The SEMA show might have tons of highly customized cars and trucks that are brand new, but not every brand new automotive part on display is meant for the latest model year vehicles. That means that in addition to the new cars, there’s plenty of older iron to see. And, of course, there is plenty of draw to having classic machines at the show…some of us love the older muscle, the fins, and the custom work that talented builders from all over put into their show cars.
One of my favorite things to do at SEMA is to walk the grounds right in front of the North and Central halls where they park tons of cars on display. I tend to find some gorgeous 1950s era cars in this vicinity, and this year there were so many that I went through and snapped up all of the big boy cars I could find. This is the sleds of SEMA, and it’s not derogatory in any way, shape or form. Just look at that Buick! They aren’t the 1,000 horsepower power hammers, but instead the car you’d roll anywhere, anytime, in comfort with a sizable entourage riding along. Big Cadillacs, suicide-door Lincolns, and yes, the Tucker 48 replica that is a lot bigger than you’d expect it to be have all made the cut!