By Carr Winn
The annual SEMA Cruise provides exhibitors, builders, Vegas locals and enthusiasts one last look at the vehicles that were on display at the 2013 SEMA Show.
Once again, the annual SEMA Cruise was a crowd favorite, helping exhibitors, builders, Vegas locals and enthusiasts get one last look at the vehicles that dominated the 2013 SEMA Show. The SEMA Cruise is the only part of the Show that is open to consumers.
On Friday, November 8, as the exhibitors' booths were being dismantled and products were getting packaged for shipment home, their booth and feature vehicles roared to life as they drove out of the Convention Center. The parade of rolling art is now an official part of the SEMA Show and is one of the most anticipated aspects of the annual industry gathering.
Attendance at this year's cruise was massive. Crowds filled the grandstands in front of the North Hall, and lined the route from the Convention Center all the way to Paradise Road.
Emcee Joe Sebergandio kept the crowd entertained, commenting on the wide variety of vehicles and waving down celebrities, such as Chip Foose and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, for interviews.
Even as the sun went down, the crowds continued to cheer, celebrating for more than two hours as hundreds of cars, trucks, motorcycles, Jeeps and exotics took a final bow.