors. Its fire breathing aluminum 427 is truly the stuff of hot rodding legend. When Chevrolet announced that they would build a modernized version of that famed F-body on their new Zeta platform, enthusiasts across the nation immediately began spec’ing out their hopes for the car. By the time SEMA 2011 rolled around in November, it was clear that most major shops in North America had also spent the year dreaming and creating their own visions of what the hot new Camaro should be. While there was no shortage of F-bodies at SEMA that year, none took performance as seriously as this 2011 Camaro SS.

Built by Source Interlink Media, who you may know better as the parent company of magazines like Super Chevy, Hot Rod, Automobile and Motor Trend, plenty of BIG names were called in to help out. The list includes GM Performance Division, Thomson Automotive and Pedders Suspension just to name a few. After its SEMA debut, the car was taken to Lingenfelter Performance Engineering for a full shake down. The end result is a brand new Camaro packing over 800 fully streetable horsepower. There are few fifth generation Camaros that could touch this car in a quarter mile and absolutely zero with this kind of provenance. If you’ve been eyeing a new Camaro as an investment, they simply don’t get better than this. Click on Read more!

Matte Graphite & Yellow Ford Mustang with 20″ CV3s Vossen Wheels!

Feb
03

Matte Graphite & Yellow Ford Mustang with 20" CV3s Vossen Wheels! - Muscle Cars BlogVision. Its something that most auto enthusiasts need to execute their car in the fashion they have buzzing in their heads. This is is clear vision! We have a new Ford Mustang with staggered 20″ CV3 wheels both in a matte graphite finish. This owner accented the car with splashes of yellow in just the right places, from the side mirrors to the huge brake kit added. This vehicle was also an award winner at 2011 SEMA! The CV3s match the aggressive nature of this modified Mustang perfectly! See the gallery on Read more!

Camaro is SEMA’s Hottest Car for Second Consecutive Year

Nov
09

Camaro is SEMA’s Hottest Car for Second Consecutive Year - Muscle Cars BlogLAS VEGAS – For the second year in a row, the Chevrolet Camaro is the “hottest car” at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The SEMA Award recognizes the most accessory-friendly vehicle, based on the volume of aftermarket parts exhibited at the annual showcase of automotive performance and personalization.

The SEMA Award was first handed out in 2010, which not only makes Camaro a two-time winner, but the only car to receive the award. Its selection reflects the aftermarket industry’s enthusiasm and continued investment in America’s most popular sports car.

Camaro posted 6,119 sales in October, again leading the segment and topping the next-closest competitor nine of 10 months so far in 2011 – with sales up nearly 7 percent in the first 10 months of this year.

After more than two years on the market, the Camaro continues to inspire creativity and Chevrolet is thrilled to see that expressed in all the wonderfully personalized examples here at the SEMA Show,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Chevrolet Marketing and Strategy. “Camaro has always been a car customers love to personalize and we are doing all we can to support them and the aftermarket industry with parts and accessories that help turn their dreams into reality.” Read more!

The 2011 SEMA Show Muscle Cars

Nov
01

The 2011 SEMA Show Muscle Cars - Muscle Cars BlogThe 2011 SEMA Show – SEMA Show takes place November 1-4, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

SEMA Show 2010 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 1,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more…

Take a look at the gallery with the Muscle Cars that are going to be showcased on SEMA 2011. Click on Read More!

Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR goes to 2011 SEMA Show

Oct
26

Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR goest to 2011 SEMA Show - Muscle Cars BlogOne of the sweetest pieces of motorized candy that will be served at this year’s edition of SEMA will be the Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR, a vehicle that will follow the recipe of the Nurburgring record-setting Viper SRT10 ACR.

The vehicle’s long list of performance mods starts with a Mopar coil-over suspension, a short-throw shifter, front and rear strut tower braces, lightweight alloy rims with Goodyear F1 Supercar tires, carbon fiber hood and boot lid, as well as certain engine goodies, such as a cat back exhaust. Read more!

1969 1200HP 565ci Twin Turbo Corvette

Jun
18

1969 1200HP 565ci Twin Turbo Corvette - Muscle Cars BlogA One-Off Show Winner FROM S&S MOTORSPORTS – 1200HP+ “BOMBER VETTE” – 1969 565cid Twin-Turbo Corvette. You may have probably seen their work in Super Chevy, Muscle Car Enthusiast, Vette magazines & Barrett-Jackson. The chance to own this beauty is estimated at US $282,000.00!

The special about this one is that all of cars are titled from the year they were originally built and absolutely NO CRATE ENGINES (unless otherwise specified). No reproduction bodies, as well. The guys at S&S Motorsports custom build all motors to YOUR specs!

There are other cars currently in production, to include 3 other 1969 Camaros, two being EXTREME (convertible and coupe) 1 being a SuperStreet (coupe), a 1970 442 Big Block Twin Turbo convertible (already painted S/S Red), and a 1969 EXTREME Sportsroof Mustang and there is still time to add your personal details to these industry setting vehicles. Click on read more and see the specs and many images!

SEMA 2010: Chevrolet with two special Corvettes

Nov
02

SEMA 2010: Chevrolet with two special Corvettes - Muscle Cars Blog2011 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06X TRACK CAR CONCEPT
Corvette is a mainstay on racing circuits ranging from LeMans to club racing. Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06X Concept suggests a new idea and components for transforming a production Corvette into a serious, closed-course track car.

The Corvette Z06X Concept showcases how an enthusiast can leverage Chevrolet’s expanding portfolio of performance parts to create a full-on track car. Chevrolet teamed with Pratt and Miller, partners in Corvette Racing in the American LeMans Series, to create this Z06X track car concept.

“Racing is an integral part of Corvette performance and technology,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “This concept car represents a mid-point between our GT race car and the production Z06, prepared by the team responsible for the Corvette Racing C6.R race cars, and featuring many performance parts owners can choose today.”

The Z06X concept is based on the Corvette Z06 with the 1LZ equipment package, along with the Z07 Performance Package and CFZ Carbon Fiber Package. The 2011 Z06 with the Z07 package creates the lightest production Corvette and includes carbon ceramic brakes and Magnetic Ride Control, while the CFZ package offers body components that enhance aerodynamic down force on the race track, including a front splitter. Read more!