the 2nd of November the day had come where
plans of Las Vegas and the Specialty Equipment
and Manufacturers Association (SEMA) show
arrived with much anticipation. The attendees
for this event were Sash from AN Racing, Nick
from Wolfpac, Jimmy from DART Automotive,
machinist and fabricator Charlie Grima and
electronics guru Chris. All attendees had
one thing in mind which was to view the latest
and greatest in automotive products.
a long 14 hour journey we arrived at the MGM
Grand Hotel which was home for 7 days. With
over 5000 rooms this place was massive to
say the least. Landing in Vegas is awesome
in itself as miles of desert reveals a shiny
city of magic. The next day we woke up and
then enjoyed a buffet breakfast then jumped
in a mini van and headed to the convention
centre. After flashing our id’s for the show
we entered to see a mind boggling display
as far as the eye could see of EVERYTHING
to do with automotive.
muscle, hotrods and Euro exotics as well as
custom motorcycles were on display to the
max. Also I must add to excite consumers and
retailers there was the hottest women.
AN Racing and the DART boys were elbow deep
talking product and sharing information pertaining
to future products. I managed to hook up with
several paint and detailing distributors,
and I will be using these new products on
the Wolfpac rides to make them look a cut
above the rest. From my perspective this is
aftermarket scene accounts for 29 billion
dollars annually in the US alone. Outside
there was people lining up for a thrash session
on a coned circuit in Lotus Elises’ been chased
by turbo charged Ford Crown Victoria police
car. Rubber burning and thrashing was present
as well as quality drifting thrown in for
good measure. The circuit was providing non
stop action for 5 days.
personalities and music stars had donated
their own personal rides to display. TV shows
such as “RIDES” and “PIMP MY RIDE” were also
there in force side by side with magazine
publications such as Hotrod and Lowrider magazines
all vying for attention in the outdoor car
parks. Semi trailers, monster trucks, desert
buggies quads and power boats were also on
display throughout the show.
boys also had good fortune at some of the
gaming establishments with blackjack and roulette
and were happy to walk away ahead. Food was
excellent in the primo restaurants but 3 litre
cokes and grease ball burgers were also available
if you wanted to block some arteries. The
latest clothing apparel was also on offer.
coasters, magic shows, bands, comedians, hot
cars and the best looking women were everywhere
and constantly on our agenda. It was truly
a spectacular event for which Las Vegas is
known for. On the streets Monster Trucks,
Hummers and SUV’s were huge and most were
competing for attention. One of the standout
vehicles was the Dukes of Hazzard General
Lee with Daisy behind the wheel and some awesome
Plymoth Cudas with 426 Hemi power plants.
Joe Rogans Plymoth Cuda that was fully restored
by Rad Rides by Troy was also featured as
was the 69 Salt Flats Cuda with the 1300hp
183cc twin turbo beast.
accomplished our goal of researching the latest
product lines and accumulating information
that can benefit our client base. The gang
will return in 2006, which promises to be
bigger, badder and more unbelievable. Please
enjoy some of our photos and remember as the
yanks say “Bigger is always better”.
What happens in VEGAS stays in VEGAS.