SEMA’s Vice President of Vehicle Technology discusses the state of advanced vehicle technology and how the current changes in the industry will impact the performance aftermarket industry for decades to come.
During the 2013 SEMA Show, the SEMA Award for Hottest Truck went to the Ford F-Series. This well-deserved honor was the result of the F-Series' dominant presence throughout the Show floor. Here now are six examples of some seriously tricked-out trucks. Take time to scroll through each entry and notice that in every writeup, there are direct links to manufacturers with ’13–’14 F-Series accessories.
The photo here was taken at the very first SEMA Show, which was known in 1967 as the High Performance & Custom Trade Show and was held in January of that year at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The car in the booth is a Camaro, Chevrolet’s answer to Ford’s wildly popular Mustang.
Though Japan slipped from the number-three car consumer worldwide in 2011 to number five in 2012, love for automobiles remains very strong among the Japanese. Like Americans, the Japanese are holding on to their cars longer, which makes for a very interesting opportunity for the custom market.