All of the vehicles have been detailed, booths are built, and the beautiful booth models are in place, this could only mean one thing… Tuesday was upon us and the 2013 SEMA Show opened their doors to tens of thousands of industry professionals. We did our best to stay focused (those show cars draw me like a moth to the light!) Monday as we got our booth set up and ready for everyone. This year it seems like there’s a great vibe in the air with more new products on the show floor than ever.
Aside from the usual “trends” I seem to notice a few obvious new trends this year at the show. Below are few photos that display just that.
If you’re not pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down then I’ll school you quickly. “Van of all types are Cool”. I know there are some of you out there that say the Van Culture never died.. but they’re definitely making a comeback! We’re excited to see what starts to pop out of the woodwork over the next year or two.
A few big builds have been unveiled and I was there to check them out first and snap some photos.
Brian Fuller and his crew at Fuller Hot Rods always promise to put out some of the most unique builds of the show. Last year their “Thundertaker” Cadillac Hearse took the show by storm and had crowds surrounding it all week. This year is no different. The “Double Down” Ford Roadster is an all wheel drive monster with a Ford Racing V8 engine that perfectly marries performance and custom modifications with the iconic styling of a deuce roadster (1932 Ford Roadster). These builds are not for mere mortals like you and I, but they’re definitely an inspiration that can help us push ourselves on our home builds.
We also kicked off our first batch of Tech Demos with Ron Covell and Kevin Tetz at the show. The crowds and interaction was great and we can’t wait to see what these guys have to show us each day of the show!
We’ve got our eyes open and our ears to the ground and we’ll be bringing you some of our favorites everyday from the show. Be sure to follow along on for live coverage via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eastwoodcompany, Twitter: https://twitter.com/EastwoodCo and Instagram: http://instagram.com/eastwoodco.