We spent the last 2 days looking at cars and car parts, John wanted to spend our last day at Sema taking photos of the models of Sema in appreciation for their hard work. It's a tough gig, the girls are on their feet all day; smiling, signing poster, being nice and putting up with creeps in the hundreds.
Then his battery ran out!... doh.. rookie mistake! Our car was parked a mile away and we ran out of time. Below are the few photos he took just before the battery called quits.
John: the muscle cars featured at Sema are next level, some were built in-line with the wide bolt on Liberty walk fender style but for the main part the muscle car scene is doing its own thing, and staying true to its roots. I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of muscle cars on display, staying true to form it was refreshing to my purist heart, and at the same time there were muscle cars that enticed my need to endlessly want to modernized old metal. What I appreciated most were the abundant of companies still pushing and supporting old muscle cars alongside with its new variant. I wished there were more companies doing the same for older Japanese cars in every category from body panels, interiors, to its mechanical, and I mean like OEM style replacement parts. Man, I would kill for a new repo uncracked dash for an AE86, or non-riced out headlight, or some new front guards and window molds for an S14.
On the way to our car, we heard some cheering and saw a small crowd around a display. It turned out to be a national engine building competition for high school kids! Teams from different high schools came to Sema and competed throughout the week, and we were watching the finalist compete for the win. The 4 teams consisted of an all girls team, a senior high school team, and 2 junior high teams (we could totally be wrong, but that's what we could make out from the commentator). Building an engine is hard enough, racing against the clock and making sure everything is torqued correctly in the right sequence is another thing! Hats off to these guys, major props.