Widebody Mecca – SEMA 2014 /// Gallery 1/5

Widebody Mecca – SEMA 2014 /// Gallery 1/5

What is SEMA?

Originally, the SEMA acronym stood for Speed Equipment Manufacturing Association (this is a cool as name). In 1970, government regulations became an issue and the name was changed to Specialty Equipment Market Association (not as much street cred) to improve the overall image of the association (sounds like they had the same dramas, that the current car enthusiast has to deal with). Founded in 1963, it wasn’t till 1967 the first show was held. With relatively humble beginnings, this first show was held in the basement of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, before moving to the new Anaheim Stadium in 1974. In 1967 they had 98 manufacturers manning booths and an attendance of 3000 people. In 2013 the attendees rose to 126,000, and with 2000 new products on display, and 2,381 companies exhibiting product. SEMA has become one of the largest automotive events on the planet!

From everyone we have spoken to that attended the event this year, they all mentioned how insanely huge this event is. Form the pics that we have been drooling over since the set was downloaded, we are still trying to take in the amazing level of cars and parts on display, the scale of this event is phenomenal! We will have to add this to the ‘boys trip’ bucket list for sure.

Over the next 5 nights we will be dropping footage from our massive bank of amazing photos taken by the very talented Cody Gephart. Now enough talking and enjoy the gallery…

(stats sourced from Wikipedia)

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