In the third and final installment of “MaydayGarage does 2012 SEMA Show”, we’ll focus on the people at SEMA… only certain people though. While companies have sales or marketing people to interact with the industry crowd, a small number also treat their general public with a little bit more eye candy, if you know what I mean.
No, not this this little mugger, which was in the Ford Exhibit
The last day of the week-long event was sort of a breather for me as I was looking forward to take my time and just observe the last hall. Without knowing what’s on each hall, my strategy was simple: go from left to right, from the left hall to the right. Simple right? Well, this last hall happened to be the Wheels & Accessories / Global Tire Expo and for those who are familiar with SEMA, I should’ve gone the other way… and back. Similar to E3 or CES having “booth babes”, this particular hall was filled with more attractive people, or rather “spokespeople”, than any other area of the venue. This resulting into a busier hall with the general public. In hindsight, I could’ve avoided the larger crowd on the last day if I had the “right to left” decision. Anyway, a little more eye candy surely doesn’t hurt and we make do with what’s available. Let’s begin.
Meet Jessica Weefer, at the AMF Booth. She's so... photogenic.
On the second installment of “MaydayGarage does 2012 SEMA Show”, we’ll mainly focus on the display cars. With hundreds of company display cars inside and lines of show cars outside of the convention halls, the task at hand was overwhelming, in a good way. Let’s begin…
MaydayGarage does 2012 SEMA Show
Since it’s announcement in 2008, the Toyota GT-86, or it’s stateside name Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, have been eagerly talked in the industry. Fast forward a few years later to the 2012 SEMA show, the majority of the display cars were FR-S’ (and some BRZ’s). It is the year of the FR-S and it’s no surprise that it won SEMA’s Best of Show in Sport/Compact Class. On a side note, Scion also had the FR-S Tuner Challenge where 3 selected tuners where given the opportunity to customize their Scion with a set budget. By the end of the day, Chris Basseglia’s Minty FReSh won. If you haven’t checked out MaydayGarage’s exclusive coverage of Chris’ car yet, CLICK HERE.
minty FReSh FR-S by Chris Basselgia
Fatlace FR-S by Fatlace Motorsports
Masterminded by Jeremy Lookofsky of CartelCustoms & Mike Vu of MVDesigns
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.
Featured events started around sunset