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SEMA 2007 Auto Show - Las Vegas, NV
Pictures from the 2007 SEMA Specialty  Automotive Aftermarket Industry show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center
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SEMA 2007 Car Show
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Toyota Sponsored Buggy Ride
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Truck Trend Proving Ground


This was my first time attending the SEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in 2007. The following ten pages contain over 600 pictures and a few videos from the event.

SEMA stands for "Specialty Equipment Market Association" and the show is not open to the public. The organization represents the automotive aftermarket specialty and performance parts industry.

Only individuals representing manufacturers, retailers, vehicle service businesses, corporate buyers, transportation industry analysts and members of the media may attend.

I was lucky enough to snag a gig shooting pictures of the event for a friend's media company and also his friend's small performance parts company.
 

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Maxxis Truck Racing
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Toyota Trucks Obstacle Course
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Las Vegas Monorail Crowd
The SEMA show began in 1967 with just under a hundred exhibitors and only a few thousand attending representatives from the automotive industry across the world. The SEMA show in 2007 that I attended was massive with about a hundred thousand people swarming the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the over ten thousand exhibitors, the booth babes, the Toyota Truck Trend off road proving ground, and the Continental Tire Motor Trend proving ground.
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Las Vegas Convention Center
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SEMA Front Hall 2
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LVCC South Halls
There are 11 main sections or motorsports categories covered at the SEMA show. They include Business Services, Hot Rod Alley, Car Care & Accessories, Performance Tires & Wheels, Mobile Electronics & Technology, Restoration Marketplace, Racing & Performance, Tools & Equipment,  Trucks SUVs & Off-Road, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
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Hilton Hotel & Skyline
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Custom Nissan 350Z
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Seven Apple Motorcars
From what I've read, the SEMA show has exhibitors from the automotive, truck, sport utility vehicle (SUV), marine and Recreational Vehicle (RV) industries. I must have missed the marine and RV sections. All I saw was the most eclectic collection of cars, trucks, SUVs, performance parts, electronic gadgets, exotic rides, concept vehicles, female promotional models, international attendees with a sprinkling of motorcycles, celebrities and an explosive detection dog from the Las Vegas bomb squad.
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Mothers Polishes & Waxes
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Arc Audio Ford Mustang
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Classic Cadillac
Some of the celebrities I saw at the show were Danica Sue Patrick from Indycar racing, Wee Man from Jackass, the comedians from "Whose Line Is It Anyway", Kat Von D from LA Ink, the rapper 50 Cent from G-Unit, Matt Leinart from the Arizona Cardinals football team, Jay Leno from "The Tonight Show", Magnus Samuelsson from the "World's Strongest Man" competition, Jerome “Junk Yard Dog” Williams from the Detroit Pistons, DJ Funkmaster Flex, Coach Barry Switzer, the rapper Rich Boy, the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. rap groupd, and Brian Deegan the freestyle motoX stunt rider.
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Pirelli Yellow Lamborghini
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Live TV Show Recording
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Overhaulin' TLC Show

To watch a short video clip of the Overhaulin' TLC television show being recorded live at SEMA 2007, click on the link below. The clip runs about 30 seconds long, has a file size of 3.6 megabytes, and is encoded in the Windows Media (WMV) format. Be sure to turn the volume on your speakers down, it was a bit loud inside the Overhaulin' tent with all the grinding and welding going on.

Overhaulin' TLC TV Show Live Recording @ SEMA 2007 Video Clip
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SEMA @ The LVCC
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Sony Xplod Truckblog
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South Hall & North Hall
The 2007 AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) was also taking place at the same time as SEMA during the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW). Since the SEMA show was so massive and time consuming, we never got a chance to go check it out at the Sands Expo center attached to the Venetian Hotel & Casino.
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Full Throttle Kustomz
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Custom Scion xB
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Optima Batteries Corvette
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Performance Autosport Inc.
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Ford Mustang GT 700 KR
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Scion Convertible


 
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Scion xB City Safari Custom
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Scion tC Electric Glowing Body
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Auto Concept Elite Scion xB
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Team Hybrid Scion
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Innovate Motorsports
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Funk Master Flex SS
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Ford Airflow Research
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MR Technology Booth
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Power Flow Injen Technology
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Yellow Ford GT Supercar
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Dodge Viper V10 Engine
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Ford GT Engine Bay
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A Tech Motorsports
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Seibon Carbon Fiber Parts
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Powder Blue Mazda RX-7
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Carbon Fiber Door Panel
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PLX Devices - Displays
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Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood
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PLX Honda S2000
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Painted With BASF Finish
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Infiniti V6 Engine
For the photography enthusiasts I thought I'd mention that these photos were taken with my new Canon S5 IS with a 430EX external flash on top. The 2007 SEMA show was a real workout for the camera and flash but they performed flawlessly.
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Classic Black Cadillac
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Cobb Performance Parts
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Teraflex Suspensions
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Custom Classic Mustang
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GT Motoring Honda S2000 RR
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Proliance Parts Chaser Project
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Shelby Cobra Super Snake
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Shelby Super Snake Alloy Wheels
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Ford Cobra GT 500 Engine
To watch a short video clip compilation from my days at the SEMA 2007 show, click on the link below. The movie is encoded in the Windows Media (WMV) format, runs about a minute long and has a file size of just over 6 megabytes (mb).

SEMA 2007 Las Vegas Convention Center Show Floor Video Clip Compilation

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Dupli-Color Custom Hatchback
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SPEC Clutches & Wheels
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Hot Wheels 40th Anniversary
For more pictures check out the other 10 pages of my SEMA 2007 gallery and my other updates such as the South Florida International Auto Show, the NOPI Nationals Import Car Show, the DUB Magazine Automotive Show & Concerts, the Tower Shops Car Show, and the Vizcaya Village Antique Auto Show.

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