As we catch up on unposted coverages from this year, the holiday break gave us (me at least) enough extra time to bring you a new one from an annual event that took place last month. Here we have, ‘MaydayGarage does 2012 SEMA Show, part1′.
This was the 2nd time MaydayGarage covered the SEMA Show but as a first time attendee of the event, I really didn’t know what to expect. I know there will be tons of cars to cover, a lot of people and opportunities to attend to, and a number of options the Sin City nightlife has to offer. Weeks before the show, I was prepping up by skimming through last years coverage from our fellow automotive bloggers and getting a little bit of advice from the Mayday OGs and even though every little help helps, being there was totally different. Also, due to unfortunate circumstances, I had to do this solo. I want to say I was mildly prepared, but boy was I in for a week-long treat.
So we kicked off the SEMA week on Tuesday where the final round of the Global Rallycross Championship was held across the LVCC.
A quick tire warm up before lining up at the start.
I positioned myself around the starting line and immediately regretted it as I was restricted on angles. You’ll see below…
And of course we can’t forget the 70-foot gap jump.
Because I wasn’t there early enough and couldn’t stay late enough, I missed quite a few key moments of the final round. Especially the jump crashes by David Binks with his eBay Motors 2012 Ford Fiesta and Jimmy Keeney with his 2012 Subaru WRX STi. Both cars were done for after the unfortunate crashes but the good thing was, both walked off unharmed. By the end of the day Tanner Foust won the final round and ultimately, the 2012 Championships.
That basically wraps up my first day at SEMA. A lot of GRC goodness. We will bring you a second part, sometime this week, on what went on the exhibit halls and the outdoor show cars.
Ervin L (el_venn)