2015 SEMA Show: Wildest Rides

© Mike MeredithWhat Happens at SEMA . . .
Every year the Specialty Equipment Market Association takes over the 3,200,000 square feet of floor space and parking lots surrounding the Las Vegas Convention Center for a weeklong trade show that covers everything automotive. Most exhibitors feature cars, trucks or SUVs in their displays to showcase their products or simply to attract attention — and the more extreme the vehicle, the better. Tens of thousands attend the SEMA Show each year, and while a trade show and not open to the public, it’s the one auto show every enthusiast wants to attend. Consider this your all-access pass to see some of the wildest rides we could find this year in Las Vegas.

© Mike MeredithEquadoline
Built by Gordy Tronson at Gordy’s Garage in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Equadoline started life as a 1962 Ford Econoline Pickup before the bed was removed and replaced by a hand-built tube chassis to receive four supercharged Ford 4.6-liter V8 engines. The front suspension and rear end are from a C7 Corvette, with a Getrag 6-speed transaxle and coil-over rear shocks. Total output is estimated at 4000 horsepower. Yes, four thousand. Not a typo.

© Mike MeredithThe Stampede Rod
Built by Welderup in Las Vegas, Nevada, and featured on the second episode of the Discovery Channel show “Vegas Rat Rods,” The Stampede Rod is a 1930 Ford Model A with a custom roll cage, powered by a twin-turbocharged Cummins 4BT diesel engine that produces close to 400 horsepower. The Stampede Rod also carries two bottles of nitrous.

© Mike Meredith1932 Ford Custom “Double Down”
Built to showcase Jet-Hot Coatings, the first noticeable thing about the “Double Down” is a transfer case sticking out from beneath the grille — evidence that this ’32 Ford Custom is all-wheel drive. Power comes from a 576-cubic-inch Jon Kaase Boss 9 engine prepped by Kurt Urban with a G-Force 5-speed transmission. The front pushrod suspension required moving the radiator to the rear, in addition to front coilovers and rear shocks from RideTech.

© Mike MeredithThunderstruck
Designed by Steve Stanford and built by Eddie’s Rods and Customs, this sleek 1967 Ford Thunderbird features purple paint by Wayne Saunders and an interior done by Eddie Potestio of Eddie’s Rods and Customs.

© Mike Meredith1933 Ford Roadster
Owned by Larry Olson from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and built by Bobby Alloway in Louisville, Tennessee, this 1933 Ford Roadster won the 2015 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award and the Grand National Roadster Show.

© Mike MeredithBlack Ops 4X4 Willys

© Mike MeredithSuperman Chrysler 300

© Mike MeredithKenny Hauk 1947 Willys Rat Rod

© Mike MeredithLamborghini Aventador
Finished in black and matte gray with lime green BForged wheels.

© Mike MeredithCreative Bespoke Ferrari 458 Speciale
This Ferrari 458 Speciale features GFG forged modular wheels.

© Mike MesredithFord F-350 Super Duty Copper
Low-rider F-350 Super Duty Copper with matte black paint, copper wheels and copper details, showcasing Nitrous Express products.

© Mike MeredithBadger smart fortwo
This smart fortwo features highly detailed airbrush art to showcase Badger Air-Brush Co. products.

© Mike MeredithSuperman Chrysler 300
Superman themed Chrysler 300 includes four scissor doors.

© Mike MeredithSuperman Chrysler 300

© Mike MeredithRC F GT3 by Lexus
Lexus will return to racing in 2016 with Paul Gentilozzi and F Performance in the new RC F GT3 based on the Lexus RC F production car. Veteran sports car driver Scott Pruett will pilot the RC F GT3 in a limited schedule for 2016 with a full schedule planned for 2017.

© Mike MeredithNissan GT-R
The finish on this Nissan GT-R may look like metal, but it’s actually thick layers of paint that have been taped, carved and sculpted, then finished with metallic paint and clear coat.

© Mike MeredithLamborghini Huracan
Finished in matte purple, this Lamborghini Huracan features Vorsteiner wheels.

© Mike MeredithRugged Ridge Jeep Wrangler

© Mike MeredithCognito Motorsports GMC Yukon

Chevrolet Corvette C7Turn 14 Distribution Corvette C7

© Mike MeredithCreative Bespoke Ferrari 458 Spider
Black Ferrari 458 Spider with red accents and red forged modular wheels.

© Mike Meredith1956 Lincoln Mark II by Sic Chops featuring Kicker Audio System

© Mike MeredithAudi R8 Wrap by Fellers
Early in the day with a carbon fiber pattern purple wrap.

© Mike MeredithAudi R8 Wrap by Fellers
Later in the day with a new wrap.

© Mike MeredithKia Forte Koup Mud Bogger

© Eric Bellscheidt, Automotive Content Experience1936 Ford Pickup

© Mike MeredithKia Ballast Point Sedona
Kia and Ballast Point Brewery transformed this Kia Sedona minivan into a mobile beer stand with two taps.

© Mike MeredithKia PacWest Adventure Sorento

© Mike MeredithWet Sounds Rat Rod

© Mike Meredith2015 Cadillac ATS GT Coupe Modified by Reth Cadillac Tuning, Grand Rapids Michigan

© Mike Meredith1966 Chevrolet Suburban

© Mike Meredith1998 Nissan S14

© Mike Meredith1991 Acura NSX Rocket Bunny Widebody by LTMW

© Mike Meredith2015 Audi S3 Widebody Built By Allroad Outfitters

© Mike MeredithExtreme OffRoad Performance Chevrolet Silverado

© Mike MeredithDVB OffRoad Jeep Wrangler

© Mike MeredithFord Torino

© Mike MeredithAmerican Force Muscle Ram

© Mike MeredithMatte Blue Range Rover with gold Strada wheels

© Mike Meredith2016 Nissan Titan XD

© Mike MeredithDatsun 240Z

© Mike MeredithLaid-Back Garage Transport Truck

© Mike Meredith1933 Chevrolet Custom Roadster

© Mike Meredith1971-72 SCCA Trans-Am 2.5 BRE Datsun 510
This Brock Racing Enterprises Datsun 510 raced in the Trans-Am Under 2.5 liter class in 1971 and 1972 and was driven in 1972. The car was raced by Bobby Allison in 1972 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and is currently owned by Adam Carolla.

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