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Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, Car Shows, Trade Shows

BANGshift Contributor Rob Bennett Picked Some Of His Favorites From The 2018 SEMA Show

(Photos by Rob Bennett) Yesterday we shared some of Rob’s photos from the back exit door at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It’s a cool spot to see many of the featured cars in the show...

We’ve Got Your SEMA Favorites Driving Out Of The Show! Even The Ones You Think Don’t Run!

(Photos by Rob Bennett) SEMA ready and road ready are very often two different things. It is not uncommon to find cars that don’t even run sitting in the show. Those that do run are usually not...

2018 SEMA Photo Coverage: The Last Blast From The Camera Of Lohnes

(Photos by the author) – From rat rods to OEM offerings, the SEMA show really has everything you’d ever want to check out as a gearhead. For years it was just Ford up front, Chevy in the...

2018 SEMA Show Coverage: The Endless Stream of Cars and Truck Just Keeps On Coming!

(Photos by the author) – We’re back with more cars and trucks from the 2018 SEMA show floor. This year’s show was packed full of the kind of excitement and anticipation that we...

2018 SEMA Show Gallery: Things To Love And Things To Sneer On The Floor At SEMA

(Photos by the author) – The fun thing about SEMA is that you never know what lurks around each particular corner. Because companies sometimes move spots and that there’s no 100% cut and...

SEMA Show 2018 Floor Photos: More Of The Iron You Want To See From Las Vegas

(Photos by the author) – Annnnnd we’re back with more images from the 2018 SEMA show floor. From the incredible Andy Leach built coupe we used in the lead photos to the wild Mexican Ford...

2018 RockFab Car Show Photos: This Even Brought Out KILLER Stuff For A First Year Gathering

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon) – Here’s the thing about SEMA. Most of the people there think that the whole world stops when the show starts. The reality is that they are wrong by a lot. Yes,...

SEMA 2018 Photo Coverage: More Cool, Different, Awesome, and Unique Iron From The Show Floor

(Photos by Brian Lohnes) – Even a couple of days after the show I have been waking up post SEMA 2018 and thinking I needed to get my ass moving and over to the Las Vegas Convention Center. We...

SEMA 2018: Optima Row – Where The Corner Carvers Show Off Before They Hit The Track!

Between the Westgate Hotel and the Las Vegas Convention Center is an alleyway that most any other day of the year is simply an access road for trucks that are dropping off food, supplies and whatever...

2018 RockFab Car Show Photo Coverage: Killer Cars At A First Time Show In Virginia

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) – This was the last car show of the year for the Roanoke, VA area and I almost missed it, probably because it’s new. First weekend of  November, the...

SEMA Show 2018 Photos: Our Photographic Tour Of The Mammoth Show Continues

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) – Like a huge locomotive pulling out of the station, the SEMA show has this accelerating quality that always catches us by surprise when we get to the end of the...

2018 SEMA Show Photo Coverage: More Cars, More Trucks, More Stuff To Make You Smile and Scowl

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) – There’s so much stuff to see and do at the SEMA show that it really is ridiculous. Every year there are more cars, activities, people signing junk, people...

This Is Our Last Blast Of Pomona Swap Meet Photos

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) The Pomona Swap Meet was huge and awesome, as usual, which is why we always go! It’s a riot hanging out with friends, looking at cool parts, laughing at stuff we find,...

SEMA 2018: A Final Sweep Of The Current Automotive Scene

Every year I go to SEMA, I tend to trot out one tired old trope: there was too many things to see and not enough time to see them in. Amazing, then, how I can waste a week. This year, though, those...