Sema: The hot rods

The term “Hot Rod” means many things to many people. To me today, for the sake of this post, mean roughly ’30s to ’40s cars and trucks modified in an appealing manner.

Side note: I do not know much about these old things. I can usually identify a Ford but that’s about it. Please comment with what a particular make and model is if you know it!

Silver Sedan: (Ford?)

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Tradition flamed convertible: (Ford?)

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This thing had many trick design features, note the pop-up headlight in the hood! (Ford?)

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The E-stop Ford pickup.

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Bagged ’33 Ford 2 door.

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’33 Ford 2 Door coupe:

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Another Ford Coupe:

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Welderup Vegas had a bucnh of wicked Rods out front. This is “Quit your bitchin.”

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The famous Welderup smoke machine, packing turbo-diesel power.

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Here’s a link to the afore-mentioned burnout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVOFWcXffs0

Welderup turbo diesel number dos.

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Clean black and red sedan.

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Guess what powered this little number?

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A 2.3L Ecoboost 4 Cylinder!

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Accuair fat fendered (Ford?)

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This picture of this black and red sedan convertible is terrible but the car was immaculate!

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You don’t see many convertible pickups!

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This rust colored rod had a ton of cool touches!

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The T-bucket roadster is a staple of the hot rod scene and this one had a;; the right mods!

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Fenders work on this copper colored beauty!

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Would you trust Honest Charley?

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This Edelbrock equipped truck was immaculate!

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Sema Action Network Ford Highboy.

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Clean blue and cream Ford Highboy.

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The Brookland Special.

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I loved the chunky tires on this T-bucket.

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As I said, help me identify these!

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Sema: S197 Mustangs

I’m looking at buying a car soon, and I keep gravitating back to the S197 Mustang. So, here are a few from my week in Vegas:

A few of the V6 rental car, which served us well as we put 1800 miles on the clock in a matter of days:

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Meaty fitment on this Shelby:

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Saleen’s take on the 2014:

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Trufiber designed this conversion kit, where you can swap on the front end of the 11-12 onto the 05-09 model. Trick!

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You look’ at me?

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I much prefer the Gotta-have-it greenthis car originally was.

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Galpin Auto Sports wicked widebody Cobra!

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Bagged, boosted and blue.

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The rear of the G.A.S. Cobra. Those hips!

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Justin Pawlak’s “Sideways S197”. Those Weld wheels are cool.

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Hotwheels demo Mustang, such a wild look!

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Details of the Vorshlag built track hound.

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The Instagram famous @dirtychamba lookin’ good out front.

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Sema day four highlights:

Day four was the shortest for me, I regret that I only discovered Toyo Tires awesome treadpass as I was leaving as it may have had the sum total of the coolest metal at the event. Enjoy day four:

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Sema day three highlights:

Day three:

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Sema day two highlights

Day two:

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Been a long time coming: SEMA 2014

I’ve been out of this site for a long time, but I’m planning to get back into it again. I went to the Sema show and it was an  increbile fulfillment of a childhood dream. I will be back! Here are some highlights of the show.

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Dodge Charger Daytona / Plymouth Superbird

Not a vehicle you see modified very often!

Petty colors look good on this Dodge Charger Daytona:

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Pro Street with the big and littles wheel and tire combo:Image

Love the look of the big tires and worn, battle scarred exterior hunkered down:Image

There are actually a few converted convertible Satellites i believe that have been given the Dodge Charger Daytona treatment:Image

This thing is so crazy! I’m pretty sure it is a tube frame type vehicle with fiberglass body panels.

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Mr. Angry’s “Project Angrier” – a 180mph track ready Charger Daytona replica:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mr.+angry’s+1969+dodge+daytona&rlz=1C1_____enUS401US401&oq=mr+angry+dod&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l4.8368j0j9&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

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Vin Diesel drives this gorgeous machine in the latest Fast and Furious movie:ImageImageImage

200mph aerodynamics worked on the superspeedway, so why not the 1/4 mile? Drag prepped chop top Charger Daytona? Yes Please!Image

Gotta love the Bill Goldberg-Year One Charity Plymouth Superbird! More info:

http://moparblog.com/bill-goldberg-1970-plymouth-superbird-on-ebay/Image

Another flat black Charger Daytona, prepped for the 1/4 mile too!Image

Someone should build another one like this Speedster style Dodge Charger Daytona:Image

 

Dodge Charger Daytona Breaks Records At Bonneville

 

In September 1971, NASCAR driver Bobby Isaac took his Daytona Charger to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Isaac broke 28 world speed records, most notably the two-way flying mile speed of 216.946 miles per hour.

Source:http://www.classic-car-history.com/dodge-charger-daytona-history.htm

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Lee Sicilios 1969 Dodge Daytona 283 mph Bonneville racer:

Source and a ton of insane build pics:

http://bangshift.com/blog/car-feature-lee-sicilios-1969-dodge-daytona-283-mph-bonneville-racer-can-he-run-300-in-a-muscle-car-we-think-so.html

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And a european drag prepped American Superspeedway prepped muscle car? Oh yeah!Image