By Chad Simon
Barry Meguiar (right) will interview the specialty-equipment industry’s biggest names, brightest minds and top talent on the “Car Crazy TV” Stage.
At Ford Out Front, SEMA Show attendees can ride along in Shelby GT350 Mustangs, Ford Raptors, the new Focus RS and Superformance Cobras piloted by Ford Performance Driving School instructors.
Fifty cars and trucks qualified for the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by K&N Filters, and will be displayed at the SEMA Show.
The SCORE Baja 1000 Experience will feature Baja 1000 Trophy Truck and Class 1 race vehicles.
With more than 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit space in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the 2015 SEMA Show, to be held November 3–6, is expected to attract more than 140,000 exhibitors, buyers, media and attendees. Outdoor crowd pleasers returning this year include “Car Crazy TV,” Ford Out Front, Optima Street Car Alley and the SCORE Baja 1000 Experience.
“Car Crazy TV”
“Car Crazy TV,” located in front of the Central Hall, will broadcast live on screens throughout the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center and to more than 92,000 Las Vegas hotel rooms. A portion of the interviews will also be aired as “Car Crazy TV” episodes during the 2016 season. “Car Crazy TV” Stage Hours:
- Tuesday, November 3: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 4: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 5: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The 2015 SEMA Show marks the 12th consecutive year that “Car Crazy TV” host Barry Meguiar will interview the specialty-equipment industry’s biggest names, brightest minds and top talent on the “Car Crazy TV” Stage.
Ford Out Front
Located in the Silver Lot in front of Central Hall, Ford Out Front will allow Show attendees to experience the thrill of riding in a collection of high-performance machines. Professional drivers will be on hand, including Ken Block, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Jack Roush Jr. and Justin Pawlak. SEMA Show attendees can ride along in Shelby GT350 Mustangs, Ford Raptors, the new Focus RS and Superformance Cobras piloted by Ford Performance Driving School instructors.
OPTIMA Street Car Alley
SEMA Show attendees will have a chance to meet the stars and their cars from the TV series “OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car” all week long in OPTIMA Street Car Alley, located between the Westgate Hotel and LVCC North Hall. OPTIMA has run nine qualifying events in “OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car,” presented by Advance Auto Parts, at legendary tracks around the country. From these events, approximately 50 cars and trucks qualified for the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by K&N Filters, and will be displayed at the SEMA Show. Ten additional vehicles will be invited to compete in the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the Saturday and Sunday after the SEMA Show concludes. The entire qualifying series, the SEMA Show and OUSCI will be documented for the TV Series, which airs every weekend on MAVTV, starting Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. (EST).
SCORE Baja 1000 Experience/BFGoodrich Pit Crew Challenge
In its second annual partnership with SEMA, SCORE International will once again transform a 70,000-sq.-ft. area in the LVCC Silver Lot into the ultimate off-road and desert-racing exhibit. The SCORE Baja 1000 Experience, sponsored by BFGoodrich Tires, will include race-related displays and activities, culminating in a live qualifying event for the 2015 SCORE International Baja 1000, and the grounds will feature Baja 1000 Trophy Truck and Class 1 race vehicles. For the Pit Crew Challenge, each two-member team will compete against the clock and other teams by conducting a controlled pit stop and testing their skills in changing BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 race tires and simulating a fuel stop on a SCORE Baja 1000 Class 10 buggy. Each day, the team with the fastest time will win a set of BFGoodrich Tires. One team selected at random will be rewarded with a trip to the 2016 Bud Light Baja 500 as guests of BFGoodrich Tires. The 2015 Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 Trophy Truck and Class 1 participants are invited to attend the Baja 1000 qualifying event and showcase their race vehicle at the SCORE Experience. Additional vehicles on display will include a Jeep JKRK outfit by off-road racer Casey Currie, a ’16 Polaris XP1K3 RZR XP Turbo and a Ford Shelby American 700-hp F-150. SCORE-Vision will loop race footage, and a man-made burm will host the Trophy Trucks in attendance. View SCORE’s Show week schedule online.