SEMA News—September 2019


By Juan Torres

SEMA Show exhibitors who manufacture parts for the truck and off-road markets often use pickups to showcase their latest product lineups. Those elaborate builds are easy to spot displayed in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the modifications and additions made to them are clear indications of how and why the truck market segment was responsible for 27% of the nearly $45 billion spent on specialty-equipment products last year. Below are some of the media outlets that kept truck enthusiasts informed about the builds and parts unveiled at the 2018 SEMA Show.


In addition to Phil Gordon’s cover story on a Ford F-250 built for the 2018 SEMA Show, the May 2019 issue of Truckin features articles by Bryan Fross and Jeremy Cook highlighting 25 products from the SEMA Show as well as 30 lifted trucks, 30 lowered trucks and 39 trucks taking part in Friday evening’s SEMA Cruise.


Street Trucks

Street Trucks

Mike Alexander and Solomon Lunger scoured the 2018 SEMA Show to give readers who are Ford fans a taste of the Blue Oval trucks displayed throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center. The end result was an article on the F-100s in the booths of exhibitors Goodguys, Energy Suspension, Precision Replacement Parts, Magnaflow, PPG and Pypes Exhaust, among others.


Diesel WorldDiesel World

Diesel World author Jason Sands began informing readers about what he witnessed at the 2018 SEMA Show early into the May 2019 issue. He got things started with a feature on 20 new truck parts he found at the Show, and he followed up with a pictorial of 37 diesel trucks he came across during the four-day event.



Heard on Social Media

“If you have yourself a diesel truck for towing, or as a daily, then you owe it to yourself and your rig to see these cool new products that we came across at SEMA 2018.”—Truck Trend, via Twitter

“What’s a SEMA Show without a ton of trucks? Here are some of our faves.” —Driving Line, via Facebook

“Here’s a selection of the best trucks from SEMA Show 2018. Full album available on Arab Motor World website link in bio.”Arab Motor World, via Facebook

“Five R Trucks haul their best builds of the year to Las Vegas and the biggest show of the year, SEMA.”Lifted Life, via Twitter


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