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More shots from SEMA 2013

Tue, 12 Nov 2013

We finally found our way back home from SEMA, drained the sand out of the camera and came across a few more cool cars. Davey G. Johnson already sent his leftovers and we hear Blake Z. Rong is working on his SEMA memoirs. Here are a few more. Because you can never get enough SEMA (Ed.: Yes, you can).

Scott's Hot Rods 1965 Mustang

Mark Vaughn
You can't argue with 640 hp to the wheels.

The creations of Justin Scott Padfield of Scott's Hot Rods in Oxnard, Calif., have twice won America's Most Beautiful Roadster at the Grand National Roadster Show, but his shop works on all kinds of cars. At SEMA he showed off this 1965 Mustang. Built for Ryan Venturine, the car has a full tube chassis lowered to just 4 inches off the ground. The body doesn't have an original curve or crease on it.

“We reshaped or fabricated everything on it,” said Padfield. “The owner said, 'I wanna have a badass Mustang.”

Helping to achieve that status, Padfield put in a 427 FE Roush V8 making 640 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque (at the wheels) mated to a Richmond five-speed transmission.

1932 Ford Five-Window Body

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Ford has officially licensed this '32 5-window steel body from United Pacific.

Ford already offers officially licensed bodies for the 1940 coupe and 1965-70 Mustang, but now you can get an officially licensed 1932 five-window coupe for your next project. Made by United Pacific, it comes coated in weldable primer with the doors, latches, hinges and working trunk lid in place. You can get the original wood cross beams in the roof or more modern steel units. Now you have no excuses; start building.

The Rip Rod

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The Hot Wheels Rip Rod has the weight-to-power ratio of a Lamborghini.

The Rip Rod was built by Hot Wheels last year for "The World's Best Driver" series. It's powered by a 158-hp turbocharged three-cylinder Ecoboost engine. Curb weight is 1,100 pounds, promising 6.96 pounds per horsepower -- supercar territory. Someday, we must drive this.

Alberth Aviation Parts Hauler

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So shiny, so cool, the Alberth Aviation delivery van rules!

Alberth Aviation is an aircraft parts supplier out of Toomball, Texas. This customized delivery van is their parts hauler. If we owned a plane, we would order parts from Alberth just to see them delivered in this thing.

Bisimoto Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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California tuner Bisi Ezerioha got 1000 hp out of this Genesis Coupe.

Bisi Ezerioha arrived on the import scene as a Honda tuner renowned for his carbureted, SOHC, FWD Hondas. Recently he's branched out into Porsches, but he also does Hyundais for the SEMA show. This year he brought this 1000-hp twin-turbo Genesis Coupe. Bisi may be the only guy at SEMA who could carry off that bow tie.

About the SEMA Show

SEMA -- short for Specialty Equipment Marketing Association -- is the biggest aftermarket auto event in the world, held in Las Vegas each fall. The show fills multiple convention halls and shows off everything from high-performance OEM specials to custom wheels and graphics from local shops. Get the full rundown on what automakers and suppliers are up to at the industry's biggest trade show at our SEMA Show home page.

By Mark Vaughn