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Click on an event feature image above or scroll down and select an event posting. Once on event gallery pages, click any thumbnail image to view larger versions.  AutoPhocus.com is all about great pictures of cool cars.  All… Continue reading

2016 SEMA Show

One of the greatest automotive aftermarket trade shows on earth returned to Las Vegas, Nevada.  I believe this is the 49th annual SEMA Show and it has taken place in Las Vegas since 1977.  This show covers quite a few… Continue reading

SEMA Show, November 2015

I spent a couple days at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas checking out the latest trends and unusual creations.

On this and the three linked pages, there is a total of about 430 photos.  Click the thumbnail image… Continue reading

SEMA Show, Nov 5, 2014

One of the greatest automotive extravaganzas takes place annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The 2014 rendition of the SEMA Show was just as outrageous as ever.  Bolt-on fender extensions seem to be quite popular on all kinds of… Continue reading

Valley Cruisers – Pahrump, NV, May 24-2014

Here are a few of the “new and unusual faces” that showed up for the Memorial Day weekend 2014 Valley Cruisers Show.  This event had a nice variety of traditional street rods, customs, antiques, sports and muscle cars, and more than a sprinkling of rat rods of various sizes.   My personal favorite was Continue reading

SEMA Show, November 6, 2013

For the last couple of years I’ve consider skipping the SEMA Show, thinking there’s nothing really new out there, and I couldn’t afford to take the time away from work.  But when I think about what will be taking place so close to where I live, I just can’t resist being immersed in the wide variety of over-the-top customs, personalized exotics, and the country’s finest pro-touring corner-carvers, not to mention seeing what’s new in the industry and keeping an eye out for new business opportunities.  As usual, the 2013 SEMA Show was simply mesmerizing!  Continue reading

Horizon Mart Show, Pahrump, NV, October 6, 2012

This was a nice parking lot show with decent turnout and a number of new (to me) entries.

Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational – Nov 5, 2011

Held on the Saturday immediately after the Las Vegas SEMA Show, this is the fourth OUSCI event held at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada. Unusually cold temps arrived on the last day of the SEMA Show, and some OUSCI participants braved snowy conditions while driving over the mountains to Pahrump, while most others took the longer, low elevation route.  Continue reading

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