SEMA 2014 Preview
SEMA 2014 opens officially tomorrow to the public but we’re lucky enough to be able to scope out the show during setup Sunday and Monday. For us this is the best time to be able to find the best vehicles of the show.
Walking up to the convention center each year for the first time is like sensory overload. As soon as you even get close to the buildings you can see the reflection of the bright desert sun off of the glass smooth paint and the chrome rims of all of the cars lining the road in front of the show. The cars out here are exhibition vehicles and often times built or owned by a private individual. Don’t be fooled into thinking these cars are of lesser quality than anything inside, there’s some sick rides outside! Each year the outdoor exhibition area gets larger with the vehicles spreading to the far corners of the adjacent parking lots!
Inside the show floor is buzzing with workers in each booth setting up to display their new products for the year. The booth displays at SEMA range from borderline swap meet style to space age with driving simulators, lasers/lights, and beautiful models.
This year once again the Eastwood booth transforms into a mock workshop with a workbench with function tools as well as displays of our newest products. We also will be bringing the knowledge to show-goers with live metal shaping and paint demos all week by Gene Winfield, Ron Covell, and Kevin Tetz. These demos are our way of giving back to the community and are a rare chance to sit in on an instructional class free of charge by each of these masters in their craft! No time for watching a class? We’re offering killer deals on the products on display in our booth with Ipad stations setup for easy order right from our booth (hey we gotta pay for those rough nights at the tables somehow!!).
This year already looks like its going to be a busy one and we’ve got some amazing video interviews and features with some of the top cars and builders at SEMA! Make sure you follow along on all of our social media outlets and check back daily on the blog for the highlights from each day at the show!