SEMA Show 2004
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 2004
Jack Lawford

     The SEMA  show in Las Vegas  is the trade show for the automotive industry.  Manufacturers from all aspects of the automotive field exhibit their latest and greatest products. This year exhibited as a publisher in  Hot Rod Alley and it  was quite an experience.  There is over 2 Million square feet of exhibit space for this show,  2000 exhibitors and over 100,000 attendees.  The show is open only to those who own or work for automotive related businesses….. The general public is not admitted.  There are always many new products,  lots of really great concept and Featured Vehicles and of course all those great "car people"  We had a great time ….. Many people stopped by our booth to say "Hi" because they knew our site, and many stopped by to find out about us… It was a great show !

A big part of the SEMA experience are the various breakfasts and receptions.  This was the NHRA breakfast panel hosted by Dave McClelland and featuring Wally Parks, John Force and Don The Snake Prudhomme.

In the main concourse of the convention center sat this beautiful Kirkham car… what a beauty !

This is the 2005  Magnum version of Dodges "Little Red Wagon"   Very cool car !

U.S., Radiator had a nice booth showing off their line… Check out the latest at

Air Ride Technologies was our "neighbor"… Jack was eyeing their set up for his '58 Chev…  Check it out at

Buckaroo Communications publisher of Street Rod Builder among others was on our aisle too.

Colorado Custom had an awesome display… check out that great looking Chev !

Shell Valley Mfg had this neat kit car on display

Mr. Gasket had all of their products on display…. What a selection !

Addco is a manufacturer of high performance anti sway bars for a wide range of vehicles.

Flowmasters booth was looking good… and had several great sounding rods on display !