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Using exclusive Jeep® Performance Parts (JPP) and custom accessories, Mopar designers transformed a 2020 Jeep® Gladiator into a fun concept vehicle for serious mountain bikers - the Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Concept.
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The Jeep Gladiator “Top Dog” Looks Like It Will Steal Your Lunch Money

Every year in Las Vegas, thousands gather to check out a whole slew of aftermarket special vehicle parts at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show. This is a car-and-truck nerd’s paradise. Every possible way you could ever dream up your favorite vehicle, someone has made the parts to fulfill your dreams. SEMA is rad. …
A custom El Camino sits in the grass
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Minnesota Car Builder may Get His Own Hot Wheels at SEMA

It has been said that many car enthusiasts get hooked on their automotive passion when they are very young and only one dollar at a time. That is because many auto enthusiasts start collecting Hot Wheels when they are young. Hot Wheels only cost about a dollar each, and they can be faithful representations of …
SEMA Show graphic centered on the screen
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SEMA Organizers Say on With the Show, While Skeptics Are Unsure

SEMA is the Specialty Equipment Market Association. They hold an annual show in Las Vegas that is huge. Most companies in the automotive aftermarket segment have either been there, or want to be there for each event, or have at least heard about it. The SEMA show is a big deal. There are thousands of …
A yellow, custom, DeTomaso Pantera is parked before an ocean view.
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Ringbrothers to Defend Builder Crown, If SEMA Actually Happens

Ringbrothers is an automotive custom shop based out of Wisconsin. In recent years the company has received a lot of praise for the builds that they bring to the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. In fact, last year, they were the champions of the Battle of the Builders competition, which is awarded during SEMA. …
A side view of the Sea Scape Expedition concept
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Former SEMA Award Winner For Sale

The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show is a big deal. The SEMA show, as it is commonly called, brings representatives from thousands of automotive aftermarket companies across the nation, and even across the globe. New automotive products and entire product lines are launched at this event. To show some of these new products best, …
2018 LGE-CTS Motorsports SEMA Ford Expedition
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Go Beyond the Pavement With This Overland SEMA Ford Expedition

While some SEMA builds, like the electric Chevy E-10 and Dodge D200 Lowliner, are high-end one-offs, quite a few are built with more attainable parts. For this year’s show, Ford brought in an armada of F-150s, Super-Duties, and Rangers to show off just how customizable the automaker’s trucks were. And the most common build theme …
2020 Ford Ranger RTR parked in desert
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Ford Ranger RTR Is an Inexpensive Off-Road Upgrade

Although hard-core off-road racers like the Ford F-150 Raptor and PaxPower Ranger Raptor have a passionate following, not everyone wants or needs a Baja Trophy Truck. At the same time, potential overlanders may want to haul their Rangers to haul campers with a bit more speed. For those in that middle ground, Ford may have …
2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition parked at construction site
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Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt SEMA Debut

SEMA isn’t only about aftermarket companies and crazy modifications. Sometimes, displays at the show turn into vehicles people can buy straight from the factory. A few years ago, Chevrolet teamed up with work-apparel company (and also Michigan-based) Carhartt to create a concept based on the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. Now, at this year’s SEMA, a new …
Nissan Frontier Desert Runner SEMA Custom
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Nissan Frontier Desert Runner: Japanese SEMA Raptor

The current Nissan Frontier may be old enough to have played the original Final Fantasy VII, but it’s a surprisingly popular, dependable mid-size pickup. It’s also one of the few trucks that still offer a manual transmission. Nissan recently announced that the next year would bring an updated Frontier. But for this year’s SEMA, Nissan …